We stayed for 11 nights in the middle of September. It was very warm weather wise outside but very cool air-con wise inside, great! The photos of the flat are true to life. The flat is tastefully decorated with quality electrical appliances. On arrival we were met by Nuno who explained the workings of everything. The welcome pack was well appreciated and thoughtful. The sun terrace is just great, morning afternoon and evening.
The local area has bar’s and cafe’s and shops, all of which have great food at price’s much cheaper than the tourist hot spots of Funchal. The bus to Funchal is a 2 minute walk away. We visited there a few times.
We awoke one morning to find another bottle of wine and helpful note from Nuno. All arrangements made with Helena went to plan with a taxi waiting to bring us/and take us back. If you are considering booking ‘Cristal Studio’ you will totally enjoy it.
Our only observation was that due to staying 11 nights we could have been doing with more bedding and towels despite my wife washing clothing regularly, but apart from that comment we would highly recommend the flat to anyone. Thanks team!
Enjoyed our week in this lovely, bright, airy, modern well equipped apartment. Roof terrace is very spacious with sea views and attractive, comfortable outdoor furniture. A sun worshippers paradise! The hot tub was an added bonus!
Sophia greeted us on arrival and was extremely helpful and informative. Welcome food pack was excellent, fruit, milk, wine etc.
Apartment is central and on bus route, close to all amenities. Would recommend apartment to friends and family. Will certainly return!
Cristal studios is a lovely studio apartment. We had a wonderful week here - it is very well located. Far enough away from the hotel zone to enjoy a more "local" life and with Funchal and the tourist zone an easy 45 minute stroll away. The apartment is very well equipped with a beautiful terrace and we were kindly received by Sofia with a bottle of wine and some treats from the local bakery. The only shame for us was that the Jacuzzi was out of action for the duration of our stay as it had a leak. The Cristal studio team tried their best to get it fixed during our stay but the new jacuzzi didn't arrive from Lisbon in time. However this is a circumstantial event and otherwise we would not hesitate to come back. Thanks Nuno, Helena and Sofia.
What a superb apartment! It really is as good as it looks. The location is excellent - a healthy walk into Funchal or a very easy bus ride. All the local shops and restaurants are excellent - they are full of the locals and are great value and very welcoming.
Every detail of the apartment is designed to make it a relaxing home from home. The warmth of the welcome we received and the kindness and generosity of the owners made it such a special stay. The sunshine was an added bonus and it is hard to believe there is a more relaxing ,or better equipped terrace in the area, from which we could have enjoyed it.
Many, many thanks for making this such a perfect Funchal retreat.
This is a very well equipped apartment and beautifully decorated in a modern light loving style. One of the best things was the outside patio area, complete with jacuzzi for those who like outdoor dining with wonderful views of the ocean. There is also a modern electric BBQ, loungers and a comfortable sofa.
Nuno is a helpful and friendly chap who gave us a very warm welcome to Madeira and his Top Floor Apartment. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to us and we experienced quite a bit of rain and cloud but we were lucky enough to get one glorious day for our dolphin watching trip. We saw several of these wonderful creatures but you have to be quick with camera to snap one. We didn't have a bad meal at any of the restaurants we visited and there's a very good steak house 5 minutes walk away.
One last thing, if you're a music lover I can recommend going to see The Mandolin Orchestra of Madeira, now in it's 105th year. I play the mandolin, so this was a must for me. Lovely holiday....but if we went again, we wouldn't choose February.