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“Great hotel in good location” 5 of 5 stars
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Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 31, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #15 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great hotel in good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The hotel was very clean and well maintained and in our opinion an excellent choice. Situated in the hotel area on the edge of Funchal, it is a 20 minute walk into town. Alternatively frequent buses run from opposite the hotel- numbers 1 or 2, which cost less than 2 Euros. There are also plenty of taxis.
The rooms were spotless and well equipped. Linen was changed daily. Public areas were similarly well maintained. The style is quite modern, very much to our taste.
The pool area was beautifully landscaped with plenty of sun loungers and an attendant. Spa facilities were also available in a building next to the pool.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast is buffet style, with reasonable quality food and plenty of choice. The fresh fruit, in particular, was delicious. The hotel restaurant was open every evening but we didn't eat here as there were plenty of other restaurants of good quality nearby.
The wider surroundings are also clean and stylish, with easy walking to bars and restaurants, as well as 2 good supermarkets.
Our only complaint was that upon arrival we were told that due to a 'technical hitch' there were no rooms available and we were to move to a sister hotel. I explained that we had booked that hotel specifically in November because of its style and location and didn't want to stay at a hotel which had a much lower rating on Trip Adviser. Initially we had been told there were no rooms available but eventually we we offered a suite for 2 days then were moved to a studio for the rest of our stay. It was flower festival week so we thought the hotel had 'edged its bets' by over-booking rooms. This is very unfair and is something the management need to think about. A move to a old fashioned hotel(out of interest, we did go to look at the other hotel we were offered later in the week ) would have taken the edge off a holiday which otherwise was great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office Manager at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Allow us to express our gratefulness that you have chosen Pestana promenade as a destination of choice. It is very heartwarming to read comments like these from our valued guests.

Thank you for your warm comments regarding your overall experience, we will definitely share them with all the team.
We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded in this regard and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your personal experience and acknowledge our efforts. We would like to present our sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you experienced upon arrival and we are glad that it has not deterred from enjoying your stay with us.
Once again, thank you for taking the time in sharing your feedback regarding your experience in TripAdvisor. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we take immense pleasure in sharing your comments with our colleagues.

Yours sincerely
Tania Felgueiras
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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gillingham kent
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed at the pestana promenade in late april. Were very lucky as it coincided with a weather front from the sahara making it one of the hottest weeks in april. Have to say its probably one of the best 4 star hotels my wife and I have stayed in. The decor were very contemporary and overall spotlessly clean. Our room was on the ground floor which turned out to be very convenient. The gardens outside our room were lovely and ideal for setting up a sunbed with the pool only a few metres away. Although the gardens were communal because of the way the flower beds were sited they created an invisible barrier which meant that other guests didn't invade your space or walk past your patio. The staff were very efficient and helpful and overall would recommend (as I have done already) this hotel to anybody coming to madeira. My only criticism would be the area where the food is served. All the food is sited on this one gondola which meant that everybody was crowding around this one area whether you were wanting soup , salad, main meal or dessert. However, in saying that, the food was overall very good,

Room Tip: Would recommend the ground floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest

We thank you for your last visit to our resort and for sharing your travel experience.

We are enchanted by such kind words conveyed in this review towards the resort and the way our
teams develop their daily work.

Your sincere gratitude for recommending us to others, we appreciate such gesture and surely will do our best to keep up providing nothing less than an excellent service, so others may entrust in us as their resort of choice.

Yours faithfully,

Front Desk
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gloucester
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Beautiful setting and well maintained. Our first visit was just after the opening so the gardens were in their infancy. Now established, they are lovely! Fantastic view out to sea from our balcony. Staff - Reception, Members Services, cleaners and poolside staff etc - friendly, helpful and efficient. Set about a 45-minute walk from the centre of Funchal so quieter than hotels nearer the centre, but an efficient and frequent bus servicefrom 50 yards from hotel. Thanks again for a lovely holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view from Floor 3 or above.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office Manager at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest

We thank you for your visit and for your contribution to the Tripadvisor website!

It is with great pride that we read such great words conveyed in this review.

We will surely continue to do our best to continue to excell on the guest's expectations of us.

We hope you may visit us again soon,

Until that time, we present our kindest regards,

Yours Sincerely
Tania Felgueiras
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stay here every year so do not have a great deal to add. The fabric and facilities of the hotel are being well maintained although the pool lighting that I mentioned last year still does not change colour at night and the missing palm tree beside the pool bar is still missing. So much for the management assurances then! Small points, however, as the hotel is still a marvellous place to stay with such spacious accommodation and such helpful and friendly staff.

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies and most have good sea views. For sunbathing go for those with no overhangs...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office Manager at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your Loyalty to our resort and for posting your travel experience.

It is important for us and surely for other guests that intend to visit us in the future to have knowledge of previous travel experiences in our resort.

In that way, we must say that every review is highly important to us.

Concerning your comments about the pool lighting, this is a matter of programing the lights as pool lightning that has various settings, therefore can be adjusted, but in some opinion´s it´s nicer to keep it on one color setting; we will however present your comment to the management.
Regarding the palm tree, please rest assures that we already spoke with our garden engineer to check the possibility to have a small palm tree to replace the other one.

We will do our very best to continue to provide you memorable moments with the help of this entire wonderful staff, so you may continue to entrust in us as the resort of election.

Yours Sincerly

Tania Felgueiras
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lovely hotel--position, views, staff, facilities, food,all very good.Has indoor pool if needed. The only fault I had was the glass door in the bathroom knocked onto wc when opened inwards. The rooms with side (ocean) views look onto another hotel.

Room Tip: get pool view & central
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Guest

We thank you for your latest visit to our resort and for your time spend in posting your travel experience, which we are sure to be usefull to others that may decide to visit us.

We cannot thank you enough for the polite words conveyed in this review towards the resort and its staff.

Concerning the downside towards the glass door in the bathroom, please rest assured that such has been rectified.

We expect you may visit us again in the future.

Presenting our kindest regards

Front Desk
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a wonderfully equipped Hotel, great Pools, Spa facilities and very modern.
We stay here every year in June - and Madeira is a wonderful Island anyway. Very efficient bus service to Funchal town and plenty of Restuarants and shopping in the area.
beautiful views out to sea.
Never tire of being there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Guest

We thank you for submiting your review in this travel review site and for your continuous preference in our resort.

It is wonderfull to become aware that we have had along the years a positive impact in your visits to our Island, and that such positive impact still prolongs in your mind for the future to come.

Therefore we are happy to say.... See you in June!!!! Looking forward.

Until then,

We present our kindest regards,

Front Desk
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Could not fault this hotel, beautiful clean rooms, nice helpful staff, good food, great pool. I went for a holiday with my wife and friends to get away from the stresses and strains of life at home in the UK. This was perfect in every way.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms by the pool are brilliant, I was worried about late night noise but there was no...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PestanaPromenade, Front Office at Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Guest

First of all, let us start by thanking you for posting your travel review and for your support to this web site.

Each word conveyed by you had a strong impact in our owns pride and in our daily job by the service which we provide to your guests.

It is not only a pride to be able to provide memorable moments to our guests, as it is a pleasure to do so.

Therefore, we cannot thank you enough for such polite words as it is a culminate of the job of our teams given back by you in such a wonderfull review.

We sincerely hope you may continue to visit us in the future and that you may continue to entrust in us for such commitment in the future.

We say Goodbye for now....

With our most respectfully regards,

Front Desk
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Address: Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 31, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Funchal
#3 Business Hotel in Funchal
#10 Family Hotel in Funchal
#11 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#13 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#14 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Promenade Ocean Resort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in front of the spectacular promenade that stretches from Lido to Praia Formosa Beach,this modern and quiet resort offers spectacular views to the ocean. 92% Of the rooms are sea views and offer the commodity you would expect from a luxury hotel in a relaxed manner.112 Family Friendly Rooms and Suites, all equipped with bathtub with shower, and some with separate bathtub and shower, washbasin, WC, hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, Cable TV, Pay TV, LCD monitor, digital safety box, Business Services is available, cable or wireless Internet access, mini-refrigerator and balcony or terrace. ... more   less 
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Pestana Promenade Ocean Hotel Funchal
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