Vila Galé Santa Cruz
Why We Love This Hotel
- A modern 4-star hotel overlooking the Atlantic in the picturesque town of Santa Cruz
- The town centre is within a 6-minute walk, & there's a free shuttle bus to it & Funchal
- The rooms & suites are stylish & spacious, with furnished balconies & free Wi-Fi; some have ocean views
- The hotel has two restaurants, three bars, a huge outdoor pool & a spa with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, gym & treatment rooms
The Hotel Vila Galé Santa Cruz is a contemporary 4-star hotel on the coast in the picturesque town of Santa Cruz, near the airport, with dramatic views of the North Atlantic Ocean.
While not a large town, downtown Santa Cruz -- within a 6-minute walk from the hotel -- is a pleasant community with a range of bars, cafés and restaurants. The hotel offers free shuttle transportation to Santa Cruz and back, as well as to Funchal. Funchal's highlights include the attractive Cathedral of Our Lady, Santa Catarina Park and the Presidential Palace Gardens. The art gallery and local heritage museum Solar do Ribeirinho-Núcleo Museológico in Machico is a 9-minute drive from the hotel. Golfers will want to check out Madeira's oldest course, Clube de Golf Santo da Serra in Santo Antonio da Serra, which is within an 11-minute drive from the hotel. Also in Santo Antonio da Serra, Quinta do Riacho offers horseback riding tours and other activities in the beautiful national Parque Natural Ribeira Primeira. Pico de Areiro and Pico das Torres are popular with hikers and mountain climbers; access to the peaks is a 28-minute drive from the hotel. The spacious rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, mini bars and furnished balconies, most with ocean or pool views. There are also wheelchair-adapted rooms. Room service is available. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included in the room price.
The hotel features two restaurants and three bars. Other amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa with an indoor heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a hot tub. There is a 24-hour reception, and laundry service.