Our studio apartment was spacious, pristine, and comfortable. The balcony had a sea view and the kitchen area was more than adequate.
The staff is multilingual,friendly and helpful. Recommended activities were well worth the cost. The free shuttle bus to the edge of Funchal was comfortable, clean, and reliable.
Large lovely pools are on site. The beautiful seaside promenade can be accessed directly from the Grand Pestana Hotel pool area. I suggest walking the promenade to the end in both directions. One way leads almost into Funchal. The other way ends at an area with sea caves. The roaring sea is at times loud, powerful, and always spectacular to hear and view.
An on site restaurant is available. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Funchal and along the promenade . All the ones we tried were adequate to outstanding. The presentation and quality ranged with the prices. City bus stops, restaurants, and a shopping mall were within a ten minute walking distance from the hotel. A very convenient location.
City buses are inexpensive and clean.
I highly recommend the Pestana Grand Hotel. The grounds and units are pristine. The staff is friendly and helpful. Madeira is a lovely island with a varied and beautiful landscape. The people are friendly. The food is fresh and delicious with fantastic fish, vegatables, breads, and desserts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Grand is one of the best and most prestigious 5-start hotels in Funchal, Madeira and sits upon the Ponta da Cruz cliff with a view of the oceans and Cabo Girão. It is only 30 minutes on foot from Formosa beach and has direct access to Promenade do Lido, the famous promenade in Madeira. Surrounded by magnificent gardens is the island's largest outdoor saltwater swimming pool with views of the sea. The hotel has a Spa, with a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, Turkish bath and even a panoramic indoor swimming pool, in addition to massages and/or spa treatments. For dining, guests can enjoy four restaurants and two bars. If you bring your family, the little ones can play in the lounge or the garden with a game zone. There is a free private car park (subject to availability). All rooms are spacious and bright, include Wi-Fi and have private balconies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pestana Grand Funchal
- Hotel Pestana Grand
- Pestana Grand Hotel
- Pestana Grand Madeira
- Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort Madeira/Funchal