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  • Pestana Royal

Pestana Royal

Portugal, Europe
Funchal

Just two minutes from Funchal's largest beach, Formosa Beach, lies Pestana Royal, an All-Inclusive only hotel which offers amazing views of the Cabo Girao hillside, and is just 10 minutes from Funchal city centre.

During your stay, you can lounge by the two swimming pools that the hotel has to offer as well as a Solarium. The children can enjoy their time at the hotel's kids club or in the playground, whereas there are plenty of activities for the adults to partake in such as Pool, Mini Golf or Tennis. There are three restaurants to spend your evening meal, two being a la carte and one open buffet.

Rooms at Pestana Royal

Each room is equipped with a television, safe, free Wi-Fi, a bath and hairdryer. For a small supplement will guarantee a balcony which offers panoramic views of the hotel's surroundings. Seaview rooms are also available at a supplement charge.

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids Club
  • Open air solarium*
  • Spa*
  • 3 restaurants
  • Mini Golf*
  • Tennis*
  • *Some facilities may incur and additional fee
  • Please note the à la carte restaurants are open certain days of the week. The hotel will confirm the schedule upon arrival. All inclusive customers can have only 1 free meal per week in one of the theme restaurants

Room Types

Deluxe Seaview Room
25m2
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Single Classic Room
WiFi
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Deluxe Balcony Single
21m2 WiFi
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Classic Room
21m2 WiFi
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Deluxe Room with Balcony
21m2
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Superior Deluxe Room
38m2
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The Local Area

Just two minutes from Funchal's largest beach, Formosa Beach, lies Pestana Royal, an All-Inclusive only hotel which offers amazing views of the Cabo Girao hillside, and is just 10 minutes from Funchal city centre.

During your stay, you can lounge by the two swimming pools that the hotel has to offer as well as a Solarium. The children can enjoy their time at the hotel's kids club or in the playground, whereas there are plenty of activities for the adults to partake in such as Pool, Mini Golf or Tennis. There are three restaurants to spend your evening meal, two being a la carte and one open buffet.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Location. Customer service

Review by HPSE bristol

Location

-About 20 mins by car from airport (we privately booked a meet and greet taxi) -15 mins away from centre using bus. Bus stop is literally right outside. -Hotel also have their complimentary private bus which takes you to and from the cetre but only operates hourly and sometimes longer...

-10 mins walk from a mall. -Amazing view and sunset. Has private elevator as an access to and from the beach

Service

  • the staff were welcoming and helpful. -they gave us advice on how to get around the city -they helped us booked our private tour (van) that catered our very short break- just ask the reception area as they are more than happy to help -polite team; great in communicating english language.

Facilities -we booked a double bed room located on right side of hotel it has balcony and can view the sea but not entirely sea-facing view. This was OK as we spent most of our time outside. -Room was decent size for couples. -cleaned daily and met our basic needs

Food -there were main meals and bar menu selection.

  • this was all inclusive. First time we tried this. 1)breakfast was OK. Lots of selection of hot and cold choices but always the same everyday. Eat all you can option. So can't complain. 2)Lunch was not great. If we had the option, then we would have eaten out. Mostly acceptable selection but not many. Salads, hot meal etc. Wish they can improve the taste as most dishes were either too salty or bland.
  1. Dinner -more promising than the lunch menu. We actually looked forward to this time of the day. They have different theme each night, though it was a hit and miss.

It was advertised when we booked in that they we can choose a themed dinner night as part of the hotel's offer to guest. But when we asked about this, turns out that you need to stay for more than 5 days or something to qualify for this. Clearly this was one of those "read the small" print moment- so we were disappointed we did not get this as it was advertised on website as if it was part of our stay

  1. Bar snacks -the usual burgers,chips, salads, sandwiches and small bites. -we enjoyed this menu the most to be honest. Burgers can be customized to however you want. -we are not big drinkers but they have decent selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Other Facilities/Ambiance: -sauna- small and always occupied -pool was always cold so we only took a dip once only -quiet and scenic part of Funchal. -targets families and much more mature/older guests -they had different "entertainment" every night, but again more focused for matured/older guests

in summary, I cant complain. For its location, scenery, access to and from places, OK facilities, OK all inclusive menu, fairly reasonably priced. Will I stay here again? maybe. Do I recommend this for short breaks, i.3. 3 full days in Madeira, YES.

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TripAdvisor Review

Just not as good as we had hoped for, not a 5 star

Review by IV1998 Tetbury

we booked this hotel as a family holiday to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, with 2 deluxe 2 & requested the rooms to be as close as possible but on arrival we found the rooms were on different sides on the floor, at least 50 to 75m apart, the adults room was lovely, but the children's room was very small & due to the distance apart we went back to reception to request a change but was told no, all we could do was downgrade the adults room to a smaller room nearer the children's room. as we did not want the children being so far away the adults had to split up so we had one adult & one child per room, not what we wanted for a special anniversary. Also due to the second room being so small, we could not even keep the suitcases in that room & had to store them in the larger room Next when we went for our evening meal at approx 19:30 we were told our sitting was at 18:00 !! a surprise for us, we had not been informed about this detail & there is no way we would want to eat so early...

The big issue is the lack of general dining space, in a 4* hotel having to have timed sittings is not a good holiday experience. the other cuisines are very good, but having to book so far ahead is again not a good experience, who wants to have to plans next weeks eating when on holiday? the final gripe was the all inclusive & the queues around this, especially the pool area, & only be able to get a small beer was annoying. we really liked Madeira & would return, just not to this hotel.

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Thank you Pestana and specially Delfina De Roque

Review by reetua2020

We had a wonderful stay in December 2019 at this hotel. I think it was made special by Delfina De Roque who made our stay so welcoming. Every time we were there for our meals, Delfina De Roque used to serve us happily and replied to all our request with 'enjoy'...

For vegetarians the choices are not so great but she tried her best.

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Great visit in bad times

Review by T4159NGandrewp

The staff could not have been more welcoming. We were the last to arrive before quarantine kicked in and the place started to empty.

The staff carried on as best they could at a time when they were obviously worried. This carried on until we were around the last 30 in the hotel.

Obviously things had to scale back and communal facilities had to be closed.

I will return once the pandemic is over and hope to see them all again.

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Wish I stayed for 2 weeks and not 1.

Review by driftys Porthcawl, United Kingdom

Lots of very good things about the hotel. Self service for beer/wine. Plenty of choice when it came to breakfast/dinner...

We had lunch by the pool and thoroughly enjoyed the freshly made baguettes. There was also help yourself to things like cod cakes/patties/chips/salad/crisps and cakes so we snacked from 1 until 4pm. Never an issue getting a seat for the evening buffet. We didn't try the speciality restaurants because the buffet suited us as we were generally full so only wanted small portions. Our room was on the 9th floor which was a fair way from the pool but thankfully there's lifts. The grounds are beautiful with a lovely garden terrace to watch the sun go down. It's a shame the poolside bar didn't stay open until after the sunset. I only saw the pool bar being used once all week as the water was a bit on the cold side for sitting in. There were a few people in the pool but they used it for swimming rather than socialising. A very good overall experience and will return next year hopefully for 2 weeks.

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