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“A wonderful and romantic place to enjoy Funchal Bay” 4 of 5 stars
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Quinta do Monte
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caminho do Monte 192, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #48 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
Paris, France
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A wonderful and romantic place to enjoy Funchal Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

To be at "Quinta do Monte" hotel is a very special experience. First, you can enjoy the Funchal Bay view from your room balcony. Just step down to seat in the tropical garden, or be comfortable in one of the romantic, 19th century style seating-rooms.
The hotel has got a nice pool - a bit chilly for me- and a jacuzzi. Great !
Our room (307) was really large and provided with everything we needed. It is true that some renovation would help to enjoy the charm even more. We love silence: we got silence.
The breakfast buffet is very complete. You can even drink spumante wine (!!!). Fruits are excellent and fresh. The dinner rather expensive for a set menu with no choice (35 euros per person + drinks).
It is better to travel by car if you stay there for a few days. May be useless if you stay two days only. You can walk to Nossa Senhora church, the botanic garden et have the "cesto carro" experience just at a minute from the hotel; you can take the (expensive) cable-car to get dowtown in the morning and get back in the late afternoon (until 5.45 PM).
We did enjoy the stay and would recommand the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Charming staff and a beautiful view. We had a toastie and a beer on the terrace, which was a great find. Cannot comment on the main hotel, as we did not enter. Not cheap, but 20€ covered beers and toasties on a lovely garden. Fantastic setting for lunch though!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We spent £90 for ameal for two with water but not wine taken from the chef's choice,not a la carte.It was to be our best meal of outr two week stay.
Positive comment: the head waiter and waitresses were friendly and the food was served reasonably promptly.
However the restaurant was very cold and this contributed to a rather dreary atmosphere among the 10 diners.The food is 'nouvelle cuisine/fine dining ' style . that is good to look at tasty enough but not substantial. Indeed I would say meagre.. A light salad followed by a small piece of fish hiding a few vegetables. Pudding was a small mousse.
No view because it was dark so being 600 metres up in an unheated room made for an uncomfortable time.
We found this at least twice as much as all the other restaurants we dined in during our stay. However even if the restaurant price was halved we'd rate it poor.
If you want a hotel with a great view then this hotel has that. If you want a good meal in a cosy atmosphere go somewhere else.
Oh one final positive the mini bus to take us down to Funchal arrived promptly so we werent forced to stay there any longer. Avoid this restaurant

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Selsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Went looking for the restaurant in this hotel for lunch. It looked closed but we persisted and was told it was open which indeed it was although empty. The waitress was pleasant enough but it seemed as if they wished we were not there. Waitresses chatting and moving chairs and tables around even stapling cloths to tables obviously preparing for the evening. Only one other couple came to the restaurant. A second couple came in but when they didn't receive any attention they walked out again. What a shame. A lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting with fabulous food apart from my lamb shank which was a little under cooked.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I couldn't agree more with Ann B's comments, "A little tired but excellent customer service". After reading some of the negative reviews, we were pleasantly surprised with what we found at the Quinta do Monte and would return tomorrow. Thank you Theresa for your help and enthusiasm, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your charming hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Monte appeared to have fewer eateries than we expected, but slightly off the beaten track was a café in the grounds of a five-star hotel. The snack list on offer was short, but our ham-and-cheese toasties and chicken salad were reasonably priced and perfectly acceptable. It was a quiet spot to enjoy a quiet beer and a sandwich and made a very nice alternative to some of the three-course lunches we had been eating. Most of all, though, we recommend it because of the tranquility of the spot, with only eight-or-so tables and real separation from the roadside. We were gently serenaded by the sound of an accordion being played a few streets away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Caminho do Monte 192, Funchal, Madeira 9050-288, Portugal
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Quinta do Monte 5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oficial Category: 5 Star EstalagemLocation: In the historic Monte village, on the south coast of the island  700 meters above sea level  With panoramic views over Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean 10 minutes drive from the capital city, Funchal 30 minutes drive from the Airport Surrounded by 17.000 m2 of Gardens Transportation:Hotel courtesy bus Taxi station only a few meters away from Hotel or at the reception, when requested Bus station to Funchal, and other locations on the island in the main square Cablecar terminal 30 meters away Traditional wickerwork toboggans to city centre Parking Facilities:Free, in the hotel groundsRooms:36 Double rooms (23m²) divided in three floors:2 Superior double rooms (30m²) In addition to the standard rooms: Sofa Large table and chairsMore space available4 Suites (50m²)• 36 rooms with twin beds• 6 rooms with double bed• 9 rooms with communicating doors Room Facilities: Private Balcony with view over the gardens and towards the sea Spacious fully equipped bathroom Bath with shower Room safe (free of charge) Cable TV with 30 channels Mini-Bar with a selection of products Direct dial telephone  Air conditioning and heating individually controlled  Hair dryer and Bathrobes Spacious Bedroom  Table and easy armchair  Selection of bathroom amenities Decorated in hues of greenSuite facilities: Private Balcony with views over the gardens, and towards the sea Large fully equipped bathroom Bath with hydro massage and Separate shower Room safe free of charge Cable TV with 30 channels Mini-Bar with a selection of products  Direct Dial telephone Air conditioning and heating individually controlled Hair dryer Spacious bedroom Spacious separate living room Tables and armchairs Bath robes Selection of bathroom amenities Decorated in hues of greenAdditional services at the Quinta do Monte:  À la carte & table d`hôte Restaurant Cocktail Bar Reading room Several sitting rooms Billiard & games room Fitness Room Indoor heated swimming pool  Solarium with panoramic view Turkish bath Whirlpool Breakfast in the room Room service  Free sending and reception of faxes  Laundry service (dry cleaning outside Hotel) Reserved area for operators representatives Private Chapel 17.000m² of landscaped gardens of centenary trees and plants with views over Funchal and the sea Meeting RoomThe details that make the difference at Charming Hotels: The Resident Manager personally receives all arriving guests and will maintain a personal and regular contact with them to ensure their satisfaction and anticipate their requirements. All our guests are accompanied to their room on arrival  Gift on arrival of Madeira Wine & Madeira cake Free room safe, bath robe and slippers  Free use of sauna, Turkish bath,, sensations shower, whirlpool, panoramic fitness room, and relaxation rooms in any of the hotels inside the Group, at Chandra Spa in Quinta das Vistas. Guests on Half Board may eat at any of the Restaurants of Charming Hotels at no extra charge A policy of addressing our guests by name A policy of special attention to all our guests needs  A policy of always being willing and able to help our guests A policy of making everything possibleRestaurants & Bars in Quinta do Monte:Restaurant Monte Garden:A capacity for 120 persons, our restaurant offers a choice of two distinctive areas. The conservatory in old Madeira green with a black and white tiled floor, overlooks the extensive gardens.The main room is carpeted wood panelled.A table d’hôte menu is presented daily in addition to the à la carte menu that offers an extensive choice of Madeiran, Portuguese and international dishes fine tuned by our Chef.The wine list was carefully selected to offer a wide selection of Portuguese and International wines.A classic style service is offered from the professional and attentive staffBar:Situated in the centenary main house, on the first floor above the main entrance, the cocktail bar is dominated by a fireplace and was carefully integrated to ensure the ambience of this Madeiran Quinta was maintained.Open from 16:00 hours, it serves our popular “Royal Tea”Chapel:Built in a privileged area of our “Quinta” with exceptional views, the Chapel was built in 1936 in memory of “Our Holy Mary”.On the outside the building is supported by large pillars of solid madeiran basaltIts interior is decorated with sacred frescos in the ceiling, mosaic panels made by St. Anna’s factory and by leaded lights from the “School of Ricardo Leone”. Meeting rooms:Rooms I Dimensions:  Total area: 73,5 m2  Length: 10,5 m  Width: 7,0 m  Height: 2,75 m  Air conditioned & heated Capacity:  Convention Type – 60 School Type – 40 U Type Table – 24 Reception – 70 Banquet – 50Equipment included: Flipchart appropriate paper and colour pens  White board with colour pens  A4 size sheets and pen for participants  Document case  Bottles of water for meetingsSpecific audiovisual equipment: Possibility of providing a large range of audiovisual equipment. The quotation must be requested in advance as well as the material needed.Coffee Breaks & Menus for Business Lunches: A full selection available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quinta Do Monte Funchal
Monte Quinta
Quinta Do Monte Madeira/Funchal

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