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 stayed here for five nights and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and helpful and we loved the ambience. It’s not in the centre of Funchal, but we used the minibus, taxis and walked down to the City Centre as well so getting out and about was not a problem. It also meant that it was quiet and peaceful in the evenings.
The pool area always seemed to have plenty of space and we ate a couple of evenings at the pool bar which was surprisingly good too. We would love to go back for another visit.
Hotel feels like it is run on a shoe string. Can't believe it is a 5 star hotel. If you want peace and tranquillity then this is the place but apart from that this hotel as no WOW factor. The rooms although clean, apart from the large black cobweb above the T.V. (room 203, check it's still there) are tired with cheap curtains and shower curtains. (What 5 star hotel today doesn't have shower screens.) No turn down service at night and 1 bottle of complementary water to last you the week. Breakfast, although the staff are attentive, the hot buffet is very limited with a choice of 5 items, 2 of which are eggs, fried or scrambled. Eating at the 3 restaurants is expensive and so are the drinks. Stayed a week and rarely saw anybody in the A la Carte. We dined at the pool bar a couple of nights and although the food was OK the fact it had been carried from the main kitchen 100 yards away wasn't very efficient. I asked for ketchup that never arrived and the complimentary bread was as scarce as the complimentary water. A tip if eating at the pool bar. When ordering drinks the waiter will ask, "are you dining with us tonight. " Answer no. That way you will receive a complimentary dish containing half a bag of peanuts. If you are dining then no nuts. Shuttle bus in to Funchal stops running Saturday lunch time with no service at all on Sundays however the number 8 or 12 from town will drop you within 200 mtrs of the hotel. The pool attendant was not in attendance Saturday or Sunday which for most of the time saw quests fetching their own sun parasols and towels. What a shame as this hotel, with its grounds, could be brilliant. I would suggest the management jump on the shuttle bus and check out the competition at the bottom of the hill.
The most relaxing holiday we have had in years - so much of it down to this lovely hotel, with its superb and friendly staff, beautiful gardens, and tranquil setting with fine views over Funchal. It's only 5 to 10 minutes in a taxi or the hotel's courtesy minibus to the centre of Funchal and yet it's so peaceful. It's not very big, so staff remember you and get to know what you like to eat and drink. Wonderful.