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.
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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 7 nights and up 30 days after wedding date.
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.
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.
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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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*
You'll find the Colombo Bistro by the pool. For refreshing drinks, snacks and quality food cooked with the freshest local ingredients.
Rooms► View all
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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Friendly and Relaxing hotel
We stayed at the Jardins do Lago from 4th to 14th March 2015. It's wonderful charm is felt from the minute you walk into reception. This is not a faceless chrome and glass box but is full of character with wonderful gardens (showcasing many examples of local flora), great food and genuinely friendly and helpful staff. Situated on the foothills of the mountains surrounding Funchal, the 20 minute walk down the hill will take you nicely into the city centre, great for accessing local bus services. The walk back will take you twice as long due to the steepness of the hill but the hotel runs a courtesy bus several times a day fitting in with the plans of most people. Failing this taxis are not expensive. Getting around by bus is an adventure, especially on some of the more winding mountain roads. Cars can also be hired or there are plenty of organised trips to join. The hotel staff are more than willing to help with timetables, bookings etc. Madeira is a beautiful green island with constant pleasant temperatures and Jardins Do Lago we feel is the best place to stay to enjoy this. Do it, you won't be disappointed!More
TruroEco, Truro, UK
Another brilliant stay
Once again we have enjoyed the comfort and hospitality of the Quinta Jandins do Lago. The food is excellent by any standards and the staff are always warm and welcoming. And very helpful. A wonderful stay.More
A wonderful and relaxing hotel
We chose this hotel after reading the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, and we weren't disappointed. The main part of the hotel has great character and is furnished with period pieces in keeping with the 200 year old building. There is a new annexe attached to the hotel where most of the bedrooms are, except for four suites in the older part. We had booked a superior room but were upgraded to a suite which was large and very comfortable. The staff were all friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel's botanical gardens were amazing, and we enjoyed strolling around them. We'd booked half board and the evening meal was fantastic, being delicious and imaginative. Breakfasts were indoors or on the terrace, weather permitting. The buffet was plentiful The only drawback to this lovely hotel was it's position, being a kilometre out of Funchal, up the steepest hills ever! We used the hotel's courtesy minibus which ran only during the day, or taxis, as the walk to Funchal isn't particularly pleasant. We decided that despite this, we would still return to this delightful hotel. We had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay. Couldn't recommend it more.More
PamCheadle, Cheadle, Cheshire
A little haven in a popular holiday destination. Wonderful breakfasts sat outside in the garden, delicious lunches by the pool and silver service in the restaurant in the evenings. What more could one want on holiday? The gardens were beautiful, even in March, and the hotel staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. If there's one gripe, albeit a minor one, it's that only one bottle of free drinking water was supplied in the bedroom, and any further bottles taken from the mini-bar were expensive. But that doesn't detract one bit from a wonderfully-relaxing week spent at a gem of a hotel on this magnificent islandMore
Jerry B, Ipswich, United Kingdom
Welcoming and warm
We specifically wanted to laze by a hotel pool like lizards in the sun, and hoped for a comfort and pleasant surroundings. How well we chose! This week felt just like an extended house party, gracious living in a hotel on a human scale. The staff are friendly, good-mannered and accommodating, taking trouble to make everything work well for us, and giving superb service with generous good humour. We were delighted with the first surprise on our arrival, a splendid room upgrade to one of the "junior suites", from whose balcony we could see the Atlantic, and survey the lush gardens of the Quinta. During the week, it was my husband's birthday, which was noticed by one of the reception staff, and with kindness, secretly reported to the kitchen so that while having dinner, he was congratulated and presented with a cake and candle to blow out! The food was very good - excellent traditional Madeiran signature dish of scabbard fish with lentils and caviar, a great spread of choices for the breakfast buffet, with delicious fresh-cut fruits, mango, pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit, and more. Coffee at breakfast was perhaps my only slight disappointment. I do like it to be strong and full of flavour. We liked the convenient poolside bar and bistro, and the nice wooden lounging chairs, in keeping with the old-style character of the place. Speaking of furnishings, if you go, do take a moment to appreciate Colonel Beresford's vast sideboard/buffet in the dining room. There could not be a better place for such an item of furniture, and anyway, it would need a juggernaut to move it. How wonderful to see the gardeners taking such care of these historic gardens, and where else could you peer over the wall at the hotel's little market garden, growing veg and salads that would appear on our plates very soon? It was perfect relaxation to stroll around the well-kept paths (made in the traditional way with small pebbles) and borders, to chat to Colombo the Galapagos tortoise, happy in his retirement, and anyone else who was doing the same, to play a quirky game of croquet on the rather bumpy little court, and to use the free and efficient wifi. Perhaps it would have been a good idea to provide one or two board games such as Scrabble for people like us, who had forgotten that we might want to play. Although I expected to amuse myself for most of the time in the hotel, as I have rather limited mobility temporarily, we made good use of the free shuttle bus to town, and it was not expensive to come back by taxi. There is a hotel car park, and it was easy to rent a car and return it from the reception desk. The walk into town would be very taxing as the hill is very steep, and this would not be a good place to stay if you were not content to enjoy yourself at a gentle pace, able to survey the bright lights of town spread out below you, and to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings - but how much more civilised it is than a vast impersonal modern place. I'll certainly be recommending this very special hotel to my friends, and hope that, like some of the other guests, we can return for another visit.More
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