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.
These twin rooms with a garden view come with natural tones running throughout. They can sleep up to three. Rooms have Internet, sitting area, marble bathroom with bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
These superior rooms with a garden view come with natural tones running throughout. They can sleep up to three. Rooms have Internet, sitting area, marble bathroom with bathrobes and Pascal Morabito toiletries.
We chose this hotel because it is quite small and it had a good restaurant. We were not disappointed. We had a junior suite in the old house overlooking the garden - a large room with a little balcony and a nice sofa if the weather wasn't so good. The staff are all very helpful. Prior to our visit the hotel had sorted out a taxi from the airport and the hire car delivered and collected from the hotel (a smart cabriolet automatic is highly recommended for the roads). Breakfast can be taken outside, on a covered veranda or in the breakfast room and there was a good choice. Dress is smart casual for the hotel (no jacket and tie needed) and this includes the Beresford restaurant. The dining room of the Beresford restaurant is quite long and thin and seems to be segregated into those who are eating a la carte or those who are eating table d'hote - we only discovered the best dining area on the last night when we were led to another room beyond the table d'hote area which is more like a conservatory. We had dinner a la carte on 3 out of 7 nights and enjoyed it. For those with children dinner is in the breakfast room.
The garden and swimming pool area are a delight and there is a Galapagos tortoise and swans in the grounds.
The hotel is about 20 minutes walk into Funchal (the same distance as Reids) but is a steep climb back and because it is up a bit I suspect the weather is slightly cloudier than by the coast. Of course the hotel can arrange taxis down and taxis seemed to be freely available in the centre of Funchal
Overall a very good holiday - I only wish I'd packed a thicker jumper for some of the cooler weather.More
TimSY2, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
My wife and I have just returned from our second visit to the Quinta Jardins do Lago.We went back because we had enjoyed it so much the first time. It did not disappoint. For us it is the perfect hotel. Small, in a beautiful, tranquil garden with lovely rooms, great food and a superb pool area. Above all, the staff, many of whom we remembered from a year ago, were absolutely great. Nothing was too much trouble including finding us tickets for the Flower Festival Parade and for the Madeira Mandolin Orchestra (highly recommended). It is some way above the centre of Funchal but the courtesy bus is excellent and the various tours we booked picked us up from reception. It is a nice 20 minute walk down to town but at our age we needed the courtesy bus back!
All in all we could not have had a better week and, if we can, we will certainly return.
Quinta Jardins do Lago is certainly our first choice hotel in Madeira.More
BDoyle70, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
A wonderful Hotel
We had a week here as our first time in Madeira and it was wonderful. Great location, fantastic grounds and pool. Excellent staff, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Particularly Vitor and the young lady on reception and the truly lovely Ana who seemed to work everywhere and the restaurants always with a laugh and a smile!
We had a historic suite which was large and spotlessly clean. The furnishings are a bit dated as other reviewers say, but they are not worn and a full refurbishment could put it out of our price bracket. The breakfasts are very good and the restaurant very nice. The food in the evening was variable and a little over fussy for us but we had one good meal and ate out a lot anyway. Taxis we thought were cheap despite forum comments. There is a great supermarket 10 minutes walk with good great value wines. Prices are very good whilst you are there. The only down side to Madeira is the ridiculously high price of flights from the UK. Thomson Fly, the main carriers are robbers by the time you have added on luggage etc.
We will certainly return to this great hotel!More
IanOscar, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely, tranquil and super service
An amazingly tranquil and beautiful hotel set in stunning gardens. Rooms are lovely with gorgeous garden views. Bar and dining room are elegant and ooze charm with a colonial touch. Bar (with dance floor and regular live music) is not open 24 hours but room service does remain available. Bar and dining prices are steep but with the rest of Funchal a short walk or cheap cab ride away, if you are watching your euros then it wont be a problem. Outside heated pool, sauna and gym are all perfect to either start the day or to help you simply relax at the hotel. Staff are simply fantastic and cannot help you enough. I would stay here again in a heart beat.More
Nicholas Q, Manchester, United Kingdom
A fantastic small hotel with excellent service
We have just returned from a week at the Quinta Jardins do Lago.The service in the hotel was excellent and always friendly. Breakfast offered plenty of choice and although we don't usually dine in the hotels where we stay, having sampled the a la carte on our first night we were more than happy to dine in the restaurant most evenings. The bar area with many sofas and armchairs was a relaxing place to start (and sometimes finish!) the evening. The pool area and gardens were wonderful, never crowded, with plenty of sunbeds, garden seats etc. We stayed in a superior garden room on the second floor. It had an excellent view, was a good size and comfortably furnished. If we return we would ask for a top floor room as the wooden floors meant we could sometimes hear guests in the rooms above. The hotel is 20 mins walk from the centre of Funchal, perhaps a little longer on the way back!! The route is easy to find but VERY steep in places. The hotel does run a minibus service several times a day if you don't fancy the walk.
A great find, highly recommended More