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    Location 7.75 /10

    The Pestana Bay is located in one of Madeira's prettiest bays, Praia Formosa bay. It is only 3 mi from the centre of Funchal and 17 mi from the airport. Allow around 15 minutes to get to the town centre and 30 minutes to reach the airport.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The Pestana Bay has 206 rooms (184 studios, 8 junior suites and 14 suites) on seven floors. All the rooms have a kitchenette, a balcony overlooking the Praia Formosa and a direct view of the ocean. Let yourself be gently roused in the morning by the soft rolling of the waves... The rooms are very comfortable, decorated simply in the colours of the sea to ensure relaxation and a well deserved rest. They all have twin beds and a cable TV with Portuguese, English, German, Italian, French and Spanish channels. The telephones have a direct international line. Each room also has a safe, which can be used in return for a fee. The bathrooms have a bath equipped with a showerhead and an emergency alarm, in case of an accident. A hair-dryer and hospitality products are also available. Bath towels are changed on request, when you leave them on the floor: at least this is one way to protect the environment...

    Overview 7.30 /10

    Having opened in 1995, the Pestana Bay was renovated in 2004. This explains the quality of the reception facilities: a delightful reception and comfortable wicker armchairs are a welcome sight for the tired traveller. The peace and quiet are total, and just a few steps off to your right an immense view of the ocean can be seen through the big bay windows. Modern paintings decorate this space, which has a yellow tiled floor. Outside, a round swimming pool is waiting for you. A small stony island dotted with flowers looks over the water, equipped with a little wooden bridge. All you need to do is get settled into one of the deckchairs set around the swimming pool (towels are provided on site). Lose yourself in the serenity of the place and the lulling of the waves. Surrounded on one side by palm trees, you can paddle in the warm water and look out over the Atlantic Ocean. This area is spacious enough to be used by many guests. Down below the hotel there is a pebbly beach. You are advised to wear paddling shoes when you swim, to avoid hurting your feet. A small pool, to one side of the swimming pool, allows children to splash about safely. There is also an outdoor play area on a lawn, with a small slide and a playhouse. The TV room has a carpet decorated with estrelicias, the flower which is the symbol of Madeira. You can check the news of different European countries here.

    Food and drink 7.75 /10

    Here, the cuisine has pride of place. Breakfast and dinner are served at the Arlequim Restaurant (a non-smoking area), the main restaurant of the hotel. It is very bright thanks to its big bay windows and ceiling open to the sky. Make the most of the terrace, in a setting that opens out to the sea and the garden, to start working on your tan The breakfast is generous, with a number of breads and pastries to choose from as well as other products for an "international-style" breakfast. Dinner is also served buffet style: choose from local or Italian food, or a variety of seafoods. Expect to pay around £23. As far as lunch is concerned, it can be bought from the snack-bar just next to the swimming pool. They prepare light "a la carte" meals: salads, sandwiches, omelettes, pizzas, etc. The prices are around £10.50. Sat on green wrought-iron chairs, here again you are looking out over the ocean. The Pestana Bay also has an indoor bar, just next to the restaurant room. Sit at the bar and give in to the barman's tempting cocktails.

    To know

    The hotel has a very fine view of the sea and the imposing Cabo Girão, the second highest cliff of the world. Its direct access to the sea, via the Praia Formosa, is not a common feature among the hotels of Madeira, and is a real plus point of the hotel. You can also take in the splendid panoramic view of the hillsides of the typical town of Câmara de Lobos, which rises up from the sea to form one of the famous images of Madeira. The promenade set around the hotel allows you to enjoy a relaxing evening stroll and admire the beauty of the sun setting behind the majestic Cabo Girão.Although it is some way from the centre of Funchal, the hotel can organize private transport to get you there. You should also visit Câmara de Lobos, a fishing village near the hotel where you can dine in fine fish restaurants and enjoy the bars, which open early and close late.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aqua gym, mountain bike, dance, bums and tums, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • Close to the ocean
    • Very nice setting
    • Direct access to the sea

    disadvantages

    • Location near to a fuel storage company

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Aitousekhri M. Aitousekhri M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2013 Posted on 2013-07-14 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        avec ma fille, super bien dormis ...bercé par le flux et le replu x de la mer, un peu Bruyant par le fait que les chambre son t pour la plus part du coté parking pour les entreé donc beaucoup de bruit .

      • Advantages

        toute les chambre cotée mer .

      • Disavantages

        entrée des chambre coté parking ....pour la plus part les ventilateur des chambre a coté ou au dessous. ou en dessous très bruyant .

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      • Overall Score 5.71/10
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