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Vila Gale Santa Cruz

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here on an all inclusive deal for 14 nights and although this hotel is near the airport and flight path after a day any interference with the holiday was minimal as you became conditioned (Oh look there is another airplane!!). Flight times appeared to be restricted. The restaurant staff at this hotel are an efficient well organised team....

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County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only five minutes from the airport. The receptionist was very welcoming and friendly. Our room was lovely. Air condition , very clean and plenty of toiletries. We were on bed and breakfast rate ,which was extensive and staff here were warm and welcoming. Very attentive their motto was CLOSE TO You. " manager was excellent in resteraunt and this was...

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1Thank Clare Geraldine f
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a conference at this hotel for three days, but did not stay here. It is very conveniently located close to the airport, with many restaurants in the vicinity. The airport nearby wasn't a nuisance at all during the conference itself. All the equipment worked well. What was bothersome is that the entire venue has wooden floors. This makes...

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Birmingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel with a late deal at First Choice, couldn't believe the quality of the hotel. Swift booking in at approx 11 am and our room was ready. Room 2007 Spacious bedroom and bathroom. Balcony over looking pool and sea view. Yes we could watch the aircraft but it's not that busy an airport so not disruptive. The...

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2Thank a_broadhurst
Sheerness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the hotel on an all Inc for 7 nights over Easter. The hotel is very impressive. Clean fresh and spacious. It is situated 5 minutes from the airport in a beautiful little village Santa Cruz. A free shuttle bus is on offer daily to Fengal running about 5 times a day- book in for both drop off and...

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4Thank Kezza094
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Stayed here for one week at Easter. Weather was good although a little windy at times. Hotel was fine. Clean, tidy, staff friendly, food was plentiful and varied and good quality. Stuff bus to Funchal was very handy (although book couple of days in advance), nice clean gym. Outside pool not heated but was okay once you're in. Inside pool...

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1Thank Bristow-family16
Antwerp Province, Belgium
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This hotel build in u form with central terrace with Large pool lies next to THE old village centre and just few steps from THE Atlantic. Large dining hall with Great variety of food and good quality. Bar and music at night. Inside pool and welness not so good, children, bathingsuits, no privacy . Rather a play site than a...

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1Thank marcmgvanhoey
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Mrs and I took a week with First Choice at Santa Cruz, Madeira. Only one word for it really . Amazing. From the start off from Birmingham to the home journey back. We checked our bags in at Birmingham the night before. No queue next day. Straight through security. 18 minutes airport arrival to lounge. Flight over to Madeira on...

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2Thank Maurice F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I booked a week's stay 10 days before we departed! We got a great deal on a bed and breakfast stay. The hotel was very clean and had good facilities. Staff were always on hand to help and nothing was too much trouble. This hotel is literally a 5 min real-time drive from the airport. You can...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

So its not in the capital and I kind of loved that about it. It is in a quaint wee villiage with a cobbled bridge and a chapel across the street. The hotel itself has an indoor spa pool and facilites and an outdoor infinity style pool looking out right onto the sea. **outdoor pool FREEZING** but beautiful none the...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This beach hotel in Santa Cruz (Madeira) is situated directly beside the sea. Funchal is just 15 minutes away, while Funchal airport is only 5 minutes from the hotel. The promenade and the aqua park are also nearby. There are also stony and pebble beaches in the area. The hotel, which was built in 2006, has a total of 262 room on 4 floors, where we feature 4 junior suites suitable for families. The hotel offers a fully air-conditioned environment with spacious lobby, lifts, 24-hour reception, hotel safe, three bars, two restaurants and parking facilities. It has congress centre (890 m²), room and laundry services, as well as a kids club and games room. All rooms with en suite bathroom, balcony, air conditioning, individually adjustable central heating, direct dial phone, clock, satellite TV, CD / DVD player, radio, safe deposit box, hair-dryer, fax / modem connection, minibar, electronic security lock and 24 hour-room service. It offers an outdoor swimming pool for adults and children, indoor swimming pool (for a fee) and spa facilities with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room / Turkish bath, Vichy room, a gym, studio for classes, 4 massage and treatments rooms, physician's office. The nearest golf course is only 10 minutes away and the hotel provides a golf desk and clubs closet. A breakfast buffet is served each morning. Lunch and dinner may be eaten from a buffet or a la carte. The following are all accepted as methods of payment: American Express, MasterCard and VISA. There is a transfer service to Funchal available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Address: Rua Nova de Sao Fernando 5, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-173, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Santa Cruz
Price Range: €96 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Santa Cruz 4*
Number of rooms: 262
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Vila Gale Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Vila Gale Hotel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Vila Gale
Vila Gale Madeira
Vila Gale Santa Cruz Madeira
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“Always ask for a sea view with balcony”
Bob_K01332, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 2007 excellent views. Sunny in the mornings”
a_broadhurst, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a room with balcony and see view”
marcmgvanhoey, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a pool view room - any others are street view.”
Derpathem, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“our room was the left side closest to the church, you got the sunrise and sunset”
315rebekahs, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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