We stayed here for a week in June, staying in my parents time-share room, and were very pleasantly surprised. The locals we encountered were exceptionally friendly and welcoming and seemed to really love their island. The hotel has a relaxed, spacious feel with beautiful gardens and large attractive pools. the flowers, both at the hotel and all around the island, are absolutely stunning! There is a reasonable gym which my boyfriend used daily, and lots of loungers for relaxing by the pool. There are 2 well stocked book exchanges which is a nice touch. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was large and had a kitchenette area with fridge and hob and microwave, and a large bathroom with bath. The balcony had a fab view over one of the pools and looking out to sea - perfect for breakfast in the morning and also for watching the fireworks on Saturday night. The location is a 20 minute walk into town and there are plenty of nearby restaurants and a large supermarket within easy walking distance. The local bus service is very easy to use for going further afield. The island offers a lovely balmy climate perfect for relaxing by the pool but ideal for accessing all the things to do in Funchal and as a base to explore the island too. We would definitely consider returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the premises of the historic and elegant hotel Miramar, which was built in 1924 and considered a very special place to stay, the new Pestana Miramar Hotel benefits of the attention given to the architecture and landscaping of its gardens. The Pestana Miramar shares the grounds and services of the Pestana Village Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Miramar Garden Resort Aparthotel Hotel Funchal
- Pestana Miramar Garden Funchal
- Pestana Miramar Garden Hotel Aparthotel
- Pestana Miramar Garden Resort Aparthotel Madeira/Funchal