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An elegant two-bedroom self-catering apartment in the prime location in town, Funchal's new old hot spot - the old town (or "Zona Velha"). Albeit in such a vibrant part of the Zona Velha, it's a very quiet apartment, away from the street noise.

You can relax in this fabulous apartment, with views overlooking Funchal, and enjoy the especially lovely sunsets from your private balcony. For truly amazing views, use the scenic rooftop terrace above the apartment, where you can stretch out or just be inspired by some amazing views over Funchal.

Enjoy the trendy lifestyle of the old streets of Zona Velha within a 2-minute stroll. Experience the smells and tastes of Madeira at the Farmers Market ("Mercado dos Lavradores") within 3 minutes where you can easily find everything from fresh fish, vegetables and fruits to flowers and traditional handicrafts. And why not go swimming in the sea at Barreirinha Beach? Take advantage of year-round sunshine and warm Atlantic Ocean waters less than a 10-minute walk away. Explore the centre of town, just a 12-minute walk to visit the Sé Cathedral and the charming cafés by the Theatre.

No car is needed, although we do offer a free parking place if you do decide to hire one.

  • A beautiful flat in a charming island

  • Live the Funchal dream

  • Experience Funchal quality

  • Your spiritual home

  • Life just got better

  • Experience Funchal like a local

  • Bright and sunny all year

  • Your calm oasis in the buzzing city

  • Charm, location and value

  • In the city, just by the sea

  • Location, experience and peace of mind

  • Experience the Funchal lifestyle

  • Luxuries you deserve and prices you'll love

  • Walking distance to main attractions in Funchal

  • Awesome views

  • Unique and elegant

  • Book with confidence

  • Fully connected

  • A beautiful flat in a charming island

  • Live the Funchal dream

  • Experience Funchal quality

  • Your spiritual home

  • Life just got better

  • Experience Funchal like a local

  • Bright and sunny all year

  • Your calm oasis in the buzzing city

  • Charm, location and value

  • In the city, just by the sea

  • Location, experience and peace of mind

  • Experience the Funchal lifestyle

  • Luxuries you deserve and prices you'll love

  • Walking distance to main attractions in Funchal

  • Awesome views

  • Unique and elegant

  • Book with confidence

  • Fully connected

The Old Town Flat is located on the 2nd floor of an elegant apartment block.
Approximately 90m2 (969ft2) apartment divided as follows:

  • 1st bedroom – 17m2 (183ft2) with a private balcony of 3,5m2 (38ft2) and a private bathroom of 3m2 (32ft2) with a shower
  • 2nd bedroom – 13m2 (140ft2) with window
  • 2nd bathroom – 6 m2 (65ft2) with bath
  • Kitchen – 12 m2 (129ft2) with a covered balcony of 4m2 (43ft2)
  • Living and dining room – 30m2 (323ft2) with window

 

The Old Town Flat is located in the middle of Funchal's Old Town, 15 minutes by car from the airport. Zona Velha is the oldest quarter of the city and now the most popular tourist destination for locals and visitors. It is the trendiest place in town, the main hotspot in Funchal.

With cobbled streets lined by traditional buildings (some dating back to the 15th Century), it is full of life, culture and spirit, with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants (and, for foodies, some of the best restaurants in town).

The highlights include Mercado dos Lavradores, Fortaleza de São Tiago, a trip on the cable car to Monte and Madeira Story Centre, among others.

After all, a charming apartment needs to be placed in the most charming district in Funchal.

Old Town zone photo gallery
  • A beautiful flat in a charming island

  • Live the Funchal dream

  • Experience Funchal quality

  • Your spiritual home

  • Life just got better

  • Experience Funchal like a local

  • Bright and sunny all year

  • Your calm oasis in the buzzing city

  • Charm, location and value

  • In the city, just by the sea

  • Location, experience and peace of mind

  • Experience the Funchal lifestyle

  • Luxuries you deserve and prices you'll love

  • Walking distance to main attractions in Funchal

  • Awesome views

  • Unique and elegant

  • Book with confidence

  • Fully connected

  • Lift
  • Private car parking place
  • Access to the rooftop for amazing views
  • Fully equipped kitchen, including a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, microwave, a washing machine, toaster, electric mixer, a kettle and even a Nespresso coffee machine, among others.
  • One bathroom equipped for guests with disabilities
  • Wireless broadband with free access
  • LCD TV with cable broadcasting dozens of international channels
  • DVD Player and lots of best sellers DVD's films
  • Sound Dock for Iphone 4, 5 and 6
  • Ipad

(walking distances in minutes)

ATM cash machines
Health clinic
Market
Pharmacy
Post office
Shopping centre
Supermarket
Taxi stop

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See the location of these facilities and more on the map here.

Take a look at our Nearby Suggestions for all the best places to visit near our charming apartment.

  • A beautiful flat in a charming island

  • Live the Funchal dream

  • Experience Funchal quality

  • Your spiritual home

  • Life just got better

  • Experience Funchal like a local

  • Bright and sunny all year

  • Your calm oasis in the buzzing city

  • Charm, location and value

  • In the city, just by the sea

  • Location, experience and peace of mind

  • Experience the Funchal lifestyle

  • Luxuries you deserve and prices you'll love

  • Walking distance to main attractions in Funchal

  • Awesome views

  • Unique and elegant

  • Book with confidence

  • Fully connected

The prices below are in Euros and the VAT is included.

Period From To Week
Spring 2017 02 Jan 2017 11 Jun 2017 € 550
Summer 2017 12 Jun 2017 24 Sep 2017 € 650
Fall 2017 25 Sep 2017 17 Dec 2017 € 550
Xmas 2017 & New Year 2018 18 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 € 650

 

Prices are based on double occupancy. The rate per week for each extra person (maximum two) is € 70 (VAT included). Children younger than 10 years do not pay as an extra person. Minimum stay is 7 nights.

Airport Transfers
We may also, through our property manager, provide private transfer services from and to the airport.

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If the property is available for the intended dates the reply will contain a provisional booking. To confirm this, we request payment of 50%. We will keep the dates booked for you within three days while you take care of the payment.

The remaining 50% of the booking must be paid a week before arrival.

Payments may be done through bank transfer to:
Account holder: Arribacharmosa – Apartamentos Turísticos, Lda.
Bank: Millenniumbcp
Account nº 4544 2700 942
IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 45442700942 05
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Guest reviews

  • Old Town Flat
    December 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    Centrally located at the Old Town, the flat is really beautiful, nicely decorated, fully equipped. Two big rooms, one with a fantastic balcony. Near everything: Mercado, Santa Maria street, cable car, sea, fantastic restaurants and bars, etc. etc. Next time we come to Madeira, we will stay again at this apartment and will invite another couple to join us because the size of it is more that sufficient for 4 pax. “
  • Old Town Flat
    December 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    I will be back asap. Impossible to find a best location in town. Really quite, but less than 2 minutes walking to the busy and fantastic Rua de Santa Maria at the centre of the Old Town. The apartment is so spacious and so nice. Vera, the owner, is so kind and helpful. “
  • Old Town Flat
    December 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    What a perfect apartment! Location, size, equipment, decoration. Nothing to complain. Thank you Vera for the service and welcome pack with delicious honey cake and drinks. 
  • Old Town Flat
    November 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    I am a Madeira fan. Normally, I stayed at hotels but this time I decided to move to the middle of the madeirans, at a lovely apartment, at the Old Town. This will be my home away from home in the next years. Fantastic. Marvelous. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    The apartment is admirably fine. What a large and well decorated living room! What a bright blue bedroom with a quite terrace with views to sea and garden.
And the location? You cannot find better in Funchal. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    “ 
    Best location in town. Sea, fantastic walks, restaurants, etc etc nearby.

Superior and large apartment.

With everything you need. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    The details provided on the property web site were accurate and comprehensive. We were very pleased with what we found on arrival; in particular how spacious the flat was with high and larger than expected rooms. Also, as a second floor flat in a five storey residential block in the heart of Funchal, there was less noise than we anticipated. Internal noise from other residents was negligible with only the occasional slamming door. Street noise was also minimal perhaps because there was a secondary school on one side and the Police Station on the other. We have never stayed anywhere with such easy access to amenities including a multitude of restaurants within a five minute walk. (E.G. Our first night was a 3 minute walk to Atalaia II Pizzaria, 26 Largo Das Torneiras for two excellent Pizzas with a bottle of wine for E28.30.) The recommended meet and greet was a little more expensive than a standard taxi ride but very convenient. From the plane wheels touching down to our being in the apartment took less than 40 minutes. Both Vera and Cecilia provided very good service and communications. (Favourite restaurants nearby - Ataliaia II, Sao Jose, Taberna Rouel/Esquina, Taberna Madeira). 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    Best location in town. Sea, fantastic walks, restaurants, etc etc nearby. Superior and large apartment. With everything you need. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    “ 
    The apartment is admirably fine. What a large and well decorated living room! What a bright blue bedroom with a quite terrace with views to sea and garden. And the location? You cannot find better in Funchal. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    The details provided on the property web site were accurate and comprehensive. We were very pleased with what we found on arrival; in particular how spacious the flat was with high and larger than expected rooms. Also, as a second floor flat in a five storey residential block in the heart of Funchal, there was less noise than we anticipated. Internal noise from other residents was negligible with only the occasional slamming door. Street noise was also minimal perhaps because there was a secondary school on one side and the Police Station on the other. We have never stayed anywhere with such easy access to amenities including a multitude of restaurants within a five minute walk. (E.G. Our arrival night excursion was a 3 minute walk to Atalaia II Pizzaria, 26 Largo Das Torneiras for two excellent Pizzas with a bottle of wine for E28.30.) The recommended meet and greet was a little more expensive than a standard taxi ride but very convenient. From the plane wheels touching down to our being in the apartment took less than 40 minutes. Both Vera and Cecilia provided very good service and communications. 
  • Old Town Flat
    September 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    Wir wurden pünktlich von Alan am Flughafen abgeholt und zum Appartment gefahren. Dabei erzählte er uns schon einiges über Madeira. Die Wohnung erklärte er uns ausführlich, sodass wir uns sofort wie zu Hause fühlten. Bettwäsche und Handtücher waren von guter Qualität. Die Sicht vom Balkon war herrlich, wir sahen das Meer, und die Seilbahngondeln fuhren direkt über unser Haus (völlig geräuschlos). Lediglich die Einrichtung der Küche war mäßig: wer längere Zeit dort ist und kochen möchte, findet nur unzureichende Pfannen (zwei hätten wir zu Hause gleich weggeworfen!) und einige Töpfe vor. Es gab je 1 Weiß- und Rotweinglas, die anderen waren rustikaler. Aber wir kamen zurecht.

    Die Lage der Wohnung ist sehr zentral, Altstadt und Busstationen fußläufig erreichbar.

    Es war sehr ruhig im Haus. Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Ausstattung mit einem IPad und den verschiedenen deutschen Fernsehsendern. wir würden die Wohnung jederzeit wieder mieten. 
  • Old Town Flat
    September 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    “ 
    El apartamento está muy bien situado y tiene todo lo necesario, plaza de párking incluida, para pasar una estancia perfecta en Funchal. 
  • 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. “
  • 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! “
  • 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. “
  • 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! “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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
    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
    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. “
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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! “

  • 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. “
  • 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! “
  • 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
    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. “
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Guest reviews - Old Town Flat

  • Old Town Flat
    December 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    Centrally located at the Old Town, the flat is really beautiful, nicely decorated, fully equipped. Two big rooms, one with a fantastic balcony. Near everything: Mercado, Santa Maria street, cable car, sea, fantastic restaurants and bars, etc. etc. Next time we come to Madeira, we will stay again at this apartment and will invite another couple to join us because the size of it is more that sufficient for 4 pax. “
  • Old Town Flat
    December 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    I will be back asap. Impossible to find a best location in town. Really quite, but less than 2 minutes walking to the busy and fantastic Rua de Santa Maria at the centre of the Old Town. The apartment is so spacious and so nice. Vera, the owner, is so kind and helpful. “
  • Old Town Flat
    December 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    What a perfect apartment! Location, size, equipment, decoration. Nothing to complain. Thank you Vera for the service and welcome pack with delicious honey cake and drinks. 
  • Old Town Flat
    November 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    I am a Madeira fan. Normally, I stayed at hotels but this time I decided to move to the middle of the madeirans, at a lovely apartment, at the Old Town. This will be my home away from home in the next years. Fantastic. Marvelous. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    The apartment is admirably fine. What a large and well decorated living room! What a bright blue bedroom with a quite terrace with views to sea and garden.
And the location? You cannot find better in Funchal. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    “ 
    Best location in town. Sea, fantastic walks, restaurants, etc etc nearby.

Superior and large apartment.

With everything you need. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at Tripadvisor 

    The details provided on the property web site were accurate and comprehensive. We were very pleased with what we found on arrival; in particular how spacious the flat was with high and larger than expected rooms. Also, as a second floor flat in a five storey residential block in the heart of Funchal, there was less noise than we anticipated. Internal noise from other residents was negligible with only the occasional slamming door. Street noise was also minimal perhaps because there was a secondary school on one side and the Police Station on the other. We have never stayed anywhere with such easy access to amenities including a multitude of restaurants within a five minute walk. (E.G. Our first night was a 3 minute walk to Atalaia II Pizzaria, 26 Largo Das Torneiras for two excellent Pizzas with a bottle of wine for E28.30.) The recommended meet and greet was a little more expensive than a standard taxi ride but very convenient. From the plane wheels touching down to our being in the apartment took less than 40 minutes. Both Vera and Cecilia provided very good service and communications. (Favourite restaurants nearby - Ataliaia II, Sao Jose, Taberna Rouel/Esquina, Taberna Madeira). 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    Best location in town. Sea, fantastic walks, restaurants, etc etc nearby. Superior and large apartment. With everything you need. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    “ 
    The apartment is admirably fine. What a large and well decorated living room! What a bright blue bedroom with a quite terrace with views to sea and garden. And the location? You cannot find better in Funchal. 
  • Old Town Flat
    October 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    The details provided on the property web site were accurate and comprehensive. We were very pleased with what we found on arrival; in particular how spacious the flat was with high and larger than expected rooms. Also, as a second floor flat in a five storey residential block in the heart of Funchal, there was less noise than we anticipated. Internal noise from other residents was negligible with only the occasional slamming door. Street noise was also minimal perhaps because there was a secondary school on one side and the Police Station on the other. We have never stayed anywhere with such easy access to amenities including a multitude of restaurants within a five minute walk. (E.G. Our arrival night excursion was a 3 minute walk to Atalaia II Pizzaria, 26 Largo Das Torneiras for two excellent Pizzas with a bottle of wine for E28.30.) The recommended meet and greet was a little more expensive than a standard taxi ride but very convenient. From the plane wheels touching down to our being in the apartment took less than 40 minutes. Both Vera and Cecilia provided very good service and communications. 
  • Old Town Flat
    September 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    Wir wurden pünktlich von Alan am Flughafen abgeholt und zum Appartment gefahren. Dabei erzählte er uns schon einiges über Madeira. Die Wohnung erklärte er uns ausführlich, sodass wir uns sofort wie zu Hause fühlten. Bettwäsche und Handtücher waren von guter Qualität. Die Sicht vom Balkon war herrlich, wir sahen das Meer, und die Seilbahngondeln fuhren direkt über unser Haus (völlig geräuschlos). Lediglich die Einrichtung der Küche war mäßig: wer längere Zeit dort ist und kochen möchte, findet nur unzureichende Pfannen (zwei hätten wir zu Hause gleich weggeworfen!) und einige Töpfe vor. Es gab je 1 Weiß- und Rotweinglas, die anderen waren rustikaler. Aber wir kamen zurecht.

    Die Lage der Wohnung ist sehr zentral, Altstadt und Busstationen fußläufig erreichbar.

    Es war sehr ruhig im Haus. Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Ausstattung mit einem IPad und den verschiedenen deutschen Fernsehsendern. wir würden die Wohnung jederzeit wieder mieten. 
  • Old Town Flat
    September 2016 - Reviewed at HomeAway 

    “ 
    El apartamento está muy bien situado y tiene todo lo necesario, plaza de párking incluida, para pasar una estancia perfecta en Funchal. 
  • 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. “
  • 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! “
  • 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. “
  • 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! “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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.
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  • 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
    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
    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. “
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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. “
  • 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! “

  • 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. “
  • 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! “
  • 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
    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. “