Food at breakfast was uninspired, (we did not eat at the hotel in the evening as the dinner menu looked less interesting than the seafront restaurants in Sao Vincente where we ate and which were also much cheaper.)
Pool was basic, common parts adequate. Lighting in rooms poor, particularly bathroom.
So very pleasant but not a 4* hotel.
From the moment I entered to the hotel with my wife we were received with a warm welcome which is Great customer service and well-mannered staff in general.
The hotel was great in general, the room was comfortable however, could have done with an extra heater.
The scenery was like an artistic frame, calm area and good amenities.
Thank you Cabanas Hotel
We stayed for 9 nights at Solar da Bica in December. It is in a good location (provided that you have a car) close to Sao Vicente and the northern coast. It is very comfortable and the staff are wonderful. Breakfast is very good. There is a small indoor swimming pool. On the lower floor where breakfast is served there is a lounge area with free tea & coffee (espresso maker). There is a well stocked 'honesty bar', you pay your drinks bill when you check out. There is a log fire in the evening. Not really required for heating during our stay but it provided ambience. We would definitely stay again.
Traveller from UK
Located on the beautiful northern coast of Madeira Island, Turismo Rural Solar da Bica offers comfortable accommodation in …More
An excellent 4 star hotel with good facilities, very clean, lovely pool, very good scenery. Only problem that we found was that it catered too much for the package people with 'entertainment' on every night and heards of people wanting to sit down at the same time for food.
Well away from Funchal, the local town does not have any restaurants so we had to go to Sao Vincent which has a good choice of eating places...but you do need a car.
Would go back again.
I had a fantastic stay. If you want somewhere quiet with fantastic views and a wonderful host then this is the place for you. It isn't for someone looking for a resort holiday, but for someone looking for a base to explore and to enjoy some relaxation.
The hotel is really nice, with well equiped rooms and kitchens. The swimming pool is also lovely and free.
Beware, though, that you need a car to stay in this hotel, as it is not close to any city centre. The rating is not 5, having in mind that the internet wasn't free and that it was a little bit hard finding anyone at the reception.
Traveller from Leiria, Portugal
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Pocket Guide: Madeira Island Northern Madeira Hotels
Northern Madeira offers some of the island’s most dramatic scenery, from the rugged coast to inland mountains. The Laurissilva Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village of Santana is known for its A-shaped houses with thatched roofs. Santana is also a convenient base for hikes along Madeira’s levadas, irrigation canals that descend from terraced mountainsides.
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