We stayed here for 10 nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Our room was delightful(#106) with a lovely view of the well tended gardens. The staff are very helpful, although we got the impression that they were more inclined to communicate with us if we approached them. The selection of food for breakfast was wide, hot & cold, the service was efficient. We did not eat dinner in the hotel, although the menu looked appetising, as we felt that the atmosphere would probably be a bit subdued for us (I think that this is the environment that the hotel tends seems to be aiming at & although it creates a very peaceful & relaxed environment, it was probably a bit too laid back for us).
Having said that, the only real criticism's that I had was that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, which I raised with the manager at the weekly cocktail party that the hotel lays on & he said that there was a reason for this, but never told me what it was !
The only other minor problem that I would raise, is that you are not able to keep your own drinks in the mini bar.
So if you are looking for a quality hotel with lovely rooms in a peaceful environment, with helpful staff, then this is the place for you. However, if you want a bit more going on, then probably not.
I should just finish by awarding particular praise to the girls on reception, who always had a beautiful smile on their faces, a cheery hello & really couldn't do enough for you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Quintinha Sao Joao Funchal
- Quintinha Sao Joao Hotel Funchal
- Quintinha Sao Joao Madeira/Funchal