This hotel is located about 15/20 mins drive from the airport, way up on the island (you may feel your ears pop with the altitude, on the drive up). It is quite isolated, even though there is a tiny village near it (5 mins walk, it has an ATM, a church and a few shops). There is also a bus stop very near, with regular buses to/from Funchal.
As for the hotel, it has good facilities and a nice decor. The indoor pool looked inviting but did not get a chance to try it. The room was nice, fairly small but very clean. Good bathroom with a large shower and strong water pressure. Reception staff was friendly and helpful. It has a restaurant that serves a nightly buffet, for €18 plus drinks, per person. It finishes at 2130 so if you are planning to eat after that, it s best to make other arrangements. Breakfast was busy, with plenty to choose from.