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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. 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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TripAdvisor Review

A great hotel to go to to get away from the English winter

Review by V4PJM Northampton

We stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks and really enjoyed our stay.

The staff were very customer focussed and always on hand to help. Special mention to Marcia and Darte.

We had a suite which included a separate bedroom, kitchenette, lounge/diner and bathroom - very spacious (room 710). Very spacious and comfortable with a great view of the sea from the balcony. Some say the sound of the waves is noisy we found it very relaxing.
Some say the beds are hard but they worked for us. The pillows need replacing as they are old and just pieces of sponge.

The room was cleaned every day and the beds and towels changed regularly.

The food was as expected for an all inclusive, the menu is repetitive and the food sometimes a bit bland but was plentiful and fresh...

Breakfast was the best meal of the day.

There is a courtesy bus into Funchal but only twice a day and returning in 3 hours. Would be good if there was a couple more slots allowing more time in the capital, that said a taxi back can be easily got for approx €13.

We would return to Madeira and possibly to this hotel. The only reason we wouldn’t is because we would like to be a bit nearer to Funchal.

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Excellent experience, highly recommended

It was a great choice. The location, service and experience exceeded our expectations. Rooms overlook the ocean, very clean and pleasant...

The all inclusive meals were generous and of high standard. The staff are professional and courteous. Highly recommended.

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TripAdvisor Review

Amazing New Year at Pestana Bay - unforgettable

Review by patytravelz London, United Kingdom

Our second time at Pestana Bay and had a lovely stay again .

The staff are super friendly and always willing to help. Mohammed went above and beyond and many other waiters which I don’t know the name. The rooms are starting to get dated but very clean and have all essentials.

The all inclusive food is good , however this time I felt it was very repetitive and the non alcoholic drinks aren’t great.

Unfortunately the esplanade which used lead allow all the way to Funchal has been destroyed by the sea which is unavoidable but unfortunately the hotel is not easily accessed and the beach can only be watched...

Not a beach you would sit and sunbathe on. Having said that the swimming pools area is very pleasant!

There is a bus service 2x a day which is great

The highlight of our stay .

We stayed for New Year which was absolutely amazing, the staff has put a-lot of efforts into the arrangements of the Gala dinner which was superb and a bonus as it was included in the price.

The hotel also organised £35 bus pick up for all the guests who wished to watch the fireworks from the Pestana Casino Hotel again stunning.This was very good as getting cabs to Funchal was expensive and a hit and miss . Once the fireworks ended we were taken back to the hotel where there was live music and drinks until 3am .

Highly recommend staying for New Year with friends, couples all family. And the weather was awesome everyday 23-25

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TripAdvisor Review

Stay away avoid at all costs

Terrible location.hills! have to get taxis to Funchal,they do a bus but at this time of year but your tied down to timings. Lovely people from front of house to cleaners and several waiting staff. Cold repetative bland food . Cold plates ,real bad choice of meals . Supposed hot food turning cold within minutes. Ruined our christmas. Had to visit the capital Funchal 5km away to eat decent Hot food several times. Beer diabolical as was the house wine,whilst there had to buy half decent wine whilst waiting for a 12 euro taxi to take us somewhere decent to eat. I felt sorry for the staff,it was not their fault . This management need to sort out the kitchen area (Hot foot,more choice,) Tui class this hotel as a 4*,i would not give it a 2*. I am not a choosy person but by god it needs a sort out. Fourth day in i think tui had a word and from then on they had a chef cooking fresh hot food on demand ,little too late . First stay in Madeira lovely place /people ,.Will visit again but no way anyway near here. Sort it out Pestana.

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lovely views and great staff

Review by JanB596 London, United Kingdom

I spent a week over Christmas here and it was great fun. Lovely views, good food and great, friendly staff. Special mention must go to Mohammed whose service was impeccable...

Also thanks to Irene and Marcia. Other waiters were great too bur can't remember their names. Live music in evenings was a bit of a miss - they should get Irene to sing as she has a beautiful voice. Rooms were a bit tired but had everything you needed. Would return again.

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