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Living room.
Living room.
Main bedroom with double bed.
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
The bedroom balcony.
Small and quaint bedroom suitable for a child until 12 years old.
Bathroom with shower.
Bathroom.
Bathroom with Shower
Bathroom.
Reading area and sitting nook.
Reading and relaxing corner.
Reading area and stairs.
Washing/drying machine and dishwasher.
Microwave/oven, kettle, fridge, toaster...
Balcony of the apartment
Cable tv, free Wifi, dvd.
Balcony
Balcony with city & sea view.
Watch tower of Palácio de São Lourenço.
City centre.
Benches in Avenida Arriaga.
An edemic species from the Laurissilva, known as pride of Madeira.
An inhabitant of Laurissilva.
Ponta de São Lourenço, the eastern point of the Island.
A few minutes before sunrise in the mountain track between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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247isr
Lund, Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The perfect basecamp for exploring Funchal and Madeira.”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The perfect basecamp for exploring Funchal and Madeira. Excellent facilities and close to city-centre, shopping, public transports.

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Liked best: Everything catered for; central location for communications, shopping etc.
Liked least: Could have used an outdoor thermometer...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Traveland...
Vancouver, BC
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Loved the apartment - one of our favorites!”
Reviewed 24 November 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Stayed for 4 nights in June 2014.

Location: Central. Right in the city centre. Surrounded by restaurants and shops and only a couple blocks away from the main bus strip for easy public transportation access. Airport transfer not necessary as the shuttle connection is easy and close.

Accomodation: Had the entire two floor apartment with balcony to ourselves. Just as nice in-person as the pictures online. It was huge. Clean. Comfortable couch and bed. Bathroom was small but modern. Only small niggle was the limited hot water (not enough to wash my hair, or for me and my husband to shower right after each other even though we were very quick).

Amenities: well functioning A/C in bedroom only (the rest of the house does not need it). Satellite TV with an endless selection of channels. Kitchen/fridge already stocked with a few treats which was a very nice touch. Wardrobe in bedroom to hang clothes. Good wifi (except in bedroom).

Service: Outstanding. Bertha & Pedro were amazing. They were responsive to all our requests and Pedro in particular really went above and beyond in getting information for us.

Overall: Loved our stay here and would highly recommend and return without hesitation. Maderia is a beautiful island and we looked forward to coming back to the apartment every night after a long day of sightseeing and activities.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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linda h
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just wonderful.”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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The apartment is everything that has been previously reviewed. The place has everything one needs for a perfect stay. It is excellently equiped, well maintained, well located and very comfortable. There is nothing more you would need for a perfect stay in Madeira. It is a home from home that I would be happy to live in! I hope that I can return one day as Madeira is now one of my favourite destinations, it is clean, beautiful, the people are very friendly and the climate is wonderful.

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Trudi M
Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect location, spotless, comfortable and very well-equipped apartment”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We have just returned from two weeks staying in Mansarda dos Aranhas. The apartment provided an absolutely perfect base for our stay - it is centrally located and has a supermarket a few steps away. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need in terms of utensils and appliances, and I must say that the "welcome provisions" were very much appreciated, as we arrived very late at night having been diverted to Porto Santo to wait out a storm in Funchal. Despite this delay, Pedro was waiting to greet us at the apartment. Pedro and Berta are extremely friendly and helpful, and have obviously put a lot of thought into making their guests feel comfortable and well catered for. Thank you to you both!
In addition, the bed was extremely comfortable, the baclonies have lovely views, and the air conditioning in the bedroom was a godsend!
Back to the location: There are two restaurants a stone's throw from the apartment (House Jazz does a very nice mixed fish espedada) Just around the corner are further restaurants, shops, cafes and a beautiful garden. It is just a short walk (5 minutes or so) to the lovely Marina, and perhaps 10 or 15 minutes to the Old Town (at a slow pace, as there's much to see along the way).
We would not hesitate to return to Mansarda dos Aranhas, and have indeed already recommended it to friends.

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Julie H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just lovely”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Lots of only good things to say about this lovely little apartment;
-Location is the biggest plus, smack in the middle of the old town.
-2 sizeable balconies - one with morning sun, the other with afternoon/evening sun, guests in the 5* hotel 30 yards away could only dream of such luxury from their too-tiny-for-a-single-chair balcony (we had a dining set and a couple of lounge chairs)
-Lovely décor, and a myriad of much appreciated small touches; toiletries, food parcel (tea, water, milk, jams, cheese, butter, wine), a sewing kit, mozzy repellent....
-Hosts were super helpful and lovely to deal with
-Air conditioning in the bedroom
-Supermarket on door step

All good, a huge thank you to Berta and Pedro :o)

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Angus M
Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
70 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Best vacation rental we've ever had!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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people found this review helpful

This apartment has everything you could possibly want. It has a great location in Funchal, proximity to shops and restaurants, close to transportation (buses and taxis) - but at the same time, it's quiet.

There's lots of space and light, and everything is clean. Berta is helpful, but leaves you to your privacy. As a bonus, she also left behind some wine, crackers and cheese, cookies and a bottle of water.

We really felt at home quickly and we'd recommend this place to anyone.

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exchanges
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Little to add from previous comments. Very close to the drop-off from the airport bus and other buses. There was a problem with the wifi which Pedro fixed brilliantly within 24 hours. The hot water (as the file notes explains) isn't massive. But that is a tiny thing in what has to be the most brilliantly situated flat in Funchal with such good restaurants and cafe so close. And it's a special feeling to sit on the terrace with a morning cup of coffee and feel the city waking up. The style of decor and thought that has gone into it is so noticeable. We have such happy memories of being there and am totally confident that others will feel the same. It's amazing that something so lovely so close to everything is not only in a quiet neighbourhood but less than 100 metres from Funchal's shopping piazza.

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Your age range 65+
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