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Hotel Galosol

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua D. Francisco Santana, Canico, Madeira 9125-909, Portugal (Formerly Galo Resort Ondamar)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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jasethetravelagent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights from 23rd June 2014 and must say what a fantastic place! In summary, only a few brits here but I think that is more to do with the UK contractors not having contracts in place but I believe there will be more presence in the next few months making this resort more accessible through many... More

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Diana M, Gerente geral at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review and high rating to our hotel. We do value our guests comments and opinions so that we can monitor and assess the standard of service our guests receive and thank you for such positive feedback. Thank you once again for such positive feedback and also for your personal recommendation. It is a... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Perfect destination, support, food ... Fresh fishes, fruits every day. Quiet room, next to ocean, no far from Funchal, bus station few meters away. Beatiful place for holiday with trips to all island. Thank you

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Diana M, Gerente geral at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind and honest comment about your stay at Galosol. We are really happy to know you keep this great impression about us and we are glad to know we make you feel so good with your Galoresort Experience. Thank you so much and we hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards,... More

Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We chose this hotel for the fact that it was outside Funchal and we were not disappointed. The bus ride into Funchal is an adventure in itself and the staff on reception were always there to help with any queries. The room was a lovely size and suited us well. There were a few eating places outside the hotel complex... More

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Diana M, General Manager at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. Your gracious feedback is quite refreshing and very reassuring. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to the Madeira Island. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to the Galo Resort in the future. Best Regards Raquel Estreito General Manager More

Funchal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very confortable and big rooms, hotel with a lot of facilities and services, nice breakfast. We appreciate the environment policy, a green hotel. The pillow menu is also a different and positive detail. I recommend.

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Diana M, General Manager at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at Hotel Galosol and for giving us feedback about it on tripadvisor. We are also pleased to know that overall you had a positive holiday experience. We sincerely hope to welcome you back on a near future to our hotel. Warm regards Raquel Estreito General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Weather too cool & windy for the outside pool & sea so the inside pool & wellness centre was really useful. The sports facillites too were well used by active teenagers. Note the gym can only be used if over 16.you also need your own towels or hire them for your stay. It seems like a private club for use... More

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Diana M, Gerente geral at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave your thoughts regarding your recent holiday on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your support and are glad that you found our staff helpulf and an efficient service is what we strive for. It is great to hear that you like our breakfast, we work to satisfy our guest.... More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Galasol at the end of February, this hotel is great for anyone hoping for a really chilled winter break, we arrived in the evening temperature was 19c after leaving minus 1c in Gatwiick, the lady at reception was really pleasant and so helpful, the room with stunning sea views was lovely with nice furniture, as everyone... More

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Diana M, Manager at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughts about your recent “lovely” holiday experience at Galosol Hotel. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely hope to see you around soon, Warm regards, Raquel Estreito General Manager More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I'm a former Travel Industry Professional, so this review will be objective and balanced. This was our first visit to Madeira and we'd booked to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. First pleasant surprise, free upgrade on arrival from 3 star accommodation to 4 star. We we're originally booked into the 3 star Galomar (sister) Hotel. As this was undergoing some... More

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Diana M, Gerente at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you both very much for such a thorough review, we really appreciate each and every one and are certain that prospective guests will find it very useful. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and that you made full use of our facilities and thank you for your kind comments regarding our breakfast and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

There were no negatives here. Brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. What more could you want, If you dont want to hire a car let the local buses take the strain. There is a bus stop about 100 yds from Hotel. The trip into Funchal is an adventure in itself and well worth the 2 euro 25 cents. A... More

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Diana M, Proprietário at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are delighted that you booked the Galo Resort for your recent holiday in Madeira and even happier that it lived up to your expectations! Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Raquel Estreito General Manager More

Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We booked and paid for this trip before arriving at the hotel, when we arrived all was fine with no queries, then 3 days later they said there was a problem and we had to pay more, we offered to leave but they said we would lose all our money. They gave us an amount which we had no choice... More

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Diana M, Gerente geral at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We regret that your experience at Hotel Galosol was not a better one and we thank you for your feedback which always allows us to improve our services. Concerning your remarks: Your booking was in our system (via booking.com) as a single person stay. Upon your arrival we notice that in fact were two people staying, so we... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This hotel is in a lovely location but miles from anywhere, buses run into Funchal but can take nearly one hour, local restaurants and shops close very early so there is little to do in the evening and rarely any entertainment in the hotel. Also we booked this hotel for the indoor swimming pool, knowing it would be too chilly... More

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Diana M, Manager at Hotel Galosol, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We regret that your experience at Hotel Galosol was not a better one and we thank you for your feedback which always allows us to improve our services. Concerning your remarks: Your booking was in our system (via booking.com) as a single person stay. Upon your arrival we notice that in fact were two people staying, so we... More

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Address: Rua D. Francisco Santana, Canico, Madeira 9125-909, Portugal (Formerly Galo Resort Ondamar)
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Canico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Galosol 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Canico #4 Luxury Hotel in Canico
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The hotel complex offers many corners of refuge, where guests may rest without being disturbed. Situated directly on the coast, it offers an extraordinary view over the sea. All the 123 rooms and suites have sea views and among the many facilities available at the hotel are 3 restaurants, 2 bars and a children's playground. This eco-spa hotel is a family friendly establishment with a 24h reception and was renovated in 2012. It offers most of the Resort's facilities, such as Onda Revital Sport & Fitness Club, (with daily class: power jump, Zumba, Step, GRIT, spinning, yoga) Onda Revital Lounge SPA, is our Spa which offers a range of beauty and health treatments and massages and ayurveda treatments. To complete the offer the hotel has a large swimming complex which lies within the underwater Nature Reserve, with easy sea access and were you can find the prize winner "Manta Diving Center" and Mountain Bike station and outdoor shop is only a few steps away."Dine around" is possible in 3 of our restaurant for guest Half boardWeekly entertainment programme (live music, folklore, presentations)Internet Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. Hotel Galosol provides a small Portable WiFi Router upon request, ideal for Internet access anywhere on the Island.Offers free parking onsite. ... more   less 
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