Ratings based on 124 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveler

Quiet restful hotel

Posted Feb 18, 2017
Pros: Quiet location, helpful staff and pretty gardens.
Cons: White sun loungers old and saggy; v uncomfortable but couldn't be replaced by brown wicker ones as 'not included in the room rate' not sure why?
Location: limited if mobility is restricted, visits to Funchal gave lots of options.
stayed with pensioner mother and wanted a quiet place with easy access to shower etc. The room was ground floor garden studio, with shower grab rails and alarm cord fitted. The nights could be a little chilly, but extra duvet and blankets were already in the room although I didn't use them. The evenings, despite there being entertainment at the far end of the complex, couldn't be heard in our rooms, so a good sleep each night. All the staff less one receptionist were exceptionally polite and helpful. (the other 3 reception staff were excellent.) The outdoor pool (1st week Feb), was a bit nippy but bearable, and the gardens lovely to walk in. The indoor pool wasn't very easy to access by an elderly person with stiff joints and the entrance to the spa is down very steep steps and a slippery sloping floor towards the pool area, so not suitable for those with restricted balance or mobility. The hotel has a free shuttle bus twice daily into Funchal to a central location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 30, 2017 by Quinta Splendida Management, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We appreciate your comments and recognition on our services. The aim of our entire team is to provide a splendid experience to all those who visit us, therefore your feedback is very important to us. We promise to continue to motivate our team in order to meet your expectations. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future. Splendid Regards
5 out of 5
by William

Lovely destination in Madeira

Posted Feb 14, 2017 on Hotels
This was probably one of the nicest hotels that we have experienced in Madeira in 5 visits during the last 10 years. From beginning to end we were treated with courtesy by all members of staff. Our apartment had great sea and mountain views and overlooked the spectacular well maintained gardens. It was spacious and comfortable with an excellent balcony. The restaurants were first class and the service in the bar was great. The bar manager was very friendly and welcoming and is a great asset to the resort. The nearby town of Canico has a superb supermarket with all items keenly priced and also has a very friendly and helpful manager. We visited one of the several restauarants and enjoyed an excellent meal with great service. If you like nice cakes and bread visit the bakery next to the supermarket...top quality. Even the weather was great apart from a couple of showers towards the end of our week. Very happy to recommend Quinta Splendida.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 30, 2017 by Dear Guest, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We appreciate your comments and recognition on our services. The aim of our entire team is to provide a splendid experience to all those who visit us, therefore your feedback is very important to us. We promise to continue to motivate our team in order to meet your expectations. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future. Splendid Regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Comfortable hotel well positioned for getting

Posted Sep 30, 2016
The hotel is located near a supermarket and local bustop, small shopping centre and post office as well as some small restaurants-makes it so very easy to get around . The hotel is so relaxing, the surroundings clean and well maintained. The flora and botanical garden, coupled with the stunning views of the sea at every turn was truly a fabulous experience. The spa is excellent bought a one day pass on my last day, only 19€ - well chilled on my return! Oh yes and the cocktails are brilliant and the service excellent! Will return again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Fabulous Hotel In Stunning Botanical Gardens

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Pros: The grounds are stunning, some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen at a hotel, every room has flowers surrounding their patio or balcony.
Cons: My only criticism of the hotel is the EUR 19 per day for the use of the Spa unless you booked a treatment.
Location: High on a hill with spectacular views of the sea and local supermarkets and restaurants in walking distance.
The hotel is situated in Canico a quiet village half way between the airport and Funchal, perfect for relaxation. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially as my suitcase did not arrive with me. There was a good choice of food, the Thai meals were the best. With a supermarket two minutes walk from the hotel you can take food to your room which has a well equipped kitchen. If you want to be away from the Funchal crowds this is the ideal place to stay!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Beautiful hotel with Fantstic Gardens

Posted May 12, 2016
This hotel is perfect for either an adult hotel stay or a self catering holiday. Plenty of food and refreshments available on the complex and lovely restaurants nearby with local supermarkets for self catering. Perfect transport links for getting into the capital Funchal and very reasonable cost if you stick to the buses. Taxis become very expensive.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by hannah o.

Lovely time

Posted Apr 16, 2016 on Ebookers
Thank you we really enjoyed our stay ,staff were very friendly pool was good ,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

3rd time and still wanting for more

Posted Nov 5, 2015
Pros: Garden, staff, food, pool, spa
Cons: Not much. Keep up the good work please :)
Location: Short taxi ride away from Funchal airport, and short bus ride away from Funchal town. There are few good restaurants around, and enough supermarkets.
This is my 3rd time to visit Splendita, this time I took my parents with me. They have deep love for gardens and they needed a holiday in warm weather, so I suggested this place. They really loved the setting of the hotel, and how friendly staff was, and how nice the room was. We stayed in garden studios this time, and had a lovely court yard view just above the swimming pool (i.e. great wifi connection, yay for me!). The room was rather freshly renovated and spacious and bright. All kitchen stuff was there with modern cooker so we made breakfast everyday. The supermarket nearby re-opened recently and had pretty good range of food etc. (they even had fresh milk!) though we still shopped in the large supermarket on top of the hill. Hotel is great for relaxing but my mother wanted to use gym and was delighted to find bicycle machine in the pool room and she could use it for free. My father enjoyed the game of pool, too. We had dinner in La Perla, the seafood restaurant within hotel, and very much enjoyed the course menu accompanied with wines. Service there was immaculate. I love the spa there, too. Had the best massage ever followed by relaxing facial, came out feeling like a million dollars!! A few, very minor negatives; They have ants. They always have them no matter which room you stay. DO make sure to put away ANY food from the worktop! They have no mug cups there. (I always bring one with me.)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Bath UK

An excellent stay

Posted Mar 8, 2015
Pros: every thing
Cons: more entertainment
Location: 20 mins on the bus from Funchal, 3 restaurants within the hotel and several in the village. Lots of organised trips for the Lavada walks and island.
Our stay in March was spent at this excellent hotel, staff were friendly and courteous ,food was of a very high standard and as we used the buffet rather than A La Carte there was always more than enough choice and quantity. We booked a 'side sea view studio' but were given a central studio with direct views over the pool and gardens of the sea, it comprised 3 rooms, a large comfortable lounge large bedroom and sizeable bathroom with a kitchen diner in the lounge area. The gardens require special note as they are so beautiful and well kept, the overall design of the hotel kept the buildings integrated with the gardens to give pleasant and unspoilt garden.We would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Madiera.There is a bus stop 100 yards from the hotel where a 2.2euro ride to Funchal can be taken about every 45mins.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel

Posted Feb 23, 2015
Pros: Amazing setting.
Cons: Staff could take more of an interest. The beds are very hard and not at all comfy. We requested a double and 2 rooms adjoining, we got twin, far away
Location: Canico is a bit forlorn, but you are quickly into Funchal. I wouldn't have liked not having a car. Driving was fairly easy.
We had a good time at the Quinta Splendida. It is a stunning place, set in an amazing botanic garden. Amazing views, amazing pool, staff were helpful. Most of the breakfast was really nice, with quite good coffee, unusual fruits and delicious home baked cakes. It is very private and a rather special place. Where it could improve; the beds were really hard, no doubles only twins; we had a child with us and were put in rooms that were in the garden and fairly far apart which was quite frightening for my son. The hotel was very full of rather dour Swiss Germans, one of whom without fail stood outside our room shouting in German every morning at 6.45am. Not the hotel's fault, but tricky nonetheless. Breakfast was of varied quality and 14 euros each - make sure you get included. We had a really poor quality and expensive dinner in one of the hotel restaurants. My partner's scabbard fish with hazelnuts, actually turned out to be scabbard fish with sour fruit of some description and didn't work at all. My gilt headed bream was rather tough. The gym was not very well maintained and there was a much better gym in the spa but you had to 10 - 19 euros extra to use it. We went in February and I don't know if we were unlucky with the weather but it was quite cold and often blowing a gale. Luckily we had wet suits, so could still enjoy the pool.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Rogier S.

Great stay in a botanical garden

Posted Feb 10, 2015 on CheapTickets
We went to Madeira for a week off-season. The hotel and the island are nicely quit off-season. The botanical garden is beautiful and a nice tease for the beauty of the rest of the island. We had a great stay with a mixture of relaxing, hiking in the mountains and along the coast, sunshine and good food and Madeira wine.