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Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we arrived our room wasn't quite ready which meant we had to sit by the pool sipping beer (actually my wife had a cocktail). This was great because it forced us to slow down and really look at the grounds and gardens which were lovely. The staff were very obliging and spoke fluent German and English as well as Portugese. Breakfast was gorgeous with the choice of sitting inside or as we did every day, outside in the sunshine. We didn't have any other meals at Quinta as it seemed a bit pricey but there were several really excellent restaurants nearby. We spent a day in the spa and emerged max-massaged and relaxed ready for a swim in the outdoor pool. I would definitely go back.

We enjoyed our stay in Quinta Splendida. The hotel is very cosy, the garden is wonderful. If you travel with toddlers don’t miss the playground in front of the hotel close to Cafe do Jardim. Try also the coffee at the Cafe do Jardim.

Beautiful setting. Grounds clean and well kept. Units cleaned daily. No microwave and stove/oven very basic but certainly met our needs. Small grocery around the corner and much larger one with fresh seafood and bakery a 10 minute walk away. There is a cab stand in front of large store and ride back to resort around 3 euro. We did not eat onsite but found 2 good restaurants in easy walking distance. We did not book any day tours from the resort as we had pre booked from other companies that picked up and dropped off at resort. The on site spa is worth a visit. Loved the Island of Madeira. Only reason I did not give sleep quality a perfect score is the mattresses were too firm for my taste- but than is really nit picking. Resort at night was quiet- no noise problems. This was one of my best timeshare experiences in Europe.

A beautiful resort, impeccably clean, set in acres of botanic gardens with salad and vegetables grown for use in the restaurants. Apartment cleaned every day with fresh towels. Large outdoor swimming pool, two bars in addition to restaurants and spa. The food taken a la carte in the main Galleria restaurant was exceptional and would rival top restaurants across the world. It was so good we took dinner every night in this restaurant. Good menu with lots of local as well as international dishes beautifully presented. Dinner for two with a minimum of 2 courses with wine and coffee cost less than 60 euros per night. RCI timeshare members get 15% discount on dinner taken a la carte. Don't forget to ask for more vouchers in reception for each day. Breakfast was expensive at 17 euros each and so we only had one breakfast and then did our own all the other days using the supermarket just up the road 100m to the village centre. The fruit they stock is just wonderful. Also recommend the café and bakery before the supermarket which was amazing and try resisting their cakes. All in all a first class resort on a beautiful island, which I would recommend. We had a car and so getting about was not a problem, but I understand there is quite a good bus service with a stop just outside the resort and of course taxis literally just outside. The only negatives were as a an RCI timeshare member we had to pay 129 euros for a utility charge to cover water and electricity charges, which I thought were a bit steep and also they actually charge you to park a car overnight when you are staying at the resort. The charge was just under 4 euros a night.

Madeira is not just for old people. For keen walkers the scenery and flora are just stunning. Imagine six feet tall dandelions. Some of the walks are gentle strolls along the levada irrigation canals, others are really tough with steep climbs and precipitous edges. We recommend guided walks, it's fun to be in an international group and the guides are full of interesting information. Quinta Splendida is a splendid hotel set in its own botanical garden, a paradise of exotic trees and plants. Rooms are mostly mini apartments with cooking facilities, although with three dining areas breakfast and dinner are excellen. It's a twenty minute bus ride down to Funchal with a bus stop outside the hotel. The local village Canico has shops and restaurants, and a local office for booking walks and other tours.

We stayed in side sea view studio for four nights and wished we could stay longer. We loved our spacious room with beautiful garden and sea view. The garden is lovely and well looked after by gardeners. We were very happy with our room, but there were even better rooms with specutacular full sea view. We thought Breakfast was nice and fresh. All staff are nice and friendly, especially Marcio at reception are always very cheerful, friendly and helpful. There’s only one thing, we’d like tea and coffee in a room, but this is only a small matter as we brought our favorite tea from home. This hotel is very eco friendly, that’s another thing we like. There’re a lot of things to do and see in Madeira, but also you can enjoy just relaxing at one of the best spa in Island and admire wonderful view of sea and garden. Highly recommend to anyone. We’ll certainly stay here again. A Sellick

Such a nice place. Beautiful gardens, lovely apartments and rooms of all sizes, loved the spa, great outdoor pool, close to amenities like cafes, supermarket, post office, bus stop. Would certainly return.

Beautiful hotel set in a botanical garden setting with sea views. Great staff and fantastic food. Would highly recommend. Our room had a small kitchen area with fridge ... great for wine and cheese. Room felt very private and the hotel was not a concrete tower which made of feel more comfortable. Very good facilities in the hotel and shops and restaurants nearby.

Unfortunately, the quality of service and attitude of staff have give me a very poor impression of what could be a very nice hotel, set in lovely gardens. To explain we booked an apartment room with a balcony or terrace; I love outdoor space and would not book a holiday without it. On arrival however no such room was available so we had to move into a unsuitable room, and relocate at noon on the following day, wasting our time and energy. Apology or recompense from the hotel; none. Tonight, we tried to get a coffee at 10pm, after walking back from dinner. The bars should be open until 10:30, according to reception when we arrived, and the 'welcome' presentation. In reality both were completely closed by 10. The reception staff then denied them bring open until 10:30 until I pointed out the information sheet on the wall; inept or economical with the truth? This is also the only hotel, spa or otherwise, I have stayed in where guests have to pay to use the indoor pool. €10 per day. Will I visit again? No

I really enjoyed as a single traveller my two week stay at the Quinta Splendida hotel. My room was very spacious and up to date with a good size TV. The kitchenette area was very well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. My balcony overlooked the wonderful botanical gardens at the hotel. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and all spoke very good English and were always helpful. The restaurants were wonderful with a lovely colour decor and the choice and quality of food on offer at the buffet was really plentiful and the standard of the food was really excellent. A full English breakfast was also available. The hotel botanical gardens were incredible with a host of paths to walk down and the outside pool was heated and a very good size to swim in with lovely seating areas around it with a great pool side bar and restaurant area. The spa was incredible with wonderful facilities to relax in. The indoor pool was heated with lovely surroundings with beds to relax on. An outside sun terrace was also within the spa terrace to use and a choice of wonderful flavoured teas were on offer to choose from included in the spa price. I had an anti-stress massage as well, which I can fully recommend to everyone. Overall, this hotel was a joy to stay at as a single traveller and I was made to feel extremely welcome. The hotel sat in the centre of the town, close to all the amenities of shops and restaurants etc. The free hotel courtesy bus would take you in and out of Funchal from Monday to Friday when booked in advance. I have no doubt in recommending this hotel for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. I was very impressed by everything and will always be looking to return again. Leesen from Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom.

Estrada Ponta Da Oliveira, 11 Canico

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Ponta da Oliveira, Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden is within 2 miles (3 km) of Reis Magos Beach. This 4-star hotel has 166 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Located in central Canico, the hotel is also near Palheiro Gardens and Madeira Stadium.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including La Perla, which specializes in international cuisine. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


All 166 rooms feature balconies, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and phones.

Property features

Guests of Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Self parking is available for EUR 3.5 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 510 reviews