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.
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 twin rooms with a garden view come with natural tones running throughout. They can sleep up to three. Rooms have Internet, sitting area, marble bathroom with bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
These superior rooms with a garden view come with natural tones running throughout. They can sleep up to three. Rooms have Internet, sitting area, marble bathroom with bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
This is the second time that my husband and I have stayed at this wonderful hotel. The first time was 4 years ago and it was just as wonderful now as it was then. The hotel itself is stunning. We were fortunate enough to have a suite (which was lovely) and we had the added surprise of our own private sun terrace on the roof.....sublime! The views were specular over Funchal. Its also gave us stunning views of the gardens , which are beautiful, and the sea.
The staff are fantastic. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they always go about everything quietly and efficiently.
The courtesy bus that goes down and back several times a times from the hotel makes getting into town easy and convenient. The hotel isn't very far away though so a taxi back was only about 4 Euros.
The pool area is wonderfully peaceful and with the Bistro always there to provide lovely cocktails and light meals, you couldn't ask for a more relaxing, chilled out atmosphere.
If you want to relax and kick back, this is the hotel to do it.
We have already booked to go back next year after my daughters wedding as I have a feeling we will need the peace and tranquillity of this wonderful hotelMore
lindylou80, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Gorgeous hotel and staff so friendly and helpful!
We were looking for a relaxing holiday and were not disappointed. Stunning gardens, beautiful room and pool. Everything spotless. The staff are polite, friendly and truly seem to want to be there. Nothing was too much trouble.
There is a shuttle bus down to the marina although taxis are reasonable for the evening return but only a 20 minute walk down, which is an experience in its self.
There are few hotels I would return to; this is one of them.More
esjaybee, Shefford, United Kingdom
One of the nicest hotels we have stayed - will be back!
We spent our 40th Wedding anniversary at this wonderful hotel. The staff made everything very special from the moment we arrived. The hotel itself is special. It is a very relaxing place to stay. The gardens are magnificent and Columbus the tortoise an added bonus. The rooms are spacious, the food wonderful including the very hearty breakfast. Lazing around the large pool sipping the occasional cocktail or beer means that you might not want to venture outside. However the walk into Funchal is manageable (about 15 mins downhill) and worth trying. We would definately recommend a taxi back which are plentiful and not expensive. The shuttle bus can also be used.
We will be returning next year and are already sorting out dates.More
Steve G, Swindon, United Kingdom
Brilliant hotel, lovely location very friendly staff.
Beautiful hotel on the outskirts of Funchal surrounded by gardens making it very peaceful. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable nothing is too much trouble. The hotel runs a shuttle bus into Funchal several times a day but it is easy and quicker to walk as long as you don't mind the steep hill down. The pool area with bar serving light meals and drinks is lovely and the restuarant is very good. You wouldn't need to venture out if you didn't want as everything you need is available at the hotel. We were upgraded from a superior garden room to a suite which was just fabulous, a massive bedroom and seperate sitting room. The ensuite bathroom had a bath and seperate shower and included bathrobes and slippers.More