Quinta Da Casa Branca5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed on a B&B basis. Pleased with room quality (in modern block) and breakfast choice. Gardens are stunning even in January. Located in Funchal but away from centre. Good promenade to next town along the coast nearby. Excellent restaurants close by or in the centre of Funchal. Kept very clean and to a high standard.
It is undoubtedly a beautiful setting; the gardens are stunning, each tree and plant is identified as to what it is and its origin, a true delight for the tree and plant 'huggers'... We enjoyed a ground floor Premium room (from the website I wasn't sure what we were getting), spacious room with good sized bathroom, sofa and easy chair, complimentary mini bar for soft drinks, fresh fruit etc everything you would expect. the terrace leading out to the gardens had a twin sunbed (fixed i.e. it could not be moved around the terrace) and chair, both very comfortable and getting the sun from about 3 to 6pm. The 'Standard Rooms' get the sun in the morning although some guests moved their beds on to the lawns which seemed allowable. The two restaurant areas were very nice, we did not eat in the Manor. The Garden Pavilion (breakfast & lunch) has about 10 tables outside which were always popular so be prepared to eat breakfast indoors some days; lunch times were less popular so outside tables not a problem. Breakfast was okay, we have enjoyed better selections (cooked and continental) elsewhere. Lunch time (light) meals were very good. Two pool areas, one for adults only (but there were no children staying anyway) and the larger pool, Adequate number of very comfortable sun beds, umbrellas and plenty of towels provided. It was hot when we were there; no pool side drinks facility so to get anything involved pressing a (wireless) button on the small tables provided with the sun beds. Problem was not every table had a button and I don't think they all worked....we survived though! Finally the service was exemplary throughout, all day,every day and everywhere. Outside the hotel good places to eat abound between the hotel and the town. Depending upon your route into town it can be quite steep in parts and it is 20 - 25 minutes (leisurely) walk to the marina and another 5 - 10 minutes into the old town area. A taxi back is between 6 - 10 Euros depending upon your 'launch point'.
Wow, what a find. Where to start... impressive architecture (old and new), beautiful tropical gardens, wonderful food (vegetarian husband treated like a king!), super staff. Everything we love - quiet and stylish. We've found paradise! Can't wait to return, hopefully, next year!
The staff were exceptional. We enjoyed an invitation for aperitifs in the Manor House and felt very welcome and special. Sitting outide for breakfast was a pleasure and a great start to the day.We appreciated the fruit in our room, some we didn't recognise. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and we hope to return.
Rarely does one end up in the perfect place if searching for comfort and quiet after a day's hiking. The Quinta da Casa Branca is magical. The property is beautiful and very well laid out. The rooms (premium, with sun lounger) are of great design, spacious, and well kept. The service is impeccable, everyone is very friendly and goes out of their way to make your stay a good one. From beginning to end we could not once point at something something we did not like. Only one night out of 6 did we go elsewhere for dinner, the rest of our time we just enjoyed being pampered "at home" at the Quinta da Casa Branca. Note that this is not the right place for people who want to hang out at a hotel bar and party all night, but just perfect if in search of privacy, tranquility and total luxury. Compliments to the whole team!
We stayed at the Quinta da Casa Branca for two weeks from the 14/08/17. This hotel is ideal if you are wanting a quiet relaxing holiday. With this being our first time in Madeira we where obviously apprehensive of what we where to find . We shouldn't have worried in the slightest. We had found a little piece of paradise. The hotel is set at the top of a hilly road but we found walking into the Lido of Funchal old town a pleasant walk and always got a local taxi back to avoid the up hill walk. The rooms are pleasant and have lovely individual outside areas which can make late afternoon sun bathing a relaxing experience . The bar has a happy hour which is between 6-7pm which was very good and although we didn't eat in the restaurants only due to the fact that we had previously viewed a number of restaurants we wanted to try in the local area, we where told the food in the hotel was good. We spent most of our time around the adult only area which is set in front of the manor house and we found this a piece of total tranquillity. This hotel and staff go out of their way to make your stay memorable and the biggest compliment I can pay to this hotel is the fact that we booked another 2 weeks whilst we where there for 2018. There is one point I would like to raise for the hotel to consider to make the rooms perfect and that is the lack of a mirror in the main bedroom area made getting ready on an evening a little more difficult . Looking forward to seeing this beautiful hotel again in 2018
Top hotel in a top location with top staff. Came to Madeira for a wedding and fell in love with the place. Lovely hotel in a lovely quiet location but was still within walking distance of Funchal centre. Greta bar, great breakfast room and stunning main A la Carte Restaurant. All staff were very warm and friendly and I think that is true for all Madeirans, great service too. Didn't want to leave and will definitely be going back soon!
My husband deemed it his favorite hotel upon departure. It was not easy to leave. So quiet, so relaxing and so close to the center of Funchal. Our room was clean and had all we needed with a great second story view over the impeccable gardens. I could have spent hours just lounging in the garden but so much to see on Madeira. Staff was great but a special shout out to Antonio at the bar for super friendly service and great conversation. I battled with myself between a hotel with an ocean view and this lovely Quinta. I made the right choice and look forward to a return visit.
It was a priviledge to stay at this lovely hotel, the staff were very welcoming and it was clean and everything was looked after to a very high standard. As well as the main al a carte restraunt you can also eat a range of snacks and main meals in the restaraunt in a less formal and less expensive basis. this is a great benefit and the 3 course madeiran winr menu is an excellent choice. The hotel is in an excellent location just a short walk from a number of good restaraunts and if you like football is only 5 mins walk from the Maritimo stadium. We had an excellent stay!
Set in the most beautiful gardens where there is complete tranquility. No rush for sunbeds. Always beds available. Small and special where all the staff were very helpful. Loved this hotel and hope to return at some point.
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95% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 906 reviews