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“Living the good life !” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa do Papagaio
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Travessa do Papagaio Verde 31, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #7 of 27 Funchal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kristiansund, Norway
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3 hotel reviews
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“Living the good life !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Fantastic place, beautiful view, peace and quiet, excelent food, and Filomena (owner)
and her crew is making the stay unforgettable. We love them.

We have been there for many years - and will go again !

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zug, Switzerland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Casa do Papagaio Verde is a wonderfull property at a perfect location near Funchal. But what made our stay unforgettable is the friendliness and hospitality that we experienced. The staff as well as the owners filled the house with such heartiness that we really felt sad as we had to leave for Germany.

Thank you so much for eyerthing, Filomena and Nyara and all the other staff!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Papagaio is a very nice cozy place. We stayed in the main building on the ground floor. You have a feeling of staying at smbd’s country house. Its territory is not huge but it is full of flowers and cats. You can relax on the chair or stay by the pool. The room is simple and spacious and clean (no fridge though!), the bathroom is clean and big enough. We have read about smell but didn't notice anything. The overall impression is that the place is not one of this modern things you meet today but it has its own character, rather personal. You have a home-like simple breakfast in the main house. Some vegetables, lettuce is from local garden. The Papagaios are very nice and very hospitable. You can get all advice you need, all the attention you may ask for. We would like to thank Filomena for her attention from the very beginning - our long mail communication. It was a pleasure to meet Filomena personally and thank her for such a nice stay.

The only drawback for us was location. It is in residential area. If you do not have a car, the way down to the beach may take you more than 40 minutes. And the journey is nothing special. So, if you look for a quiet cozy place to feel at home where nobody interferes, you have a car or a taxi to travel up and down the hill, don’t hesitate to come. Filomena and her staff will do their best to make your trip comfortable and peaceful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Staefa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We have stayed at the Casa do Papagaio Verde for the 10 last days in May 2012, and had their Self Catering Studio, on the level of the main house, above the pool level. And we opted for the daily breakfast, where nearly everything fresh came from the house garden.

The Studio was impeccable, spacious and quite suitably furnished. Beds are good, bathroom is good, view out the glass doors is breathtaking, kitchenette and fridge are ok (although we had no ambitions to do three-star-cooking here, we normally went hiking and then for a late lunch, and had just some wine and bits for dinner here).

There are dogs barking on the whole hill (as reported by several people here), there must be hundreds of them (though during the night there was usually silence).
Casa Papagaio has some dogs also, but these are normally quiet and very friendly too. There are a number of cats as well, some of them very shy, some a bit on the nosey side (two of them stole one evening our prepared dinner: a plate of sliced salmon. But this was our own fault, and cats are cats, and therefore we did not even tell the owner; but who would't welcome an occasion to loose weight quasi for free).

As a resumee: a magnificent house, very friendly and caring people, i would recommend this place to everybody seeking a stilish but quiet place high above the center of Funchal.

And again to Doña Filomena and her team: Thank you for a wonderful stay in Funchal.

Ruth and Heinz, Staefa, Switzerland

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Proprietário at Casa do Papagaio, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind words about the Casa Papagaio and the Studio Apartment. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our staff and facilities too.
We are situated in the Funchal countryside, and as we are on a hill the barking also seems to echo which makes it seem like there are more dogs in the area than there actually are.

We look forward to receiving you at the Casa in the near future.

Kind regards
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Loule, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

After a lively e-mail conversation we were offered the upper suite
apartment.
It is very modern and comfortable. So new that there are no pictures on the
wall yet.
And a couple of brackets on the wall or the back of the doors should be
nice, although there is plenty of storing room.
It was very nice to stay there.
Coming home after a tiring day the rooms are brought in order ( your night
dress is draped on your bed in a very artistic way .And you can refresh
yourself under a marvelous shower.
.The location is fine when you rent a car. And when you don’t, there is
enough public transport available on short distance. You can get even a taxi
on call to bring you to town for just 7 or 8 euros. on the most.
The gardens are well looked after by Felomena´s husband, until late in
the evening!
We thank Felomena and her staff for the pleasant stay .We can recommend it
to anybody who prefers a quiet environment with a nice sea view.

Tips. shopping center "forum de Madeira" is easy to rerached by bus (24) you also have good restaurants on the topfloor.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Proprietário at Casa do Papagaio, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our new Upper Suite Apartment, which is indeed very quiet and has spectacular sea views. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and are equally happy that the Apartment past your expectations.

Kind regards.
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Oslo, Norway
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17 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

First of all I most say that we had high expectations based upon the previous reviews at Tripadvisor, and in many ways Casa Papagoia delivered.

Starting with the positives the owner (Filomena) welcomed us with a glass of wine and gave us a small tour of the house. She is very nice. The day after we met Nyara who helped us with what to do around the island. Also a very nice girl. Our favorite was however the maid (it annoyes us that we did not catch her name). She must me one of the most charming girl we have ever met and makes a killer scramble egg! Hope to see you at Kapp Verde some day! :)

The main house it self is cosy and the breakfast area is worth getting up to. The organic breakfast is something I will remember for a while ( I belive most of what we ate was from the garden (what a lovely idea).

To be honest I have been dreading this review since I feel that the staff are so great. I must however be honest and also tell the bad. I get the feeling the the previous bad reviews are coming from guests that have been living in the same seperate apartmenthouse we lived in. This two floor apartment is the most expensive of the rooms/apartments and the homepage gives you an impression that this is the best room they have. Well, this is not true. After getting to know the other guest we quickly realised that we had the most outdated apartment. Small things like a distinguished smell (like it has not been used for a while), no heating (everything was very cold), no livingroom table (which made us only use the upstairs part of the aparment) and no internet connection (I had to work, but couldn`t) and though a beautiful sea view - we woke up from construction work and dogs each morning (cant blame the dogs, they where lovely at day time). The worst part most of been the fact that this is a self catering apartment, but the kitchen fascilities are simply to bad to make you want to make anything there. We where glad we where offered breakfast in the mornings, though we got a slight shock when receiving a bill for this later. (please inform future guest of this).

I do not wish to scare people off from this Bed and breakfast, because it really is a nice place to stay. Please just remember to ask for one of the newer Studio`s by the pool.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Proprietário at Casa do Papagaio, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your comment and compliments regarding our friendly staff. They are very grateful for your kind words and would like you to know that it was an absolute pleasure having you at the Casa Papagaio. Our aim is to make our guests as comfortable as possible in order for them to have a pleasant stay.

We appreciate your comment regarding the Apartment that you stayed in, and have since made some changes including adding a small table next to the sofa in the lounge area and improving the kitchenette area, in order to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to have the Wi-Fi in the Apartments, but we continue to have this service in the Main House and in the garden in front of the Main House, as per our website.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused while we were making changes and improving the garden area in front of the Apartment, but the changes had to be made during Spring and the result is wonderful. The garden looks beautiful.

The Apartments are always rented out on a self-catering basis as per your reservation, but our guests have the option of having Breakfast served at the Main House for an extra cost, if they wish.

Thank you for your recommendations regarding our Studio Apartments by the pool.
The Apartment that you stayed in is also highly recommended as it is surrounded by trees and flowers in the Garden, and offers more privacy.

Kind regards
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was somewhat dubious before leaving the UK, especially as my health is poor, but I was quite Wowed! We had one of the garden rooms, which I have to say were beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean with views to die for! Everyone was so, so friendly and the staff very polite and helpful. By the second morning when we hadn't made it up to breakfast, we were asked If we'd like breakfast brought to our room, which it was every morning thereafter. (Fresh bread, home-made jams, fresh fruit, cake/pancakes, yogurt, juice and fresh brewed coffee!)
For the main it was very quiet and peaceful, though there was a distant 'canine chorus' about 7pm each evening which was totally outside the owners control and, to be honest, didn't last long and kind of added to the charm of the place!
The owners cats and dogs were real characters and very friendly - they had us in absolute fits of laughter.
My only real complaint was......I didn't want to come home! Many thanks for a wonderful holiday!!! Ness & Merv, Exeter

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two rooms down by the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Travessa do Papagaio Verde 31, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa do Papagaio 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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