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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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huxhams14
England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Magnolia, Quinta Esperança, Funchal”
Reviewed February 24, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We have just returned to the UK after our second stay in The Magnolia apartment at Quinta Esperança, and after just two visits this special place feels like home from home. This is mainly due to the unique hosts, Helena and Roberto and their first rate assistant, Carla. They are all warm and welcoming, are eager to look after you and make you feel like you are their number one guests. They efficiently organised transport to and from the airport and provided a lovely welcome pack of things like bread and wine. The Quinta is a little way out of the old part of Funchal in a residential area. It has wonderful gardens, full of interesting flowers, fruit trees and birds and has lots of quiet places to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The pool is well maintained and a great place to relax. Magnolia is one of five apartments each designed for two people so even if every apartment is occupied it never seems crowded. The apartment itself is attractively furnished and very comfortable for two. It is clean and well equipped and Helena and Roberto will do anything they can to provide anything else you might need. There is reliable wifi. The Quinta is a magnificent traditional house with great character and Helena and Roberto are restoring it with real flare and imagination. One of the best features is the second floor terrace area, reached by a spiral staircase, which has fantastic views over Funchal and the harbour. There is a great bakery with excellent coffee and cakes and a smallish supermarket a few minutes walk away. Getting to town is a downhill walk and if you don't want to walk back taxis are easy to find and cheap - €5 from town back to the Quinta. There is also a regular bus service, in both directions, from outside the gate. All in all the Quinta, and Magnolia, were a perfect base for a great holiday. We would highly recommend it. Thank you Helena and Roberto.

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Management Response
Feb 25, 2017
Thank you will not be enough to thank for this detailed review and very nice words about our place.
We will continue working to make it a very special and unique place in Funchal for our guests's holidays.
Look forward to having you again in your home in Madeira and meanwhile wish you keep safe and happy.
Warmest regards from your friends,
Helena and Roberto.
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PM_and_HM
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent, relaxing apartment in superb grounds”
Reviewed June 24, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in the Magnolia apartment. As another reviewer has said, it is much more spacious than the pictures suggest - perhaps because the bed is 6ft wide! It is open plan except for the toilet/shower room which is separated by a sliding door. Magnolia stays quite cool as it is on the ground floor of a substantial stone-built quinta. We ate outside for most meals, under the shade of a banana tree and a large umbrella. The terrace faces the sea, with views to the harbour. The upper balcony was a superb place to sit and watch the fireworks displays on the Saturday evenings during our stay. The local bread shop and mini-market served us well. The bread shop has superb custard tarts, and also pre-cooked sweet potatoes which are delicious cold. We cooked evening meals of fish several times - not easy with just two rings and a microwave, but we managed OK. We ate out twice at O Tasco - superb food; reserve an outside table. We also ate at the Seasons hostel restaurant - again superb meals at very modest prices. The walk to the old town takes about 10 minutes, down hill. The uphill return was strenuous but by the end of our stay we were taking it in our stride, so to speak. The No. 31 bus stops right outside the quinta if you don't fancy the walk. We enjoyed several swims in the quinta's pool which, by the evening, was quite comfortably warm. We spent our time exploring Funchal, visiting gardens, taking a catamaran trip to see dolphins, and levada walking. The location was absolutely fine for all these activities, with the bonus of being comfortably remote from the bustle of the town centre. When we went on an excellent Flora Minibus tour to Porto Moniz, where we swam in the lava pools, we were picked up from and returned to the quinta. In summary, Magnolia was perfect for our needs; quiet, comfortable, well-located. We would not hesitate to return or recommend to other travellers.

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anja_mart...
Germany
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“Great place to relax!”
Reviewed November 1, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We really enjoyed our stay in the Quinta Esperanca. The apartment “Magnolia” was great, it looks freshly renovated, was very clean and offers a charming interior with everything you need. We were actually surprised how spacious it was, it appeared smaller on the pictures. The apartment is in the ground floor of a beautiful building with a nice garden full of mango, banana and avocado trees. There are only four other apartments in the house, and its in a quite neighborhood, so overall its a really calm place and great to relax. The terrace in front of the apartment was a perfect place to have a coffee in the morning and enjoy the view over the sea. From the shared upper-floor balcony the view was even better. Helena and Roberto were great hosts, they also offered a pick-up service from the airport and fresh mangos for breakfast. A good bakery, small supermarket and very good restaurant (O Tasco) are nearby, and the old part of Funchal is in walking distance too. Overall, we can highly recommend this place and will surely come back if we visit Madeira again!

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