We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Luxurious contemporary paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quinta da Casa Branca

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Quinta da Casa Branca
Ranked #4 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Luxurious contemporary paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2010

This contemporary hotel is a heaven of tranquillity and luxury. Hidden in a beautiful garden the hotel fits into its surroundings with grace and elegance. From the minute we arrived the staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. Our large room was simple but elegant, with a substantial balcony over looking the tropical gardens. The bathroom was fabulous with separate bath and walk in shower. The restaurant housed in the old gate house is one of the best on the island with a sophisticated menu and an excellent wine list. The bar is positioned above the hotel and has a breathtaking view of the surround hills which rise behind Funchal. Madeira is a lovely island with many attractions including whale watching, secluded villages and interesting walks and treks. The local food is superb throughout the island, from tiny local cafes to gourmet restaurants. This is a truly great hotel to spend a week exploring this fascinating island.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Chantal H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

801 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    672
    101
    21
    3
    4
See reviews for
49
654
8
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (201)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Buckinghamshire
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

My wife and I have just returned (yesterday) from our second stay at this excellent hotel and we were not disappointed. I always feel that it is dangerous to go back to somewhere as time can lend a deal of enchantment. However in this case everything about the hotel was as good as we remembered it to be; the beautiful gardens, the friendly staff, the excellent breakfasts and the spotlessly clean rooms. All top class. And plenty of good restaurants wthin easy walking distance (try l'Osteria - the best of a good bunch).

Only 42 rooms so it is possible to spend all day there and see hardly anybody. Very peaceful. I would recommend the Quinta Casa Branca to anybody who wants to have a quiet, relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Spurstraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
231 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2010

This is a beautiful boutique hotel with excellent, yet unfussy service. The restaurant is one of the best on the island, and although expensive, it is worth it due to the quality and presentation of the food. Even the lunch menu (although not extensive) is first class, although do not expect fast food as everything is made to order.

The only drawbacks to this hotel are: a) location - it is a bit out of the centre, although it is on a bus route and a taxi costs about 6 euro to the centre (no courtesy bus). This also means views from the hotel are not as good from some of the others - but you don't go here for the view, b) the swimming pool is a bit detached from the main body of the hotel.

It is not ideal for anyone with mobility problems as the terrain outside is uneven, but inside the hotel is fine.

All the gym and sauna facilities are first class (and rarely used) and the rooms equipped to a high standard.

An ideal place for couples or families seeking a quiet stay (children are welcome although the hotel is a bit further from the beaches and lido).

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Donkey63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2010

This is a very peaceful hotel, without being stuffy. The staff were great (I have just recieved in the post an earring that I lost in the fitness suite!)
The gardens were better than the botanical gardens (don't bother going there). The gym was excellent and very under used. we felt that we had our own health suite!
Restaurant was top quality, but a little pricey. The bar was very quiet.
The only down side was it was quite a walk to town - and up hill all the way back.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Baker07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Yorkshire, England
Level Contributor
129 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2010

The Quinta da Casa Branca has intelligently managed to combine tranquility, relaxation, taste and excellent service through modern design underpinned by old fashioned values. Let's say from the outset this is not a hotel for anyone looking for a lively atmosphere with lots of entertainment - and that is its great advantage. We wanted a hotel where we could chill-out - and that's what happened.

Most of the hotel is located in a modern, purpose built building opened some 10 years ago to the design of one of Portugal's leading architets. Understated minimalism is the style. This ensures the buildings do not intrude on the delightful gardens. Our 'standard' room on the ground floor led directly onto these gardens. The room was large and well furnished with very comfortable beds. The bathroom was large with a good shower. Housekeeping standards were excellent.

There is a quiet residents' lounge and a small spa with sauna, steam room and several items of exercise equipment.

The pool is well away from the rooms - so no noise disturbance.

Breakfast is taken is a separate building near the pool (there is an umbrella in the bedroom in the event of rain). The choice is very good and they will happily freshly prepare a range of styles of egg etc.

It was breakfast that truly demonstrated a major aspect of why Casa Branca is so special - the genuinely friendly and helpful attitude of the staff. It was a true pleasure to come down for breakfast each day.

There is a small 'decktop' bar near the reception. Afternoon tea is available here as well - the homemade cakes are recommended.

The hotel's restaurant is also in a separate building - we ate there twice on the restaurant's terrace. It is not cheap but the quality was very good and overall we felt we received value for money. Again service was friendly and professional.

The Quinta da Casa Branca provided us with the relaxation we sought with the added touches of quality.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RGYorkshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2010

We had a lovely week long stay at this beautiful hotel. We stayed in room 102, a standard room. The only disadvantage to this was we could hear people walking around in the reception area directly above us. The room itself was nicely decorated, with a lovely bathroom and private outdoor space with our own sun beds. The maids we extremely polite & helpful and made swans out of our bed linen every day! The reception staff spoke great English and we also very helpful. Not having stayed in a luxury hotel before, we felt we missed out a little as we were given no information about the spa an did not realise that some of it was complimentary. I guess we could have asked.
As we were on our honeymoon we recieved a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Nice touch.
The pool area was clean and towels were provided on each of the loungers.
Breakfast choices were varied, from a full English buffet (so you can pick the things you like) to muffins and pastries, cereals and yoghurts. Great service too. Lots of little lizards are there waiting to catch the crumbs... good entertainment!
We ate in the restaurant on two nights and it was fabulous. We actually found it to be reasonable value for what you go. GREAT steak and really lovely puddings.
We stayed here on a B&B basis as we like to head out and about and we were not disappointed. Lots to see and do - The tour of Blandy's Wine Lodge is a real bargain! Avoid the red tour bus... waste of money.
The hotel was well positioned for sight seeing, about 20-30 minutes on foot to the centre of Funchal. It is up quite a steep hill, but after a couple of goes we got used to it. Around 30 minutes on foot to a super market for snacks etc. Would not recommend this hotel to those with mobility restrictions. We actually really liked it being a bit out of town, it was extremely peaceful at night and tucked away so road noise stopped in the evening. Was not loud enough to bother us in the day.
Gardens are stunning.
And, if you get the chance, go up into the mountains. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank MrsPog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cirencester Glos
Level Contributor
74 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2010

We stayed here over the Christmas holiday having had a very hectic working year without a break and were looking forward to a serious "chill out", Quinta da Casa Branca certainly did not disappoint. The location is perfect, staff are incredibly efficient and friendly, the garden and swimming pool area well cared for and beautiful. Although there were plenty of other guests, you had the feeling sometimes that you had the whole place to yourself! The rooms are spotless, spacious and very comfortable. We also used the sauna etc regularly and they too are very good.
We only ate in the restaurant on one occassion for the "Christmas Eve Gala Dinner" - (having caused a few problems being vegetarian!-which was handled in the usual efficient way) this was very good. Breakfast was also excellent with a superb buffet choice and also a selection of "cooked" options served to your table.
The only very slight negative comment was that you had to go outside to the restaurant and breakfast room and as it poured with rain a great deal of the time we were there we did get wet!! (however we were told that these were very unusual weather conditions!!!)
Overall superb and would love to go back again in the future.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 2pards
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Funchal hotels
1.1 mi away
Quinta Jardins do Lago
0.3 mi away
Hotel The Cliff Bay
Hotel The Cliff Bay
#3 of 87 in Funchal
5.0 of 5 bubbles 2,664 reviews
0.6 mi away
Quintinha Sao Joao
Quintinha Sao Joao
#9 of 87 in Funchal
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,059 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
The Residence
The Residence
#6 of 87 in Funchal
5.0 of 5 bubbles 775 reviews
0.5 mi away
Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
0.4 mi away
Porto Mare Hotel
Porto Mare Hotel
#7 of 87 in Funchal
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,921 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Quinta da Casa Branca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Quinta da Casa Branca

Property: Quinta da Casa Branca
Address: Rua da Casa Branca, 7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-088, Portugal
Phone Number:
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre 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
#12 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Jet2Holidays , Booking.com, Expedia, LoveHolidays, Hotels.com, Odigeo and TravelUp so you can book your Quinta da Casa Branca reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Quinta Da Casa Branca Hotel Funchal
Quinta Da Casa Branca Funchal
Quinta Da Casa Branca Madeira/Funchal

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing