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.
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 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.
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.
There is little to add to the comments already made by other visitors with regards to the hotel,the staff, the food, it's gardens and Columbo - a fantastic place to relax and unwind with wonderful service. With only 40 rooms the hotel is lovely and quiet and never "busy" or crowded. It's very easy to find a quiet spot to call your own in the gardens or around the pool.
We were in room 307 which is on the top floor ( there is a lift) which has a wonderful view of the gardens and the sea beyond. The room has a lovely large bathroom, seating area and a good size balcony and for us the most comfortable of beds.
The hotel is conveniently located to central Funchal, and although only a 20 minute walk the road in parts is a little steep and hard on the knees!!! However, if the times of the free courtesy bus don't suit your schedule, whilst we attempted the walk once the taxi fare is very cheap...and so much easier.More
Utter Charm inside & out.
All those folk who wrote so positively about this hotel's restaurant and grounds were absolutely right.
We loved wandering in the extensive garden, meeting the giant tortoise and taking photos in the different parts of this beautiful setting.
The food was excellent and served really hot under large silver domes.
We arrived in the restaurant at 7.0pm and enjoyed their steak and duck main courses and apple pie. Everything was done to perfection.
We had a taxi there and the hotel staff called one for us for our return.
The dining room is tastefully decorated. Pretty lighting, wonderful paintings and waiters and waitresses who have time to meet your needs.
A wonderful evening.
We had decided to give the fireworks a miss. This was so much nicer. More
Only one word - PERFECTION
We have just returned to rainy Britain from our second visit to this most wonderful hotel on beautiful Madeira.
It is difficult to know where to start when describing Quinta Jardins do Lago and anyway, my comments will simply become repetitive! But here goes.....
Gardens - beautiful and quiet (see Columbo and smell the flowers). Pool - relaxing, clean and quiet (see the views). Dining - impeccable and to be able to have one's breakfast outside in a garden scented with jasmine - indescribable. Our room - clean, comfortable, well maintained and welcoming, with a spacious balcony. The public areas of the hotel - immaculate, comfortable, gleaming and most welcoming.
But for us, the real jewel in the crown - the most wonderful staff. They are quietly efficient and cannot do too much for their guests. They are friendly, they make time for you and very important, they seem to have senses of humour. Rubina on reception is calm, friendly and so very genuine. What a lovely woman she is.
This is the best hotel we have ever visited, located away from the town's bustle but there is an interesting walk down very steep hills to the centre of Funchal. And what is more, there are plenty of taxis to bring you back. The hotel offers a courtesy bus to and from Funchal, too.
Funchal is a lovely town with a most warm and friendly feel to it. We are impressed by the locals, who seem to have a strong community spirit. There always seems to "something happening" and they are all joining in and appreciating the effort that is put in. We watched children performing in one of the gardens - families all there, watching, visitors welcomed too.
We detected no vandalism or graffiti and were there at the time of the European football matches. A screen had been set up in one of the main squares and crowds of people congregated to watch the matches. There was no swearing, no fighting, no drunkeness, nothing unpleasant at all - in fact many young men naturally greeted each other with friendly handshakes. You don't get that very often over here!
What a place and what lovely people.
Love it, love it, love it - and we have already booked for Christmas.More
Beautiful relaxing hotel
This is easily in the top 2 hotels we have stopped in around the world. It is set in its own beautiful gardens, that are so wonderful, whils we were there a coach party turned up for a guided tour of them! We stopped in a standard double ground floor room, which in any other hotel would be classed at superior. The bed must have been King Size, the room was spotless, bathroom huge. The hotel is very quiet, even round the pool area, breakfast location and choice superb. The staff are so friendly and can't do enough to help, and to top it all they have the wonderful giant tortoise 'Columbo' who loves to be stroked and fed bananas and apples in the morning, he even raises his front leg to greet you.More
Perfect Jardin do Lago
We have just returned from a week's stay at the sublime Jardin do Lago, a lovely 40 bedroom hotel in a residential part of Funchal, well away from the hotel belt. This was our second stay - the first was 11years ago. On checking in we were offered a room upgrade as returning guests..this was a lovely unexpected start to our holiday. Not only were we given a room upgrade, but we also received a bottle of champagne and one evening dinner "on the house" (this was table d'hote).
After an 11year hiatus, we had been a bit concerned that the hotel might have changed, or not be as good as we remembered. We needn't have worried....the room was lovely, the public areas just as beautifully maintained as ever and the large gardens and pool a joy to spend time in. Everywhere was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The gardens are lovely, full of wonderful sub tropical plants, and with agapanthus lining the numerous paths. There is an aviary which is well maintained, and, of course, there is Colombo, the resident Giant Galapagos Tortoise. He is a treasure...we finished breakfast each morning with a wander over to chat to him!
We booked on a bed and breakfast basis, intending to eat out at night, but we ended up eating in. The food was of a high standard; breakfast comprised a choice of cereals, fresh fruits, a selection of cold meats, hot items and eggs freshly cooked, as well as a selection overheads, rolls and pastries. One really can dine like a king at breakfast here! Lunch by the pool tends to comprise of pizza, sandwiches, pasta or salads. Dinner is taken in the Beresford room,a charmingly decorated dining room, with a very nice veranda (we had a table most evenings on the verandah....bliss!). We ate from the a la carte menu every night but one, and every meal was beautifully cooked and presented, as well as tasting wonderful. Three courses is approx â¬90, two courses approx â¬70 for two people. If you're booked on half board you eat from the table d'hote menu, which is equally good.
The staff offer high quality service and are very pleasant and helpful. It's possibly not fair to single people out, but Rubina and Victor on reception, and Jao, Ana and Vanessa stood out for us as well as the weekend maitre d'. But,as I've said,they were all a credit to the hotel.
We left 11years between our first and second stays.....we won't wait that long to return a third time. Obrigado, Jardin do Lago!More