This small hotel is in a perfect location for the old city section of Funchal and just walking distance to the waterfront Marina and beach. The decor is minimalist modern, and for a 3 star at the upper end with a boutique feel. Word of caution: “ beaches” on this island are not sand but rocky. Use appropriate footwear like water shoes, sandals or flip flops. The front desk service is superb. Breakfast is spartan but wholesome. It is included in the price. Nothing elaborate but great croissants, espresso coffee and scrambled eggs, cereal, yogurt, fruit. Tgere are abundant restaurant choices just steps away from the hotel. The rooms are super clean, comfy beds and a quiet nights sleep guaranteed. Porch if you get one is a nice view of the old town and municipal gardens. Two complaints. No coffee maker in the rooms and the rooftop pool is basically wading only. Don’t think about laps. There is a small rooftop bar if you drink and just wish to stretch out on a deck chair. Excellent view from the rooftop as well. I stayed for a little over a week and loved it. Yes it is 3 star but if you don’t need the plush of a 4 or 5 star environment to be happy I can’t recommend this little hotel enough. Now that I’ve returned home I miss it already and hope to return some day.