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
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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.
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