We returned from our holiday in Funchal a couple of weeks ago and want to reflect on the wonderful time we had, and share our thoughts with you. On arrival at the apartment building, Constantino was outside to greet us and take us inside. Once inside the apartment, which really is beautiful, we were immediately wowed by the view from the window and balcony overlooking the marina – the cruise ships dwarfed the little pleasure boats around them. The apartment has a large lounge, with the dining area alongside which allows you to walk out onto the balcony – a great space to relax with a cuppa or a glass and watch the world go by. The kitchen also shares the view of the marina, through the lounge area. The apartment is very clean and spacious and equipped with all you’ll need for your holiday – the unusual ornaments, pictures and model cars add an individual touch to the surroundings. Once Constantino had shown us around the apartment he realised that my partner, who is in a wheelchair, would struggle to use the shower cubicle - he immediately expressed his concerns and turned up a few days later with a tradesman to fit a grab rail in the shower cubicle – it was a great help and much appreciated. The bright and roomy bedrooms share a long balcony from which you can see the mountains sprawling upwards, the shopping centre and the bustling street below. The street cafes were just a stroll away from the apartment building – the Theatre Café and the Ritz were excellent places to eat, drink and relax. We couldn’t fault the location of this apartment as it’s central to the shopping centre, park, restaurants and cafes, and the lovely promenade along the waterfront. The cable cars are definitely worth the trip, on a clear day of course – the view from the top is breathtaking. This was a fabulous holiday which we will look back on for some time. A big thank you to Constantino for sharing his vast knowledge of Funchal - his restaurant recommendations were excellent!
It was most beautiful apartments i ever stayed.Owner Constantino met us with Madeirian cake .He was so informative,gave all information we needed(shops,best cofffe shops,fish restaurants,bus timesheets)even booked taxi last day.
Apartment so spacious .We found everything we needed for stay.But views from both balconies amazing,We didnt know which balcony to choose...for breakfast and evening meal.
Location cant be better in the Funchal centre,everything on doorstep..But didnt hear any noise at night.
I recommended the apartments for my friends already .
Thank you Constantino and see you soon.
This apartment was fantastic, location was excellent being between the old town and the new town excellent for exploring. The facilities were excellent, comfy and spacious. The 2 balconies one overlooking the marina and the other overlooking the hills of Funchal were amizing. Constantino was on had to greet us and explain items of interest around the Island. We found this a bonus to help us plan what to go and see.
We had a great holiday and would definitely return to this apartment.
Our stay was from June 4th-June 12th, 2017. We were booked from June 2nd to the 12, but an airline strike had us arriving late. We called host Constantino to make certain arriving two days late was alright and that the place would still be ours. He assured us there would be no issue.
We arrived the 4th and called him from the rental car place to let him know we were on our way. As we neared the location, we couldn't pinpoint it and called him from the car. He came outside and led us to a parking garage. He also gave us his parking card for minimal charge; if you rent a car, a parking space is necessary in this busy central location. He then showed us to the most lovely apartment. It is in a locked building and on the top floor (there is a lift). There are two balconies; one overlooks the harbor directly across the street from the Beer House, the other overlooks a lovely tree-lined central avenue and fountain.
As a welcome gift Constantino gave us Madeiran honey cake a a bottle of local sweet wine. He showed us sites he recommended seeing in Madeira using a map and brochures he had available for us. He listed lavados, eateries, historical sites, etc.; this was extremely helpful.
We had come to Madeira for the Atlantico Festival, an international music festival w/ fireworks competition each Saturday during the month of June. We are not too fond of crowds and the apartment was perfect. We were able to watch the fanfare below from the balcony and then watched and videotaped the fireworks from the balcony. The fireworks display was at the marina. We enjoyed the wine and cake, along w/ the fantastic show right in front of us.
We really can't praise Constantino or his apartment enough. It was so difficult to leave. We undoubtedly will return.
The apartment in Funchal was perfect. There were stunning views from both balconies, the Marina to the front and the street market and mountains to the rear. The apartment was ideally located, with such a lovely choice of restaurants and bars right on your doorstep.The owner of the apartment, Constantino, couldn't have been more helpful. He not only provided us with lots of ideas of places to visit during our stay in Madeira, but also kept in touch with us during our stay, to make sure everything was going well. I would highly recommend the apartment to anyone thinking of visiting Madeira.
If you are looking for a pent house appartments with outstanding views all round in the centre of funchal combined with a host who is totally committed in ensuring that your holiday will be as enjoyable as possible, then look no further
The location of this apartment is so perfect, it is in the center of the activity. The apartment is located so that you have a gorgeous view from both bedrooms and the living room and dining room; the Cruise ships add ambiance when they stay in the harbour.
Good kitchen for cooking, gas stove though..
A little tired, in need of some serious attention to the bathrooms.
We stayed ' out of season' so, a thorough Spring Cleaning is in order!!!
Still, the best landlord we have dealt with ever, he is just so quick to respond to a question and acts immediately.