This hotel has a beachfront spot near Santa Cruz. And you’re only a short drive from the capital, Funchal.
The contemporary décor incorporates lots of leather sofas and arty photography. And outside there’s a pool with its own little café.
Nearby there’s a pebble beach, a little harbour and a quaint little town. It’s also about half an hour from the island capital, Funchal – there’s a free shuttle bus that gets you there.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Snacks and ice-cream 10.30-18.00.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including house wine, draught beer, cocktail of the day, Madeira wine, mineral water, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.30-23.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Large pool with swimming lanes, sunbeds and parasols around the edges.
Open Monday to Friday and 9am to 9pm at the weekend. Facilities include Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi®. Treatments* and massages* are also available for a charge.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner with either a buffet or set-menu.
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Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
The décor in this twin room is bright and cheerful with smart, comfortable furnishings. You'll have a balcony and sea view too, providing that bit of outside space. There's air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi available and you can also request a minibar*.
Twin Room with Balcony
This inviting and comfortable twin is a great base from which to explore your local area. It's fully air-conditioned with access to free Wi-Fi in the room. There's also a minibar* on request, direct dial telephone and a hairdryer. If you like to be outside there's also a balcony.
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Lovely hotel, staff and location
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 pick up and they are spot on with times. Food- well , it was certainly some of the best if not the best food we have had the experience to encounter! So much choice , freshness and service is second to none. Snack bar offered some fantastic fresh sandwichs and rolls which we tended to have most lunchtimes. Staff all over the hotel are friendly , polite and caring. Rooms- (2023) very spacious and clean! Rooms cleaned daily to a high standard and fridge refilled with water daily. Overall happy but room was a little shabby. Wardrobe doors didn't open fully so unable to use draws and woodwork battered but overall didn't effect us. Nice large balcony . Entertainment was OK with something on every night in the bar . Tended to be duets and dancing We will defiantly go back to Madeira and this hotel at the drop of a hat! More
Lovely clean hotel
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 food in the restaurant was buffet which had a good choice. The hot selection needed to be warmer . The al a cart restaurant was so quiet just 4 of us in there!!! Sandra the waitress was lovely really looked after us. The food was excellent really worth trying whilst you are there. The outdoor pool and area is very clean. Some people swam in it but too cold for me! We used the indoor pool which was nice and warm the jacuzzi was very relaxing. I did use the steam room one day but then it broke down which was a shame. We would return to this hotel but beware there is very little to do in the area. The shuttle bus was very good but the last one returns from Funchal at 5.30. We were there for the flower festival which didn't start til 4.30 so got a taxi back which cost â¬34. All in all a very nice restful break on a beautiful islandMore
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 was warmer than outside, and steam tool, sauna and jacuzzi were all nice additions. Not so keen on the singers in the bar at night, but that's just down to taste ! The runway is very close by, and you do see and hear the planes coming into land or take off, but it's only for a minute or so and not really than intrusive. Overall a very pleasant stay, and would go back again.More
Next to THE ocean, quiet and relaxing
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 real welness. This can be approved a lot! Free bus shuttle to funchal and back ,reservationsMore
Amazing Anniversary Break
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 time. No delays. No crap. Arrived at hotel (5 minutes from airport. On flight path but no real bother with noise) to check in. Room lovely. Sea view and pool view. Guys I gotta put the food in an overall bracket. It is available 7.30 am to 10 pm. Bar till 11. The food is superb as is the service from the staff. Nothing is too much. They will do you anything they can, and always with a smile. Clean towels every day, over the Easter bank holiday as well. Room service everyday. Towels provided by pool. I have to say we went to relax and that is what you do. There is very little here for kids. The pool and hotel is about it. There is a swing park and playground nearby. There are bars/cafe everywhere. Beer is amazing and cheap Â£1.50 per half litre. If you want to go to the main town Funchal it is â¬5 return on the bus. The hotel do a shuttle but it is mostly booked. The bus ride is fun! Avoid the taxis. Â£30 to Funchal. There is a cable car up the mountain and visit to some gardens. Amazing cafes with excellent food. You must visit the marina and enjoy a meal at the Mar Azul. Lobster from the tank. Steaks to die for, cooked on the stones. Only one thing that I was not keen on. Smoking!!!! People smoke all over the place. Round the pool. On the balconies. In the restaurants. More
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