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.
I thought long about this hotel before booking 6 nights as the rate was rather high this season. I have however not regretted it a single second. The staff was very good, the room was nice, the property is just wonderful and the food magnificent. I would not even consider staying anywhere else in Funchal even if it was for free. This hotel is my new home when in Madeira.
It is not located in the center of Funchal, you need to take a taxi or bus or walk. The walk back from the city is uphill, better to take a taxi.
This is without a doubt one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at! ANd I ahve stayed at at least 1000 hotels in my life.More
Warm welcoming staff in a tropical garden
We were here from 18th March for a week. The hotel is a delightful small residence up the hill at the back of Funchal. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms immaculate and the views stunning. A big feature is the tropical garden which also contains the pool area. The only disadvantage I can think of is the walk back up from Funchal - it's steep so we always took a taxi. Walking down took 15/20 minutes and was an interesting meander.More
John C, 191278
Great hotel with great facilities and staff. The food in the restaurant is delicious and home-grown, adding a certain touch. If there is one aspect that this hotel does exceedingly well, it is their impeccable service, even after you have finished your stay!More
An elegant and friendly hotel in a beautiful setting
Set high above Funchal in its own extensive botanic gardens, this hotel is stylishly appointed and benefits from friendly and helpful staff. Reception, restaurant and household staff all seem to think guests are their priority, and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
The restaurant is very good, with an imaginative menu offering fine flavours. Not cheap, but definitely worth eating here on some evenings. Breakfast offers a wide choice with plenty of fresh fruit. Unlike in so many other hotels, you are promptly asked if you would like anything from the breakfast menu in addition to the buffet, instead of having to wait and hope you might eventually be asked!
A couple of suggestions: it would be good to have more plug sockets in the room, and at a higher level, to avoid the need for bending down to floor level. And it would be helpful if the shuttle bus were to run at weekends as well as in the week.More
The most delightful place to stay on Madeira - Jardins do Lago
Quinta Jardins do Lago is placed in the mountains above Funchal - thereby equipped with a wonderful view onto the sea, Funchal and, not to forget, the lovely botanical garden that comes with it.
Colombo - the retired 58 years old turtle from Galapagos Island - accompanies every garden visitor with his nosy head by always awaiting some food to get (although daily fed by the Hotel :-)).
The pool area is well-thought-out (thanks to the preheated towels - they are very useful in April) and really nicely designed.
The people and service at Jardins do Lago are fantastic! Everybody cares about you, from Housekeeping to Manager, they are there to make your stay outstanding (Rubina - you made our stay marvelous!).
Rooms are big, we had two separate beds in a double room and a balkony which was good to use, as the sun was there and the view very lovely.
Food is delicious, although I wouldn't take it every day, as I prefer the "pure" Portuguese style (delicious espetadas at As Vides in Rua da Achada 17, 9325-017 CÃ¢mara de Lobos).
The hotel transfer service gets you down to Funchal four times a day (and back to hotel) - which is a great service for those who do not have a car rented (Marcelinho - thanks for your care taking!).
All in all a hotel that deserves it's 5 stars!More