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“Perfect place to stay in 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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paga2
Clear Lake Iowa USA
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in Funchal”
Reviewed November 1, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
4
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We stayed at Mansarda dos Aranhas for two weeks in October and we were so disappointed when we had to leave. It was the perfect place to stay in Funchal.

We were met at the apartment at 10:30 at night, after our plane was an hour late. We came from the airport in a taxi that Pedro had arranged for us.
Berta showed us around and explained how everything worked.

The apartment has everything, and I mean everything, that you need for your vacation. Plus the refrigerator was stocked with milk, butter, cheese,jam and wine. There was also, coffee, tea, cookies and biscuits.

The apartment is fixed up so nice and has the two balconys that we used all the time. We ate all our meals outside. The view from the upstairs balcony is magical. The big bed upstairs is so comfortable and there is air conditioning too in the bedroom for warm nights. The window seat in the sitting room upstairs was perfect for reading.

The location can't be beat. Funchal is very walkable. We walked all over city central, to the old town, to the marina, up to the hotel zone, and we even walked up to the castle.

We can't wait to come back for even longer.

Thank you for everything!
Phil and Gail

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esher22
Stamford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Fantastic but don't tell anyone”
Reviewed September 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Still enjoying our stay. Lovely apartment fantastic location. We will be returning why not, when you find something good stick with it

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196Ale
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Haven in the City”
Reviewed September 10, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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This property is centrally located and is presented in beautiful condition. Everything you need is nearby and a car is not necessary if you are walking the City. Everything works from shower to Wi fi to dishwasher to washing machine. With two balcony terraces breakfast and lunch have enviable positions. The booking procedure was easy and prompt. On arrival we were met at the apartment and everything was explained in detail and we were left with contact details if we needed them. Our month stay was way too short but we hope to return very soon.

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Liked best: The property layout and location.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Eugenija...
Level 2 Contributor
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
2
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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.

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Liked best: Furnished with great care
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Dr Malcol...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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!

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Liked best: The location and cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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chrismalc...
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“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.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Musty smell in entrance corridor and lift - not in the apartment
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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