Wonderful apartment great situation spoilt by building work in flat two floors below the whole
Week we were there.Would visit again if no noise!
The best holidays we had in Madeira. I will not forget the fantastic moments drinking Portuguese fabulous wine and chatting at the large terrace with excellent views to the sea nearby.
Recently stayed for two weeks in the fourth floor apartment (406). The apartment is located in a residential block in the heart of the Lido area near many restaurants and with a supermarket directly beneath the block. The apartment is very clean,spacious and well equipped. It has a large private balcony providing panoramic views of the ocean. The beds are comfortable and the Wi FI excellent. The local buses stop within 100 metres and the coastal walk ten minutes away.
There were however a number of disappointing aspects to the apartment, the lack of maintenance, a poor shower and high noise levels.
On arrival we found the shower head broken, the door could not be shut from the inside, the kitchen mixer tap spraying water and the cooker ignition not working. We reported the problems and all except the cooker were repaired within the day, the cooker ignition was never repaired. The shower when the head was repaired let the apartment down, it was difficult to regulate and provided insufficient water that mostly ran down the wall.
The main problem with the apartment is the external and internal noise. We knew the apartment had a one way road in front and the main Funchal road within 50 metres. The noise is high early morning and late evening, this can be shut out by the excellent double glazing but as the is no air conditioning the Windows need to be open. However the main noise problem comes from one of the upstairs apartments. There was the sound of door banging, a dog barking and running in the apartment and raised voices. This occurred between midnight and three or four in the morning for ten of the fourteen days we stayed (yes we counted as our irritation grew), this spoilt our holiday. I complained to the maintenance company on the third day but they stated little could be done.
I will return to Madeira but will not be contacting Charming Apartments. This is a lovely apartment that is spoilt by the noise and the shower.
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