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
We booked this through a special offer online, hoping that it would be ok - well, it was excellent. The hotel is clean and comfortable, the rooms are spacious, and it's a real oasis in Funchal.
It's a five minute shuttle bus ride from the centre of town, which is really a very minor inconvenience, when you sent it against the amazingly beautiful gardens and the peace and quiet !
I don't think we spoke to any other guests while we were there who experienced any intrusive noises at all.
The food was pretty good too - there's a five course menu every night, and in the ten nights we were there there wasn't a single dish repeated. The wines are good too - even the 'by the glass' ones. Breakfast is very varied and also good quality.
By far the best feature of the Hotel though is the staff. Too many examples of great attentive service to mention, Reception, Ground Staff and so-on, but the restaurant Head Waiter and his staff were really good. I must particularly mention Sonia though - we really missed her on her days off, but she is so great at service with a smile and even a laugh. She also speaks (like most of them) really good English - no problem with languages at all.
We will be back there again.
We had a wonderful relaxing trip here in October and the weather was hotter than expected. This hotel is a beautiful haven for peace and quiet. If you are looking for tranquillity, with a lovely room and pool, beautifully kept gardens, great food and wonderful service then this place is perfect. Most of the clientele while we here were over 50 and there is no loud music or noisy activities. A wonderful traditional piano player played in the bar some nights. There were plentiful towels and sun beds, and the discreet staff put more out if more people came to the pool area. It was never crowded. The pool was a little on the chilly side – but ok once you were in. The service was excellent here in all ways, with caring, attentive and discreet staff.
Dinner was a set 5 course table service menu which differed daily. They put the menu out in the morning and if there was something you did not like or any allergies etc, if you informed them in advance, they catered something else for you. The food was excellent and there was a lot of it. If you didn’t like something you never went hungry either… in fact we went without lunch to accommodate. Breakfast was also excellent and the selection of hot foods varied daily.
The hotel is quite a way out of town – 10 euros in a taxi to go to main part of town where the restaurants were. There is a complimentary mini bus, but you have to book it in advance and it does not run in the evening. You can walk to a big supermarket about a 5 minute walk away, but there is nothing much else really that is within easy walking distance. We did eat out in the town a couple of times as thought it nice to experience Funchal and try some of the traditional food. Tested limpets for the first time, which were really good!
We loved this hotel and would certainly happily return here. We did a couple of trips including the cable car and botanical gardens and a half day tour which included the Nuns Valley and the opportunity to go down the hill road in the sledge, all worth doing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
We stayed for two weeks in October and would highly recommend this hotel. The hotel is elegant, full of interesting furniture and pictures a and set in delightful gardens. There is a fantastic view over Funchal from the poolside seating area. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean.
We used the excellent complimentary minibus service most days to take us in and out of Funchal. The hotel provided us with a peaceful haven in the evenings to enable us to recharge our batteries after a busy day visiting the many delights of Madeira.
All the hotel food was excellent and the service faultless. We found all of the staff to be most helpful and accommodating. We would highly recommend this hotel.