Quintinha de Sao Joao details
Just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Funchal, this old manor house combines traditional elegance with 5-star luxury.
The first thing you’ll notice about this place is the garden. Stone pathways weave their way through beautifully manicured lawns, and trees and flowers stand alongside Victorian-style lanterns and wooden benches.
At the heart of it all is the hotel – a whitewashed manor house complete with wrought-iron balconies and terracotta roofs. Inside, you’ll find plenty in the way of traditional touches, including antique furniture, porcelain ornaments and a baby grand piano.
It’s a similar set-up in the rooms, where carved wooden headboards and detailed rugs give a nod to days gone by. Everything else is geared up for 21st-century luxury, though, from the separate lounge areas to mod-cons like air-conditioning and DVD players.
Elsewhere, there are two swimming pools - an indoor and an outdoor one. The latter is set on a raised sun terrace, surrounded by a small lawn and padded loungers. Looking out over the gardens, it’s a great spot to soak up the views. There’s also a gym here, plus a spa that offers up a sauna, a steam room and a tropical shower, as well as treatments like facials, massages and body wraps.
The restaurant, meanwhile, is open for dinner. Specialising in gourmet Goan cuisine, it has a lengthy menu that features the likes of stuffed squid and spiced pork. There’s a snack bar by the pool, too, which serves lunch, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.
Location• 1km to shops, bars and restaurants • Courtesy shuttle service twice daily, Monday to Friday
• 2 heated swimming pools • Heated indoor pool • Sun terrace
• A la carte restaurant serving international cuisine • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included • Flexible dining option available: 7 nights Half Board on 14 night holidays and 3 nights Half Board on 7 night holidays. Meals can be taken on any day. Please contact our pre-travel team to add a flexible dining package to your booking.
• Gym • Sauna • Spa • Pool table • Games room • Table tennis
• Occasional live music and themed nights • Piano Bar
All rooms have air-conditioning, minibar, TV, DVD player, small lounge area and garden view. Standard rooms sleep up to 2 adults and have twin beds.
We also offer Twin rooms with balcony, Single rooms with balcony, Junior suites and Half Board available.
Junior suites sleep up to 2 people with twin beds, lounge area and balcony.
Flexible dining available.
Honeymoons and wedding anniversaries: receive free room upgrade - subject to availability. In order to qualify, please contact us after you have made your booking.
Extra Local Charges
Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide