Offering panoramic views of Funchal and its harbour, this Mediterranean mansion is surrounded by tropical gardens with fruit trees. The villa is decorated with antique furniture and offers sunny accommodations. With free Wi-Fi, all rooms and suites at Quinta São Gonçalo offer views of the surrounding banana trees or Atlantic Ocean. All have fresh flowers, wooden floors and a private bathroom. Breakfast is served on the veranda terrace and includes Madeiran bread and fresh fruits. Regional meals using home-grown ingredients can be served in São Gonçalo’s dining room if requested in advance. Guests can relax in the gardens or play a game of golf at the Palheiro and Santo da Serra golf courses, less than a 30-minute drive away. The centre of Funchal is a 10-minute drive from the quinta. The owners can arrange car rentals and airport shuttles to Madeira Airport, 12 km away. Free parking is available, and a bus stop with connections to Funchal’s centre is 50 metres away.
A fabulous and very impressing house with a beautiful and well kept garden.The Quinta and its rooms are in an excellent condition with a luxurious atmosphere. Sitting on the loggia of the "superior room" or on the terrasse opens a splendid view over Funchal and its harbour and when having breakfast, one could stay there for hours. Staff is very helpful and friendly. The owner of the Quinta came by every morning in order to see whether everything was fine. There is one good and one excellent restaurant in walking distance with mostly native guests so there is no need to go to Funchal for taking meals and this avoids having to visit the touristic oriented restaurants in Funchal.
The walk to Funchal is only 25 minutes but uncomfortable because one must walk on streets with no side-walk. However, this is the price you must pay in consideration for staying in a location outside Funchal that offers more personal atmosphere than a hotel. In any case, bus connections are good and if you have a car, it is only 10 minutes to Funchal that offers good parking possibilities.
Very nice, comfortable and clean with a beautiful breakfast served on a patio overlooking the port at Funcal. The owner was friendly, helpful and resourceful.
It's close to a noisy street.
It provided excellent service with a friendly owner. Most suited to a quiet break for couples.
Nothing at all!
Spacious room with wonderful views over Funchal and the harbour.
Exceptionally narrow bed (in the the very big room). Barking dogs and loud neighbours disrupted much of the expected tranquility. There is only one restaurant in the neighbourhood. The walk into Funchal is only some 25 minutes, but unpleasant un the narrow road on which peaple drive way too fast. Owner only accepted cash payment (credit card machine had not arrived...) and returned no receipt. Didn't promote a very serious impression.
Excellent place for people who want to stay outside the touristic district and who don't like huge crowded hotels. Fantastic atmosphere and dedicated customer service. Beautiful view over Funchal. Walking distance to the restaurants area in Funchal about 20 min and 30 back.
Beautiful gardens and a stunning view over the harbour. Very friendly, helpful owners and staff. Quiet and calm.
lovely location, friendly staff
Although bus stopped virtually outside, buses were irregular with big gaps in evening. It is possible to walk into Funchal but not a pleasant walk (30mins)