This opulent hotel nods to its colonial past with its garden pool and elegant dining scene.
Set on the outskirts of Funchal, this 18th-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.
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 seven nights and up 30 days after wedding date.
Repeat guests get a bottle of champagne, dinner for two, flowers, fruit and a room upgrade - subject to availability. Only valid for stays of over seven 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.
These traditional twin rooms are warm and stylish. There's air-conditioning and Wi-Fi* in your room plus there's a few treats for you too. You'll have flowers and fruit in your room on arrival, plus free use of a semi-covered pool, Turkish bath, gym and games room - the bathroom's marble and you'll have bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries. You'll also have some space outside on your balcony with views overlooking the garden.
There's a traditional feel to the décor in these superior twin rooms but there's lots of modern touches. There's air-conditioning provided and Wi-Fi* so you can stay connected. You'll have some space outside on your balcony with views overlooking the garden. There's some treats for you too - there'll be flowers and fruit in your room on arrival, plus you'll have free use of a semi-covered pool, Turkish bath, gym and games room - the bathroom's marble and you'll have bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
We spent just 2 nights at the hotel at the end of February/beginning of March - our first visit - and were bowled over by the beauty and tranquillity of this traditional Quinta and gardens. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly - we were made most welcome and comfortable and we felt thoroughly relaxed and pampered. This is the perfect oasis for people who want a peaceful break away from it all but within easy reach of Funchal. We found the hotel shuttle minibus service very helpful and just needed to use a taxi for a later evening return from town. We were so impressed that we have booked a full week at the hotel for later this year - can't wait!More
We Found Paradise
This hotel is not a large one, nor was it full when we visited. What it is though, is a very special hotel indeed.
Situated up on a hill above Funchal and set in it's own beautiful botanical gardens, it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Funchal below. Each time we walked around the gardens we saw something new, the most amazing trees, shrubs and flowers, a white-tailed blackbird, a turtle basking in the sun by a pond - Columbo you are not alone! We even preferred the hotel gardens to the Monte Tropical Gardens at the top of the cable car.
Transported to an Agatha Christie novel, the wooden floors, gold framed pictures and quality antique furniture give this hotel a real olde worlde charm, a welcome change from the glass and concrete of modern hotels. It is extremely well maintained and immaculately clean.
The helpfulness and polite manner of all of the staff far exceeded our expectations. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They are all a credit to the hotel. I have asthma and the feather pillow was promptly replaced with a synthetic one for me, and any other requests were quickly acted on with a smile. Reception will happily order a taxi for you, or print off a local bus timetable if the walk down the hill to the sea front is too steep for you.
We travelled half board with Thomson, and the evening meal was always a choice of 5 courses. A couple of days we could only manage 3, but did go for all 5 on more than one occasion. They aren't large portions, but all are a delight. Food there is totally awesome!
Dress code in the restaurant seems to be smart casual, but I often thought a shirt and tie looked more fitting to the hotel than the check shirt with sweater thrown across the shoulders that we saw quite a lot. White and light coloured trousers always look nice on the men and the ladies, but jeans and trainers definitely look out of place.
Breakfast consisted of a fabulous selection of fresh fruit, cereal, the usual items associated with a 'full English' but with a separate egg order so you always get them fresh. I can recommend the ham and cheese omelette, and the pancakes.
We often found ourselves the only people in the library or the games room, playing pool and chess or one of the other board games there. Loved having free, fast wi-fi, toiletries replenished daily, fruit and water in the room and the total feeling of relaxation at this hotel.
The hotel management made sure that our 40th Wedding Anniversary was a very memorable one, and we both very much hope to return here.
Magic in madeira
A beautiful hotel set in tropical gardens, pleasant friendly and helpful staff, excellent food and amenities. Pool area quiet and relaxing with mountain views. Would highly recommend for an adult indulgence holiday.More
Wonderful hotel. Best on the island.
Have just returned from a week at Quinta Jardins do Lago and cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful hotel. Everything about this hotel is quality, from the decor to the staff. This colonial style hotel sits in the most beautiful botanical gardens and even has its own tortoise, Colombo. There are fabulous fish in the ponds and unusual birds in the aviary. The staff in every area are charming, polite, helpful and always cheerful.
We had half board and the meals were a delight. Plenty of excellent food and wine. Cocktails were a real pleasure being decorated with wonderful creations made from fruit. This hotel is definitely recommended.More
We had it all
What a wonderful place to stay. Excellent food, efficient, friendly, hardworking staff. The gardens not quite at their best but with a little more sunshine they will be superb. Hills challenging but we gamely walked into Funchal each day and back apart from our trip up into the mountains where we had snow!
Please do not be put off by Ivanovich24. Yes this is a five star property and all who stay pay the five star price. In my book one mans money is as good as the next. Snobbery is outdated and those who practise it are not worth knowing.
Our special thanks to Vanessa a special young lady and an asset to Jardins Do Lago.More