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Quintinha Sao Joao

Rua da Levada de Sao Joao, 4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191 Portugal
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#8 of 98 hotels in Funchal
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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."
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
German, Portuguese
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Kim B wrote a review Jun 18
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked this hotel for a short break in Madeira. The staff are all very welcoming and helpful. The bedroom was very clean with a bed big enough to sleep 3 people!! With sofa and desk in room also with a balcony overlooking the gardens. Breakfast was self service with hot food to order ie poached/fried/scrambled eggs with mushrooms or bacon. Large selection of fruit, meats, sweet pastries. Has an inside heated pool and outside pool. Games room with pool table and tennis table -free to guests. The only slightly negative note was a next door hotel being renovated and so if you used the outdoor pool it was very noisy and dusty. Second negative is the hotel is a good 15/20 mins walk down hill into the town and a very difficult uphill climb back but a taxi is only 7 euros. Would definitely come here again
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded yesterday
Dear KimB5511, It was a delight to be able to welcome you to the Quintinha de São Jão and even more so to read your lovely comments. Thank you for taking the time and going to the trouble of sharing your feedback. We thank you for adding a special mention to our staff, breakfast and facilities. Our aim in life is to provide top rate, friendly and helpful service and we are so please that we have succeeded where you are concerned. The best news is that you will definitely come back again and we look forward immensely to the next opportunity. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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IsabelVasconcelos wrote a review Apr 2021
Funchal, Portugal8 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve spend two days in Quintinha, what an Hotel... the gardens, earying birds ☺️I felf like I wasent in Funchal my hometown! The atmosfere of since we put ours shoes, everyone trets you by your name, with all the respect! Breakfast uau 😅had all you need to start the day with the best mode. The pool in Spa area.... reading my book it seams like i was in Holidays in my home town! All the employes were delicade and Filipe from the restaurante proceed with all the details requierd. Such a processional, and all the staf in restaurante bar I with I could come more often, I felt beter that my home It was luxury resort in my home town , it really made my gols☺️
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded Apr 19, 2021
Dear Isabel, Firstly, it was a pleasure to have you staying at the Quintinha. Thank you for your preference and thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the TripAdvisor community. It is a pleasure to read your wonderful comments and I will be certain to share them with the rest of the staff. We take pride in all that we do and you have delighted us with the fact that we have lived up and indeed succeeded your expectations. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future to your second home! Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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Nina_and_Urs wrote a review Apr 2021
Gaula, Portugal42 contributions28 helpful votes
We celebrated the birthday of my wife in this beautiful charming hotel. The 2 days were absolutely fantastic. Every employee we saw at the hotel congratulated my wife on her birthday. It was like in a big family. Fantastic!!! I ordered a flower bouquet for my wife and we got the most beauiful bouquet we have ever seen on this island. The hotel even asked me which flowers and which colours my wife likes. So we spent two great days in this hotel. In the evening we had one evening à la carte and one evening the menu. Both dishes were very well cooked and presented. Not only for the palate, but also for the eyes a dream. The garden with the old trees,
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded Apr 12, 2021
Dear Nina and Urs, It was a terrific pleasure to have had the honour of welcoming you both to the Quintinha for birthday celebrations! Thank you for choosing the Quintinha and thank you for your lovely feedback. Your words have given us a real boost. We are delighted that everything was "fantastic" and would like to say that you are now part of our Quintinha family! We are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and its cuisine and look forward to seeing you again on future visits. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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DGE2014 wrote a review Jan 2021
Munich, Germany348 contributions230 helpful votes
Quintinha Sao Joao is conveniently located a bit uphill from central Funchal but with the city center still in walking distance. As mentioned by fellow travellers, the main road V1 out of the city center is very near but if you have a room to the other side (nordwards), it's not really a disturbance. The historic building is very nice and in a lovely garden. It's thoughtfully decorated with lots of antiques and some of the communal spaces like the lobby or bar remend you more at a museum rather than a hotel. Rooms are spacious and come either without or for a small surcharge with balcony including a nice city view (from most of the rooms). The hotel opened in 1998 and is more or less unchanged since then with just soft renovations, so will be time for a more profound renovation especially of the rooms in a couple years. But if you are a fan of antiques you will certainly appreciate the overall ambiente and style. Very comfortable bed with egyptian cotton linen. Outstandingly friendly and helpful personnel - especially at the reception and in the restaurant - you really make a difference! Excellent restaurant which is especially great for dinner. Half board is of excellent value. I've eaten there on both nights of my stay and was always highly satisfied. If you like a classic restaurant with classic style and service, you will be a fan of it. There are in times of cost optimized travel and hotels not that many other places like this (especially since Hotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt went into bankruptcy due to the Covid situation). Many thanks - I really enjoyed my stay and will be very happy to return!
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Date of stay: January 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear DGE2014, Thank your for your wonderfully detailed review and thank you so much for choosing to stay with us for your visit to Madeira. I am so pleased to know that you found the Quintinha de São João to your liking and thank you for your lovely comments regarding our outstandingly friend staff and for staying that they "make a difference"! Hospitality is what we are made of and your kind words give us a huge sense of achievement. We look forward immensely to welcoming you back, and hope that it will no be before long! Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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RPG1977 wrote a review Dec 2020
Lisbon, Portugal34 contributions13 helpful votes
Quintinha São João is a family run charming and classical hotel in Funchal. The rooms are surprisingly big, bedding is extremely comfortable. Balconies are surrounded by the tropical garden of the property. We did not use the outside pool nor the spa, but both looked very relaxing. Kids enjoyed the rooftop panoramic indoor pool and the games room. Gym was well equipped. Breakfast is full of local fresh products and there is a wide choice of à la carte eggs, pancakes and waffles. Ingredients were very good. Try the tropical fresh juice! We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, “A Morgadinha”. Definitely a hidden treasure with food from Goa, India (the founder of the hotel has as Indian ascendancy) but also local food. Extremely tasty, wonderful fish, excellent Portuguese mainland wines. Service is spotless. Staff is outstanding both at the restaurant, bar, cleaning and front desk. All very helpful and attentive. They helped us several times with programming our activities on the ground. Regarding covid: we felt quite safe. Don’t miss the flowers of Madeira. The garden and the common areas of the hotel are tastefully decorated with exquisite local flowers. “Quintinha” provides a true local experience, full of lovely details and an extremely comfortable stay. Hope to be back soon! Advices: 1. Rent a car: Quintinha is in Funchal, 10/15 minutes easy walk from the major attractions. But you will need a car to move around Funchal and the whole island. 2. bring some repellent (Previpic Tropics spray works well) :-).
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded Dec 31, 2020
Dear RPG1977, What a lovely ending to the year! Thank you so much for sharing this cheerful and motivating review on TripAdvisor! You have been very thorough and it is great to see that you have enjoyed our facilities, gastronomy and "outstanding" staff. Your comments are much appreciated and I shall take great delight in sharing them with the rest of the team. It is interesting how you have singled out that the "Quintinha" provide a true local experience.... This is exactly what we are all about and it is our endeavor to provide our esteemed guests with everything that is from Madeira; from the homemade jams and marmalade served at breakfast, to the Madeira flora, handmade embroidery and tapestry. Above all, we wish to provide our customers with the true Madeiran hospitality and we are delighted that we have succeeded were you are concerned. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manage
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quintinha Sao Joao
Which popular attractions are close to Quintinha Sao Joao?
Nearby attractions include Parque de Santa Catarina (0.3 miles), Quinta Vigia (0.3 miles), and Madeira Island Ultra Trail (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quintinha Sao Joao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paixao Do Vinho, Victoria Restaurante, and Le Bistrot Jacaranda.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Quintinha Sao Joao have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Quintinha Sao Joao offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quintinha Sao Joao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Quintinha Sao Joao?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (0.6 miles), Santa Clara Convent (0.4 miles), and Blandy's Wine Lodge (0.5 miles).