We have just returned from a 7 day stay at El Galeon and have no hesitation in recommending it. On the hillside above Santa Cruz. it is an easy and pleasant walk down into the town for buses and other amenities. Our apartment was amazingly spacious with a generous kitchen area with fridge and ceramic hob, a well-furnished lounge containing a TV, comfortable sofa and coffee table. There was a dining table and chairs as well as solid patio furniture which could be taken out onto the patio through the glass doors. The view was stunning and rural and the sea and port could be seen from the corner of the balcony. The bed was very comfortable and there was loads of storage space in the way of drawers and hanging space. The bathroom area had an excellent shower over a sunken bath, large washbasin and separate WC with bidet. Everywhere was spotless and cleaned daily. Reception and cleaning staff were friendly and helpful. We loved being able to enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet in the attractive dining room. Quiet and relaxing.
Clare from Sheffield, UK
Enjoying a superb location and convenient for both the port and the city centre, the 3 star Hotel Apartamentos El Galeon in …More
Owners very friendly and helpful. We had a rental car so could get round the island relatively easily and Vila Marta is conveniently situated for the Via Rapida, so easy access to the airport, Funchal and many of the places that we visited during our stay.
Traveller from UK
Situated in São Martinho, within easy reach of of Funchal city centre, the Vila Marta is a newly built apartment complex …More
We went for 2 nights - Caught the Aerobus(45 mins away) very convenient and gave us a nice look at the scenery - becareful the times on the internet and the bus-stops are different. The bus stop was in front of the hotel - great with luggage! We arrived at 10am and our room was ready which was really nice! Our room 212 was lovely, big with a fabulous sea-view balcony but because of its low level and near the pool I got attacked by mosquitoes.
The food in the hotel seemed rather pricey but a few metres from the entrance is a great little café on a balcony where we had the famous Bolo de Caco with chips for 4€- yummy! In the evening the menu was 32€/ person so we went out and behind and around the Forum shopping centre there are quite a few great eateries. On our last evening we ate at the Rodizio restaurant facing the hotel we had the mini Rodizio 14€/pers which was more than enough.
The free shuttle into the centre takes about 15 mins and was great! The town is lovely, people are friendly and speak very good English. Bondii coffee & Opan café is excellent and cheap. We went up to Monte on the cable cars - which was good . The beaches are stone but nice.
The hotel breakfast was very impressive there was EVERYTHING.
Staff were helpful, especially the 2 blond ladies in the Spa and the breakfast staff - the guy on reception on the Wednesday night was not too helpful with a minor issue, which was a shame.
November was lovely and quite and a few Saga tours residents.
"Modernized old building in the middle of Funchal"
If you want to be in the middle of Funchal, within walking distance to most everything, consider this hotel. It is an old building and they have spent money to modernize it but it does not have all of the conveniences of a newly built hotel. The thick walls make the wifi signal weak in some places. There is no elevator, so if you have a lot of luggage and wind up on the third floor you have some work to do. Isabella keeps the place as clean as can be and the breakfast is good. The beds are comfortable and the staff is helpful. If we come back to Funchal we would gladly stay there again. You cetrainly get full value for what you spend.
Traveller from Brookings, OR
Located in the lovely Rua da Carreira Street, within walking distance from the main landmarks of the city, Apartamentos …More
Friendly, clean, wonderful surroundings on the side of a beautiful valley close to the sea.
Top marks for the swimming pool and garden. Free tea coffee and cake all day and an honesty bar that was well stocked. Would certainly return and take friends.
Located on the beautiful northern coast of Madeira Island, Turismo Rural Solar da Bica offers comfortable accommodation in …More
An excellent base for your stay in Funchal, right in the centre of the city.
The apartments are extremely nice & great value. All of the hotel staff were friendly, extremely helpful & efficient.
If I were to return to Funchal I would not hesitate to stay here again!!!!
Our stay in March was spent at this excellent hotel, staff were friendly and courteous ,food was of a very high standard and as we used the buffet rather than A La Carte there was always more than enough choice and quantity. We booked a 'side sea view studio' but were given a central studio with direct views over the pool and gardens of the sea, it comprised 3 rooms, a large comfortable lounge large bedroom and sizeable bathroom with a kitchen diner in the lounge area. The gardens require special note as they are so beautiful and well kept, the overall design of the hotel kept the buildings integrated with the gardens to give pleasant and unspoilt garden.We would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Madiera.There is a bus stop 100 yards from the hotel where a 2.2euro ride to Funchal can be taken about every 45mins.
Traveller from Bath UK
Quinta Splendida Wellness Botanical Garden hotel is located in Caniço, in the island of Madeira . The main building is a …More
This was our second stay at the Paul do Mar Aparthotel. The staff and very friendly and all spoke very good English. All rooms are oceanview and only 100 feet from the shore. From your balcony, you can watch the sun go down over the ocean every night. Breakfast was good with hot and cold food and fresh fruit every day. Dinner was excellent. We swam in the outdoor pool (unheated) and the indoor (heated pool). A rental car is recommended to get from the hotel to the many hiking routes and levada walks at the west end of Madeira which we consider to be the most beautiful part of the island.