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“Nice spot with 'special' hosts”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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Janet2158
Hertford, UK
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 22 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Positives:
The apartment was clean.
The owner Cristina and her husband were lovely people, really helpful and friendly, and picked us up from the airport when we arrived.

Negatives:
The photographs supplied by the owner did not reflect the apartment we stayed in (Apartment 1b). We would have liked to upload our own photographs, but this page does not allow it.
The apartment was tired and dreary, the bed was hard, the crockery in the cupboards was mismatched, the bathroom basin had no plug, and the boiler in the kitchen leaked water and had to have the bowl under it emptied at regular intervals.
We were kept awake until 4.00 am the first night by neighbours chatting in their garden, and the constant barking of dogs, which we realise was not the fault of the owner.
The location of the apartment is on top of a steep hill, and although you can walk into Funchal, we would say it is not possible to walk back. We thought we were quite fit, but even the walk from the nearest bus stop back to the apartment was a struggle for us.
Due to a knee problem which made the steep hill difficult, we had to find alternative accommodation after the first night.
If you're thinking of booking this accommodation, you should be aware of the steep location.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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john f
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Nice spot with 'special' hosts”
Reviewed 8 December 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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I have finally got round to providing the excellent review the Madeira Holiday Flats deserve (we went late September)
Without boasting, we have for many years had frequent enjoyable holidays of all types, it is our passion, but I do not think we have ever been more pleasantly surprised by our hosts friendly attention and consideration.
After confirming our holiday we received an email from Cristina offering to meet us at the airport and not only did we get a free transfer to the hotel but also a tour of Funchal, thrown in.
When we arrived in the apartment there was Madeira cake and a small bottle of wine to enjoy, what a lovely touch. At the end of our week, after many cheerful chats, we did not want to impose, but again we were driven to the airport and our insistent offer of payment was refused.
The apartment was nice, very clean, adequate kitchen facilities and with a pleasant area to sit out and enjoy panoramic views of the harbour.
Although access is via a very steep, road, public transport is quite close and frequent.
The ‘fresh bread’ van gives a free alarm call every morning! What a wonderful way to start the day.
There is a supermarket and a few nice bars within walking distance, very reasonably priced for drinks/food and they do show sports channels.
Madeira is a beautiful island, so different to the Canaries.
The ‘Open Top Bus’ trips together with the excellent local promenade swimming pool complex, easily filled our week.
This was a low budget holiday made special by very special people.
If we spot another cheap flight and we will be back!!

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margaret...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 6 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We had a wonderful week .spotless apartment. Perfect hosts. Off a steep road but that was ok .had everything we needed will definatly be back x

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Sue W
Bradford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant, home from home.”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Lovely location overlooking funchal near bus stops and supermarket. Owner friendly and helpful with local information.

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CHEVALIER...
Calais, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: L’accueil et la gentillesse des propriétaire
Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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