Excellent Holiday Apartment
Review Submitted: 18 February 2011
Date of Stay: January 2011
My wife & I have just returned from the above apartment where we stayed for a month. We were both pleasantly surprised at the size of property,far exceeding our expectations. It has large lounge & dining area,large fully equipped kitchen,two large double bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms with plenty of wardrobe space and a third smaller bedroom,together with a good sized balcony overlooking the pool,well maintained garden and sea view.
The apartment is immaculatly maintained,spotlessly clean and included a weekly maid service.
Don't be put off by previous reports on the good climb up from the sea front.Yes,it is a good climb, but my wife & I,both in our mid 60's and not particularly fit,enjoyed the walk down to the sea or to the many good restaurants ( our favourites being L'Osterria & Agua n'Boca) and either walked back slowly or got taxis,which were very reasonable.Well worth it after a meal and a glass of wine or three.
The apartment is located on the outskirts of Funchal centre,which can be reached within 10 minutes on local buses,the nearest bust stop 2/3 mins.walk away,although it took time working out the bus times.
Whilst our intention was to spend a month relaxing,escaping the some of the UK winter,we also toured the island using buses or tour operators and would recommend trips up the Nuns Valley & The North & West Tour with Strawberry World.The Botanical & Tropical Gardens in Funchal which can be reached by bus or cable car are worth a visit, as is the flower and fish market.
Manuella & David made us most welcome and were very helpful and also arranged taxis to & from the airport.
All in all we spent a most enjoyable month and would recommend this apartment to anyone and, even at this time of year,returned home with sun tans the envy of all our friends.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/7
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