Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Vila Gale Santa Cruz is a seafront hotel in Santa Cruz, on Madeira's south eastern coast. It's a short walk to the resort centre, with its restaurants, bars and cafes, along with souvenir shops and a farmers' market. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a smaller pool for children. There's a variety of dining options, with two restaurants offering local and international food at various times throughout the day. You'll also find two bars, including one by the pool and another within the main building. Vila Gale Santa Cruz is set in gardens and has a whitewashed exterior, with cream balconies and matching roof tiles. The lobby has a high ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and a marble style floor, along with plenty of places to sit and relax. Bedrooms have bold feature walls, with artwork on display and patio doors leading onto a balcony. The hotel also has a gym and a heated indoor pool. At Vila Gale Santa Cruz, you can visit the spa, where you'll find a Turkish bath and sauna. If you're in need of pampering, you could also book a treatment, such as a massage, facial or manicure. In the evenings you can watch the family-friendly entertainment, which includes live music and a folk show. Children can attend the non-supervised kids' club, where they'll find colouring books, Lego and a TV. From the hotel, a short walk away is Praia de Santa Cruz, which is home to some of Madeira's best beaches.

Vila Gale Santa Cruz is 500m away from the centre of Madeira's second largest city, Santa Cruz. It's a stroll from the nearest restaurants, cafes and bars. It's also 200m from Praia de Santa Cruz, a sandy beach where you can swim in the shallow waters. Walk 900m and you'll find the local water park, with its slides, pools and lazy river, along with its toboggan runs. From the hotel, you're 8km from the mountainside village of Santo da Serra, with its traditional square, pavement cafes and old whitewashed church. If you like walking, you can explore the local trails and park. Santa da Serra Golf Club, which has a 27-hole course overlooking the sea and surrounding hills, is also 7,8km away. Further afield, it's 18km to Madeira's capital Funchal, where you can shop in the narrow cobbled streets. You could also wander around the boat-lined marina, swim in the saltwater lido complex or wander through the botanical gardens.

The buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers Portuguese and Brazilian dishes, plus seafood. The a la carte restaurant is open for dinner and serves local and international cuisine. The pool bar is open during the day, while main bar is open each evening. Snacks are available between meals.

At Vila Gale Santa Cruz, you can play table tennis, attend a fitness class or swim in the pools. The hotel also offers kids' entertainment.

Each room at Vila Gale Santa Cruz has a satellite TV with a DVD player. They also come with Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

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Santa Cruz, Madeira, Portugal

Address: 9100-157, Rua De Sao Fernando, S/N, Santa Cruz, Portugal

Phone: 00351291529000


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DONT BOTHER TO STAY THE FOOD SERVED IS ALWAYS COLD OR LUKE WARM. The Management don't care and the staff are Rude in the restaurant and you have to buy a €4 cap to swim in the indoor swimming pool. the Gym equipment has seen better days. Reception staff can be offhanded,..,which they obviously see as Professionalism.

Very Happy with Vila Gale

May 2022 | Denise T

We are on the last day of our holiday here and have had a lovely time. The Staff all work so so hard and do so without complaint or attitude. We feel extremely welcome. Everything is kept so very clean and well maintained. We are frequent 5* Caribbean holiday makers and have no problem recommending this hotel. Ok, the beach isn’t up to much, but the pool is spot on. No problem with the food whatsoever, always tasty and plentiful. Snacks available all day long till 6pm at the pool bar too. Only tip I would say is bring your own plastic wine glass. I’m a bit of a glass snob and do not enjoy a lovely glass of wine from a plastic tumbler round the pool.

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May 2022 | gaynorbeattie2333333

Stayed at this hotel on the 25th April , due to flight delay, after a long 10 hour wait in madeira airport, we stayed over nite, and had to be up at 5am the next day, hotel was clean, they checked us into rooms as quickly as possible, buffet at 9am was cold and inadequate, but i have since emailed twice asking if the cleaner had found my jewellery on the 26th when cleaning the room, as i had left it rushing to get back to the airport and have had no reply from the mails sent, obviously it was my fault that i left it , but surely this could of been checked and a mail sent back to me ??? Mrs gaynor beattie

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