Great location for exploring Funchal, just outside the tourist zone, which we prefer. Exactly as stated, this appartement has everything you need, it is compact but clean with hot shower and hotel standard towels, which my wife liked, with the open roof terrace giving great views, it gives great value for money. The walk into Funchal is about 45 min, the same as it is from the major hotels, bus no 9 or 16 passes every 25 mins for when you don't want to walk.
The bakery owned by Walter, just round the corner, gives great value for money and we got our lunch from their most days, the owner is Portuguese but from Brighton and was very helpful. The local bars are not to be over looked as they offer great value, one rustic looking place, 10 mins up the road, called lowcost, does a brilliant hamburger, Portuguese style, we had one each and five small beers for 12.50 plus nuts and broad beans, a feast.