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“New world charm in 'old town' Funchal”
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Absolutely fantastic,  just for our guest´s use
Enjoying a cool beer by the pool, great ....
Jasmim, cozy living room with comfort and taste...
Spacey and tastefully decorated this place....
All you need at Jasmim apartment ...
A whole sight of the place at Jasmim...you will love it...
How nice this small detail at Jasmim bedroom...
You will love to sleep here, so calm and quiet...
Your meals at Jasmim dinning area...smells good....
The place for you to prepare your own meals...
Entrance of Jasmim,  among fruit trees and vine yards...
In front of Jasmim apartment, a nice detail...
Beautiful and typical banana tree by the pool...
Blooming flowers in front of the apartments...
Smells good in this kitchen (Magnolia)
Magnolia´s modern bathroom
After a long day, enjoy your rest in front of the apartments
Fantastic place with a unique view ....from the terrace...
Orchid´s comfortable sitting room for your leisure
Enjoy your meals in this dining place (Orquid) ...
So calm and quiet at Orchid´s bedroom...
The best Orchid´s dreams in this place .....
A global look of the Orchid´s apartment...
Private modern WC inside the apartment Orchid
The private balcony just for the Orchid apartment...
Enjoy the view while having your meals at the Orchid...
Brethtaking view over the city and harbour...
So private and nice staying here...
Uau, fantastic ocean view from your balcony...
What to say about this...??Unique...
You will never get tired of watching this view...
Pitangas and the Orchid´s archades on the top of the house...
Such a traditional entrance from the Quinta Esperança...
The view from the gardens...sea all around...
So nice, what´s this ??
Let me introduce you Lavender apartment...!!
Bright, beautiful, comfortable, what else??
A single bed that can turn into a double one...
Soft colors makes your rest even deeper...
Uau, it is looking gorgeous...
What to say, absolutely gorgeous...
Details and ...
Details...
Hummmm....
Missing words...
Everything matches here....
Brightness everywhere...
So nice and colorful...
Simple but comfortable sitting room...
Another nice details...
Sitting room and kitchen, all you need is here...
Totally equipped kitchen for your meals...
The door connecting directly to the gardens...
Very well organized this Lavender apartment...
So nice...
Lavender´s bathroom..
Another detail from there...
Outside Lavender´s apartment for your meals and rest...
A tipical details from Madeira houses...banana tree..
The main entrance of the mannor house...
There it is, so nice this area outside ...
The whole house, with Lavender on the ground floor and the Orchid apartment on the top floor...
The Quinta seen from outside and the main gate
Lavender apartment prepared with a double bed
Airy and bright apartment with double bed
The outside area private to Lavender apartment
Great view from Lavender apartment
So nice this exterior area....
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Condo/Apartment -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Graham K
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“New world charm in 'old town' Funchal”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Orchid is one of Quinta Esperanca's
five apartments that all offer individual accommodation, themed furnishings and a trademark picture postcard view over Funchal harbour.

Of the five, Orchid probably has the most traditional, mature feel. Dark wood. Chandelier lighting. A fashionably retro fabric screen dividing the bed area from the circular dining table, glass display cabinet and writing desk.

It's just one of the themes that the owners - Helena and Roberto - have created as their labour of love continues to restore, refurbish and reinvent this 1930's building. It looks out over Funchal old town's resurgence as an antidote to the flashy hotel complexes and designer retainers out west beyond the harbour.

And Orchid is the quinta's only apartment to have its own private balcony - separated from the beautiful communal balcony by a pair of latched louvre doors.

That's why we chose it. And yes, in my most antisocial 'breakfast' moments, it gave me the same magnificent view without the risk of having to meet or talk to anyone. I need moments like that ... my wife is far better and chattier in the mornings.

But did the offer of total privacy stop us from taking our dinner through to the communal balcony? Oh no! We made good use of both.

They gave us the chance to watch the skies darken and the town lights flicker on over bottles of wine with meat, cheese and sweet cakes from the local shops.

From there you can watch the world go by - or Funchal at any rate. See the Porto Santo ferry pull out in the morning as the church bells ring out, the streets warm up, and the fresh croissants go down.

Look down and you will see the quinta's mango, banana, citrus fruit trees trees and the bougainvillea arbour that screen the swimming pool in the beautifully manicured gardens.

And if you're not hooked by then, maybe you never will be.

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jame
england
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The hours spent trawling the Internet for a rental property with heart and style in Funchal was well worth the effort. My friend and I stayed in the Lavender Apartment for nine nights and in our opinion was the best, although all the apartments are wonderful, especially the orchid apartment. The lavender apartment opened out onto its own paved terrace and was very private. We enjoyed many lunches with local wine and bread bought from a small supermarket and wonderful bakery just a short walk away and the old town of Funchal was only a ten minute walk away where we sampled the delights of local food. The garden has lots of nooks and crannies where you can escape for a quite read or siesta. Roberto and Helena, the owners of this beautiful retreat were welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be returning next year. Many thanks for re-juvenating two women that needed a rest!!

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Management Response
3 Apr 2014
Dear friends...
It has been our honor to be your choice among so many offers around Madeira...and we are happy to see you were not disappointed for staying with us during your holidays...
Indeed, Lavender apartment is a small but very cozy apartment, enjoying a fantastic and very private outside area....the sea view from there is calm and relax, glad to hear you were "re-juvenated"...
Thank you again for staying with us, and for all your kindness...
We wish you all the best and can't wait to welcome you again...
Helena and Roberto.
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jenny v
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Every review was right”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Lovely place to stay. Not surrounded by other hotels or apartment blocks. Above the old town. Bus stop right outside. Studios very comfortable. Lovely outside areas. Fantastic shared balcony looking down on to the town and harbour. Easy with a car to get from here around the island.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bryanjNor...
Poringland, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really BOOTIFUL as they say where I'm from”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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It's difficult to know exactly what to say about this wonderful quinta that hasn't been said already, but I will tell you that the apartment,Orchid, was fully equipped I never had to buy a thing, even coat hangers were of a high quality, an item which I'd considered bringing from the UK but no need,truly everything has been thought about in great detail, beautiful glasses ,crockery,cutlery this was all of a high standard.
I've only stayed in hotels when travelling abroad, but have got to say,that this place has changed my mind about ,'Self Catering'. It's great,I agree with everything that anyone has said about this place,with the exception of one,maybe, !
Buses,taxis are plentiful,and a wonderful Butcher,grocer,and baker are only a 2 minute walk away,other clients have said about the views,gardens,quietness,and friendliness of the hosts Helena and Roberto, and will only add that all this is true,thanks for reading this,and just book it,you won't be disappointed ....honest

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Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
19 Feb 2014
Dear friends...we simply loved to meet you both...you are genuinely friendly, absolutely loving people that anyone loves to welcome as guests...
Thank you so much for your detailed review and kind words...surely will help us with future guests...
We are really happy to see that you are enjoying your stay with us and only hope you will come back very soon...
Wish you both all the best and keep safe...
Warm regards,
Helena and Roberto.
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Chui13
Bude, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Simply beautiful, we will return”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

This beautiful property lovingly restored to a high standard by owners Helena and Roberto, is the perfect place from which to enjoy Madeira. We stayed in Orchid apartment which has stunning views from its balcony over Funchal towards the harbour. The location is excellent, away from the busy tourist area, and close to the old town with an easy walk to the sea front. The apartments and gardens are all beautifully renovated (we saw inside several of them) and very well appointed, and the owners are very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Altogether a lovely tranquil place to stay, and we are already making plans to return.

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Liked best: The beautiful bacony view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Feb 2014
So happy to hear this nice comment from you...
Thank you so much for staying with us, and making such a positive review...we will go on renovating our space , to ensure the best commodity for our guests.
Hope to see you soon again, and wish you all the best.
Kind regards,
helena and Roberto.
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