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Absolutely fantastic,  just for our guest´s use
Enjoying a cool beer by the pool, great ....
Jasmim, cozy living room with comfort and taste...
Spacey and tastefully decorated this place....
All you need at Jasmim apartment ...
A whole sight of the place at Jasmim...you will love it...
How nice this small detail at Jasmim bedroom...
You will love to sleep here, so calm and quiet...
Your meals at Jasmim dinning area...smells good....
The place for you to prepare your own meals...
Entrance of Jasmim,  among fruit trees and vine yards...
In front of Jasmim apartment, a nice detail...
Beautiful and typical banana tree by the pool...
Blooming flowers in front of the apartments...
Smells good in this kitchen (Magnolia)
Magnolia´s modern bathroom
After a long day, enjoy your rest in front of the apartments
Fantastic place with a unique view ....from the terrace...
Orchid´s comfortable sitting room for your leisure
Enjoy your meals in this dining place (Orquid) ...
So calm and quiet at Orchid´s bedroom...
The best Orchid´s dreams in this place .....
A global look of the Orchid´s apartment...
Private modern WC inside the apartment Orchid
The private balcony just for the Orchid apartment...
Enjoy the view while having your meals at the Orchid...
Brethtaking view over the city and harbour...
So private and nice staying here...
Uau, fantastic ocean view from your balcony...
What to say about this...??Unique...
You will never get tired of watching this view...
Pitangas and the Orchid´s archades on the top of the house...
Such a traditional entrance from the Quinta Esperança...
The view from the gardens...sea all around...
So nice, what´s this ??
Let me introduce you Lavender apartment...!!
Bright, beautiful, comfortable, what else??
A single bed that can turn into a double one...
Soft colors makes your rest even deeper...
Uau, it is looking gorgeous...
What to say, absolutely gorgeous...
Details and ...
Details...
Hummmm....
Missing words...
Everything matches here....
Brightness everywhere...
So nice and colorful...
Simple but comfortable sitting room...
Another nice details...
Sitting room and kitchen, all you need is here...
Totally equipped kitchen for your meals...
The door connecting directly to the gardens...
Very well organized this Lavender apartment...
So nice...
Lavender´s bathroom..
Another detail from there...
Outside Lavender´s apartment for your meals and rest...
A tipical details from Madeira houses...banana tree..
The main entrance of the mannor house...
There it is, so nice this area outside ...
The whole house, with Lavender on the ground floor and the Orchid apartment on the top floor...
The Quinta seen from outside and the main gate
Lavender apartment prepared with a double bed
Airy and bright apartment with double bed
The outside area private to Lavender apartment
Great view from Lavender apartment
So nice this exterior area....
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Had a wonderful stay here at the end of April. The accommodation is well appointed and very comfortable. Helena and Roberto are very welcoming and can't do enough to make your stay more enjoyable.

The rooms are large, nicely decorated and have everything you need for your stay. We particularly enjoyed cooling dips in the pool, walks around the garden (with a little lizard spotting!) the use of the barbecue.

Notes to consider:

We recommend the option of taking Mr Alves's taxi to and from the airport.
The walk from town is rather hilly, fine if you're fit, but you'll need to take a cab otherwise.
Try to make sure you visit Mariazinha bakery for their wonderful cakes and mixing with the locals.
Local dogs and cats are poorly cared for and barking can be noisy at times. Accept this cultural difference...
Ants WILL get into poorly stored food, do not underestimate their determination.
Los Combatentes restaurant in the city centre highly recommended.
Walk the levadas!!!
Hire a car and tour the rural parts of the island, it's utterly stunning.

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Liked best: The pool!
Liked least: Ants! But not an issue if you store food properly.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Heli P
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3 reviews
“Lovely place, amazing and relaxing stay”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This was our second stay in Madeira via Helena and Roberto Valente? This time we stayed in Orchid Apartment 4 - 9 Oct 2013. The quinta and the apartment look even better in real life than from the photos. Good location, good facilities, very friendly owners. Helena and Roberto are restoring this quinta with their heart and having further plans with this place, so we cannot wait to see it after some years! A place with history, for sure. Quinta is having 4 apartments, however during our stay we shared the place only with 2 lovely couples, 1 apartment was not occupied. Meaning, we all had a lot of privacy, all quests respected the quinta's rules and other quests (e.g. no loud music etc). Orchid apartment is located on second floor and have most beautiful views to Funchal and ocean. We liked our morning walks to local bakery for good coffee and bread. We adored long evenings in opened balcony with sunset. We loved walk to the city (only 10-15 mins) and coming back by bus (31 or 31a). If you want to stay only in Funchal, then car is not necessary. Helena and Roberto can arrange several tours to see island and levadas, you just need to call or e-mail Helena! Mr. Alves can meet you at your arrival and can take you back to airport when leaving. It is truly a paradise island and breathtaking quinta to stay! We would love to come back soon... Heli and Heiki from Estonia.

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Liked best: Living in quiet place, with history and good location. Very friendly owners
Liked least: Nothing to say as we liked it all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2013
Well, we were so honored when you booked with us for the second time...this time at Quinta Esperanca, indeed a very special place, full of history and magic...
we are happy to see that you were not disappointed by staying here with us and the place fully matched your expectations.
our work to get the Quinta again to its glorious days will continue, and we sincerely hope you will be back soon to see everything by yourselves.
meanwhile wish you both all the best, and also will recommend you to anyone as Golden Guests!!
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Visit100
UK
2 reviews
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“Tranquil and comfortable”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Stayed in Lavender apartment, very comfortable. We enjoyed the lovely private terrace and swimming pool. The Quinta has a very interesting history and is being lovingly restored by Helena & Roberto who are friendly hosts. We enjoyed the views across the bay from the top floor. Buses stop outside the Quinta for easy access to the town and Botanical gardens - but they wont disturb you. 10 mins walk down the hill takes you to the sea & restaurants, the walk back is uphill! We enjoyed our stay very much. We suggest providing some up to date brochures on Funchal attractions would be useful. However if you take your iPad/tablet with, there is wifi.

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Liked best: Sun terrace and pool
Liked least: need more up to date info on attractions in Funchal
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Jul 2013
Thank you for such nice words... we are happy to se that you enjoyed your stay at Quinta Esperança...
Your detailed description shows the reality about our place, location and view....surely will help other guests too...
Hope to see you again in the future, maybe coming along with some friends.
Wish you both all the best,
kind regards,
Helena and Roberto.
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Heather23...
Northamptonshire
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful house,beautiful grounds, lovely swimming pool.”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The house is lovely our apartment fairly compact with lovely bathroom. Beautifully decorated. The outside of the property is magnificent, your own outside areas with table and chairs,views out to sea, watch the boats as you eat breakfast. Have a swim and relax on the loungers by the pool. Walk up the hill to the fabulous bakery and do try the custard tarts. Helena and Reberto are working very hard to improve and develop this lovely old property. Had a lovely relaxing time.

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Liked best: The outside areas, gardens,pool,patio area.
Liked least: The return walk up the hill. But just take the taxi
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Jul 2013
Dear Ladies...
We did love meeting you both, always so nice talking to you about your holiday experiences and also about our plans in Quinta Esperança.
We are happy to see that Lavender apartment suited you and you enjoyed staying there...
Sincerely hope to meet you again in the future to see all our improvements.
We wish you both all the best,
Kind regards, Helena and Roberto.
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Peter2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A perfect place to stay in Funchal”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My wife and I stayed one wekk in the Orchid apartment on the top floor of this lovely old building which was once a private house and then a hotel. The view from the terrace was wonderful (and the town put on a fireworks display on our first night there) and we never tired of it.

The apartment was nicely decorated by our hosts, Helena and Roberto, who arranged transport from and to the airport and saw us settled in.

The walk into town is an easy downhill stroll but the frequent bus service has stop right outside the gate and the fare is very cheap. The streets of the town are the steepest we have seen on our travels, so making use of the buses is recommended as a car is not really needed.

The Orchid apartment has the best views of the four and is recommended. Just one thing to note before making a booking: access to the top floor apartment is only by a 30 step spiral wrought iron staircase which is narrow and not suitable if you don't like heights.

Take the hosts' advice and make sure you keep all your food in the fridge, because if you don't, ants will find it for sure.

The Orchid apartment was an ideal place to stay for a week in Funchal, and if we didn't live on the other side of the world (New Zealand) we would return for sure.

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Liked best: The location and the wonderful view.
Liked least: Ants getting into the food.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Andrea M
London, United Kingdom
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“Absolute delight”
Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

It is such a joy to read the reviews of all other people as they only reconfirm what we have experienced during our week's stay in Quinta Esperanca. It all starts in our case with very kind, caring and generous Helena & Roberto who made us feel very welcome and at home at this beautiful house with wonderful sea and town views, spacious garden and most of all, very comfortable and delicately decorated rooms. Me and my friend, we invited our mums for a holiday and this place was a real treat for them. Staying at the Orchid and Lavender rooms, meeting up at the garden seating area in front of our room or in the terrace, we could share a nice time together and rest, watching beautiful sunsets above Funchal. The location was perfect for exploring old town Funchal as well as venturing to other places in Madeira. The clear instructions made it easy to find it. Actually the whole process of booking, arrival, stay and departure went as smooth as possible with prompt email reply from Helena when necessary. Dear Helena and Roberto, thank you very much for this 'absolute delight'. We hope the competition on Sunday went well for Roberto. We hope to see you again at our next trip to Madeira. Andrea & Danka & (grand) mothers :-)

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Liked best: 'Personal touch'
Liked least: There was not such a thing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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