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Quintinha Sao Joao
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

A welcome relief from large impersonal chain hotels. Quintinha Sao Joao impressed us as soon as we arrived. It has all the ammenities of a much larger hotel but retains the intimate feel of a small family run establishment. The place was spotlessly clean, our room was spacious and well appointed and we were fortunate enough to have a balcony with a sea view. The whole place was beautifully decorated with orchids and traditional furniture and art everywhere.
The staff were all local people and were polite and helpful to a fault, the desk staff especially stood out as nothing was too much trouble for them. On the last day we didn't have to leave until 1500 and before I even asked they had arranged for us to keep our room past the normal checkout time, at no extra charge! Fully recommended for a peaceful pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Ask for top floor (3rd)
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Andy W
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

Thank you very much for writing your thoughts on the Quintinha de São João on TripAdvisor - your feedback is much appreciated.

We are delighted to have come across as an intimate, small, family hotel as this is exactly the impression we are trying to give.

Nothing is too much trouble for us and if it can be done, then it will be!

We do try to let our guests stay as long as possible in their rooms on the day of their departure, subject to availability and according to the guests arriving on the day. No, we don’t charge you... it is our pleasure.

We hope we will have the pleasure of your company on your next trip to Madeira.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

The wife and I stayed here during our first stop on our honeymoon. The biggest advantage of this hotel is the location, located a 7-10 min walk from the center of Funchal. If you want a hotel for the main purpose of a place to crash and enjoy some sunshine & wine, this place is perfect. The staff was very helpful dn friendly. Hidden benefit of this hotel is it's right next door to a FourViews hotel where you can hit the restaurant and/or bar for delicious sangria. They also have a nightly buffet dinner with local dishes you can eat at even if not a guest. Only warning: the hotel is up a San Francisco level hill from central Funchal; but the hotel has a free shuttle during the day to take you down and up the hill.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank David J
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your comments for Quintinha de São João on TripAdvisor. We are honoured that you chose us as your first stop on your Honeymoon and so hope that the rest of your trip went according to plan.

We wish you all the best for the future and hope that you will include us in forthcoming European holidays – perhaps on a wedding anniversary!

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

We chose this hotel from the Cosmos Tourama brochure, and we were really pleased we had! The staff were friendly and helpful all with a wonderful sense of humour, and nothing was too much trouble. When our transfer from the airport didnt arrive, we took a taxi instead. The hotel staff contacted the tour rep, ensuring that she came to see us and resolve the problem, and make sure the return trip was booked. We celebrated our wedding anniversary whilst we were staying there, and as a surprise, a bottle of sparkling wine and a lovely strawberry cream cake was left in our room after our evening meal, we were very touched that the staff took that much trouble to help make the day so special. We enjoyed several trips and lavada walks, most were booked through the reception staff and they ensured that we were picked up and taken out at a time convenient to us. The rooms were lovely and spacious and kept very clean, with the chambermaid coming again in the early evening to turn our beds down, and get our nightwear ready!! The indoor swimming pool was more like a bath with its temperature, and the outdoor pool was very refreshing after a warm day out walking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would not hesitate to return to this lovely hotel with all its excellent facilities, even the fifteen minute walk uphill back to the hotel from Funchal would not deter us!!

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the gardens are very pretty
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Elizabeth B
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

Thank you very much for leaving your review for the Quintinha de São João on TripAdviser. Your comments are much appreciated and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and that our facilities and service met with your expectations.

We are pleased that you enjoyed our little surprise for your wedding anniversary and are honoured that you chose to stay with us for this occasion. The cake was made by our pastry chef and I will pass on your complementary remarks regarding her strawberry cake.

We were pleased to help out with your transfer – nothing is ever too much trouble for us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

My friend Maggie and I have just stayed in this fantastic hotel...we were bowled over by the friendly welcome of the reception staff, the wonderful room we had, the food, spa and swimming area...it was so peaceful and relaxing!! We both have very toned buttocks from walking up the hill from Funchal!!! We went to 2 concerts....the Mandolin Concert was very special...my husband loves the CD...we did 2 minibus trips, to the east and west, the cable car to Monte and the gardens and came down on the sledge...went to Reid's Hotel for a light lunch....shopped and saw the fireworks on the Saturday night...everyone so frfiendly and helpful....hope to go back late September with my husband...Superb hotel - can't fault it!

Room Tip: Ask for room away from roadside of building!
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank dandclane
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2012

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your recent holiday at the Quintinha de São João on TripAdvisor. We are most grateful for your support and are, above all, delighted to hear that you both had a wonderful holiday and that our hotel met with your expectations.

We are particularly pleased that you hope to come back with your husband in September and look forward to welcoming you again.

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André Barreto
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

We have just got back from a very relaxing and enjoyable stay here. I cannot belive how lucky we were to fall on this hotel almost blind except for other Trip Advisor reviews. If you want lots of activity and places for the kids to run around and play then don't bother. If on the other hand you want a quiet, well appointed place to stay with attentive service and in the ideal location to get into the town then this is for you.
The staff here are the real highlight. they are helpful, friendly and really go out ofthier way to make sure that you have a good holiday. The common areas and rooms are all well appointed and in good conditiion. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the town maybe a bit longer if you are a bit slower on the old legs. its don hill most of the way - but not to the point that its too much of a chore getting out or back. Whilt you might think that there are closer options to consider you have to consider that the Lido end of Funchal is a multi-floor hotel infested dump that I would not inflict on my worst enemy and the old town whilst delightful is busy through to the late evening which will not suit those after an early night.

Room Tip: We had a Junior suite which was well appointed and seemd good Value. i was on the fist floor and to the left hand side of the building as you face the front door. it was way from the rather busy road on the other side - buit proably sacrifieced views a little.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Richard A
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2012

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Quintinha de São João on TripAdvisor. We are grateful for your time, effort and support.

It is a delight to read your comments and I will personally convey your eulogy to the staff at our next meeting If they have contributed to the success of you holiday, then we are well satisfied.

As for our location... I couldn't agree with you more - if you would like to live a truly Madeiran experience, Quintinha is just the place - in every way.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Madeira.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager

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