We have booked this Hotel through Neckermann Belgium. We stayed there from 22 nd June to 6 th July 2012.
It's the 11 th time we were in Madeira. We visited the hotel two years ago to have an idea what we could expect. So we were not disappointed. We have chosen the B&B formula since we know quite a few good restaurants. We had room C017 on the first floor very close to the swimming pool, so we had a lot of noise of screaming children playing and swimming in that pool. Double glazin of the window and the sliding door were rather ineffective. Our floor was marked as no-smoking, but on our arrival a Dutch neighour was smoking a cigarette and as soon as we hade opened the sliding door, our room was filled with the stench of tobacco smoke. I had to insist that this Dutchman put out his cigarette which he did.
The sunbeds were old and sometimes really dirty, some were full of sunoil. On July 5th all the old sunbeds were removed and replaced by new ones.
We could get 4 suppers for the price of 3. But I must admit that the quality of the food was rather mediocre. Reaching the centre of Funchal was easy: there is a bus stop almost in front of the entrance of the hotel, and with the "giro card" the journey cost about 1,10 euro.
It must be said that the bussing service at Funchal is very well organized, you really can get anywhere in a very short time: Monte, the Botanic Garden, etc. We were lucky the enjoy beautiful weather during the whole period of our holiday.