This opulent hotel nods to its colonial past with its garden pool and elegant dining scene.
Set on the outskirts of Funchal, this 19th-century mansion has been converted into one of Madeira’s most exclusive hotels. The dining room oozes colonial elegance and is the ideal spot for trying Madeiran cuisine.
In the gardens, you’ll find more than 500 species of plants, as well as a croquet lawn and a big pool. There’s a plush bar with live music two evenings a week.
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Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer
Free candlelit dinner in the Beresford Restaurant, sparkling wine, fruit and flowers on arrival and a room upgrade - subject to availability. A marriage certificate must be provided to qualify - offer only valid on stays of over 7 nights and up 30 days after wedding date.
Repeat guests get a bottle of champagne, dinner for 2, flowers, fruit and a room upgrade - subject to availability. Only valid for stays of over 7 nights.
Golfers get 30% discount on green fees and free transport to the courses.
Courtesy minibus to Funchal, 4 times a day - excluding weekends and bank holidays.
Free use of sauna, whirlpool, Turkish bath, gym and games room.
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Set in the tropical gardens with sunbeds, sun terrace, pool towels and parasols.
The Pink Room
Elegant breakfast room with verandah. Children under 8 years can dine in here.
Colombo Bistro pool bar*
You'll find the Colombo Bistro by the pool. For refreshing drinks, snacks and quality food cooked with the freshest local ingredients.
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twin room with garden view
Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have Internet, sitting area, marble bathroom with bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
superior room with garden view
Superior room with garden view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have Internet, sitting area, marble bathroom with bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
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We have just enjoyed a holiday at this wonderful hotel. Our room was on the 3rd floor with lovely views of the gardens and sea in the distance. We enjoyed our breakfasts, good choice and very friendly staff especially Ana Isabel. The pool area and the gardens are so beautiful, quiet and relaxing. ALL staff are so well trained and helpful but a very special mention for Rubina.....she was a joy. She gave us such good advice and also restaurant recommendations on the evenings when we didn't eat in the hotel dining room. Thank you ALL for a wonderful holiday and the surprise cake etc for my husbands birthday. We both really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.More
Shirley H, Solihull
This hotel has received such amazing accolades that I'm finding it hard to think of anything new to say. We stayed for five nights over New Year and cannot agree more with previous reviewers. It is fabulous! What we enjoyed most were the beautiful grounds, the impeccable service given by thoroughly charming staff and the excellent meals. We'd booked B&B through an agency, but for â¬40 enjoyed excellent 5 course dinners in the restaurant. The New Year's Eve dinner was exceptionally good - possibly the best meal I've ever had! It appears that the rates are considerably higher over Christmas and New Year, but we felt it was worth the extra for the sheer experience. I have only two recommendations for improvement. Firstly, the over- bath showerhead could have been bigger and more powerful and secondly, the hot breakfast buffet could have been hotter. One recommendation regarding the famous New Year's Eve fireworks display - the view from the hotel grounds is somewhat restricted. We heard afterwards (!) that it's much better to go down to the seafront, which was apparently nowhere near as manic as one might have expected. Oh well, we'll know better another time!More
RLG324, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
we were upgraded to a suite on our arrival which was a wonderful surprise, very spacious and lovely views over the gardens, the sea and Funchal (room 306) The staff were really helpful booking taxis and trips for us, the room was spotless and the bed massive. Breakfast was great a changing array of fruit plus smoked salmon, fruit juice, eggs cooked to our requirements, pastries and a cooked breakfast! We had 3 evening meals in the hotel which were excellent, with hindsight we should have gone for the half board option. although the wines were expensive. pool was cold but it is January and the jacuzzi was warm so it was a good contrast.Lovely gardens and tortoise very quiet location and plenty of sleep, nice touch was the chocolates in the room each day and fresh fruit on arrival, use the courtesy bus or local taxi service everywhere seems steep in Madeira, beautiful country loved it.More
Jo C, Leeds, United Kingdom
We wanted quiet and relaxation, and we found it here. For us, some big strengths of this wonderful hotel were the character of the historic building (former residence of the British Governor during the Napoleonic wars - complete with his sideboard, which we sat alongside every night in the dining room); the small size; and the discreet, professional friendliness of the staff. There is much of the atmosphere of a club or a country house, and none of the anonymity of a modern chain hotel. Very high quality food, beautiful gardens, perfect for couples looking for a bit of peace.More
BVR35, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
and deservedly so. Everything that can be done is done to make the stay enjoyable. The staff seem to all share a real customer is king attitude. The gardens are a treat to behold. Lets hope they keep it up and if they do the best in Funchal will stay for many yearsMore
eric h, Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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