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Villa Firdaus view of garden and deck
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Villa Firdaus view of garden and deck
Main double bedroom
Second family bathroom
Lounge
Open-plan Kitchen
Dinning room
Main ensuite bathroom
Second double bedroom
Third twin bedroom
Driveway with secure parking
Garden
Outside wooden deck and front door
Deck and garden
View from Balcony
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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SuzieToas...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Heavenly!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Everything about Villa Firdaus is perfect. This is my second stay, this time the first week with husband, second with family including 9 year old Zoe who adored Barbie the dog and climbing the frangipane tree, and George, just walking at 14 months. It was very safe for them both, and very relaxing for us all. Sparklingly clean, fabulous views, really comfortable, and best of all Joao who looks after everything so well, and has great knowledge of the island too.
I can't recommend the villa highly enough. Extremely well equipped, views of the sea and mountains while eating breakfast on the balcony. The best place I have ever stayed!

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Liked best: Perfect villa and views
Liked least: Nothing at all to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dawn21
Heywood, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“An amazing holiday”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a wonderful time both on Madeira and staying at Villa Firdaus. The Villa exceeded expectations and was better than the photos. Joao the on site manager was really helpful and a lovely person and didn't intrude in any way. The Villa managed to both feel like home but be a really special place to stay. There were five of us for part of the stay and we had plenty of space. We hired a car so the Villa was easy to find from the airport and within easy access to the main roads so it was easy to get out and about across the island - if you can cope with very windy and at times steep roads. We walked in to Funchal once but it is steep and quite a climb on the way back and does take about 30 minutes but that said there are buses and we found parking in Funchal ok and not too expensive. There is a large supermarket within walking distance of the Villa and a great restaurant with its own take away which we used a lot. There was more to Madeira than we expected and the different landscapes from the mountains to the beaches were spectacular. The catamaran cruise where we were lucky enough to see whales and dolphins was fantastic, we enjoyed the touristy things we did such as afternoon tea at Reids, the toboggan and the cable car but the drives up the mountains were our favourite - combined with the meals we had in interesting and beautiful places. We didn't manage to do as many walks as we'd have liked but that's a reason to go back. Leaving the Villa each morning wasn't easy as it was so restful but it was a lovely place to come back to and sitting on the decking or the covered patio in the evening was wonderful. Having been down to the hotel district during our stay and had a very different view of Funchal, we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. This was one of our best holidays, we loved both the Villa and the island and would return to both.

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Liked best: The space and the views from the terrace
Travelling group: Extended Family
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RichRat40
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“PERFECT HOLIDAY GET WAY”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The villa is a lovely and relaxing place to stay within 30 mins walk of Funchal, the house manager who lives on site is wonderful and makes the stay even more special providing excellent advice and arranging a hire car for us on our stay, He also took us out himself on a tour of part of the island which was very good. The villa is well equipped and was one of the best we have stayed in on our travels. We would easily recommend this property.

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Liked best: location and peaceful setting and lovely gardens.
Liked least: Took 6 days to return the deposit to our account.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Crush66
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Super base from which you can explore the beautiful island of Madeira”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Villa Firdaus was everything my partner and I could have wished for. From the very warm welcome from Joao on arrival right through to our sad departure twelve days later. All the bits in between made for a superb holiday. The villa was about twenty minutes drive from the airport and sits in the Vertudes district of Funchal. The villa was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything you could want. The villa was very spacious for the two of us and it was very handy having the shower room and additional bathroom to enable us to get out early in a morning to explore this beautiful island.

The covered veranda was used every breakfast time and just about every evening with splendid views over downtown central Funchal.We made good use of the supermarket and bakery less than ten minutes walk away, we can recommend the custard tarts from the bakery.We also used the takeaway which we found to be good as well. Joao was very good and helpful for any advice regarding Levada walks, restaurants,places to visit etc.

Bella the cat and Bobbi the dog were very welcome entertaining guests during our visit. Madeira is a diverse island we found and offers lots of different options, we we're certainly glad we we're there for longer than a week.

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Liked best: Sitting on the covered veranda for breakfast or evening meal, having his and hers bathrooms,having Joao at hand for great advice, visits from Bobbi and Bella,
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 12, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed March 24, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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