Cozy one large bedroom apartment in central Funchal ideally placed to explore Funchal and the Island as the bus stations are a short walk away and it's many museums too. The famous Old town of Funchal with it's great restaurants are nearby from Comboio apartment and supermarkets. This apartment offers a very economical couples/family holiday plus the benefit of all mod cons contained within it and all the things you would have at home, Cable TV.
Apartment in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal - Great Location To Explore Funchal Close To Municipal Square And A Short Walk To The Old Town Marina
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I was born here in Portugal and I was bought up in the UK from the age of 10... I worked in Social Housing before in the UK before moving back to Portugal. I have been in working in the tourism industry for the past 12 years mainly in Portugal.
Joe purchased this Apartment in 2002
Why Joe chose Santa Luzia
Great central location of the centre and the old Town
What makes this Apartment unique
The 2 balcony's with views to west funchal and sea great location discouver Funchal and it's great museums Easy reach of the Old Town Great facilities close to apartment
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Unprofessional host, dirty place
Please spare yourself from some troubles and DO NOT book
This was our 4th time in Madeira and the usual place we stayed before was already booked. We found this place cheap, but the reviews were ok and its location is indeed good (the only positive thing), so we thought we were just lucky.
Joe with whom we booked this place has shown no interest in being a host at all and his flat was not clean at all. We landed in Funchal around 10 am and arrived to his place at 12. No one was waiting for us and we couldn’t reach him on the phone either. After multiple calls attempts he finally answered the phone, 1.5 hours later after we got to his house and he said that he couldn’t reach his maintenance guy so if we want to get the keys we should go to this guys’ house. It’s true, Aurelio was friendly, but neither him or Joe said sorry to us for the 2 hours waiting.
The flat might have been superficially cleaned a while ago, but it wasn’t enough for our 15 months old toddler who was crawling and touching every corner in the house. I ended up
buying sponges and cleaning up the bathroom and the kitchen in the first evening. The shower head was not in a good shape, it was sprinkling everywhere. We asked for a cot and a high chair, but it’d have been better to get nothing but this filthy chair that looked like was grabbing out from rubbish. The cotbed was apparently newly bought but it didn’t have mattress and one from a sunbed was folded in which was obviously not very comfortable for our baby.
After 4 days we decided that we don’t want to ruin our holiday and booked another place which was more or less the same price but the host was a real friendly, caring guy and the house was spotless. Joe didn’t even ask why we moved out in the middle of our holiday. His reply to our e-mail was “Ok”.
Fortunately this bad experience didn’t shake our belief in the goodness and hospitality of the people in Madeira. This island is still full of surprises and amazing people. But just not this guy and his place. You can get better for the same or just a bit more more price.
Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you were disappointed with the apartment. As you can see from the reviews the apartment has regular guests that come every year so I find your comments not to be true full.
You provided us with the incorrect arrival time in Madeira so it meant Aurelio was waiting for over 3 hours for you and he had to go home as is up to you to inform us of the correct arrival time. I was concerned for you so I suggested to be quicker for you to pop round to collect the keys.
Yes it is true a new travel cot and high chair was provided we do not provide bed linen for babies or mattress as the cot has its own mattress
You did report the front door keys did not work for you. We went straight away and tested the door and all was working normally
Nothing else was reported to me only a message from you saying you had been let in by Aurelio and all was to satisfaction.
If you decided to move for your own reasons I can not guess as you had not communicated of the above issues to me.
É sempre óptimo regressar a Madeira ! Excelência, é o termo ideal para este apartamento .
Gostamos de tudo de uma forma geral, a limpeza dos espaços é excelentes, varanda da sala e quarto de dormir, um extra muito bom, e a localização excelente, perto do centro (10m), os proprietários muito simpáticos e atenciosos !
Recomendo vivamente !
Havemos de regressar !
This apartment meet my expectations and nothing was too much trouble from the friendly owners to accommodate our needs . I found the place very clean and suitable to explore surrounding area and island
Appartamento molto bello
merci pour votre commentaire et merci d'être venus et nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir bientôt à FunchaL
Tutto perfetto, molto ben organizzato
Ringrazio i proprietari, sono stati gentilissimi.
Appartement Moderne Très Correct
Durant 3 semaines, avec une bonne voiture, et grâce à un réseau routier de très bonne qualité nous avons pu sillonner et visiter l'ensemble de l'île pour la deuxième fois qui est très belle à une autre saison,
Appartement correspondant tout a fait à la description, parfaitement meublé et entretenu, dans une résidence très calme et sécurisée avec Parking Voiture fermé en sous sol bien apprécié.
Appartement propre, rue très passagère aux heures de pointe.
Le logement est suffisamment spacieux pour deux personnes ,on y trouve tout ce qui est nécessaire pour un séjour même une machine à laver qui n'est pas informée sur la description. Bien pratique.
Appartement très agréable se situe effectivement a proximité du centre ville à pieds à moins de 10/15 minutes, idéalement situé pour découvrir Funchal à pieds et les environs, des magasins et lieux de restauration.
On reviendra l'année prochaine
Wi-Fi et la télévision sont disponibles et fonctionnent très bien.
Je vous remercie pour votre commentaire et je suis heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans ce charmant appartement.
Special interest holidays:
Madeira has fantastic walk-in Levadas which are the irrigation channels built back in the 16th century to bring water from the north to the south. Whale and dolphin spotting and Marlin fishing. Festivals. 1. Flower Festival end of April 2012. 2. Wine Festival In September. 3. Xmas for the amazing lights and New Year for the famous fireworks. 4. Carnival in February 2012.
Funchal Promenade is 5 minutes walk away from the apartment.
The Barreirinha complex, located at the end of the old part of the town, offers good conditions to its visitors and the water quality is certified by the ‘Blue Flag’. The complex is watched over by one lifeguard.
Apart from a swimming pool for children and sea access, the Barreirinha also provides changing rooms, lockers, parasols, sun beds, a snack bar, a medical centre and a car park.
Lido pools are 30 minutes walk away.
Funchal Airport is about 30 minutes away and about 23km away Funchal Port is 10 minutes walk away. As Funchal has a great bus system and you are centrally located in Funchal near the bus station for east and west.
Fishing village of Camera de Lobos is about 12km away and Machico is about 23km away and Monte is about 6km or take the cable car up from the Old town. All museums are close to the apartment so easy reach.
Super Sa supermarket is 200 metres away. Pingo Doce In Anadia shopping centre is about 250 metres away along with the famous Municipal Market. Rua Fernao Ornelas where all the shops/bank are is again about 5 minutes away.