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 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 2 evenings a week.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoons and Anniversaries: 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 & up 30 days after wedding date.

Return Offer

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.

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, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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*

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

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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Booked a week here on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews. So glad I did. Excellent hotel with a mature, relaxed atmosphere. I hope to return and can recommend unreservedly for the traveller who wants a peaceful break in lovely surroundings. More

Newtonbully, Northumberland

Quinta Jardins do Lago

This hotel is set in beautiful well kept gardens, and is built around a wonderful 18th century house. It has excellent facilities, swimming pool, sauna, pool and reading rooms and a great restaurant and bar. The service here is excellent and the property is well kept up and clean. Staff are extremely friendly, courteous and helpful and their discreetness adds to the most peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. There is a regular shuttle service to the town centre, which is only a 15 minute walk anyway. The vistas from the grounds are excellent. The resident tortoise is another pleasant surprise. Truly a wonderful hotel in a great location.More

Ian R,

Perfect place to relax and unwind

I stayed at Quinta Jardins do Lago with my mum for one week in July. As some reviews have mentioned, yes the hotel is a little far out of Funchal but for us it was perfect to have 7 days of complete peace and quiet in such beautiful surroundings. We made use the hotels courtesy bus into the town but our days were mainly spent relaxing by the beautiful pool. We booked on a half board basis and the evening meals were exceptional and complimented by a fine choice in wine. The hotel was spotless and the gardens immaculate. Charming and professional staff, nothing was too much trouble and it was joy to meet the other guests staying in the hotel who were also extremely friendly. I made use of the gym in the hotel and the pool was a delight to swim in. Only one small negative was that we had paid extra for a superior room and had requested an upper floor, unfortunately we received a ground floor room and I’m not sure the room was in the superior category. Would we return, most definitely and I could thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Madeira. 5/5 stars from Helen & AnneMore

suntan01, suntan01

First, but not our last visit

Classy, elegant, welcoming, these are words which sum up Quinta Jardins do Lago. The gardens are beautiful, all the staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfasts are a delight. Colombo is a star! Madeira lived up to our expectations, Quinta Jardins do Lago surpassed them! I would add that we ate at the pizzeria near the hotel a couple of times and we were made very welcome and the food was absolutely fine.More

JayneB465, Cheddleton, United Kingdom

beautiful hotel with stunning gardens

we had a lovely experience staying here. having breakfast in the garden was fantastic and the staff so genuinely kind. The hotel was special. I did wish that the pool was warmer. I was not brave enough to get into the cold water and swim. The hotel is too far away to walk to the front and old town and the free bus from the hotel unfortunately is very limited. The young lady on the reception was sooo helpful though guiding us in all our wishes. If you travel to Mederia make sure you go on a jeep tour up in the mountains. Out of this world! More


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Online savings - Refers to an online discount of 10% on August and 9% on September & October on holidays and applies to the basic adult cost before supplements. Available on package holidays booked online departing between 1st May 2014 and 31st October 2014 Online discount only applies to package holidays booked on firstchoice.co.uk and does not apply to flight only, accommodation only and tailor made flight+hotel bookings. Online discount is not combinable with free Child Places.

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