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Hotel Vila Baleira Hotel 4 star
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As the newest establishment in Porto Santo, the Vila Baleira hotel is the only one with a thalasso center. Its comfort and numerous leisure possibilities make it the best place of the island. To be recommended to everyone, couples, families and group of friends.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    By the seaside, on the south coast of Porto Santo, 2.5 miles away from Vila Baleira and 2 miles away from the airport. It is around 5 min to go downtown and 10 min to go back to the airport.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    The Vila Baleira hotel has 256 rooms 32 of which are adjoining. As for the view, you will be a bit disappointed, as only 32 rooms overlook the sea. The other rooms overlook the surrounding hills. They are spacious and furnished with a contemporary and slightly neutral style (cerused wood, pastel fabrics), but they are very comfortable. Their balcony, of average size, is equipped with plastic table and armchairs. A rattan lounge has been designed to watch satellite TV (broadcasting 20 channels). Air conditioning, minibar and direct international telephone are provided. The bathrooms, sparkling clean, have bathtub, hairdryer and a good selection of welcome products.

    Overview 8.20 /10

    A dark brown 8-floor building, the Vila Baleira is built sideways compared to the beach, in an area still without buildings, but lacking of attractive surroundings (hills covered with short grass and dunes opposite the sea). Opened in 2000, the hotel has a vast and well-ventilated lobby which combines the harmony of fair wood and white rendering. However, the decoration does not have anything stilted: the lounges are in rattan and the watercolours on the walls remain discreet. As for the facilities, the hotel offers leisure possibilities in all seasons. It is then the only one to have a cinema room showing a different film every day. Apart from the thalasso centre, directly linked to the hotel by a tunnel, there is a beauty centre with sea water swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and fitness room. It is a bit disappointing that these various facilities require a fee, apart from the swimming pool. On the contrary, you cannot find fault with the outdoor relaxation areas: a beautiful 200 m² rectangular swimming pool (filled in with sea water) is arranged with a solarium and a lawn where you can relax, comfortably sat on a deckchair protected from the sun by a straw hut.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    Two restaurants are available. The first one, located in the extension of the reception, is open morning and evening. The second one, next to the swimming pool, works at lunch time. Each one has a terrace plus the indoor room. A good point to choose whether to eat in or out according to your desire. The breakfast buffet generously offers fresh fruits, cakes, scrambled eggs and other hot specialities, bread rolls, cold meats, cheese and cereals. At lunch time, grilled food is the best option, but the menu offers also salads, pasta dishes, fishes and meat with sauce. In the evening, the dinner is served buffet,style, with a choice of dishes reminding the lunch menu. As for the decoration, the two restaurants are quite sober (fair walls, big bay windows), but the white table cloths and porcelain crockery give a nice fancy touch. As for prices, consider around Eur 15 for a full meal.

    Beach 8.70 /10

    The hotel is in the west end of the 4 miles of beach of the Porto Santo bay. As this beach is still largely idle, there will be some space ! Left as it was, the setting preserved its wild character, with dunes and oyats. The access to the beach is through a tunnel leading to the swimming pool and the thalasso. Then, you will take a wooden footbridge straddling the dunes. The beach is simply arranged, with deckchairs and sunshades. The hotel does not have a water sports club ; the water sports available are only kayaking and pedalo. Allow an extra fee for these.

    To know

    Located at the east end of the Porto Santo beach, the Vila Baleira hotel is the only one on the island with a thalasso centre. The treatments are open to residents and non residents, at a fixed price or a la carte. Among the unmissable of the centre, we suggest the Vita Pool circuit: a total of three sea water pools equipped with different jets which allow to relax legs, back, neck and kidneys in 30 min. For a more precise effect, try the thalasso circuit including bubbling bath, jet shower and affusion shower. Massages, algae or mud wraps, face and body treatments are also available. As the hotel is relatively off-centred (Vila Baleira, the only town in Porto Santo, is 2.5 miles away), it is advised to rent a car or a motorbike to be able to travel easily. However, the hotel has a free shuttle service to Vila Baleira. It works 4 times a day during the week and 3 times a day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. A light activity program is offered : it includes tournaments and gym courses during the day and karaoke at night. Note also that the children club welcomes children from 4 years old from 10 am to 11:30 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access

      (paying)

    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      hammam, (paying), thalassotherapy, beauty salon, massage, sauna, spa, Turkish bath, wellness, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      kayak, (paying), paddle boats, (paying), archery, gym, aerobics, fitness, water-polo

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath

      (paying)

    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The spacious and welcoming rooms.
    • The thalasso centre.
    • The numerous leisure possibilities.

    disadvantages

    • Just a few rooms overlook the sea.
    • A somewhat desolated environment.

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