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.
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.
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.
The hotel is excellent. Our room was clean and well maintained. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was spacious. Our verandah looked out on the extensive and well maintained gardens.
Service from all the staff was excellent. Our reception to the hotel was very friendly. All staff spoke very good English. Restaurant staff at breakfast, the poolside bar and at dinner were very efficient and helpful.
The food was wonderful. We were on a half board deal and the five course dinner each evening was always beautifully presented and cooked with a distinct local flavour and very fresh ingredients.
The pool and bar area were pleasant to relax in during the day. The extensive gardens were a pleasure to walk in and very carefully tended.
Our only caveat relates to the complimentary mini bus service into Funchal that does not run at the weekend, stops at 5.45, only runs every couple of hours and does not start until 10.30 am. You can walk down and back if you are reasonably mobile in about half an hour each way.More
A great place to stay - 6 night break
We stayed half board for 6 nights and cannot fault the hotel, the staff or grounds in an way. The hotel is around 25 mins from the airport and in a location uphill from Funchal, an easy walk down to the town but a more strenuous walk back but a taxi is only Â£5-7 so an easier option. The hotel is quiet and in immaculate grounds with interesting plants and plenty of bird song. The room was spacious, clean with a balcony. Bathroom well equipped and large bed - very comfortable, two side chairs in room and chairs on the balcony to take in the sun in seculsion. Hotel is very quiet and although the bar and restaurant are in the old part of the hotel the rooms are relatively new. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The breakfast selection is excellent, fresh fruit to smoked salmon to eggs cooked to your taste. The evening meal starts with a cocktail in the bar, well presented and good value and the meal consists of 5 courses, all of which are cooked to a high standard and varied every day, there is no alternatives however you can substitute a course if there is something you want. There is a pool table and reading room with computer. The pool looked inviting but too cold in February for me, the outside bistro had a good selection of reasonably priced food and drink. The staff can organise trips and walks etc, or if you have a car it is very easy to get around the island. A great place to stay in FunchalMore
A superb stay
We like quiet hotels with high standards and this definitely fit the bill. The premier rooms are spacious and very comfortable, and on the ground floor we had direct access to the beautiful garden. The pool area was large, with cushioned sun loungers, towels and a push button beside every one to request drinks or snacks. The breakfast was one of the best we have had, with a huge amount of choice and freshly squeezed orange juice every morning. We were really looked after by the staff who couldn't do enough, and loved the location between the old town, and the lido.
We were looking for some winter sunshine and we think we have found somewhere that we can return to on a regular basis. A real delight.More
11 nights from 18/1/16
We had a Premier Suite with bedroom and sitting room and a balcony with two aspects: to the city and to the gardens with the sea beyond. The gardens were lovely with many places to sit. The well tended kitchen garden was very extensive. The swimming pool was beautiful but alas the weather was not hot enough to encourage us!
The public rooms were very spacious and comfortable.
The reliability and strength of the wifi upstairs could be improved.
The staff were extremely helpful and efficient.More
Wandering through a Rousseau painting !
A very comfortable & spacious room , friendly & helpful staff, wonderful breakfasts with a huge choice ,always including lots of fresh fruit. Wanting to explore Funchal inthe evenings ,the first night we 'walked' in , far too steep for my husband with bad knees , but the staff helped us sort out the local bus times and after that we had fun finding our way around. BUT , above all the GARDENS at the Quinta were a total delight , calm , extensive and very well kept --- like wandering through a Rousseau painting , but instead of encountering a tiger you find Colombo , the Hotel's mascot gaint tortoise !More