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.
The island's capital has a natural deep harbour which made it the first place settled. The tourist hotels are situated on the west side of the city, whereas the east is the Old Town where there are many excellent restaurants. Linking the two is the commercial central area with its imposing cathedral, historic buildings and varied shops.
|Bed and BreakfastYour accommodation and breakfast will be included in your chosen Bed and Breakfast package.|
|Half BoardYour Half Board package will include accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal. Any snacks or drinks wanted outside of these meal times will be at an extra cost.|
|Full BoardYour Full Board package will include accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Any snacks or drinks wanted outside of these meal times will be at an extra cost.|
location not good for walking and needed to get taxi or bus into Funchal. About 10 minute journey. Would not give hotel... Read More