cant say a bad word about the room, nor the staff. they were just brilliant. so was the food, even though they don't really have lots of vegetarian options. almost all salads were prepared with ham, fish etc.
pool was very nice too with lots of sun loungers. hotel is located right on the rocky beach, but far from the city. took us over 80 mins to get to the center. there are free buses to the city almost every hour. you have to book the morning ones in advance (9:30 and 10:30) as they are always packed.
you'll probably have to take a taxi from the airport (€40) as the buses don't operate so often.
the most important!! - we visited in june, we were the only 2 people under the age of 70 (we are 25). it was hard to wait in the que for anything and to handle all of the older people staring at us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Ocean Bay All Inclusive is an All Inclusive hotel (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and domestic beverages) located in Funchal, Madeira. It is located 1 minute on foot from Formosa beach with panoramic views of the Câmara de Lobos hillside. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a Health Club with sauna, Turkish bath, gym and game room and a playground. For dining, we offer one restaurant and 2 bars. Take advantage of our free transfers to the centre of Funchal. All rooms face the sea and each has a balcony and Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel Hotel Funchal
- Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel Funchal
- Pestana Bay Hotel Madeira
- Pestana Ocean Bay Madeira/Funchal