Quinta Splendida

  • Madeira, Canico

  • 4

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The Quinta Splendida is a wonderfully-restored 19th century mansion in a tranquil oasis of 30,000m² of breath-taking botanical gardens. It’s only a short distance from the small town of Caniço but with everything you need onsite, you’ll want to stay and enjoy this botanical paradise.

Beautiful botanic gardens

Is there anything more serene than an afternoon stroll in the Madeiran sun surrounded by beautiful flowers, vibrant colours and the sweet scent of tropical flora? We don’t think so and that’s why we love the Quinta Splendida. Its extensive and truly unique gardens have been a passion project for the owner for over 30 years and are classed as Botanical Gardens; a title bestowed by the Madeiran Government in recognition of the hard work and dedication gone into them. Try to spot the different species of plants; there are over a thousand varieties to see in this tropical paradise.

Delicious dining experiences

The hotel offers a great variety of restaurants and bars on-site. We love to head to the Siddhartha bar on sunny days and grab a drink and a bite to eat next to the outdoor swimming pool, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the sea views. In the evening, head to the Globe bar and choose from its extensive cocktail menu – there's live music to enjoy three times a week and more in summer. To dine, you’ll find a Thai restaurant with a variety of Asian flavours on offer as well as the Galeria restaurant which has a range of Mediterranean inspired dishes. 

Relax in one of the largest Spas on the island

Treat tired legs after a day of walking the Madeiran trails and indulge in a little TLC by heading to the hotel spa and wellness centre (available at a daily supplement for some room types). You can enjoy a variety of treatments and massages (bookable and payable locally) or take a dip in the indoor pool. There is also a whirlpool, relaxation area and our recommendation - head for the outdoor terrace and soak up those magnificent sea views.

Transfer time approx 15 minutes from Madeira airport 

Added value

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Caniço is more charming than a chocolate on a pillow. It’s much quieter than Funchal, so if you want to switch off a bit and explore the island – this is the place for you.

There’s a small square where you can have a look around the lovely shops and restaurants. Go a little further down to the coast for the promenade to get sea views and sunny bathing platforms.

Love diving and snorkelling? You’re in the perfect spot…

Water babies, walk this way 

The Garajau Partial Natural Reserve is a marine reserve that was set up to keep underwater life thriving. You’ll be dropping into crystal-clear waters to see giant manta rays and the dusky grouper – among many others. 

Pop to the top

The Cristo Rei lookout point never fails to impress – there’s the incredible view but you’ll definitely be getting your phone out for a shot of the dramatic Cristo Rei statue.

Basecamp for exploration 

Caniço makes a great base for exploring the island and having somewhere relaxing to come back to. If you get the urge to pick up the pace, you can take a quick trip to Funchal for all the perks of city living – there’s a super reliable bus which makes it easy to get to.

Make the most of the great outdoors 

There’s a huge amount of activities in Madeira so choose what takes your fancy – the Levadas walking trails, boat trips, dolphin watching, festivals, events and lots of lovely local food.

Why book a summer holiday in Caniço with Inghams?

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Caniço include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • No. of rooms: 166
  • Official rating: 4


All rooms are integrated into the botanical garden. Rooms are designed in a typical Mediterranean style and also have use of the outdoor pool, fitness room and table tennis areas. The spa is available at a supplement of approx. €22.50 per person per day for all room types but if you treat yourself to a massage (bookable and payable locally) then you can also enjoy the spa facilities for the day. Those staying in the Spa Sea View Suite have spa access included (massages and treatments are an extra charge, bookable and payable locally). All room types are also available for sole use at a supplement.

Twin Garden View Rooms are approx. 20m² with a balcony or terrace, and minibar. These rooms sleep up to 2 people. 

Garden View Studios are approx. 29m² with views of the beautiful gardens, a kitchenette, balcony or terrace. These rooms sleep up to 2 people. 

Side Sea View Studios are approx. 29m² and offer a well-equipped kitchenette as well as a balcony or terrace. These rooms sleep up to 2 people. 

One Bedroom Apartments offer side sea views and are approx. 67 m². They offer a well-equipped kitchenette as well as a balcony or terrace. These rooms sleep up to 4 people. 

Spa Sea View Suites offer a double bed and are approx. 85 – 115 m²  and offer wonderful sea views. Enjoy access to the spa as well as use of the indoor pool. These suites offer a balcony, bathrobes, tea & coffee making facilities and minibar. These rooms sleep to 2 people. 

Single Rooms, Studios and Suites are available for sole use, please call to book. 

Please note that no rooms have air conditioning. 

Bedroom facilities:

  • Bath or shower
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe (payable locally, free in spa suites)
  • TV

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 12pm

Local fees and taxes
A tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night is payable locally for guests age 13 years and over (subject to change).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes

The hotel has two accessible rooms that are available on request

Longitude: -16.8390943
Latitude: 32.650435

  • 5 minute walk from centre of Caniço
  • Pebble beach (Praia dos Reis Magos) is approx. 2.5 kilometres away
  • 7 kilometres to Funchal
  • 20 metres to bus stop
  • 25 metres to nearest supermarket

Quinta Splendida Design Spa

The hotels spa is one of the largest on the island with plenty of space to relax and unwind. (Please note that for some room types there is a charge to use the spa, payable locally) You’ll find an indoor swimming pool, relaxation and leisure areas as well as Haman treatment bed, ten treatment rooms and whirlpool. (Massages and treatments are an additional charge and are bookable and payable locally).

Botanical Gardens

The hotel has 30,000 m² of beautiful botanical gardens with over 1,000 different varieties of plants and flowers – once a week you can enjoy a guided tour of these extensive gardens (bookable and payable locally, approx. €5 per person, subject to change). You’ll find plants from all over the world here including the Dombeya from Madagascar with its beautiful pink flowers set against its evergreen leaves. Head to the sun terrace next to the Galeria restaurant to find Strelitzia, this majestic flower often nick named the bird of paradise plant is a joy to see.

Additional facilities

  • Large freshwater outdoor swimming pool (open 8am – 8pm)
  • Cardio fitness room near the outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • 5 hole putting green
  • Golf services (payable and bookable locally, own transport may be required)
  • Two bars
  • Small art gallery
  • Pool towel service
  • Parking (bookable and payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities
  • Cots are available free of charge

For breakfast you can look forward to a tasty buffet from 7.30am – 10:30am. For those on half board you can enjoy a delicious evening buffet in the Galeria Restaurant.

Galeria Restaurant

For those booked onto half board you can tuck into a Mediterranean buffet in a contemporary setting with views looking out towards the sea or dine on the large terrace. There is a variety of food on offer and most of the fruit and vegetables served at the hotel are grown on the property - its hard to get fresher than that.

Thai Lounge

Enjoy delicious and nutritious Thai cuisine featuring organic herbs and spices and great atmosphere (bookable and payable locally). 

Historic Wine Cellar

The property still has its original wine cellar and offers a weekly Madeiran wine tasting – great for immersing yourself in the history of this property (bookable and payable locally, approx. €6 per person, subject to availability).

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

The hotel may be able to cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan diets on request. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £950
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28/06/2024 - 7 nights
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