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Quinta da Casa Branca
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua da casa Branca 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-088, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #4 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Stylish retreat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We spent a week at the Quinta. Lovely hotel with lush gardens just above the hotel zone.
Superior rooms are in the somewhat newer wing and bigger. The Quinta restaurant is a lot better then the reviews suggest and really worthwhile. All in all very much recommended, the only drawback perhaps being the limited parking facilities.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The grounds and spa are a pleasure to spend time in. Location is within easy access to all local attractions with frequent bus service at the bottom of the hill if needed. Breakfast on the terrace was a treat with friendly , attentive waiters/waitresses and evening meals were lovely. However-we were very disappointed with the half board – evening meal choices are very limited plus supplements are payable for some choices .Furthermore- you can purchase an evening meal in the restaurant for much less if purchased on the day rather than pre-booking on half board basis .

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who made our stay very comfortable in the magical surroundings of this beautiful property. Breakfast buffet absolutely fantastic and the restaurant excellent also. Standard room more than adequate, very good gym and steam room/sauna etc. All in all, top marks!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Wonderful gardens, great staff, excellent food and facilities made this a very good short break and fully justifies the many positive reviews.We stayed in a standard room on a b and b basis and there are lots of good restaurants with high trip advisor ratings within 10 mins walking distance. We ate in twice because of convenience and the quality of the dining experience. The hotel provided a complimentary bottle of very good sparkling wine on arrival for wife's birthday. Although on a busy road we had no traffic noise or incessant dog barking which has been a feature of other hotels in the centre of Funchal. There is a good library in house and a sauna/steamroom/jacuzzi. We didnt use the outdoor pool although heated but did sit around its sheltered perimeter. The staff were very attentive and helpful with restaurant bookings etc. We had a room which had the sun till mid afternoon and also had loungers on our terrace . There is a very civilised afternoon tea at reasonable cost and the breakfasts have a good variety to set you up for the day ahead. The flowers and trees in the grounds are well tended and we spent some hours in the sun just relaxing on the hammock which has great views of the estate.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmslow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Although close to the city centre, the location of this hotel is perfect. It is set within wonderful gardens with lawns, trees / plants and flowers, along with patways between the various buildings.
All the staff were very good, some being exceptional, in terms of service, helpfulness and friendliness. The restaurant was very good, but the reception were also very willing to advise on suitable restaurants around Funchal and surrounding area, and were happy to make reservations for us so we enjoyed a great variety of cuisine, mostly of hight standard.
The Deck bar has a very pleasant seating area overlooking the lights of Funchal. The only downside was that the bar itself was devoid of bottles or optics on display and so lacked atmosphere. As a result, there tended to be just a few people gathering there before and after dinner.
Overall a wondeful holiday and a place we will return to.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have just spent a week at this peaceful hotel which is a perfect place for relaxing and just chilling out. The gardens are beautiful and the individual sun terrace as you step out of your room with loungers a perfect place to spend a few hours in the sun. Breakfast is fantastic and all of the Staff extremely helpful and friendly. A wonderful place to stay and we really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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maldon essex
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Spent a week at the gorgeous designer Quinta da Casa Branca in late October. Unfortunately the weather was very wet so we could only take advantage of the sunloungers on the lawn for the brief afternoon that we arrived.

The Quinta is an old building which is no longer part of the hotal. The hotel is built in the former grounds in a designer style incorporating a lot of glass (from the entrance the building looks like a swish private house). Chose to go there as the other half is an architect.

The main hallway is very long with rooms all to one side opening out onto the lush gardens (very tempting to try and bowl a ball right to the end of the corridor!)

Rooms very very comfortable with huge beds that could sleep a small crowd!

The health suite was very well equiped with sauna/steam room/jacuzzi and relaxation room with soft music and dim lights... just what the doctor ordered for stress relief.

The lounge of the hotel was beautifully furnished and very quiet with a computer for guests use 24/7.

The only comment that the breakfasts lacked variety from day to day but the food was top notch. Freshly cooked eggs/bacon and omelettes were served to order by the efficient friendly staff. It would have been nice to be able to sample some Madeiran dishes.

All in all a great hotel for relaxation.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua da casa Branca 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-088, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#3 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#5 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#18 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Quinta da Casa Branca 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Member of the "Small Luxury Hotels of the World", Quinta da Casa Branca is a boutique hotel set in the heart of a beautiful botanical garden near the center of Funchal among the lush gardens of an old garden estate and away from the bustle of the city.Opened in 1998, this 5 star hotel is distinguished by its architectural style resolutely avant-garde: the first "Design" hotel opened in Madeira, it has been awarded for its innovative architecture by the "City of Funchal Architecture Prize" in 1999Contrasting the architecture at the forefront of des.ign, the interior designer has chosen to create contemporary accommodation without being minimalist, using materials and colors to create a warm atmosphere.Its 43 rooms feature a private terrace (some on the ground-floor) opening onto a lush botanical garden of 1,2 hectares, famous for the richness and diversity of its trees and tropical plants imported from around the world. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quinta Da Casa Branca Hotel Funchal
Quinta Da Casa Branca Funchal
Quinta Da Casa Branca Madeira/Funchal

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