Quinta da Bela Vista – Madeira
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Free shuttle to Funchal takes only 15 minutes
- Drinks from the terrace bar are served with spectacular views of the island’s capital, Funchal
- Fine dining menu changes daily
- Five-acre botanical gardens wrap around the property
- Littered with European antiques from the family collection
What To Know
- Free shuttle operates Monday to Saturday; on Sundays it’s a $6 cab ride into town (each way)
- Family-owned and run since 1989
- Outbuildings are connected by a cobbled walkway
- Junior Suites and the à la carte restaurant are housed separately, in the original manor house
- No spa, but there’s an on-site gym, sauna and Jacuzzi overlooking the pool
- Slopeside seclusion; there are very few shops, restaurants or bars in the immediate vicinity
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Quinta da Bela Vista – Madeira in Funchal, you’ll be near the bay and close to Barreiros Stadium and Botanical Garden. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Maderia Congress Center and CR7 Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 89 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and an arcade/game room. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The hotel was magnificent. Spectacular gardens to enjoy in the daytime and tastefully lit in the dark. Our room had amazing views overlooking flowering trees and swimming pool. It was clean, spacious and comfortable, with a lovely leafy balcony. The service at reception and in the dining room was impeccable, and the ambience was one of luxury and traditional attention to detail. The 5 course evening meals suited us very well, and we loved the pianist playing each night. We felt the whole stay was restful and calming, because the staff were discrete, yet extremely obliging and efficient.
If you're looking for peace and quiet then this excellent hotel, set in a tropical garden, is the one for you. Having said that, the garden could really do with some attention to bring it up to five-star status - beds need tidying and re-planting and the pond is full of green weed! There is an attractive pool area with lovely views over Funchal. The owner clearly knows his antique furniture because wherever you look in the public rooms you will see exquisite pieces, all perfectly placed. These are complemented with beautiful paintings and rugs. It all goes to preserve the charm of this hotel built around the original manor. Our bedroom was fine, if a little ordinary and needing an upgrade to merit the five-stars. We would normally book bed and breakfast, preferring to sample the many different restaurants available in Funchal, but on this occasion decided on half board and we weren't disappointed. An inventive and delicious 5-course set dinner was different each evening. The service in the restaurant is impeccable, but not in a stuffy way. If you like a stroll after your dinner, however, you won't get one here as there is absolutely nowhere to stroll to! The staff throughout the hotel are delightful, friendly and extremely helpful. We enjoyed our stay in this well run and comfortable hotel which, with a few tweaks, would certainly warrant it's 5-star rating.
The hotel is excellent in every respect. Set in extensive gardens makes it a very relaxing place. The staff are fully committed to service and couldn't do more to help. The food and rooms are also first class. We would stay there again without hesitation.
Excellent hotel, fantastic food and very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful gardens
around the hotel. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again. There is an hotel mini bus which takes you into Funchal.
This property is one of the oldest in Funchal and is in a fantastic location with a wonderful pool and superb gardens. The biggest asset this property has would be the amazing staff that are incredibly kind thoughtful and attentive. The hotel caters for a considerable number of elderly clients that have returned for years a testimony to the hotels service levels. The food in the restaurant whilst using high quality ingredients is frankly just bland sadly but that's what the majority of the clients want, the breakfast is fantastic. The best rooms have been recently refurbished with wooden floors modern USB points and this is happening throughout the hotel some of the older rooms are rather tired stained carpets faded by the sun chipped bathrooms and need of an update which is happening.
Book the shuttle bus early as much in demand first thing in the morning.