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 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.
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*.
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Really nice hotel, great views from our room 3048. Room available straight after lunch on arrival day. Pool area cleaned rigourously every day. Managed to park car either at the front or to the side every day.More
visited as a party of 6 for our annual family holidays staff, location, food, all amenities fantastic. couldn't really find fault in anything. have read some reviews saying food is rubbish, I'm pretty sure they weren't in the same hotel as us because the food was great. OK not as much choice as other places but what there was it was well cooked and seasoned perfectly. rooms clean and tidy, spacious enough. our room looked out to a back street but you could still see the hills, and even the sea if you looked around the corner! the snack bar was great, sometimes a bit of a wait or a queue but they're cooking the snacks fresh so don't complain! the bar staff are great, always smiling. quiet area but beautiful little village and funchal not far away. small water park few minutes walk along the promenade, cheap admission. all in all a really great hotel More
Good hotel, poor food, great little village 3 minutes away, no televisions, no music, local people, local food, not the best, but almost like stepping back 30 years, before tourism, tv's and loud music took over. Great.More
Very Good Hotel
Stayed here from the 7th to 14 July. We asked for and were given a high floor – room 4033. We looked out onto the car park but we had only paid for the basic room. The hotel was very clean – both our own room and communal areas. Reception staff were helpful whenever we needed some assistance and it was no problem to book the à la carte restaurant and free shuttle into Funchal with about 36 hours notice. We were on the AI package and had no problems at all. Have to have one wristband replaced but it was issued without any problems. Would have liked the a high bar to continue to 12 midnight rather than 11 PM. Bar staff in the main bar and snack bar were courteous and attentive. Good range of ice creams and drinks throughout the day. The food was of a generally high standard and certainly to a higher standard than a number of AI hotels we have visited in Turkey over the last few years – it was a much smaller complex and I think that may be the reason behind it. They had three speciality nights – Portuguese; Brazilian and fish. Pool and the pool earlier was cleaned daily. It's a short walk into the neighbouring village and it soon became part of the daily routine in the morning. The incoming flights were not intrusive and became a feature of the hotel! There was no animation team and entertainment was quite low-key. I am afraid that the evening entertainment was poor – the worst parrot show I've endured and save for one crooner, the singers were poor/average. This was about the only downside.More
When we arrived at the hotel we were given a room on the fourth floor facing the main highway, the room was clean and welcoming however the view was horrible. After checking the confirmation email we had been given the wrong room (I had paid for a sea view). After a short trip to reception this was changed to a room on the second floor, which again was nice. The staff were excellent (especially Marco In the bar) The pool and general hotel facilities were excellent Breakfast was excellent, a wide range of fruit, cheeses, ham, hot food, pasties and yoghurts. Pool bar food again was good. Evening meal was horrible! The first night the food tasted ok however after the second night, regardless of what you selected, everything tastes the same. We decided on are last night to pay 60 euros to a local taxi to take us to Funchal, as the thought of eat the food made me feel sick. The location on the hotel is ok, around an hours round trip to Funchal. The airport is only 3 minutes away by car. The hotel isn't busy by English standards however there are around 10ish flights per day that do pass right by the side of the hotel. We enjoyed spotting the planes and it wasn't to disruptive. The hotel does offer a shuttle service to Funchal however we couldn't use it as it was always full (even requesting is 48 hours before). We were directed to the local bus service which was always clean and on time and 10 euros return. We wouldn't stay here again but will definitely come back to Funchal..More
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