The Vila Galé Santa Cruz hotel in Madeira boasts amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, along with the picturesque town. The hotel is only five minutes away from the airport and offers 262 warm and sophisticated rooms.


Featuring two restaurants, two bars, an outdoor pool and spa with heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym and massage rooms, you’ll not be short of activities.  Besides offering free Wi-Fi access in all areas, the hotel has a modern and well-equipped convention centre and a multi-purpose space for any leisure or business circumstances. Why not upgrade to the All Inclusive Package, giving you even better value and more choice.

For a true connection with nature, enjoy a variety of nautical sports, marvel at the different diving spots, get to know the levadas (irrigation channels) and breathe in the tranquility of the Laurissilva forest. Admire the views of the Atlantic, the steep cliffs, the wave-shaped hills full of vegetation and the banana plantations. The natural pools of Porto Moniz, Curral das Freiras, Câmara de Lobos and Santana, with its traditional small houses are must-see sites.


The Vila Galé Santa Cruz hotel also provides free transportation to Funchal, a city full of shops and historic nooks. In the city, you’ll be able to photograph postcard-worthy moments. Visit the Farmers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), where you’ll see the florists wearing their traditional costumes, surrounded by orchids and other plants, presenting a special variety of colours and aromas. Stroll around and let the fruit vendors convince you and savour the many varieties of Madeira fruits and other delicacies like poncha (traditional alcoholic drink) or the flat bread bolo do caco.

Accommodation details



Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


7.4 mi / 11.9 km from city centre

Room types and facilities


Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Air conditioning, Minibar, Television


Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Single(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Air conditioning, Minibar, Television

General facilities

  • Massage services
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Tennis court
  • Kids Club
  • Steam bath
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Baby sitting
  • Indoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Business center
  • Concierge desk
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service

Dining information

VERSÁTIL Restaurant - the hotel's main restaurant. It offers a buffet service for breakfast from 07:30 to 10:30, lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 and dinner from 19:00 to 22:00.

INEVITAVEL Restaurant - à la carte service for lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 p.m and for dinner from 19:00 to 22:30.

SOUL & BLUES Bar - the hotel's bar of excellence, ideal for relaxing in the evening or for having an after-meal drink. Open from 18:00 to midnight.

VILA GALÉ CAFÉ Bar - the pool bar. It offers beverages and snacks during the Summer season, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Additional information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) you will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor public areas. Lifts, bars, restaurants, meeting rooms, swimming pools and sunbeds will operate at a limited capacity and facilitate distancing. Reservations are required at restaurants, which will offer staggered dining times. Buffets will be replaced with a set menu or a la carte offering. Reservations are also required for the fitness centre, which will operate at limited capacity, and for the spa – the hydromassage pool, sauna, Turkish bath and shower room will not be available. The kids’ club and games room will operate at limited capacity, with activities mainly taking place outdoors. 

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