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Quinta da Bela Vista

Quinta da Bela Vista, Funchal Portugal

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A graceful and relaxing, quality orientated choice with extensive, lush gardens and a pleasant refined atmosphere throughout.

An old world charm prevails through most of the communal areas and the property attracts a wide range of international guests who appreciate the tranquillity of the gardens and communal areas, providing a welcome contrast to some of the more modern coastal options.

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Exterior

Palatial looking open V-shaped building that has been tastefully restored after spending its earlier days as a traditional landowner’s farmhouse, dating back to 1880.

A central section, with tall glass windows has a neatly pitched gable and the rooms have small metal-railed balconettes and wide shutters. Conservatory style extension at the front adds a little modern style and character.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms

Storeys: 4

Built Year: 1880

Exterior: V-Shaped Building
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Interior

An inviting and comfortable interior comprises a small welcoming lobby with an intimate reception desk and a supply of cosy seating.

The restaurant is particularly spacious and elegant with chandeliers, a fireplace and elegant carver chairs. The bar has a club like ambience with tasteful lighting, richly covered seats and many antiques on display.

A library room is particularly comfortable with its deep red coloured seating and dark wood shelving.

Rooms: 89

Grounds

The grounds are made up of 8 acres of landscaped gardens featuring lush vegetation, attractive flowering shrubs and an abundance of mature trees.

There is a plentiful supply of sunloungers round the medium sized pool and a terrace, adjacent to the building, offers quality alfresco dining with splendid views out over the sea and coast

Location

Area Type: Located 3km W of the resort centre, in a slightly elevated location, off a narrow road, between one of the resorts main entry points and a mundane looking commercial area surrounded by residential apartment blocks. There is little around in the way of tourist amenities and many guests prefer to hire a car. Bus stop 200m.

Nearest beach: 1km (Lido)

Public Transport:
200m to Bus

Map Ref: 46

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
    • Other
  • Pools
    • Rectangular (19 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (6 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Evening entertainment
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Tennis courts
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Room(s) for disabled
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)