What we like about Galosol:
- The breathtaking location and uninterrupted sea views
- The huge and extensive professionally equipped fitness centre
- The beach club area with platforms and pools
The magnificent island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean is just a short flight from most major European cities and offers superb accommodation, fantastic scenery and an escape from mass-tourism. Hotel Galosol itself has a stunning cliff top location right at the edge of the sea and is set in the beautiful and quiet surroundings of Canico´s residential area, in the south of Madeira. The clean and friendly capital of Funchal is just 12 km away.
The Hotel consist of 123 rooms in total, classified into 112 double rooms (for both double or single-use) 5 suites and 2 master suites. Four rooms are equipped for guests with limited mobility. All rooms were built and decorated according to a "Living & Wellbeing" philosophy: quality furnishing, anti-allergic wood, floors and beds, orthopaedic mattresses, pillow menu, environmentally friendly cleaning/products.
The standard rooms are bright and offer modern, comfortable beds (also available with a king size bed). The warm Mediterranean colours and decoration create a cosy atmosphere, in conjunction with modern wooden and wicker furniture, manufactured in a traditional Portuguese handicraft.
All rooms have air conditioning and a private balcony, an inviting space to relax and marvel at the views. Satellite TV provides International channels, as well as a radio channel. Kettle for tea and coffee, minibar and a hire safe are standard. The spacious bathrooms / WC are equipped with a large mirror, vanity mirror, hair dryer, bidet and have either a bathtub or a large shower. The room size including bathroom and balcony measure between 28 and 35sqm.
At the Galo Resort you can find a tasty gastronomic mixture available at the 3 restaurants. The main restaurant serves a sumptuous buffet breakfast and dinner, the Pizzeria Galosol has a mediterranean menu and the Restaurant Atlantis, with its magnificent sea views, offers a fresh selection of fish and seafood. Vegetarians can all be catered for with a fine selection of recipes. The Capoeria Pub is the perfect location to finish off the day where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and evening entertainment. During the day light snacks and salads, as well as a wide selection of pancakes are available. The “Dine around” option makes it easy to get the most out of the gastronomic offer!
Below the hotel you can find a sheltered bay with crystal clear water and unique lava finger rock. The bathing platforms can be reached by stairs or elevator. The headland of the bay is well protected from waves, giving shelter to many different species, which are an important attraction for both diving and snorkelling activities.
On one side you can find a salt-water pool with a children´s division, diving boards and ladders/stairs to the sea. On the central platform, you will find deck chairs and umbrellas for hotel guests, the Manta Diving Centre and a ladder for sea access. On the western platform there is a ladder leading into the sea and fixed umbrellas. With year-round water temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees it is always swimming season under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards.
The resort also has an outdoor fresh water pool which has a separate division for kids and is situated on the terrace of Hotel Galosol, with magnificent views over the sea. The heated indoor pool is situated on the main building and measures about 11x7 meters, offering a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. In the same complex there is a jacuzzi which can be easily accessed from the sauna area or directly from the indoor pool.
The exclusive panasiatic SPA welcomes every client with a small ritual, candlelight and beautiful native flowers. In the 400 sqm you can find a unique refuge for body, mind and soul, where traditional Asiatic massage and treatments are combined with occidental life style to offer an holistic concept.
Within the facilities of Onda Revital Club, you will find a Finnish Sauna, Bio-Sauna, Turkish Bath, plunge pool, waterfall and Kneipp showers, as well as a quiet room to relax.
Madeira Island is the perfect "playground" for both indoor and outdoor sports! Activities at Galo Resort Hotels include their own extensive fitness centre, professionally equipped with climbing wall, cardio equipment such as running, cycling and rowing machines, stepper, weight lift room, fitness room for spinning, aerobic, power jump, step, pilates, body work out, flexi bar etc. Also there are multifunctional courts located directly on the premises available for squash, table tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball etc. The long standing water sports and diving centre offers internationally recognised certifications. There is also a mountain bike station and superior quality golf services within the Resort.
In addition to all of the activities mentioned above, Madeira offers so many more possibilities; you can explore and discover the beautiful island, the charming capital of Funchal, hike along the famous “Levadas” or take a fabulous boat trips where you can enjoy the unforgettable experience of encountering schools of dolphins or even whales.
- Hotel type
- 4* Resort style
- Single friendly
- Spa facilities
- Small high quality Spa
- Nearest airport
- Funchal (FNC)
- Location type
- Sea side