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“A great flat in the centre of Funchal”
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Living room.
Living room.
Main bedroom with double bed.
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
The bedroom balcony.
Small and quaint bedroom suitable for a child until 12 years old.
Bathroom with shower.
Bathroom.
Bathroom with Shower
Bathroom.
Reading area and sitting nook.
Reading and relaxing corner.
Reading area and stairs.
Washing/drying machine and dishwasher.
Microwave/oven, kettle, fridge, toaster...
Balcony of the apartment
Cable tv, free Wifi, dvd.
Balcony
Balcony with city & sea view.
Watch tower of Palácio de São Lourenço.
City centre.
Benches in Avenida Arriaga.
An edemic species from the Laurissilva, known as pride of Madeira.
An inhabitant of Laurissilva.
Ponta de São Lourenço, the eastern point of the Island.
A few minutes before sunrise in the mountain track between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Eugenija...
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great flat in the centre of Funchal”
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Mansarda dos arahnas is a lovely maisonette furnished with great care. When you enter you will already notice details such as Giro transport tickets, travel brochures and maps. In the living room, you will find DVDs, blankets, cushions. In the kitchen, there are all the things you might need and what definitely surprised us was the contents of the fridge. Our kind hosts supplied milk, some spread, wine, some cheese, and a bottle of water.
On the second floor, there is a bathroom, a big and a small bedroom equipped with lovely bedding and bed linen. In the bathroom, you will find a large supply of towels and toiletries.
Our hosts waited for us in the flat and prior to our arrival they were extremely helpful with some issues we had with the booking. When we arrived, they explained everything to us and showed us around.
The flat iis 20 steps away from the shopping center La Vie, the bus stop is around the corner, the promenade is 50 meters away, everything is within the walking more. One could hardly wish for more.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Furnished with great care
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Dr Malcol...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very conveniently sited and comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed June 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed in this accommodation for two weeks May/June 2016. We received a warm welcome from the owner and shown round this delightful apartment. The apartment was on the third floor and was served by a lift. It was well equipped with washing machine / microwave etc and was immaculate throughout. Fast free wifi was provided (18Mb/sec), TV, DVD etc. Comfortable double bed too with a second small bedroom (reduced headroom) with a single bed if required. There were two balconies - the front balcony looked out onto the street and had the sun from about 10am to 6pm and the back had a nice view of the mountains with sun in the morning and welcome shade in the afternoon. The bedroom was fitted with an air conditioning unit. We very much liked the location of the apartment - off a quiet side road, 5 minutes walk to the sea and a delightful park and 15 minutes walk to the bus station. There is a large shopping complex which included a large supermarket just 100 metres away. We ate out all the holiday and found the food varied and good value. It was the first time we had visited Madeira and we loved it - flowers, interesting plants and trees everywhere, friendly people and lots to do. Highly recommended. Excellent!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: The location and cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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chrismalc...
Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The accomodation and location were just perfect for our holiday”
Reviewed May 16, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Having read through all the reviews we decided to choose this apartment for our week long holiday in Madeira. We were not disappointed and were duly met by Berta at the front door upon our arrival. Berta was so friendly and after showing us around the apartment and explaining a few things she left us to it. The location is perfect for venturing out to restaurants, a lovely small coffee bar round the corner selling gorgeous cakes and a shopping mall about 30 metres away which houses a very good supermarket on the ground floor. The walk to the Ritz takes approx 5 minutes and the marina is also a short walk away. All in all fab and we have already booked to go back later in the year.
A very comfortable bed which is more like a king size and there are memory foam pillows which were so good to lie on. Oh and I nearly forgot...Berta leaves anyone staying in her apartment with a starter pack of water, wine, milk, butter, biscuits, cheese and you will find all sorts of other things in the cupboards and drawers salt pepper etc.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Musty smell in entrance corridor and lift - not in the apartment
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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David H
South Shields, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Everything about the place was perfect.
After delayed arrival met by driver at airport who took us to apartment to be met by Berta the owner.
A very friendly welcome and a quick intro to the apartment and we where left to it .
Everything just as described on website.
A wonderful little apartment in great location near all shops ,bars and restaurants.
Our third visit to the island and we will go again.
Thanks Berta and family

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Location and condition of appartment
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jakub D
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent vacation”
Reviewed April 12, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Everything about this vacation was top - the contact with the owners (thank you Berta and Pedro), the arrival (without any trouble) and the stay itself. Right down the road there's a restaurant called House Jazz and you can't allow yourself to skip on that - it's wonderful (both the service and the food - don't forget the local garlic bread - it's a must). The apartment itself is well done, well kept - all clean and in good condition. The welcome bottle of wine and cheese (and water, and butter, and coffee and milk and and and) were very welcome as was the supply of dishwashing and laundry detergents. The view from the balconies was great for breakfast and dinner. From the apartment itself it's a very short walk to the Marina and the center of Funchal, shopping mall open till 22:00 is located 30 meters away. We used buses for transport (also right next to the place) and later rented a car - driving a cabriolet Smart on Madeira in the mountains was a blast - give yourself at least a day of that. A perfect vacation thanks to the owners and the island itself :-D

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: Everything - the place, the people, the food, the attractions - all perfect
Liked least: At the property - all good. In the city - a few pushy taxi drivers offering rides but that's how it is pretty much everywhere ;-)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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J0DaB
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another lovely stay”
Reviewed February 10, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This is the second time we have visited in this apartment and again it did not disappoint. Pedro and Berta are excellent to deal with, we have never before visited an apartment where we are welcome to stay as long as we want on our final day, the taxi was arranged for us at 5pm which almost gave us an extra day of holiday. Everything we want is in the apartment, even down to washing tablets for both the washing machine and dishwasher. Bottle of wine and a welcome pack was also very well received. The apartment is in a brilliant position, short walk from the seafront and close to the supermarket for the provisions you need whilst self catering. To summarise if you want a lovely apartment with balcony, with wonderful hosts, plenty of places to eat and drink and beautiful weather - book this apartment, you like us, will not be disappointed.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Liked best: Position
Liked least: Nothing to complain about
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Linda H
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 1, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We couldn't rate this apartment high enough, it has everything you need, including nails and a hammer! Berta,and Pedro, were very helpful. It is right in the heart off Funchal where there are lots of resturaunts and shops. Please be aware of the iron when using for the first time, as it had burnt residue on the plate.
There is also a lovely shopping mall, and supermarket across the road.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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