We stayed on the 2nd floor of the tower with a sea view on bed and breakfast basis. The room was spacious with both dining and armchairs , the kitchenette was well supplied though I bought 2 mugs for tea and there was a large bathroom. The balcony did not get any direct sun which suited me.
There was a wide choice at breakfast which varied each day. The dining room had great views of Funchal. The staff were all very friendly. There is a café by the pool, evening meal is either a la carte or buffet.
We had afternoon tea on the terrace which was exceptionally good value (10.50 euro) with sandwiches scones and cakes. There is a 'happy hour' when drinks are 40% cheaper for 2 hours every evening. The hotel also has apartments and an old building which houses bar, restaurant, games room and a library with a good stock of books, jigsaws and games for any rainy days.
Nearby the hotel there is an open grassed area where you can play ball games. Also a number of restaurants - Portuguese, Italian, Chinese and a café in a small shopping area. There is also a very busy Pingo Doce supermarket with a good choice.
The only drawback for me was that there was no shade in the pool area unlike the sister hotel Pestana Village although you could rent umbrellas. There is direct access to the sea and, for adventurous types, a diving school. The various boats taking day trippers to view the coast and go whale watching pass close by. The hotel has gardens with beautiful shrubs and trees.
From the top of the road there are busses into town or you can walk in about 30 minutes, also busses to Monte and the next village. There is a large shopping centre, Forum, also within walking distance to the west.
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Palms Ocean Aparthotel Hotel Funchal
- Pestana Palms Ocean Aparthotel Funchal
- Pestana Palms Ocean Aparthotel Madeira/Funchal