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“A first class, quality hotel with 5* service. Madeiran magic!”
Review of Quintinha Sao Joao

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Quintinha Sao Joao
Ranked #9 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham
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“A first class, quality hotel with 5* service. Madeiran magic!”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

This was our first trip to Madeira and were looking for a good quality hotel. We found it!
If you are looking for modern, clean, airy accomodation, supported by courteous, cheerful, helpful staff, look no further. This hotel also offers great facilities including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, gym and spa.
Also,they noted this was a special occasion for us and surprised us with a lovely bottle of sparkling wine and a cake! Nice touch! All these little touches count and made us feel very welcome. One and only suggestion: tea/coffee facilities in the room, instead of relying on room service.Otherwise, wonderful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the garden on the first or second floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Thank you for this invaluable feedback and for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Quintinha de São João and I am particularly grateful for your appreciative comments about the staff and the facilities. Recognition and acknowledgement are always great motivators for us all.

I am glad that you enjoyed our little surprise for your special occasion and thank you for choosing to spend it with us at the Quintinha.

Thank you again and we very much look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Madeira.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Siauliai, Lithuania
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

We had a good time in Quintinha hotel last month. The living environment is great, the air is fresh and unspoiled. The hotel is small but has all the facilities for 4-star living standards. Our room was very nice despite the mirror opposite to our bed reflected the light to our faces at night. The toilet should be brighter, the gray granite makes it look damp and dark. However those small details didn’t ruin our vacation since the rest of this hotel were just perfect!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
Thank you for choosing the Quintinha de São João for your recent trip to Madeira and for taking the time to review your stay with us.

I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful holiday and felt that the hotel was “just perfect”.

We note your comments on the mirror and the bathroom and will take these points on board the next time we make refurbishment alterations.

We do hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you back to the Quintinha de São João in the near future.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We spend a 7 day holiday in this fantastic hotel. Its an amazing hotel, staff is great, everything was just perfect. We really cannot say one negative word about our experience there. The was spa amazing, fresh flowers in the hotel all the time. We had a Bed and Breakfast package, and the breakfast was amazing with a great choice of warm egg meals. I can sit here and write for hours how great it was but I would like to keep this review short and to the point. If you want to spend a romantic holiday in Madeira this is the place to go.... Beautiful. Here one can see that the owners really have a great team and a great place where people will want to return again and again. Thanks and if we ever go back to Madeira this will be the hotel of our choice....

Room Tip: try to get a room not on the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at the Quintinha de São João in Madeira. Your comments are much appreciated.

It seems like you made the most of your week with us and got to enjoy many of the services the hotel has to offer. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff which I have duly passed on.

We hope that you will return to Madeira and, of course, to the Quintinha de São João.

Yours sincerely,

André Barreto
General Manager
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We stayed at the hotel during August but have only got around to the review now. Having said that we can still recall the excellent service and personal attention of what is in effect a country house hotel in terms of style and ambiance. Staff have been well trained and it's particulalry pleasing to see traditional standards maintained even at the poolside in terms of how tables are laid and food presented. The standard of cleanliness is outstanding. Most importantly the staff approach their work with a smile as though they are enjoying what they do. All this stems from excellent leadership by the hotel's general manger and it's a rare thing nowadays to see a general manager take a genuine interest in guests' views as he does at his weekly drinks reception. The bar and terrace are civilised places to have pre and post dinner drinks. The hotel's range of facilities is good for an hotel of this size. The Quintinha is conveniently located for the centre of Funchal-however the convenient location has a downside in that traffic noise is intrusive during the day-we noticed it especially on the room balcony and the terrace -it's probably the price you pay for the convenience and of course there's nothing the hotel can do about it. However all aspects the hotel has control over are exceptional-it is a genuine find in today's world of factory hotels. If you want courtesy, charm and high standards this is the place-we'd have no hesitation in returning.

Room Tip: First floor rooms
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the Quintinha de São João on Trip Advisor. It is of no matter when you write your review –we are grateful that you have taken the time and had the patience to express your impression of our hotel.

It was a pleasure to read such a positive review. Thank you for your kind comments concerning our facilities, location and staff. I will be sure to pass on your thanks and appreciation to everybody concerned. We really do care and are delighted that this comes across on a daily basis.

We do hope that you will visit us again in the future and experience another enjoyable stay.

Yours sincerely,

André Barreto
General Manager
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We recently spent five nights at the hotel. When we arrived we found there was a mix up over our arrival date (our fault!). The reception staffs' first priority was to destress the situation for us and assure us all would be well. We suspect quite a lot of effort went on behind the scenes, but in no time they had found and prepared a room for us. Throughout our stay staff in all areas of the hotel were excellent - nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were substantial with plenty of choice. There is a wide selection of very good restaurants in Funchal but we ate at the hotel sometimes and were not disappointed. The public areas are comfortable and intimate, the two bars are great places to while away an hour or two. All the information you need about the island is readily available via the invaluable Rosie, who can book trips, recommend places to visit and restaurants, provide bus timetables and just about anything else you need.
We went to Madiera looking for a relaxing and comfortable break with good food and pleasant surroundingsand it was everything we hoped for.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Our sincere thanks to you for taking the time to share your positive experience of our hotel on Trip Advisor.

It is encouraging to hear that our team at the Quintinha de São João were able to provide for you a welcoming and memorable experience . I will be sure to pass your kind comments onto them. We are delighted to have been able to resolve your little problem on arrival and hope that it didn’t cause you too much anxiety.

You have never said a truer word – nothing is too much trouble and we are so pleased that your holiday was everything you had hoped for.

We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

André Barreto
General Manager
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is a terrific hotel in a good location. The facilities are excellent - two pools, good gym, games room etc. But the best thing is the service which is attentive without being intrusive.

The breakfasts are excellent and my one quibble would be the evening menus. We ate in on three nights and the food was a bit patchy.

Ideal for couples or solo travellers.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of the Quintinha de São following your recent stay with us and for your kind comments regarding our staff and facilities.

I am sorry to hear that you found your dining experience a bit patchy. Delivering the highest standards to all our guests is of the utmost importance to us.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next trip to Madeira.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2011

At Quintinha Sao Joao you are made to feel at home in a very friendly caring atmosphere. The hotel location is good, being in a quiet part of Funchal - much better than being in the hotel zone. Bedroom was good and spacious with a separate lounge area, although being on the ground floor the balcony was disappointing - probably better to ask for a room on one of the upper floors. Breakfast was good with a wide buffet choice, especially fruits. We had a couple of lunches at the pool which were delicious and efficiently served. We ate in the restaurant twice in the evenings, and on both occasions the food was very good - also the service although sometimes a bit abrupt. A particular bonus was that on my birthday I returned to discover a birthday cake and bottle of sparking wine in the room, although we had never mentioned this birthday - they must have spotted it on the passport when checking in. A special mention of Rosie at the courtesy desk who was extremely helpful - booking tables at restaurants and ensuring the very best table, printing out boarding passes and generally giving good advice on trips - it was only a pity that we only heard about Rosie after a few days. All the staff were very helpful and friendly and did their best to make you feel very much at home. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Higher floors probably better for balcony
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Thank you for choosing the Quintinha de São João for your recent trip to Madeira and for taking the time to review your stay with us.

I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and I will be delighted to share your kind comments with the rest of our staff.

You couldn’t have said a truer phrase… “… which makes you feel that it really cares”. The thing is, we really do care and we are very pleased that this has come across. We want you to feel completely at home during your holiday and we are glad that you found our location, cuisine and overall help and advice to your liking.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed our little surprise on your birthday – thank you for spending it at the Quintinha!

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager
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Property: Quintinha Sao Joao
Address: Rua Levada Sao Joao 4 | Madeira, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191, 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Funchal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#7 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#9 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Quintinha Sao Joao 5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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." ... more   less 
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