We spent 2 weeks in November/December 2012 in this lovely and well situated apartment in Funchal at a very reasonable rate for the quality. Unfortunately the weather was mixed so we didn’t use the pool which was very tempting. Lovely clean pool area and terrace with views of Funchal and the port. Interesting to watch the cruise ships coming in and out on a daily basis.
The apartment had nice gardens and was very quiet apart from the school to the rear – but that didn’t bother us too much.
Our one bedroom apartment (in Alto Lagar) was spacious with a lovely corner terrace and good views (if you have a front facing apartment). Bedroom could have done with more drawer space. Wardrobe good with plenty of hangers.
Lounge area – comfortable but don’t expect a lot of stations on the TV. Inwinter you may require to hire a heater.
Kitchen – very small and lack of workspace (this could be fitted out better). Also very basic equipment level.
Lovely clubhouse next to the pool area with tv, books and sofa, etc to relax. Wifi available here but not in the apartments.
Roni, the receptionist was extremely helpful on our arrival and gave us a lot of information regarding local buses, shops, etc. (important – as the apartment complex is situated up steep hills and walking up and down for some could be taxing!!) Not very suitable for push chairs or people who don’t like walking.
A few local shops for food – but you have to walk up and down hills! You can do a big shop in the Funchal supermarket Pingo Doce, Anadia, in the main street.
The local small bus tours were very good, reasonably priced and cover most of the island. We would not recommend hiring a car unless you like small twisting roads.
We liked the situation of the apartments as they are above the old town – which was, for us, the most interesting and one of the most traditional parts of Funchal – compared to the hotel area (to the right of the port) which seemed to us very commercialised and did not have much character. There are good restaurants and cafes/bars in the old town and this is mostly a residential area.
You can take a local bus up to walk some of the Levadas or visit the many gardens or take the interesting cable car from Funchal.
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