Sentido Galosol

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, open 8:30 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of Sentido Galosol

Sentido Galosol

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz with spa and beach bar

8.6/10 Fabulous

247 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is ₹11,582
Price available on 05/10/2022
Rua D. Francisco Santana, Caniço de Baixo, Santa Cruz, Madeira, 9125-031
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Canico

Getting around

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Airport (FNC) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Sentido Galosol

4-star eco-friendly hotel in the heart of Canico
Consider a stay at Sentido Galosol and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a swim-up bar. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, beachfront dining, and a beach bar. Treat yourself to a sports massage, a body wrap, or aromatherapy at Onda Revital Lounge, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature local cuisine and ocean views. The gym offers aerobics classes and yoga classes; other things to do include kayaking, sailing, and basketball. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a poolside bar and a free daily manager's reception.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, with sun loungers, pool umbrellas, and a swim-up bar
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, a computer station, and access to a nearby indoor pool
  • Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast and central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Sentido Galosol offer perks such as pillow menus and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and composting
  • Bathrooms with showers and bidets
  • LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Private yards, electric kettles, and heating


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 123 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis lessons
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Basketball
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (3229 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1990
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • LED light bulbs
  • Composting
  • Recycling

Special features


Onda Revital Lounge has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Atlantis Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.00 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 36.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 25 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 35.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs EUR 18.00 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility, while guests under 16 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool, health club, and fitness facility with adult supervision
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts major credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 3122

Also known as

Galo Galosol
Galo Galosol Canico
Galo Resort Hotel
Galo Resort Hotel Galosol
Galo Resort Hotel Galosol Canico
Sport Hotel Canico
Sentido Galosol Hotel
Galo Resort Hotel Galosol
Sentido Galosol Santa Cruz
Sentido Galosol Hotel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Sentido Galosol offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sentido Galosol does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sentido Galosol?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sentido Galosol on 5 October 2022 start from ₹11,582, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sentido Galosol?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sentido Galosol?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:30 AM to 6 PM.
Are pets allowed at Sentido Galosol?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sentido Galosol?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sentido Galosol?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 36.00 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sentido Galosol?
You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 25 (subject to availability).
Is there an onsite casino at Sentido Galosol?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Madeira Casino (19-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sentido Galosol and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics, basketball, and Pilates. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Sentido Galosol also has 2 bars, an indoor pool, and a sauna, as well as a Turkish bath, a garden, and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Sentido Galosol?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, local cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include A Rede (5-min walk), Habeas Coppus (5-min walk), and Lee Hamilton Steak House (5-min walk).
Does Sentido Galosol have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony and a yard.
What's the area around Sentido Galosol like?
Sentido Galosol is located on the boardwalk in Canico, a short 3-minute walk from Ponta da Oliveira and 7 minutes' walk from Reis Magos Beach. Travelers say the area is central and good for families.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Breakfast is ver good!
Lin Ping Atta, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All the personnel were polite, helpful and profess
The staff were very friendly and customer service oriented. Our suite was roomy and comfortable, clean and beautiful. Everything was great!
Jeanette, 3-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Unfortunately in the middle of a refurb.
Janet, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything about our stay was perfect. The location is absolutely stunning. We were within walking distance to local restaurant and supermarket, and only a 20 minute drive from Funchal and Sao Laurenco, and 30 minutes to Pico do Ariero. The staff were friendly and inviting. They explained everything well. Answered all of our questions. The breakfast buffet was great. Property was clean at all times. We would definitely return for another stay. Only negative was parking, but it wasn't terrible.
Jhanzelle, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Matthew, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel! Amazing spa and lido area. Pillow a bit uncomfortable
Bethany, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

All around great
Friendly, helpful, professional staff. Nice location with beautiful views. Worth noting the Galosol was closed so I actually stayed at the Galomar hotel.
Adam, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Slightly above average
It is a good hotel in a nice location with above-average room sizes. The views of the coast are good, but do not fool yourself that there is a beach—there is not. The best pools (those with views) were closed the entire time we were there. Breakfast is passable and the service is good but unremarkable. There are several restaurants around that provide good variety, and hikes to the Cristo Rei statue are possible from the hotel.
Jessica, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jianing, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel - great value! A few restaurants in area but otherwise all about a relaxing stay at the hotel
Bethany, 4-night trip with friends
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