I always use Tripadvisor but have never left a review before. We stayed for a week at Costa Linda as a pre xmas break. I think for a majority of the time we were the only two people staying at the hotel, but the service was always excellent. We had a triple room with a balcony overlooking the beach. The room was clean and tidy but although there was a wardrobe there were no drawers so we didn't really unpack. The shower was also a bit on the small side and flooded the bathroom. We took the local bus service to Funchal (1hr on the expressway, 1.5 hrs on the more fun scenic route), very straightforward with bus timetables supplied by the very helpful receptionist. She also arranged for us a packed lunch as we would be missing breakfast. We also hired a car from the airport, again we took the bus to get there.
We were awoken every morning with what sounded like dynamite explosions! According to the receptionist part of the xmas celebrations by the local church. Didn't bother us at all but something perhaps to be aware of. The weather was also hit and miss with some very stormy days, this led to a number of land slips making driving abit tricky if using the more sceanic routes. Madiera is the perfect size to drive arround witth plenty of stops for the stunning views.
Quibbles - only small ones really. The pillows were abit thin and the mattress abit hard (but I prefer that). There were a couple of power cuts (I assume because of the weather). The sat tv channels are predominately in German.
On the whole Costa Linda is lovely and Porto da Cruz a very nice secluded resort.
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Linda Porto Da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal