Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo

Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo

Sítio do Cabeço da Ponta, Porto Santo Island 9400-909 Portugal
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4.5
#4 of 11 hotels in Porto Santo Island
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Located about 4 kms from the center, the Hotel Vila Baleira Thalassa was originally built with the intention of attracting to the island who wanted to take advantage of the medicinal qualities of its sands and is the best equipped hotel in Porto Santo. The complex consists of 3 distinct areas: In the main building are the rooms, reception, main bar, restaurant, shops, conference rooms, kids club, games room, amphitheater and indoor swimming pool. Connected to the hotel by a tunnel is Baleira Talassa & Spa, a fully independent structure where all thalassotherapy and spa treatments as well as gym and Diving Centre Rheadive work. Also accessible through the tunnel is an outdoor leisure area with outdoor pool, children pool, outdoor children's room, children's playground, shooting, >, volleyball and beach soccer, the Beach Club and the walkway beach access. The social areas of the hotel and the rooms are spacious and decorated with light colors and local materials. Open from April to October.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Parking
Internet
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Steam room
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Portuguese

Location

Sítio do Cabeço da Ponta, Porto Santo Island 9400-909 Portugal
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Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 46 out of 100
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Porto Santo Airport
Madeira Airport
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TravelDoc wrote a review Nov 2022
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just steps from the beach, I love this place. I always sleep well here; the staff is friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet is one of the best I've had. Such a variety of items, including freshly made omelets, eggs and pancakes.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sylwia_Marek_Ala wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We consider the first time in Porto Santo a very successful one. The Vila Baleira Resort hotel, although it requires refreshing, was very clean, the food was very tasty and varied. Each guest will find something for themselves. At the time of covid-19, the service maintained the sanitary regime. In restaurants, the staff disinfected tables, available gloves and disinfection stations on an ongoing basis. The biggest attraction in the hotel was undoubtedly the greatest animation team! Kristyna, Leo, Andre, Ania and the whole team - bravo for you! Children and adults did not have time to get bored. Spending holidays with you is pure pleasure! Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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romulon74 wrote a review Aug 2020
Madeira Islands, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is not our first time here at Vila Baleira Porto Santo but it was as delightful and amazing as before. Staff is very welcoming and polite, paying attention to little details that sometimes are unnoticeable. The hotel itself is not wow but the beach and the swimming pool make it worth. Good vibe, lovely weather, 100% safe and enjoyable. It feels that time stops and we do recommend a family visit. Do not miss a visit to Ilheu do Farol. Jacinto is a fantastic guide as well as all the crew. We will come back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruno Martins, Diretor-Geral at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo
Responded 23 Aug 2020
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your rate ans kind comments about your stay at Vila Baleira Porto Santo Resort &Spa. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and let us express our gratitude by thanking you for sharing your positive thoughts. Your satisfaction is our commitment. On my own behalf and on the behalf of our Vila Baleira Porto Santo team, we hope have the honor of hosting you again in a near future. Our kind regards Bruno Martins General Manager bruno.martins.bal@ferpinta.pt
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MrFood&Wine wrote a review Jan 2022
Gothenburg, Sweden
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very nicely placed on the beach, however:
We were disappointed of the service at arrival.

Our room was in the apartment complex.
No help with luggage was offered, just a very bad explanation of where to go.
The room was very much in bad shape, floors and walls where damaged and even our refrigerator was totally broken. This was changed during our stay.

Staff in the reception are helpful but slow.
The staff of the restaurant seems to be very tired and not caring of their customers.

Miscommunication between staff and the fault is put on to the customer, literarily.

One positive thing is that they offer filtered, cold water in dispensers for free.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don´t come here
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danishtraveler42 wrote a review Feb 2020
Odense, Denmark
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Vila Baleira resort is located about 4 km outside of the town. It has hotel rooms and apartments. The rooms are big and has a nice balcony. The buffet in the restaurant is quite nice. If you have ordered All Inclusive there is a nice variety of different dishes for evey taste and the produce seems like good quality.
You can rent bikes for free and the car rental is located at the hotel.
They have a spa, indoor pool, outdoor pool, and the ocean very close by. Use the tunnel in the basement to get to the beach and pool so you don’t have to cross the street. The beach is GREAT. Big waves but just sand as long as you can see. You can swim in the ocean even during winter.
A very nice family hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruno Martins, Diretor-Geral at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review and kind comments about your experience at Vila Baleira Resort & Spa. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and let us express our gratitude by thanking you ,for sharing your positive thoughts. We appreciate the references made to the quality of our Resort. Thank you for your preference. On my own behalf and on the behalf of Vila Baleira team, we hope have the honor of hosting you again. Our best regards Bruno Martins General Manager bruno.martins.bal@ferpinta.pt
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Maria A wrote a review Jun 2021
Porto, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the second time me and my boyfriend stayed at Vila Baleira Resort in Porto Santo and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the service provided by the hotel.

The room was big an comfortable and had a big balcony with sea view (at least in our case) perfect to relax after a beach day. It was also very cleaned every day.

The restaurants are open a lot of hours, which is great to provide more flexibility for us to choose the time we wanted to have the meals in order to enjoy the day as we wished. The food was really good. They presented a wide range of options in the main restaurant but we also tried the Dunas restaurant which have theme nights like Italian, sea food, madeira nights, etc. the food there was also great!

The beach is really good. It’s never full which is great during the covid 19 times. The sea was warm and it didn’t have many waves during our stay. The hotel also have a beach bar with a good variety of drinks to enjoy.

The hotel also have activities which we personally didn’t enjoy since we were craving for a few sun bathing days but we noticed they perform games, dances and they have a show every night. They also have a kids club which is great if you’re traveling with your family.

The thing we liked the most in this hotel was the staff. From the maintenance, to the gardeners, the cleaning and restaurant staff, everyone was really really nice and professional. All of them greeted us with a good morning or a good night every time we passed by them. Its great to see that in a big hotel like this one the training of the staff is a priority which is really good and it was perceived by us. A big thank you to Margarida (PR), Duarte (reception) and António (Dunas restaurant) for the remarkable service provide and for being so nice and attentive to us.

We rate this hotel a 5/5 and recommend it either you are a couple or someone traveling with family. I’m sure you will have a great time in the resort.

Keep up the good work :)
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruno Martins, Proprietário at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo
Responded 28 Jun 2021
Dear Miss Maria Your email is much appreciate thought. We want to continue to offer you an excellent service and think about your well-being, it is only possible with you, demonstrating your appreciation for our Resort. Count with us and thank you for your preference. Your comments are very important to continue exceeding expectations of our guests. We appreciate the references made to the quality of Vila Baleira Porto Santo and principally to our staff. Your satisfaction is our commitment. On my own behalf and on the behalf of Vila Baleira Team, we hope have the honor of hosting you again. Our kind regards Bruno Martins General Manager Vila Baleira Hotels & Resort bruno.martins.bal@ferpinta.pt
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Tiago M wrote a review Sept 2021
London, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Awful sewage smell in the our room, basically ignored by the hotel governance. Every time we came into the bedroom, a nauseous smell couldn't be ignored. There's no way the hotel personel did not feel it, and nobody gave us any note after our call on this problem. Further terrible room experience in the mornings by being forced to listen each of the three elevators up and down from 7am onwards. For a 4* hotel this situation is ridiculous and without the option to switch rooms, it's like a working day start for the entire holidays. What a disappointment and an insult to proper hotel service. At least "give a damn' about the issues and feedback to the paying customer
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid the rooms number ending in 33 as they share the bedroom door with th elevators shank, which...
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jongage wrote a review Oct 2022
Victoria, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for our week in Puerto Santo. The hotel was very accommodating and we were able to get our room after our ferry ride at about 11:30 AM.

The room was spacious with lots of cupboards, hangers etc.

Most of the guests here are Portuguese and the hotel does a great job catering to families. The beach in front of the hotel stretches for 9 km and you can walk it all. This is a place for swimming, reading, going to the spa, working out and throwing a ball in the ocean.

The hotel has a few quirks. They do not provide Kleenex and when they give you a safe they give you a lock with a key in it so if you wanted to make sure things were secure you would have to take your key with you. Not a big deal.

I have read much about the food. The Buffet breakfast is terrific. Lots of everything and they keep it well supplied. The restaurant manager does a great job! It is a large hotel so meals are a complex operation. Servers were great, a number of them from Nepal.

The other meals. It is a buffet so it is not gourmet dining. There is lots of fruit and salad and sometimes a tasty main course. Considering they have to import almost everything to the island they do a decent job.

We got the all inclusive plus package and I’m not sure if it was worth it. Upgraded wines, free drinks at the beach, guarenteed umbrellas and sunbeds at the beach, late checkout which helps if you are leaving by ferry and a boat or some other trip. We took the boat trip and wish we hadn't.

What we loved most about the hotel was the staff who are friendly, helpful, courteous and go out of their way to look after their guests.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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m0rtenhj0rt wrote a review Feb 2020
South Denmark, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice, professional and super service.
Wonderful food and super service minded staff. Porto Santo and the hotel is a perfect place to go if you need to recharge your batteries, feel at ease and know that you don’t have to worry about anything.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Bruno Martins, Diretor-Geral at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review and kind comments about your stay at Vila Baleira Resort& Spa. We want to continue to offer you excellent service and think about your well-being, it is only possible with you demonstrating your appreciation for our Resort. Count on us and thank you for your preference. We look forward to welcoming you soon again. Our kind regards Bruno Martins general Manager bruno.martins.bal@ferpinta.pt
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Jane S wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good experience
Service minded and friendly staff. Very clean everywhere. Only minus was the loud music at the entertainment in the evening which made it impossible talking together in the TV / games room.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Bruno Martins, Diretor-Geral at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear Mrs Jane Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your stay at Vila Baleira Resort & Spa Hotel. We appreciate the references made to the quality of our Resort and to our staff. We work every day pursuing service improvement to continue exceed expectations of our guests. We will take in account your remark. Thank you for your preference. We look forward to welcome you soon again. Our kind regards Brunio Martins General Manager bruno,.martins.bal@ferpinta.pt
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chicchi14 asked a question Jul 2023
Mandello del Lario, Italy255 contributions105 helpful votes
Buongiorno con quale compagnia aerea si vola a Porto Santo?
ginageesurrey asked a question Aug 2019
Sardinia, Italy42 contributions46 helpful votes
How far is the local town from the hotel... and how far from the airport
Answer from Susanne R
København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark9 contributions3 helpful votes
Town approx. 4 km away from hotel & airport a short ride by bus, approx. 20min.
MiriamB290 asked a question Jul 2019
Grimsby, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
what are the drinks prices like at the beach bar? thanks :)
MiriamB290 asked a question May 2019
Grimsby, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
is the beach bar part of a.i?
Answer from Miguel C
Lisbon, Portugal70 contributions60 helpful votes
Depends, they have AI and AI PLUS, the bar in the beach is only included in AI Plus.
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"So, they don’t serve snacks or anything. (Except for 8-10pm breakfast) so I tip you just buying something that you can snack on. :)"
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Ellen H wrote a tip Feb 2024
Oslo, Norway6 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for a little boring place, small gym"
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Kenneth L wrote a tip May 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark49 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy transport to the city by bus. Taxi 8-10 euro to the city Good golfcourse for golfers Visit the bar Tia Maria Beach Club in the city,"
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Lucilin wrote a tip May 2023
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg19 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make elevators more quick "
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paulabrook40 wrote a tip Sept 2022
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom48 contributions22 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bother"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,028 - R 6,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vilabaleira thalassa porto santo, hotel vilabaleira thalassa
LOCATION
PortugalMadeira IslandsPorto Santo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
312
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Nearby attractions include Praia do Porto Santo (0.5 km), Portela Viewpoint (5.3 km), and Pico de Ana Ferreira (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa d'Avo, Panorama Restaurant, and Pxo Grill - Restaurante & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Vila Baleira Porto Santo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese.
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