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Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort

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Portugal, Europe
Funchal

When you choose a luxury hotel, make sure it excels in every way. The Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort, formerly the LTI – Pestana Grand Hotel in Funchal, is a truly spectacular venue. This beautifully designed five star hotel features awe inspiring views out over the ocean, and gives holidaymakers plenty of wonderful vantage points to appreciate the azure blue sea.

As well as its own amenities and attractions, the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort is your stepping off point into Funchal, Madeira's capital city. Visitors flock to Funchal for its excellent and diverse shopping, its historical sites (including the Santa Clara Convent and Sé Cathedral) and the insight they afford into old Madeira. Gourmands will enjoy a trip to the old town in the west, with its many excellent restaurants.

Experience five star living at the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort:

The sea dominates views from the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort, but the hotel is a landmark in its own right. Set in rich, tropical gardens, it has the look and feel of a luxury hotel – and once you're here, you'll have no choice but to give in to the relaxing holiday lifestyle.

The Madeira Botanical Gardens are also close by – making this little bit of Madeira a good representation of the rest – lush, green and verdant, bordered by blue seas.

Views from each of the hotel's 177 rooms are suitably amazing. Just getting up in the morning and gazing out over the sea is a great way to start the day. All rooms maintain the five star feeling, with excellent furnishings and subtle colours emphasising the space.

With so much to do in Funchal, as well as right here at the hotel, you may have to mix and match your activities. But this really is one of those occasions when time at your hotel really is time very well spent. Both the large outdoor saltwater pool and the Jetstream indoor pool really have to be experienced. There is a well-equipped games room and gym – and for the ultimate indulgence, a relaxing massage is available.

And talk of a day well spent inevitably leads us to the four hotel restaurants – try to sample a little something from each before you go!

There isn't really anything on a par with the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort. It's superior outlook, accommodation and amenities make it the ultimate destination in the heart of Madeira.

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Facilities

  • Saltwater outdoor pool and children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi and steam bath
  • Massage*
  • Billiards
  • Games lounge
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bars
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Family Room
39m2 WiFi
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Classic Seaview
36m2 WiFi
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Master Suite
130m2 WiFi
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Classic Side Sea View
36m2 WiFi
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Classic Side Sea View Single
39m2 WiFi
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Classic Land View Single
36m2 WiFi
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Classic Land View
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The Local Area

Although this hotel enjoys a most spectacular and scenic location on the top of the Ponta da Cruz headland overlooking the ocean, it is within walking distance of the sophisticated attractions of Funchal. Set in a beautiful tropical garden which features a large saltwater swimming pool, there is access to a promenade to allow guests to walk beside the sea.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Excellent.

The hotel was fabulous and all the staff were attentive and professional. The chef created wonderful vegan meals for me and vegetarian meals for my partner. The hotel is amazingly clean and nothing was ever too much trouble. Hand gels situated everywhere also inspired confidence and cleanliness.

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Place needs a upgrade

Review by Dave H Guisborough, United Kingdom

Have stayed at this hotel several times over some years and have always been happy . Our latest stay not so happy, the staff are still friendly and helpful and the public areas are still clean and pleasant areas especially the outside gardens and pool. Now for the not so good stuff, the breakfasts are very hit or miss a couple of the mornings the hot food was not hot but cold. The rooms are in need of a face lift our room had layers of dust along the skirtings and the desk has deep scratching all over the top, on the whole the standards seem to have dropped...

Ther is no mini bus into Funchal. What is really disappointing is the entertainment, we had three nights of some guy singing songs to hang yourself to no wonder there is never more than six to eight people watching, we went into another hotel one night and they had a really good singer on there was at least 50 people singing along and up dancing. In conclusion probably won't be back its a sane really because we have had some nice times here in the passed, but the place seams to be getting left behind by other hotels we looked around.

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The PESTANA GRAND PREMIUM OCEAN Resort in Madeira is the place to stay.

Review by DerekRIverHeath Iver Heath, United Kingdom

What a wonderful stay we had! The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Nothing was too much for them. Even during Covid times they ensured everybody was safe and had everything they wanted and needed for a great stay. During our visit we had the great fortune to meet Margarida Caldeira, the Guest Service Manager, who did everything she could to ensure our stay was better than we had hoped. Thank you to all of the staff and to Pestana for allowing us to have the kind of holiday this year that at times seemed impossible to expect.

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*****

Review by Antonio G Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Beautiful hotel, helpful staff a perfect place to relax. Easy access to shops and town center by taxi or by buss. Nice Italian food and varyety in a big dinner buffet. All week entertainment and beautiful salt and fresh water pools.

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Fantastic Hotel

Review by CathB12345 Leeds, United Kingdom

The hotel is in a beautiful spot with ocean views over to Funchal in one direction and to the cabo girao the other way. We used the yellow bus to get around. We found it clean and modern with a generally good choice of food including soya milk at breakfast which was great for my daughter who doesn't drink cows milk...

Our kids had a good time here and we walked down to the rock pools and Lido which are in an easy walk of the hotel and found some good snorkelling there. We also enjoyed the whale watching trip and going up to to gardens on the cable car. It's not a kids club and mini disco place, and there are not too many sandy beaches around, that goes for all Madeira really so I'm not sure we would of come when the kids were a bit younger, but as the are a bit older, they loved it. This was late October and the weather was amazing. I would recommend this Hotel, I'm really glad we stayed here.

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