The Vila Galé Santa Cruz hotel, in Madeira, offers an incomparable view of the Atlantic Ocean, along with the town’s picturesque atmosphere.
This 4 star deluxe hotel in Madeira, only five minutes away from the airport, has 262 warm and sophisticated rooms and offers free wi-fi access in all areas . It also features two restaurants, two bars, an outdoor pool and spa with heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym and massage rooms.
For a true communion with nature, during your stay at this hotel in Madeira, enjoy the variety of nautical sports, marvel at the different diving spots, get to know the levadas (irrigation channels) and do not leave without breathing in the tranquility of the Laurissilva forest. For a complete overview of the island, admire the views of the Atlantic, the steep cliffs, the wave-shaped hills full of vegetation and the banana plantations. The natural pools of Porto Moniz, Curral das Freiras, Câmara de Lobos and Santana, with its traditional small houses, are must-see sites.
Also, keep in mind that the Vila Galé Santa Cruz hotel also provides free transportation to Funchal, a city full of shops and historic nooks. In the city, you’ll be able to photograph postcard-worthy moments. On the Farmers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), it’s the florists wearing their traditional costumes, surrounded by orchids and other plants, that give a special variety of colours and aroma to it. Strolling along the corridors, let the fruit vendors convince you and savour here and there the many varieties of Madeira fruits and other delicacies like poncha (traditional alcoholic drink) or the flat bread bolo do caco. At the end of your visit, we challenge you to remember the number of passion fruit varieties you have tasted.
For the golf lovers staying in this hotel in Madeira, there is the challenging Santo da Serra Golf Club, with the sea as its backdrop.
Served in the main restaurant of the Hotel. Lunch Buffet with drinks from the “Beverages” section. With less than 25 persons, the buffet will be replaced by a served menu.
Served in the bar (by the glass)
Draft Beer, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Whisky, Spirit, Brandy, and National Liquors. Cocktail of the day, Flute of Portuguese sparkling wine. Vermouth Versátil Wine (White, Red and Rosé), Port Wine (Madeira wine in Vila Galé Santa Cruz). Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Coffee and Tea.
Cheese or ham sandwich, Toasted cheese and ham sandwich, Smoked Salmon sandwich, Fresh cheese, with tomato and basil, Chicken baguette, Tuna baguette, Pastries, Ice creams selection, Drinks from the “Beverages” section.
Served in the main restaurant of the Hotel. Dinner Buffet with drinks from the “Beverages” section. For 7 nights or longer stays, one dinner a la carte with previous reservation and with limited number of persons.
*subject to an additional charge
**depending on availability
* Depending on availability
It is the hotel's main restaurant. It offers a buffet service for breakfast (from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.) at lunch (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.) and at dinner (7 to 10 p.m.)
The “Inevitável” brand is also present at the Vila Galé Santa Cruz hotel, offering an à la carte service for lunch, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and for dinner, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
This is the hotel's bar of excellence and it is ideal for relaxing in the evening or for having an after-meal drink. It is open from 6 p.m. to midnight.
It is the pool bar. It offers beverages and snacks during the Summer season, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2 dance classes each day. Impromptu classes arranged depending on weather. Dancing each evening in our exclusive dance faciilities.
We'll also be having our usual 'White Night' which takes place either on the first or second night of dancing plus a fancy dress theme night. There's usually a fun quiz and other fun activities throughout the week ending with the last night party!
The fancy dress night theme will beTacky Tourist. I'm sure we've all got something in the wardrobe that fits the bill!! We did this theme some years ago in Cyprus and it was absolutely hilarious! It's a shared hotel so you might want to bare that in mind. (Image above from our previous Tacky Tourist theme - hopefully will give you a few ideas.
The itinerary will be emailed out 7-10 days before departure detailing everything you need to know for the weeks holiday.
You’ll find this small piece of paradise in the Atlantic Ocean, just northwest of the Canary Islands and a little further away from Africa, which gives it the balmy summers and warm winters it's famous for... the ideal holiday destination all the year round.
The island of Madeira has a surface area of 459 square miles (741 km2), (35 miles long and 13 miles wide). The island is 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Lisbon. The archipelago, discovered by the Portuguese in 1418, is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo and the uninhabited islands of Selvagens and Desertas.
Because of their privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate. Very mild average temperatures, 22ºC in the summer and 16ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity confer upon these islands exceptional subtropical features. The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18ºC in the winter.
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Rua São Fernando, 5
9100-173 Santa Cruz
A deposit secures your place.
Payment can be made either by by Debit card (FREE), Credit Card (2% charge applies) on: 0115 841 0439 or by Bank Transfer (please email email@example.com for account details)
£200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit will be required at time of booking. Please read Terms & Conditions on Booking Form. Balance to be paid 13 weeks prior to departure.
flights are not included
See recommended flights below
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Santa Cruz Ecotax: according to the regulations of the Municipality of Sanra Cruz into force from 1st January 2016, an Overnight Tax of 1€ per night / per guest over 18 years, up to maximum 5 nights stay, per person will be payable to the hotel.
Recommended Flights with Monarch Airlines
Birmingham Departure 15 September – Return 22 September
London Gatwick Departure 15 September – Return 22 September
Manchester Departure 16 September – Return 23 September
Easyjet flights available from London Gatwick and Manchester departing 15 September - Returning 22 September.