Spent a week at the gorgeous designer Quinta da Casa Branca in late October. Unfortunately the weather was very wet so we could only take advantage of the sunloungers on the lawn for the brief afternoon that we arrived.
The Quinta is an old building which is no longer part of the hotal. The hotel is built in the former grounds in a designer style incorporating a lot of glass (from the entrance the building looks like a swish private house). Chose to go there as the other half is an architect.
The main hallway is very long with rooms all to one side opening out onto the lush gardens (very tempting to try and bowl a ball right to the end of the corridor!)
Rooms very very comfortable with huge beds that could sleep a small crowd!
The health suite was very well equiped with sauna/steam room/jacuzzi and relaxation room with soft music and dim lights... just what the doctor ordered for stress relief.
The lounge of the hotel was beautifully furnished and very quiet with a computer for guests use 24/7.
The only comment that the breakfasts lacked variety from day to day but the food was top notch. Freshly cooked eggs/bacon and omelettes were served to order by the efficient friendly staff. It would have been nice to be able to sample some Madeiran dishes.
All in all a great hotel for relaxation.More