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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Lisa G
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent location in Old town. Spacious, clean apartment.”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This apartment is great. Luis met and welcomed us, we did get lost from the bus stop and walked down the wrong street. We took the shuttle bus from the airport which runs every hour. Getting off at the shopping precinct 'Shopin Arcadia' it is a 2 minute walk! It is located next to the Farmer Market selling fresh fish, fruit and flowers and in the same block at the medical centre. Very secure building with lift to the 5th floor. There are 6 floors. Once in the apartment it is very well appointed and clean with wood flooring and tiled kitchen and bathrooms, a large kitchen diner with everything you need including a washing machine, microwave and full oven. The main room is large with another dining table and although an old 3 peice suite (sofa is a sofa bed) it was comfortable. TV with a few english channel, films in english. This led to the terrace/balcony. The two bedrooms were very spacious and both led to the terrace/balcony. Both rooms had huge fitted wardrobes, dressing tables, mirrors lamps etc. more The bed was too hard for our liking but we got use to it and it wasn't a problem. Perhaps extra pillows may be needed, we were okay as we used 2 from the other room as there were only 2 of us. One room had an en-suite bathroom and there was a further bathroom. Both had shower over bath. We found the main bathroom had poor ventilation as the fan did not work and over time there was a damp smell. We closed off the plugs in the bath and basin and the smell was less. There was a hairdryer!
The outside are was excellent with a huge area to sit out and eat out, also a further roof terrace towards the end access via a spiral staircase. As we went end of May the weather was generally good but it was windy on the roof terrace but did have the best view compared to the main terrace. Having said that the view from the main terrace looking up towards the mountains was lovely especially at night with all the lights. The cable car was close and visably from the terrace but far enough away for privacy. There was a washing line and clothes horse for use too. The terrace was a overlooked by an office block where the windows were blacked out. It was close enough for people to see us but it did not bother us but it is not private. As we were in the old town in the heart of the town it was not too noisy, only a barking dog was the only annoying noise and was not all the time. The location was so good it outweighed the small annoyances. The Wifi was excellent! Books to read and tourist information guides. Plenty of towels. What it could do with is a sun shade umberella for the patio and some of the outside wooden dining chairs need replacing as they are tatty, broken arms, loose screws. Lamps for the main lounge to finish off the homely look and feel which is lovely. Funchal is a wonderful place to visit and I recommend staying at this apartment due to its location. It is very central for all the facilities including the cable car, markets, shopping, seafront promanade, port, gardens, restaurants and there are music displays in some of the squares in the evening, all this is an easy walk away. A negative about Funchal town was the allowance of cars and motorbikes down the small cobbold roads and some of the main road had insufficient footpaths and the locals drive very fast and erratic. Other than that everyone should visit Maderia!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Overlooked terrace.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 11, 2016
Thank you Lisa for your review.
We appreciate your amability and the description of our apartment and your stay in Madeira.
We will take in consideration your review and provide the change of the small issues that you kindly sugested for the next guests enjoy their vacations in our apartment.
Wish you the best.
Luís Carvalho
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therunner...
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Sleepless in Funchal”
Reviewed May 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Met by owner Sonia who was delightful.
The apartment is in a stunning location at the heart of the Old Town with two terraces with amazing views of both the harbour and the hillside.
Very spacious although maybe a bit in need of TLC.
Found the remains of previous visits a bit offputting, particularly the nearly empty bags/ice cream tub in the freezer compartment.
The person/people in the above apartment seem to return home at about 1.45 most nights. They then proceed to do their household chores? Washing up/washing machine/ hoovering? .....bizarre!
Biggest problem though is in the end bedroom.....In the early hours a loud noise which I can only describe as like a crack begins on an intermittent basis. It continues all through the early hours but stops early morning? I am at a loss to tell you what it was and couldn't work out whether it came from the apartment itself or from the neighbouring apartment or from upstairs. I can only say that it wasn't a person noise but sounded more mechanical????? 1st night not too bad, 2nd night disturbed me so many times I eventually couldn't get back to sleep, 3rd night disturbed me then put earplugs in. Slept with earplugs in for the rest of the week, although if I did take them out early a.m. could still hear the noise.
Am looking forward to seeing a future review which says there was no trace of this/it's been solved.
I'm not a light sleeper so I found this very disturbing. Although this is not the fault of the owners it wasn't my best holiday ever.......

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Liked best: The terraces/location
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
May 26, 2016
Hello. Thanks for your review. We apreciate the honesty but i never had complains on this flat, specialy about noises! We are going to check what s going on. We are always available to help our guests, you could have contacted.
Best regards
Luís
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StanB1967
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Going native”
Reviewed April 9, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

If you want to get the local experience, you can’t find a more central location. Just across the road from the veg market try the local café where the traders have their breakfast. 150 meters from bus terminal that will take you anywhere on the island!

I will be back for more!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
Thanks Stanley for your comment. Are always welcome to our house and the island of Madeira. All the best to you.
Thank you
Luís Carvalho
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