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This family-owned estate centred on a mid-19th century manor house is set above Funchal with five acres of walled gardens and an attractive pool. Open to guests since 1989, it has a quiet and measured mood with loyal staff and repeat guests who appreciate its unflashy ways. Most of the spacious rooms are set in two purpose-built blocks, many with a balcony, while the numerous lounges and long corridors house a treasury of antique furniture and artworks. Some 60 per cent of guests are British who stay a week or longer, mixing excursions to Funchal and around the island with downtime in the leafy grounds. A stay here is certain to be restful while the quinta's generous meals, elegant dining rooms and genial staff create happy memories.



With its mature gardens and cordial staff, this is a peaceful and civilised spot to return to after the day's adventures.

The hotel is in its own leafy estate in São Martinho, to the west of Funchal.
By plane: there are direct flights to Madeira from London and Manchester (4 hours). The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport. Free private parking on-site.
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Style & Character

Ideal for anyone drawn to a relaxed and spacious hotel with large, walled grounds, dedicated staff and a civilised atmosphere. We love the wealth of antique furniture, rugs, paintings, china and art that adorn the corridors and public areas, especially in the elegant manor house.

Service & Facilities

We loved the cordiality, professionalism and attention to detail of the long-serving restaurant staff who anticipate your every need.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Gardens
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


The top floor Superior rooms in the main building have a good view over the grounds and city beyond. The king size beds have noticeably fine linen and, birdsong aside, the rooms are blissfully quiet with the promise of a good night's sleep.

Single, Single Superior, Double, Double Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Penthouse Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bath or shower, bathrobe & slippers, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Breakfast is a satisfactory buffet with hot dishes cooked to order plus sparkling wine, delicious apple cake and good coffee. A light lunch of tagliatelle with shrimps, served with decorum by the pool and accompanied by a glass of chilled Rocim white wine, is wonderful.

Casa Mãe: à la carte, international cuisine, afternoon tea.
Avista Navios: buffet breakfasts and dinners.
Pool Bar: drinks, snacks and light meals.

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