Quinta Jardins do Lago  

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 2 evenings a week.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoons and Anniversaries: 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 & up 30 days after wedding date.

Return Offer

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.

Golf Discounts

Golfers get 30% discount on green fees and free transport to the courses.

Free Extras

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

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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*

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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This was our 4th stay in Madeira & previously we were at a wonderful hotel close to the ocean which we loved. As it was not available for our week we reluctantly sought out an alternative & found the fabulous Quinta Jardins do Lago. Just on the edge of Funchal so only distant views of the ocean, however in beautiful botanical gardens. When we arrived staff were harvesting the fresh mangos. Everything about this hotel is amazingly good, in fact in our week we only left the hotel for one afternoon and found ourselves wanting to rush back to the calm and tranquility of this little paradise. An exceptionally lovely stay, super staff, super food and a delightful room with views over Funchal. We look forward to returning.More

Liz K, King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Pat and Ron Nuneaton Warwickshire

We have recently returned from a wonderful two weeks holiday at this fantastic hotel . What can we say about absolute perfection . No complaints whatsoever it's our second time and won't be our last at this hotel in beautiful madeira 😍😀😃More

Ronald P,

Classy and without cliques

Beautiful hotel and gardens within walking distance downhill to Funchal (get a taxi uphill back though!). All the staff were very good and friendly. We had an Historical Suite (room 202) in the main building which I'm convinced had the very best view of the gardens. My only worry was that in the photos there was the dreaded 'box' hair dryer on the bathroom wall which never dry hair properly so I packed my own. Silly me..... They had a proper hairdryer as well in the cabinet! Will definitely go back - but only if I get the same room!More

Pat C, Stourbridge


We had a fantastic 3 nights (not long enough) at this beautiful hotel. We had an enormous suite and large balcony. We ate in the hotel every night because the 3 course menu of the day was well balanced and delicious. Breakfast in the garden in the rising sun ( also delicious) was so lovely and set us up well for our daily walks. Beautiful swimming pool in lovely gardens to look forward to at the end of the day. Delightful staff and loved the giant tortoise. No failing by the hotel which does have transport into town and there are buses but next time we would have a hire car from arrival.More

TnT R, Plymouth, United Kingdom

A little piece of Heaven on Earth

If there was better than #1 on Trip Advisor this hotel would be it. Set in the most beautiful tropical gardens (complete with friendly Galapagos Tortoise, Columbus) this is as close as you get to a perfect holiday hotel. Forget the vast anonymous hotels, this "Quinta" is the best. Excellent friendly staff and a great restaurant make it a real attraction but the gardens and pool area are just superb. Most of the guests are English with a smattering of French and German. We met some characters that were straight out of an Agatha Christie novel - relics of a bygone era but an absolute hoot to listen to! Go there, relax in the quiet and tranquillity, have a (reasonably priced) cocktail at the bar but most of all enjoy!More

alathays, Newtownabbey

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