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Quintinha Sao Joao
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua da Levada de Sao Joao 4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191 , Portugal   |  
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Ranked #7 of 91 Hotels in Funchal
Radstock, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“QUINTINHA SAO JOAO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a brilliant hotel, with all of the staff being extremely polite and very helpful.
Booking in, was simple and we were then shown to an excellent room.
Breakfast and dinner was very good, with my only small complaint being that the cooked breakfast came a little too cold. The choices of food was excellent also, as was the evening meals.
Other facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool. (refreshments available at both, although you do have to ring from the indoor pool, but it was still no problem. Gym and games rooms plus outdoor seating area next to the main bar (Vasco da Gama)
Rosie, who did all of our external trips was also very good with all sorts of information.
Overall it was an excellent stay.
Only one slight problem for those who are not so fleet of foot, is that it is a 30 minute walk to the town up and down some steepish hills. Taxi cost of this journey was about 4-5 Euro
We walked in but caught a taxi home
It did not ruin our holiday at all

Room Tip: We stayed in room 007 (changed my name to Mr J. Bond and my wife was M This room is on the ground f...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, a lovely room was waiting for us with a very spacious bathroom and toilitries and robes. Breakfast was plentiful and a 3hr slot means you didn't have to get up too early! We ate in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was very good, there was a Masterchef night which was great fun. All the staff were so fantastic - nothing was too much trouble. The pool was nice with an eating area nearby if you want to come in from the sun for lunch! The shuttle bus was useful if you don't fancy the walk to town, although it wasn't too onerous and good to walk off some calories! They kindly sent us wine to the room when they found out we had just got engaged - little touches like that are so nice. We will be going back!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked quite late and were really pleased with what we found. The rooms were well equipped and spacious with plenty of towels, toiletries and robes. There are two pools though whilst not large are good and well maintained though the umbrellas around the pool need updating. The pool bar offers a great range of lunchtime snacks of good quality.
The staff are immensely friendly and helpful.
The Masterchef night is worth attending and there is lots of choice at breakfast with fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, continental breakfast, hot choices and cakes.
The gym is well equipped but is very hot and would benefit from some fans or air conditioning.
We slept really well and found the rooms cool, quiet and loved the blackout blinds.
The hotel is a 15 minute walk into the centre of Funchal or 30 mins to old town. A taxi back will save you the steep climb and there are plenty of taxis.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you very much indeed for saying that you would recommend the Quintinha de São João and thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay.

We are delighted that you made the most of our facilities and enjoyed our little bit of fun at Masterchef.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival you are greeted and given a tour of hotel and it's facities
The room we had was spacious and clean, cleaners every day including weekends once in morning and also afternoon if you wanted bed turning down
We opted for bed and breakfast option and there is a three hour slot 7.30-10.30 to take this no rushing to get there!!!! Food selection was delicious including the cooked breakfast option to fresh fruit cereal and even cake, there was also bubbles for a Buck's Fizz if req
There is happy hour at bar from 6.30-7.30 but if this doesn't suit you can name your own time... A nice touch
Fri nite offered a masterchef evening which was fantastic value at 25€ per head for a four course meal from four different cooks
The staff cannot do enough for you and I would thoroughly recommend stopping here as the slight extra you pay for lower quality hotels is more than made up by customer service

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We strongly believe that first impressions are of the utmost importance and we like to give you the welcome you deserve.

From the tone of your review, you really did have a wonderful holiday and we are delighted that you enjoyed your room, our restaurant and bar facilities. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor and also for the special mention for our staff – we really can’t do enough for you.

Please come back and stay again at the Quintinha de São João – you will be so very welcome!

Kind regards

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from an 11 night stay and cannot praise the hotel enough, the standard of service and quality of the hotel was excellent. The staff were always welcoming and smiley. Our room was very spacious with views from our balcony over the wonderful gardens. The quality of the food was also excellent. If there was anything we could make a suggestion about it would be the pool area parasols need to be renewed and perhaps the restaurant menu could change weekly to give more choice for those staying for 2 weeks. However neither of these points would deter us from staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you so very much for your praise – it means the world to us.

Thank you also for taking the time and making the effort to share your experience with TripAdvisor as your support is much appreciated.

Whilst basking in your kind comments regarding our staff, facilities and food, we have taken into consideration your suggestions about the parasols and restaurant menu.

We look forward to the pleasure of your next visit to the Quintinha de São João.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel, ideal for a relaxing holiday away from crowds. Staff are attentive and personable. Excellent breakfasts but would not recommend the restaurant - there are much better places to eat in Madeira. The garden view rooms with balcony are spacious and well appointed and clean. Although tea and coffee making facilities are not provided they will give you a kettle and cups if you ask. Pool area is small but never had a problem finding a sunbed. A great destination for couples but probably not great for families. The location provides great views over Funchal but walking up the hills may prove a challenge for some.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quntinha is a top location for a number of reasons.
Staff is careful and ready to assist any needs.
Restaurant is good and with a wide choice.
Rooms are almost suites and elegant/ clean as well as the bath-rooms.
2 swimming pools with solarium in the upper one.
Beautiful garden.
Very quiet and elegant.

Sauna is clean and well prepared; it must be booked in advance and the cost is 5€.

15 minutes walk from the very center of Funchal; parking free if you have a car.
Just the noise/chant of birds impacts your dreams.

Price is correct, even low, taking in account the quality of the context.
If you have to leave early they bring you the breakfast to your room at no charge.
A sure choice in case of come back!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for your very kind words and for writing a review for the Quintinha de São João on TripAdvisor.

We are most grateful for your support and love the reasons you have mentioned as to why you consider our hotel a “top location”.

We look forward very much to welcoming you back on your next visit to Madeira.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Address: Rua da Levada de Sao Joao 4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191 , Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Funchal
#5 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#6 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#8 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Quintinha Sao Joao 5*
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

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