What a lovely hotel and the staff were exceptional. I had never been interested in staying along the hotel zone in Funchal but my mind has changed and would be more than happy to return to this hotel again. The room was lovely and big with a superb view of the sea and the promenade. We could not hear anything from the rooms around us, it was so peaceful, maybe we were lucky. The maid knew when we visited the breakfast room and ensured our room was ready on our return. Nothing was too much trouble for the reception staff and the staff at breakfast were great in teaching us to improve our Portugese. They really do appear to appreciate if you can at least say 'good morning' in Portugese.The breakfast had a varied selection of hot and cold food. The indoor pool was lovely and warm 26*c and the jacuzzi pool was excellent at massaging those muscles that from time to time can be troublesome. We do hope to return again soon.