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The apartment was clean and well presented, Fernando provided us with a warm welcome and lots of useful information about Porto. It's location is ideal for exploring the river area, both sides, and further afield, although for the less mobile the walks up to the city, could be quite steep and challenging. I would not hesitate to return to this apartment or recommend to friends and family.
On a short solo break my need was basically for self catering bed & breakfast accommodation. I was drawn to this apartment by the photos of the view from the balcony and I was not disappointed. If you go there be on the balcony at around 7-00am to watch the cruise ships arrive in a blaze of lights.
I was met on arrival by Duarte who spent time providing me with access, information about the apartment, contact details and a link to bus timetables (very useful if not hiring a car). I felt nothing was too much trouble for him.
The apartment is a good size and comfortable. Whilst there were a few areas requiring some minor maintenance (loose fittings in the shower for example) overall the accommodation was excellent. Be aware however that the access from the road is steep if you have any mobility issues.
If intending to use public transport around Funchal rather than hiring a car buy a Giro card and load with multiple journeys. Also as the nearest supermarket is an extended walk away factor in buying any food provisions in the city centre supermarkets to bring back on the bus.
Though a good way from the centre the apartment is well served by local transport which runs to time in accordance with the published timetable. The journey to the city centre takes about 20 minutes and is an experience in itself along steep narrow roads. And the view from the balcony ......5 star.
Thanks Duarte for the hire of the apartment and for your consideration and concern when my return flight was delayed overnight. I was well looked after by the airline but much appreciated the offer to return to the apartment if necessary. I will recommend to anyone travelling to Madeira that they consider your apartment as a base.