Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden4.0 out of 5.0
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Apartment type accomodation in delightful gardens. Restaurants and bars on site and mini markets close buy for self catering or excellent restaurant in village if one needs a change of scenery. Bus outside door for trips to Funchal if not joining regular hotel shuttle bus. Local walks and interest trips also available from hotel. We liked the spa and swimming pool and the peaceful atmosphere. Just the place to unwind for a few days.
Beautiful complex but very quite staff all very helpful food was excellant with plenty choice would return again.Canico is a small town with very few bars not much nightlife has a nice cafe in middle of square where you can watch the day go by local bus service just outside complex gets you into Funchal in less than 30mins.
We stayed three nights at Quinta Splendida and enjoyed the facilities and views of the hotel. Very friendly staff. Although its outside the capital Funchal - so we were driving anytime we went anywhere, it's a great choice for a base. Spacious rooms and grounds, wonderful views of the ocean and the islands on the horizons. The hotel is full of interesting plants and vegetable gardens - even on the roofs of some of the rooms! There is a spa on the ground floor of the hotel - I found it a bit cramped, but the indoor pool was nice for a swim when it was a bit too chilly outside. Overall this is a very nice hotel, but needs a few dings fixed in the room and in the corridors. The hotel is built into the hill and needs constant care. The car park was often full in the evening but we opted to park across the road in an underground lot where it was much better than the hotel parking lot which was terribly cramped.
Stayed at this Hotel for two weeks. Good size ground floor apartment overlooking the gardens. We stayed Bed and Breakfast and the choice at breakfast was great.Friendly helpful staff in reception and dining room. Room was cleaned and towels changed daily. We didn't use the Spa or indoor pool but the outdoor pool was fine situated in the middle of the wonderful gardens.
Only stayed here one night but was impressed by the hotel and the staff. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food at dinner and breakfast was first class. The room we had was spacious with self catering facilities and a lounge area. It overlooked a swimming pool and amazing gardens. The hotel is a bit eco as it is hard to spot the rooms from some areas of the garden. There are views over the ocean from the gardens. You would need a car to stay here but it would definitely be worth it.
This was a lovely resort for the family quiet and the gardens were great. Rooms anrebasic, clean and minalistic which was great for the 9 month old. Only is let done was the lack of an indoor pool that you can use (the one in the spa can not be used unless over 6 years old), Which as the outdoor pool was a bit could meant we could swim.
Had a fantastic time. Fabulously attentive service. Great facilities & food. Rooms sizable and daily maid service/change of towels. The gardens are hugely impressive, stuffed with many varieties of plants and covering the whole site, roofs of many of the properties included. A little garden of eden!
Stayed for a week in a one bedroom apartment near the pool. Large kitchen/sitting/dining room, large bedroom, well equipped bathroom, private terrace with table and chairs plus little garden with 2 sun loungers. If I had to quibble it would be rather sparse furnishing eg no chairs in the bedroom, and a slight annoyance in having to go out to buy washing up liquid, but all in all very comfortable and quiet. The gardens were extensive and lovely to walk round with lots of flowers (end of Feb) and the pool was heated. We did not use the spa. The breakfasts were good - lots of fruit, well cooked bacon and scrambled egg, lots of good rolls and pastries and choice of jams etc. Poster in hotel advertised this at 17 euros but no sign of anyone other than residents having it. We went to the Carnival dinner which was a buffet, with dancers from the village Carnival procession we had enjoyed watching early on (Shrove Tuesday). On the whole we prefer meals cooked for us so otherwise ate out or cooked simple meals in our apartment. The hotel is well located. Wonderful bakery almost next door, open all day and evening with fresh bread and cakes and good tea and coffee (can I give that 5*+ ?) Supermarket next to that and bigger one up the hill. Two excellent restaurants in village A Central (meat) and Restaurant La Lareira (good fish and seafood). Trips can be booked through the hotel, the tour company or Pride of Madeira with office up the road. A great restful holiday.
Stayed 10 days in this beautiful place, surrounded by a fantastic private botanical garden. In view of pricelevel of Hotel-Restaurants, prefered selfcatering, which no problem since decent restaurants/Coffee shops, bakery next door! Large rooms, breathtaking views, Good Spa and pools. Kind personal.But Parking to be paid for, although modest.
Had a self catering apartment here for 7 days. The apartment had a kitchen/living area with nice balcony with a table downstairs, a wide staircase led to an open spaced bedroom and bathroom (bath/shower, bidet, toilet). A small balcony looked over the rooftop towards the sea. There are not many spare electrical plugs - except in the bathroom. Although there a large number of apartments on the site, it is not at all noticeable because the whole site is a mass of trees and flowers - unbelievably attractive. There is a nice swimming pool and a reasonable priced poolside bar. The other restaurants on site, although well regarded, are quite expensive (€30+ & €60+). Another strength of the Quinta are the quality of the staff - whether reception, cleaners, gardeners or handymen - who are all welcoming and go out of their way to add to the quality of your holiday. Two little things to illustrate this - it was my wife's birthday early on in our stay and a bottle of bubbly was left in our room; we bought a small scent pot and the chambermaid left several night lights for us to burn without any prompting from us. A small niggle - there was no salt, pepper or washing up liquid provided. Quinta Splendida is located near the centre of the town and there is a bakery, supermarket and several good restaurants close to the complex. The coast is a couple of kilometres down steep hills from the site. There are plenty of buses to catch nearby. We had a car and parked on site - costs €3.50 a day. A fantastic place to stay in Madeira.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 427 reviews