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Sitio dos Lameiros São Vicente, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-211 Portugal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Solar da Bica is a cosy and quiet rural tourism unit, nestled at the magic and idyllic São Vicente valley, in the Madeira Island. Located in an area with one unique view over the valley, it offers unforgettable landscapes through the breathtaking scenario of the mountains, including the exuberant vegetation of the Laurissilva Forest. The property results from the reconstruction, adaptation and preservation of the traditional typology of two century-old houses. Although it preserves many of the original elements, the Solar da Bica was adapted with modern infrastructures, of which are worth mention the indoor heated swimming pool, the sauna, the panoramic garden and the sustainable vegetable-garden. Madeira Airport is 45 km away. We recommend you to rent a car.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Indoor play area for children
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Portuguese
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Bokamuc wrote a review 26 Sep
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The hotel is a very good starting point for hikes in the north of the island. The way to the hotel is well signposted, but can also be easily found with Google Maps. Parking spaces are available in front of the hotel. You will be greeted warmly and enjoy the good service and various amenities. The rooms are tastefully furnished and have a balcony. The breakfast is tasty and also includes regional products.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear bodo680, We are very grateful that you choose our home for your stay in the north and for supporting us with this words that will help other guests also! We wish you all the best in life! With love Solar da Bica family
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Eddi C wrote a review 25 Sep
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A lovely family run hotel in a peaceful part in the hills of Sao Vincente. There is a church with a bell that rings every half hour, but finishes at 9 in the evening and starts at 8 in the morning. The rooms are modern and clean with fast wifi. A bathrobe and separate towel is provided for the indoor pool. A continental breakfast with fresh juices and produce from the garden. Sao Vincente town is an 8min drive away and there's a really nice restaurant on the other side of the valley.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Eddi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this text with lots of good insights about your experience with us, that surely will help future guests :D We are very grateful that you choose us for your stay here in the island and also for taking the extra time to support us with this review! We wish love and health! Warmly and sincerely, Solar da Bica family
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Xav. wrote a review 22 Sep
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Even if we stayed just for one night we can say that in this place everything is perfect from the service over the accomodation to the food at the breakfast. Hereyou can find everything you need an uch more, balcany, sun-terrasse, gard, pool, sauna, living room with cheminy and so on
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear -Xav-345, We are very grateful for your support by choosing our home for your stay and by writing this words that fill us with much joy :D We hope we will see you again and until then we wish all the best in life! With love, All the Solar da Bica Family
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Charlotte wrote a review Aug 2022
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Great atmosphere! There is an indoor swimming pool, some sunbeams indoor and outdoor, a lovely garden where you can taste some strawberries, and very nice rooms. There are some towels and bathrobes for you to wear.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 8 Aug 2022
Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to Welcome you! All the best! With love solar da Bica family
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Krzysztof P wrote a review Jul 2022
Lekuk Maly, Poland9 contributions3 helpful votes
This small hotel has own vegetable garden and serves their own lettuce, tomatos, and other vegetables and fruits for their clients. On arrival, we have found complimentary strawberries in our room; there was also a small herbal tea. The room was spacious and comfortable; we could also make tea/caffee all the time in the eating room. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend Solar da Bica.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 8 Jul 2022
Dear Krzysztof, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write such kind words about your experience :D It makes us very happy to know you enjoyed and recommend our home and also you noticed the little details like the strawberries and infusion we offer on arrival! We wish you all the best in life! With love, Solar da Bica Family
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Thomas H wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions6 helpful votes
Wonderful located hotel in the north of Madeira. Very likable staff, fine rooms with a marvelous view over the valley of São Vicente. We enjoyed all komfort, including the indoor pool and the phantastic garden with its terraces. A special "wow" for the excellent breakfast. The only downside was that our room was above the kitchen and a bit too noisy. However, this does not justify a point deduction for us. All in all, a clear recommendation for everyone who appreciates a quiet, wonderfully friendly retreat.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A car is definitely needed, room on the first floor a bit noisy.
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Responded 12 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your kind time to writing such a wonderful reviews and recommendation! We are very happy to read about your experience with us :D We wish you all the best in life! With love, Solar da Bica Family
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685inky66 wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom123 contributions26 helpful votes
A beautiful, little hotel in a very tranquil environment. Though the room was simple the bed was comfortable and the view spectacular. We only stayed one night but I would have happily swapped our stay at a pool villa at Calheta for more nights here. The honesty bar was helpful and we picked up takeaway pizza at a local joint and ate on the terrace with wine from the hotel and watched the sunset.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Arrive in daylight
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Responded 12 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful words! We are very happy that you loved your stay and that you would happily stay a bit more :D Wish all the best, Solar da Bica Family
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Froggy2Denmark wrote a review Mar 2022
Denmark1681 contributions67 helpful votes
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We stayed here for one night during a hiking trip. The reception staff was very friendly when we arrived. We had a double room which was on the top floor (room 11). The view faced north onto the mountain, it would have been better – and sunnier - on the other side. The room was a bit small but comfortable, and the bathroom and shower were nice. Coffee is provided for free downstairs at any time. There is no restaurant which is a bit unpractical if you don't have a car (we didn't as we were on a hiking trip). The hotel is far away from everything – about 4 km to the cost and places to eat. It is up on a hill (as are a lot of places in Madeira) and it really isn't practical to walk to and from a restaurant. They said we could order take-away and sent us a link to a restaurant and offered to help us order. But when they phoned up, they were told the delivery man was sick so no deliveries that day … We hadn't eaten all day and needed dinner and the hotel offered the only thing available – some sandwiches and a salad (their own home-grown produce). So we ordered that. When we were eating the sandwiches a bit slug crawled out of one of them … we brought it back down and they apologised but laughed and said "that's nature"! Sure, it is … and we got a new sandwich which we ate because we were hungry … We did think they should have given it to us for free because of the slug but they didn't. Not a huge problem, but still … We were tempted to use the pool but didn't as there were other people there and it's not that big. The Solar da Bica is quite a nice place but without anything (restaurants or anything else) nearby it's not very practical if you don't have a car. If it had a restaurant it would have been a big plus.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 5 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and understand that given our privileged location you felt that if we had restaurant your stay would have been even better. Regarding your sandwich this situations can happen given our bio certificate instructions we use no chemicals for bugs etc. We check every food we make before serving it to the guest but unfortunately mistakes can happen to everyone and so we immediately made a fresh new sandwich for your. For this and if for any reason you felt hurt when we warmly and softly said "it's nature" in an effort to lighten up the situation, please accept our most sincere apologies now as we said then at the time. We wish love, joy, health and the best in life! With love, All the Solar da Bica Family :D
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Jeanne Trojan wrote a review Oct 2021
Prague, Czech Republic28 contributions32 helpful votes
We loved staying at this place, nestled in the mountains with beautiful views from our balcony. Breakfast was fantastic, especially the eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables. We also really appreciated having coffee and water available all of the time. Solar da Bica was well situated for our hikes and a welcome refuge when we got back. The beds were comfy and the place was very quiet - until the rooster woke up early in the morning, but it was a wonderful way to start the day. We hope to return on our next trip to Madiera!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Oct 2021
Dear Jeanne, Thank you very much for your wonderful review, it fills our hearts to read so beautiful words like yours! It was a pleasure to have you in our home! we wish you all the best! And we hope to have you with us again soon! With love Solar da Bica family
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DGE2014 wrote a review Jan 2021
Munich, Germany383 contributions285 helpful votes
I spent three nights at Solar da Bica and can just highly recommend this place. It's a small, family-run B&B with 13 rooms in total. Location is a bit remote uphill in the Lameiros Village, a 5 min drive with your car (required!) to Sao Vicente towntown. It's super quiet in a residential area. Nice common area with a fire-wood heated breakfast/ reading room. There is also an indoor pool available to guests and sauna (reservervation required due to Covid). Rooms are nice and large and come with all you need - there is a great view across the valley and there is also a small balcony. Super clean; comfortable bed and recently renovated bathroom with walk-in shower. The best is the breakfast (try the Tomatoe jam! and freshly prepared egg dished). Most is home-made and of great taste! In total just a super nice and relaxed place if you don't need a big hotel with related service offerings. Happy to stay there again when visiting Madeira again!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 7 Jan 2021
Thank you very much for your kind words and amazing description of out house! We are so happy reading your words and felling that you experienced Solar da Bica to it's best. We wish you all the best in this new year 2021. Warmly, Solar da Bica family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Da Bica
Which popular attractions are close to Solar Da Bica?
Nearby attractions include Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra (5.3 km), Miradouro do Veu da Noiva (7.0 km), and Igreja Do Senhor Bom Jesus (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Solar Da Bica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Solar Da Bica?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Solar Da Bica?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Solar Da Bica?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Solar Da Bica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Lavrador São Vicente, Restaurante Caravela, and Taberna de Sao Vicente.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Solar Da Bica?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Solar Da Bica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Solar Da Bica?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santana (13.4 km) and Fortress of Faial (15.9 km).
Does Solar Da Bica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.