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Quinta Da Casa Branca

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is set in luxuriant grounds with pleasant walks amongst tropical plants. Quiet, excellent service and two heated pools set in relaxing surroundings. Buffet breakfast was more than ample. The only minor complaints are the inadequate parking for car hire, and walking uphill back to the hotel from the town or restaurants.

Stayed here for a long (birthday) weekend. Surprise cake and bubbles were one of the many great things about this place. Very peaceful and tranquil. Great pools set in luscious colourful gardens. Very friendly and helpful staff. Couldn't fault anything.

Just returned from a week at the Quinta da Casa Branca. What a beautiful place, amazingly well kept gardens with all trees, plants, shrubs etc labelled with name and country of origin making for a very interesting walk around the grounds. Room was absolutely fine, clean, spacious, comfortable and very quiet. Food was of a very high standard with lots of choice for breakfast and dinner in the Manor House a real treat. Every member of staff we came across was extremely well trained, friendly, helpful and seemed to genuinely want to make our stay a good experience, which it was. Only 49 rooms so nice and quiet and no battling for sunbeds (each room has their own), much better than the other huge hotels, previously stayed at The Royal Savoy, lovely but too busy. Perfect location. When I return to Funchal, I will not consider anywhere else to stay. Great job done by ALL the staff.

The peaceful garden setting of this lovely hotel is a welcome retreat. I have no Idea how they keep the noise out as it is fabulously located walking distance from many great restaurants, is close to the hop on hop off tour bus route and the very centre of town is an easy 20 minute walk. The rooms are huge and comfortable, each with a terrace or balcony to the garden. Only two stories high, but I think they look a bit like pigeon lofts when everyone is on their sun lounger! The staff are excellent and will solve any problem you may have. We had several challenging things for them to sort out for us, from broken down car, to medical issues, to leaving my purse in a taxi. They fixed it all with minimum fuss. The main restaurant in the manor house is very good and Delia the manager is a star. You meet her at breakfast too. Breakfast has everything you could want and they know how to poach an egg. The pools were thankfully quiet and I enjoyed my swim. I also had a great massage, although this was not from their regular therapist. The hotel was hard to fault, but I thought the bar to be disappointing. Too quiet and the food was only ok. The room service food was not the best either. Other than that just wonderful.

We stayed at the hotel for a week and were very impressed - the room was beautiful with its own outdoor space and sun loungers, comfy beds and bathroom. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens that are tended to daily, and all the plants are labelled so you can see what they are. The garden was more impressive than the botanical garden tourist site! The service was also exemplary. Our bags were brought to our room on arrival, we got an Easter egg on Easter Sunday, and welcome drinks from the hotel manager. Staff at breakfast were happy to take local fruit we bought at the market and prepare it for us. The breakfast buffet was fresh and delicious every morning. An added surprise was a birthday cake on my birthday at breakfast - without me or my wife telling hotel staff it was my birthday - a lovely touch. Wonderful place, food and service, would definitely recommend to all.

First impressions excellent on arrival. Hotel staff were very polite and professional. The standard of the rooms and facilities were to a high standard throughout. The gardens in the hotel are beautiful and maintained to the highest standards. Breakfast saw an excellent array of fresh foods that would cater for every taste. There are also very good spa and gym facilities. We enjoyed a massage on our final day. Sadly we only stayed for 1 week. But we wish it could have been longer. It is such a peaceful place to stay. If you are looking for a place to stay in Madeira then you need look no further. We would return again without hesitation.

We had 9 nights here in a premium room and loved every one of them. Very comfy bed, large room with double sun bed on the balcony and lovely views of the large tranquil garden. Breakfast was sublime with all the choice you could want, hot food cooked fresh to order. Staff were attentive without being fussy, a really great place to stay if you want to spoil yourself and enjoy being spoilt.

The Hotel is set in exceptional gardens on a hill. We knew we were on to a winner when stating our destination to the Taxi driver at the airport and he told us we had chosen one of the best Hotels on the Island. On arrival our check -in was good with very pleasant and helpful staff. The accommadation is mainly in a long modern sigle story block and each bedroom has its own patio and grassed area with two sunloungers. There are also other rooms in two other blocks and in the Manor House. In the evening between 6-7pm there is a happy hour in the bar when drinks are half price then the food is served at 7pm. You should book a table with Reception for the evening meal. We particularly enjoyed the taste of Madeira menu, three courses with wine with each course for 36 Euro per person. Our only disappointment was that this menu did not change all week. We would have liked a set menu each night. You can get room service for an additional charge of 7 euro if required. Breakfast is served in a lovely room near the pool from 7.30am to 10.30am, there is also some seating outside. The breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented. The selection of fresh fruit is amazing and they also have an extensive Menu you can order from which includes eggs and other hot options. Everything is delicious and it is very temptingand it is easy to over indulge.This Hotel has a Spa and Gym. The large swimming pool, which is heated, has sunloungers and towels and poolside showers and toilets, a very pleasant area.You can also order snacks/lunch by the pool. The Hotel is a twenty minute walk into town which is okay going down but we jumped into a taxi for a ride back up for 6 to 10 Euro. We also got a 5 day yellow bus pass, use the vouchers in Hotel Madeira guide book for twenty five per cent off. We paid 18 Euro each for the five day ticket and travelled to all the yellow bus destinations/attractions and back and forth to our Hotel. Great value for money. As you come out of the Hotel turn left and go down the Hill for more Restaurants and buses (including the yellow bus). This is where the majority of Hotels in Funchal are located. We loved the tranquility of our Hotel set in beautifull gardens, an oasis of peace and quiet in a busy area. Thank you Quinta da Casa Branca for a lovely enjoyable stay which was made perfect by your exceptional staff. They are all very hard working and dedicated, always there to help, they are very polite and friendly and extremely efficient. If we ever return to Madeira we would love to stay with you again.

I stayed at both this hotels and its sister hotel Jardins do Lafo during the same holiday so here a direct comparison. This hotel has an excellent city centre location but is surprisingly quiet. Premium rooms were very nice. Bedroom area wasn't as big as JDL but the bathrooms were better as they had a separate shower. Gardens were lovely but slightly edged out by JDLs. I didn't like the breakfasts at this hotel and thought they were more suited to the germans and scandinavians who seemed to make up the bulk of the visitors when we were there. The breakfasts were much better at JDL. The service also seemed a bit disorganised at this hotel too. I did like the fact that this hotel has formal and casual dining in different parts of the hotel. Didn't try the formal dining but tried the casual dining a couple of times. It was nice but not exceptional. Going back this year so will try the formal dining in the manor house. Unlike JDL this jotel has an outside bar which was great for pre and post dinner drinks. Lovely to sit outside on a walm September evening. The pool area is better at JDL. Its bigger and the service is superior at JDL. The staff there walk around the pool periodically taking orders for drinks and food. There are supposed to be buzzers at this hotel to call for food and drinks but none of them work so you have to trek back to the bistro to order. Might seem trivial but I'm super lazy on holiday and like to have pool service. Also, when we did order drinks they took ages to appear. Again, the staff at the bistro didn't seem that organised. There is also a problem at this hotel with sunbed hogging which I've never seen happen at JDL. We were only there for 4 days but I saw many guests putting towels out early morning and then not showing up until late afternoon. Pet hate of mine and a big No no. Staff should not allow this to happen and remove the towels if the beds aren't occupied within 45 minutes - but then there are no staff at the poolside so I guess that's why the germans are allowed to get away with it. Bed hogging did not happen at JDL. Either hotel would provide a great holiday. We're going back later this year so we'll see if the pool service has improved and whether the hotel have taken note of the sun bed hogging issue.

Quinta Casa Branca is a real find and is listed as 'one of the best small boutique hotels in the world' . Set within stunning gardens the old manor house is fused with very modern accomodation areas. This hotel has won a number of awards for its architecture and they are well deserved. The rooms ( I am told 49 in total)are spacious and of a high standard. The hotel is fastidiously clean and the staff extremely attentive. The true mark is would I go back ? the answer is a most definitely Yes. And when faced with a problem the staff will go that extra yard to resolve it for you The hotel is based near to the 'Lido area 'and slightly up a hill. A 20 minute stroll will take you towards and into the old town, To eat here is at 'the expensive end ' of Funchal prices but the quality is good. Breakfast is varied and very nice. There are some very nice restaurants nearby...the Central Grill is a must and is situated next to the Football Stadium a 10 minute walk up the hill and a 5 minute walk back down the same hill !!...The restaurant to avoid is the one with the Parrot on the door...very poor fare...and not a lot cheaper than the hotel. There is also a fantastic patisserie and coffee house just outside the door I believe its called 'Moments'.. well worth a visit. There is also a supermarket (albeit on the small side for any essential supplies!!) If there is a criticism it would be around the breakfast time. The breakfast area is small and the tables outside too few for the number of guests who wish to breakfast enjoying the sun and stunning views. We actually did see some guests waiting for others to finish before pouncing into their seats before they had walked a yard !!...If I was to make a suggestion I would open the bar patio immediately next door and serve coffee there after people have eaten.. thereby freeing up some tables and allowing others to sit outside....either that or you need to turn up really early or really late... note that they do stop serving at 10:30 am so best not make it too late!! A handy hint....when in the bar buy the bottle of wine...it can be expensive by the glass ...and the bar closes at midnight in case you are after a nightcap!!

Rua Casa Branca 7 Funchal

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Quinta Da Casa Branca places you within a short walk of Barreiros Stadium and within a mile (2 km) of Madeira Casino. This 49-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Located centrally in Funchal, it's also close to Botanical Garden and Monte Palace Gardens.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: The Dining Room specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and serves dinner; Garden Pavilion offers relaxing garden views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 49 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.


Property features

Guests of Quinta Da Casa Branca have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a health club. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 990 reviews