Fodor's Expert Review Solar da Bica

Rua da Bica n.17, Sítio dos Lameiros, São Vicente, Madeira, 9240-211, Portugal Fodor's Choice

On a steep hill overlooking verdant green mountains, this tiny guesthouse is by far the best reason to visit São Vicente. Run by a charming family, you'll feel at home the moment you step inside as they encourage you to help yourself to the fruits and vegetables from their organic garden—plump nectarines, rosy strawberries, sweet tomatoes—or help yourself to beer and wine from the honesty bar. There's a pool, a sauna, and a communal lounge area with games and books. And then there's the view: each room has a private balcony overlooking the magical valley. At night, it's hard to tell where the lights end and the stars begin.

PROS

  • they give every guest a jar of homemade jam to take home
  • the views from the balconies and terrace are entrancing
  • breakfast is homemade, even the natural yogurt

CONS

  • practically impossible to reach without your own car
  • balconies aren't as private as they could be
  • no dinner options at the hotel

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: -291 842 018

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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