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 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.

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  • 90% customer scores
  • Private taxi transfers
  • 20kg luggage allowance
  • Free Select Your Seat service on Thomson Airways

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Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer

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.

Return Offer

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.

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
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

Set in the tropical gardens this curvy pool comes with a sun terrace laced with sunbeds and parasols. The ideal place to take a dip or to relax.

The Pink Room

You'll be able to start your day here in the elegant breakfast room with the option of eating al fresco on the verandah. Children under 8-years-old can dine in here.

Colombo Bistro pool bar*

You'll find the Colombo Bistro 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 and balcony

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.

superior twin room with garden view and balcony

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.

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Magnificent management and staff during Funchal Wildfire Evacuation

Had just arrived at Quinta Jardins do Largo on Tuesday 18 hours late due to many unsuccessful attempts to land on Monday and no sleep overnight on the floor of Lisbon airport. So looking forward to catching up on sleep and a relaxing time. Could see fires up in the mountains and it was extremely hot and the wind was very strong and the fires kept jumping to new places. Suffice to say by about 8pm last night it was getting too close for comfort and the staff were all outside hosing down the building and gardens to try to stop any sparks catching light. The wind kept changing then came the order to evacuate as the fire was suddenly at the bottom of the garden. Staff ensured all guests were out and walked us to a safe distance helping with luggage and children and people who needed any assistance and provided a coach to take us out of the fire zone to another hotel. They made sure we were all accounted for and had our belongings and off we went to Quinta da Casa Branca to await further information. (See also review of that hotel) After a couple of hours the managers from Quinta Jardins do Lago came to tell us which accommodation we were going to for the night and provided transport to take us all there. In an island in chaos with hotels fully booked this was no mean feat and a tribute to the staff who worked tirelessly to achieve this. After a welcome night at Reid's hotel we are lucky to be able to return to Quinta Jardins do Lago later today as the hotel was not damaged but the garden was. You cannot imagine how frightening it was last night to see the fires spreading in seconds and gas cylinders exploding so for our evacuation to be as smooth and successful as it was cannot be underestimated. We are very lucky to be safe but sadly there has been loss of life and major loss of homes and businesses. We are devastated for the people of Funchal but will never forget how wonderful they all were last night. Cath Barnes (nee Allen) and Mike Barnes Newcastle UKMore

CathAllen, 186394

Peaceful and beautiful.

The hotel is furnished traditionally, but did not feel tired or old-fashioned and the gardens and pool area are beautiful and immaculate (the damage caused by strong winds one night was quickly dealt with). Our bedroom and bathroom were spacious and clean. Breakfast was excellent, as was lunch at the poolside restaurant. On a half-board basis, we were offered a five course dinner each evening. Although there was no choice, the menu changed every day and we always found the dishes appetising. In fact, five courses were a little too much for us on some evenings, so we chose four. After busy days touring the island, it was a wonderful place to return to. We experienced friendly, efficient service throughout our stay. We'd love to go back.More


Very good hotel

Firstly this is a very good hotel with excellent gardens and service but there are a few little things that would make it outstanding. Firstly our room was upgraded free to a junior suite and was spacious but functional rather than having a wow factor. Immaculately clean but the bathroom was a little dated with a good old fashioned shower curtain and an old wall mounted hair dryer that chugged along. The hotel obviously knew of this and had provided a freestanding dryer which could not be plugged in the bathroom and there was no socket near the dressing table in the bedroom! The public areas were pleasant although a little formal. The restaurant offered a good formal evening menu but there was no light snack menu to relax with a drink perhaps on the terrace or gardens which are magnificent but need a few more discreet seating areas to take a drink and relax. Breakfast was fine but not out standing. It was hot and juices,Fruit etc should have been resting on ice as they were warm and tepid. The outside terrace was some what cluttered and you felt very close to other guests. The pool is beautiful but again sun loungers are very close to each other and the tiled area around the pool is not particularly large. All in all a lovely hotel but showing some tired signs, for instance gym equipment is old and the dinning room needs a lick of paint. Last year we stayed in lisbons Lappa Palce a five star , similar area, with a similar price and it wins by a considerable margin but this hotel is a very good one.More

Guernseylocals, 186229


This hotel surpassed our expectations, being used to staying in good quality hotels, this is by far the best it has everything for a relaxing holiday also for families too 😃 the food is excellent, and the service too, the staff are all great, friendly and helpful also the hotel itself is well kept and spotless. It is typically English of a bygone era but well looked after The grounds are so calming and beautiful, with animals The famous Columbo the tortoise and a lake with fish and an aviary too also it's not far from Funchal centre, a 20 minute walk or during the day a free shuttle service from the hotel to the centre One last mention the staff are are all superbMore

Elizabeth W,

Not what I expected from a five star hotel.

The hotel is excellent in most every respect and will not go into rating those elements. All of the staff from the cleaners to receptionists were very polite but there was one male receptionist who realy needs some tuition in the customer care ( customer is always right.) We had booked in the morning a trip at reception and paid cash as requested. The trip vouchers as described by the receptionist would be available to collect at reception some time in the afternoon. Ok, no problem could you please just give me a receipt for the cash payment. And that is where the problem started. The receptionist argued with me the vouchers would be my receipt. My point was I would not be provided with the vouchers until much later and needed to hold prove that I had paid now. The receptionist still argued with me saying there was no receipt apart from the vouchers. His English and appreciation of my request was understood but he didn't seem to understand the reason why I needed a receipt. Even when I created a scenario as to the possible problem we could have if we could not prove that we had paid, that still didn't give over to a willingness to provided a receipt. This went on for a while and when I absolutely insisted that must have a receipt for my cash he wrote the details on a sheet of paper and reluctantly handed it to me. Took all of one minute. Such a shame that he let his personal view get in the way of my simple request. Point 2 This is a more serious point. On arrival we were asked for our credit card details. We never hand over those detailes and would pay cash should we purchase anything from the hotel. That was fine with the hotel and us. On the morning of leaving we were presented at reception with an invoice for €46. Surprised we asked what it was for. We were then advised for drinks in the hotel bars and rattled of a whole list. We had not consumed anything in the hotel at all, no meals, no drinks, nothing from the stocked fridge in the room. Also our understanding was if we did we would be required to pay cash. The receptionist was sceptical of our denial that we had not consumed anything and that we understood. Eventually he checked our specimen signature against the signature used for receiving the drink and was satisfied it was not us. Clearly someone had booked drinks to our room number my mistake or deliberately who can say My point is there is obviously no controle on this and should we have provided our credit card details the amount would have been taken and we would never have recovered it. €46 is not the end of the world but what if had been a series of meals the total could have soon been very much higher. More

Molloy6, 186376

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