We stayed one night at the Santa Catarina as we wanted somewhere near to the airport as our flight arrival time would otherwise have meant a drive along dark, winding, roads into the mountains, which didn't sound a prudent option. The car hire compond was only a couple of miles from Santa Cruz, so no lengthy journey to the hotel. It wasn't actually that easy to find in practice though, being tucked away on the right just after popping out of a tunnel. Once spotted, you have to find a way to get to it, as the road it was on was a one way street and our road was at the wrong end of it. We eventually discovered that you need to take the 1st exit off the next roundabout, then turn right across a small bridge and back towards the hotel. It has an underground garage entrance just before the hotel entrance and stairs from it into the hotel, but no lift from it. Inside the staff were friendly and welcoming. The bar offered snacks if, like us, a full meal was not desired. We were allocated a room accessible via a lift, on the second floor It was clean and tidy, but small and basic. Noting previous reports on Trip Advisor, we anticipated some noise and sure enough it was mainly from loud motorcycles racing about. Later this ceased and a pleasant night's sleep followed, only to be awoken at about 5.30am by very noisy plumbing! In fact the plumbing was the noisiest I have even experienced. Maybe we were unlucky with the location of the room? To summarise. Handy for the airport, but don't expect a full night's sleep.
- 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