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Vila Galé Santa Cruz

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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. 

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  • Kids' club
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets: Pets not allowed

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 6 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 6 (one-way), (up to 17 years old)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 7.50 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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