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Santa Cruz Village Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Great value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Forget all the negative reviews about this hotel... The breakfast was good, the flyover not noticed, the planes ignored. Happy hour was jovial and the position of the hotel excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful and the local bars and restaurants cheap (especially if you went to the really local ones). Car hire is a must for a couple of days to see all the little hamlets and villages around the island.
The bus to Funchal for a couple of days also worth doing. Had a great time and the weather was kind for the time of year.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

My partner and i stayed in this hotel in february, we had a fabulous stay, the hotel is basic compared to 4* in UK, but it is very clean with friendly helpful staff, the location is good close to bus stop, cafes, bars and sea front, all in all would definately stay there again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Santa Catarina, as we found it a great to use as a base. The bus stop was just across the road and the airport only 5 minutes drive away, was never bothered by the aircraft noise as such although you could see them arriving and departing. We stayed on the bed and breakfast basis and found the breakfast as very adequate, buffet style with eggs, sausage, bread rolls, beans, fresh fruit and yoghurt, cereals, fruit juice, tea, coffee etc. Rooms were cleaned every day and smelt fresh everytime you walked in, decoration is a little tired but as for value for money we cannot complain. We will use this hotel again on our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Smallish clean hotel, stayed on a Bed & Breakfast basis for a week in February. The hotel is opposite the local school and virtually underneath the main road but a two minute walk from the local bars and restaraunts so convenient. Breakfast is very basic with a limited selection but was adequate for the week we were there. Some fresh juice instead of squash would have been nice. Rooms were clean and towels changed every day.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is a good base not far outside the bright lights of Funchal. A car for a day or two is an easy option but the buses are not a bad alternative. The staff are helpful especially Miguel who tends to brighten up any day, rain or shine. Half board is fine as the choice of restaurants in Santa Cruz is limited. The bus ride to Machico just past the airport is worth it for the FAB fish restaurant at Alta Mare on the beach. It is only 10 minutes on the bus and the town is good for a look. On a good day you can sit and eat while watching the surfers do their thing. The rooms are without fridges but I guess that is to encourage you to drink in the bar. The cafe next door is a useful source of top-up drinks and I can recommend the Poncha esp the lemon variety as an apperitif. A good cheap option with good views of the sea and a convenient location. Transport options are close at hand as the bus stop is opposite the hotel & the airport literally on your doorstep!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Ashford, Middx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed here beginning of Feb. The hotel is close to the airport and the flyover but this was not a problem in any way. The hotel was small and family run. We did half board and for the money the food was good value, you had to choose your evening meal after breakfast but this was no problem. Happy hour in the bar was 6-7pm and you could take your wine into dinner. The bus stop was very convenient. Santa Cruz is quite a small quiet place, but there were half a dozen bars/restaurants. There was a nice walk along the sea front, and in summer there is a swimming pool and aqua park. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Towels and sheets changed every other day. Good value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Although close to airport and flyover we were not bothered by noise. The hotel is not far from the sea and square with good restaurants, several have trip advisor sticker in window. Breakfast is basic but good enough choice. Staff friendly and helpful. Will be staying here again next time we come as very good value for money. Bus stop outside hotel to Funchel €2.75 single. Get off at the shopping centre, returning bus stop on other side of road. Yellow bus tour, 'hop on hop off'is good value at €12.00 for two days. We took the yellow route one day and blue route the next. Get off at the pretty fishing village Camara de Lobos.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Additional Information about Santa Cruz Village Hotel

Property: Santa Cruz Village Hotel
Address: Rua Bom Jesus 22, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-152, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Santa Catarina)
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Cruz Village Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Cruz Village Hotel, is located in the heart of Santa Cruz city, about 2 minutes from Madeira International Airport and 15 minutes from Funchal. Fully renovated in 2017, this is a typical city hotel, close to all historical, cultural and leasure facilities. About 50 meters from the historical quarter and Sea promenade. The hotel is located where there was an old sugar cane mill, keeping the original Madeiran Arquitecture. This offers to it’s guest’s a cozy atmosphere in order to make a relaxing and enjoyable stay to all guests. It has 40 rooms, divided in Standard’s; Superior; and Junior Suite. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Santa Catarina
Santa Catarina Cruz
Santa Cruz Village Hotel Madeira

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