The Pestana Royal is an All Inclusive hotel (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and domestic beverages) located in Funchal, Madeira. It sits 2 minutes on foot from Formosa beach, the city's largest beach, with panoramic views of the Cabo Girão hillside, 10 minutes from Funchal's city centre (by car).
During your stay, you can enjoy 2 outdoor swimming pools,an open-air solarium, a SPA with indoor swimming pool, gym and 3 treatment rooms where you can book you Magic SPA treatment/massage. The youngsters can have fun at the Kid's Club or in the playground, while the adults play pool, mini golf or use the tennis court. The hotel offers 4 restaurants (1 open buffet for all meals and 3 themed restaurants, open at dinner time, alternately), promenades and 2 bars. All of them have a very relaxed atmosphere, this being one of the main features of this resort.
All rooms offer pleasant views, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
Distance to city centre 7km
Distance to beach 0.5km
Distance to airport 20km
Address: 00351291239500, Estrada Monumental, 275, Funchal, Portugal
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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-Amazing view and sunset. Has private elevator as an access to and from the beach
-polite team; great in communicating english language.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.