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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We really enjoyed our weeks stay in this terrific hotel. The staff were exceptionally helpful, the breakfast amazing and the pool a delight. Situated on the outskirts of a very small village it is perfect for exploring the levadas and paths in the area. A car is a must, but that said, perfect in every way for us at least.

Thank sheffgrub
Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2012

We stayed at the Solar da Bica for a week in early October 2012. The B&B was a good base for touring the island, located in a small and quiet village. The bedroom was simply furnished, but adequate, as was the bathroom (hairdryer provided). There is a flat screen TV in the room, but we could find hardly any English...

Thank jonese04
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 15 August 2012

2 nights in this B&B..we didnt know that we'd booked in the weekend of Lameiros annual traditional party, and the main street was crowded of locals from the morning till late late night. We expected a really quiet place, but we've not been so disturbed by the noise. The only thing is that we could use the car from 7...

2Thank MariaannaPC
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2012

My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic one week stay at the Solar Da Bica hotel. This is a highly recommended place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful relaxing time in very attractive surroundings. The hotel manager, Ferdinanda and her staff were very friendly and hospitable throughout our stay. The hotel was quite small...

3Thank KerryandAndy
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We stayed at this small hotel in October 2011. every thing about the place is good ,the only thing was the very narrow (just about a cars width) entrance of the road leading to the hotel. We found the owners very friendly and helpful the rooms comfortable,the service good, My wife and I had a very nice stay in Madeira...

1Thank silverwing65
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is a lovely small hotel situated on the east of the Sao Vicente valley with stunning views up on to Paul de Serra opposite ( and the wind turbines on the lip of the valley -nothing wrong with that). We stayed in room 2 in the new building below the house. The owner and staff are very friendly and...

3Thank Oneandapenny
Thorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2011

I have just returned to the UK from a week's holiday in Madeira and stayed at Solar da Bica near Sao Vicente, Madeira Island. What a wonderful place, and very kind and attentive hosts. Overall, this is well worth a stay. The breakfast (included in my booking) was continental, with a selection of meats and bread rolls (at times it...

4Thank DSM110276
Honiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2011

The hotel has 10 rooms in one house and three others in the main house. all are kept immaculately clean, one of the best kept hotels we have stayed in. The gardens are beautiful and rooms have spectacular views of the mountains opposite. . Breakfast , of the usual continental choices as well as home baked cake and jams, is...

5Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 20 May 2010

The hotel is set on the hillside just a few moments drive from `Sao Vicente. A rural setting looking out over the valley and up to the Paul Serra the 1500 metre mountain range. The drive from Funchal airport takes about one hour and is stunning especially once you start to drive up the pass to Boca da Encumeada. We...

5Thank Haze9
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 15 October 2009

The guesthouse lies on the relaxing northern part of the island. The whole island is laid back and the northern part more so. The town can be very tranquil especially outside high season. The whole place is lovely with a nice indoor pool and a beautiful garden. You'll need a car to get there, but if driving the place is...

2Thank LTamas

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solar da Bica is a cosy and quiet rural tourism unit, nestled at the magic and idyllic Sao 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 and the deep blue Ocean. It's the perfect location for those who search authenticity, rest, peace of mind, contact with nature, a calm and unpolluted environment and cultural heritage and integration in a traditional and rural life style. The property results from the reconstruction, adaptation and preservation of the traditional typology of two century-old houses, constituted by 13 rooms. The main house is the typical "Solar", traditionally associated to the residence of noble families, with characteristics of a manor house but with a smaller dimension. In terms of cultural heritage, it presents a great number of interesting and unique elements, such as the kitchen and some antique furniture. At the secondary house, the wine press, traditional floor and ceiling preservation stands out. At the green spaces you can also find numerous stonework and metal pieces that were part of the ancient Madeira's daily routine. Although it preserves many of the original elements, 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 biological vegetable-garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solar Da Bica

Address: Sitio dos Lameiros | S.Vicente, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-211, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Sao Vicente
Price Range: €59 - €128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Solar Da Bica 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Make sure to ask for room with views down the valley”
 of 5 bubbles bbright1, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have twin beds in them. If you want a double bed then ensure you check.”
 of 5 bubbles KerryandAndy, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“The attic rooms looked amazing but they are not available through Thomson / TUI. If you need to self cater this may not be the place for you as only one room has access to a kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles DSM110276, 18 Oct 2011 | Read review
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