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Hotel Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Hotel Vila Gale Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Portugal

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A pleasing, quality minded, refreshing base on the water’s edge, with many balconies enjoying uninterrupted sea views. Other rooms look out on to the mountain behind the village.

The pebble and lava beach is relatively close and easily accessible over a narrow pedestrian bridge. The large children’s pool and well equipped spa are added bonuses but there is occasional aircraft noise.


60m to the beach


A smart looking, beige coloured, U-shaped building with a wide and welcoming rear entrance, approached up a short drive with a small car park. The refreshing exterior has airy balconies with metal railings, a central area of glass panelling and the slightly pitched roof has ornate features over the upper floor balconies.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Most rooms

Built Year: 2006


Hotel Vila Gale Santa Cruz


A wide, spacious, marble clad lobby has an inviting reception desk at one end and a door leading to a grey and white coloured bar and lounge with contrasting red fabrics and light fittings.

A smart, well furnished restaurant has brown and white decor whilst a more intimate a la carte restaurant has black and white furnishings and wall murals depicting contemporary dance moves.

Rooms: 262


The sheltered, compact grounds accommodate regimental rows of sunloungers around the pristine looking infinity pool and oversized children’s splash pool. There are narrow strips of well tended grass on either sides and a few palms. A pool bar is open for much of year and there is little in the way of natural shade.


Area Type: On the W side of the small village of Santa Cruz, adjacent to a slip road leading down from the island’s main coast road. The main square, with its range of small restaurants, pavement cafes and shops is located 100m away and a bridge, leading to the main promenade, crosses a small channel, 50m from the sea facing corner of the property. Bus stop for frequent services to Funchal, 80m.

Nearest beach: 60m (Santa Cruz)


  • All Inclusive
    • All inclusive available
  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
    • All-buffet restaurant
  • Pools
    • Angular (26 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (15 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Beauty/spa
    • Children’s daytime entertainment
    • Children’s playground
    • Evening entertainment
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor covered pool
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Room(s) for disabled
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)