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Quinta Das Vistas Palace Gardens
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caminho de Santo Antonio 52, Funchal, Madeira 9000187, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #41 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
London
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a great hotel and very cleverly designed. We had a full week there and really enjoyed it. The food is of a high standard. The location of the hotel is one of its many strengths - it overlooks Funchal harbour and has wonderful views across the bay and is in a quiet part of the city. The restaurant leads out onto a wonderful terrace which is a great place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and dinner while taking in the panoramic views. There are two pools and a garden which is worth exploring. One of our party is disabled and the hotel has very good faclities for disbaled guests - ramps everywhere and good access around the building. The staff were very helfpful as well. Overall superb!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Spent a wonderful weekend. Ideal place for a romantic getaway...far from the center (downtown) confusion, quiet, very clean and a well equiped facilities.
Nice gardens, with hidden corners -well suited for Romantic times, good enough pool and enjoyable food.
Two minus signs thought. First, althought the most part of clients are foreigners, employees must understand that some of us un derstand the language and get aware of mosunderstandings between them which does not favour the atmosphere! More than once, we were presented with less appropriate scenes with employees arguing among themselves. Second, all considered, price quality can be improved. It is not cheap and one expects his money worth!!!!
Last but not least, dare the chef! He is something else...enjoyed the food.

Room Tip: Althought I did get to see all rooms, it is foresseable that the quality is there in all of them. Th...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is a wonderful small hotel in Funchal . There are only 63 rooms and most rooms have a large balcony with magnificent views of the countryside, ocean, etc. the rooms are spacious the bathrooms very large with separated toilet and shower facilities. They provided a complimentary bottle of Maderia wine on check. The pool and spa area are very nice, my only complaint would be the fitness room, it is practically non existent. It is sparsely equipped with old equipment . The breakfast is wonderful with breathtaking views of the harbour area. The hotel is not close to the downtown area but they do provide free shuttle service when required. The surrounding grounds are very well maintained with glorious flowers and shrubbery and even two swans. The staff are very courteous and willing to help,language was never an issue

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms so don't worry.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

In 2009 we chose this hotel hoping it would be quiet and comfortable. It fully met those expectations but perhaps what most persuaded us to come back in April 2012 was the friendly and helpful staff. We also particularly enjoyed the excellent cuisine and the fact that the public areas of the hotel are spacious and comfortable.

The hotel is located in a quiet residential area with gardens and wonderful views over Funchal bay. For us this was a big plus, and breakfast on the terrace was a particular delight. The trade-off is that it is a five minute taxi ride into Funchal (but taxis come promptly and only cost EUR 7) Or the walk into town takes about 15-20 minutes (in which case it is worth finding the little side-roads and footpaths, as walking on the main road is not comfortable).

Room Tip: The panoramic rooms do have wonderful views and get most of morning and early afternoon sun. But th...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Our room, which was a basic double with a balcony and view over the garden, was very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious with lovely large bath towels. Bath robes and slippers were also provided.

The reception areas are attractive and a pleasure to be in. There is free wifi and we were delighted to find a laptop available for the guests to use. Breakfast was good (coffee very good, tea a little weak for English tastes) and meals in the restaurant were excellent. On most nights there was a three course menu available at 35 euros, or a four course at 45 euros, as well as a good selection A La Carte. One evening there was a special Tasting Menu which we thoroughly enjoyed, with a very good performance of Fado during the meal.

The free shuttle bus to Funchal was very convenient, but taxis are also very reasonable (between five and seven euros.) We also took advantage of the free bus to take us to dinner at one of their sister hotels.

There is a delightful pool and no shortage of sun loungers.

The staff are very approachable and helpful. We had a late flight, and as our room was not going to be taken, we were able to stay there a few extra hours. This was really welcome.

Our only negative comments are that the wardrobe hanging space is very small. The maximum sound on the television was very low. Perhaps this is deliberate to maintain the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, who knows? Just two small points which aren't important compared to all the positives.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We had a marvellously relaxing stay. The food was excellent, and the staff were friendly and helpful (if sometimes just a little slow). The location - well away from the Hotel Zone and the city centre - was delightfully quiet. Our room was comfortable, clean and well-maintained - if a bit 'spartan'. Excellent value for money. We shall visit again soon.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

II stayed at The Quintas das Vistas Palace hotel, Maderia as part of a couple, this being my first time in Madeira so I choose carefully I wanted a hotel which was a little bit special for my partner and this hotel fit the bill.

The hotel is beautiful, bright, clean and welcoming. The staff go over and beyond to help you and make you feel like part of their family and not just another customer.

I found the views from the hotel to be just great. At breakfast you had a very good variety and choice and could even have bucks fizz, for breakfast under the gaze of the Madeira sunshine.

I would certainly recommend this wonderful hotel and if you get a chance try the spa. My other half did and she loved it. I would like to thank all the staff and managers and say well done for running such a wonderful hotel. I will certainly be back very soon.

Room Tip: Try the spa it changes its spa menue often and is well worth going to.
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Address: Caminho de Santo Antonio 52, Funchal, Madeira 9000187, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#35 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#38 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Quinta Das Vistas Palace Gardens 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Official Category: 5 Stars HotelLocation: On the brow of a hill above the capital, Funchal With panoramic views of downtown, the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountains. Surrounded by 12.000 m² of mature centenary gardens 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk into the centre of town 25 minutes from the International Airport of MadeiraTransportation: Hotel courtesy bus service to Funchal - Marina Easily available taxis Bus stop to Funchal and other destinations to the west part of the island, about 3 minutes walking from the hotelParking Facilities: Free parking availableRooms at the Quinta das Vistas:63 Double Rooms (30m²) spread over three floors03 Junior Suites (45m²)04 Suites (50m²)01 Presidential Suite (80m²) on the top floor of the original house2 twin rooms specially equipped for guests with wheel chair Room Facilities: Private balcony with a superb views of the gardens, Funchal, the mountains or the Atlantic ocean Luxury wood and carpet floors Bathrooms with Portuguese marble and oak Bath with shower Separate area for toilet and bidet  Selection of bathroom amenities Air conditioning and heating individually controlled Double glazing Direct dial telephone Free Wireless in all rooms and public areas Electronic in-room safe free of charge Mini-bar Bathrobes Room slippers Internet access Sitting area with comfortable armchairs Dressing table with mirror Hair-dryer at the dressing table Cable TV with 30 Portuguese and international channels Wake-up and message system through the telephone system Non Smoking rooms available Family rooms available (2 main beds and 2 extra beds)Public Areas and Additional Facilities  Reception and lobby, Interior winter garden and a Formal lounge Cocktail Bar, veranda and terrace Panoramic gourmet restaurant, veranda and terrace Reserved area in the restaurant for non smokers Interior and exterior heated swimming pool Second exterior heated swimming pool Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Relaxation Room with magnificent views, Sensations shower and Vichy bath, Foot Spa and panoramic Fitness room available free of charge Treatment rooms Magnificent tropical centenary gardens and green areas with paths surrounding the property, relaxation and rest areas e 9-holes mini golf Garden corners with different features  Vintage Rolls Royce available for special transfers Free reception of faxes and Sending service of faxes at Reception Laundry service with deliveries in 24 hours Organization of dry cleaning service (outside the hotel)  Breakfast in the room from 7:30 to 10:30  Room Service from 10:00 to 24:00The 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 electronic room safe, bath robe and slippers  Free use of sauna, Turkish bath,, sensations shower, whirlpool, panoramic fitness room, and relaxation rooms and much more at Chandra Spa. Free use of the Health Centre & Fitness Room facilities Guests on Half Board may opt to eat at any of the Restaurants of Charming Hotels at no extra charge Vintage Rolls Royce available for VIP guests, anniversaries or birthdays 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 at Quinta das Vistas:Restaurant La Belle Terrasse:Situated in the centenary main house, it provides a wonderful colonial atmosphere with veranda and terrace.The gourmet menu offers creative dishes that combine local produce with exotic herbs and spices. The Executive Chef uses fresh herbs grown in the garden and only fresh produce that is carefully selected in the local farmers market.The dining room is decorated in keeping with the original architecture and colonial history of the house, reminiscent of the elegant romantic past of Madeira.The veranda and terrace are perfect for al fresco dining in the warm Madeira evenings.The service is a full a-la-carte complemented by the chef’s daily suggestions. Open for lunch and dinner.Albatroz Piano Bar:Situated in the main house the bar serves the winter garden, main lounge, veranda and terrace.Panoramic Pool Bar:Serves the pool area with drinks and original snacks. Open for light lunches. Relaxing atmosphere with cane chairs and wood sun umbrellas.The Royal Tea or Coffee, with freshly made scones and pastries is also served in the sitting room, veranda and terrace.Conference Room: Durão IDimensions: Total area 50.00 m² Length 6.80 m Width 7.30 m Height 3.50 m Air conditioning and heating Natural lightingCapacity: Convention Type – 40 persons Schoolroom style – 32 persons U type table – 18 persons Reception – 45 persons Banquet – 32 personsDurão IIDimensions: Total area 25.00 m² Length 6.30 m Width 3.90 m Height 3.50 m Air conditioning and heating Natural lightingCapacity: Convention Type – 20 persons Schoolroom style – 15 persons One table – 16 persons Reception – 25 persons Banquet – 16 personsDurão I + IIDimensions: Total area 78.00 m² Length 10.70 m Width 7.30 m Height 3.50 m Air conditioning and heating Natural lightingCapacity: Convention Type – 70 persons Schoolroom style – 50 persons U type table – 25 persons Reception – 60 persons Banquet – 55 personsPrices include: Flipchart, paper and 4 colour felt tip pens (black, blue, green and red) White board with 4 different board markers Pen  Folder of documents Waters for the Presidential TableSpecific audiovisual material: Possibility of providing a large range of audio-visual equipment. The quotation must be requested in advance as well as the reservation of the material.Coffee Breaks & Business lunch menus: A complete variety of choices are available. ... more   less 
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