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White Waters Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Machico
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2011

Family friendly hotel near the airport of Madeira. Clean rooms, friendly staff. An ideal place to stay at Madeira.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

The Hotel has to be one of the best family run hotels we have visited The location is perfect, in the centre of town if you require to visit Funchal there is a good bus service within 5 mins walk, The owners & staff are friendly and extremely helpful, The hotel is spotlessly clean & the food is excellent,each room has a balcony A visit is strongly recommended

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank getcharlie72
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Reviewed March 24, 2011

Stayed here for week from 9th March. Expected a pleasant stay (having read reviews) and was not disappointed. Friendly staff, good restaurant, clean modern facilities & good location & all at a reasonable cost. There was a little noise from the nightclub nearby but this was brief & only heard on one night. The only impediment to a fine holiday was the wet weather but we still had a good time, in no small part to "White Waters"! Would definitely return..

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AmberSwindon
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

The Little Hotel That Could...cafe' society chic! relaxed sophistication! attention to detail!STRINGENT STANDARDS!
At the very heart of this elegant establishment are the staff along with your hosts The Beautiful Fatima and her consort Manuel... at your service.
The rooms are appointed in clean contemporary lines all with breath taking views of the sea. Breakfast is a delight one is welcomed with a fresh flower on tables dressed in snow-white linen, gleeming high-end cutlery and crockery.
Lunch on the esplanade is an absolute must, I would urge you to take all meals at the hotel as the food is fresh, freshly prepared in a pristine kitchen, beautifully presented and quite simply the best value for money in town.
The location of this hotel is it's strength, well placed for all pursuits, after a hard days Lavada walking White Waters is a haven.
On a more aesthetic note you are a mere sixty seconds from the promenade and the waters edge with the pride and joy of Machico but a breath away...the lovely beach.
The little town of Machico is not so much a town as a hefty village; quaint, charming, away from the hustle and bustle, no tourist tat just the locals going about their daily routine. Tourists and locals alike stroll the promenade in perfect harmony, Sunday is for strolling in ones Sunday-best , taking coffee after church, luncheon with the family, sweethearts watching the of the sunset....you are most welcome to join them.
Machico and this little gem of a hotel is but four hours away... SO! what are you waiting for? My faith in humanity restored I look forward to my return. Obrigada White Waters.
Jean X

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank greatpompey
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

Wonderful littlehotel, great value for money. The staff were extremely friendly and most accommodating. The owner even ran us to the airport. Location for Machico was great - smack in the middle of town. If you go to Machico (only do a couple of days here as there is not much to do), stay in this hotel!. Good food in the hotel restaurant, although a bit pricey.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Garthess
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Reviewed December 12, 2010

This was our fourth trip to Madeira. We had previously taken the bus to Machico for the day and found it to be a delightful small town with excellent bus services to the east of the island. We resolved to stay here on our next visit.

White Waters did not disappoint.
Pros
* Very friendly, family-run small hotel. Special mention should go to Gaby on reception for whom nothing was too much trouble, and always a welcoming smile.
* Lovely little restaurant serving some of the best food in town. This morphs into a bar much frequented by local people (surely no better recommendation).
* Simple but modern furnishings in a well designed modern building, all spotlessly clean.
* Great value for money!
* Free wired internet in the bedrooms and WI-Fi in the public areas.
Cons
The only one we found was that the revelry of the local youth spilling out of the small disco opposite the hotel (weekend only) caused us to have to sleep with the bedroom window closed on those particular nights.

We WILL return.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FreeSpiritAppleby
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Reviewed November 13, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for 9 nights and can thoroughly recommend. The owners and staff were all thoroughly professional, very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room, although comfortable, lacked a fridge and tea making facilities; on request these were provided at a nominal charge. The hotel is immaculately clean and well positioned in Machico, which has some splendid little restaurants and cafes. Food served in the hotel, although somewhat unimaginative, was very reasonable. Transport links to Funchal are excellent with a vey reliable and efficient bus service. Taxi are ubiquitous and reasonably priced. We met one traveller who always chose to stay at the Dom Pedro because he felt the White Waters was far 'too clinical.' This was not our impression at all and we would definitely return.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Nigelmalcolm
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Additional Information about White Waters Hotel

Address: Praceta 25 de Abril, Machico, Madeira 9200-084, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Machico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Machico
Price Range: $65 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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White Waters Machico
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