We were really pretty disappointed with this hotel.
The noise next door ( we realise they can do nothing about it) was unbearable if you wanted to sit at the pool or on the bar terrace.
Worse than that was the fact that the hotal was creating noise of its own internally by refurbishing bathrooms whist they had guests.
We were woken at 8.30am on a Sat morning by banging from the room above.(having already complained to the reception staff on the Fri)
We were told there would be no work on the Sunday but returned from a walk to the same level of noise as Saturday and were unable to rest in our room without being driven mad.
The hotel has lovely gardens but there were workmen here too! .....building a spa for the hotel? ....so it appeared.
The 20 min steep walk into town is not for the unfit or infirm and its not the most scenic walk either. There's a courtesy bus but not on Sat and Sun.
The hotel was nice in an old fashioned way, very clean and the breakfasts and staff were really excellent. We didnt think it warrented a 5 star rating.
Our room had no view from either window due to the massive (and albeit lovely) tree directly outside.
If your planning to stay here wait until the next door build is complete, the hotel spa build is complete and the hotel bathrooms have all had an upgrade........then it might be the peacefull place we were hoping for.
Funchal and the rest of Madeira are truly fantastic.
- 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