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Solar da Bica is a cozy and tranquil retreat. This comfortable guest house faces the mountains and has green natural surroundings.

The Solar features accommodations 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Solar da Bica has been welcoming guests since Feb 24, 2010

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, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Bedroom :
1 full bed
Living room:
2 sofa beds
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beach
  • Sao Vicente Beach

    7.3 Good beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer a shuttle service to the property from Funchal? Thanks in advance!
    Thank you for your question. We do not offer shuttle service. We advice all of our guest to rent a car, in order to better explore the island. All the best! With warmth, Solar da Bica Family
    Answered on 6 January 2021
  • Hi, Will the pool and sauna be open in November and will there be a charge for it? Thanks
    Good evening, Thank you very much for your contact. with reference to your question we inform you that, our indoor pool it´s open and the sauna it is available for a extra charge. We are available for more information! Best regards Solar da Bica
    Answered on 6 October 2021
  • How much is it to use the indoor pool and sauna?
    The use of the pool is included for the guests of Solar da Bica, the Sauna has an extra valuer. If your aren´t a guest : €25 per adult (pool and Sauna 2h30h)
    Answered on 18 January 2023
  • Bom dia, A piscina e apenas interior ou também há uma piscina exterior? Obrigada
    Boa tarde, Estamos gratos pelo seu contacto e interesse no Solar da Bica! Informa-se que, dispomos de uma piscina interior de água salgada e aquecida. Continuação de ótimo dia! Com carinho, Família Solar da Bica
    Answered on 24 July 2021

Hosted by Solar da Bica

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
Area info *
Amenities of Solar da Bica
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Private check-in/out
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Car rental
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & 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
    • Convenience store on site
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Indoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Heated pool
    • Saltwater pool
    • Pool/Beach towels
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Sauna
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Portuguese

    House rules

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


    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request
    3 years old
    Crib upon request
    Extra bed upon request
    € 37 per child, per night
    4 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 37 per child, per night
    13+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 47 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

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


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID 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, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • 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
      • Buffet

    • Room options at Solar da Bica include:

      • Apartment
      • Twin
      • Double

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

    • Solar da Bica is 1.5 miles from the center of São Vicente.

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

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

    • Check-in at Solar da Bica is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.