My boyfriend and I have just returned from a week at the Pestana Carlton Hotel. Hotel was a typical 5 star hotel with a lovely buffet style breakfast with the usual choice of fresh fruit, cereals, fruit juices, pastries, fried breakfast and sparkling white wine which was served between 7 am and 10 am.
The location of the hotel is about a 10 minute walk into Funchal main area and a further 10 minutes to the Old Town where you can reach the cable car to Monte. As there is a steep hill just outside the hotel it takes a little longer to walk back (unless you are very fit). There are a few restaurants in close proximity and a few bars. Bar Number 2 was frequently visited and was very welcoming. We also went to the Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant which is just across the road and our meal was fabulous. Next door to the hotel is Reids Palace Hotel, famous for its afternoon tea. Although a little expensive it was worth the experience. Less than a 10 minute walk.
Our only negative comment about the Pestana is to be aware of the invite which you will receive offering what would initially appear to be a complimentary mid week drink in the Hotel Pub. This in fact is a tactic to attempt you to attend a Time Share Presentation.
- 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