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Living room.
Living room.
Main bedroom with double bed.
Bedroom.
Bedroom
Bedroom.
The bedroom balcony.
Small and quaint bedroom suitable for a child until 12 years old.
Bathroom with shower.
Bathroom.
Bathroom with Shower
Bathroom.
Reading area and sitting nook.
Reading and relaxing corner.
Reading area and stairs.
Washing/drying machine and dishwasher.
Microwave/oven, kettle, fridge, toaster...
Balcony of the apartment
Cable tv, free Wifi, dvd.
Balcony
Balcony with city & sea view.
Watch tower of Palácio de São Lourenço.
City centre.
Benches in Avenida Arriaga.
An edemic species from the Laurissilva, known as pride of Madeira.
An inhabitant of Laurissilva.
Ponta de São Lourenço, the eastern point of the Island.
A few minutes before sunrise in the mountain track between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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paga2
Clear Lake Iowa USA
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Loved our second stay.”
Reviewed 3 November 2018 for a stay in October 2018

We stayed at Mansarda dos Aranhas for the 2nd time October 13th - 27th. We were met there by Ligia, who arranged an early check in since we arrived to Funchal early. She had stocked the apartment with fruit, juice, wine, cookies, coffee and tea and sugar and also dish soap and laundry detergent. Everything was spotlessly clean.

We love the apartment with the 2 floors and 2 balconys. It is so roomy. The views from upstairs from the balcony are magical when the lights come on. The little nook for reading in the upstairs living area is cool.

The apartment is in the ideal location. A few steps to La Vie shopping center and Pingo Dose grocery store. A fruit stand and 2 bakeries, and lots of restaurants. A couple blocks to the harbour and bus stops. And a short walk to Old Town.

Ligia texted ideas for concerts and festivals and local events through out the 2 weeks we were there.

Can't wait to return. We love Funchal and Mansarda dos Aranhas.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Nov 2018
Hi Phil Gail, Thank you so much for your great review!!! it was our pleasure to have you both as our guests! Hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,
Lígia
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814jonk
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday, great apartment, ideal location.”
Reviewed 6 October 2018 for a stay in September 2018

This was our first visit to Funchal and we were really pleased with our choice of apartment. It is very central to most places of interest yet off the main road so very quite. It's close to the port, 5 minutes or so walk to the Cathedral area, perhaps 10 minutes to the Monte cable car and 15 minutes to the far side of Funchal in the lovely Santa Maria area.

Lots of restaurants nearby, Blues night at House Jazz (just a few yards away) on Saturday was fantastic - Robin Hird is an amazing guitarist.

Ligia is lovely and looked after our every need, booking private taxi transfers, providing information and even a welcome pack including wine, fruit etc.

The bedroom balcony has the best views but is quite narrow for sitting and we didn't use it very much. The lounge balcony has open views across rooftops to some larger buildings and is pleasant to sit on, it was an especially nice place to eat breakfast.

We would certainly go back again. The only thing I would change is for some warmer lighting in the living areas, some of the bulbs are rather harsh. There are some English programmes on TV (with Portugese subtitles which I couldn't turn off) and UK/US news channels but it's definitely worth taking some DVD's or MP4's if you want to watch a film.

Great apartment and holiday.

Thanks for looking after us Ligia, you did a great job!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2018
Thank you Jon for such a great review!
Hope to see you both again soon!
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1 review
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 23 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Just had a wonderful week at this condo perfect location close to everything you need LIgia on the end of the phone for anythink you need booked our taxi for us and looked after our luggage till it was time for us to leave thankes LIgia for all your help

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Sep 2018
Thank you so much for your great review!!
Hope to see you again soon! :)
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Time”
Reviewed 23 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great time in Funchal and the apartment was great every thing we needed was there and Ligia was so helpful and kind anything we needed help with she sorted it straight away she even arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the airport and to take us back for the flight back home. It was everything we wanted and more.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 May 2018
Thank you, Sandra & Terry, for your great feedback on your holidays in Madeira!! it was a pleasure to have you both as our guests!
Hope to see you soon!
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

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Management Response
8 Apr 2018
Thank you very much for your great review! I also hope to see you soon!
Kind Regards,
Lígia
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