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Guest reviews

  • Old Town Flat
    2 August 2016 - Reviewed at Airbnb

    Spacious, lovely decorated clean apartment equipped with all kinds of amenities in the heart of the city. We had a great time in Funchal and felt instantly at home at Vera`s place. Thanks again for the welcome present, just what we needed when we arrived. Highly recommendable. “
  • Lido Flat
    21 July 2016 - Reviewed at Airbnb

    We had a great stay in Vera's Lido flat in Funchal. The flat, which looks lovely and sounds lovely on the listing, exceeded our expectations. It's a good size and had everything we needed. What we particularly liked was the attention to detail- not just towels for the flat provided but beach towels too, bbq on the balcony, a really useful guide to the local area and use of a telephone to make local calls if needed, to name a few things. Everything was covered. Great views from the balcony and well located. A reasonable walk from the centre of the city and old town but this was not a problem for us and in any case, you can always get a bus. We were warmly welcomed by Cecilia at the airport to pick up keys and it was a huge help to us that there was flexibility on our last day when we had a later flight. A great experience for our first time in Madeira. We would definitely use Funchal Charming Apartments again.
  • Lido Flat
    11 July 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    We very much enjoyed out stay in this apartment..
  • Lido Flat
    01 July 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    Nice apartment. Great location. Shower needs looking at no pressure, and beds are not very comfortable. All in all we had a great stay apartment was lovely, thank you for the complementary basket of wine beer and cake was appreciate on arrival.
  • Old Town Flat
    30 June 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    This apartment was in an excellent location in the old town. Comfortable and clean rooms but bathroom in-need of attention, damp on the walls and shower curtain. The en suite wasnt suitable as when you used the shower the water went everywhere. Facilities in the kitchen were good, but didnt utilise as ate out for evening meals. Balcony lovely to have breakfast with great views to the sea. Excellent communication when booking holiday and used the pick up service from and to the airport. Lido tours do a great half day tour to Nunns Valley. A visit to Monte is a must on the cable cars, visiting the botanical gardens which were wonderful. Lots of restaurants to choose from for every taste. We enjoyed the laid back Barreirinha Bar Cafe which had some live music, popular with the locals and O Tasco was a good find. Looking forward to exploring more of Madeira and looking at the company's villa properties to stay in. “
  • Old Town Flat
    12 June 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    The Old Town Flat was as described in your web advert. It was just a short walk to the promenade and shops. “
  • Old Town Flat
    27 April 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    We had a wonderful time in Funchal and enjoyed staying at Old Town Flat. Everything we wanted was within walking distance - gardens, the cable car, restaurants and supermarkets. We will definitely be back. A very relaxing holiday. “
  • Old Town Flat
    23 March 2016 - Reviewed at Trip Advisor

    Not the cheapest but justifiably popular. I'm slightly reluctant to recommend as may make it even more difficult to find time slots! Situated in a modern block. We didn't use car but parking adequate. Very spacious,well furnished, extremely comfortable beds. Balcony smallish but decent, sunny. The view, townscape with sea not far beyond. Kitchen equipped with quality items- decent cooker and oven, Samsung washing machine etc. If you're cooking a lot you may miss a couple of smaller pans.Multiple coffee making devices including Nespresso machine, a top priority for me. To me the showers looked a little basic-every country has its own- but actually worked well. Caring management,owner and property manager immediately responsive.I'm somewhat sensitive to noise and was untroubled, either by neighbouring flats or street below. Wonderfully located in characterful Old Town. Great range of restaurants nearby (Our faves were the Tropicana, widely recommended, and the cheap , simple, Pizzeria Pico da Atalaia, 3 minutes distant, but you'll find dozens of others within five or ten minutes). First class pastelaria for breakfast 2 minutes. Market 5 minutes. You've got it all! “
  • Lido Flat
    11 March 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    We had a fantastic 3 weeks staying in the Lido Apartment. Everything was first rate from the moment we arrived at the airport and were met and transported into Funchal. The apartment was clean, light and spacious with a wonderful south facing balcony where we were able to eat breakfast and lunch everyday. Having an espresso machine was a nice little bonus. Getting sufficient hot water to the shower was a little temperamental but manageable. All in all superb in a great location with supermarkets, restaurants and great walks close by. We know it's there and I'm sure we'll be back next time we spend a few winter weeks in beautiful Funchal.
  • Old Town Flat
    24 February 2016 - Reviewed at Trip Advisor

    Excellent position for old town and its resurrants etc, see front & harbour, and main town. Flat clean comfortable & well equipped though the lounge is a little darker than shown on photos. Bathroom getting a little tired. Transfer to and from airport very good. We had a lovely three week stay thank you. My only complaint is that the front door key to the Flat block is very difficult the lock needing attention. “
  • Old Town Flat
    19 December 2015 - Reviewed at Airbnb

    A great apartment that served our needs well. It was clean, in a good location and felt safe. Recommended. “
  • Old Town Flat
    6 December 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Such an excellent central location just a few minutes from restaurants, shops etc. A real bonus having a parking space in Funchal. “
  • Lido Flat
    30 November  2015 - Reviewed at Airbnb

     Sehr Positiv - Ein intelligent und ausreichend eingerichtetes Appartement. - Die Küche ist funktional und genügt allen Ansprüchen von Selbstversorgern. - Mehrere deutsche Fernsehsender. - Perfekte Lage zum Strand, zu guten und preiswerten Lokalen und Bars, zu einem Supermarkt, der bis 22 Uhr geöffnet hat. - Fantastischer Meerblick. Sonne vom Aufgang bis zum Untergang. Wir hatten auf der Terrasse in der Sonne Frühstück und Abendessen. - Hervorragend, dass ein Parkplatz dabei ist, ansonsten hätte man echte Probleme. - Sehr angenehm und hygienisch, dass das Oberbett, welches über der "Zudeck-Decke" liegt, auch noch einmal bezogen ist. - Vielen Dank, liebe Vera, für den reichhaltigen Willkommen-Korb. Negativ - Man sollte hohe Toleranz gegenüber Lärm haben. Von etwa 7 bis 23 Uhr hat man Verkehrslärm. Von den Nachbarn bekommt wirklich man alles mit! “

    Owners Response

     Dear Jurgen, If you do not mind since my German is not very good, I would prefer to comment in English. And first of all, I would like to to thank you very much for your nice words about the Lido Flat. You are so kind. In relation to there noise, despite the lido Flat is at 4th floor on a road (in fact, not on, but around than 10 meters away from the road) with just one way in one direction, sometimes, in fact, it is possible to hear a little bit of noise at the apartment, normally at peak hours (phone number hidden). Due to that, we have decided two months ago that in the middle of December (since we have a couple of days with no guests), to replace the old wood windows/doors frames to the balcony to new PVC wood color with double glass, thermal break frames which will enable our guests to feel more comfortable and with no noise at all. We hope that you may prove that in a future stay. We would be delighted to welcome you. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera “
  • Old Town Flat
    Very Good Location

    24 November - Reviewed at FlipKey, Trip Advisor

    “ 
    Good location very close to Market for Fish ,meat and vegetables ,also Supermarket. Flat was comfortable and clean,Management team extremely helpful,very close to lots of restaurants including 2 which served tasty vegetarian food.Buses and funicular within 5 to 10 minute walk. Everything you could ask for if you want to do more than lie in a beach. “
  • Old Town Flat
    November 2015 - Reviewed at Airbnb

     Beautiful and truly charming apartment, met all our expectations. Nicely established, clean, quiet and with all the extras the tenants might need to make their stay as comfortable as possible. Nice neighbourhood with short distances to restaurants, market, public transportation and the ocean. Loved the view from the balcony and the roof access. The owner provided all necessary instructions to make our stay care free and treated us with an excellent welcome package for getting to know the taste of Madeira better. The owner was an excellent communicator and was looking after us prior the arrival. Very recommended! “
  • Old Town Flat
    Schöner Aufenthalt

    05 November 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Das Old Town Flat hat unsere Erwartungen erfüllt. Großzügig und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, hübsche Schlafzimmer mit bequemen Betten. Sehr sauber. Nah am Geschehen der Altstadt und dem Stadtzentrum gelegen, war es trotzdem ruhig. Alles, was man/frau braucht, ist gut zu Fuß erreichbar- Markthalle, Supermärkte, Bäcker und die vielen Restaurants.
    Grandios der Blick aufs Meer, wenn am frühen Morgen die Kreuzfahrtschiffe in den Hafen einlaufen. Wir haben jeden Morgen unser Frühstück auf dem Balkon genossen und den Abend dort ausklingen lassen.
    Wir würden immer wieder dieses Apartment buchen! “
  • Lido Flat
    Lovely Flat. Prime Location

    October 2015 - Reviewed at Trip Advisor

    We would like to thank Vera. The flat was even better than described and shown at the pictures.
    We mainly enjoyed relaxing at the balcony, just dolce fare niente.
    And with beaches, nautical clubs, promenade, restaurants, bars, shopping, etc at doorstep. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Wonderful Apartment Situated in an excellent location.

    28 October 2015 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

    “ 
    We were very comfortable in this two bedroomed apartment. It's very close to many restaurants and attractions in Funchal so all can be done on foot. It doesn't have air conditioning which may put some people off renting this property. We would consider booking again on a further visit. “
  • Lido Flat
    All you may news in the best location in town

    11 Oct 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    We would like to thank Vera and the property manager, Cecilia for their kind attention.

    Premium service, without interfering, from the moment of the booking till after check out. We could not request for more.

    Apartment (everything you might need, is there) and location (Lido area, near sea, with walking distance to Funchal old town centre), just great.

    We spent a long time looking at apartments reviews in Funchal and we are so happy. We did the right choice! “
  • Lido Flat
    Top Apartment

    11 Oct 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    Nicely decorated flat, very well equipped, with a large balcony with fantastic views.

    Top location.

    We will be back next year, for sure. “
  • Lido Flat
    Very Good Apartment

    10 Oct 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     A very nice apartment and the location is excellent. Alan is a very nice, friendly individual and runs the business to perfection. Cecilia and Vera very cordial and on top of everything.

    Excellent place and I will recommend it to all my friends.

    Antonio Pereira “
  • Lido Flat
    Best Flat Ever in Madeira

    September 2015 - Reviewed at Trip Advisor

    We found our home from home in Madeira.

    Very convenient location. Near the sea, on the best avenue of Funchal.
    With a large balcony & superb views. Very well equipped & nicely decorated.

    Everything we need and more to return at least once a year to this fantastic island of Madeira. “
  • Lido Flat
    Balcony with fantastic views near the sea

    September 2015 - Reviewed at Trip Advisor

    I stayed in both apartments of Vera in Funchal/Madeira.
    Vera was so kind. The service was excellent.
    Both flats are top.
    At Lido Flat, I loved the balcony with fantastic views, the maritime and light decoration, the location near Clube Naval, the restaurantes at the Monumental and the promenades.
    We will be back next year. “
  • Lido Flat
    August  2015 - Reviewed at Airbnb

     The Charming Lido Flat is nice, well situated, near to all commodities, with a balcony with nice view on the sea to allow pleasant breakfasts. Many good restaurants with reasonable prices are accessible to foot. The private parking is also a plus. All these advantages have nevertheless a counterpart: the surroundings are noisy, as well in the building (voices, moved furniture) as outside (traffic, air-conditioning). A special thank to Vera for the appreciated welcome basket! “

    Owners Response

     Dear Roland, Thank you for you nice words about our lovely Lido Flat. In relation to the noise from outside, although it is the first remark we have about it, we will try to adjust/replace the door and window to the balcony and the entrance to avoid the issue you raised. We would be really pleased to welcome you again. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera “
  • Old Town Flat
    Very Pleased with Property

    21 August 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Very clean and spacious - just be mindful of the heat in August and no air conditioning but that was our mistake. Would come again just another time of year! Thank you to Vera and also the staff who organised the transfers for us. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Lovely Apartment

    20 August 2015 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

    “ 
    This is a well-appointed apartment on the edge of the Old Town district of Funchal. There are so many places to visit within a short walk, from restaurants, the sea, the Cathedral, the Lavradore market and more. We enjoy sitting on the balcony in the evening watching the sunset with a good Sercial. It's a lovely place in an attractive town. “
  • Lido Flat
    Absolutely Loved it!

    July 2015 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings - Trip Advisor

    “ The Lido flat was everything we were looking for and equipped with everything we needed and was fantastically situated for bars, restaurants and supermarkets. The 'welcome basket' on arrival full of goodies was hugely appreciated. We are already talking about a return visit! Loved it! 
  • Old Town Flat
    Perfekter Ausgangspunkt, um Funchal und die Insel zu erkunden

    23 June 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     TSehr gut ausgestattetes Appartement, in dem wir problemlos zu dritt eine Woche zugebracht haben. Durch die altstadtnahe Lage alle Sehenswürdigkeiten Funchals bequem zu Fuß zu erreichen und durch die Nähe zur Autobahn gute Ausgangsbasis für Ausflüge mit dem Auto. Eigener Stellplatz in dieser Lage ist Gold wert. Schlüsselübergabe am Flughafen trotz erheblicher Verspätung unserer Ankunft. Und der nette Herr hatte sogar unseren Autovermieter gebeten, auf uns zu warten. Übrigens: neben einer Nespresso-Maschine gibt es auch eine normale Kaffeemaschine...
  • Old Town Flat
    Excellent

    16 June 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     An excellent clean and well equipped apartment. Could not be better. “
  • Lido Flat
    Appréciation logement du LIDO.

    10 June 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Bonjour,
    Nous avons très apprécié notre séjour à Funchall, ville superbe, ,nous avons fait de belles balades avec un guide magnifique d'une agence indiquée par l'Office du Tourisme. Quant au logement celui-ci est très fonctionnel, spacieux, très propre avec une bonne literie , un beau balcon avec une vue superbe sur la mer. Beaucoup de facilités pour les transports en commun. Il n'y a rien à redire et nous conseillons hautement ce logement. Gros plus pour ceux qui ne veulent pas cuisiner : il y a en- dessous de l'immeuble une moyenne surface qui fait des plats tous préparés et ceux-ci sont renouvelés tous les jours, en plus s'est très bon. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Comfortable, spacious appartment in a most convenient location.

    19 May 2015 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

     The apartment was very clean, comfortable, and well fitted with plenty of space. It is in a most convenient location, within minutes walk to shops and restaurants, and the famous Market. However, for light sleepers there might be a problem from late night traffic noise. “


    Owners Response
     Dear Guest, Once the balcony door in aluminum was already old, we have just replaced by a new one, with double glass and thermal break, which prevents the eventual noise from outdoors to enter to the interior. Best wishes from Madeira. Vera “
  • Old Town Flat
    Great stay in the Old Town Flat

    25 April 2015 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

     We spent nine days in the old town flat and liked it a lot. It was clean, it is in a good location, it is spacey and it is quiet. The entire logistics offered by the people running the flat was perfect (pick up from the airport, cleaning, additional help, etc.). The flat is is very close to the city centre, markets and food stores are in walking distance. The same is true for restaurants and the beach promenade. “
  • Lido Flat
    Nice and very convenient location

    April 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    We were welcome at the Funchal Airport and taken to the Lido flat by a very friendly staff of A.Y.S. who gave us a lot of information about the surroundings, and all the necessary details to make our stay easy and pleasant. A lot of info as well on what to see and where to go.
    The flat was as expected and as described in the presentation. Cosy, nice furniture, even a barbecue on the terrace, small kitchen equipped for two. Beautiful view from the terrace. Very handy: the Ipad on the desk to get any info you might need.
    Bus stop very close to the flat and very convenient to reach Funchal center in less than 10 minutes. A lot of restaurants around, and a small supermarket at the ground floor.
    I would highly recommend the Indian restaurant " Sabores da India ", next to the building: one of the best I ever tried .
    It was a nice stay, and I will probably come again .
  • Old Town Flat
    A wonderful stay in a lovely apartment in Funchal

    7 April 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     This was our 10th visit to Funchal. So glad we found this apartment. Location was so handy for restaurants, market supermarket etc. it was exactly as described with lovely layout, plenty of space, spotlessly clean and well looked after. We couldn't find fault with anything! Loved the balcony to sit out on every evening overlooking the little park listening to the birds and frogs! thanks to Vera, Cecilla and staff for making our holiday so memorable! We will be back again. “
  • Lido Flat
    Fantastic Stay in Funchal in a Self Catered Apartment

    29 March 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     We had a fantastic time at Funchal Charming Apartments (http://www.funchalcharmingapartments.co.uk/) and in Funchal. Both Vera (property owner) and Cecilia (property manager) were very helpful and catered to our each and every need. The apartment is tastefully decorated and very comfortable for a small family. We were 2 adults with a 2 year old toddler. Our son absolutely enjoyed the view of the Lido from the balcony and spent quite a bit of time there. The apartment is very close to the promenade and there are some really nice restaurants (walking distance under 2 minutes) which we frequented. We also cooked regularly in the apartment and we had no issues whatsoever. We would absolutely consider your apartment for future visits and would recommend the place to any of our friends planning a visit there wholeheartedly. “
  • Old Town Flat
    A wonderful stay in a lovely apartment in Funchal

    28 March 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     This was our 10th visit to Funchal. So glad we found this apartment. Location was so handy for restaurants, market supermarket etc. it was exactly as described with lovely layout, plenty of space, spotlessly clean and well looked after. We couldn't find fault with anything! Loved the balcony to sit out on every evening overlooking the little park listening to the birds and frogs! thanks to Vera, Cecilla and staff for making our holiday so memorable! We will be back again.
    If there is anything in this review you feel is not justified or inaccurate, we suggest you contact the guest directly within the stated grace period to get it resolved. If the reviewer agrees to change the review, they will need to contact customer support to delete the review and submit a new review.
    If necessary, we encourage you to address any areas of your business needing attention and submit an owner response to aid with future guest considerations. Your response will be displayed with the review on your listing. Responding to reviews gives you an opportunity to make additional comments about your property and adds credibility to you and your holiday home. “

  • Old Town Flat
    Lovely Apartment in a Great Location

    22 March 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     This is a lovely apartment, with a balcony looking out to sea which is a lovely place to sit. Very comfortable apartment with everything you could need. Just a short walk into the characterful Old Town, with it's cobbled narrow roads, pavement restaurants and tiny shops. Madeira is a great place for a holiday and this would be my first choice of accommodation. The description in the advert was exactly right, and the apartment was spotlessly clean and the service from the management was great, including arranging airport transfers for us. I have already recommended this property to 2 people and I've only been home one day. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Absolutely lovely apartment

    22 March 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     This is a perfect apartment, with location, management, views and facilities. We had a wonderful week and shall be back. Inside the flat has everything you could need, comfortable beds, a bath and a shower, and lovely views. The flat is in the Old Town and you walk out of the front door and become immersed in the little cobbled streets that are full of history and character. A short stroll takes you either to the harbour, or the cable car up to Monte, or the traditional market. There are an abundance of pavement restaurants, and the coffee is uniformly splendid. We used the local buses to get around and found them really good. They work to timetable, the drivers are skilful, and will, given the chance, beat their timetable! We will definitely return. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Wonderful stay in the Old Town Flat

    March 2015 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

     Had a wonderful 9 night stay in this apartment. It had everything we wanted. Plenty of space, great views, so handy to restaurants shops etc. only 5 mins walk to everything. Will return again for another stay in the future. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Perfect City Location

    16 March 2015 - Reviewed at Trip Advisor

    “ 
    This is a lovely well-maintained flat in a great city centre location, close to all shops, restaurants and amenities. Breakfast every morning on the balcony watching the cable cars go overhead!
    The owner is very knowledgeable about the island and is also very welcoming and helpful. “
  • Lido Flat
    A perfect place to stay whilst in Madeira

    8 March 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     The Appartment is beautifully decorated, clean and has all the amenities you could possibly require whilst on holiday. The host took good care of us without being overwhelming, leaving us a lovely welcome pack and on hand should we require any guidance in a new count. Whilst Funchal is in easy walking distance, the Lido area is lovely, giving a different area to explore and enjoy. We would highly recommend this Appartment as a great base for anyone's holiday. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Good Base for Exploring Island

    20 February 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     The apartment was much as advertised and we liked that it was in a quiet area at the edge of the old town. It was easy to walk to restaurants, the supermarket and the fish/fruit market. Buses to other parts of the island were close by. The kitchen was excellent and we ended up cooking many of our meals. The sunny balcony was particularly enjoyable for outdoor lunches, even in January. We had a view of the sea and the arriving and departing cruise ships. The furniture was of high quality and the beds very comfortable. The main bedroom was spectacularly bright and cheerful. The booking process was excellent and Vera was great to deal with. We should mention that Cecilia, our contact there, was very responsive and quickly supplied a new coffeemaker when the other one failed. It was easy to take island tours with Lido tours who picked us up at the nearby cable car station. All in all we had a great stay here. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Excellent Apartment in the Perfect Location

    14 January 2015 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     The apartment is in such a great location, it is in the 'Old Town' area which in my opinion is the best part of Funchal. The cobbled streets around the 'Old Town' are lovely and are great to spend some time walking around and exploring. There are so many choices of restaurants and bars within 2 minutes walk of the apartment. To walk in to the centre of Funchal takes about 5-10 mins and the sea front is again a 5–10 min walk and all have more eating and drinking places.

    Inside the apartment there is everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday, Satellite TV, DVD player, iPad, washing machine and even beach towels! It was very comfortable for 4 adults and there was plenty of room. The bedrooms were light and airy with comfortable beds. We enjoyed sitting on the master bedroom balcony watching the world go by, it does have enough room for 4 chairs on it. I have to say during our stay in December and January the apartment could get a little chilly but there was a heater supplied which we found useful. When we come back to Madeira we will definitely be staying in the apartment again.
    (Read more of this review here). “
  • Old Town Flat
    Lovely Apartment, Great Lovation Winter & Sun Too!

    2 Decembre 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Lovely apartment - everything we need for a lazy week. Great location by the side of the Old Town area of Funchal with parking on site. Drove past the main hotel area of Funchal, so glad we chose this apartment rather than 'hotel town'. Lots of things to see and do within easy walking distance (literally minutes away). The lounge area was darker than we had thought from the photo's however there was plenty of lighting and I would think the shade would be very welcome in really hot weather. Great views from the roof - we hope to go back in 2016 and will definitely take advantage of a spot of sunbathing up there..
  • Old Town Flat
    Sehr Schönes Appartment-Top Lage

    1 Decembre 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Wir verbrachten 10 Nächte in diesem Appartment. Die Einrichtung ist funktionell und sehr geschmackvoll. Nur in der Küche fehlt es etwas an Geschirr und Besteck. Ansonsten ist die Wohnung ein idealer Ausgangspunkt, um Funchal und Madeira zu entdecken, die ganze Innenstadt ist zu Fuß gut erreichbar und auch die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel. Die Betreuung durch die Eigentümer war sehr gut. Wir können "Old Town Flat" bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen.
  • Lido Flat
    Lovely Gem

    20 November 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     First of all, the service was marvelous. From the initial contacts, the booking, tips and recommendations, Meet and Greet at the flat, assistance at the flat, to transfer to the airport. Thank you very Vera and Cecilia. You were so kind.
    But, in addition, we were welcome with a tasty home made honey cake, delicious Madeira wine, a bottle of white wine, beers, juice, water...
    The flat is more than perfect and roomy for a couple. Huge, comfortable and really nice bedroom with a table and a chair overlooking the sea.
    It has a really beautiful living/dinnig room, with Cable TV, Ipad, Dock Station, DVD player, books and movies.
    But the top is the balcony. Relaxing chairs, table and chairs for 4, and more and more space. With fabulous sea views.
    All in the best location in town, at Lido, Estrada Monumental, but in a part of the street that there is no noise at all, since there is just a car (no buses alone) lane with irrelevant traffic.
    Near everything. Supermarket with take away food downstairs, plenty of bars and restaurants (we loved Paradise), beaches (the best is Clube Naval).
    No doubt, we will come back with our kids, because in the living room there are 2 big sofa beds.  “
  • Lido Flat
    What a Lovely Flat

    20 November 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     It was a super holidays. The flat is gorgeous. Clean, beautiful furniture, fantastic views to the sea.
    What a superb location. But quiet.
    Lovely restaurants, bars, walking paths and beaches nearby. Nice weather.
    Everything you need and more for a 5* holidays.  “
  • Lido Flat
    Great Location

    16 November 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     The flat was in a great location with a lovely view of the sea from the balcony, which got the sun all day. The flat was very clean and had everything we needed (we asked for a fan as it was very hot at night and one was delivered the next day, which was much appreciated). There is a supermarket next door and some very good restaurants nearby. We particularly liked the Indian behind the apartments, fantastic food and service. Apart from one day of rain the weather was great. There are some lovely walks, though it took us a few days to find them (maybe more detailed directions could be added to your information book). We did a couple of excursions which we really enjoyed, particularly the volcanic caves. We loved Madeira and will definitely be returning in the future.  “
  • Old Town Flat
    Beautiful Apartment in an Excellent Location

    15 October 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     This apartment is lovely. Spacious, well furnished, clean and tidy. Very well equipped. The main bedroom is light and airy and has a small, but adequate balcony.
    We took advantage of the meet and greet from the airport and this was well worth it, very efficient and reliable.
    The location of the apartment is very central, close to shops, cafes and restaurants. Only 5 mins walk from the cable car, a perfect location. The one small downside was the large school/college opposite the apartment and we experienced some excessive noise early in the morning (0730) on a couple of days. It would appear there were some sort of school elections going on.
    We enjoyed good food in many restaurants and cafes including The Ritz and Violinia. We did not find anywhere excessively expensive and prices varied only slightly to be honest. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment. “

    Owners Response

     Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and nice words about the Old Town Flat. Really sorry for being disturbed by the noise of the students of the high school nearby. In fact, once a year, in just a couple of days, in October, they entered into campaign to vote for some school elections and in those 2 days a year, the students may (some years, they do not) provoke some noise, just before entering to the school at 08.00, that it is possible to hear in the Old Town and therefore at the Old Town Flat. In addition, once the balcony door in aluminum was already old, we have just replaced by a new one, with double glass and thermal break, which prevents the eventual noise from outdoors to enter to the interior. Thank you again. Best Wishes. Vera “
  • Old Town Flat
    Fantastic

    08 September 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Fabulous location, went for a relaxing holiday and we succeeded. Apartment had everything we wanted, and only a short stroll to some wonderful restaurants. Highly recommended. “
  • Lido Flat
    Perfect

    September 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings - Trip Advisor

    “ The Lido apartment has everything you could possibly want for a relaxing self catering holiday. It is perfectly situated with supermarket 2 minutes walk and plenty of cafes and restaurants on the doorstep. It is quiet, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. There is a lovely living room, with good quality furnishings, the bedroom is huge and beds very comfortable and the large private balcony is perfect for sitting in the sun or relaxing in the evening. You can see the sea even lying in bed, it does not get better than that. The welcome pack is a lovely touch, very thoughtful and much appreciated, I would highly recommend this apartment, you will not find better and I can't wait to return. Very many thanks to the owner, Vera, for providing such a lovely place to stay. It is also worth booking private transfer as company very helpful, on time, pleasant and reliable. Perfect place for a relaxing holiday in a lovely area. 
  • Lido Flat
    Tastefully decorated, classy, confortable flat

    September 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     The Lido Flat is most beautifully and tastefully decorated, bright and cheerful, and with a wonderful sea view, in the popular hotel area of the Lido. The beds are exceptionally comfortable and all the well thought-out facilities make for an extremely comfortable stay. We loved returning “back home” to it in the evenings, after our many days out. All the positive things that other reviewers have said about it are absolutely true, so we won’t waste too much space repeating those things. It’s clear that the most important thing to the owner, Vera, is that you have a great holiday there. She goes out of her way to ensure that everything is just right. If there is anything you feel should perhaps be available in the flat and isn’t (rarely happens) you only have to drop her an email and it appears in your flat the next day! Terrific customer care. We had the unfortunate experience that the road in front of the flat was being re-built the week we were staying there (unbeknown to Vera, who had been assured by the council it would be finished before we arrived), and the diggers and other road-building equipment made a great deal of noise. Vera offered to try to find us accommodation elsewhere, and to completely refund what we’d paid for the Lido Flat, but there was simply no other flat available that looked as beautiful and was in such a good location, and so we declined and just tried to stay out of the flat during the day, when most of the roadworks were going on.  (Read more of this review here) “
  • Old Town Flat
    Gorgeous flat in superb location in Old Town

    September 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     We moved to the Old Town Flat after having spent a week in the Lido Flat (with one night in a hotel in between…we were happy to be back in a flat again, with all its freedom). All the positive things that have been written by others about the Old Town Flat are absolutely spot on. There is really nothing but good to say about it. It is very spacious (there were only 2 of us, but I imagine it would be roomy enough even with 4), the balcony off the main bedroom was very comfortable and with a lovely view (great to wake up to in the morning, with the balcony doors wide open), the main bathroom was spacious and the kitchen was more than adequate for a holiday apartment. We didn’t cook dinner there, as there were far too many excellent restaurants around, but it was great to make breakfast and sometimes lunch there (and moreover – to keep our beer chilled in the huge fridge)! Vera continued to support us during our stay in her second flat, with lots of good advice and tips for what to do/see/eat, etc. Our favourite restaurants nearby were Villa Cipriani in Reids Palace hotel (again!); Riso Risottoria del Mundo, 274 Rua Santa Maria (gorgeous location, great food); and for simple but delicious fish dishes, Gavião Novo and its sister restaurant Taberna da Esquina. If you’re a tennis player, book courts at one of the local hotels (Cliff Bay or Porto Mare (v nice court) for 7-10 Euro/hour). If you’re a jogger, there are umpteen routes along the coast (be prepared for a few little hills, but it’s gorgeous running territory either west or east along the coast). (Read more of this review here) “
  • Old Town Flat
    Old Town flat Funchal

    September 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Wir waren für eine Woche in der Wohnung im Herzen der Altstadt in Funchal. Die Lage und Ausstattung der Wohnung ist wie in der Beschreibung angegeben. Man ist zu Fuß in drei Minuten an der Markthalle oder auch im Herzen der Altstadt. Restaurants gibt es hier genügend zur Auswahl. Die Wohnung ist sauber und gut gepflegt. Auf der Dachterasse waren wir nicht. Der Service und die Organisation für die Übergabe hat gut funktioniert. An der Station für die Kabinenbahn in den Botanischen Garten ist man in in 5 Minuten. Wir waren mit der Wohnung und dem Service insgesamt sehr zufrieden und werden sie auch weiter empfehlen. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Wonderful apartment with nice views and a great location!

    26 August 2014 - Reviewed at Airbnb

    Translation from Russian to English
    Wonderful apartment with nice views and a great location! The apartment was very clean. Spacious and ideal for four people. We loved the small and pleasant things: table wine and home-made cake; in the bathroom, cleaning products from L’Occitane; on the wall of dining room, children's drawings. A few lines about how to reach to the apartment by yourself. From the airport to Funchal, there is the aero-bus. Cost 5 €. Show the driver the address and it drops you at the nearest point, such as in front of the Farm Market, continue to walk 5 min. Go to the lane on the left side of the market to circular motion, the apartment is between the school and the police station, directly above the cable car passes by the apartment.
  • Old Town Flat
    The best location in Madeira

    11 August 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings - Trip Advisor

     If you are thinking of staying in Funchal- then you would do well to consider staying in the Old Town Flat as it is the very best location. It is extremely well fitted out and you really do feel as though you are living the local life. Just a few minutes stroll from the market, supermarket, lots of great restaurants, buses, cable car and coast, the flat has so much to offer. We booked a wonderful massage in the Santa Maria Hotel- again just minutes away. This two bedroomed/two bathroomed flat even has an IPad for guests and the attention to detail is fantastic and we would thoroughly recommend this flat to anyone. “
  • Lido Flat
    Much more than expected. We had nothing to complain about.

    8 June 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings – Trip Advisor

     We have just arrived from two weeks in Funchal, Madeira Island. We chose to stay in two apartments (a week in each one) of the same owner: Funchal Charming Apartments. The Lido Flat for swimming at the sea & sunbathing and the Old Town Flat to live like a local right in the middle of the Old Town.
    We spent a fantastic time at the Lido Flat. In the morning, we usually went to Club Tourism beach, 5 minutes away from the flat, with a large solarium (with adults and children swimming pools) at sea level. It was sunny and the sea water was warm. After lunch we used to walk on Strada Monumental. Sometimes, until the centre of Funchal (20/30 minutes). Or on the Lido Promenade which is a lovely path, most of time by the sea, that reaches the pretty/cosy fishermen small town of Câmara Lobos. At night, we went to several delicious nearby restaurants (Cipriani, Paradise and Il Basilico are our tips) and to Hole in one Bar for after dinner drinks.
    The Lido Flat was much more than expected. Located on the buzzy Strada Monumental, but silent (5th floor and just a few cars on a single lane one way traffic Strada Monumental - some works there to be finished in August as I was told, but no noise at all)). With a beautifully decorated bedroom and siting/dining room, with windows/door with windows overlooking the sea and open to a great balcony with splendid infinity sea views, with a table for 4, chairs for relaxing and much more. We had nothing to complain about.
    Last but not the least, Vera, please accept our thanks for allowing us to stay at your apartments, for the excellence service you provided us, including the delightful welcome pack in both apartments and the transfer from one to the other flat.
    We can hardly wait to come back. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Spacious Apartment in a great central location

    17 June 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     For this trip to Madeira we wanted an apartment in the centre of Funchal and the location of Old Town Flat was perfect being only a short walk from restaurants,bars,shops etc.
    The apartment itself is spacious,clean and well equipped,including wifi and flat screen T.V.There's a small south facing balcony with views of the sea.
    We spent 2 weeks here and overall were very happy with our choice,we would certainly stay here again. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Beautiful apartment in a great location

    28 May 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful apartment. It was perfect for our family. It was very clean and had everything we needed to feel at home. Loved the free wifi and IPAD! This island is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and will most likely return.
    In terms of food; we absolutely loved our dinner at the Forte. Make reservations ahead of time. Also they have two sisters restaurants. Mozart and Goya. If you book in advance, they will give you a discount to try all three. Highly recommend.
    We also loved “Portão” and “Sabor a Fado” for entertainment (food was okay at the latter).
    We highly recommend the Levada Walks. We did to island tours, east and west (great to see everything) but we wished we could have hiked more. We did one half day Levada Walks towards the end and wanted more. We used “Pride of Madeira” pretty cheap excursions.
    We hope this helps your next visitors “
  • Old Town Flat
    5* Apartment at best Location

    25 May 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Huge apartment to even two couples.
    Wonderful balcony overlooking Old Town
    2 beautiful confortable bedrooms and two bathrooms.
    Large sitting and dinning room with everything you need (books in several languages, dvd, movies, cable tv, ipad, etc).
    Very well equipped kitchen with places to eat.
    Roof terrace with sun chairs to sunbath or to be delighted with views to everywhere.
    2 minutes (even for my in my sixties) to the Old Town. 2 minutes to Market. What a marvellous experience. 3 minutes to Gavião Novo, Taberna Esquina and other fabulous restaurants and bars. 5 minutes to Barreinha beach. 10 minutes to Funchal new centre.
    Impeccable and helpful service from booking to checking out. Vera, again, many thanks. “
  • Lido Flat
    I Loved the stay at the lido Flat

    25 May 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     What can I say?
    I loved my stay at the Lido Flat.
    Ideally located near sea, beaches and promenade. Lots of things to do besides swimming at sea and sunbathing: jogging, shopping, eating. Do not miss Doca do Cavacas on the rocks by the sea.
    Or just experience the flat. Bright. Clean. Cool. Smart. Confortable. Enjoy chatting, eating, drinking, sunbathing or just relaxing at the oversized balcony faced south with amazing views.
    We strongly recommend this wonderful apartment to everyone. “
  • Lido Flat
    The view from the balcony is to die for

    16 May 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings – Trip Advisor

     Had a fantastic time at Madeira two weeks ago.
    Upon arrival we received a welcome pack (the Madeira wine and the honey cake were delicious and the white wine was great) & were shown our apartment. The apartment was very clean & had more than everything we needed for a perfect stay.
    Although right a few steps away from several beaches and promenades, with lots of things going on, for more chilled out, you do not need to look elsewhere. The location of the apartment is quiet and peaceful. And the view from the balcony is to die for.
    It's style of decoration is eclectic/cool/casual/chic. A mixed of patterns and textures make the apartment really welcoming. As I love. When I started un-packing I felt like I was in my house!
    Our experience was perfect and we will be returning with our children soon! “
  • Old Town Flat
    10 out of 10

    16 May 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     10 out of 10
    10 out of 10 for the:
    - friendly and attentive service provided to us.
    - huge space of the lovely apartment;
    - delightful and charming decoration;
    - equipment at the kitchen, at the living room or to take to the roof terrace;
    - location - calmness in a vibrant spot: Zona Velha, Funchal Old Town.
    Thus, for the future our home in the sunny Madeira! “
  • Lido Flat
    Good Location and Nice Apartment

    09 May 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     The location of the apartment is in the nice touristic area of Funchal named Lido. I stayed there for a week and I believe I was the first person to rent the location as many of the appliances were still new (Iron/Ironing Board/Drying Rack/Pans). The view from the balcony is pleasant and you get a lot of sunlight to wake up to. The grocery store is right next door and a concrete/pebble beach within a short walking distance.
    It would have been nicer to have a double or queen bed rather than two single beds stuck together as it's a little frustrating having them split apart while you move around in your sleep. However, still comfortable. There was construction being done on the road outside during my stay, but it still wasn't very disturbing.
    Also, I'm assuming it's mostly due to me being there as the first guest, but it would have been good had things such as dish washing liquid/some detergent/salt&pepper available.
    The lobby entrance key was a little finicky at first and took me a while to get used to, so just be aware when you first use it and be patient. Other than the a little hiccup at the very end, Cecilia and Vera were helpful and kind throughout my stay. “
  • Old Town Flat
    The Perfect Choice

    6 May 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings – Trip Advisor

     Just after arriving, we realized that we made the perfect choice.
    Super location. Best possible location in Funchal in the heart of the Old Town. Yet very quiet and private. Mixture between cultural life and quietness.
    Very clean and tidy. Roomy enough for more than 4 people live in comfort and style. Lovely decoration. Balcony for romantic sunsets overlooking the Old Town and sea.
    The apartment was fully equipped with more than expected. Yes, it has a Nespresso coffe machine and an Ipad. But also a cable TV with all international channels, DVD player, movies,sound-dock, books in English and other languages, etc. Even mats and light sun chairs that can be taken to the rooftop terrace for sunbath with amazing views.
    It couldn't of been any better and we would definitely stay again at the charming Old Town Flat. “
  • Lido Flat
    We found our home away from home

    6 May 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Vera, we would like to thank you for the best holidays we had in the last years. We know that you are not the responsible for the perfect weather. It was really gorgeous: dry and no clouds. We also know that you are not the responsible for the delightful environment at Lido, with Monumental Street, Promenades, beaches, restaurants and, why not, Forum shopping centre! But, it is your “fault” that the flat is located at Lido where it is always sunny. And you certainly are the responsible for the delicious and very pleasing apartment where we stayed. The decoration is so delicate and subtle. Also floral and maritime. Friendly and warmly. Not rococo, not fussy. Chic. Not stuffy. Top of the tops: Great size wonderful balcony turned south. I could sit for hours there,day or night, enjoying the extraordinary and peaceful views. And an “extra”. At least for me. Since I hate cooking, I couldn’t finish without giving thanks to the supermarket at the ground floor with tasty and cheap takeaway food. Overall, it is a great place to live. We found our home away from home! “
  • Lido Flat
    A gem Best Time ever at Funchal. Count on us.

    25 April 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     As Madeira lovers, we come back here (we are still in Madeira, now at Santo da Serra, the perfect base to enjoy the landscapes of Madeira through the “Levadas Walks” – thrilling trails with dramatic views) at least twice a year. In the past, in Funchal, we stayed at several hotels always at Lido/Promenade, but a couple of years ago we started staying at apartments.
    Lido/Promenade is, by far, for us, the best spot in Funchal. There is no better weather in Funchal. Even if in the city centre, sometimes, there are clouds, at Lido/Promenande, it is sunshine.
    It is also the best location in Funchal to walk. There is the spectacular Estrada Monumental towards the city centre (or towards Câmara de Lobos). And two promenades: Lido & Câmara de Lobos. By the sea. With entrances to the main beaches, restaurants & bars. 5 miles walking sometimes over the sea. Amidst spectacular sub-tropical gardens. Unforgettable.
    But this was our best time ever at Funchal.
    Lido Flat is a superb, fantastic and wonderful apartment. From the huge balcony overlooking the sea (also a perfect stretching place after walking!) to a completely equipped kitchenette, from a more than average size and dream bedroom to also an enjoyable living/dining room, both full of light and with sea views. Splendid decoration. (Read More of this review here) “

  • Old Town Flat
    Perfect Location - No need for more

    24 April 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings – Trip Advisor

     The Old Town Flat is an excellent location to stay at Funchal; it is very close to the old city, market and restaurants; it provides all functionality needed for our stay. From that location we have been explored the whole island of Madeira. Next time if that flat would be available we would like to rent again; a clear recommendation! “
  • Lido Flat
    Lovely Flat. Fantastic location. We will come back.

    17 April 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     I completely enjoyed my stay in this delightful apartment.
    I did my early jogging starting at the doorstep of the apartment, at Estrada Monumental, and I normally ran until the genuine fishermen pretty beauty small town of Câmara de Lobos then I came back through the promenade, smelling the sea a couple of meters away. 50 minutes of exercise and pleasure.
    When I arrived at the flat, I took the breakfast with my family at the balcony. The sea views were amazing.
    Then I relaxed for a while at the balcony, looking for tips about Madeira and Funchal at the existing apps of the Ipad of the flat.
    After that, since the weather was fantastic (I was told that Lido area has the best weather in Madeira), we (my wife and a child) enjoyed the beaches nearby. I loved very much Club Naval. Sun chairs at the level of the sea. Warm and transparent sea. Swimming pool for kids. (Read More of this review here) “
  • Lido Flat
    Fantastic apartment. Hip & Cool. Best location

    April 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings – Trip Advisor

    We are a couple with two kids, from Madrid, living in Madeira, for professional reasons, during certain periods of the year. We have an apartment nearby (Lido is for us the nº1 area in Funchal: best weather, several fantastic beaches, lots of restaurants and bars, Estrada Monumental & Lido Promenade!) but we needed to stay away from our apartment during 3 days, that’s why we chose to stay at the Lido Flat.
    Wow! What a happy decision! What an apartment!
    It was, for sure, totally refurbished a couple of days ago (you may even smell a little bit of inks recently dried), but by someone with a sophisticated taste. Not as usual that you buy lots of stuff to put in places. No! There are some nice antiques, some chairs in traditional wickerwork (but painted with lovely colours), some brand new and confortable pieces of design furniture, in an exciting mix of styles. With colour modern paintings and others. Maritime and beach touches. Hip and cool, no doubt! Kitchen small but cozy with everything (brand new stuff!) you need to cook whatever you wish (although there are a bbc at the balcony and a supermarket at the 0 floor with tasty take away food for those, as myself, that does not like to cook).  (Read More of this review here)
  • Old Town Flat
    Wonderful Holiday At Old Town Flat

    17 March 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     We had a fabulous holiday in Funchal and the apartment had everything we required and more. Vera could not have been more helpful throughout the booking process - prior to our holiday, during our holiday and after our return home. She is a very friendly kind lady and although not having met her she feels like a friend. The flat is well furnished having some lovely pieces of furniture making it feel like a home from home. All the essentials were there meaning we did not have to buy products for keeping the flat clean etc. There are lots of books, dvd's, an I Pad for your use, free WiFi, lots of information on Madeira and walks that you can do, recommended restaurants ( which are well worth a visit ) etc. The flat was very clean, beds are very comfortable and the flat has the facilities for you to live as you do at home, having full cooking facilities etc. It was lovely to celebrate my sisters 30th Wedding Anniversary whilst on our holiday and Vera had left a lovely welcoming package for us on our arrival which was really appreciated and since returning home I am enjoying looking through the book she gave us which reminds us of our truly wonderful holiday. (Read More of this review here) “
  • Old Town Flat
    Excellent Service

    21 February 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Thank you very much for your very best service. The apartment is wonderful and equiped with all we needed and more. Its central location is optimal. The attention we've got from you all was very professional, friendly and helpful.
    We really can recommand to everybody this flat and the services of "Funchal Charming Apartments". We will be happy to book next time with you! “
  • Old Town Flat
    Stunning visit, perfect location

    18 February 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

     First time we visited Madeira and really enjoyed being in the centre of town. This is a charming flat where no detail has been forgotten. We where expertly helped by the gracious owner who provided great tips on restaurants - Gaviao Novo in particular! We'll come back for sure and recommend to anyone visiting Madeira. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Beautiful Funchal Apartment

    16 February 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Lovely clean and comfortable apartment. Lovely sunny balcony off of main bedroom with sea views over roof tops. Very close to Old Town bars, restaurants and shops. No car needed if wanting just a relaxing holiday. The owners were most helpful with local knowledge, levada walks and restaurant suggestions, all of which were good Many lovely bars one favourite was Noit Escura in Travessa do Pimenta. Very friendly and good for light meals. Taberna da Esquina, Rua de Santa Maria was excellent, also Sabor a Fado in Travessa das Torres, this one has live local music sung by the waitresses and kitchen staff (not to be missed!). For lunch and/or early evening drinks then the Esplanada Barreirinha bar at the end of Rua de Santa Maria is a must. Would highly recommend the whole experience. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Beautiful flat in Old Town Funchal

    16 January 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    “ The flat was as expected. Excellent condition. Nice balcony. Location perfect. You are in town in 3 minutes and on the beach in 5. Still in the middle of a small, historic european city. Madeira at its best. “
  • Old Town Flat
    Quiet, tasteful apartment in great location with incredible customer care

    9 January 2014 - Reviewed at Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor

    “ 
    I highly recommend a stay in this apartment if you are looking for a base near Funchal Old Town... It is beautifully decorated, well equipped and has a fantastic location just a short walk to the old town. It is lovely and peaceful and as it's in a building of local residents you get a more authentic experience of living in Funchal than being in a tourist hotel. The owners offer fabulous service, helping out swiftly with any enquiries - I felt very cared for as a guest. The wi-fi is excellent, and I loved going up to the roof balcony and enjoying the magnificent views over Funchal or sitting on the deckchair on the small balcony. This is a gem of an apartment! “
  • Old Town Flat
    Excellent base to explore Funchal.

    5 January 2014 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    “ 
    We did have a lovely time in Funchal thank you. Thanks for all your advice and suggestions (we did receive the email about swimming pools and enjoyed a swim in a few nearby). We enjoyed the apartment very much and had delicious meals at some of the restaurants you recommended. The apartment was very comfortable - very well equipped and we loved the artwork! Olive slept very well in the cot and loved the warm weather. It was great having a balcony and the rooms were all much bigger than the photographs suggested. It was a great location for exploring the city and very handy having a car park space. It was a treat having the welcome goodies - thank you. We did find the beds in the larger bedroom moved very easily so it would have been handy if they could be clipped together (pillows kept sliding down the gaps!) “
  • Old Town Flat
    Christmas :Wonderful taste of local Madeiran life.

    23 December 2013 - Reviewed at HomeAway

    This flat is in a fantastic location for visiting the picturesque, cobbled streets of Funchal Old Town, with a range of restaurants and bars just a few minutes' walk away. The apartment itself is in a relatively modern, residential block, with a secure entrance area and a lift. We felt the property gave us a better glimpse into the local way of life than if we had stayed on the hotel 'strip' on the other side of town. We found the Madeiran people extremely welcoming.The cable car which goes up to the botanical gardens in Monte goes directly overhead the apartment building, but it glides by completely silently and this didn't detract from my enjoyment of sitting on the balcony (off one of the bedrooms) and soaking up the gentle sunshine. The sunsets from the balcony are stunning. You can see cruise ships leaving the harbour from the other bedroom window.    (Read More of this review here)
  • Old Town Flat
    Very comfortable stay

    4 November 2013 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     My partner and I where in Funchal for a trekking holiday and found this the perfect base. It is right in the middle of town but peacefully quiet and very comfortable. Appreciated that the kitchen had every possible amenity and the owners helpful with all our questions on levada walks, restaurants etc. Really recommend this place and will return! “
  • Old Town Flat
    Bel appartement, confortable et bien placé

    21 October 2013 - Reviewed at HomeAway

     Nous avons passé un agréable séjour et fait plein de visites grâce aux températures très douces. L'appartement est très bien placé prés des restaurants typiques et tendance. “