First, the hill that the hotel is situated on is not a problem at all, unless you have mobility issues or carrying heavy load! P.S. take taxi if you arrive with luggages or rent a car. There isn't ample of on street parking around but we did not struggle to park over the seven days we have spent.
Because of it's location on the hill it is actually rewarding with views and tranquility, away from the old town noise. We were lucky to get top double room with balcony opening to Funchal and see view! Count it 10 - 15mins to go down to the old town and restaurants and 20-25min to come back by foot up the hill.
Staff - I was stunned of the warmth and welcome we got! It is actually the highlight of this hotel. The staff were truly excellent & helpful.
The room was clean, equiped with all you need except hairdryer. ..well TV didn't stream very well either but since we didn't come for TV it didn't bother.
One major disadvantage that we unfortunately got to know about thanks God only for the last few nights were thin and extremely not sound proof walls....so if you get overexcited neighbours or unpolite and unsensible with noise and time appreciation as we did - you may not sleep as well. Other than that the hotel is bargain!
Breakfast not a feast but certainly will keep you well stuffed till lunch and again to my surprise there were lots of fruits! (no eggs though for those who need them).
Other bonus was that the food store was just few minutes away down hill if you wanted to get water, wine or snacks for the evening.
So overall, better than expected!
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- Also Known As:
- Residencial Do Vale Madeira/Funchal