"Great vacation for a reasonable price!"
Location, location, location…Five stars wouldn’t be enough. You simply cannot get any better than this. Right on the beautiful beach, not far from Funchal (they have a free shuttle to the city center every hour or so), yet quite isolated and quiet. Every room has a magnificent view of the open ocean. You get incredible views every night of the fantastic sunsets, when sun literally is falling down into the sea right in front of your eyes. Awesome!… All along the beach there is a nice wooden boardwalk, which you can take to walk up the hill in one direction (there is a good supermarket up the hill), and in another direction as well. Good for walking and jogging. Another great advantage of the location: don’t take taxi to the hotel. Instead, take the AIRBUS from the airport. It is very easy to find, the airport is not that big. There is a timetable available, they go every hour or so and cost just 5 euros. So, for the couple you’d pay 10 euros, instead of 40-50 euros for the taxi.
Rooms.Comfortable, with a very large balcony.
The sea temp was very comfortable, not too warm, about 20C. Water in swimming pool was even cooler, so it was quite refreshing a swim. These temps might not be very comfortable to those who prefer swimming in really warm water.
Food. It is an all-inclusive hotel, and the food was good. I wouldn’t mark it ‘excellent’, but the food definitely was good. Variety of meat and fish, lots of salads, good desserts. Soups were bland(to my taste).
George B from Moscow, Russia