"Basic, cheap, clean, very good central location."
A small, basic hotel. Rooms fairly small ( but not so small as to be a problem ), clean and cleaned daily. Beds good, shower good. Staff spoke little english, but were always friendly and very helpful ( we broke the key to our room in the lock at 2200 one night, so couldn't get in, the man on reception tried to open the door but failed, so called someone out to fix it. ) Not all rooms have a balcony, you really do need a balcony room, even in early December we came back from eating and sat out until midnight.
The location is brilliant, centre of Funchal, bus stations, cable car, sea front, old town restaurant area all within a couple of hundred yards,
Balconies overlook a busy, narrow street with bars and cafes and the city market on the other side. Great for wathcing the locals go about their lives, never too noisy though.
No food / bar at the hotel, but other bars / cafes close for breakfast.
We spent most days walking the levadas, a brilliant way of seeing the island.
Probably not good for younger families, but if you are looking for a base that is clean, cheap but very cheerful in a good location this hotel ticks all the boxes.
Keith from Tewkesbury