Spent a week here in July. it's a nice hotel and one of the things I like the best is how nice everyone is. We met lots of nice people. Marion in Guest Relations is a wonderful resource for booking tours. it is quite a bit outside of downtown Funchal, but it is right across the street from the Forum, a multi-story mall with a very good supermarket. The only downside for us is that the outdoor pool is quite cool - virtually no one swims in it. It is offset by a warmer indoor pool with nearby sauna and Turkish steam room, all very nice. Oh, and very few of the rooms overlook the ocean, which seems odd to me.
We took the 45-minute coast walk twice to the fishing village of Camara de Lobos, We were in Madeira for two weeks and spent the first week at Pestana Grand and the second in an apartment in downtown Funchal and that worked well for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Grand is one of the best and most prestigious 5-start hotels in Funchal, Madeira and sits upon the Ponta da Cruz cliff with a view of the oceans and Cabo Girão. It is only 30 minutes on foot from Formosa beach and has direct access to Promenade do Lido, the famous promenade in Madeira. Surrounded by magnificent gardens is the island's largest outdoor saltwater swimming pool with views of the sea. The hotel has a Spa, with a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, Turkish bath and even a panoramic indoor swimming pool, in addition to massages and/or spa treatments. For dining, guests can enjoy four restaurants and two bars. If you bring your family, the little ones can play in the lounge or the garden with a game zone. There is a free private car park (subject to availability). All rooms are spacious and bright, include Wi-Fi and have private balconies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Grand Funchal
- Hotel Pestana Grand
- Pestana Grand Hotel
- Pestana Grand Madeira
- Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort Madeira/Funchal