A favourite of ours for many years, Monte is ten minutes from the centre of Funchal but feels like another world. Funchal is a bustling busy town whilst Monte is an oasis of calm. Often visited, this village is surrounded by gardens and has a beautiful church at its heart and this lovely Quinta.
It is believed that the climate at Monte has therapeutic qualities, true or not the atmosphere definitely lends itself to relaxation as does the Quinta with its traditional elegant style.
Connected to the main house is a new building where you’ll find the lovely restaurant and its ‘winter garden’ conservatory area, a delightful spot for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Dinner is waiter service in the restaurant. Guests can also use the facilities at sister hotels Quinta do Estreito, das Vistas and Perestrello, including exchange dining, with the choice of four other restaurants including a free shuttle transfer.
Accommodation is in 36 good sized attractively furnished twin bedded standard rooms, two larger Superior rooms and four Suites that have a separate sitting room. All rooms have a balcony, air-conditioning, cable TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, free safe and some rooms inter-connect. Guests in Suites can enjoy free soft drinks and beers in the mini-bar on arrival (not replenished).
The original Quinta is where you’ll find comfortable lounge areas, a library, a games room and the cocktail bar, ideal for meeting fellow guests over an aperitif. There is also a gym for a little exercise, a covered heated swimming pool set in the hotel’s grounds and a Jacuzzi will also help to keep guests trim. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.
The Quinta do Monte, is an ideal place to start a levada walk, arrange horse riding or experience two of the three different ways of getting to and from Funchal: the traditional toboggan ride in a basket over cobbled streets or the modern cable car which is located moments from the Quinta and takes you directly to the old town area of Funchal (a great way to view the sights). The third way, only slightly more mundane is by road. There is a courtesy bus to town and sister hotels everyday, except bank holidays and Sundays. There is also a second cable car to take you to the Botanical Gardens.
This lovely Quinta is a firm favourite with our clientele.
We include a private taxi transfer – approx. 25 minutes.
at a glance
42 rooms & suites
All accommodations have:
- Cable TV
- Free safe
- Some rooms inter-connect