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Quintinha Sao Joao
Ranked #9 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This was our second visit and such a delight to find many of the staff still there and remembered us. The hotel is small and very welcoming and an excellent local bus will get you up the hill in no time at all. The courtesy car is also available. The food in the hotel is very good and beautifully presented - even the fruit left in our room was sliced beautifully. The spa is so relaxing with many treatments available. The indoor pool so clean and warm. Rooms are spacious very clean and very comfortable beds. When we go back to Madeira we will definitely go back to this lovely hotel with staff who smile and are so happy to look after you. Taylors from Aberdeen

Room Tip: Been in 2 rooms and both good - 1st floor is nearer the pool.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Eleanor T
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Taylor,

It was a pleasure for us to see you both again and thank you very much for coming back! It is true… we really do remain a team and you will always see many familiar faces!

We are grateful for your continuing support and are delighted to read that you enjoyed your second visit as much as the first. We now look forward to welcoming you back a third time!

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

excellent hotel . Me and my wife relaxed and enjoyed each others company in the beautiful surroundings, with first class staff.Close to city centre on a slight hill.
Food great, swimming pool great. Will go again!

Room Tip: high floor if possible.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephen M
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

We are simply delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent holiday at the Quintinha São João and thank you very much for saying so.

Every now and then, it is just wonderful to relax and pause from busy and demanding lives and we are so pleased that this was your experience at the Quintinha.

We look forward very much to your next visit.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in the most sublime setting,look no further. Every detail is cared for to perfection.
The building and atmosphere are perfect and with Cocktail Parties and Happy Hours,you could be forgiven for thinking you were living a Colonial Lifestyle.
Massive rooms and sumptuous breakfasts complete the luxurious experience.
Nothing seems too much bother for the attentive staff and calmness resonates.
A hidden gem that's worth finding.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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2  Thank Dean G
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

This is exactly the ambiance we wish to create! Living a “Colonial Lifestyle” is a great description of what we are trying to achieve and thank you for sharing this image with TripAdvisor.

Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our staff – yes, we so wish to cater for all our guests’ desires and we are truly genuine in this.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our “hidden gem”.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I was most impressed with this hotel in the following respects:
- staff were courteous and cheerful
- although the hotel was full there was no sense of crowd
- bedroom was extremely large
-hotel furnished to a very high standard
-food was excellent particularly breakfast
- drinks in the bar were modestly priced
It is our firm intention to stay there again

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank graham196
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent holiday so much that you decided to write about us so kindly on TripAdvisor. Many thanks.

Above all, we are delighted with your last point that it is your firm intention to stay here again. We look forward immensely to welcoming you back.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stayed on romantic package and it was excellent value for money. Facilities and staff superb breakfast excellent choice and good quality the minor negative was that dinner was not a 5 star experience although the staff were excellent. We had a great spa treatment with full body massage followed up by lovely sparkling wine with fruit and chocolates. Happy hour was a great plus but the bar menu was still reasonable for a Hotel of this quality. In summary I can only give the São Joao positive ratings because of the staff, the fantastic environment, the general facilities but I want it to get to the top of the rankings and to do this it needs to greatly improve its dinning experience in the evening. We dined at top restaurants in Funchal and they were on another level

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the busy road as much quieter and better sleep quality
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank dpalmer832
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Quintinha São João and thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor.

We thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff and facilities and are sorry that you didn’t find our restaurant to your liking. We too aim to get back to the top of the rankings and have taken your comments onboard.

Yes, we do think that this package is very good value and are pleased you are of the same opinion.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This was our second stay at Quintinha Sao Joao and we weren't disappointed. Excellent room with balcony overlooking garden. Bed very comfortable and breakfast also excellent. We love the smaller size of the hotel and met some lovely people. Staff consistently friendly and welcoming. Rosie and everyone as helpful as ever. Will definitely be returning and have recommended to friends. Courtesy bus available for those who don't want the 15 minute walk to central Funchal but we didn't need to use it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JGJR50
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you very much for coming back to see us - that is recommendation in itself!

Thank you also for saying that you will suggest our Quintinha to your friends and we promise to do our utmost to live up to your generous words. We love to help you in any way we can!

We look forward immensely to welcoming you back for a third time soon.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The staff really make this hotel, nothing is too much trouble and they really want you to enjoy your stay. Even the girl who cleaned the room left me an extra box of tissues (unasked for) as I had a cold. Not a particularly nice walk into Funchal and quite a steep walk back so we ended up paying for a lot of taxis but only about €6 or 7 per go . The hotel does do a run into town at 10am and back at 5.30 but never seemed to coincide with our plans. Massive room for a standard. Very pleasant hotel with lovely gardens. Full and varied breakfast menu but coffee was not brilliant. Congratulations to all of you, we had a lovely stay.

Room Tip: We had Room 115 which was lovely and quiet, under the swimming pool and with balcony but no one coul...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lizlovestotravel
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abarreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Thank you so much for your very kind words and for sharing them with TripAdvisor.

I will pass on your comments to our staff who I know will be delighted to know that you had a lovely stay. We do try to go that extra mile and we are glad this is evident.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely
André Barreto
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Additional Information about Quintinha Sao Joao

Address: Rua Levada Sao Joao 4 | Madeira, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Funchal
#6 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#7 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#9 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £95 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Quintinha Sao Joao 5*
Number of rooms: 42
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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