Directions to Estalagem Quintinha Sao Joao
Map & Directions
Exit the airport onto the Via Rapida towards Funchal/Camara de Lobos/Ribeira Brava. Your lights must be on at all times when using this road. 2. After passing exit 10, move into the left hand lane. This is because exit 9 is a little unusual, having one slip road to the left and one to the right. You need the left. 3. Leave at exit 9 from the left hand lane, signposted to the Hospital. 4. Follow the exit road all the way downhill to a roundabout where you should note the mileage/kilometerage reading on your vehicle´s odometer. Distances quoted later will all be relative to this datum. It is not far to the hotel and these figures will help you. 5. Take the 3rd exit from the roundabout. After 0.4km *note* the 'A Morgadina' restaurant on the left hand side. There is a small road just before it that you will be turning into a little later. Driving laws do not allow you to cross a solid white line down the middle of the road, so the following instructions will help you to do the necessary 180 degree turn safely. 6. Carry on down the hill and through a tunnel. On leaving the tunnel, immediately get into the left lane. After 1.4 km from the datum you will see a tattoo studio on the far side of a roundabout type road junction. Stay in the left through lane (not the one for the car park) and use the roundabout to reverse your direction of travel, following signs to the hospital so that you re-enter the tunnel in the opposite direction (Northbound). You need to be particularly alert here because there are several pedestrian crossings and traffic lights to be negotiated in this vicinity. You should be 1.7km from the datum when you re-enter the tunnel. 7. Stay in the right hand lane, pass the ´Hotel Sao Joao´ and be ready to take the next right after 2.6km from the datum. The Quintinha Sao Joao is 25m along this road on the right hand side. Parking is available beneath the hotel, the access road sloping down to the right immediately after the hotel main entrance.