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Vila Baleira Porto Santo

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The general impression was very good. Only a couple of issues are on the negative side: The main restaurant in the central building was too large and too noisy. It was not possible to relax and have a quiet chat with people around the same table! Noise reduction is strongly recommended. Another issue was the rooms opposite the main building.... More 

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Vilabaleira, Diretor-Geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. I can confirm that our priority... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just come home from a very nice holiday on Porto Santo and stayed at the Vila Baleira Hotel in a family suite. The hotel is not the most architecturally pleasing building from the outside but very nice and functional on the inside. Our first impression when we walked in was that it was clean and fresh. I had... More 

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. We appreciatte teh comments with a... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was clean, had a good view, a good spa and beach access, and a very helpful receptionist. There's also shuttle bus from the center and the hotel has bikes to rent. The indoor pool was warm and available most of the time

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Vilabaleira, General Manager at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

Leiria, Portugal
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93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very well placed, near the beautiful amazing beach. It's facilities are well cared and offer a good relaxing time. Nice spaceous rooms as well as the restaurant, sea water swimming pool, children park, games room, nice garden and marvelous thalasso spa. The food is delicious and not repetitive. The staff is very friendly, the animation team is... More 

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent hotel!! With friendly helpful staff. We always love to stay here. The breakfast is absolutely splendid, and would suit any taste. The hotel is so close to the beach and sea, and also has a lovely pool in relaxing surroundings. It is definitely a place we wish to return to.

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Regarding your comments, we are sorry... More 

New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the beach, soft bed linen, perfect cleaning, attention to detail, all inclusive well worth it. Plentiful food, a wealth of choice, healthy meals, good drinks, a resort perfectly located on a wonderful beach. Good entertainment, helpful and friendly staff. I had 5 days of paradise and can't wait to return. Congratulations to all the staff!

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

manchester
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This hotel surpasses all expectations. The position on an unspoilt beach is unrivalled and no matter how many people are at the hotel you can allways find your own space or total seclusion if you want!! The hotel itself is excellent with good facilities and an excellent Spa. The food is of a good quality and varied with a buffet... More 

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

Szekesfehervar, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We spent with my wife excellent stay in Porto Santo. The beach is very near and clear, covered with golden sand. Buffet is rich ( we'd been all inclusive), however next time we'll upgrade for AI plus, then the bar on the beach is also free

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

Estoril
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stayed in Vila Baleira for a week with all inclusive. At an extremely well located place, Vila Baleira is one of the best hotels in Porto Santo island. Very good food, nice drinks, staff always available and kind and very clean. Two restaurants and a small bar at the beach. Near to the Porto Santo main village (Vila Baleira village)... More 

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Vilabaleira, Gerente geral at Vila Baleira Porto Santo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

An extremely well located hotel. Right in front of the best part of the beach and with great facilities. Food is good and served through out the day. Lots of activities and fun. On the 'not so good' side only the reception staff and the fact that you have to book/pay beds at the beach (even in the all inclusive... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and comments about your experience in Vila Baleira. A project that was started in the beginning of the 70s by a group of German and American Doctors to take advantage of the medical and therapeutical properties of the sands and water of Porto Santo Island. Your comments helps us to continue... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located about 4 km's from the center, the Hotel Vila Baleira Thalassa was originally built with the intention of attracting to the island who wanted to take advantage of the medicinal qualities of its sands and is the best equipped hotel in Porto Santo. The complex consists of 3 distinct areas: In the main building are the rooms, reception, main bar, restaurant, shops, conference rooms, kids club, games room, amphitheater and indoor swimming pool. Connected to the hotel by a tunnel is Baleira Talassa & Spa, a fully independent structure where all thalassotherapy and spa treatments as well as gym and Diving Centre Rheadive work. Also accessible through the tunnel is an outdoor leisure area with outdoor pool, children pool, outdoor children's room, children's playground, shooting, <>, volleyball and beach soccer, the Beach Club and the walkway beach access. The social areas of the hotel and the rooms are spacious and decorated with light colors and local materials. Open from April to October. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Baleira Porto Santo

Address: Sitio do Cabeco da Ponta | Apartado 243, Porto Santo Island 9400-909, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Porto Santo Island
Price Range: €65 - €200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Baleira Porto Santo 4*
Number of rooms: 312
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Also Known As:
Vilabaleira Thalassa Porto Santo
Hotel Vilabaleira Thalassa
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Porto Santo Island
#3 Luxury Hotel in Porto Santo Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Porto Santo Island
#3 Spa Hotel in Porto Santo Island
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“The sea view from the rooms with the afternoon sun is spectacular!”
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“All inclusive is the best option as there are not many shops on the island.”
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“The higher the floor, the better the room.... try for a room with sea view...fantastic!!! Buy the all inclusive plus..”
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“Sea view is a plus.”
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