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“What a gem !”
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Quintinha Sao Joao
Ranked #9 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I booked this hotel after reading lots of excellent reviews and we were delighted with everything. The attention to detail and service were first class and the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The room was lovely and the hotel in general is finished to a very high standard with fabulous flower arrangements around every corner. The cocktail bar was lovely and we made full use of the 'happy hour'. The garden and terrace are stunning with fabulous plants and flowers. The breakfast was a great start to the day with hot food cooked to order and lots of choice on the buffet. We were given extra touches for our honeymoon with champagne and cake and the hotel made our stay in Madeira complete. We would definitely recommend this for a couples holiday and would love to stay again. Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay so memorable :)

Room Tip: we would ask for a room overlooking the terrace next time.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Denise S
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time and making the effort to leave a review for the Quintinha Sao Joao on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is of the utmost importance to us and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent holiday with us.

We are very honoured that you chose our Quintinha for your honeymoon and we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to you both.

We sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future and are delighted that you feel we have done reviews justice.

Yours sincerely
Andre Barreto
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

The hotel is small (33 rooms) and from the moment you walk in the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful flowers help create a great ambiance. The staff were all courteous and helpful, and went out of their way to welcome us and help whenever asked, without being in the way at all. The spa was fantastic - and good value. The setting was lovely, with beautiful gardens and a convenient distance from down town - an easy walk and a little away from the very centre of the town.
We would certainly go again and will recommend the hotel to friends and family.

Room Tip: We had a garden room which was lovely.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank merlin051
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

We are simply delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Quintinha Sao Joao and we thank you for your kind support in sharing your comments on TripAdvisor.

We are so pleased that you made use of our Spa facilities. We have some excellent promotions during the month of March which present great value for money.

We look forward very much to welcoming you, your family and friends to the Quintinha in the near future and we thank you for your recommendations.

Yours sincerely
Andre Barreto
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent,elegant,stylish and grand hotel in a quiet cul de sac.Usual Portuguese friendly and efficient staff,who could not do enough to make your stay hassle free.
The courtesy bus was excellent and helpful for those who will find the walk back from Funchal Centro a little challenging,alternatively the local bus was worth the 1euro90cents for the experience.
For first timers to Madeira,you must go and see this beautiful Island,walkers or not,and stay at this hotel which was recommended to ourselves.
We thought the cooked breakfast a little cold which was mentioned,but not acted opon,but hey,I'm being picky.
We would return tomorrow,Obrigado Quintinha São Joao

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank David B
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

We were delighted to read that you would return to stay with us tomorrow! We would be most delighted to welcome you back as soon as possible!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with TripAdvisor and your kind words will be passed on to our staff.

We are sorry that you found the cooked breakfasts rather cool and will take greater care with this in future.
Please convey our thanks to your friends who recommended the Quintinha and we are very happy that we lived up to their kind words.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed in the hotel for a week just recently and cannot fault it. Fabulous staff and spotlessly clean. Felt as if we were staying in someone's house which was great. Restaurant food was great especially if you wanted the Goan stuff spiced up a bit, (thanks Sandra). Also thanks to Rosie and Lilianne. Easy to get into town and back, about 10 minutes walk. Partner had her birthday during our stay and was surprised by a birthday cake and a bottle of bubbly in the room. Would recommend this hotel with no qualms. Don't quite understand all the negative reviews as in dogs barking, get a life!!

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Thank Alan F
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thank you very much indeed for your very kind and supportive comments regarding your recent stay at the Quintinha São João. It was our pleasure to have you with us and an honor that your partner celebrated her birthday in our midst. We are glad that you enjoyed our little surprise!

We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Kind regards
Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Only good points to mention for this hotel. The staff is efficient and helpful, if you need something, but don't let you feel their presence. The rooms are large, clean and pleasant, without noise from neighbouring rooms. Just a bit of noise coming from the street at rush hour. The bar is comfortable, with reasonnable prices, and the restaurant offers a chaoice of very tasty meals cooked with fresh food. It's easy walk the centerof Funchal, but public buses (on top of the hotel shuttle) are available. The closest bus #11 is not so frequent, but #12 is not far.

Room Tip: Rooms with low numbers are closest to the street, (that's what we got), so rooms with high numbe...
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Thank MichelS85
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

We are absolutely delighted to read that you only have good points to say about your recent stay at the Quintinha de São João! We thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and we are pleased to hear that you found our staff efficient yet unobtrusive, your room to be clean and large and that you enjoyed our bar and restaurant.

We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another holiday in the near future.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was my first trip to Madeira and we chose to stay at Quintinha São Joao after scanning through many hotels on the internet. One can never tell really but the experience was I would say fantastic. It was small and personable, the staff were the most helpful I have experienced. The room was ' enormous' as was the queens size bed. The garden was relaxing oh and the breakfast was delicious with so much on offer. I felt very fortunate to have found this place and will definitely return to Madeira and to this lovely hotel. Great terrace, two swimming pools, games room and wonderful cakes for afternoon tea. I even got fitter walking back from the town centre which, was a bit of an uphill hike. I have to admit getting a taxi back after an evening out more than once! Fabulous.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony most do have but pay a bit extra to ensure you have one.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank shelley c
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Thank you so much for your very kind comments regarding your recent holiday at the Quintinha São João and for sharing them with the TripAdvisor community.

We are delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time and that our facilities and staff lived up to your expectations.

It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope we will be able to welcome you back in the future.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here for 9 nights and found it one of the most relaxing breaks ever. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. The Quintinha's decor is tasteful and decorative. The garden was very beautifully maintained and the fresh flowers throughout the house added so much.
Breakfast made a pefect start to each day. A perfect antidote to the weather back home.
David & Karen - Mortlake

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank David R
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at the Quintinha São João and for sharing them with TripAdvisor.

It was our pleasure to have you with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed our surroundings and "little touches" that go towards making our hotel that extra bit special. Thank you too for your kind comments regarding our staff.

We look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Additional Information about Quintinha Sao Joao

Address: Rua Levada Sao Joao 4 | Madeira, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191, Portugal
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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: $130 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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