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Solar da Bica is a cosy and tranquil retreat. This comfortable guest house faces the mountains and has green natural surroundings. The Solar features accommodation in rooms and an apartment. The rooms all feature a private bathroom, satellite TV and mountain views. Guests of the apartment are welcome to prepare their meals in the fully-equipped kitchen of the unit. A homemade breakfast, featuring a variety of jams and local delicacies, is served each morning at the property. A heated salt water swimming pool and a sauna (extra) are available for guests to enjoy a relaxing break. A comfortable lounge, with sofas and a fireplace is also a part of the property, where guests can quietly enjoy a book or the scenic mountain surroundings. The Madeira International Airport is a 42-minute drive from the Solar da Bica. The famed São Vicente Caves, one of the most emblematic landmarks in Madeira, are a 5-minute drive away. The tranquil Solar overlooks the S. Vicente Valley and the green mountains of the Laurissilva Forest. It is an ideal starting point to explore the northern coast of the island and enjoy its landscapes. The Madeira International Airport is a 42-minute drive from the Solar da Bica.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom :
1 double bed
Living room:
2 sofa beds
2 single beds
1 double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.8
Facilities
9.2
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
8.9
Location
9.0
Free WiFi
9.1
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  • Can
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    great staff, great breakfast, quiet area. perfect for a tranquil holiday!
  • David
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    The place is absolutely beautiful, even it is far from everything (you have to drive to get somewhere). It is like a rural area of small village so not many stuff around but the view in the morning from windows was just spectacular. Staff was...
  • Krump
    PortugalPortugal
    We looooved this little family run, boutique hotel nestled above São Vincente. It is a lovely little oasis geared towards relaxation. The staff all very helpful & so kind. We enjoyed a wonderful & much needed massage (we had done the Pico to Pico...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Solar da Bica

9.8
Host review score

Solar da Bica
Solar da Bica is a cosy and quiet agro tourism house, 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 biological vegetable-garden where many of our breakfast products come from. There is no restaurant at Solar da Bica. For our privileged location, to better explore the island, and to drive to local restaurants and sample our delicious cuisine, a car is recommended. Madeira Airport is 45 km away.
At Solar da Bica, our team is our family and it is this sense of home way from home we want our guests to experience with us.
The nearest restaurants are at 4km. Bus stop 4km. IMPORTANT NOTE: Car is recommended.
Languages spoken: English,French,Portuguese

Property surroundings

Facilities of Solar da Bica
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Pet bowls
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Car hire
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Indoor play area
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key card access
    • Key access
    General
    • Minimarket on site
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Indoor swimming pool
    Free!
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Heated pool
    • Salt-water pool
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Sun umbrellas
    Wellness
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Sauna
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Portuguese

    House rules

    Solar da Bica takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 15:00 to 18:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

    Check-out

    From 08:00 to 12:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request
    Free
    3 years
    Cot upon request
    Free
    Extra bed upon request
    € 37 per child, per night
    4 - 11 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 37 per child, per night
    12+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 47 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Solar da Bica accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Parties

    Parties/events are not allowed

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that the property is not served by public transports.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Please inform Solar da Bica in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    License number: 119/RNET

    FAQs about Solar da Bica

    • The prices at Solar da Bica may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Solar da Bica is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • Room options at Solar da Bica include:

      • Apartment
      • Twin
      • Double

    • Solar da Bica is 1.5 miles from the centre of São Vicente. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Solar da Bica can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet

    • Solar da Bica offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Sauna
      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Walking tours
      • Swimming Pool

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.