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Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club - Santa Cruz (Madeira) - Bedroom
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9.4 Excellent (661 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club in Santa Cruz, you'll be connected to the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This hotel has facilities measuring 1076 square feet (100 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the swimming pools were fantastic. Access to the ocean is a nice touch and the view as well. The staff are professional and cater for every need. Lots of fresh fruit with amazing taste. It is nice that the hotel is smaller and not crowded. We loved the experience and would come again.
Cons: Sometimes one can hear the traffic from the motorway. But it is not too bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing and beautiful, with several pools and beach access. The rooms were facing the ocean, no background noise from the near highway at all! Spacious, well equipped rooms and big bathrooms, with complimentary water and fruits. Beautiful sunrise and the view of the Desertas islands from the balcony. The staff is super kind and helpful, breakfast is delicious and the hotel's restaurant (Hibiscus) was also surprising us with tasty food. The restaurant might be a little bit pricier than the average, but it absolutely delivers in regards of quality, service and location. Absolutely recommended and we would definitely happy to return here.
Cons: Nothing to complain about
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A gem, really nice location, awesome pool right by the ocean. Very friendly and professional staff including the restaurant, which served upper class food for a reasonable price. Breakfast also fantastic. Feels a little dark and damp in a few spots, but that comes with the location sitting on a rock and surrounded by beautiful trees and parks. Perfect for a stay before flying off of Madeira, since the hotel is right next to the airport. Noise level is perfectly fine also due to the location sitting a little below the road / airport.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very tasty. Excellent service. Good quiet location, very clean and pleasant. The dinner was delicious.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: What a view! Though the airport and the expressway are near, you are down the cliff and don't hear them much. All rooms face the ocean and have a view of the desert islands cliffs. The nice tile floors and furnishings evoke "classy beach house." The service is outstanding at the front desk and in the peaceful, lovely restaurant.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very nice staff helpfull and kind. amazing view and pools. everything was good!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and natural swimming pools are just amazing! Access to the ocean is a nice touch and the view as well. Breakfast was very nice. The staff are great, room very spacious and quiet, even though it’s just below the airport. Easy walk to Santa Cruz. Lots of fresh fruit with amazing taste. The hotel is amazing, we truly enjoyed our stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything else
Cons: Going home
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Galo Resort Hotel Galomar - Adults Friendly in Canico, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Madeira Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay at Galomar. The location and view was spectecular and we appreciated the adult friendly atmosphere. The hotel itself is not crowded even if it is fully booked - so if you do not like huge hotels (similar to us) this place is perfect for you. They even prepared a honeymoon welcome message with a bottle of sparkling wine on ice for our arrival. Thanks for caring:)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb 4 night stay at this hotel with my partner. Very chilled out vibe, amazing location on the cliff edge, stunning views and we especially enjoyed the easy access to the sea for snorkelling/swimming. Excellent value for money with a nice breakfast included. Great bar with sport on the TV which was a nice bonus for me being a sports fan
Cons: Beware you are expected use the sauna/steam room in the nude
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view to the ocean. The staff.
Cons: -
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Stunning ocean view inside the sauna. Direct access to sea. Big spacious room, super clean. Hotel has a modern, simple, Scandinavian interior. The whole hotel is environmental friendly, we appreciate their huge effort in making it happens. Fresh juices during breakfast
Cons: Free coffee during breakfast could be improved, as it's not fresh coffee. Breakfast choices could also have more varieties.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We had a room with sea view which was great.
Quinta Da Cova Do Milho - Santa Cruz (Madeira) - Building
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9.2 Excellent (272 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Quinta Cova do Milho in Santa Cruz, you'll be near the airport, within a 5-minute drive of Quinta Da Junta and Santo da Serra Golf Club. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff and everything
7.9 Good
Pros: the stuf was very friendly. all was very good. the dinner was fantastic. thanks for all
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located in beautiful green place. Parking possibility near the hotel and free. Location is OK by car. Very nice breakfast in cozy restaurant. Good, clear and comfortable room with balcony. Very liked the hotel furniture and its design overall. Enjoyed fireplace in lobby (each evening they have real fireplace) - it was very very very cozy, in addition with good music! Very friendly, good and helpful personal. The hotel has very beautiful and rich garden with greens. If visit Madeira, would like to stay in the hotel again and for long period!!! Absolutely worth of money.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly. The location in super like you were in a bothanic garden. The breakfast was great. Big room with comfy bed.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The beds where good and hard. Great breakfast. Superb staff.
Cons: If you didn't have a car it was a bit away from everything.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very accomodating, the meals were excellent, the included breakfast was very good and the view was spectacular.
Riu Palace Madeira - Caniço - Building
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9.1 Excellent (1,934 reviews)
Overview
This family-friendly Canico property is within a 15-minute walk of Reis Magos Beach and Ponta da Oliveira. Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Santa Cruz Village Hotel - Santa Cruz (Madeira) - Building
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9.1 Excellent (722 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Santa Cruz Village Hotel in Santa Cruz, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Madeira Stadium. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a library. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful showers and lovely staff. We stay here frequently. Is overlooked by the dual CV carriageway bridge but surprisingly quiet.
Cons: Breakfast choice CV a bit limited.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location to airport, newly redecorates rooms and obliging staff
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Close to the airport, nice room, nice pool area
Cons: Difficult to find by car, basic breakfast
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I had a 6am flight yet there was a continental breakfast awaiting me at 4am.
Cons: Barking dogs in the middle of night in some neighbours house. Next time I’ll close the window!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly, clean and modern hotel in a lovely town
Cons: Breakfast wasn’t as high quality as some of the other hotels we stayed in on the Island
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were excellent very friendly and informative. The breakfasts were very good and the male chef very good.
Cons: Not being able to get tea, coffee etc at anytime without room service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A few steps from the centre, bus stop, supermarket and restaurants, excellent staff, nice pool, we got breakfast at 4,00 am, excellent value for money, I highly recommend
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly personnel, well located...
Cons: Bed could be a little more confortable...
Overview Reviews
Located in Canico, Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden is within a 10-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel with big rooms equiped with kitchen. Stunning gardens around. It is a place to stay there all the time. Clean swimming pool, good restaurants and very nice, warm and helpful staff. Located 10 mins away from Funchal and the airport. Easy to reach the west, east and north of the island from there. We will repeat as soon as possible.
Cons: Leaving
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful hotel surrounded amazing botanical pleasures. Awesome scenery and views of ocean and sunrise. Excellent facilities and customer service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location in the centre of Canico was excellent. The hire car parking was inside and the ground floor apartment was very suitable for our use of a folding mobility scooter. We particularly liked the botanical garden tour which has over 1,000 species of trees, plants and shrubs from around the world. Having stayed here previously some 15 years ago, it was nice to see the additional apartments, large patio areas now completed with a perfect vista out to sea.
Cons: The apartment was spacious, well laid out, with full kitchen facilities, kitchen appliances, oven and hob (if required) to be self sufficient but one thing missing was a microwave cooker.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the whole stay. The staff were very friendly and the grounds were amazing. The spacious spa was a plus.
6.3 Good
Cons: The breakfast was expensive at €17 and the hot selection was very poor.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This was our fourth stay, this time we had a room overlooking the pool, which I think is the nicest we've had. The hotel grounds are very pleasant to wander around. We like the location in Canico, with good bus connections to Funchal and elsewhere.
Cons: I don't think you can be held responsible for the weather - but the rainbows were nice!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel facilities, location, views, food, spa, garden and staff were amazing - 1st class.
Cons: Although the location was stunning, Canico is very quiet and does not have much to walk to as an alternative to the hotel.
Vila Galé Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz (Madeira) - Building
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9.0 Excellent (1,198 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Vila Galé Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Madeira Stadium. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This hotel has facilities measuring 9576 square feet (890 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: location
Cons: nil
7.5 Good
Pros: the bed was not that good.
Cons: overall it was ok.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Lovely place convenient for the airport
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The view was amazing and the staff
Cons: Too many big groups
9.2 Excellent
Pros: - very clean - good location - nice facilities - friendly staff
Cons: - no additional blanket in the room - the breakfast was not amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, modern hotel with an indoor and outdoor pool. Also a gym, spa and free wi-fi. Friendly staff and buffet breakfast included. The room was really nice with a balcony and view of the sea. They run a free shuttle bus to Funchal three times a day. Highly recommended.
Cons: Santa Cruz is close to the airport, although it is not very busy. Santa Cruz has a handful of restaurants and shops so is quiet. Good for a chill out break.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast Very comfortable room Quiet in room Lovely sea view
Cons: Nothing
Santa Cruz Boutique Hotel - Santa Cruz (Madeira) - Building
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9.0 Excellent (754 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Santa Cruz Boutique Hotel in Santa Cruz, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Madeira Stadium. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
Four Views Oasis - Caniço - Building
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8.8 Excellent (1,278 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Four Views Oasis Hotel in Canico, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast as well as dinners. Helpful and always friendly staff. Interesting entertainment, for example traditional dance and songs night. Perfect and relaxing ocean view from the room balcony. Parking for free.
Cons: The wifi connection in 5th floor rooms could be stronger.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Excellent choice on the breakfast buffet. Free parking lots right outside the hotel available. Excellent dinner recommendation: The Restaurante Praia Dos Reis Magos (3 min walking distance along the beach). They serve excellent dishes! We went there every single day.
Cons: We had a room with sea view and quite close to the ocean (room no. 024). However, if you leave the window front open, you hear the swell of the sea extremely loud, esp. at night. If you are a light sleeper, definteley a point to consider. The air condition in the room didn’t work properly either, so had to deal with a lot of heat during daytime since the sun shone directly to the room all day long. Impossible to stay in the room during morning hours, the noise level produced by the cleaning ladies moving around chairs, tables and beds in the neighbouring rooms is unbelieveable. In booking.com the room was detailed to have a mini-bar, but actually available was a small, empty refrigerator, connected and put to “full power” not rendering any coolness at all. I also found the huge sink lever (somehow we got a handicapped accessible room) as well as in the shower quite disturbing while doing toiletry and showering. Last but not least, the ugly smell from the bathroom drains and toilet was making our stay even more uncomfortable. No ventilation in the bathroom either. We also expected a better coffee at the breakfast buffet for a 4-star hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, directly at the shore. Nice and supportive staff.
7.9 Good
Cons: Breakfast lounge was very chaotic and crowded. There were far too many tables and chairs squeezed into too tiny a space. Plus, the coffee is really bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Where will come and stuff! Very good dinner and breakfast!
Cons: Good coffee for breakfast would be welcome
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Dinner was really good. Location right next to the sea was great for nighttime walks. Beach super close by
Cons: Breakfast was a bit too western - eggs beans and meat. Not the best but their fruit are amazing, and their dinners are spectacular.
6.7 Good
Pros: The hotel is quite nice, reception area and common spaces are lovely. We enjoyed the spa facilities which are free to use.
Cons: Breakfast was mediocre. Our biggest issue was that the air conditioning was broken in the entire hotel, and our thermostat was not working which we tried to tell them the night before the AC broke down. I went to reception to let them know that our AC was broken and was told there was nothing they could do until morning (fair) and was told to open a window (which is really a patio door). I then asked if they had any ear plugs as it was an extremely windy and loud night, to which I was told "this isn't a 5 star." Not a great start. Was also disappointed that you must pay to use the safe, which is absurd to me as it is used to protect your things from the hotel staff coming into the room, so it should not be 10 euros.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Indoor- und Outdoor Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Studio
Cons: Much too expensive for the outer appearance and comfort of the hotel (e.g. compared to the Riu Hotel next door)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was amazing and the staff really helpful! Even after our stay at the hotel we continued eating breakfast there while travelling on Madeira! The staff did a great job and helped us both with recommendations for local restaurants and sights!
Cons: Tiny detail that was annoying: The shower was a bit dirty and the shampoo holder fell down right when we arrived.
PortoBay Serra Golf - Santo da Serra - Building
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8.8 Excellent (425 reviews)
Overview Reviews
PortoBay Serra Golf is a small charming estate with tasteful decoration, surrounded by nature and Madeiran traditions. with the golf course nearby!! Feel like you're in the heart of the country, with luxurious greenery, and a welcoming environments. The main house, dating from 1920, was restored in 1999 and is classified as part of the region's heritage. The faade, with decorative elements from the Art Nouveaux period, the frieze of floral tiles, windows with white wooden slats, and its fish-scale roof are unique features. In the PortoBay Serra Golf garden there are over 90 species, subspecies and a variety of flowers and plants to be found, some of them found only on the island, and all duly identified.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent and the staff at breakfast we attentive and well mannered. Please thank chef.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Late checking was possible
7.5 Good
Pros: the garden was amazing, the hotel looked lovely. breakfast was really good.
Cons: it was wet and cold in the room. bathroom could be more clean. and the staff could be more helpful
7.9 Good
Pros: Superior room is spacious. Excellent bed. Bathroom amenities by Rituals, which are very nice. Hotel is very quiet as we expected. Beautiful and comfortable living/common rooms and breakfast/dinner room. Easy parking space.
Cons: Swimming pool is not big enough in our opinion, and closes at 19:00 so it can be crowded at certain times. Sauna fits only 1-2 person(s).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean with good equipment. The indoor swimming-pool and sauna are a great addition.
Cons: Classical ressort hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is maybe the first time when I couldn’t find anything annoying about a hotel. Location is very good with lots of flowers around. The hotel is very clean and with lots of light. The breakfast was also good. To save effort book the shuttle option from the airport to the hotel and ask the staff to arrange rent-a-car to wait for you at the hotel parking. You can leave it in the end there as well. That was very convinient.
Cons: More as a recommendation not as something bad but you have great fruits on the island so maybe it will be a good idea to offer fruit fresh during the day at your menu :)
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Limited food offer in bar and short bar opening times
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Wounderful remote location and old building with beautiful garden. Excelent dinner. Location is appropriate for golfers and hikers. Just 10 km to get to the airport and half and hour to reach Funchal or pico Areiro. Of coure, you have to rent a car to get there.
Cons: The beds are too soft and palstic protective sheets unaceptable. Spa area should be separated from the pool and with more strict rules of use (some people use it without towels, other as changing room). More healthy food for breakfast would be nice.
Cais da Oliveira - Caniço - Building
11
8.8 Excellent (154 reviews)
Overview Reviews
This 4 star hotel, is built on top of a cliff, forms a small bay that borders the maritime nature reserve from Garajau, located in the quietest part of Caniço de Baixo, where you can enjoy the most beautiful views over the ocean and spend quiet and relaxing holidays, enjoying the wide variety of services and facilities available. The hotel is located 3 km from the centre of Caniço, 9 km from Madeira's International Airport, 10 km from Funchal city, 8 km from Palheiro Golf and 15 km from Santo da Serra Golf Course. It has a total of 66 spacious and comfortable rooms: 44 studios sea view, 7 studios garden view, 10 junior suites sea view and 5 suites sea view. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom (with bathtub or shower) and hairdryer, balcony or terrace, telephone, satellite TV, safety deposit box (rented), air conditioning and kitchenette. Facilities: À la Carte Restaurant with panoramic terrace overlooking the ocean, freshwater outdoor swimming pool, freshwater indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, private and direct access to the sea, free shuttle bus between the hotel and the centre of Funchal 3 times daily except Sundays. Free Internet Wi-Fi in the lobby. The facilities of Hotels Rocamar and Royal Orchid are available to the Hotel Cais da Oliveira guests.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The views from sea view room, Lee Hamilton restaurant onsite and able to walk out for other bars and restaurants etc, the pool outside and in, the staff very friendly and helpful, room cleaned every day and towels etc changed very regularly
Cons: Photos of hotel from sea obviously old as a lot of sunbathing, areas to sit etc unused and quite worn looking, paintwork in some areas needed attention
9.6 Excellent
Pros: - Not far from the Airport - Very nice view - Big room - Good breakfast
Cons: - The beach in from of the hotel is closed. In general it is not a problem as guests can use another beach next to this one. It is just a pity as this hotel's beach looks nicer in my opinion. - It is hard to find a parking space when you come from the airport. After arrival you can ask for a pass for a special parking for guests nearby. It helped us a lot.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast buffet was excellent and well worth the money. It was great to be able to use the facilities at the hotels and the shuttle bus to Funchal.
Cons: The beds were a bit firm!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location. Access to ocean.
Cons: -
Enotel Golf Santo da Serra - Santo da Serra - Building
12
8.7 Excellent (1,194 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Enotel Golf Santo da Serra in Machico, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach and Quinta Da Junta. Featured amenities include express check-in, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast - excellent choices
Cons: All good and shipshape
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really nice place to stay and relax during your trip. We have stayed here just for one night, the room was fine, great swimming pool and tasty breakfast with many choices. Parking in front of hotel and small supermarket in the village.
Cons: We could smell the desinfection from the swimming pool also in the lobby and coridor because the door was opened all the time.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great welcome at the reception, great staff. Nice hotel and lovely view from the room.
Cons: Bathroom : was quite humid (and therefore smelly) as there was no air renewal. Dinner : can be served only until 9:30pm
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good service, good price. When we asked for breakfast at 5am they just told "Yes", it was very nice. Rooms were very clean.
Cons: Little bit cold, little bit strange shower.
6.3 Good
Pros: The breakfast was good, even if there was no variation during one week
Cons: A lot of humidity in the rooms which is causing a smell of mold everywhere and gives you a big discomfort.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Very humid room and Musty smell
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast with ample choice. Unfortunately, on cloudy days the hotel location being at 600 meters high, was inside the clouds.
Cons: We reported a bad smell in the toilets and asked the maintenance man to change to another room, if possible, but weren't offered one. To be honest, we didn't insist, it was manageable. We would have liked to have the possibility to make tea and coffee in the room, especially as the coffee machine was not available at evening meals.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We like the surroundings park market hotel was great clean tidy friendly staff swiming pool steam room a Bonus. Very relaxed place.
Cons: The bed we found gave us both back ache. We must be use to a softer mattress no tea or coffee making in room.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Alpino Atlantico Ayurveda Cure Centre - Adults Only in Canico, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 10-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful place to detox and have yoga, amazing vegan food, beautiful treatments
Cons: Road noise
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing, super quiet, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The staff was very very nice, very attentive and committed to a great stay! Spacious rooms, fantastic treatments. Very good activities, facilities and comfort! I would definitely go back, simply amazing!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel staff are kind and friendly and accommodated our request for a top floor room. The sea views from our room and from the relaxing room are fantastic. The beds were very comfortable and there is a pillow menu. As returning guests we were given a free bottle of water and a bowl of fruit on arrival which was a nice touch. The hotel also arranged for our transportation to and from the airport and the driver came in the Galo Resort mini bus to pick us up. Galo Resort also includes 2 sister hotels the Galomar and Galosol which we were able to visit and use their facilities. Upon arrival we booked evening meals for 7 nights and received a 30% discount. Evening meals are at the Hotel Galosol and are buffet style, several nights a week are themed ie. BBQ, Fish buffet, Portugese night. We thought the meals were excellent value and the food was varied and good quality. We also had breakfast here several mornings too. At the Hotel Galomar we used the infinity pool facility and the spa, where I had a luxury pedicure with Carla and my husband used the sauna and relaxing room/sun balcony. At the Galo hotels in Canico there were visitors from many countries but mostly German. Most staff can speak some English as well as German and Portugese. There is a diving school at the Lido, Hotel Galomar and my husband went snorkelling here at the underwater nature reserve. Be aware that it is the Atlantic Ocean and the water can be cold at times. The weather was perfect, not too hot about 24C with a cool breeze. There is an activity programme for the hotels ranging from Levada walking to Yoga and water colour painting and also evening entertainment at the bar in the Galomar. We had a lovely relaxing week here again and enjoyed our stay very much.
Cons: nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location and room were simply great. It was very quiet and the atmosphere very relaxing.
Cons: I didn't like the Ayurveda food but I managed to have dinner at the sister hotel.
Galo Resort Hotel Galosol - Caniço - Pool
14
8.7 Excellent (478 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Galo Resort Hotel Galosol in Canico, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Madeira Botanical Garden and Madeira Stadium. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Canico? This resort has 3229 square feet (300 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Cons: We booked a suite with seaview for 6 nights but we could hardly see the sea from the balcony. And we didn’t choose any side sea view either. We made a reclamation but the lady at the reception claimed we have a seaview. The picture below is taken from the balcony of our first suite, direct view from the middle of the balcony, do you see the sea? After talking to the manager we were given refund and got a new suite with sea view after a couple of nights but anyway I think the discription of the first suite was misleading considering we chose the most expensive suite in order to have seaview. Everything was finally organized and we got a new suite but this was a disappointing incident of our holiday.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The resort features an excellent pool and sunbathing complex down by the ocean cliff. Of course, you can get safely in and out to the ocean from there as well! You can get down there by the elevator!
Cons: During our stay (mid-August), the whole week was quite windy. We travelled all around the island and noticed that there was much less windy at other places at the same time. It seems that the location of the hotel - Caniço - has naturally more wind than other parts of the island.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, facilities, breakfast and staff.
Cons: Nothing really it is a very pleasant hotel set on many levels.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is located at a Garajau Partial Natural Reserve so the ocean is the cleanest. 10-15 minutes for ~25 euros by taxi is the "distance" from the airport. Quite, clean, big and beautiful area near the ocean with plenty of facilities - places for rest and for sport, for taking sunbath and swimming, for eating and walking. Breathtaking views. Friendly and helpful staff. Rescue personal at the beach. Different activities, which are free for the hotel guests. The possibility of diving and snorkeling - there is a diving centre right on the beach, you can rent equipment if it's needed. Special beach zones only for adults. Free beach towels, sun beds and umbrellas. Several restaurants at the territory as well as nearby including fish & seafood restaurants, pizzeria, etc. Not more than 100 metres to a bus stop. If you like a long walks in sports shoes up and down the steep hillsides, then the city center is not far away either)) You should follow a sign "cantrata" - trail for pedestrians. There're the stunning oceans and the city's views from these hillsides.
Cons: Old air conditioner in the room with a terrible smell while working. Absence of fish or seafood an the breakfast and limited menu of stewed vegetables. It would be great if the hotel provided a shuttle to or from the airport.
7.0 Good
Pros: The breakfast is very good and the pool is lovely, the location is very nice with beaches and many restaurants within walking distance. I arrive early and they were able to accomodate me into a room right away.
Cons: One thing to know: the airport shuttle needs to be booked ahead and costs 18 euro each way. This was unexected for me. Also, the communication was not what it should be. On my return trip to the airport, I had booked the shuttle (which you cah book to the room and pay for with a credit card), but instead they called me a taxi and I needed to pay with cash, which I didn't have, creating last minute stress of having to change money for the driver in the airport.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The access to the sea The deckchair next to the see The view from the restaurant
Cons: The hotel is hudge and a lot of distance has to be made between each spot. The snooker can't be used at nigth witch hasen't been indicated when we asked how to use it The diving center where you can pay only by cash with atm very far from the hotel
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great place with view and in a very good position
Cons: Air condition system forms work for a night
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Reasonable prices Good staff - especially at night he pool bar and especially Ana (she is an asset to your resort)
Cons: Should be an on site shop in my opinion Bar open after 10pm
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very nice with lots of variety. The sea water pool and the access to the sea itself were absolutely brilliant - great to relax a bit after a long hike. We also enjoyed the lounge bar and restaurant above the pool, the food was nice and views there are magnificent. There is a lot of free parking options and a small supermarket just a few meters from the hotel.
Cons: The bathroom could use a bit of bleach here and there - it was clean, but there were some patches of black mold in the seams of the shower wall. Wifi did get slow during the peak hours (around 6 - 10 PM).
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Probably one of the best holiday resorts I've been to. Beautiful location, excellent service, wonderful clean rooms and any facility available that one could wish for.
7.0 Good
Pros: very friendly and good value for money. Would go again
7.7 Good
Pros: hotel staff is very competent and very friendly, location for sports activities is great (hiking, mountain biking, gym, diving ...), breakfast is very good
7.3 Good
Pros: The room was comfortable with a lovely sea view. The breakfast was really good with lots of different choices on offer.
7.0 Good
Pros: The gym/sports facilities are very good. The sauna/spa area is very useful after a day of walking. Swimming in the sea. Breakfast is very good.
Cons: Facilities are rather spread out and involve crossing public areas.
6.8 Good
Pros: The variety of activities supplied by the hotel.
Cons: A kitchenette would have been perferred and/or a fridge for our use as opposed to a stocked mini-bar.
7.6 Good
Pros: The hotel was well organized and I had the change to relax a lot because of the plenty physical body activities.
Cons: I couldn't find shampoo in the bathroom, there was only one product for body and hair, a four star hotel has to provide nice different products for body and hair.
4.8 Okay
Pros: sea view, staff service
Cons: very old furniture, ancient leaking shower in the room, tough pancakes, awful coffee and half-done omelette for breakfasts
6.8 Good
Pros: Hotel location, breakfast and health center.
Cons: Furniture and plumbing!!! Hotel definitely needs new furniture and renewal of plumbing accessories.
6.0 Good
Pros: The room was perfect and the view was very good
Cons: There was a lot of olg germans, no young people at all. I also recomend to make tea/coffee facilities in the room free
White Waters - Machico - Building
15
8.7 Excellent (222 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel White Waters in Machico, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach and Whale Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet location, close to restaurants and see. Rather small hotel. Clean and convenient. Simple but good breakfast.
Cons: Hotel has no facilities but we did not expect any so that was fine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was really good. Bed was super comfortable. Hosts couldn't be nicer! Location. Balcony. Price. Recommended!
Cons: No air-conditioning. Uncovered window in the shower.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lady on reception couldn't have been more helpful. Hotel spotlessly clean.
Cons: Hairdryer overheated very fast
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is spotlessly clean. Very near to the beach. Nearby night club only noisy one night. Good bus route, restaurants, shops and supermarkets all close. Breakfast was included, basic and the same every day but there was enough to eat I would definitely stay again
Cons: Some confusion about keys to access hotel at night but this was rectified
8.8 Excellent
Pros: the location,the breakfast,helpful staff,and the cleanliness ,finding us another room that suited us better
Cons: the first room we were given had a minute balcony a small dark bathroom and a bed that had seen better days.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Martha - our host was superb - local- knowledgable- nothing seemed too much trouble - enjoyed our chats with her
Cons: Air-con would have been an advantage - however we were given a floor fan which was ideal
Albergaria O Professor - Santa Cruz (Madeira) - Building
16
8.8 Excellent (91 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel staff were very accommodating for me as I am gluten free. Not a problem at all. They served up gf bread, biscuits and even cereal. The dinners were also slightly adapted for my needs and very delicious I might add. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Friendly staff, beautifully clean room, quiet location and very close to the airport and beach. All in all perfect...
Cons: Maybe a bit of fruit or yoghurts for brealfast. Otherwise perfectly adequate....
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent in all areas. Extremely friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff in a fantastic square setting
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room and bathroom was very clean. The bed was very large and comfortable. The room had air conditioning. A hair blower was provided. The staff was excellent!!
Cons: Would be nice to have a towel rack. The bathroom vanity was too close to the toilet. No mirror in the room, only in the bathroom.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is ideal right next to airport but little noise. Very clean and modern comfortable bedrooms & friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.
Cons: Sorry but slight smell of drains in bathroom.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was very clean and the staff were very kind.
Cons: The room was small and had a built in rollaway we didn't need.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very convenient for airport. Very friendly staff
7.1 Good
Pros: Breakfast and service was good
Cons: I’m 77 and my wife 71 to walk to the second floor with 16 staircase steps on each that’s a total of 32 steps and with no hand rails very dangerous, I can see problems in the very near future !.. good luck to the owners when they get sued with claims for injuries if not fatal there’s no landings !....
Quinta Do Lorde Resort Hotel Marina - Machico - Building
17
8.6 Excellent (1,226 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Quinta Do Lorde Resort Hotel Marina in Machico, you'll be by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach and Sao Lourenco Point. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We got a specious suite of 2 bedrooms and 2 balconies with stunning view to the ocean. Easy access to the beach, pools and beautiful surrounded areas. The staff was friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the kayaks and snorkeling tour from the hotel area.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is very friendly
Cons: Breakfast could be better
8.8 Excellent
Pros: As a landscape photographer, I mostly chose this hotel because it's near the amazing Ponta de São Lourenço, one of my chosen places to shoot sunrise multiple times. I was a bit hesitant with negative reviews on this site, but decided to risk it. I read many clients complaining that this was a 5 star hotel with a lower star service, but since the price was way below what is usually asked by most 5 start hotels, I didn't find these opinions to be too relevant. My room was quite spacious and pleasant, and the whole hotel complex is fascinatingly beautiful and offers a lot of services, including different kinds of restaurants, oceanic pool, regular pool, gym, a church, and many other interesting activities. If you are looking to an hotel where you feel absolutely at peace and away from the chaos of cities this is the perfect choice! Two last positive notes to their informal restaurant (Captain's Bar), with great food at decent prices, and for the reception desk for quickly allowing for late check out.
Cons: The furniture of my room was slightly deteriorated, so I guess a superficial renovation should be in order. Wifi internet could be a bit faster, even though it was stable. The building with my sea view room was located outside of the main building, so I had to walk about 50 meters on the outside with my luggage, which could have been a problem if it was raining. At the beginning it's a bit difficult to get a notion of the geographical distribution of the different parts of the hotel, so prepare to get a bit lost at the beginning. The staff was quite professional, clearly showing they are trained to work in high quality hotels, but I couldn't help but feel most of them were burned out, probably due to overworking, as they merely fulfilled their roles in a mechanical way, not smiling and making clients feel they were genuinely welcome.
7.5 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good and varied Staff all around helpful Villa was a good size
Cons: Villa needs modernisation Ants in the room if food left open!!
10.0 Excellent
Cons: The green profile hotel tries to portray does not show and we couldn't see any processes etc. that were "green".
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The two bedroom suite directly at the waterfront was huge! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Everything is really clean. The scuba diving school was a highlight with super friendly personnel.
Cons: The pools are unfortunately cold. And the rooms have seen some use. And the resort is in the wider area of the airport so that you hear and see the planes.
A Quinta - Santo da Serra - Outdoors view
18
8.7 Excellent (92 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at A Quinta in Santa Cruz, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach and Santo da Serra Market. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The parking was plentiful and the grounds are lovely. There were beautiful fresh cut flowers to add to the internal beauty of this facility. The quality of the facilities was well constructed. The comfort of the beds was wonderful.
Cons: It was unseasonably cool for the time of the year for our visit. Our room and restaurant were chilly and none off the members of our group could break the chill.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very good breakfast. Friendly owner. And suitable for visiting with a little child.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This country hotel is in the outskirts of a decent-sized town in the hills above Funchal. It has been there a long time and has been reasonably well modernised over the years. For what you pay it is good value for money, the staff are very pleasant and the evening meals in the restaurant are surprisingly good. The pool is adequate and the parking and Wifi are excellent.
Cons: The breakfast could have offered a little more fresh fruit, otherwise it's quite OK. The drive from Funchal became a bit of a daily drag, but the benefits of staying in the country, rather than the city generally outweighed it, although the weather is definitely not as good there as on the coast.
6.7 Good
Pros: Lovely, quaint place, with an old-wordly charm. It's a quiet area, close to a couple of the levada walks. I'd say you probably want a car though, to get around and explore the area, there's some lovely villages to explore. Also down the road from Casa da Guida, a really superb restaurant with top notch food and service.
5.0 Okay
Pros: 1. Rich breakfast; 2. Very beautiful location; 3. Clean.
Cons: 1. It was not normal for us to pay for the stay at the time of accommodation; 2. The attitude of the staff; 3. Very cold in the entire hostel; 4. Very high moisture (all our clothes were always wet).
5.0 Okay
Pros: 1. Rich breakfast; 2. Very beautiful location; 3. Clean.
Cons: 1. It was not normal for us to pay for the stay at the time of accommodation; 2. The attitude of the staff; 3. Very cold in the entire hostel; 4. Very high moisture (all our clothes were always wet).
5.8 Okay
Pros: The breakfast was very good and the waitress was very nice . The garden was pretty .
Cons: The sheets and pillow cases were made of horrible bobbly fleece . The beef at dinner was dry and tasteless . We left old day early and rang the bell to say we were leaving but no one came . The bedroom sink did not have a plug .
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is good and excellent value. The location is quiet and the surroundings attractive and it is convenienot for visiting the south east part of Madeira.
Cons: The only real criicism we have is that there were far too many bedclothes on the bed. We would have been hot even in the Arctic. I think that furry sheets were quite unnecessary!

Best rooms in Santo da Serra

PortoBay Serra Golf - Santo da Serra - Building
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8.8 Excellent (425 reviews)
Overview Reviews
PortoBay Serra Golf is a small charming estate with tasteful decoration, surrounded by nature and Madeiran traditions. with the golf course nearby!! Feel like you're in the heart of the country, with luxurious greenery, and a welcoming environments. The main house, dating from 1920, was restored in 1999 and is classified as part of the region's heritage. The faade, with decorative elements from the Art Nouveaux period, the frieze of floral tiles, windows with white wooden slats, and its fish-scale roof are unique features. In the PortoBay Serra Golf garden there are over 90 species, subspecies and a variety of flowers and plants to be found, some of them found only on the island, and all duly identified.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent and the staff at breakfast we attentive and well mannered. Please thank chef.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Late checking was possible
7.5 Good
Pros: the garden was amazing, the hotel looked lovely. breakfast was really good.
Cons: it was wet and cold in the room. bathroom could be more clean. and the staff could be more helpful
7.9 Good
Pros: Superior room is spacious. Excellent bed. Bathroom amenities by Rituals, which are very nice. Hotel is very quiet as we expected. Beautiful and comfortable living/common rooms and breakfast/dinner room. Easy parking space.
Cons: Swimming pool is not big enough in our opinion, and closes at 19:00 so it can be crowded at certain times. Sauna fits only 1-2 person(s).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean with good equipment. The indoor swimming-pool and sauna are a great addition.
Cons: Classical ressort hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is maybe the first time when I couldn’t find anything annoying about a hotel. Location is very good with lots of flowers around. The hotel is very clean and with lots of light. The breakfast was also good. To save effort book the shuttle option from the airport to the hotel and ask the staff to arrange rent-a-car to wait for you at the hotel parking. You can leave it in the end there as well. That was very convinient.
Cons: More as a recommendation not as something bad but you have great fruits on the island so maybe it will be a good idea to offer fruit fresh during the day at your menu :)
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Limited food offer in bar and short bar opening times
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Wounderful remote location and old building with beautiful garden. Excelent dinner. Location is appropriate for golfers and hikers. Just 10 km to get to the airport and half and hour to reach Funchal or pico Areiro. Of coure, you have to rent a car to get there.
Cons: The beds are too soft and palstic protective sheets unaceptable. Spa area should be separated from the pool and with more strict rules of use (some people use it without towels, other as changing room). More healthy food for breakfast would be nice.
Enotel Golf Santo da Serra - Santo da Serra - Building
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8.7 Excellent (1,194 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Enotel Golf Santo da Serra in Machico, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach and Quinta Da Junta. Featured amenities include express check-in, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast - excellent choices
Cons: All good and shipshape
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really nice place to stay and relax during your trip. We have stayed here just for one night, the room was fine, great swimming pool and tasty breakfast with many choices. Parking in front of hotel and small supermarket in the village.
Cons: We could smell the desinfection from the swimming pool also in the lobby and coridor because the door was opened all the time.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great welcome at the reception, great staff. Nice hotel and lovely view from the room.
Cons: Bathroom : was quite humid (and therefore smelly) as there was no air renewal. Dinner : can be served only until 9:30pm
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good service, good price. When we asked for breakfast at 5am they just told "Yes", it was very nice. Rooms were very clean.
Cons: Little bit cold, little bit strange shower.
6.3 Good
Pros: The breakfast was good, even if there was no variation during one week
Cons: A lot of humidity in the rooms which is causing a smell of mold everywhere and gives you a big discomfort.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Very humid room and Musty smell
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast with ample choice. Unfortunately, on cloudy days the hotel location being at 600 meters high, was inside the clouds.
Cons: We reported a bad smell in the toilets and asked the maintenance man to change to another room, if possible, but weren't offered one. To be honest, we didn't insist, it was manageable. We would have liked to have the possibility to make tea and coffee in the room, especially as the coffee machine was not available at evening meals.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We like the surroundings park market hotel was great clean tidy friendly staff swiming pool steam room a Bonus. Very relaxed place.
Cons: The bed we found gave us both back ache. We must be use to a softer mattress no tea or coffee making in room.