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 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 7 nights and 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.

Rooms► View all

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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Just what a hotel should be

We happened to be in Madeira in a week of very mixed weather, most days rain, so the hotel and its amenities were very important to us..we just looked longingly at the pool and poolside area but used them only once. But the welcome from warm efficient staff, our comfortable junior suite with a fantastic view over the botanical gardens, the elegant rooms, nice relaxing places to sit, all was just right. Maybe there is a need for a little sprucing up of the soft furnishings and the bathrooms are in need of a bit of modernising but the basics are right. Our room was spacious, bed superbly comfortable. We ate twice in the restaurant; first time was Ok but nothing special, second time was excellent. I was disappointed with location, away from the sea, when I first arrived but the botanical gardens with sea view, the giant tortoise, swans, away from the hurly burly of town but still easy walking distance to some major sites like the convent of the Clares and the Quinta des Cruzes convinced us it was the place to return. Please someone send us good weather next time...More

Wabamik, London

Funchal's best-kept secret

Our third stay here was just perfect in every way. Location, away from the bustle of the city, is wonderful. Botanical gardens so relaxing, resident giant tortoise and swans and very serene. The staff - some of whom have been there for many years - are most welcoming, helpful and happy. Service impeccable, food delicious and we didn't have the same meal twice in nine nights. A bonus is tea-making facilities in the rooms. We are planning our next visit.More

Carol P, Guildford, United Kingdom

A perfect place to spend our golden wedding anniversary!

My wife and I stayed at the hotel from 31st October to 10th November. It was our 50th wedding anniversary on 7th November. We wanted to spend it at an hotel which is intimate and comfortable, with a high standard of food and service We wanted to be surrounded by beautiful gardens. We wanted a spacious room with stunning views. We wanted a lovely swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers to relax. And above all we wanted a hotel whose staff would always greet us with a smile and go out of their way to be helpful. Quinta Jardins do Lago met and surpassed all of our expectations. It has a quietly understated elegance, and an interesting history. As keen gardeners we particularly enjoyed the beautiful tropical gardens which surround the Quinta. What a joy it was to be able to eat a superb breakfast every morning on the outside terrace. We had opted for the half board set menu and although the choice is limited we thought that the food was excellent. In the 10 days we were there we never had the same meal twice. Could it be improved? Yes of course there are things which could be done to make it even better. The bathroom in our room was large and splendid with two hand basins, bath, bidet, and toilet. Unfortunately the shower was over the bath. I suspect, the majority of people, like ourselves, much prefer the to take a shower than use the bath, but we are now of an age where climbing over the edge of the bath and endeavouring to maintain balance in a restricted area on a slippery bath floor is not nearly as easy as it used to be! We would have loved to have had a separate shower. By the swimming pool there is a good sized building which contains ladies and gentlemen’s changing rooms, a small sauna, and steam room (which incidentally was out of order for the duration of our stay) It was all a bit drab and uninviting and mostly wasted space. I do hope that when we next visit the hotel, which we surely will, this area will have been converted into the lovely spa which this hotel deserves. These minor gripes apart we had a wonderful celebration and our thanks are due to all the staff who made is so memorable.More

EssentiallTraveller, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Fabulous hotel and staff

This is the third time we have stayed there, and it will not be our last! We plan to go again next spring! The hotel is beautiful, housekeeping is kept to a very high standard, with fresh towels every day and bed linen looks like it is changed at very frequent intervals too. Breakfasts are very varied with different fresh fruit every day, selections of cold meats, pastries and hot breakfast menu. Our first evening we dined in the restaurant, and it was late when we turned up, but it was not busy, we were placed by the door, the service wasn't that good, so when we booked for the following night, we mentioned we were not happy with the table, and thereafter we were given a table in the centre of the restaurant and the service was excellent, as was the food! The bar man in the lounge always remembered our room number for drinks too, which seemed a small thing maybe, but I consider that they take a personal interest in all of their guests to make them feel welcome and at home. There is a frequent shuttle bus down to the town, and if there are too many to come back to the hotel they make an extra trip to pick you up. There is however one thing that would make a holiday complete and that would be a nice massage, and unfortunately they do not have this, but it would be a great addition to the pampering!! We will see you again next year and a big Thankyou to all your lovely staff, especially the lady who is on the breakfast rota then rushes down to the pool restaurant to organise for snacks and lunches, she is always smiling and laughing, and nothing is too much trouble for her!More

Esther B, Rusper, United Kingdom

Bliss - paradise in paradise

Our second time within six months as we couldn't keep away. There's nothing to fault. Almost everyone delivers service beyond the norm. Special praise to Ana who was always smiling and friendly, as well as attentive. The rooms are spotless; we had room 114 this time and as we're avid gardeners, it was a pleasure to view the garden first thing every morning. Dinners were good, even the table d'hote is superior to most other hotels. Wine list is well stocked too. And you must try Luis special cocktail that he won awards with. Delicious!!! And the courtesy bus is a joy with the frequency that they run, but guests must remember to book in advance. Please change nothing, it's perfect. Edwin and IanMore

Ivanovich24, Essex, UK

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