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Vyborg, Russia
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Beautiful hotel located near the sea and 5 minutes from the airport. In fact, the airport is so close that you can see the planes landing. But this doesn't affect the quality of your sleep. Lovely choice of dishes at breakfast with fresh fruits, hot meals and pastries. As an improvement we would recommend to put a little cooler with...

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Weather just right at 15-18 degrees. No rain and lots of sun. The Hotel was excellent and the staff could not do enough for us. Luckily we went in Carnival week both in Funchal and Santa Cruz. Great fun and easy to get a good view. Car hire good but need to have a good engine size if you want...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We stayed at this hotel as a couple. We had a room on the first floor in the corner and had a great view of the sea. The room was spacious and modern, we did however have a few issues with the fittings in the room, for the first two days the only programs we could find on the TV...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Wonderful hotel in a supurb location, Santa Cruz is a small town with a lovely atmosphere. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff were lovely, nothing was too much trouble. We upgraded to a sea view so glad we did. The food was excellent. The hotel was quiet during our stay just before Christmas and we were Lucky enough...

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Brussels
Reviewed 17 January 2015

I spent a good week in this hotel with a friend, as a base for exploring the island and some walking tours. The room had a good size, excellent view from the seaside balcony. Bed, mattress, pillow were all of all good quality - we slept very well. WLAN was weak and unreliable in our room but decent in the...

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2Thank Zwenn
north wales uk
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We stayed here after reading brilliant reviews instead of our usual pestana hotel in Funchal... Big mistake!we stayed new year week and I guess the manager was on holiday as he didn't reply to my four pages complaints letter or maybe the receptionist o Put it in the recycling bin so he wouldn't have to read it !!anyway the positives...

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barnstaple
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Just returned from the Vila gale after a week's stay. From the onset of our arrival we had issues with the hotel. Firstly, when we arrived, the room we were allocated had an unpleasant odour so asked if we could be moved. After queuing at reception 3 times to be dealt with, eventually we were allocated a new room but...

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Just spent our 1 st ever Christmas and new yr away from UK. We have stayed at Vila Gale on 2 previous hols during the summer of 08 and 09. The staff are amazingly helpful and kind Bruno, Sandra, Emanuel to name a few but ALL are included in my praise Only negative-- PLEASE turn off Jazz! Its rather like...

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Sarah, The returning guest is the best recognition we have for our effort to please those who visit us. Specially in the name of those you mentioned, thank you very much for your words. We are eager to welcome you back soon, once again. Best regards José Miguel Oliveira Martins General Manager

Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed a week, room clean, beds hard, nice pool gym and sauna, right by airport good location. Food basic not much choice. Staff lovely. Whats with the piano music and the constant jazz played all day! Drove me mad! The entertainment was two people screaming down karaoke system singing the same songs every other day - had to keep chasing...

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were sad to the fact that there were issues that we were not up to your expectations. As for the decor of the hotel, we understand that when it comes to individual taste, it is not consensual. For the other mentioned items will be analized in order to be corrected for those are points that must be...

Izegem, Belgium
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We really enjoyed staying there. Good service, nice and clean rooms, excellent breakfast, friendly personal.... We certainly recommend this hotel. When you stay in Santa Cruz, you need a car to visit the island.

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VilaGaleHoteis, Gerente geral at Vila Gale Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Rosita, We always appreciate the feedback received and feel rewarded that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for recommending us. We will be waiting for your return to the Vila Galé Santa Cruz. Best regards José Miguel Oliveira Martins General Manager

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: $135 - $211 (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 Hotel Santa Cruz
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“Pool side rooms have nice views but car park side rooms are quieter and have late evening sun.”
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“Has its own mini bus to Funchal”
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