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The apartment was in the center of Funchal and walkable to the shops and restaurents. The views from the top floor apartment were great and the balcony was large to accompany four people. The apartment was well appointed. Overall the apartment was great, but the hot water in the showers were limited and the beds were not very comfortable.
Very comfortable flat in the heart of Funchal with great views
This is a large 2-bed apartment with a terrace (views right across Funchal Bay), in the centre of Funchal near the Zarco statue, Golden Gate and Palacio do Sao Lourenco (and the sea front). It's well-equipped and comfortable, and the living rooms are a good size; you have a choice of eating in the kitchen or living room, or on the terrace (the outside furniture has been replaced since the photo). The nearby streets are pedestrian, so hardly any traffic noise. The bedrooms open on to a courtyard where there is some noise from other buildings' air conditioning. Good showers, but you have to allow time for the water to heat up again. We cooked on several occasions and the kitchen is well-equipped, though if you need one bring a wooden spatula. There's a small supermarket nearby in the Sao Lourenco centre, and two large ones within a 10min walk, along with plenty of eating places. Joao the owner is very helpful and has a shop downstairs, though we only needed to find him once to ask where to put the rubbish. A good find - highly recommended for a stay in central Funchal.
Perfect for a family holiday
We loved Joao's apartment. Very centrally located it is perfect and spacious for 4 adults. Everything is very walkable, close to market, harbour, supermarkets. A major taxi stand is 2 min away as well as numerous bus stops including aerobus. We made breakfast with the full kitchen provided and enjoyed a great view of the harbour and cruise ships on the balcony. 5th floor means you are away from street noise and you have a private lift that takes u there. Overall great value and we look forward to returning.
Perfect place for a Funchal week away
Great, well-equipped, flat; fabulous balcony & views and a perfect central location, down a quiet alleyway that only buzzed gently with (mostly local) activity. It was the perfect flat for us.
Additionally, the owner lives next door and was very happy to give helpful hints throughout our stay. Thank you!
Very nice apartment in a near perfect location.
The three of us very much enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of space and everything worked like a charm. We enjoyed the view of the harbor from the balcony of the 5th story flat, but we had an elevator which made life easy on our legs. The bedrooms faced to the back of the building so nights and sleeping were very quiet.
Lovely apartment, great location!
We spent a wonderfully relaxing and fun Christmas holiday in Funchal in this apartment. The apartment is comfortable and has all the amenities you could need. The location is fantastic because you have the bustle and access to the town and lovely sea views (with a succession of cruise ships to admire), all in the glorious absence of traffic noise and pollution. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming - as was everyone we met during our stay. I'm looking forward to returning!!