Had a third amazing stay at this beautiful hotel. We just love coming to visit. The staff made our stay particularly special to celebrate Mum's 80th birthday and went out of their way to make it wonderful for all of us. Can't speak highly enough of it...and look forward to our next visit
Madeira is a very relaxing island, this hotel is in a good location. Some very good local restaurants, we especially liked the cheffe and steak house, chalet Vicente and try a pastel de nata at the local shop at Monte. We would definitely stay in this hotel again. Staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Brilliant staff, location. Quiet small town setting overlooking the pool and sea. The only noise was from the occasional aircraft landing and taking off - 5 minutes from the airport. Wonderfully calm atmosphere - staff could not be anymore attentive and caring. Fabulous breakfast choices and an equally impressive and cheap evening meal choice. Plan to go again.
We stayed for two weeks beginning on the 5th September, 2014 and our expectations, based upon reviews from this and other review sites, were pleasingly surpassed. Our first member of staff, on reception, was to be our introduction to the first class service we received throughout our stay. Our evening meal, which was very good, was accompanied by absolutely excellent service. All of the staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. Together with the food and the magnificent view from our table on the rooftop terrace our evening proved to be a momentous occasion.
The hotel is approximately one and a half miles from the centre of Funchal and the majority of the bars and restaurants. However, the hotel did provide taxis both in the morning, afternoon and early evening so, the option to visit Funchal central, is catered for. In the event that all the taxis become fully booked, a regular bus service operates, with a stop within 100 yards of the hotel, throughout the day. If individual tickets are purchased on the bus, the cost is 1.95 Euros each way. I found this hotel to be in an excellent location in that it was near enough to town but sufficiently away from the busy centre to provide us with peace and quiet.
We chose to stay on a bed and breakfast basis because we like the independence of the time of eating together with choice of food but the hotel food we sampled was of good quality and well cooked.
Our superior room was located on the third floor and had a good sea view.
I only went over to Madeira for the equivalent of a long weekend, so I didn't plan to do much - just relax in the hotel and its grounds. For a short stay like this is absolutely perfect because you can really unwind - walk around the garden, smelling the flowers and looking at all the unusual trees and plants. Then there is the pool of course, which I didn't find so cold - if you ease yourself in, bit by bit! Then there are the beautiful views and the just fantastic spa, which is lovely and treatments very good. I liked that you are offered a choice of tea after your treatment and you then get to drink it reclining on a lounger out on their terrace overlooking the ocean! Just having a little apartment with the garden just outside, and a little terrace in front of it was lovely. I travelled alone but you feel totally safe there and it has everything you need. Canico too is a great little place with a good supermarket, pharmacy, bakery (next door), bank machines etc. The staff are really, really helpful and will provide any assistance or anything you need very promptly. Lots of cats wander about, particularly in the outside restaurant, but they are no bother unless you care to feed them (which is what they want!). They will suddenly appear and then disappear but are friendly.
Claire from Oxfordshire
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