The apartment itself was excellent. Very clean (Emily keeps it good), well equipped, great views from balcony. Would stay again, but ........ the local dog population (not the apartment owners fault) is horrendously noisy, from back of seven am and of and on through out the day 'till late at night. Wax ear plugs are a must have holiday accessory.
We stayed in this apartment for 3 weeks in beautiful Madeira. We arrived to be greeted by Emily, the housekeeper, to an immaculately clean apartment. Emily had a bottle of Madeira wine & Madeira cake left for us as a welcoming touch. Manuel picked us up punctually at the airport & we also booked a tour with him which we thoroughly enjoyed. His professionalism and knowledge was exceptional.
The view from the patio is gorgeous. The walk downtown was very enjoyable but coming home is uphill all the way & can be very daunting so we took the bus or a taxi for about 5 euros, well worth it.
These are suggestions not criticisms. A thorough explanation of how things worked such as the t.v., stove & washer/ dryer would be very helpful. Basic condiments would be nice such as pepper.. Across the street there were dogs that could bark incessantly at times which could be very annoying. I do not fault the dogs but rather the owners. As a dog lover, I felt their treatment bordered on cruelty as they were never walked or let inside even when it poured and they had no shelter and very cramped quarters. Not sure what the neighbours can do about it. This was the only complaint we had. On the whole it was a very pleasant stay & I would stay there again.
A lovely air conditioned apartment in a safe central location with a beautiful view over the town. A 15 mins walk to the town centre and €4 back in a taxi. Happy days!!
I stayed in the apartment for 1 week. I loved it, great place to be based to see Funchal, walked everywhere except for a few taxis up the hill at night! Hills cannot be avoided in Funchal! Lovely clean, spacious apartment with a great kitchen, living room and balcony. The air conditioning came in very handy too! Very easy to book, pay for and was met on arrival. The recommended taxi driver was great! Would go back in a second!!!
A well specified, roomy and modern apartment.
Manuel the recommended taxi driver was excellent for trips out and transfers to the airport. Met by Emily the house keeper who explained everything - welcome cake and wine provided.
The pros - well equipped apartment; fairly central location; sea view; on-site pool.
The cons - steep walk up/down to the city centre (taxi up for the shopping c.6 euros); bedrooms a little warm (an air conditioning extension would be beneficial); lots of dogs barking - tolerable however.