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  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel

Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel

Portugal, Europe

The four star Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel overlooks the ocean – and such a wonderful setting deserves a hotel of equal character. The Pestana Bay Aparthotel doesn't disappoint. It's a uniquely stylish hotel, full of idiosyncratic touches that set it apart and give it a really wonderful character.

Set on the bay at Praia Formosa, just a few miles west of the capital Funchal, the Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel is a wonderful beach resort. It's an extraordinary location; backed by cliffs, the hotel is set in stunning gardens, with an impressive pool area leading down to the sea. There are surely no more spectacular hotel settings in Madeira than this.

The Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel is a beautiful beach resort with four star facilities:

There are so many talking points: the bay, the cliffs, the gardens and the pool are all fabulous features of this amazing beach resort. Just imagine stepping out into the fragrant gardens, wending your way to the pool and enjoying a swim as you look out over the sea. It's a defining moment of any holiday at the Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel.

In keeping with the overall sense of style and place, accommodation at the Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel is exceptional. Again, rooms are uniquely furnished – all very tastefully – giving a real sense of this not being a hotel just like any other. All spacious twin and double bedded seaview rooms have a well-equipped bathroom, balcony and kitchenette with a fridge and kettle. Rooms also feature cable TV radio and telephone. An in room safe is available at a fee payable locally. To make your holiday at the Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel that little more special and for a little more luxury you can upgrade your room for a small supplement to either a Junior Suite or a Seaview Suite.

As well as the spectacular outdoor pool, you'll certainly want to try the whirlpool and fitness room with its fabulous combination of sauna and Turkish bath. We recommend adding a massage to your treatment regime too – it is, after all, time to take it easy and really relax.

With a games room, two bars and the restaurant (which is well worth checking out) you really will have everything you need for a fantastic stay and a taste of the best that Madeira has to offer.

Enjoy Madeira at its most spectacular from the comfortable surroundings of the Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel.

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  • Freshwater pool (heated)
  • Children's pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Restaurant
  • 2 bars
  • Fitness center/Gym
  • Sauna
  • Wellness Center, Massages and beauty treatments*
  • Turkish bath
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee
  • ^7 times a week

Room Types

Classic Sea View Room
31m2 WiFi
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Superior Sea View Room
31m2 WiFi
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Junior Suite Seaview
50m2 WiFi
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Suite Seaview
60m2 WiFi
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Single Superior Sea View
31m2 WiFi
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Premium Sea View
31m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

The Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel directly overlooks the ocean in a peaceful location just three miles to the west of Funchal. Classified as a beach resort, the hotel is on the beautiful bay of Praia Formosa backed by cliffs. The tranquil gardens contain a spectacularly situated pool area and give direct access to the sea.

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Review by ianandjayne Sheffield, United Kingdom

Hi We stayed for 7 nights in March. The weather was good with plenty of sunshine. The hotel is clean and staff are excellent, especially IVAN the bar man, he was excellent and very funny. Rooms are good and cleaned every day.

The food was good . With plenty to choose from

Only negative comment was lack of entertainment. They had a kareoke with was a good laugh Had people up dancing. Then one night was local dancers for about 1 hour, good show. There is a free shuttle bus into funchal as the hotel is about 20 minute drive away.. We went on a trip to the volcanic pools which i would recomend. Also up on the cable car is a brilliant experience. Maderia is a very safe place . Really enjoyed our stay and will reurn obe day. Regards Ian and Jayne.

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Enjoyable and relaxing

Review by Elizabeth D Llandudno, United Kingdom

We went in March. The weather was warm and sunny. We were on the top floor...

It was wonderful to sit on the balcony and look out to sea with nothing blocking the view. The room was spacious and clean. You can hear the sea at night. The staff were helpful and helpful. The only downside was the fact that everything is open plan...You come into reception, then into the bar area and then into the restaurant. There is only one bar area and it gets a bit noisy. The guests were mainly British and German. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of the virus, there was no entertainment. The food was generally good. We liked the way it had been cooked. We went all inclusive. There is a shuttle bus into Funchal. You can walk about 3 miles to the next village, as it is a little bit away from the town. We would go again.

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In trying times

Review by Dennis M Colchester, United Kingdom

All rooms are large and sea-facing. Great Wi-fi all over the hotel including the pool area and outside restaurant area. We always stay for 1 month and still thoroughly enjoy the walk in to town or to Cámara de Lobos along a beachside walkway...

At the end of our trip the hotel was closing due to Coronavirus but all services were maintained as best they could be, even though a State of Emergency was declared.

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Well done Ocean Bay

Review by petep742 Wells, United Kingdom

We stayed last week 28 Feb to 6 March in room 311 which was our first time in Maderia. The room was ideal, just the right height with lovely views of the sea. Well furnished and kept very clean by a lovely cleaning lady. The food was well cooked with plenty of choices at all main meals...

For an all inclusive deal I thought the food and drinks choices were very good. The public areas of the hotel were always spotless and all staff were friendly and helpful. Sadly the tunnel along the shore was closed so we were unable to walk into Funchal but the free shuttle bus was a welcome surprise to get us out and about. We met some nice people during the evenings and enjoyed the entertainment. We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return soon.

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End of February break in the sun

Review by Bevs48 London

This was a bit of a last minute break for a few days in the sun. We were not disappointed! Although a mixture of sun and cloud, it was about 20 degrees and far better than I had imagined. I will be packing more shorts and t-shirts, next time! The hotel was excellent...

The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The food was excellent with ample choice. Nice rooms with balconies. Crystal clear swimming pool. And everywhere was spotlessly clean. My partner ended our stay by saying that the only complaint he had was that he couldn't find anything to complain about! We will certainly be returning.

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