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Beautifully furnished apartment with roof terrace

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Top floor apartment in prime location between city centre and main tourist zone

Originally occupied by the family who owned the historic Savoy Hotel before selling to developers prior to its demolition, this apartment is full of period furniture, paintings and prints that take you back to the "original" Madeira - you can just feel the history! Spacious three-bedroom accommodation with three balconies and two bathrooms, plus access to a huge roof terrace with views through 360 degrees from the ocean to the south to the mountains inland. The location is one of the best, with Funchal city centre being a gentle 10-15 minute stroll or two minutes by taxi or high-frequency bus. Being slightly to the west of the bay of Funchal, the microclimate here is much sunnier than central Funchal – in the opposite direction a ten-minute walk takes you to the main tourist zone where most of the large hotels are located. The actual location is very private, with an excellent small local café beneath the exclusive four-storey development. Being on the top floor there are no neighbours above, so the apartment is very quiet with views from every window.

In the immediate vicinity there are lots of local cafes, shops and even a couple of English style “pubs”, whilst there are restaurants to cater for every taste. There is cable television and free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment. A space in the private car park is allocated for guests who hire a car.

NOTE: In September 2015 the cable connection to this apartment was upgraded to super-fast 100Mbps (sufficient for streaming live TV on laptops and tablets/iPads) and the number of cable channels increased to 129.

NOTE: As of Autumn 2017 construction work is taking place to the south/south east of the apartment - some views can be disrupted by cranes.

More Details

Property Manager
Madeira Island Direct
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017


São Martinho Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 double , With private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shares private balcony with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shares private balcony with bedroom 2
  • Master bedroom
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Beautifully furnished apartment with roof terrace
average rating of 4.0666666 based on 30 reviews

Great apt, great views very spacious..wifi, Sky tv. Lovely roof terrace.

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment, yes a little dated but had everything in it. Great location buses to get everywhere just a min away. A walk downhill to main centre. Nearby was Forum shopping centre, Formosa beach, coastal walks, and around the corner from Moynihans bar/restaurant.

Rita/housekeeper was very helpful ..we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a while ago but have just been asked to review the apartment by the owner. It was a little bit old fashioned - antique in some respects, but we loved it. Nothing missing, and exactly as represented in the photographs. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location. Good value.

  • 4 of 5

We were deeply suspicious that we could get accommodation for six of us at this price, but were very happy with the facilities. The centre of Funchal is only a short walk away - a little uphill coming back, but we walked through the main park overlooking the harbour, which is quite gentle and more pleasant than walking on the road. Staff very helpful, including a taxi that was organised for us. The cafe below is brilliant value.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since this review the apartment has been further improved, with all pillows and towels being replaced with new, together with a new fridge and extractor in the kitchen. The owner has also had all of the electrics and plumbing serviced and everything functions perfectly. Decorating has been undertaken and some tile work restored.
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Real character

  • 4 of 5

A little old-fashioned as a previous reviewer commented, but that didn't bother us at all. Great value for a family, and the location is very handy. The hotel being built only impacts on the easterly view. Recommended - we will return next spring.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback. As we have said before this apartment represents very good value for somewhere that is only a short walk to the centre of Funchal.
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Great value and location

  • 4 of 5

Just read a few of the critical reviews before passing our opinion, and to be honest i think a lot of people expect five star accommodation at rock-bottom prices, and that just leads to disappointment. If you go into this apartment, seeing it as what it is then you avoid any problems. It is extremely good value in a very convenient location. Staff friendly, everything clean, albeit some of it a little old-fashioned. When you divide the price by four persons over three bedrooms it really is a bargain. Great cafe downstairs - half the price of the "tourist traps" just 100 yards away.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so objective. We make no pretensions with this apartment - it is what it is - very good value. The price has been lowered even further since the work on the new hotel started (this is some way away, but cannot be ignored). The noisiest of the construction work is just about over, with the building itself nearly complete, but there are still some cranes which impact on the easterly views. The price will go back up when the cranes disappear.
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furnished 3 bedroom apartment with roof terrace

  • 3 of 5

This is an old apartment that could really do with a major update. Although well equipped and comfortable as regards furniture and room sizes, the bathrooms really need updating. It's important to start the day with a refreshing shower and this was difficult as one shower had little or no pressure and water temperature varied whilst the other had problems with drainage of water. The on going building works across the road (new Savoy hotel) did not bother us as we were out during the day. During the evening the disco / bar across the road was noisy until 11pm or sometimes longer. However, the location is excellent being close to restaurants and facilities in Lido area of West Funchal as well as the centre of Funchal. Wifi and TV was good and we had no problems during our stay. If attention was paid to refreshing the bathrooms and to some extent the kitchen then this would be a very good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Palheiro Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Via Rapida
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Praia Formosa


Rates & Availability

São Martinho Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 13 2017 - Sep 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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