Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A striking, contemporary Madeira hotel set right on the coast, with breakfast or half board
- Being one of the first to stay at this brand new Madeira hotel
- Wandering around the hotel's sugar cane museum and learning about the area's economic past
- Staking out the spa to indulge in some quiet time
What To Know
- This new hotel opened its doors in April 2015
- It costs extra to use the spa
- Guestrooms are spacious with a sleek design, but not all have waterfront views from the floor-to-ceiling windows
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is a treasure trove of scenic coastline, lush landscapes and beautiful beaches. When you’re not whale- or dolphin-spotting off the island, you could be marvelling at a majestic waterfall or pottering around a historic village. Needless to say, throughout its land and sea, country and town, this little island packs an impressively big punch.
Discover Madeira’s unique charms with an unforgettable stay at a brand new hotel, opening for 2015. Named after the island’s old sugar cane economy, Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa is a boldly contemporary venture with a magnificent modern design. Built on the site where an old sugar cane mill once stood, Saccharum Hotel was created to complement its natural surroundings and sits proudly between the gorgeous mountains and the dazzling ocean.
As you might imagine, the facilities here are upscale and incorporate a heated indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, a spa and fitness centre, and a squash court. Four bars and two restaurants make up the chic eating and drinking options, and a terrace barbecue allows for al fresco dining with superb ocean views. Like the rest of the hotel, rooms are suitably sleek and incorporate the island’s affinity with sugar cane into their décor.
Saccharum Hotel is home to 180 rooms, five suites and 30 apartments. Each are decorated to a luxurious standard, and adopt the area’s sugar cane heritage as part of their theme. Neutral tones meet dark woods with a decent dose of mood lighting for a relaxing stay.
Saccharum Hotel has four inviting bars to choose from, each offering their own unique ambience and a plethora of drinking options. There’s also a buffet restaurant and an à la carte restaurant to choose between. A terrace provides the perfect spot for a bite over those fantastic ocean views, and the barbecue is ready to grill the freshest of the island’s fish and meat.
You’ll get to be one of the first to retreat into Saccharum Hotel’s luxurious spa and leisure facilities. The massage centre and spa area provide some serious serenity, and you’ll find a heated indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a fitness club and a gym.
Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa is located in the Calheta region of western Madeira, an area that held weighty importance in sugar cane cultivation, and it’s this that gives the hotel its name – Saccharum comes from the Latin word for sugar cane. The hotel occupies the site of an old sugar cane mill, and fittingly houses a museum dedicated to this industry. Saccharum is located just 20 minutes from Calheta Marina and sits beautifully between the mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean.
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We stayed for a long weekend in early December and it was wonderful. The staff were friendly and kind especially the welcome. We had a double room with a great sea view and balcony on the front of the hotel. The room was very modern, clean and well equipped. No door on the shower but not a problem for us. Also a sliding glass door to the toilet was a bit odd but not an issue for a couple. However, that did not detract from a great large room and super view. Great breakfast with good choice. We had the Spanish buffet one night which was lovely.
There are three pools, great gym and spa, bars and places to eat.
We loved the hotel and the only problem was we were not there long enough.
Had such an amazing time at this hotel during the Summer. The guest relations team looked after me and my girlfriend. They helped me with a surprise proposal and made sure everything was perfect in every way ... from the upgraded room to the private dining - I could not fault anything.
The perfect place to stay in Madeira. Can't wait to go back for our anniversary!!
We stayed 2 nights at the saccharum and I must say it really really exceeded my expectation... Staff is extremely polite... The hotel is well conserved and extremely clean... The bedroom is huge we had the 325 and it had a balcony with a partial sea view and had a handy kitchenette... The only con about the room is the shower... Has no door or whatsoever that had that function... To a couple that's nice but when you have children with you is different... The breakfast is amazing has a wide range, from omelettes to smoked salmon, fresh fruit many tipes of breads, it was just amazing... Great pools, has a great game room.. Everything to keep you in... Hope to be back soon... Congrats!
Such a lot of things we did not like about this Hotel. Firstly the things we did enjoy- The warm welcome, the staff on reception were pleasant and welcoming. The Restaurant staff were also very good. It's a matter of taste but for us we really did not like the decor. Too dark all brown and dark green. Not sufficient light even in the lift where we could not read what was on each floor. The lighting going into the toilets was so bad that you find it hard to find your way into them without a torch, ( dark avocado toilets). The room was large and spacious and we had a nice terrace with a lovely view. However the bed was very hard and the pillows too hard. We really disliked the open plan "bathroom style" sink in the main room as you entered. The toilet had a very heavy glass door but you could see through this when you were using it. The shower did not have any door to close and was too dark. Not enough light in the bedroom when you needed it - to put on makeup wash your hands, find clothes etc. Dark brown walls wood floor wood ceilings brown curtains. It may suit other people but for me it needs a full refurbishment to make it more modern, lighter walls and fittings and with more available electric lights when required. The corridors were dark brown and uninviting. The breakfast was not up to standard for this type of hotel. The staff were pleasant but the quality of food and drinks available were not of a high quality. Sorry to give a poor review but this hotel is not for us.
The hotel has more than everything one needs; swimmingpools, terrace everwhere, perfect breakfast, nice people, friendly receptiondesk people, spacious room, balcony, comfortable bed! It had a marine with restaurants next to it, for another close by food or drinks option. If I may have a comment: The lights in the bathroom were not too good, and wifi in the room was also less than expected. In the lobby or other public areas, receipt was better. We enjoyed it a lot to stay here!