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“Superb apartment with lovely harbour view”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Mstir7
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb apartment with lovely harbour view”
Reviewed 9 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment was spacious, fully equipped and very comfortable. The owner, Gerardo , provides everything to make his visitors' stay convenient and enjoyable. We particularly appreciated the welcome tour of the apartment. Gerardo also kindly provided some food for a snack and breakfast, as well as some local Madeiran Christmas specialities. He made sure we could contact him easily if we had any questions or needed information. The apartment had been so well prepared that we did not have any problems, but Gerardo called in once or twice, just in case. He does everything he can to ensure his visitors have a relaxed stay.

This is the best rental property we have stayed in, with the highlight being the view of the harbour from the lounge window and bedroom balcony, which is especially lovely at night with the twinkling lights of Funchal.

We were fortunate to be able to watch the fireworks to celebrate the New Year from the roof of the building. That was an unforgettable experience. We were in one of the best places to enjoy the display.

The apartment has a good location, away from the main hotel districts in Funchal. The most popular restaurant area is about 15 minutes walk away through the lovely cobbled streets of the Old Town. We know Funchal quite well and enjoyed being so close to the town and not having to get a bus in and out as we have done in the past when eating out at night or heading off on an excursion by day.

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Liked best: The space
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words about our service. Our main goal is to provide to our guests the best services in order to deserve their trust and aiming for then to come back!!
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ranmor23
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“VERY PLEASED WITH HIGH STANDARD”
Reviewed 22 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Spacious clean and comfortable 2 bed apartment with good view of harbour from main bedroom balcony It was also well equipped even including a PC. .Gerardo was very friendly and provided a nice welcome pack and arranged taxi to and from airport which was much appreciated The apartment is located up a very steep hill[but this is Funchal} about 20 minutes walk to old town but longer on way back! We usually took a taxi back at night at a cost of 6 euros but had to direct driver on 4 out out of 5 times despite writing down address.The beds were a little on the firm side but this is just a matter of personal taste Overall more than happy with accomodation

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Liked best: Standard of appartment
Liked least: The steep hill
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
23 Nov 2015
It is a great reward for us to read this words of satisfaction of our guests. We always try hard to provide a great stay to our guests.
We hope to see you and your family again.
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R N
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Spent a week here from July 30th to August 6th 2015.
More than pleased with everything about this accommodation.
Geraldo, our landlord for the week was as good as gold. We never saw him unless we needed something, then he just seemed to appear! He arranged taxi transfers to and from the airport and the cost of these was included in the booking. On arrival, Gerardo showed us around the apartment and even left us with fruit, cakes, bread, cheese, ham & fruit juice so we had something to keep us going until we hit the supermarket. The apartment itself is a gentle 10 minute walk from the seafront and town which is just far enough away. €4-5 taxi ride back from town. It is beautifully well appointed and every mod cons you would want at home. It was nice to do all our washing there meaning there was none to be done when we got home.
Funchal itself is lovely. Great climate and quite cheap if travelling from the UK.
Would go back and would definitely look to stay here again.

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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
It is a great reward for us to read this words of satisfaction of our guests. We always try hard to provide a great stay to our visitors.
We look forward to hearing from you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: the attention to detail with which the host looked after us
Liked least: the mattresses were a bit firm, so may not be to everyone's taste
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
Thank you for choosing Palheiro Residence for your recent stay in Funchal. We have read your comments about Palheiro Residence and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
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93maureen
Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“spotless,well equipped with beautiful furnishings and modern appartment.”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

free transfers from airport and met by very friendly and helpful owner , Gerardo at apartment..Gerardo kindly took us to supermarket where we could stock-up and he obtained medication for me one morning. Comfortable flat in new building brand new quality furniturewith lift and use of lap-top.tv etc. Well equipped kitchen.Balconies .carpark for car if needed. Least liked rather firm beds Quiet environment. Buses nearby needed as return walk from Funchal centre uphill ,as a 73yr old. Madeira interesting and beautiful. Plenty to do.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 May 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words about Palheiro Residence. It is with great joy that we have read your review. We are looking forward to hearing from you again.

See you soon! We hope!
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asnook2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Gerardo was an excellent host. Flat is very comfortable and comprehensively fitted out.
Walk down the hill is very steep, but that's Madeira.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Feb 2015
Thank you for choosing Palheiro Residence for your recent stay in Funchal. We have read your comments about Palheiro Residence and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
David B
Ampthill, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quite excellant service, location on a steep hill down to the old town.”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed just over 3 weeks for Christmas and new year. Gerardo was an excellent host providing fresh milk and a welcome food hamper on arrival, after being picked up from the airport without an extra charge, and all luggage transferred to the apartment on our arrival. All towels changed twice a week, and a full clean and bed linen change weekly. We found that the DVD player was faulty, but Gerardo replaced the payer within a couple of hours with a brand new unit! Note: the best bakery on Madeira plus butcher and general store is just a 10 min walk away from the apartment, as you leave turn right and right again up a slight hill. There is also a lovely small restaurant down the hill 2 blocks away proving simple but excellent Madeiran seafood and meat dishes with views of the harbour. New Years Eve view of the fireworks on the roof superb, helped by a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Hill to the old town is steep, but taxis back are only 6-8 Euros. Heartily recommended.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy to know that you and family enjoyed your stay at Palheiro Residence. We are looking forward to hearing from you again in the near future.
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