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Pestana Palms

Rua Gorgulho 15-17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-107 Portugal
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#23 of 98 hotels in Funchal
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The Pestana Palms is a 4-star hotel in Funchal, located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, with direct beach access. Built along the seafront, the Pestana Palms is located in Funchal's hotel zone, 20 minutes on foot from the city centre. Its splendid and original architecture combining modern and traditional styles ensure all of the hotel's rooms have incredible views of the sea. In the modern building, you will find the guest rooms and the restaurant. In the traditional building, an old Manor House surrounded by gardens, you will find the common areas. This hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool with views of Funchal's cliffs. Reserve some time for your mind and body at the Health Club equipped with a massage room. Madeira International Airport is located 23 km away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Game room
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Travelling mariner wrote a review 4 Dec
Cambridge, United Kingdom53 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent a week looking for some sun and relaxation. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pestana Palms , occupies a great position overlooking the sea with no other hotels or buildings intruding. Rooms are comfortable,clean and well serviced. The staff were very attentive and polite, seems as though people were coming back regularly as people were greeted as old friends. Hotel quiet, so buffet not running so used the main restaurant , menu choices were good and delicious. Breakfast buffet in the morning was good, with it always being topped up. Can’t beat sitting outside in December with the sea lapping up and the sun out. A lovely stay , have recommended to friends, for excellent value and service. An added bonus of the Madeira’s Xmas lights on. Importantly the hotel and staff took Covid very seriously with cleaning procedures good and staff wearing masks at all time.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Madli wrote a review Nov 2021
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Located in a beautiful spot, the hotel feels very cozy and everyone in the staff is superhelpful. Another great thing is that there is a moderately big supermarket (with excellent products) just next to it. Parking was free in the parking lot, always found a place there.
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Date of stay: November 2021
PetraSA wrote a review Nov 2021
South Africa119 contributions67 helpful votes
This was our 3rd visit and we have recommended the hotel to friends. One thing to know upfront is the hotel is a bit "tired" and could do with a refurb HOWEVER, the staff and location cannot be beat ! There is direct access to the sea which a lot of hotels don't have. The pool area is fantastic with plenty of loungers. Anna and her team at reception are so friendly and helpful. There is a Pingo supermarket right across the road and all the restaurants and shops in walking distance. Its a great (lots to do and see )walk into Funchal, about 2.5km. And the view! well it is fantastic. We had breakfast this time, was nice and of course the view from the breakfast room is amazing. Will only stay here when in Madeira.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: The tower has the best rooms with best views try ad get a centre room in the Tower
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Jasmin N wrote a review Nov 2021
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My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week. We had our own rental car which we parked in a parking lot in front of the hotel. There you had to pay from Monday to Friday from 8 am til 8 pm, Saturday 8 am til 2 pm. Outside these hours and on Sundays/Public Holidays it was free to park there. Still the parking fees were super cheap, so we recommend parking there. Especially when you are on the way during the day anyway. We always left the hotel at 9 am and came back 7-8 pm and had to pay 0,50-1€. On the opposite to the hotel there is a grocery market where we bought all our drinks and snacks for the day trip. We had a room with an amazing view to the pool and the lido, therefore you could also see the sea. That was beautiful. Also the room we had was clean and simple. We felt very comfortable there. Still it was old furniture and it looked used through the years. When we asked if we could have our beds with one bed sheet because they put sheets on the bed separately the staff changed them directly for us. Also the reception was very friendly and recommended so much food, restaurants and day trips. Great tips! The breakfast (from 7.15-10 am) was also great. They had everything you needed boiled, scrambled and fried eggs, bacon, beans, bread, cheese, ham, fruits, Joghurt, salad and pancakes etc. You can reach by foot different restaurants and bars or We would totally recommend this hotel and would booked it again!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Janet M wrote a review Nov 2021
Fortrose, United Kingdom33 contributions4 helpful votes
Absolutely loved returning here. Location is brilliant for walking into Funchal and back, and such a beautiful set of gardens to stay in. Overlooked the sea from our room as if on a cruise !! Wonderful friendly and helpful staff and so clean, our room was lovely and the restaurant meals were delicious. Our Breakfasts each morning (14) !! Were superb, hot, freshly cooked and so much choice !! I love how it’s so close to the supermarket and beautiful restaurants too. We were so grateful for the Reception staff knowing how to sort out the Passenger Locator forms, boarding passes etc for our return flights, no trouble at all. Cleanliness very good and all adherent to Covid policies. We felt very safe and all worries removed. Can’t wait to return next year !!! Xxx
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$101 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pestana Palms
Which popular attractions are close to Pestana Palms?
Nearby attractions include Madeira Mandolin Orchestra (0.3 km), Hole in One (0.4 km), and Passeio Público Marítimo e Jardins do Lido (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pestana Palms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pestana Palms?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pestana Palms?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pestana Palms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pestana Palms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Palace Restaurant, MadMarket Restaurante, and Sabor da India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pestana Palms?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pestana Palms have airport transportation?
Yes, Pestana Palms offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pestana Palms?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Pestana Palms offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pestana Palms?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, and Portuguese.