I only went over to Madeira for the equivalent of a long weekend, so I didn't plan to do much - just relax in the hotel and its grounds. For a short stay like this is absolutely perfect because you can really unwind - walk around the garden, smelling the flowers and looking at all the unusual trees and plants. Then there is the pool of course, which I didn't find so cold - if you ease yourself in, bit by bit! Then there are the beautiful views and the just fantastic spa, which is lovely and treatments very good. I liked that you are offered a choice of tea after your treatment and you then get to drink it reclining on a lounger out on their terrace overlooking the ocean! Just having a little apartment with the garden just outside, and a little terrace in front of it was lovely. I travelled alone but you feel totally safe there and it has everything you need. Canico too is a great little place with a good supermarket, pharmacy, bakery (next door), bank machines etc. The staff are really, really helpful and will provide any assistance or anything you need very promptly. Lots of cats wander about, particularly in the outside restaurant, but they are no bother unless you care to feed them (which is what they want!). They will suddenly appear and then disappear but are friendly.
Claire from Oxfordshire
Quinta Splendida Wellness Botanical Garden hotel is located in Caniço, in the island of Madeira . The main building is a …More
From the time we were met at the airport by the hotel transport until we left on the last day we were made to feel a valued guest. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The cleanliness of all the areas in the hotel inside and out were outstanding. The food choice every day was excellent and the surroundings of the restuarant with its sunny terrace round the pool gave a relaxing feel. The activities organisor was most helpful although the evening entertainment was not great.
Roger and Una from Redhill UK
Sport Hotel Galosol has a wide range of well-being, beauty and sport facilities. There is also a range of beauty treatments …More
we stayed at dom pedro 2 adults one 3 year old this is our second time ,for the price you can`t get a better hotel we had just room only because there are lovely eating places outside the hotel or in the centre we also hired a car which for us was a must as we went round the island. the hotel is not 5 star so if youe fancy a 5 star but think you can get the same service your mistaken. but for a place to stay for room only you cant beat it.the swimming pools are not heated but the time we went the weather was hot so nice and refreasing for us .they have 3 pools in total and tennis courts plus free internet at reception only. once again i stress for the price it`s great but do remember it is a 3 star.
"Only noise was the roar of the sea - great for us!"
We arrived well before official check in time, but this was not a problem we were shown straight to our room by a very welcoming friendly member of staff, to find we had been upgraded from a sea view studio room to the top floor apartment with separate living room, bedroom bathroom and toilet with a huge balcony overlooking the sea with room for sun lounger, table and chairs. Wow!
'The Cais', the Rocamar and the Royal Orchid are now under the same ownership so the facilities of all hotels were open to us, pools spa, gym etc. I had considered all the hotels as options when I booked 'The Tropical' (now 'Cais de Olivera') Having explored all, It was the quieter of the 3, less 'hotelly' no music in the smaller pool area as opposed to that coming from the Royal Orchid gym, I was pleased with my choice it suited us best. They have begun refurbishment but we were undisturbed by noise - it will be closing in Feb 2014 to complete and reopening in March with a new updated look, so comments I saw written in reviews about the hotel being 'tired' will no longer apply. Had excellent meal at the Lee Hamilton Restaurant (onsite) on my birthday very attentive friendly staff.
The Galo Alpina is a small hotel which is part of a larger complex. Breakfast is served at the hotel but other meals are in the main complex. The room was clean and quiet with an excellent view over the sea. There were also private gardens with sun loungers, in which we could relax. The staff were very friendly although when we arrived the reception was unmanned but fortunately our taxi driver knew this might be the case and rang through to the main reception for us. We enjoyed five days at the Alpina, including two walking excursions along the Levadas, organised through the hotel.
Peter from Telford
Galo Resort Hotel Alpino Atlântico will be the ideal Caniço hotel for travellers searching for a 4 star hotel to enjoy a …More
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