We stayed here for 8 nights and had an amazing time. We arranged a transfer from the airport with the manager and all went smoothly. Hugo checked us in and welcomed us with a glass of Madeira. The apartments are new and everything inside and out is immaculate. I think you can judge a place by the quality of the towels they provide and these were large, thick and fluffy.
Things you need to know; there are no shops nearby, so we paid in advance for breakfast on our first morning (it works out cheaper to pay in advance). We had arrived late afternoon so had planned to eat in the restaurant anyway on our first night The bus to Funchal stops next to the apartment, but you will have to buy a ticket the first time you go down to Funchal, once there you can buy a card and put as many trips on as you wish.
The housekeeper was very friendly and did an excellent job during our stay. Our only criticism of the facilities in the apartment was the lack of a corkscrew! Hugo however, was always happy to open a bottle for us and he used to bring us complimentary hors’douvres when we ate in the apartment.
The other things which would have been useful in the apartment were a colander, grater and peeler (I always take my own peeler) there was a welcome gift of Madeira, cake, honey and water on arrival.
We also arranged car hire for 4 days during our stay through the manager as she had recommended. The car arrived as promised with all the necessary insurance, so that they did not even need to see a credit card. The car was useful for seeing other areas. Before the end of our break we had worked out how to get back to the airport by bus, so we didn’t need the return transfer. All in all a wonderful holiday.
Location perfect for views across the bay and access to the town via bus or cable car was ideal for our stay.