A wonderful hotel. You can tell how good a hotel is by the level of service - and this hotel is faultless. From the welcome at reception to the bar staff and restaurant staff to the gardeners - people couldn't do enough to make the stay perfect. All the facilities of a large 5star hotel but in a friendly comfortable smaller hotel.
Breakfast was terrific with local tropical fruit everyday and cheese, local speciality cakes and full cooked breakfast, cooked to order. Friendly and efficient service.
We had an offer of free half board throughout our stay. After reading some poor reviews of the restaurant we decided to try first night but weren't sure if we would end up goings to town each evening - it was free so didn't matter. We absolutely loved the dinner - the food was fantastic with a wide range of choice as you could choose anything from the a la carte menu. They also have a interesting Goan menu which my daughter loved. I also have to mention the restaurant staff, welcoming, friendly and very professional. The restaurant manger took time every evening to talk to us about the food, Madeira and give plenty of tips of things to do. It really added a lot to our stay at the hotel.
Our room (211) was brilliant - overlooking the garden towards the mountains - incredible views and very quiet. The hotel is situated a pleasant 15 min walk from the centre - away from the busy resort hotel area but close enough to walk to the centre and the sea. The hotel runs a minibus to town several times a day and a taxi is only 5 euros.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built within the grounds of an historic "Quinta" of Funchal, Quintinha de Sao Joao resurrects perfectly the magic of the old Madeiran residences. There are 42 spacious rooms in total, all equipped with the most up-to-date facilities with splendid views over the gardens. Bar, restaurant, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools and full Spa are included facilities. The careful attention to detail and the excellent personal service brings to life our motto "Home from Home." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quintinha Sao Joao Funchal
- Quintinha Sao Joao Hotel Funchal
- Quintinha Sao Joao Madeira/Funchal