Superb Bed & Breakfast Country House on Madeira island

Vila Afonso Madeira

Choosing a hotel in Madeira? You may want to check out this astounding Country house bed and breakfast hotel located on the sunny south coast with panoramic views from the mountains to the sea. Vila Afonso is surrounded by gardens, banana groves and vineyards which produce the famous Madeira Wine.

Beautifully positioned in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, the Vila Afonso is set in a privileged agricultural area, which is known primarily for the production of the famous Madeira Wine.

The villa benefits from a panoramic view of Câmara de Lobos, on the fringes of the sea, with interesting fishing and agricultural activity, thanks to the rare beauty of the banana groves and vineyards which add to the landscape of Madeira. As it is located at the centre of the Southern coast, the rest of Madeira island is very accessible

Vila Afonso has an agricultural area of around 7000m2 where you can witness the production of wine and banana cultivation first hand.

On the land belonging to Vila Alfonso, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the banana groves and vineyards that produce the famous Madeira Wine, which can be enjoyed in a small tavern situated in the main building.

3 Km (10 min.) to the North begins one of the most beautiful watercourses of Madeira “Levada do Norte (Northern Watercourse)”.

10 min. to the south you will find the vast Atlantic Ocean, where you can swim at the beach of Câmara de Lobos.

Before you look any further for accommodation for your next visit to Madeira island, check out the Vila Afonso website and see what your next stay could look like.

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Europe’s Leading Design Hotel – The Vine

Hotel the Vine - Madeira

World Travel Awards Winner ‘The Vine’ has launched its new website amid a flurry of activity that saw major events unfolding at this amazing design hotel located in the heart of the capital city Funchal on Madeira island.

A blend of international mastery and local knowledge are well expressed in the building architecture by Ricardo Bofill and João Francisco Caires, creatively “bottled” by the local interior designer Nini Andrade Silva.

Christmas and New Year festivities interlaced with the full occupancy and the much sought after dining tables in the restaurants left the site launch discreetly tucked away in the background. But launch it did and is now available to take reservations online. Make sure you book your stay in the Vine hotel in plenty of time to avoid disappointment!

The attractive website was created by the professional Hotel Website Design and Development Agency Navega Bem.
Creative Director Chris Szabo explained “Inspired by the centenary tradition of the island famous vineyards and artisan fortified wines, this hotel tells you a story about soil, pebbles, rain, sunshine and shadows all in perfect balance, just like an exceptional wine.”

“The creative process to reflect the wonderful concept of the hotel was initially quite radical and we spent considerable time sculpting the user interface to immerse visitors into a virtual experience identical to a physical stay.
Towards the end of the design phase we did tone things down subtly in order to create a yearning for the real experience.”

“The site has been developed around the Joomla! CMS framework and is fully ‘responsive’, meaning that the website will adapt to display on any device in a user friendly manner. Additionally, as it is a ‘Content Management System‘ the Vine hotel staff can fully manage their website without any outside help. Of course we are always there to support them if they require additional functionality.”

Visit the award winning Madeira island design hotel ‘the Vine’ here.

To learn more about professional Hotel Website Design and development visit Navega Bem here.

Madeira island Hotel – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Perfectly located in the hills above Funchal in the Palheiro Estate, Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5 star Madeira country house hotel, with 37 luxurious rooms.

The award winning Casa Velha website has now launched a brand new website with aim of catering to the vast amount of site users that visit on mobile devices. The site now boasts a fast and responsive user interface with online reservations, quality video feeds, high resolution image gallery and ample information about the Palheiro Golf course, Palheiro Gardens, Palheiro Estate and the Madeira Marlin Sportfishing boat ‘Balancal’. Of course, to be able to give site users a friendly experience whether they are on a PC, tablet or smart phone – the new site is fully responsive and adapts to display on all devices.

The hotel is situated next to the famous Palheiro Gardens, originally created over 200 years ago by the 1st Count of Carvalhal. There is also direct access to the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, with privileged tee offs from the halfway house, a short stroll from the gate.

Within the grounds there is a heated swimming pool with sauna and steam bath: Tennis or croquet, billiards or walking: the choice is yours. Our private motor yacht ‘Balancal’ awaits your pleasure at Funchal marina. It is available for coastal cruises, swimming, dolphin and whale watching, as well as deep sea big game fishing and special charters.

Casa Velha do Palheiro is the ideal hotel for the visiting golfer, as it is the only hotel on the island situated right next to a golf course.

The Palheiro Spa is a perfect complement to the existing attractions at the Casa Velha. Highly regarded local architect Bruno Martins, has integrated rustic elements with the classic style of the 200 year old Casa Velha hotel to ensure the new spa enhances the site.

“Palheiro Spa has been designed as an extension of the natural surroundings”, says Jonathan Fletcher, director of Palheiro Estate, “with local materials and native planting used wherever possible.”

Navega Bem Web Design were commissioned to design and develop the new website and this is the fourth website that the company has created for Quinta Casa Velha since 2007.

Chris Szabo, Marketing and Creative Director for Navega Bem explained “Our design brief was very simple. Create a brand new website that offers visitors an experience that more simple, more useful, and more enjoyable.
To ensure the site will have the maximum possible reach we have developed it around the Joomla CMS platform and created a ‘responsive’ website that will adapt to display on any device.
With the site being accessed from mobile devices by more than 50% of visitors, it is essential that the website can be viewed in a user friendly way that allows potential tourists to make a buying decision and book their stay in Quinta Casa Velha online.

We are very honoured that we were once again been asked to do the new website and we believe that this is not only due to the success of the previous sites but also the invaluable experience we have accumulated doing hotel sites on an international level.