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Sentido Galosol

Portugal · Madeira · Canico de Baixo
No. 2 Hotel
in Portugal
4.7 / 5.0 Excellent
58 ratings
98% Recommendation
Stunning panoramic sea view location
Recognised for sustainability commitment
Facilities of all 3 sister hotels available
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Active Holidays & Relaxation in Madeira

The resort complex, featuring the sister hotels Sentido Galosol and Sentido Galomar, spans approximately 14,000 sqm on a headland right by the sea. The resort offers a comprehensive wellness and beauty programme as well as a diverse range of sports activities.

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Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Handicapped accessible
Ideal for solo travelers
Sustainable hotel
Organic food
Wellness area

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Sentido Galosol in Detail

Your Wellness & Active Hotel

The freshly renovated Sentido Galosol is part of an approximately 14,000 sqm resort, comprising three hotels (Sentido Galosol, Sentido Galomar & Alpino Atlântico Ayurveda Hotel). The facilities of all hotels and the entire resort are available to all guests. Sentido Galosol is perfect for relaxation or active recreation, such as hiking.

Location & Surroundings

Located in one of the most beautiful spots in the south of Madeira, in the tranquil villa district of Caniço de Baixo, approximately 30 meters above the sea, is the Hotel Sentido Galosol. The bay is only about 2.5 km from the centre of Caniço and is situated on the climate-favoured side of the island. The unique location directly by the sea provides the perfect backdrop for your holiday in Madeira. The centre of Funchal is about 12 km away, and the airport is about 8 km away.

Dining & Leisure

Enjoy regional and international dishes at the buffet restaurant "Ondamar" with a terrace. Here, a rich breakfast and, with half board, dinner are served. At the "Blue Bar", with full board, an additional lunch menu (starter, main course, dessert) is available. Traditional Madeiran cuisine is served at the specialty à la carte restaurant "Atlantis", and Italian cuisine can be enjoyed at a pizzeria (at an additional cost). Additionally, you can savour fresh drinks at the pool bar and at the "Capoeira Bar" with a stunning sea view. Also available are local, organic, lactose-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine upon request.

Wellness & Spa

Relax by the outdoor pool and on the sun terrace with sea view, as well as in the indoor wellness area featuring an indoor pool (approx. 28°C), Finnish and bio saunas, steam bath, and sensorial showers. The neighbouring sister hotel, Sentido Galomar, also boasts a sea water outdoor pool, two panoramic saunas, an infrared cabin, and a steam bath.
Additionally, the resort's own bathing cove in the underwater nature reserve with direct sea access, the sea water pool, and the adults-only area (accessible by lift or stairs) are freely available to all resort guests.

The Ashoka Spa (approx. 400 sqm, open daily) at the neighbouring Sentido Galomar, inspired by nature and the five elements, offers a variety of massages, beauty and energy treatments, and was selected as one of the top 3 spas in the 'Green Spa' category at the Spa Star Awards 2019.

Fitness & Courses

At the professional Galo Active Fitness Club, spanning approximately 2,500 sqm, you have access to cardio and strength equipment. You can also book a qualified personal trainer (for a fee, approx. €45 (approx. UK £39 / USD $48) per hour). Additionally, you can participate in a sports programme with over 40 classes per week, such as Zumba, Step, Spinning, Pilates, Yoga, or Nordic Walking (some at a small fee). There is also a sports hall, squash, a volleyball court, and a basketball court (reservable on request, for a fee). A tennis court is located just outside the facility, about 500m away (for a fee).

Free Time

The resort features its own diving base with a diving school (approximately March-December) and a private mountain bike station. Kayak rentals, canyoning, swimming with dolphins, and other outdoor activities can be booked on site. Additionally, Madeira is a magnificent hiking paradise, ideally suited for extensive hikes.

A bus stop is located about 100 meters from the hotel, and the Madeira Aquapark is about 15 km away.

18-hole Palheiro Golf Course (approx. 8 km) and 27-hole Santo da Serra Golf Course (approx. 18 km), Green fees from about €100 (approx. UK £88 / USD $108).

Getting There

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Hotel rooms at a glance

118 modern rooms (approx. 24-35 sqm) and 7 suites, all freshly renovated, non-smoking with balconies and garden views, side or direct sea views. The rooms are located in the main building or in two adjacent buildings. All rooms feature a bathtub or shower (some with walk-in showers), toilet, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, minibar, coffee/tea set, smart TV, telephone, and Wi-Fi. Suites (approx. 37 sqm) have a separate seating area and toilet. Some rooms are equipped with yoga mats. Bathrobes can be rented at the reception for a fee (approx. €5/stay, €25 deposit, included with suites). All rooms are allergy-friendly (Ecarf-certified). One accessible room. Three elevators. SGL are DBL for single use.

  • SGL=DB/garden view

      ca. 28 qm
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  • DBL/garden view

      ca. 28 qm
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  • SGL=DB/direct sea view

      ca. 28 qm
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  • SGL=DB/side sea view

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  • DBL/side sea view

      ca. 28 qm
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  • DBL/direct sea view

      ca. 28 qm
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  • Suite (1 bedroom)

      ca. 37 qm
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  • Master Suite (2 bedrooms)

      ca. 79 qm
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  • Suite Fitness

      ca. 74 qm
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Customer ratings for Sentido Galosol

58 verified reviews by travelersOnly customers who have traveled with us are allowed to leave a review

4.7 Outstanding  

98% recommend the hotel to others

Board type
Wellness area
  • 'Great vacation'
  • 'Beautiful rooms'
  • 'Friendly staff'
  • 'Tasty cuisine'
  • 'Relaxing spa'
  • 'Clean hotel'
  • 'Diverse activities'
  • 'Sea location'
  • 'Helpful service'
  • 'Quality food'
58 Results
Very relaxing and restful vacation

Jörg L.

May 2024

as a couple | 60 to 69 years | 4 - 8 days

There are only positive things to report, all around a great vacation.

It was very nice

April 2024

as a couple | 30 to 39 years | 4 - 8 days

The 5 days in Canico were very nice. We can recommend the hotel without hesitation. The breakfast was very tasty and the room was modern and comfortably furnished.

Impressive vacation

Benjamin R.

March 2024

as a couple | 30 to 39 years | 4 - 8 days

Very beautiful landscapes, hiking trails and a great climate and beautiful nature

It was a great vacation!

Susanne S.

December 2023

solo | 40 to 49 years | 4 - 8 days

It was a great vacation! Lovely spa, unfortunately a bit fully booked so we couldn't book massages at short notice. The hotel is in a great location.

Wonderful vacation

Sabine K.

October 2023

solo | 50 to 59 years | 9 - 11 days

Super hotel, delicious food, great island with many excursion possibilities


Sentido Galosol
Portugal, Madeira, Canico de Baixo
Madeira Airport (FNC)
approx. 10 km / 15 min

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