Helena and Roberto made us feel very welcome and were perfect but unobtrusive hosts throughout our stay. Jasmine apartment was comfortable, immaculately clean, well equipped and peaceful. We loved the tastefully furnished private patio area and also the well tended traditional gardens and pool. The views are far reaching, overlooking the harbour below, and far beyond. The apartment is tucked away from the main tourist trail, which we liked, but only 10-15 minutes walk down to the old town, alive with all the restaurants. There are taxis for approximately 5 euros back up the hill but we are moderately fit mid 60 year olds and normally walked. The bus service is very useful. There is a stop right outside the gate! There are also three other routes from the town stopping just round the corner on the way to the bakery, so a fairly regular local service. A few mosquitoes tend to linger in the apartment and round the pool so one needs to be aware and take precautions.
In summary a perfect apartment in a perfect setting. We will definitely return.
Spent a week here with a friend and can honestly say was exactly what we needed. On arrival we were met by Helena who was warm and welcoming and made us feel like we where sharing her home. Gardens and views are stunning and the appartment ( Jasmine and lavender ) where both beautifully restored and equipped there was nothing that we we didn't have. The bakery a 10 minute walk is lovely and is great for pastries and lovely bread and town is 15 minutes downhill. Would definitely suggest taxis back but town is lovely with such friendly and hospitable people. We have both travelled around Europe and worldwide yet both of us would return to this beautiful island and these apartments. It really was the most relaxing and lovingly restored place we have both ever been. If you are looking for noise and nightlife then this is not the appartment for you.The beauty in this place is the peace, tranquility and beautiful views as well as the personal service you feel from the minute you meet the owners and Mr Alves that will pick you up from the airport if that's what you arrange. Will definitely be going back.
The location is amazing- cosy, clean apartment( with chocolate wellcome cake :-) ) beautiful garden, swimming pool, 20minutes walk to the center, comfortable street parking, few minutes to the great panneria. Very friendly and helpful stuff. We will visit again!
Conveniently located above town, Jasmine,this ground floor apartment offers considerable outside private garden space with plenty of seating under shade and fantastic views to the sea both from the garden and a communal area accessed up a stairway to the first floor, again with cushioned seating to be enjoyed with a glass or two of wine. The apartment was lovely, no problem with parking, and the bakery which is a short walk away, divine with bread and pastries to make your mouth water! Small supermarket next door to the bakery is great for basics. Just small tip, great to walk downhill to restaurants and not too far but perhaps use a taxi back up in the evening!
Apartment easy to access from motorway.
We thoroughly enjoyed a week staying in the Jasmin apartment of Quinta Esperanca. The apartment is comfortable, roomy and suited our needs. The grounds offer great views and delightful ambience. In so many ways it was like being at a friends place, enjoying the beautiful flowers and just relaxing without the humdrum of scores of other hotel guests.
Our gracious hosts Helena and Roberto surprised us with such genuine warmth and care. Some delicious provisions on arrival helped us settle in after a late flight. The local bus stop is just outside the property and made the trip up and down to the city centre easy. Also the excellent bakery and small general store with a butcher was nearby, making shopping easy.
Our accomodation experience at the quinta was undoubtedly the highlight of our 4 weeks of travel.
If you want a corner of Funchal that is nice and peaceful this is the place. Sitting in the garden you would not believe you were in quite a large city. The Accomodation itself is also excellent and Roberto and Helena are excellent hosts. This is an old house which has been lovingly restored to a high standard.
One Word - "Fantastic" !
Would not consider staying anywhere else in Funchal.
Superb apartment in perfect location.
10 minutes walk downhill to town centre and a 4.50 Euro taxi ride back. There is a bus stop just outside the gate but you cant hear a thing. The bakery is just around the corner (along with a small store) and is ideal for freshly baked goodies for breakfast. The pool is large and the perfect place to relax with a bottle of wine !
we made use of the BBQ a couple of times (go down to the market for fresh fish - Tuna is excellent).
A perfect place to stay and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
We hope to return to Madeira as we had such a good time there and will definitely stay at this apartment again.
Thank you to Helena and Roberto for looking after us.
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