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 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.
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.
Beautiful situation amongst exotic flora.Amazing colours and trees
We were upgraded to a suite 306 and it was first class apart from the
bath which was a bit difficult for these older guests ---no handrails to speak of
We dined at the hotel every evening not wanting to book 2 taxis.Being in our mid and late seventies the walk down to Funchal didn't tempt us and certainly a walk back couldn't be managed.The courtesy bus which stops at 5.45 is v good and useful but stopping at the Marina means a fairly lengthy stroll to the older part of Funchal at THE PORT east end which is certainly the better part of F. In our view Enjoy a bica and custard tart at Mariavindahs One euro each!!!! It is near the end of the street heading east and behind the market painted strawberry pink
Breakfasts were fine Altho it would have been better to provide real sausages rather than tiny ones which I suspect were from a tin. Likewise the potato scone wasn't made on the premises I shouldn't think.I expected local tomatoes if they were, to be better
The a la carte evening menu was excellent I wonder if it is changed each week ?
I found the food by the pool good but not to die for but this is subjective of course
The staff are super. Nothing too much trouble
Recommend open topped bus to the west of Funchal
Visit Nuns Valley and Monte and experience the basket ride
Eat scabbard fish with banana and grapefruit salad and the hotels pea and mint risotto
All in all a great stayMore
travellersancient, house of york
A piece of Paradise
We have just returned from 2 weeks at this wonderful hotel. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed by the marvellous staff. Our room was large and very comfortably furnished with a soacious balcony overlooking the besitiful gardens with a sea view as a backdrop. A complimentary vase of exotic flowers and a bowl of fruit on the table. Breakfast was a sumptious meal with a huge choice from cereals, fresh fruit and a hot buffet although eggs, anyway you chose, were prepared to order. We were on B&B but, if we chose, we could have the table d'hote menu or A La Carte any evening. Every evening the bed was turned down and chocolates left on the pillow. During our stay was my husband birthday, we hadn't mentioned it but at teatime on the day a waiter knocked on our door holding a tray containing 2 glasses of champagne and a beautifully decorated birthday cake compkete with candle! On the days we opted to dine at the hotel, the meals were excellent and elegantly served. The free Wifi was excellent also. I cannot praise this hotel highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend it. The only suggestion I could make would be to extend the shuttle minibus service beyond the current hours. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.More
CASTORIANS, Caistor UK
I loved my holiday in Funchal, its one of my favorite destinations. One of the things that made my holiday unforgettable was the Quinta Jardins do Lago. The rooms are beautiful, the gardens magnificent (so good that tours of guests visit it from outside the hotel), the pool is gorgeous and the lunchtime restaurant is lovely. Breakfast is one of the best I've experienced. The on-site restaurant is very nice, but it's expensive. We didn't go for a meal plan and with so much variety and great places to try in the city I don't regret that decision. I miss Colombo the tortoise - feeding him apples and bananas was such a pleasure. There is a kids toy area on site that the little ones would love. This is a superb luxury hotel and the only people who wouldn't like it are those wanting to be in the hubbub of the town centre - the hotel is a taxi ride or 30 minute walk up a fairly steep road. Personally I really liked the location, it is quiet and the viewing points nearby are quite majestic.More
Spent a most relaxing week on a bed and breakfast basis.This hotel has to be one of best hotels we have stayed in. The staff were all friendly and helpful with most of them being multi lingual.
Our room was quite large with a spacious balcony overlooking the wonderful 2 hectare botanical gardens and with commanding views over Funchal below. The bathroom was fairly large with double basin layout. The shower was operated from the bath tap and I feel the bath could have benefitted from an extra handle.
The breakfast choice was wide with egg options cooked fresh to order. Service here was very efficient and friendly. We ate from the a la carte dinner menu on 3 nights and found the quality of all dishes to be of the highest standard.
The large heated(25C) swimming pool is in a gorgeous setting with multi coloured flowers everywhere. Finding a sunbed was never a problem with plenty of towels available. We enjoyed eating by the pool in the dining area with hot and cold dishes and snacks available.
Our whole experience was one of complete relaxation interspersed with visits into Funchal(10mins) by courtesy bus or taxi(â¬8). You can walk into Funchal but in the heat we did not.
We will be back!More
Spacious room, everything functioned well: Wi-Fi, flat TV with many channels, comfortable double bed, very luminous, reasonable size bathroom, beautiful view of the hotel botanic garden and Funchal; their large botanic garden attracts many visitors other than the hotel guests, beautiful large swimming pool, hot tub, small children pool, wet and dry sauna, high level restaurant and wine selection, perfect service.
The location is also great: you can reach the most interesting sites by walking down the road on the way to the city center.
Spacious parking, big supermarket is near.
What else can one desire?More