Negatives: Building work - unsightly, noisy - which the notice to guests said would be limited to between 9am and 6pm - but wasn't! Hotel staff rude and unhelpful - they seem to be worn down by the many complaints from guests. The shuttle to Funchal only runs twice per day (not 3 as stated on website). The pool was out of use for 2 days of our stay while the flooring was being replaced. The room we were allocated as a superior room with balcony had a tiny balcony which would only accommodate two chairs and overlooked the tyre and calor gas shop. As the hotel was far from full, I asked if we could be moved and was told by the receptionist 'you've got what you paid for'. Such unnecessary rudeness as another member of staff did allocate us a different room with a sea view and a bigger balcony. Wifi only works in reception and bar, not in rooms.
Positives: Inexpensive. Good position. Lots of bars and eateries nearby. Supermarket close by. rooftop sundeck is comfortable with good views. Frequent public bus service to Funchal.
Cheapest way to get here fromt the airport is the Aerobus to stop 6 by the marina €5, then Rodoeste bus service number 7 to Ribeira Brava €3.35 per person.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included