Madeira is known for its quintas, or farms, that were once the estates or homes of wealthy residents of the island. Many of these quintas are still in existence as private homes, and some have been turned into hotels or inns. The most incredible quinta hotel, comparable to none, is the gorgeous Quinta Da Casa Branca on the outskirts of Funchal.
This absolutely stunning property is an oasis just minutes from the city. Comprised of a modern, glassy wing and a traditional Portuguese manor house, the hotel offers guests a perfectly juxtaposed architectural moment, set in gardens that can rival any other garden around the world.
This boutique hotel is intimate and quiet. The quinta, which is essentially the glass modern wing of the hotel, offers garden rooms that face the expansive lawns and have walkout grassy terraces perfect for morning coffee or to curl-up with a good book.
The manor house, once the private home of Madeira wine merchants, is stately and old-world – offering suites that are private and near the fantastic pool surrounded by banana trees.
There are only 5 suites in the manor house, so it feels more intimate and tucked away.
On property, guests can enjoy the gardens along with a health club, spa, pool area and fantastic dining room, which is located in the manor house.
. In fact, the dining room is one of the best tables on the island and showcases the local cuisine beautifully.
Dinner here is a “must” and will be a treat in both taste and service. You can choose to sit inside or outside on the terrace overlooking the lawn.
Quinta Da Casa Branca is comfortable, chic and elegant – a perfect choice for those looking for understated luxury that makes an impression but in a more low-key way.
Rooms are beautiful, comfortable and equipped with all that is needed for an unforgettable stay – and the staff will do everything in their power to ensure your comfort as well.
The food served during any meal, especially dinner, will make you not want to leave the hotel for a meal for the duration of your stay. There’s not much this hotel does short of perfect.