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Solar Da Bica

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Sitio dos Lameiros | S.Vicente, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-211, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Solar da Bica is a nice rural place to stay if you are looking for a clean and friendly place to explore Madeira by car. It is located in Sao Vicente which is about 50min from Funchal by car on the other side of the Encumeada Pass (use tunnel to cross it fast). Therefore, all important places on the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is the question I am giving myself. Should I share how lovely this hotel is to the world and lost the benefit of a few people around? Or help the owners to benefit from the result of their good work? Well, they deserve it. If I had a chance to run my on hotel it would look like this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is ace. Beautiful. All of the staff couldn't do enough to help us. The rooms were clean and stylish and had lots of fresh towels. The breakfast with homemade cake, fresh fruit, delicious cheese and a variety of bread was delicious. The honestly bar with excellent coffee, and home made jam was great fun and meant we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The hotel is very centrally located on the island and let us explore all corners of Madeira. The room was spacious, the bed large and very comfortable. Breakfast was a generous self-service buffet so we could stuff the calories in for the day ahead. The honesty bar was a nice touch, the swimming pool ideal to loosen up in after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for several nights during our trip to Madeira. It is in a beautiful and remote location up a very very steep hill. The staff and manager were extremely welcoming and friendly. We arrived early and they gave us free lunch while our room was being set up. The room was comfortable and there a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed for two nights at Solar da Bica. Luciana, who was on duty when we arrived, was very lovely and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. In fact, all of the staff were helpful and friendly. We stayed in a room overlooking the valley. The room was clean and tidy. It was a little bit chilly, but then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Peaceful, calm, excellent Service. The staff at the hotel including the owners are amazing. Super friendly, happy to help and very accommodating. Very clean rooms. We had the apartment as there were 4 of us and it was comfortable, great size. The garden with fresh fruit and vegetables was amazing. The pool and pool area was extremely clean. Always room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had three fantastic days in this lovely location. Very kind owners and the opportunity to a swim in the inside swimming pool for first. Fantastic breakfast with biological products in a particular and sweety quiet. I'll return surely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We spent 3 days in Solar Da Bica and can recommend it to everybody coming to Madeira searching for a quiet place to relax (and having a rental car). Our room was clean and had a nice view over the mountains of Sao Vicente. Breakfast was very good and BBQ evening with traditional espetadas (only Fridays) was fantastic. People are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The pool is open, it's warm 27 degrees even in winter heated from the solar panels. After a long trek this is a great place to relax. The staff are helpful, you get a tour of the house and one of the garden when you arrive and the sheep are just grazing the grass. The rooms are nice and I... More 

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