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Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel

TripAdvisor Review
Portugal, Europe
Funchal

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. The hotel offers transportation to Funchal city, courtesy of the hotels (subject days and time table schedules as per units program, “first come, first served” basis). 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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Facilities

  • 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

Suite Seaview
60m2 WiFi
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Premium Sea View
31m2 WiFi
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Junior Suite Seaview
50m2 WiFi
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Classic Sea View Room
31m2 WiFi
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Single Superior Sea View
31m2 WiFi
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Superior Sea View Room
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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Had a lovely relaxing New years week long holiday here.Weather was great,hotel was great food was good.They went all out for the New years eve gala.Hotel is a bit remote,but does provide a shuttle bus to the center of Funchal

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Pestana Bay is one of the most well located hotels in Madeira. Is right in front of the sea. All the rooms have this amazing sea view...

This hotel deserves all the 5 stars, not just because of the location but mainly because of the people. From reception staff that received with a very warm welcome, restaurant staff always asking if we needed anything and the managment team always so attentive to everything in her morning walks throught the hotel asking to every guest if they were enjoying their stay. Food is ok, is good. With plenty of choice and flavour. very well cooked. Now that i arrived home i'm just dreaming about my next vacation here. Thank you all the staff for everything

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3 Star Review for 3 Star Hotel

Review by Riffmaster United Kingdom

We stayed here in 2018 for 3 excellent weeks in January. At that time there was a decent promenade, and more importantly the tunnel to Sao Martinho was open. This meant quick access to many nice bars, restaurants and facilities nearby, as well as a pleasant walk to Funchal or quick access to the local bus...

The storm of February that year destroyed all that.

We assumed and had heard this was now reopened. Clearly this is not the case, and there are no plans I can see to reinstate it. Thus, although the hotel is wonderfully positioned for the sea views, equally it is now pretty much isolated unless you take the long and steep climb to the top where the buses go from. Not so easy when you are nearly 70!

The food, drinks and facilities continue to be average. The staff do their best but meal times, especially dinner, are chaos. There is a constant queue at the bar all evening, with one poor barman working his socks off. It’s not helped by the fact beer and other drinks are served in little more than shot glasses. Ridiculous.

The evening entertainment used to be quite good. It is now abysmal. 5 nights only per week, 2 karaoke nights, 2 nights of solo singers performing essentially karaoke, and one half decent duo with a competent guitarist.

Unfortunately we won’t be back here again.

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Colourful hotel with very good service

Review by chriscl Brussels, Belgium

I loved my room and bathroom decorated in bright colours. Finally a hotel room without boring grey or creme colours!! Well done! I loved the great seaview from my room and falling asleep to the sound of the waves. The variety of food was also good, especially the big choice of vegetables...

Staff is very kind and helpful. WIFI could have been better though.

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Great restaurant

Review by garyhemming12 Oxford, United Kingdom

Came here for a all inclusive holiday food and staff was fantastic. Fantastic view overlooking the sea Perfect for peace and quiet wonderful gardens lovely pools. Every room has a balcony with a wonderful sea view.

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