Hotel Sentido Galosol

  • Madeira, Canico

  • 4

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Pool-side readers, ocean gazers and fitness fanatics will fall in love with the Hotel Sentido Galosol. Its a lovely property positioned right next to the cliffs of Caniço that's been recently refurbished to a lovely standard with sustainability in mind.

Hit the pool or hit the gym (or both)

The outdoor swimming pool here is lovely, with a little bridge crossing over the centre and palm trees lining the pool, you truly feel on holiday but for cooler days you may want to head in to the indoor pool. The hotel is also very well know for its gym, which is one of the largest on the island. You can take part in exercise classes, try out the squash courts or even do a personal training session here (bookable and payable locally). There's plenty of activities to keep you busy, there's even a diving school at the resorts own swimming bay "Lido Galomar", it's around 200 metres away and reachable by lift (bookable and payable locally).

Plenty of choice for foodies

There are a number of bars and restaurants at the Hotel Sentido Galosol. The Atlantico restaurant at the swimming bay Lido Galomar has spectacular views, you have the ocean right in front of you and the cliffs of Caniço to the left and right - it doesn't get more special than that (bookable and payable locally). For those on half board and full board, dinners can be enjoyed at the Ondamar restaurant where you can tuck into a tasty buffet with themed cuisines and live cooking. There is also the pool bar, Blue Bar (payable locally) that offers light lunches, snacks and drinks throughout the day or if you're heading to the swimming bay Lido Galomar then you may want to pop in for a cocktail or snack at the Capoeira Bar (payable locally).

Added value

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 Support and advice: Over the phone from our local resort team


Caniço is more charming than a chocolate on a pillow. It’s much quieter than Funchal, so if you want to switch off a bit and explore the island – this is the place for you.

There’s a small square where you can have a look around the lovely shops and restaurants. Go a little further down to the coast for the promenade to get sea views and sunny bathing platforms.

Love diving and snorkelling? You’re in the perfect spot…

Water babies, walk this way 

The Garajau Partial Natural Reserve is a marine reserve that was set up to keep underwater life thriving. You’ll be dropping into crystal-clear waters to see giant manta rays and the dusky grouper – among many others. 

Pop to the top

The Cristo Rei lookout point never fails to impress – there’s the incredible view but you’ll definitely be getting your phone out for a shot of the dramatic Cristo Rei statue.

Basecamp for exploration 

Caniço makes a great base for exploring the island and having somewhere relaxing to come back to. If you get the urge to pick up the pace, you can take a quick trip to Funchal for all the perks of city living – there’s a super reliable bus which makes it easy to get to.

Make the most of the great outdoors 

There’s a huge amount of activities in Madeira so choose what takes your fancy – the Levadas walking trails, boat trips, dolphin watching, festivals, events and lots of lovely local food.

Why book a summer holiday in Caniço with Inghams?

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Caniço include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • No. of rooms: 125
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Please note there is a tourist tax payable locally of approx. €2 per person per day.


Twin Garden View Rooms are approx. 28m² and sleep up to three guests. The rooms offer a modern walk-in shower.

Twin Side Sea View Rooms are approx. 28m² and sleep up to three guests. The rooms offer a modern walk-in shower. 

Twin Sea View Rooms are approx. 28m² and sleep up to three guests. They have a modern walk-in shower and fantastic sea views.

Suites are approx. 68m² and sleep up to four guests. They are spacious and tastefully decorated. These rooms are on request, please call to book. 

Suite Fitness sleep up to four guests. They are spacious and perfect for those that love fitness, there is some fitness equipment in the room as well as a shower in the bathroom. These rooms are on request, please call to book. 

Master Sentido Suites sleep up to four guests in a combined bedroom/living area. They have a shower or bathtub, dressing table with mirror and walk-in wardrobe. These rooms are on request, please call to book. 

Twin Garden, Sea View and Side Sea View, as well as Suites are available for sole use, please call to book. 

Bedroom facilities:

  • Balcony
  • Air-conditioning (centrally controlled by management)
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Mini-bar (payable locally)
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

Cots are available on a request basis only and are subject to availability.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Please note that some of the facilities and restaurants are located in the neighbouring Hotel Sentido Galomar and at the swimming bay Lido Galomar, these are in a separate building and around a three minute walk away with steps.

  • Airport transfer time approx. 15 minutes from Madeira airport.
  • 2.5 kilometres from Canico centre
  • 100 metres to nearest bus stop
  • 12 kilometres to Funchal centre (there is a bus you can catch)

Spa Ashoka 

The Ashoka spa allows you to truly relax and enjoy the facilities. The spa offers a relaxation area, sauna, steam bath and infra-red sauna or enjoy treatments (the spa, facilities and treatments are bookable and payable locally)

Manta Diving Madeira 

On site at the swimming bay, Lido Galomar you'll find Manta Diving Madeira where those wanting to discover and explore the underwater nature reserve can take part (bookable and payable locally).

Additional hotel facilities: 

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness area
  • Garden
  • Lounge area
  • Squash courts (payable locally)
  • Yoga classes (subject to hotel schedule, bookable and payable locally)

Breakfast is a delicious buffet served from 8am - 10am.

For half board and full board dinner is at the Restaurant Ondamar which offers a daily themed buffet. If guests wish to try out the other hotel restaurants then you can receive a credit to use towards your meal and pay locally for any additional charges (booking in advance necessary). 

The hotels other restaurants and bars (payable locally, please note some are located at the hotel resorts nearby swimming bay Lido Galomar):

Restaurant Atlantico at the swimming bay, Lido Galomar serves an à la carte menu with a particular focus on fish, seafood and grill dishes.

Capoeira Lounge has a selection of delicious wines, cocktails and ice creams

Pool Bar serves snacks, salads, juices, cocktails and ice creams.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on request, please advise of any at the time of booking.

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