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Quintinha Sao Joao

Rua da Levada de Sao Joao, 4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-191 Portugal
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#10 of 99 hotels in Funchal
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Built within the grounds of an historic "Quinta" of Funchal, Quintinha de Sao Joao resurrects perfectly the magic of the old Madeiran residences. There are 42 spacious rooms in total, all equipped with the most up-to-date facilities with splendid views over the gardens. Bar, restaurant, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools and full Spa are included facilities. The careful attention to detail and the excellent personal service brings to life our motto "Home from Home."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Portuguese
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JackieRMark wrote a review 18 Jan
Cranleigh, United Kingdom188 contributions207 helpful votes
QSJ was still beautifully decorated for Christmas when we arrived on 4th January. When the decorations were removed, the hotel still looked very attractive with antique furniture and fresh flowers throughout. Communication with the hotel prior to our arrival was prompt and helpful and the check-in was efficient and straightforward. The taxi transfer we booked through the hotel was not waiting for us as we expected but when we phoned the hotel, he quickly arrived. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a little balcony looking over the gardens and terrace area. Comfortable bed, TV, stocked Minibar, plenty of storage and sitting areas. Bathroom had shower over bath, nice linens, towels, robes and toiletries are provided in refillable containers. Pool towels were also provided and changed regularly. Turn-down service was too early for us so we put up a notice to decline it. Umbrellas are provided at the entrance for guest use. Lots of bookcases around for guests to exchange books. There is a daily courtesy bus at 10 am down to the marina area (on request). Reception staff are friendly and helpful. For the majority of our stay, the hotel was extremely quiet ( January and Covid requirements etc being the reason). This meant that the bar and restaurant were virtually empty at times, which was a pity as the quality and pricing of drinks and meals were extremely good. We took advantage of the daily “Happy Hour for 40% off drinks” at whatever time we chose to start our hour – brilliant! Great choice of cocktails, well presented and delicious. One evening we had a pianist playing which was great but otherwise it was very quiet and a bit flat and lacking in atmosphere. Most of the advertised events in the hotel bar did not take place, although there were notice boards around mentioning them and they also appeared on the QSJ app. The drinks waiters are very polite, professional and efficient but don’t easily engage in conversation to make up for the lack of other guests to chat with. We had dinner at the hotel twice, as well as a couple of lunches and an afternoon tea and of course daily breakfast. All meals were delicious, freshly prepared, interesting selection. No complaints from us. A little birthday cake and a bottle of Madeira Wine were left in the bedroom on the evening of my 60th birthday which was a nice gesture. We made use of the games room a few times: table tennis, pool table, chess and draughts. We also booked a hire car through Rosie on Customer Services, all very straight forward and worked out well. We joined the local yoga class in the hotel gardens one day and visited the spa a couple of times. The facial treatment was very good but the room was quite cold and the staff member was not chatty and no background music so it was not the most relaxing experience. When we visited for the complimentary Water Circuit, there was no-one around and the hammam and sauna had not been prepared and heated up, so it all felt a little awkward. There are two small pools. We mainly used the indoor one for swimming but sat around the outside one when sunbathing. We had them to ourselves on most occasions. The indoor pool lacked ambiance, not helped by two large potted floor plants that appeared to be dying. We walked into the centre most evenings to eat at restaurants and then sometimes returned by taxi (about 6 -10 Euro). It is about a 20 minute walk down to the port/marina area and a further 15 minutes on to the old town. Our favorite meals were at Restaurant Hemmingway and at Galeria Restaurant ( will review both separately). A very enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded 4 days ago
Dear JackieRMark, You have obviously put a lot of thought and gone to much trouble in writing a very comprehensive review of your recent stay at the Quintinha. Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is lovely to see that you taken full advantage of our facilities and, above all, that you had a very enjoyable stay. Thank you for your lovely comments and we have taken note of the points you have raised. We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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Smithylydia wrote a review 17 Jan
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Me and my friend had a lovely afternoon using the spa where we had a gorgeous massage and then a delicious afternoon tea. A really lovely place to spend some time particularly if the weather isn’t great.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Smithylydia, What a lovely review! Thank you so much for sharing your impressions after experiencing our Spa and special Quintinha Afternoon Tea. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another relaxing afternoon at the Quintinha São João hotel & Spa. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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Chris L wrote a review Dec 2021
Southport, United Kingdom149 contributions101 helpful votes
Our visit in December 2021 was truly 5 star a experience, the peace and quietness of the hotel and its lovely garden, the staff, the rooms, all contributed to a relaxing week, will return in the future. Enjoyed the comfy beds, the bathroom was a good size. We opted for a room with a small balcony as we like fresh air!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location - quiet but this means you need to be able to walk a bit. It’s 15/20 minutes into...
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Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear TheCarpetman, Thank you very much for your kind words and delightful feedback following your recent visit to the Quintinha de São João. We are so glad that you had a relaxing week and that you enjoyed our garden, staff and rooms. We look forward to being of service to you in the future the next time you are considering a Winter break (or Spring, Summer or Autumn) you know where to come! Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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Jayne C wrote a review Dec 2021
Shropshire, United Kingdom63 contributions65 helpful votes
Last weekend we returned from 2 weeks at our favourite hotel in Madeira. We have visited many times and the standard of service is consistently exceptional even in these difficult times. Excellent customer service is the epicentre of this hotel and it excels in all areas. The accommodation and food is excellent but the staff go over and above to ensure your stay is remarkable and memorable making you want to return at the earliest opportunity.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A room with a balcony is a must what ever time of year
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Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Jayne1C67, The pleasure is all ours! Thank you for your continuing support and thank you for your lovely feedback. You have stayed with us many times so it is wonderful to see that our standards are kept up and that our Quintinha excels in all areas. Thank you for sharing this with us. We are looking forward immensely to your next visit! Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
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annmarv2016 wrote a review Dec 2021
New Malden, United Kingdom25 contributions13 helpful votes
We spent last week at this hotel, so relaxing, stylish, comfortable, excellent food in particular breakfast but best of all are the staff, genuinely friendly can’t do enough to help make your visit memorable, nothing is too difficult for them day or night. The room is large and overlooking a beautiful garden, so well kept. Beautiful products in the bathroom, soft towels and a dressing gown, comfortable bed. Everything so clean. Great spa facilities, two pools one indoor and one outdoor. Restaurant staff so friendly and a nice menu. Someone is very found of beautiful antique furniture and nice art works, beautifully laid out. Walking distance to Funchal if you like walking. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Overlooking the garden, peaceful and quiet.
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Response from André Barreto, General Manager at Quintinha Sao Joao
Responded 6 Dec 2021
Dear Annmarv20216, We are so pleased that YOU didn't hesitate! Thank you for your great feedback and for describing our hotel, staff and service in such a wonderful way. The best news is that you will definitely return and we look forward to the prospect of this immensely. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manger
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US$140 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quintinha Sao Joao
Which popular attractions are close to Quintinha Sao Joao?
Nearby attractions include Parque de Santa Catarina (0.5 km), Quinta Vigia (0.5 km), and Madeira Island Ultra Trail (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quintinha Sao Joao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paixao Do Vinho, Le Bistrot Jacaranda, and Victoria Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Quintinha Sao Joao have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Quintinha Sao Joao offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Quintinha Sao Joao have airport transportation?
Yes, Quintinha Sao Joao offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Quintinha Sao Joao?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quintinha Sao Joao?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Portuguese.