Once again we enjoyed our stay at the Pestana Carlton fo 10 days (June-July 2013). the Room was as expected, clean and comfy and spacious, just enough for the two of us. We booked a room facing the pool area and the ocean. Fantastic view. Pool areas are very nice and enjoyable. The weather was great, which made it even more enjoyable. Would just like to make a couple of observations, tha we feel may be worth mentioning.1) if you are a non-smoker, even thought the rooms are non-smoking, the balconies are not, and we always had a smell of smoke everytime we opened the door to our balcony. Was a bit annoyed, because we would have liked to keep the door open v/s the AC during the night, however, the smoke smell kept us from doing that. 2) the restaurant meals, at the hotel, we found a little on the expensive side (when spending dollars). $32euros per person for the buffet dinner was a little too much compared to other restuarants in the area. We like the fact that the hotel is a 15 minute walk from Funchal, as it gave us a chance to walk. Several restaurants within walking distance, and right outside the hotel. For a drink after dinner, or a light sandwich you can't beat PUB No. 2 right across the street from this hotel with free and fast Wifi. All in all a good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Carlton Madeira, one of the most lively hotels in Madeira, enjoys a privileged setting in Funchal, at the top of a slope on the island of Madeira, providing fantastic views over the bay of Funchal and the sea. This luxurious and charismatic hotel in Madeira is a reference point for any visitor to Madeira, due to the excellent conjugation of a family atmosphere with the sophistication of its excellent installations. Once you are in the hotel, you will find at your disposal a wide range of services you can enjoy, including 3 leisure areas. In the Garden Pool, you will find a heated saltwater outdoor pool and a swimming pool for children. In the Atlantic Pool, there is a salt water outdoor pool with access to the sea and an indoor pool with Jacuzzi, relaxation rooms and bar. The Magic Spa offers an indoor heated swimming pool with sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, gym and treatment rooms. To promote the cultural gastronomic diversity of Funchal, this 5 star hotel in Madeira has 3 restaurants and 3 bars, with excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean, with a variety of flavours that will satisfy the most demanding tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Carlton Madeira Funchal
- Carlton Hotel Madeira