It's surprising the treasures you can unearth when you venture a little further out of Funchal... A little beyond the centre of the cosmopolitan city; beyond the main resorts, is a multi-award winning hotel whose charms will quickly draw you in. This is the Quinta da Bela Vista – a beautiful nineteenth century mansion house.
The Quinta da Bela Vista is a truly discrete haven for the discerning traveller. Full of colonial charm and rich with authentic character, it's the island's most unique five star hotel.
A stay at the Quinta da Bela Vista gives you a richer holiday experience. As well as the views and the people, and the wonderful ambience that's so much a part of a Madeiran holiday, you'll get a little glimpse into a different time.
It's all about the experience. The look of the Quinta da Bela Vista sets the tone. As well as the beautifully appointed rooms and rich furnishings, the hotel is set in manicured lawns and boasts sweeping views out over the Bay. It all feels so picture-postcard perfect.
Naturally that timeless elegance extends to the guests' rooms. Each luxurious garden-view room has its own exquisite marble bathroom – how's that for nineteenth century style? Modern conveniences including cable TV, telephone, safety deposit box, hairdryer, minibar and data port ensure that you're not confined to the past. Balcony rooms are also available at a supplement.
The Quinta da Bela Vista is choc-full of wonderful amenities too. There are three bars and three restaurants to choose from, each with its own distinctive style and feel. There is an excellent gym, with sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as a heated outdoor pool. There's nothing quite like an evening swim under a starry sky. The billiards room is another kiss to the past, while Wi-Fi throughout the hotel brings things bang up-to-date.
You'll experience the best of past and present as you explore Funchal too. The Quinta da Bela Vista is such a perfect stepping stone for any holiday on this island. Madeira's past sits comfortably alongside its present. The capital – Funchal – is the greatest example of that. It's a thriving, vibrant city; a favourite with holidaymakers, and quite removed from its past as a fennel plantation by the sea. But it celebrates that heritage easily.
The Quinta da Bela Vista is one of Madeira's finest five star hotels, but not just because of its old-world style. Its facilities and service standards conform to the very highest modern ideals.
A discreet haven only seven minutes from the centre of Funchal, the Quinta da Bela Vista exudes traditional colonial charm and character. A mansion dating from the 19th century the hotel has won numerous awards and offers a unique and special guest experience. The hotel is surrounded by manicured gardens and enjoys sweeping views of the bay around Funchal. A complimentary bus service operates from the hotel to the centre of Funchal.
This is a delightful hotel which has alrfeady had a string of very good reviews. They are all genuine as I and my wife have just returned after seven days. The weather last week was very good - about 25 to 27 degrees...
Other reviews have covered most aspects - the rooms are well furnished, the beds massive, the en suite slightly jaded but very functional, the staff are excellent throughout and the grounds and pool are well maintained. The hotel maybe slightly further out than some may like but on the other hand it is well serviced by buses on the main road (five minutes away) at a cost of 2 euros to the centre of Funchal. We used them all the time. In addition there is a giant supermarket about seven minutes walk away agaib on the main road.
We could not fault this hotel and, as has already been said, if on half board (which we wiould recommend) the five course evening meal is without fault. We will return next year and if you have not tried it already you should!
Quinta de Bela Vista is a beautifully situated hotel, away from the crowds of Funchal but together with a courtesy bus, local buses and taxis very easy and quick to reach. All the staff were very informative and friendly. They couldn't have been more helpful...
The accommodation has everything we needed and is very comfortable. The breakfasts are wonderful. Most other meals we had a different spots in the area only because we enjoy different eating experiences. Going to return which is something we rarely do. Thank you Bela Vista.
This hotel is in the west of Funchal, so unless you are fit, you will take the taxi service or the hotel courtesy buses. It has beautiful extensive gardens, and a pool overlooking the city. Impressive dark antique quality furniture are placed throughout, which adds to the sense of class that the hotel exudes...
We looked at many other options and for value, and quality, this is an excellent option. Well worth spending a little more to get the space and tranquility. The staff are multilingual and charmingly helpful. It is the small details that stand out. A definite recommendation. It is Mostly an older crowd 60ish that stay here. But that is true of Madeira in general. They were people who enjoy good things in life. And this hotel is one of those good things.
My wife and I spent a very enjoyable week at the Quinta to celebrate our anniversary. The room was first class as was every aspect of the Hotel. Very traditional colonial style building packed with antiques collected by the owners. The staff at all levels were very helpful courteous and obliging...
Although we hadn’t declared my wife was vegetarian (a mistake on my behalf when making the booking) the Head Waiter and all the waiting staff ensured she was well looked after. A big thanks to them. The evening meal comprises of 5 courses if you go for the half board option. One always a soup and another being a fish course. The finale is of course dessert. The a la carte evening meal is served separately in the Mansion House part of the estate. We didn’t try it. There is a 30% discount if you decide to eat there. Breakfast is very good with a continental cold meat and cheese selection or traditional British style bacon scrambled eggs etc choice. Plenty of fresh fruit etc available. As well as a glass of bubbly if that is your choice. Also many thanks to Paula on reception for arranging the complimentary bottle of sparkling wine when she discovered it was our wedding anniversary. All in all a very enjoyable stay and we would be happy to return
From the silver service 5 course dinners to the antique desk in the sitting room every detail is carefully done. The chef amended the 5 course dinner menu to suit us as vegetarians. Every course was different every day...
The recommended wines were ideal for the food. The waiters were efficient and made us feel comfortable and cosseted. Magda, Albino and Eusabio had a great sense of humour. The room was large and airy with comfy arm chairs. The balcony gave exceptional views across Funchal and out to the ocean. A quiet place to relax and wander through extensive gardens with amazing trees. Then have a drink and lunch at the pool bar. If you want to be surrounded by opulence, paintings, antiques, a piano bar and old fashioned chic, then go here. If you want glass, cement, disco, dj, brash entertainment go elsewhere.