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Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Tel aviv
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“We should come again”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel four nights,September this year.The view from our room, second floor, sea and Deserted Island, was gorgeous.Every thing and every where, the garden and surroundings were beautiful . Breakfast was O.K. but for such a place we expected a more diverse and rich assortment. Although close to the airport it was tranquil.Staff was exceptionally nice, friendly and very helpful. Definitely we shall stay next time at this wonderful hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is the second time we are here and hopefully not the last. There are not many suites so there is that much-needed pervading privacy with hotel staff who surely have a doctorate in discretion. The people who work here are down-to-earth socially competent and friendly individuals. The location is excellent with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the Atlantic. The hotel offers tidal pools, a luxurious infinity pool and many little nooks and crannies to relax in with a good book while soaking up the sun. On windy days the infinity pool area provides good shelter. Those feeling brave can dive straight from the pool into the Atlantic and/or treat themselves to snorkling or scuba diving in the crystalclear turquoise water. The buffet breakfast is varied and of a very high standard. It's fun to stroll into the town and try some of the restaurants but the Albatroz' own restaurant is very difficult to beat for quality and service. Can't wait to come back here! I fell in love with a photograph of the tidal pool initially but I would like to recommend this paradise tucked away on a cliff on the island with its scented welcoming gardens at the entrance.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bradford
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

The hotel is 2 minutes drive away from the airport and next to a busy road but you don't really notice either. They only have 16 rooms (all with balconies) and it is quiet and tranquil. It feels like it has come from a more sedate time in the past. The pool areas are quiet and the pool filled by the sea is lovely to swim in. Lush well maintained gardens too. All of the rooms overlook the sea but I would suggest a room on the first floor because the views are obviously better than on the ground. The staff are all helpful and friendly and will sort cars out for you, find bus times etc. Santa Cruz has some cheap cafes/bars and it is a pleasant 15 minute walk away along the side of the sea. The advantage of the road being nearby is that you can get straight on to the main road linking you with the rest of the island. The disadvantage of the location is that you are some way off what most people see at the main sites. However I was happy to relax around the pool. Two very minor moans are that it would be good to have more regular service around the pool rather than having to go looking for someone to get you a drink and it would be good to have a snack menu e.g. sandwiches.

Room Tip: Views are better from the first floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This hotel is simply "outstanding". We got married at the Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club in May this year. The reason we choose the Albatroz was because of the swift and professional response to our initial enquiry and the recommendations from Family members.
From the first point of contact Goncalo (the Manager) and Alexandra were exceptional. We visited the Albatroz on our visit to Madeira to finalise our Wedding details and as soon as we drove into the car park we were overwhelmed by the views and the gardens around us.
It's an amazing place with lots of little paths that take you to different places including 2 sea water pools, lots of trees, flowers etc etc. The photos look amazing with all the trees and sea views around, it really is a magical place.
There's a bar right by the grounds that serves coffee or drinks all day, it's lovely to sit there staring into the ocean and admiring the views, it's very relaxing and enjoyable.
With a large pool facing the sea, all the rooms have spacious balconies and all of them have sea views.
Some of our guests stayed at the Albatroz and all the staff including Filipe and various others treated them like royalty, each room had complimentary fruit and water on arrival. Goncalo even collected our remaining two guests at 1am from the Airport!
The staff are very friendly, professional and do actually care, they will also go out of their way to make your stay comfortably and enjoyable.
We were allowed to decorate the function room (which faces the sea each way you look) the day before our wedding. When we arrived all the tables had been decorated according to our instructions, nothing was too much trouble and no request was a silly request, they made everything run smoothly. The food was amazing, very creative and not to be missed!!
Our complimentary suite was so large that you could easily loose yourself inside it with two bathrooms (each with bath & shower). We had room service breakfast that was to die for! Hotel Albatroz is within walking distance to St. Cruz which is a gorgeous village with restaurants, bars, a pebble beach and market. You can take the bus to any destination right from outside the Hotel. We are looking forward to going back to Madeira next year and to visit our friends at the Albatroz.
Thank you Goncalo, Alexandra, Filipe and all the others that we cannot remember the names of for making our day so special and for looking after all our guests and Family.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We were slightly concerned about the close location to airport. That was absolutely unnecessary since runway is on higher altitude and all noise passes over inaudible. Additional attraction however is to follow approaching planes without sound.
Atmosphere is cozy due to small size, staff know you and give you personal and always friendly service. We appreciated that greatly. They even helped to clear an issue with car rent service.
Sea pool is absolutely marvelous and we enjoyed it every day.
Restaurant has a good menu and tasty food. It is spacious and tables are always available.
Charming is to have romantic dinner at your room balcony, with moon bridge on the sea reaching you.
We certainly will return.

Room Tip: All rooms are have full sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very nice place staff goes the extra mile to make you happy. This hotel was well located by car (a large parking lot). While they do offer a complimentary shuttle car.
The grounds are meticulously maintained. Very nice garden, quiet and very relaxing.
The room is large, was very clean. Greeting-fruit, very nice! Very beautiful views from our room. The warm welcome. The friendly and gracious staff. Breakfast for every taste.
Awesome place and would definitely love to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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sweden
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Our family enjoyed the beatiful hotel and restaurant at Albatroz.
nice swim in the pool, sea pool and in the sea!

the restaurant shows very high quality with excellent service!

the golfcourse at Serra is very close which we enjoyed very much.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club
Address: Vereda da Terca, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-186, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Santa Cruz
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Hotel Class:5 star — Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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