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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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.
Repeat guests get a bottle of wine, 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.
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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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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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.
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.
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The hotel is a haven of peace, set in gloriously landscaped gardens. The sense of wellness and peace is further enhanced by the quiet professionalism of all of the staff, starting with the maids, waiters and staff at the front desk. When we arrived in our room the the assistant general manager popped into our room to offer s welcome handshake, my wife enquiries about a iron and ironing board and it was delivered within 10 seconds! The beds are extremely comfortable, and there is an excellent choice of options for breakfast. The main dining room exudes an old world charm, as does the breakfast room with the option to enjoy the start to your day with breakfast in the manicured gardenMore
A Perfect Retreat
Quality at every level from the attentive waiters to the wonderful gardens, pool area and rooms. The atmosphere is not overly formal enabling you to relax totally. The best thing I can say is that I always intended for this particular destination/hotel to be a one off. I now have every intention to return next year.More
Martin U, 504022
We are coming to the end of our week long stay at this beautiful colonial hotel. The staff are so helpful and kind and rooms are superb. I can't really say anything else that hasn't already been said apart from some info on getting into Funchal if not walking. The hotel shuttle bus doesn't run at weekends but the local no15 bus is ideal with the stops to get on or off only a short distance away from the hotel and at â¬1.95 per person per journey is good value. We also caught a local bus from town up to Monte a no 20 or 21 bus again easy and fun to do. This is our first visit to Madeira and when we come back will definitely stay at this stunning hotel.More
My husband and I prefer small intimate hotels and this fitted the bill completely. Our room was delightful with a balcony on the ground floor over looking the beautifully kept gardens. The staff were very kind and nothing was too much trouble. The Restaurant had two menus to chose from so offered a great variety of choice should you decide to dine in. Breakfast was buffet style and offered a very good selection. Sometimes we felt the waiting staff were in need of direction as they appeared to be repeatedly serving the same people rather than devoting themselves to a group of dedicated tables. The staff were lovely though. There was a lovely pool which unfortunately was not heated. We visited in March, in lovely sunny weather but the water was cold and a little off putting. The other facilities were first rate and we tried them all except the Turkish bath. The Bistro was a delight for lunch or morning coffee. My husband enjoys a walk of the neighbourhood but this was a little difficult at this venue. We used the Courtesy bus several times to get down to Funchal and back during the day but a taxi is needed for the evening. If we do return to Madeira we would not hesitate to book Quinta Jardins do Lago.More
Great hotel ordinary restaurant
This is a small hotel in the hills above funchal. A lovely relaxed spot away from the tourist zone. Has lovely tropical gardens. A semi regular shuttle takes ou down to the harbour (mon to Friday) but can be walked by the relatively fit in 15 minutes. The Beresford restaurant is expensive and not particularly good serving overly complicated dishes not very well I would stay here and eat elsewhere.More
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