We spent the month of February in the Quinta Elena and had a wonderful time. The location is perfect, just a short walk to downtown Funchal. Everything that you need for your stay is in the house. We enjoyed lunch on the patio or drinks on one of the two balconies that overlook the city. Emily, the housekeeper, is very helpful. Richard and Elaine have a beautiful property and we would certainly stay again if we return To Madeira in the future.
What a precious hideaway! We spent a week at Quinta Elena during Christmas with the family and did appreciate this cosy elegant home in a quiet surrounding but in walking distance to the picturesque town of Funchal and the harbour front. The details and personal style of the house make you feel like home immediately - not to mention the rooftop balcony where we enjoyed happy moments in the sun while looking over Funchal and the bay! Obrigada! // Quinta Elena ist sehr zu empfehlen - in ruhiger Lage und doch fussläufig bis zum Hafen von Funchal. Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und man fühlt sich gleich wohl -vor allem auf der Dachterrasse mit Blick über die Hafenstadt. Vielen Dank!
Many thanks to Richard & Elaine for allowing us to stay at your wonderful villa Quinta Elena with all its excellent facilities and so central to Funchal town centre. It had all that we required, spacious rooms in traditional style, comfortable beds and the private garden. There was a very good bakery, shops and eating places nearby, especially the Le Bistrot Jacaranda which is highly recommended, where we dined on a couple of occasions served by Niko with his friendly manner and wonderful charm and Philippe the French chef for his tasty cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days in Madeira and it all seems to have been so short and brief now that we have had to return home. Our taxi driver and tour guide Manuel was very informative about the history and culture of the island and took us on absolutely breathtaking trips to amazing viewpoints and places of interest around Madeira. Manuel was very knowledgable, spoke very good English, was kind and considerate in his manner and an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to have as a guide. Would certainly recommend this property and its location to Funchal town centre as a place to stay.
Just spent a really fabulous week (26.10.15 - 2.11.15) in this apartment, which is luxurious and immaculate throughout.
We were collected at the airport by Manuel and then met at the complex by Emily who showed us how everything worked.
Sitting on the very sunny balcony, my sister-in-law and I enjoyed many a happy hour, watching the cruise liners arrive and depart.
Funchal harbour and town is a ten minute stroll down the hill and there are taxis and buses for the return journey if needed.
We had an excellent week in Madeira, made all the more special due to the excellent facilities of the luxury apartment.
Sue & Liz Muir
Breakfast in the sunshine while it was snowing in Scotland was an ideal tonic at this time of year. We had a great week in this lovely house.