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Quinta Perestrello
Information about and photos of the four-star hotel in Funchal, Madeira
Article added on April 7, 2012
  
The islands of Porto Santo and Madeira have been known since ancient times, but were re-discovered in 1418 and 1419 by João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira. The participation of Bartolomeu Perestrelo as one of the captains of the discovery is disputed. It is however a fact that the captain became the first governor of Porto Santo and that his daughter, Filipa Moniz, married Christopher Columbus who (re-) discovered the new world.

Quinta Perestrello was built in 1840 and is said to have belonged to descendants of Bartolomeu Perestrelo. In 1991, the quinta was turned into a hotel and a new wing was added. In 1998, it was bought by the Charming Hotels of Madeira, who later added their flagship Quinta das Vistas as well as Quinta do Monte and Quinta do Estreito to their portfolio.

Unlike the other three hotels of the group, Quinta Perestrello is a four-star property and without a restaurant. Courtesy buses bring guests to the other hotels if so desired. Quinta Perestrello offers snacks all day long and a series of restaurants and bars are just five-minutes away on foot.



With just 36 double rooms, Quinta Perestrello is the smallest property of Charming Hotels Madeira. All rooms feature oak floors, (dark brown) mahogany furniture and bathrooms with a bathtub. For once, it is nicer to stay in the new rather than in the old hotel wing, because only the rooms in the 1991-building enjoy either a balcony or a terrace.

I stayed in room 306 on the swimming pool level with my terrace being just five meters away from the pool. If you prefer more privacy, take a room on the second or third floor in the new wing.

The hotel offers a courtesy computer as well as free wifi in the lobby. I was lucky because, in room 306, my wifi worked too, although the signal was a bit weak.

Quinta Perestrello is situated a 15-minute walk on foot from the old town, the historic center of Funchal. The 3 km Atlantic promenade to the other side of the hotel is just a 10-minute walk away.

Guests at the four-star property normally are independent travelers who come here to discover the city center on foot and/or the rest of the island by car. Most people leave around 10 or 11 am and come back by 4 pm to enjoy some time and sun at the pool.

Quinta Perestrello is ideal for travelers who like a good location for a moderate price in a small hotel with a family atmosphere.

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View of the Quinta. Photos © Quinta Perestrello / Charming Hotels Madeira.


Quinta Perestrello with the old manor house on the right and the 1991-built wing with balconies and terraces on the left and on the pool level. Photos © Quinta Perestrello / Charming Hotels Madeira.


One of the 36 double rooms with oak floors and mahogany furniture. All rooms are in the same design. Rooms in the 19th century manor house offer higher ceilings, but no terrace or balcony. Photos © Quinta Perestrello / Charming Hotels Madeira.


The lobby. Photos © Quinta Perestrello / Charming Hotels Madeira.
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Breakfast on a balcony. Go for a room in the new wing where you can enjoy the view from a balcony or terrace. Photos © Quinta Perestrello / Charming Hotels Madeira.

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