Stunning hotel up the hill!!!
Posted Jul 24, 2008
We stayed at the hotel for a weeks break away from it all, and it certainly fits the bill! The hotel is beautifuly furnished and benifits from stunning veiws over Funchal! However it is about a 50min walk up a very sharp hill from the town, and i would say, only to be atempted by already active people! The hotel does however offer a shuttle bus that runs you down to town in the morning, and will pick you up about five in the afternoon, although i feel that this is not enough and they should, and seemingly could, offer a much more frequent service! it was not for the public bus down the road, you could find yourself stuck (the public bus was cheap, frequent and reliable)! the hotels facilities where excellent for such a small hotel! we used the spa a couple of times at the end of the day, and it certainly did the trick! However, we did not use the restuarant in the hotel, as we felt the prices like the hill, where a little too steep! The pool, whilst having an amazing veiw, was not heated and took a little time, and bravery to get in! The rooms where stylish, clean and well organised! Our room opened up onto a terrace, which was a lovely touch! I would however say that it is a lovely place to stay for a week away, definatley somewhere, if like us, you just want some peace and quite!