Quintinha São João is a charming, family run hotel providing a relaxing escape from the bustle of downtown Funchal.
The hotel’s forty rooms are spacious and bright and the décor has a cosy, traditional Portuguese style: there are some lovely pieces of antique furniture and artwork dotted around the hotel. The hotel is a member of the “Quintas da Madeira” – an association working to preserve Madeira’s valuable heritage: specifically, the beautiful 150-year-old manor house which sits within the grounds of the Quintinha São João and is home to the Barreto Family (owners and builders of the hotel).
We particularly love their balcony rooms, overlooking the gardens and terrace bar. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, a spa for those days when you just want a bit of pampering, and their Morgadinha restaurant is excellent. The hotel is owned and managed by Senhor André Barreto – his team are all hand-picked and it really shows: their friendly service and attention to detail make Quintinha São João one of the most welcoming hotels on Madeira.
Funchal’s centre is a fifteen-minute walk/five-minute taxi ride away – being just outside the centre, the Quintinha has a very peaceful feel (particularly in the evenings).
If you're planning to whale watch or explore Funchal, the Quintinha is an excellent option. With our guided tours, walks and biking trips, you're ideally positioned to explore the eastern end of Madeira.