We Love —
- Quintinha de São João 5* is a small boutique hotel in beautiful peaceful gardens overlooking the cosmopolitan city of Funchal.
- Madiera offers year-round sunshine, beaches, great restaurants and culture - there is something for everyone in this sunny pocket of Portugal!
- Set amidst subtropical gardens, this hotel is nestled in a privileged residential area, around a mile (20 minutes walking) away from Funchal downtown.
Customer reviews —
“Charming small hotel. Lovely big room. Immaculate interior, wonderful garden. Excellent staff.”
Posted on 25 June 2017
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Book Now, Pay Later —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
Your Destination —
In the centre of Funchal, there is a good variety of shops, restaurants and amenities, as well as places of historical interest and natural beauty.
For nature lovers, the levadas present you with an experience of a lifetime. Explore the island by walking the Madeira Levada paths and marvel at the island's fantastic natural beauty; visit one of the many botanical gardens and the protected Laurissilva Forest during your stay on this enchanting island.
For golf lovers, Madeira annually holds the Madeira Island Open and boasts two golf courses, the Palheiro Golf (18 holes) and the Santo da Serra (27 holes).
Choose this island in the middle of the Atlantic, and a world of nautical options open up to you, such as canoeing, diving, game fishing, sailing, surfing and windsurfing. There is so much choice that there is a different one for you to try-out every day of the week!
Please note: the walk to the centre of town is via some very steep hills so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
Quintinha de São João 5* —
Set amidst subtropical gardens in a privileged residential area, around a mile (20 minutes walking) away from Funchal downtown, this charming hotel invites you to experience a relaxing and reviving break in the sun.
Enjoy one of the 42 spacious rooms, in an ambience of informal elegance surrounded by lush green gardens, relax at the SPA, or cool off and take a dip inside or outside at one of the swimming pools.
Please note: some in-room facilities/services may incur a surcharge payable locally
Your Room —
This offer is based on a stay in a Standard Room with Balcony.
Sleeps up to:
The rooms are equipped with the most up-to-date facilities, namely air-conditioning, free wi-fi, safe, mini-bar, bathrobes, hairdryer, cable television, DVD player and direct telephone.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Half Board stay (breakfast and set menu evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks)
The restaurant is situated in an adjacent building to the Quintinha de Sao Joao and is of traditional Madeiran architecture. It delights its visitors with a large variety of regional and international delicacies, while the Goan cuisine is the speciality of the house.
Vasco da Gama
The hotel's piano bar offers a splendid view over the bay of Funchal from the terrace and is the ideal place to enjoy the quieter moments of the day or night in perfect relaxation. An array of cocktails and other specialities are on offer.
Your Time —
Facilities including three treatment rooms, a relaxation area, a water zone including Jacuzzi, Vichy shower, tropical shower, sauna and hammam steam bath, are all on offer.
Optional Excursions —
Choose from the following combination of optional excursions for you to enjoy during your stay:
Option 1: Porto Moniz, Santana & Maroços
Option 2: Porto Moniz, Santana & Levada da Serra do Faial
Option 3: Porto Moniz, Santana & Levada do Norte
Full Day Excursion in Porto Moniz
On this, probably the most popular excursion of the Island, you will visit Ca de Lobos & Ribeira Brava. Then, travel up through a lush valley region to the mountain pass of Encumeada at 1007 m, with a wonderful view over the north and the south coast. Next descend to the north coast till Porto Moniz, famed for its volcanic rock swimming pools, passing through São Vicente & Seixal. Stop for lunch. From this pretty village, climb the mountains to Paúl da Serra and descend to the south-west coast till Calheta & Ponta do Sol. Finally the Cabo Girão (the 2nd highest sea climb in the world).
Full Day Excursion in Santana
What a glorious day out this is, with so many delights to see. Pico do Arieiro, which at 1810mtrs is breathtaking. Visit Ribeiro Frio, and the noted trout hatchery in addition to Santana, home to the ‘A’ framed cottages. Later follow the stunning north coast, visiting Porto da Cruz, Portela and its dramatic mountain views. See Machico, where the discoverers first landed and finally Camacha, home to the famous wickerwork warehouse. A truly delightful day out.
Meals - Lunch is not included
Availability - Every day from April until September
Half Day Walking Tour in Levada Do Norte
All year round, this is a superb walk through the landscape with rich scenery and gorgeous in the sunlight. This walk starts just after Cabo Girão, passing through the valley of Quinta Grande and Campanario. The houses are overrun with blooming dahlias and the aroma of wood fires carries elegantly in the air. Along with this Levada, you will see beautiful landscapes like as agricultural terraces, quaint and beautiful houses, and charming gardens.
Duration - 2h30
Difficulty - Easy
Distance - 7km
Availability - Friday morning
Half Day Walking Tour in Levada da Serra do Faila
Another relaxing walk along one of the beautiful levadas on the neighbourhoods of Funchal, a mixture of sea and mountains views are going to delight you. This walk starts in ‘’Caminho do Pico do Infante’’ and ends in "rochão".
Duration - 3H00
Difficulty - Easy
Distance - 8km
Availability - Thursday morning or Tuesday afternoon
Half Day Walking Tour in Maroços
Take this relaxing Levada Walk between mountains and valley’s on the area of Machico. See the contrast of the natural vegetation and the terraces producing different vegetables and fruits, in addition to the thousands of different flowers that are going to enchant you. This walk starts in Maroços and ends in Ribeira Seca.
Duration - 2h30
Difficulty - Easy/Moderate
Distance - 9km
Availability - Tuesday Morning or Thursday afternoon
Your Journey to Quintinha de São João 5* —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers can be added at the next stage of booking for an additional fee. (flight inclusive offers only).
Car Hire: Car hire can be added during the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.
The transfer time/distance between Funchal Airport & Quintinha de São João 5* is approximately 20 minutes / 20km