Suite 28/29 not cleaned prior to our arrival despite our arrival delayed due to an abortive landing because of weather conditions. Hotel tired in need of a revamp. Photos on their website must have been taken in 2001 when it opened. New Year's Eve gala dinner was fantastic food but no atmosphere just a cd to listen to, we were sited in the breakfast area and the function room/seats were not used very disappointed as very expensive
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Santa Cruz Beach, Reis Magos Beach, and Ponta …More
The hotel itself is in excellent condition with modern facilities. Even the basic room is very comfortable & comes with a small personal garden patio space. Beds are super comfy with sturdy pillows. Good breakfast spread & staff always on hand. Very quiet location- perfect if you are looking for some rest & relaxation or if you plan to golf at the spectacular course down the road. The village centre is a 5 minute walk away - there is not much to see & do there but the restaurant there does a good bbq (espetada). The start of the Portela to Ribeiro Frio levada walk is 4 kms away - easy, flat walk but also incredibly boring if going solo. Beware that taxis are very expensive so if you do not have a car arrange a private transfer in advance. If taking the bus to Funchal, arrive at least 20 mins in advance at the bus stop as it can leave earlier than scheduled time.
Located in Santo da Serra, this golf hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Santo da Serra Golf Club and within 12 mi (20 km) of Santa …More
Hotel is very clean and is very well organised, with the receptionists being excellent at their jobs, as well as being multilingual.
Room was good, and had a lovely small balcony, from which to sit and soak up the sun and watch passing sea traffic.
Breakfast buffet excellent range and quality - sets you up nicely for the day.
Local bus service is excellent and has a frequent service, but you can walk locally (need to be fit and active due to the slopes!) and there always taxis available if required.
Traveller from West Sussex UK
This family-friendly Canico resort is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Ponta da Oliveira and Reis Magos …More
"Best resort to Relax, convenient travel to Funchal"
We stayed for 5 nights and had the most relaxing and lovely time. Nice promenade in front and 5 mins drive from airport. Make sure you book free transfer to Funchal at the reception. We loved the hot stone massage. Food was awsome including the daily evetns at the bar e.g. parrot show, live music etc. Pick up a local bus timetable at the reception. 2 mins walk to the local bus stop going to Funchal,Airport and Machico beach. Local buses operates untill midnight (weekend 10:50). Make sure you go to Dolphin watchin (30euros pp, book from Funchal Merina), Porto Moniz (25euro pp picked up from hotel), Cable car to Monte, Monte Palace Garden, Lido promenade, Fortesaojose (best attraction, go downstairs to the rocks to have a splash in the atlantic), eat in Funchal Pingo Doce/La Vile (Like Tesco) and they have amazing selection of food at unbelievable price (costed us 15 euro for 3 person)
Traveller from London
Located in Santa Cruz, this family-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Santa Cruz Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Reis …More
We had a lovely stay in hotel santa Catarina, food was excellent and varied throughout
Our stay, Tamia the receptionist was very helpful and friendly, helping guest above and beyond her duties, our room was spacious and clean, maybe the shower could be doing with an upgrade
But plenty hot water.
Traveller from Glasgow
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Santa Cruz Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Santo da Serra Golf …More
This is my 3rd time to visit Splendita, this time I took my parents with me. They have deep love for gardens and they needed a holiday in warm weather, so I suggested this place. They really loved the setting of the hotel, and how friendly staff was, and how nice the room was.
We stayed in garden studios this time, and had a lovely court yard view just above the swimming pool (i.e. great wifi connection, yay for me!). The room was rather freshly renovated and spacious and bright. All kitchen stuff was there with modern cooker so we made breakfast everyday.
The supermarket nearby re-opened recently and had pretty good range of food etc. (they even had fresh milk!) though we still shopped in the large supermarket on top of the hill.
Hotel is great for relaxing but my mother wanted to use gym and was delighted to find bicycle machine in the pool room and she could use it for free. My father enjoyed the game of pool, too.
We had dinner in La Perla, the seafood restaurant within hotel, and very much enjoyed the course menu accompanied with wines. Service there was immaculate.
I love the spa there, too. Had the best massage ever followed by relaxing facial, came out feeling like a million dollars!!
A few, very minor negatives;
They have ants. They always have them no matter which room you stay. DO make sure to put away ANY food from the worktop!
They have no mug cups there. (I always bring one with me.)
Traveller from UK
Situated in Canico, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Ponta da Oliveira and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Palheiro Gardens. Reis …More
We liked this hotel as it is in a quiet spot, located on the cliffs in the village of Canico de Baixo, which is a short drive from the capital, Funchal. The hotel has a free bus going to Funchal 3 times a day, which was great, but the local buses also had a fairly regular timetable. Although it was February, it was warm enough to sit out on a sunbed on one of the many areas cut into the rocks. We were able to use the facilities of the hotel next door, which had an indoor pool and gym.The breakfast each morning was more than adequate, and the many options varied from day to day. The reception staff were very knowledgable about the island, and were able to book trips for you.
Traveller from Hampshire, England
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ponta da Oliveira and Reis Magos Beach. Palheiro Gardens and …More
A popular resort area, Caniço is on the southeastern coast of Madeira, a short drive from the capital city of Funchal. The clear waters of nearby Garajau Marine Park attract scuba divers, who are likely to see Atlantic manta rays and large fish species such as groupers. Several top-ranked golf courses are also within easy reach.