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“Up to standard” 4 of 5 bubbles
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White Waters Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Machico
Certificate of Excellence
Baarn
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Up to standard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

At the end of our holiday we had a family meeting in order to evaluate it all. This hotel turned out nr 1 in the chart. My two sons, wife and I came to this rank because of its efficiency, modern look, breakfast and central location. Close by there are a couple of nice restaurants (Pescador!!) which we would like to recommend to others.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank baarn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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LONDON
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed here again for the 2nd time and would go back. Not much going on in Machico itself though, but near to the airport. The hotel itself is family run, friendly, clean, modern. Food good too.

We found ourselves travelling to Sanata Cruz though as Machico not got much life. It has a good beach though and quit charming.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank apelled
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Hong Kong
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

The hotel is owned by a nice couple. It is located at the center of Machico which is convenience to reach the bus stop to & from airport and it just take 5 mins. Else just around €10 for taxi to the airport if you have many & heavy luggage like us, its worthy. The entire hotel with simple & elegance design, rooms are cleaned with comfort bed & quilt. There is a restaurant which is also running by the hotel owner, the foods are unexpected delicious. Their breakfast is not that many variety but good enough and tasty, especially those difference kind of hams...yummy! I highly recommend this small but nice hotel to you.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HeidiNut
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France
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed here for few days in the month of April and my experience was great. It is a perfect hotel in the center of town. Rooms are wonderfully equipped with all the necessary things and were very clean and spacious. Washroom was big and properly designed. Breakfast was the only meal that I tried and it was great. It had a large selection of hot and cold items. I would love to recommend this hotel to everyone who visits the city.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Adriana C
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Rhiwderin, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

The White Waters Hotel didn't exist the first time we visited Machico in December 2007 (it opened a few months later) so we had no idea what to expect this time around. Thankfully, we weren't disappointed. The hotel is centrally located, has modern, good-sized rooms and very friendly English-speaking staff. The buffet-style breakfast offers plenty of variety and is available for an amazing two and a half hours a day (from 7.30 am), perfect for both early and late risers. Best of all, are the small private balconies; our overlooked the lively square below, with views to the mountains either side and was an ideal place to unwind early evening before heading off for a meal in one of Machico's many restaurants. If you've been to Madeira before and are looking for an alternative to Funchal, Machico is an ideal place to stay. White Waters Hotel is about two minutes walk from the sea and the resort's beautiful white sand beach and marina. We recommend the hotel to anyone who is looking for top-quality accommodation at a good price.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TheWalkersWife
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Piemonte
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189 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

It's a design hotel very well cared and comfortable.

Location: in the heart of the town of Machico, which makes it good for strolling around, but places you in the middle of the noise.I had difficulties finding a parking place in the area (but it must be said that it was Saturday afternoon and there was an important party in the town). I chose to stay in Machico due to its proximity to the airport, since the day after I'd leave very early.

Facilities: very nice and clean room. Free Wi-Fi in the common areas. The hotel has its own restaurant (I've not tested it).

Service: very nice and friendly. Since I'd not have breakfast due to the early departure, they offered me a sandwich pack.

Very good relationship price / service

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ViaggiatorePiemonte
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We came to the hotel 2 hours before the check-in and we offered to keep the luggage as the room was not ready for early check-in. We also had an advice where it was better to leave the car (you have to pay for car parking around the hotel (also on Sunday), but you can leave the car close to the beach where there're plenty of free parking spaces). The hotel is located in 2 min walking to the beach, there're cafes, restaurants and small shops also around.
When we were back for check-in we were told that they couldn't provide us the double room as per booking and they offered... penthouse instead!! It was an unexpected brilliant surprise! The appartment was enormous and i even got lost there twice )) The only thing I didn't like was that it was a bit cold there and we couldn't regulate the temperature.
There's no plenty of food on breakfast but still you won't feel hungry after.
Special thanks to a very friendly and helpful receptionist Carla (sorry if name is misprinted)!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Zhurali
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Property: White Waters Hotel
Address: Praceta 25 de Abril, Machico, Madeira 9200-084, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Machico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Machico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — White Waters Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White Waters is a small family run 3 star hotel. It is located in the very heart of Machico, a small town that has retained its very unique feel of the old, and together with the new, it has a very unique appeal. It is in this setting that White Waters is found. All our rooms are equipped with modern amenities, and all have balconies facing the sea. Our restaurant offers our guests both local and internacional cuisine. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel White Waters
White Waters Machico
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