Vila Gale Santa Cruz

This hotel has a beachfront spot near Santa Cruz. And you’re only a short drive from the capital, Funchal.

This hotel opened in 2006. The contemporary décor incorporates lots of leather sofas and arty photography. And outside there’s a gigantic Olympic-sized 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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Based On 468 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 6Floors
  • 262Rooms
  • 4Lifts

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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Outdoor pool

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, roman bath and Jacuzzi®.

Buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner with either a buffet or set-menu.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 - can be sold as a single. With twin beds and a camp-bed or similar with maid service daily, linen changed twice weekly and towels changed 3 times a week. Minibar is chargeable.

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a camp-bed or similar with maid service daily, linen changed twice weekly and towels changed 3 times a week. Minibar is chargeable.

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Brillaint Holiday!

Not a lot to say about this place other than it was clean, very well furnished, friendly and gave us a great holiday on the lovely island of Madeira. Two great pools and the food was superb. Recommend hiring a car in order to see all that this island (and it's many tunnels!) has to offer....Highly recommended!More

furrycoat, London

Definately recommended

A wonderful experience, This hotel is in a beautiful spot right by the sea and despite it's close proximity to the airport is quiet and peaceful. The facilities are great and the food and service were excellent. You can spend days at the hotel relaxing or see the island on one of the many trips the staff will help you to book. they will even take you into Funchal for free. Above all it was the hotel staff who made this trip so memorable. They couildn't have been more friendly and helpful - nothing was too much. I will definitely go back.More

Lynn B, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

relaxing time

We recently stayed here after deciding on a last minute break and wanting a change from the canaries. What a great hotel and what a good choice we made. The hotel was clean, room spacious (we did pay for an upgrade) and staff great. We stayed all inclusive and although there wasn't a fantastic choice of food we loved everything. Luckily the hotel was only half full and my only moan would be the service at the pool bar, it was slow considering the limited number of guests so would worry if I was visiting in high season, Would we return........ yes.More

cazzieBLancashire, lancashire

Nice hotel

On my recent trip to Madeira visited Santa Cruz a lovely place and went into this hotel for lunch.Staff friendly had a nice snack lunch prices reasonable.Hotel is well appointed and anybody wanting a quiet holiday this would be ideal. All going well will vist this hotel again on my next trip to Madeira.More

bob4434, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Had a week here in November. The room had a super view of the sea. It was advertised as a twin room but we had a huge king bed (although the mattress was a little too firm for me). the food was excellent. the staff were really nice and the place was clean. If you want to use the free transfer bus to Funchall, book early as its only a mini bus that fills up quickly. The town is a nice place, only 15 mins on the bus away from Funchall and walking round is very safe. Great holiday,More

Mark B, Cawston, Norwich

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