Ratings based on 225 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom H

Very friendly hotel . Excellent customer service

Posted May 18, 2015
Stopped here 2nd May for a week , this was our third visit , and this time took my wife's mother 78 . I could not fault the hotel , or staff , and cannot wait for our next visit,
Comment from Hotel Management
May 20, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your continuing support and for bringing your mother-in-law with you - that is recommendation in itself! It was lovely to see you and your wife again and we so hope that it will not be long before your next visit! Kindest regards Andre Barreto - General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom London

Great hotel, close to all amenities

Posted May 6, 2015
Pros: The size of the room - felt more like an apartment. It was also close to all amenities - 10 minute walk into Funchal
Cons: I can't think of much as we loved the hotel - the hotel laptop didn't seem to work very well.
Location: The hotel is a 10 minute walk into Funchal and other amenities - there was a hotel shuttle into Funchal centre as its quite hilly.
We had a huge room overlooking the gardens, quiet, private, clean, close to Funchal centre.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 11, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for you for saying the Quintinha is a "great hotel", and for taking time to post a review. Your support is much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Yours sincerely Andre Barreto General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified travelerfrom Doncaster

An oasis of peace and quiet

Posted May 5, 2015
Pros: Bright, airy, clean.
Cons: 'Madeira night' was not a success. Give that one a miss.
Location: Well situated. 20 mins walk to town although uphill on way back. If you don't want to walk reception will call you a taxi. Superb restaurants dowtown.
First time we have stayed in a hotel as small as this one. It's intimate, warm and friendly. The staff are superb. Nothing is too much trouble. Would recommend it to anyone. We will stay here again without question.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 7, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We are so pleased that you thought to try a small hotel and that you found our Quintinha to be intimate, warm and friendly. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again! - Andre Barreto - General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Nothants, UK

All round excellent small luxury hotel

Posted May 2, 2015
Pros: Little to fault - staff very helpful - pool is nice - restaurant excellent - we dined there three times - Liked Gardens and grounds
Cons: Nothing really. But see comment about the location
Location: Walking distance to central Funchal. But from the Old Town it's at least 25 mins walk and the less active may prefer to use the hotel's shuttle bus.
Marketed as 5* and in terms of facilities, quality and service it fully lives up to that standard. But just a little notch down from international premium 5* like 4 Seasons or Ritz Carlton. But that's not necessarily a bad thing as it made for a more easy going feel. We found little to fault. Style is traditional classic boutique hotel rather than "modern designer". From our experience clientele seems fairly mixed but with some bias to English seniors (but that's probably typical of Madeira). We liked the location which is walking distance from central Funchal and much closer than many of the big modern 5* hotels. But for anyone who is not fit a walk to the far end of the old town may be too much. Even for us we did not fancy walking there and back to try some of the good local restaurants in the evening. But that said you don't have to dine out as the Hotel Restaurant is really excellent. Also the walk into the old town starts by crossing a busy road and then through some slightly down at heel streets. You wont feel threatened but on the other hand don't expect a 100% picturesque walk to town. Once you get to the historic part of the city the walk is rewarded. All aspects of service were excellent and that started even before we arrived when they offered to arrange our transfer from the airport. Bar had a good deal more atmosphere than some hotel bars and it was nice to sit there before and after a meal.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 5, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay at the Quintinha de Sao Joao. We are delighted that your opinion of us was that we are an all round excellent, small luxury hotel and that you felt that we lived up to our 5 Star standard. We are most intent on your feeling at home all time which, after all is the real essence of a Madeiran “Quinta”! We are pleased that you enjoyed our location and it seems that you made the most of it and visited all the various picturesque sites of the town. We thank you also for you kind comments regarding the staff and our restaurant. Customer service and cuisine are fundamental priorities to us and we are delighted that we have succeeded where you are concerned. I will certainly share this will the rest of the team. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Quintinha before long. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great hotel, fantastic service, great staff.

Posted Apr 26, 2015
Superb hotel. The staff are the most helpful you will find anywhere.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 28, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Your words mean so much to us and thank you very much for your lovely comment. Hope to see you back soon! Kind regards, yours sincerely, Andre Barreto - General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 24, 2015
Klasse Hotel, schöner Garten, großes Zimmer, nettes Personal, zu bestimmten Zeiten kostenloser Transfer in die Stadt
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Essex

Small but perfectly formed.

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Pros: Small. personal and very comfortable. Loved the location. We didn't even mind the steep uphill walk back from town.
Cons: Tea and coffee facilities in room would be good.
Lovely hotel set up a hill away from the hotel zone but still an easy downhill walk to town. Bedrooms and public areas are very elegantly decorated. We enjoyed sitting in the bar during Happy Hour and after returning from dinner in town. The gardens were lovely and the staff too. The indoor pool area was a very pleasant are to relax for an hour or 2 on the comfortable loungers. Pool was warm too.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our location and the walk into town. We are so pleased too that you found our staff and facilities to your liking and hope very much to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Yours sincerely Andre Barreto General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom surrey U.K.

Friendly, charming Madeiran hotel

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Pros: We liked this hotel because we had what seemed to be a local experience with quality chain operational standards. Friendly but not anonymous.
Cons: We liked it for what it was.
Location: Walk down to the town and enjoy the food, wine and shopping. Go up to the top of the town on the cable car and enjoy the tropical or botanic gardens.w
We went to look at this hotel last November before we booked it. Everything we saw then was delivered when we stayed there this year. Good rooms, friendly staff, excellent levels of service and good bar and cocktails. Comprehensive menu for breakfast but as the town was so close we mostly ate there in one of the many good restaurants at lunchtime.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 15, 2015 by Andre, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. I was interested to hear that you had visited the Quintinha last November prior to booking your holiday and am delighted to hear that everything was to your liking during your stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Madeira. Yours sincerely Andre Barreto General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Scotland

Great hotel with excellent facilities

Posted Apr 6, 2015
Pros: The excellent breakfast and hotel faciltiies.
Location: Funchal is great but take the opportunity to explore the island - either by local bus or minibus tour. The mountain scenery and sea views are stunning
We loved this hotel. Slightly out of the main tourist zone but fairly close to central Funchal if you don't mind a walk. Lovely big room, two swimming pools, excellent breakfast and attractive grounds all contributed to a very relaxing holiday.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 8, 2015 by André Barreto, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for your posting your comments regarding your recent stay at the Quintinha São João. We are delighted to hear that you loved our hotel and enjoyed the facilities. We are also pleased that you had a relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 1, 2015
An excellent hotel. Better than any we have stayed at before.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 8, 2015 by André Barreto, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you for giving our hotel 5 stars and for your delightful comment that the Quintinha is better than any you have stayed in before. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Kind regards Yours sincerely André Barreto General Manager