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Quintinha Sao Joao

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Rua da Levada de Sao Joao, 4 | Madeira, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191 , Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the arrival at Funchal airport to departure everything was as promised. hotel taxi was there waitng with a very pleasant driver. It deserved its 5 star rating as all staff were very friendly & informative .The bedroom was Spacious & breakfast had such a good assortment on show as well as freshly cooked hot choices. We enjoyed the well... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review. It is wonderful to know that you felt that the Quintinha São João was a great choice of hotel and that you plan to return. Our staff takes great pride in all they do and they work hard to ensure that our guests have everything they need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the first time I have ever felt moved to write a hotel review. This hotel is really unique. Not being part of a large chain means there is a lovely personal touch to almost everything. The food was very good, the special Madeiran dinner was excellent and being able to nominate when to have your own "happy hour"... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are most honored that you have chosen the Quintinha São João for your first hotel review ever and thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. Thank you also for call us “unique” - we so want there to be a personal feel about the hotel. Our guests too are each and every one, unique and we... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited this Hotel regularly over the past 14 years. We almost feel the staff are our extended family. They always greet us so warmly and take great care of us. My daughters also accompanied us sometimes and one loved it so much she spent her honeymoon at this wonderful place. We have found peace, tranquility and wonderful food.... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, Yes, I have seen that you will be with us in a few months time and we are truly looking forward to welcoming you back. We thank so much for your thoughtful, kind and generous words and we are glad that you feel our staff is your extended family – we feel the same! We... More 

Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I returned for our second visit at the end of January and again we couldn't fault any aspect of QSJ. So much so we will be going back again before the end of the year, and next spring we will be accompanied by my sister and brother-in-law as both couples will be celebrating wedding anniversaries around the... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your continuing support – both in coming back to stay with us and for writing a review on TripAdvisor. We are very honored that your third visit will be before the end of the year and that you have so much faith in us that you will be bringing your sister and brother-in... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was wonderful. Friendly staff, super room, lovely gardens, view of harbour and cruise ships coming in. We ate in the old town not too far from the hotel. We paid for a driver to take us round the island and were surprised by the super scenery. Much better to do this as the drivers know the island well, and... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guest, What a lovely start to your review… “This was wonderful”! Thank you very much for letting us know via TripAdvisor that you had an excellent holiday and that you enjoyed our staff, facilities and location. It was a really good idea to use the services of a local to see the “real Madeira” and we are delighted with... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from this fabulous island. This hotel was excellent in every way especially the lovely staff. The only fault was the food. We stayed as half board guests and were served a different and sub standard menu to the rest of the guests. On two nights the food was good the rest of the week varied from... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed our fabulous island and enjoyed the Quintinha and staff – I shall pass on your comments. We have, however, taken good note of you remarks concerning your Half Board option and will do our best to improve the menu. We would be happy... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of our favourite hotels in the world, and is a very special place. We've stayed 3 times, in 2006, 2007 and 2015, and we are now looking forward to next time. The hotel itself is a lovely building with a very comfortable layout - and absolutely no horrible long impersonal corridors. The location is perfect... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear Jaquie and Steve, Thank you so much for your review of your recent holiday at the Quintinha de São João – your third visit no less! For us it was a pleasure to welcome you back and, even though it had been a few years since your last visit, it seemed no time at all since you were last... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to the Quinta for a second visit, this time with friends. Booking was as easy as last time, direct with the hotel. Good communication with the booking staff as we wanted similar rooms as last year. We were given two lovely rooms next door to each other with balconies and a pleasant view of the pretty gardens. We... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guest, Firstly, thank you very much for returning to stay with us this year. We are especially honored due to the fact that you rarely return to visit the same holiday destination. Thank you too for your continuing support and for leaving a review on TripAdvisor. We value our guests extremely highly and yes, you really are long lost... More 

north yorkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable, cosy luxury. Superb stay at this excellent hotel. Staff were so kind and accommodating throughout our stay. Felt as if we were family. Massages in the spa were the icing on the cake. Don't tell anyone, though! We want to keep this gem of a hotel a secret for our next visit!

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for describing us as comfortable, cosy luxury – what lovely thoughts this conjures up! Thank you for sharing your opinion with TripAdvisor – we are most grateful for your support. We are delighted that you feel you had a true Madeiran experience because this is exactly what we aim for. As I have said... More 

Criccieth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time in Madeira, if you exclude a cruise stop, and we were really taken not only with Quintinha Sao Joao but the whole of Madeira. We will certainly return here and with our walking boots next time. We could not really find fault with anything from the great girls at reception, Sara and Andreia right through all departments.... More 

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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review

Dear Colin and Christine, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent holiday in Madeira staying at the Quintinha São João. Many people enjoy the island to such an extent when visiting on a cruise that they return to explore the “real” Madeira. We are pleased that you were made to feel “like family” during your stay because this is... More 

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