We went with a group of friends for New Year - we asked and got a lovely room on the 4th Floor overlooking the harbour.
This was our second visit in 2012 - the first time we had a Garden View Room. This time a Side Sea View Room.
Reception seemed very disorganised this time - a lot of staff we did not recognise. The check-in was not smooth - not all papers asked for. Also our room did not become reday until late afternoon though the Hotel knew we were arriving realy morning because of flights.
We have never had a problem with noise at this Hotel until this time - must be party time. On 30 December there was a private party in the Conference Centre with very very loud music that penetrated the double glazing until well after 4 am. IN UK this would be antisocial and the Police and LA would have intervened. We have formally complained to the Hotel and the Tourist Authorities. My advice if you are going during the party season ask for a room at the rear of the Hotel .
Breakfast has also changed - self service for tea/coffee - thus less staff. Tables cleared more slowly.
Having said that we all enjoyed the fireworks and te Christmas lights - not to be missed !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Casino Park is a 5-star hotel in Funchal, Madeira, surrounded by 15,000 m² of private gardens. Designed by world-renowned master architect Óscar Niemeyer, this hotel is adjacent to the Funchal bay cruise port. Plus, it is only 5 minutes on foot from the city centre and the epicentre of the city's social and cultural life. Its privileged location on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean makes it one of the most famous hotels on the island of Madeira. It features an infinity swimming pool, gardens with peaceful alcoves, a private car park available for a fee, a Spa where you can schedule a massage and/or Magic Spa treatment, and an indoor swimming pool with water jets, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and gym. You can enjoy four restaurants and bars with views overlooking the tennis court and access to the Casino da Madeira, with games, shows and a nightclub. All rooms have Wi-Fi and a private balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Hotel Park
- Pestana Casino Park Madeira/Funchal