A romantic and historic boutique retreat with gorgeous gardens, sensational views and attentive service.
Quinta da Casa Branca is set in exquisite botanical gardens with a large banana plantation, and has been a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World for more than a decade. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, the award-winning glass architecture integrates beautifully into the natural environment and highlights the wonderful garden views. This charming hotel dates back to the mid-19th Century when the renowned wine-producing Leacock family first planted the gardens, and it’s a refreshing alternative to more modern hotels.
Spend an afternoon enjoying a revitalising spa treatment, or just wandering the superb gardens. Nestled amongst pretty bougainvillea, you’ll find the freshwater pool and the elegant Garden Pavilion restaurant; it was built using glass, wood and green marble, and is a peaceful spot for buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and afternoon tea. The Manor House is at the front of the property, with six luxurious suites and The Dining Room; it has an al fresco terrace where you can indulge in delicious à la carte and table d’hôte meals for dinner. There’s also Casa da Quinta Bar & Restaurant, a great spot for a more informal bistro dinner.
Twin Garden View Rooms are on the ground floor with a terrace opening onto the gardens. Double Premium Rooms have a balcony or terrace and marble bathroom with separate bathtub and walk-in shower. There are two luxurious Suites in the main building with a more spacious balcony, separate living room and whirlpool bath. The six Manor House Suites are in the elegant Manor House building, which has antique furniture, paintings and tapestries from the owners’ private collection. Each of these has been individually decorated with different architecture and has a lounge and balcony or terrace.
In a quiet location, a short drive from the centre of Funchal and a 10-minute walk from the Lido and promenade with beach access
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Quinta da Casa Branca is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 8th in the Top 25 Hotels in Portugal category for 2020.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 24 Dec-03 Jan and 01 Apr-12 May. Minimum age 13 in Manor House Suites. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve Gala Dinners for guests staying on Half Board, supplements apply. Due to its setting on an old garden estate, steps and uneven pathways, this hotel is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
49 rooms and suites
• Enjoy a leisurely half-hour downhill stroll to explore Funchal, then take a taxi* back.
3 restaurants, bar
Breakfast at the Garden Pavilion restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £38 • Breakfast at the Garden Pavilion restaurant • Dinner at The Dining Room.
*Denotes local charge