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Enjoy the view from your open air terrace over the palm trees & rooftops to the city & ocean
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Enjoy the view from your open air terrace over the palm trees & rooftops to the city & ocean
Open air covered terrace, your living room for your stay with us
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43 reviews
Enjoy the view from your open air terrace over the palm trees & rooftops to the city & ocean
Open air covered terrace, your living room for your stay with us
Ideal spot for breakfast what ever the weather
The view from your breakfast seating area
View from your covered terrace over the old city and out over the ocean towards the Desert Islands
A bowl of welcoming fruit to enjoy during your stay
Fully fitted kitchen with window overlooking the city and the ocean
View from Kitchen out onto open air terrace
Bedroom with its own balcony and fitted wardrobe plus remote controlled ceiling fan
Wall mounted multi channel TV with assorted books to read and easy chair to relax in.
View from your bedroom balcony over the rooftops and out over Funchal and towards the mountains.
En suite area with remote controlled Velux roof light complete with mosquito screen & roller blind.
WC, bidet plus large walk in shower area.
Spiral staircase from Terrace to Courtyard garden
The spiral staircase from courtyard garden to your covered terrace
Courtyard garden, complete with Spanish Moss air plants
View towards spiral staircase from corner of courtyard
Courtyard table and chairs next to barbeque.
Traditional pebble paved courtyard with assorted sub tropical trees and climbers
Helaconias flowering in the garden
Just a few of the Orchids in flower in the courtyard garden, along with 'Spanish Moss'
Back courtyard gate which is your private access way to and from the apartment
Access the apartment via garden gate on the left from the public alleyway. The view down over city
Enjoy the view of the sea and city of Funchal from the comfort of your sofa or arm-chair
Easy seating to take in the views from the covered terrace or watch the cruise ships come and go.
Watch the coming and going of cruise ships from your terrace
View from top of spiral staircase connecting covered terrace to the courtyard garden
The Queen Mary 2 visits Funchal, seen from the open air terrace
You will be staying close by the frequently photographed view down Calcada do Pico & out to sea
Your back garden gate accesses the pebbled courtyard garden with traditional Madeiran tiled seating.
Looking back into the apartment & out over the city from your open air covered terrace
Easy seating plus café table & chairs to help you enjoy the outdoor living of Madeira.
Café table and chairs to take breakfast or dine at or simply enjoy a glass of wine and the views
You can also sit at the breakfast bar in kitchen and take in the view out onto the covered terrace
Fitted kitchen with halogen hob, microwave, toaster, coffee machine & remote controlled ceiling fan
Your kitchen window has views over the city & out to sea, easy clean black granite worktops
Your kitchen sink view over the sea, coffee maker, fridge and washing machine all to hand as well.
Looking back from your bedroom towards the kitchen & out onto covered terrace.
Remote control ceiling fan above double bed for those warm nights. Lights works on 2 way switches
Double bedroom with patio doors to small balcony with luggage store cupboard, mosquito screen fitted
Wall mounted cable TV with 120 channels, plus easy chair and mirrored wardrobe in bedroom
Luxury en-suite shower room, WC & Bidet. Auto close Velux window. Solar panel heats all hot water
Quinta das Cruzes museum & gardens are located a few minutes walk down the road from your apartment
The Pico fort (currently closed) is just around the corner from the alleyway
Another view from the local Pico Castle grounds looking towards the mountains, castle walls on right
View from the Pico Castle grounds located just above your apartment
View from local Castle looking over the city and out to sea
Flower festival in full swing
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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SPJones
Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Lovely apartment in a good location with an amazing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We spent a week in the apartment in June. We have been to Madeira previously and stayed in the Monumental Lido area. It was much better being very close to the middle of Funchal. The town centre was a few minutes' walk down a steep hill. The owner was very friendly and helpful, but also unobtrusive. He provided us with a welcome pack of groceries including a large basket of local fruit, and also offered a lift to and from the airport if needed. The apartment itself is very stylish and has a large shady verandah with a stunning view over Funchal. It was possible to see the hillsides above Funchal including Monte, the harbour, the Deserted Islands on the horizon, as well as Funchal. I would most definitely recommend this apartment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Quite a noisy location - as you would expect near a town centre
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Many thanks for your kind review, I am please to hear you prefered our location to the Monumental Lido area (I have to admit I do agree with you & it is one of many reasons we chose this historical area of Funchal to live in over the modern concrete apartments further out of town)
I look forward to maybe one day welcoming you both back here again as it is always great to have such pleasant guests as yourselves staying with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The cleanliness and the view.
Liked least: Funchal dogs barking in the distance on two or three occasions. But that's life.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Apr 2014
Many thanks for your review we look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future
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ExtremeCo...
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great apartment away from the hotel zone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We were looking for somewhere to stay other than one of the large hotels within walking distance of the centre of Funchal - this was a great choice. Located 10 minutes' walk up the (steep) hill, the apartment provides fantastic views of the harbour and coastline. Handy for shops and restaurants, with some local convenience stores a couple of minutes' walk away and larger supermarkets a little further distance (Pingo Doce at Dolce Vita shopping centre). The booking process was very straightforward and we were provided with very detailed directions from the airport as we had hired a car. We always managed to find a parking space just up the hill from the apartment, and it took less than 5 minutes' drive to reach the motorway. Michael was a very friendly host, unobtrusive but always on hand to provide advice if asked, including driving tours and local restaurants. We tried Restaurant Espaco on Rua da Carreira on his recommendation - the fish and espetada were both excellent and portions very generous. India House across the street was also a very good choice if you want something different to the usual Madeiran fare. The apartment itself was very comfortable and as it looks in the photos, the balcony was a particularly pleasant space from which to enjoy the view with a glass of wine in hand. The WiFi connection was strong and reliable throughout our stay. There were plenty of walking options within an hour's drive, with plenty of maps and guides available in the apartment to help plan your day. We hope to return soon!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The balcony with a view
Liked least: There were a few noisy dogs nearby but they did not bother us particularly and did not disturb a good night's sleep
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Mar 2014
Many thanks for your comprehensive review, it is always a pleasure to know that our guests enjoyed their stay and nice to have you confirm that what you saw on the website was what you found when you arrived. Just a note there are several routes back up to the apartment, some not quite so steep as others but maybe a slightly longer and less direct route to walk, however as other guests have said there is always something interesting to look at both on your walks up from and down into town. We definitely look forward to welcoming you again should you ever decide to return to Madeira one day.
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quaestor1...
Ludlow England
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A ray of sunshine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This was our first visit to Madeira & it exceeded all our expectations. Climate, walking, flora, & fresh food. Lustre was added to our trip by this stylish apartment in an attic conversion in an old building on the hill above the town. Here one gets a flavour of the everyday life of Funchal. The view is spectacular. In the daytime boats come & go and the sun shimmers on the sea. At night the lights of the town are spread out below and on the hillside above.

Michael is a charming, helpful, and unobtrusive host who does everything possible to ensure his guests enjoy their stay.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The view
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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?
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Management Response
21 Mar 2014
Many thanks for the thoughtful review, am very pleased Madeira lived up to expectations for you both and also glad that your stay with us went so well. Thankyou for being such charming guests and we hope to see you both again one day maybe?
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The location and having such a kind unintrusive and helpful host.
Liked least: Honestly cannot put anything here
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Feb 2014
Many thanks for your detailed and thoughtful review, likewise would be very pleased to see you again back here next year maybe
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Joanne R
Herts, UK
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78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Perfect for couples.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We loved this apartment. It is located in the real Funchal about 10 minutes walk down to the sea front. The views from the main terrace are stunning - north to Monte and south to the sea. Perfect for enjoying the sun rise or set over Funchal. The apartment itself is clean, modern and very well equipped. There is a little terrace in the bedroom with pretty views and a fantastic modern shower room with a powerful walk in shower. There's a little shop nearby and plenty of good bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk. Michael, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and gave us advise on restaurants and things to do. He also took us up to Eira dos Serrado one morning to save us a long bus trip. Overall a wonderful place to stay to experience Madeira- thank you.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Feb 2014
Many thanks for your kind and thoughtful review, we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again one day.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
28 Nov 2013
Thanks for the review, hope maybe to see you again one day, best regards
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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