Quinta de Santa Luzia launch new web site

Quinta de Santa Luzia

Whilst there are numerous hotels and Quintas on Madeira island, here is a refreshing alternative that offers rural tourism with in the very heart of Funchal.

Quinta de Santa Luzia is a working Madeira island Quinta which has been in the Blandy family for 7 successive generations.
Guests to this amazing property have an opportunity to experience the history behind this rich Quinta lifestyle as well as enjoy the spaciousness and quietude located just minutes away from the centre of Funchal in three different but very elegant accommodation types.

The large family home and gardens, is principally self-catering with an abundance of history and charm. It offers a wide selection of facilities including a pool, full sized snooker table, piano, table football and tennis court. The house can be rented for events such as weddings, retreats, groups and incentives.

There is the recently opened Bed and Breakfast at Quinta das Malvas, which serves to accommodate people in one of the finest properties in Funchal. It offers luxury and a refined atmosphere for the discerning traveller looking for a unique place to stay.

Casa de Feitor is a small charming self-catering cottage that has been tastefully decorated and recently refurbished and is offered at a more modest price yet with a private atmoshpere, and views down to the sea and the mountains.

Quinta de Santa Luzia commissioned Navega Bem – Web Design to develop the mobile friendly website and the new and innovative Reslogik booking engine is being incorporated to allow user friendly online reservations and connections to over 300 OTAs, GDSs and CRCs.

The site has been developed using the Joomla CMS platform and allows the Quinta staff to manage the site without any external help. Of course the site is fully responsive and adapts to display on any device.

Learn more about Navega Bem and mobile friendly websites here.

Learn more about the Reslogik hospitality booking engine here.

Visit the new Quinta de Santa Luzia website here.

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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.

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Funchal Charming Apartments – Madeira island

Funchal Charming Apartments

Funchal Charming Apartments offer high-level hospitality in their spacious, fully equipped accommodation. No expense has been spared ensuring the highest attention to detail and standards that will complement your comfortable lifestyle.
This is truly the most memorable and enriching way to experience a holiday in Funchal, Madeira.

The new website has been carefully crafted according to the proprietors wishes and developed around the Joomla! CMS framework by web design professionals Navega Bem.

Marta Garcês, web designer for Navega Bem explained “Madeira island thrives on tourism and with a wide range of accommodation to suit every taste and pocket, it has become quite a challenge to stand out and offer excellent services to the island’s visitors.
In close collaboration with the proprietors of ‘Funchal Charming Apartments‘ we have created a website that looks both attractive and is highly functional. The site is fully ‘responsive‘ and adapts to display on any device. This does away with the necessity to have additional costly Apps that are designed solely for mobile devices. Here we have one site that will work on any device.”

Follow this link to visit the new Funchal Charming Apartments website.

To learn more about attractive and ‘responsive‘  CMS websites that you can manage yourself, visit Navega Bem – Web Design.

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Madeira Private Taxi Services

Madeira Private Taxi Services site launch

Madeira Private Taxi Services

On the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira, VIP certified Driver- Guide  Terry Ladeira operates the highly professional taxi company ‘Madeira Private Taxi Services‘.
Terry invites you to join him for a journey that offers great flexibility, comfort and convenience.

Terry will to take you to any destination. He will show you some of Madeira’s greatest sights, providing you with wonderful memories of the magnificent island. His aim is to provide you with a fantastic day out and an unforgettable tour.

Madeira Private Taxi Services‘ have now launched their new website to offer island visitors the opportunity to arrange their travel requirements online before they arrive on Madeira.

Not only can you arrange Madeira Airport Transfers or island Tours, but also Funchal city tours, Cruise liner pickups, Reid’s Afternoon Tea, special occasion dinner pickup, business trips and Golf pick ups.

The new site has been designed and developed by Joomla CMS Professionals Navega Bem – Web Design, who are also located on Madeira island.

Marta Sofia Garçês, web designer explained “The site has developed around the Joomla CMS platform and therefore allows Terry to manage the site all by himself without having to know anything about programming or HTML. Additionally, the site is fully responsive and will therefore adapt to display on any device, be it your widescreen LCD TV or your iPhone in a user friendly manner.
So basically, a website that will work everywhere on any device.”

Visit Madeira Private Taxi Services here.

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Madeira island Hotel Quinta Jardins do Lago ranked #1 of 93 Hotels

The luxury botanical garden hotel in Madeira island – Quinta Jardins do Lago, has been rated #1 of 93 hotels in Funchal by Tripadvisor.

This charming Madeira Quinta that was built in the 18th century has become Madeira islands most sought after luxury botanical garden hotel.

During the Napoleonic wars General Beresford, Commander of the British forces on the island chose it as his residence. His magnificent sideboard, a reminder of his stay, still adorns the majestic dining room.

Today the Quinta, with 31 double rooms, 4 historical Junior Suites and 5 Premier Suites, all facing south to the gardens and the blue Atlantic ocean, have been lovingly designed to offer the best accommodation in modern functionality and traditional comfort and style, for a luxury holiday in Madeira Island.

The exclusive property is the favoured location for many celebrities and heads of state. A long list of prominent guests include Mr. Helmut Schmidt, ex-Chancellor of Germany. Sir. Peter O’Toole (a legend in the world of cinema). President of the European Parliament Dr. Durão Barroso and Dr. Alberto João Jardim, President of the Madeira Government. Local rumours also tell of many visits by Madonna, but discretion on the part of the hotel leaves us unable to confirm this.

The Quinta Jardins do Lago web site has been carefully crafted by Navega Bem – Web Design, a full service digital marketing, development and web design agency which is also based on Madeira island, Portugal.

Navega Bem’s MD and Creative Director Chris Szabo explained “we have always admired Quinta Jardins do Lago since it was first opened. We were very honoured to be asked to develop the new website and we hope we have done this amazing botanical garden hotel justice with our efforts. We have spent many a day on the property – officially for research motives – but in all honesty it is just a wonderful and calming place to be.”

To visit the website of Quinta Jardins do Lago and enter an elegant world of Comfort, Charm and Beauty – go to www.jardinsdolago.com

To view Tripadvisor ratings and reviews about the hotel visit this link:  http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk

Author: Chris Szabo

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