Returned for the second year, and will be booking for next year, the apartment is truly outstanding. Had the pool to ourselves yet again, no welcome basket this year but I think that was due to having a much earlier flight than last year.More
Returned for the second year, and will be booking for next year, the apartment is truly outstanding. Had the pool to ourselves yet again, no welcome basket this year but I think that was due to having a much earlier flight than last year.MoreShow less
Thank you very much for sharing your experience in our flat. I'm really sorry about the welcome basket but Victor had a personal problem before your arrival and could prepare it. Anyway, we've offered you 2 free nights on your next trip so that you can enjoy our island a little longer. Best regards, Miguel Filipe
We stayed 13 days at this property and loved every minute of it! Everything you see on the listing website is accurate and there is no misrepresentation in any sense. However what the website cannot convey is that you will feel at home once you open the door to this property. From the lovely original artwork, high end appliances and very comfortable beds, you will find all the comforts of home. My wife especially loved the dryer as she can wash and dry without having the added chore of drying clothes on racks on rainy days which there were quite a few on this trip!
After staying a few days in the apartment, we also realized how quiet and peaceful it was. As the property is located on the top floor, there are no neighbours and we really enjoyed the privacy. The property is very clean as other reviewers have mentioned and of course there is the ensuite bathroom which overlooks the ocean. What a pleasure to take a bath on a rainy day listening to the waves crashing against the shore, 6 or 7 floors below!
Last and certainly the most important intangible about this property are the owners. Miguel and Victor are really courteous and helpful in making sure that our vacation is what is should be......stress free. From initial inquiries, booking, through to check-in and check-out, Miguel and Victor have been extremely professional and helpful. We had a small issue one night with tripping the electrical circuit (probably our fault for having too many appliances running during one of those rainy days!) and Victor turned up five minutes after our call and resolved the problem.
Half-way through our stay, Miguel (who was away) emailed to follow up whether we were comfortable in the apartment. A small gesture but it goes a long way to show that the owners do take every care to ensure that their clients have a great vacation.
Last of all, the property is located in a wonderful part of Funchal, close to wonderful restaurants, supermarkets, shopping centers and most important, the seaside promenade, a place to relax, swim or just to take strolls.
A small piece of heaven.
We found the apartment on Tripadvisor and thought it looked too good to be true, but we were wrong! Miguel Filipe and Victor's apartment was all we could have asked for - beautifully located, handy for the Forum Shopping Centre with bus stops right outside.
Despite being on the main road, the penthouse elevation meant that it was very quiet with a direct lift service almost to the apartment door. The rooms are spacious, well furnished and equipped.
The view from the balcony out over the ocean was again outstanding with a regular flotilla of fishing boats, catamarans and the occasional galleon to maintain one's interest.
The grounds and swimming area are well laid out and very nicely planted and maintained.
We didn't manage to meet Miguel Filipe as he was travelling but Victor transported us from and to the airport on a timely basis and with minimal fuss.
We would certainly hope to use this first-class facility again in the near future.
Jim & Val Munro
The apartment was very spacious with everything you need, 2 lovely big bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There was everything in the kitchen and separate utility rooms for washer and dryer. We felt very secure and at home, the apartment was very quite, peaceful and very private. The view was great and the outside space to apartment block was very nice, kept well and very clean as was the apartment.
Our stay in October with my husband / sister and her husband was great. We took advantage of extra tarrif for airport collection and return which was speedy and hassle free.
We aso had a little later checkout due to our later flight which was really appreciated.
The location is great with a fantastic supermarket opposite was an added bonus.
As it was quite hot and humid we wished for fans at the least as we had no airconditioner. The room facing the ocean was easy to leave window open to create air ventilation but the front room faces the road and with road noise it was impossible to open the windows.
I feel it is necessary for a portable airconditioner especially for the road facing room
The apartment is beautiful, it is clean and very luxurious.The cleaning service is excellent and Victor is helpful and may be contacted as necessary. A good place to stay.
Dear Ian, thanks a lot for sharing your experience in our apartment in Funchal. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we really hope to have you back in the future. Regards, Miguel & Victor