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White Waters Hotel

Praceta 25 de Abril, Machico, Madeira 9200-084 Portugal
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#1 of 2 hotels in Machico
Travellers' Choice
White Waters is a small family run 3 star hotel. It is located in the very heart of Machico, a small town that has retained its very unique feel of the old, and together with the new, it has a very unique appeal. It is in this setting that White Waters is found. All our rooms are equipped with modern amenities, and all have balconies facing the sea. Our restaurant offers our guests both local and internacional cuisine.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Colin W wrote a review Dec 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
First stayed here in October 2019 - a different world then! Returned in November 2021 and, despite the wet weather, felt right at home again. The owners and staff are very friendly and the room I requested was just as I remembered it: spacial with a lovely big bed and great views. Machico is a 'real' town and watching the world going by is a pleasant past time. I would recommend the White Waters to anyone who wants a relaxing stay on the wonderful island of Madeira. I missed going back twice and have still to visit the Flower Festival - maybe one day!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Well that would be telliing! But try 3-6!
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michele_baratta wrote a review Oct 2021
Arese, Italy42 contributions58 helpful votes
The hotel is just perfect, with a super price/quality ratio (maybe in low season - October - the Booking.Com price was very accessible). Location, room, service, breakfast, friendliness is really superb. But the most peculiar thing are . . . the taps. I've never seen something more ugly - the designer must have had a very bad headache when working on it ! Worst of worst, getting the right temperature is a real nightmare. Maybe only a Swiss watchmaker can regulate it, without scorching with hot or freezing with cold water ! ! Anyway, the shower here is quite an experience. Come and try it !!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is limited and payable, but you're on the promenade next to the see.
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Fegimula wrote a review Sept 2021
Rishikesh, India11 contributions14 helpful votes
We needed a place to stay for a night and this hotel was recommended and was great value. It turned out to be great, really clean and tidy and super helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed the breakfast buffet and a good chat with the owner.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karolina Staykovska wrote a review June 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at the hotel with my husband for a month as we were on our honeymoon. My first impression was that the hotel is extremely clean, well maintained and in order! This is a family owned place, where the owners put a lot of effort into making sure that you feel comfortable and happy and that the hotel is always clean and fresh full of beautiful flowers! The staff were very friendly at all time and also really helpful- they would assist with anything from tips on how to rent a car, to how to fill out the mandatory Covid situation related documents! Initially we were planning on changing hotels each week in order to stay in different parts of the island, but we felt like being at home in White Waters, so we stayed there instead for 5 weeks! I've traveled to many countries in Europe and stayed at different type of accomodations, but i never felt so comfortable as in this hotel! I would definitely recommend to anyone to stay at White Waters!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KTPW12 wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom121 contributions235 helpful votes
Stayed here for 9 nights in November. The hotel is very well maintained, clean and functional, ideally located as well. Just minutes drive from the airport and minutes walk to bars, restaurants and shops/supermarkets, not forgetting the small sandy beach. Free wi-fi throughout the hotel which worked well. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, I requested a fan and this was promptly delivered for free, meaning I slept superbly throughput my stay. A small fridge can be hired (2 euros a day) as can the safe in the room (1 euro a day), I opted for both as the basic price for the booking itself was very good value I thought. Numerous channels on the TV in the room and many in English including BBC and Sky news should you want to kick back for an hour or so. The area is very quiet and felt very safe to walk about, even at night. Breakfast was very good, continental but also the choice of fried eggs and bacon - lots of other items to choose from as well including yoghurts, fruit etc., You will find something to eat. The owners were very helpful and friendly throughout my stay with any requests or information. I totally enjoyed my stay here and wouldn’t hesitate to book again should I return to the area.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Fatima de Pao, Owner at White Waters Hotel
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a positive review on the hotel. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back oneday. Stay well and stay safe. Kind regards Martha Menzel
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USD 43 - USD 72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Waters Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to White Waters Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alberto's Store (0.03 km), Loja do Mercado de Machico (0.1 km), and Canoa 36 (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Waters Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at White Waters Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to White Waters Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include O Gala, Gelati Machico, and O Casco.
Are any cleaning services offered at White Waters Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to White Waters Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aqueduto De Machico (0.4 km).
Is White Waters Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.