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“Gorgeous Hotel - Wonderful Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quinta da Casa Branca

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Quinta da Casa Branca
Ranked #4 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
South Cambridgshire
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous Hotel - Wonderful Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a superb hotel. We have just returned from our third visit to this small, friendly and relaxing hotel. I could write about the facilities, the pool area, the gardens, the food, the cleanliness, the rooms but all this (as superb as they are) pales into insignificance compared to the lovely friendliness of ALL the staff. How often do you stay at a hotel, and on departure, get a warm hug from the receptionist? Nothing was too much trouble - and all done with a constant smile. If you are thinking of spending a holiday in Funchal, Madeira this would make the perfect place to stay. We are now planning our fourth visit. We love this hotel - and so will you.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Spent 5 nights here in early June - it was a lovely and relaxing experience. The architecture of the hotel buildings is sympathetic to the beautiful garden setting and the superior room was very comfortable and spacious. Fabulous bathroom too! There is tea and coffee making facilities in the room and a replenished stock of biscuits and sweets supplied daily, also the fresh flowers were a nice touch. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and the breakfast delicious. Any minor issues (they forgot to service our room one day and another day the loo flush got stuck on) were dealt with promptly and in a very friendly manner.
Set in the hotel zone (but away from the main drag) it's a short walk to some restaurants and the centre of Funchal is a 8 euro taxi ride away or a good 30 minutes walk. The hotel has it's own restaurant in a lovely setting with a small but creative menu.
The pool area is quite small with not many sun beds so did get a bit crowded on the rare occasion that it was actually sunny during our stay, but the hotel is a good base for touring the island as it has a car park and easy access out of the town.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed twice at this very small (46 rooms) but perfect five star hotel last year for a total of six weeks and it was so nice to return for three weeks this June. Guests here are genuinely treated as such, and our welcome upon arrival was truly exceptional. This beautifully designed modern hotel building has been cleverly set into the slope of the Quinta in such a way that it appears to become absorbed into the park like landscape. The grounds are really quite lovely and are constantly maintained by a team of ten gardeners. The Rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished, and the standard rooms all have individual terraces which open on to the lawns of the hotel, so ones sunbeds can be pushed out from the terrace to catch the sun all day. There is an excellent spa and gym, a charming swimming pool, and a library. Food is available all day in either the garden terrace for breakfast and lunch, the deck bar, which offers wonderful views of the mountains and sea, for lunch, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and the magnificent Casa da Quinta restaurant providing al fresco or indoor dining of the very finest quality for supper. There is also an excellent room service for private dining on ones terrace

The staff are amazingly attentive and offer service of the very highest standard.

Unsurprisingly then, this beautiful small luxury hotel tends to run at full occupancy, so forward booking is recommended. The stay experience can be likened to being a guest in an English country house.

Room Tip: Standard rooms come with their own terrace opening directly on to beautiful gardens.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My wife and I were fortunate to enjoy a week here in January and thoroughly enjoyed this garden oasis. The hotel is expansive and modern set amongst beautiful gardens. Breakfast is a short walk through the garden to the restaurant and the quality is very good. Staff are polite and helpful. Rooms are very clean, quiet and with an attached deck leading to the gardens. The hotel is on a hill overlooking Funchal which is a nice walk away. YES - TRY IT.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Booked this hotel on recommendation of a friend who had stayed several times before and raved about it; he wasn't wrong! Excellent service, food, gardens and ambience.Staff always friendly and couldn't be more helpful. The outstanding breakfast choice was always a great start to the day and their excellent restaurant was a good way to finish it. Will certainly return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A little bit worried because of the city centre and noisy roads we arrived at the hotel. What a delight full heaven. Small hotel with warm staff, great rooms with view off the great garden. Little disappointed about the temperature of the pool water (they say heated, they tell you 25 degrees but they measure 22-23). Just a few degrees hotter it would be of better use also in the spring months. Architecure and interior design gave a Zen feeling. Breakfast fresh products, good choices and they even opened earlyer so we could eat before flying early.
We ate on the premises sometimes lunch or easterdiner. Nearby you find also nice local restaurants. We can fully recommend this hotel for annybody.

Room Tip: if you dont like steps choose the ground floor (you have your own sunchairs). But for the view take...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Immaculate hotel and gardens. Lovely pool area. Friendly, efficient staff. Absolutely super. We have always booked individually, so are nit tied to the hotel restaurant.. Often eat lunch there and obviously breakfast, which is excellent. Lovely library.

Room Tip: Have stayed in both ordinary and superior rooms - perfectly happy with the "ordinary".
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Quinta da Casa Branca

Property: Quinta da Casa Branca
Address: Rua da Casa Branca, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-088, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#3 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#4 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#13 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Quinta da Casa Branca 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Member of the "Small Luxury Hotels of the World", nestled amidst lush sub-tropical gardens near the center of Funchal and away from the bustle of the city, at Quinta da Casa Branca estate, there is a modern design boutique Hotel featuring 41 Rooms and 2 Suites, and positioned at the lower level of the property there are two buildings set apart from the modern design boutique Hotel, an elegant and luxurious Manor House housing 5 luxury Manor House Suites. Close by, next to the swimming-pool, lies a Villa dating from the early XIX century. Providing a glamorous retreat, yet offering a personal and meaningful experience to every guest, the integration of the family's house and grounds with Quinta da Casa Branca boutique Hotel in November 2015, enables the preservation of a unique property on the island of Madeira whilst showcasing a remarkable heritage and providing the unique addition of the exuberant gardens, home to an abundance of various tropical trees and a banana plantation spanning a total of 27,000m2. ... more   less 
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