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Pestana Miramar

TripAdvisor Review
Portugal, Europe
Funchal

Elegant, grand and charming, the Pestana Miramar is a wonderful example of twenties style and modern amenities coming together in perfect harmony. This is certainly one of Portugal's grandest hotels. Savour that first trip up the grand stairway to the front door, and your gateway to a wonderfully luxurious and relaxing holiday in the heart of Madeira.

Experience the unique charm of the elegant Pestana Miramar, Madeira

One of the many wonderful things about the Pestana Miramar is that it combines its elegance with a real sense of charm. The views are wide and expansive; the décor is wonderfully rich throughout… And yet, dining can be a very cosy and relaxed experience here. And while the guests' rooms maintain that sense of elegance, it's never at the expense of real comfort.

A big advantage of staying at the Pestana Miramar is your close proximity to Funchal itself. It's a beautiful, vibrant city looking out over the perfect blue waters of the Mediterranean. You can explore to your heart's content without ever straying too far from your wonderful holiday home.

Another advantage: when you stay at the Pestana Miramar, you can make full use of all the facilities of the hotel's sister property, the Pestana Village. Between the two resorts you get a wealth of restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as a choice of swimming pools. There is also an excellent Health Club, and a well-stocked games room.

Perhaps one of the biggest 'perks' of staying at the Pestana Miramar is your room itself. Each of the hotel's ensuite superior studios affords an exceptional view. Sit out on your private balcony, cool drink in hand, and gaze out over the gardens or out towards the mountain and relish the sort of views and the relaxing ambience that holidays to Madeira are all about.

For your added convenience, studios are equipped with kitchenette, cable TV, radio, phone and safety deposit box. So you'll have everything you need for a stay-at-home evening, and a wonderful opportunity to revel in the stillness and the beauty of it all.

Holidays to Madeira give you a uniquely relaxing holiday. And if it's relaxation you crave, then Pestana Miramar is going to be your dream destination.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • 2 restaurants
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • 1 Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health Club*
  • Children's pool
  • Games room.
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Family Room
42m2
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Single Superior Studio
30m2 WiFi
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Studio Superior
30m2
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The Local Area

This historic and elegant hotel is situated close to the centre of Funchal. Dating from the 1920s the hotel offers a stunning variety of facilities, shared with the hotels sister property the Pestana Village.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Nice facilities, but not fully a hotel imho

Review by Kevin D Leatherhead, Surrey

Booked the Village hotel via Hotels.com . When we arrived we were put into the Miramar…these are two linked hotels but it can be confusing. Three great pools , two outside one indoors. Non are heated so can be a little fresh…it gets the blood flowing...

Good indoor jacussi and also a gym.so enough to keep you busy. The roof in particular the bathroom was a little tired , needs some TLC. The hotel in effect doubles as time share apartments hence there is a sink , with hot plate next to it for simple meal prep.. staff very friendly in all areas and always keen to help. Location is 15 mins walk in to Funchal town or 7 eu in a taxi.local buses run from outside the main door at 2 eu set fare irrespective of the distance. However you may wait only to find the bus arrives full… Turn right..ie the other way away from Funchal and there are many restaurants to chose from within 5 mins walk Breakfast in the village hotel restaurant is very good. Quality , and lots of it. Fill you boots, definitely a plus point. In summary this place has pretty much everything, no need to leave the complex if you wish….just do not 3xpect this to be a straight forward 4 star hotel…..the room is not up to that standard.

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Excellent property

Review by whosshe Methwold, United Kingdom

As we struggle to ever find a suitable timeshare property in summer months we were so pleased to have been able to book Pestana Miramar. We have waited 2 years since it was originally booked due to Covid restrictions, and it was worth the wait. We had a 2 bedroom apartment despite there only being 2 of us but as we had the points we felt the extra bathroom was worth spending them...

We were in room 7609 and our balcony overlooked the pool, the sun was on it in the morning but not in the afternoon. Housekeeping came in everyday to make the beds and empty the bins and the towels were changed once during our week. We are both 64 and the walk into town was done virtually every day and took approx.30 minutes. We had purchased the Hop on hop off yellow bus tickets on line before we arrived and hadn't realised there was a stop opposite the hotel going into town, and coming back out just a short walk around the corner. There is a small supermarket minutes away for the basics and a lovely restaurant we ate in twice. Having said that there are so many lovely restaurants in Funchal especially in town, we only used the kitchen are for tea and coffee and making some toast a couple of mornings. Definitely will return if we can get availability again, Madeira is a beautiful island..

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Excellent á la cart restaurant

Review by martin j Manchester, United Kingdom

After a disappointing experience at the pestana casino, we were invited to eat á la cart at Pestana Miramar which was excellent in food, service and atmosphere highly recommended All staff were suburb

TripAdvisor Review

Exremely friendly and well run resort.

This is the second time we have stayed at this resort and on both occasions found it to be very friendly and well organised. The choice of on-site restaurants was more limited on this occasion but there was nothing wrong with the service or the quality of the food. The kitchen was quite limited, having two rings and a combi-microwave (without instructions)...

There was a very small chopping board and no measuring jug so only simplest of cooking is possible. It was adequate for our needs.

All in all a very pleasant place to stay with a good choice of restaurants nearby and a good supermarket 10 mins walk away. There are also small mini markets outside the resort.

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Lovely Christmas Break

Review by FarAway36593709534 Wadebridge, United Kingdom

We had a great ten days in Madeira for Christmas. (Should have been 2 weeks but cancelled and then redirected flights meant we were only on the island for 10 days!). The first week was based at the Pestana Miramar on an RCI exchange...

We found it a lovely resort. More than helpful staff and good accommodation. Our first allocated apartment was well presented but did have a disappointing outlook from the balcony however the staff did everything they could to relocate us and the following day we were offered a choice of a studio or one bed apartment. The rooms were nicely decorated, clean and comfortable with plenty of space. The kitchenette was adequate for our needs although we dint tend to cook much on holiday. We enjoyed a nice meal on our first night in the on-site restaurant but tended to eat out most evenings in the numerous restaurants in the vicinity. The Miramar is adjoined to the Pestana Village and you have the freedom to use the facilities I.e. pools, bars, restaurants, on either site giving plenty of space and options. We found the resort to be conveniently situated to explore both the lido end of Funchal and the main town which is just a short walk. To cap things off, we stayed fin a private apartment for the last few days of our holiday but on checking out we had nowhere to leave our luggage or freshen up before our flight later in the evening. We cheekily phone The Miramar to ask if we could leave our luggage with them ( this being 5 days after we had stayed there). They were great and immediately agreed, saying we could use their facilities until ready to leave for the airport. We would certainly be returning to Madeira again and would definitely be happy to return to the Mirama.

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