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Quintinha Sao Joao
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Great hotel and fantastic staff. Very clean and very well looked after. Large clean room. Nice view of the garden.
The staff cannot do enough for you. From our first arrival to departure always made to feel welcome.
We arrived early at 11.00. We were shown around the hotel and our room was ready for us. They insisted on taking our bags to the room with a smile. Food is very good indeed and the breakfast / dinner room staff were always more than happy to help and with a smile. The guys in the bar always provided a good service and again with a smile and were more than willing to chat. The staff provided us with good recommendations of where to eat and visit. We used the taxi recommended by the staff and found this better value and more worthwhile as the lady provided a great history of the island. She also stopped at various places along the way to talk about the view and take pictues. Great location, close enough to walk and far enough away for peace and quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KCandTC
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Management response:Responded 12 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your recent stay on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted that you were made to feel welcome from the moment you stepped into the Quintinha. This is very much our intention and we thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff – I will be most pleased to pass them on.

It is not always easy to make recommendations as tastes differ immensely but we like to suggest what we ourselves would like to do, see and taste if we were visiting our island for the first time! In addition, we would only place you in the hands of professionals.

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

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This place is a gem. It is beautifully maintained, the facilities were all we wanted but the whole stay was made special by the wonderfully helpful staff. We followed their recommendations and this added to our holiday, including using their recommended taxi to visit the island attractions.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Management response:Responded 11 July 2012

Thank you very much for leaving your comments regarding your recent holiday at the Quintinha de São João. Your support is much appreciated and we are delighted that our recommendations were the right ones, enabling you to get out and about and to get the most out of our beautiful Madeira.

I am sure there are parts of the Island you haven’t explored so we look forward to welcoming you back soon so that you may put this right.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We arrived early and at checkin bumped into a couple my wife ended up having to sit with on the plane as TAP had messed up our reservation and we got split up.

Staff were superb, friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough.

Hotel was spotless, service was great, room service was not over priced. Food was excellent. Room was large with balcony, large bathroom, plenty of seating room and comfy beds.

We had a romantic package which meant we experienced the spa which was smaller than center parcs but as in small hotel it was empty and had it all to ourselves, the package gave us an inclusive meal at the hotels Goan restaurant and the food was excellent, we also went to the valentines meal and that was great value as toooo much wine was included! not good as we had a 2.5hr ferry trip the next morning - thankfully first class so we had a private loo to pray to!

I tried the small gym and indoor swimming pool which were very nice and kept my body moving.

Need to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mchunt74
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Management response:Responded 10 July 2012

We are delighted that you opted for our “Romantic Package” and that you so obviously enjoyed it! It was an excellent choice and one that has proved very popular indeed. It includes the best of everything – a relaxing massage, Goan cuisine (the speciality of the house) and more.

There is, however, a moral to this story... don’t book a day trip to Porto Santo the day after one of our special evenings! We strongly believe that these should be enjoyed to the hilt.

We are pleased that you need to come back – nothing would please us more.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two weeks in June. A Quinta was recommended to us and we were so pleased we chose this one. We were greeted at Reception by the friendliest of staff and this set the tone for our stay here. The location was perfect with a 10 minute downward walk to the centre of Funchal and the joy of a courtesy bus or taxi for the return journey back up the rather steep hill! The bedrooms were perfect with plenty of room, lovely comfy beds with lounge area and balcony. The bathroom was roomy with bath and shower plus the usual soaps, gels etc. We chose the half board option and I'm glad we did. We thought the food was really good and well presented. So well done to the Chef and staff, but I must also mention Carlo and his staff in the dining room who were so nice, good fun and nothing to much trouble for them. A mention also for Antonio and his staff in the bar/pool bar who again provided a wonderful service. Rosie on the courtesy desk was on hand regularly with all sorts of information regarding trips and she managed to get us tickets to see a Mandolin concert at very short notice which we thoroughly enjoyed and would recommended seeing if the opportunity arises. We discovered on chatting to other couples that people return to this hotel on a regular basis which only goes to prove how good it is. The only downside and it is a very minor point was that at lot of couples opt for the B&B option and go into Funchal for their evening meal. This meant the bar area in the evening was very quiet and did not have a great atmosphere. Music was provided to break the silence and a pianist on hand a couple of times a week, but perhaps other entertainment options could be considered.

Room Tip: We had a 2nd floor room with garden view. It was very quiet and picturesque.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank mojo_cud
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Management response:Responded 10 July 2012

Thank you very much for your informative and complimentary review of the Quintinha de São João. Your support is very much appreciated.

We are most encouraged by your comments regarding our staff. I shall certainly pass them on to all concerned. It is wonderful to hear that we are achieving our goal - to give our customers the best holiday with the best service possible. It is true that we have many guests returning to stay with us and that in itself is most motivating. We are honoured that they consider the Quintinha their home in Madeira!

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

My husband and I stayed at Quintinha Sao Joao for 2 weeks from 10th to 23rd of June. This was our first visit to Madeira island and we were really lacky that chose particular this hotel. Because we do not really like the big hotels, we searched for a small, cozy hotel. Reality surpassed our expectations, we felt there like stayingwith the old good friends. The garden is so nice that you do not want to leave it. The hotel has excellent facilities - gim, swimming pools, spa and etc. Breakfast is very good, with a beautiful and varied selection of fresh fruit and juices.
All staff is friendly and helpful and have a good sence of humor. Especially I would like to thank Sara and Antonela and all people from Morgadinha restaurant.
In spite Wi-Fi is free of charge only at public area it was even better to seat at terrace outside.Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Natalya639
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Management response:Responded 29 June 2012

Thank you for writing your review of the Quintinha de São João on TripAdvisor. I think it must be the first from Russia!

We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and even happier that it exceeded your expectations. Saying that you felt like you were staying with good friends is exactly the way we want you to feel and thank you for your kind words relating to our staff – I shall certainly pass them on.

We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next visit to Madeira.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager

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