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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 #34 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Mariefred, Sweden
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“Lovely food and very nice personal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have just arrived back home after spending a week at this wellcoming hotell. We had four gourmetvouchers, which ment that we could at this hotell and it`s sister hotells Do Monte and (forgot the name). We loved them all. It`s about 1 km from city center, but the shuttle buses takes you dowm to town. It. so nice and quiet, like a manor. The breakfast is lovely. The beds are a bit hard, but that is what we find them all over the world. We really recommend this hotell. Teresa, Sweden

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have just stayed in the quinta for a week at the beginning of October. The hotel was very quiet and had all of the services you would expect of a 5* hotel. The staff were efficient a very welcoming. Food was excellent and varied.
This is the second hotel of the group that we have stayed in. We very much recommend it for a great and peaceful getaway.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Definitely not a five star hotel.
Felt very disappointed in this hotel having booked expecting a bit of luxury to celebrate a special occasion.
Hardly any staff throughout the day........average breakfast selections, individual requests not available on most days.
The main bar was never staffed and the pool bar only from 1pm for the afternoon - no pool side service at all.
On arrival no pillows on the bed and surprise that we needed any!
Got the distinct impression that this place may be on the verge of closure or on a tight budget.
We really feel not good value for the money.
Best way to get to town was the frequent bus services with a multi day ticket as shuttle bus from hotel very limited.

Room Tip: Ask for view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We came here for our honeymoon after staying at Summerplace guest house on thr West side of the Island and were hugely disappointed. Not only did we spend double the money to stay here we received less than half the services. Room was big, not particularly clean and with old carpets I was allergic to. No Wifi in the rooms? I don't understand how a 5 star hotel can not even have an pay option to have Wifi. I read previous reviews noting this and so I called and was told it was a particular week - not true since we didn't have Internet either. Breakfast was fine, but not even close to the one we had at Summerplace earlier in the week. The spa is old and only the sauna worked when we were here. Location was ok because we had a car but I wish we had spent our last night at summerplace and saved our money!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just arrived back from a lovely stay in Madeira. We had a taxi transfer to the hotel and were individually greeted by the reception staff.
David welcomed us to the hotel and it was as lovely as the brochure pictures. It was the first time we had stayed in a small hotel and really enjoyed it. We had booked a garden room but had been upgraded to a room with a panoramic view. The room was very spacious and had the usual toiletries and hair dryer but in addition the use of large fluffy bathrobes and slippers. You can request tea making facilities in your room as we did, at no extra charge.
Everywhere was spotlessly clean throughout the hotel and staff were very friendly, the only thing was in the day staff were hard to find and you had to search for them when you wanted a drink.
There were plenty of sun beds and no one put towels out to save beds which was a nice change, towels were supplied by the hotel.
we only had breakfast at the hotel but there was plenty of choice of the usual fruit or cereals or a cooked breakfast. It was lovely having breakfast on the terrace over looking Funchal.
We chose to go into Funchal at night for our evening meal as there are numerous restaurant of good quality we particularly liked Violino in the old town.There is a mini bus supplied by the hotel you can book throughout the day free of charge to take you into Funchal and collect you at set times this does not run in the evening but a taxi was only 6 euros.
There is plenty to do in Maderia we travelled up on the cable car and down the mountain in the toboggan a great experience. We also had afternoon tea at Reids Palace one of the first hotels in Maderia and frequented by Winston Churchill. The hotel was absolutely lovely and Maderia is very unspoilt wherever you go on the island. We can't wait to return

Room Tip: We had room 207 which had panoramic view and was lovely the higher up you go the more view you get...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I would not rate this hotel as 5-star. The room was large and bright and was nice and clean. The staff were helpful and friendly. However, there were some issues. The website promised a shuttle service to the town. Unfortuantely the bus only went a few times per day at a fixed hour and you had to reserve in advance. We found ourselves spending a huge amount of money on taxis, which we handn't planned on. Walking to/from town was not an option. This is obviously not aprobelm if you have a rental car. Choice at breakfast was quite limited. If you wanted any tourst information, you had to ask for it. All in all ok, but not great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

a very beautiful hotel, architecture, gardens, swmimming pool
very clean
nice location, but a car is a good help
High level restaurant, very nice terrass, excquisite food, very diverse and not too fat
Just one point to better : touristic information and hlepfullness : not the level of a 5 stars hotel

Room Tip: ask for a panaroma room, a little expensive but very nice and impressive
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 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:
#23 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#25 Family Hotel in Funchal
#31 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#35 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Quinta Das Vistas Palace Gardens 5*
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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