We stayed at the Galomar on a health and fitness break, where use of the gym and a number of 1:1 fitness tuition sessions was part of the package.
The hotel is located about halfway between the airport and Funchal, right on the coast. Rooms are spacious and clean, ours had a small balcony. The pool area is spacious and was never crowded - there's a pool at the hotel level as well as another down by the rocky cover. The weather when we were there (early June) was very bright and sunny but also very windy - and there's not a lot of protection from that wind at the upper pool. I think it might have been a little unseasonal though, so perhaps we were unlucky.
The breakfast buffet was very generous with lots of choice - there was always a lovely fruit salad and lots of different breads (also cooked buffet if you chose). My partner had a birthday whilst we were there and they dressed the table for us (a surprise!) and presented us with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco - unexpected and much appreciated. The main hotel dining room didn't appeal to us in the evening (we were there at the same time as a number of groups who were travelling half board) but there are other places to eat at the resort. We particularly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the bar area down on the cliff. We were less keen on the formal fish restaurant.
What really made our stay were the very friendly and professional fitness staff from the hotel gym - the Onda Club. We had some great tuition - from outdoor circuits, to power jumping, squash, pilates and body balance. There's also a very nice spa.
There's no wifi in the rooms, but there is wifi (a bit temperamental sometimes) in the public areas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Galo Resort Hotel Galomar is located directly at the sea front, 30m above the sea level.This hotel, due to it´s proximity, is integrated in the Galo Resort Hotel Galosol**** and offers you a range of sport activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galo Hotel Galomar
- Hotel Galomar Madeira/Canico