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
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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
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2 adults and 2 children had a wonderful week.
We were greeted at check in with a welcoming smile and a choice of cold fresh juice or sparkling wine!
The apartment we initially booked was no longer available so we upgraded to the master suite at no extra cost!
It was beautiful, our master bedroom had a stunning view of the marina and the Atlantic Ocean!
Exceptionally furnished, clean and incredibly spacious.
All the pools were clean with comfortable sun loungers and staff on hand with pool towels.
Staff were attentive and friendly but not too intrusive!
Beautiful hotel, newly renovated with a very fresh appeal. I was looking for a few quiet days after a manic and hectic two years with no real holiday. Aqua Marina gave me just that. i ordered a massage everyday and the food was so good I ate 3 out of 5 days at the restaurant. The weather was awful with 50m waves in November 2014 so do take something to do or occupy yourself with if you travel at this time of year. Good gym, great views. Really great staff - so friendly and helpful just lovely really. Would go back at another time of year to use the pools.
Great hotel for couples. Room was exactly what we wanted and the spa facilities were great, including free use of hot tub, sauna and indoor and outdoor pools! Hotel staff were happy to help when asked and the hotel was an easy distance from Funchal centre, either by bus for €1.90 or a pleasant 20 minute walk. Balcony view of the sea was incredible as was the view of Funchal from the rooftop. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
"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.
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