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Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Well thought this was really good value for money, were all inclusive with Jet2 and yes it may look a bit tired in places but that does not effect the quality of stay. The food was excellent - congratulations to the kitchen staff, plenty of choice - there was always something nice from traditional Madeiran cooking to classics and the view is to die for - could have just stared at the sea all day! The shuttle bus to town is very convenient and the packed lunch just what you need to explore the island. Had a fab holiday and hope to be back in a couple of years time.

I travelled there with a friend in 4th June for a week. We were bitterly disappointed.. The hotel is very very tired and desperately in need of an upgrade. Even the television came out of the arc and had no English channels whatsoever. The food was like warm at best and not very much choice at all and very boring. They run a courtesy but into Funchal but as the hotel is so big there were never enough seats for everyone. We felt the whole area was very run down and even the gardens weren’t well tended. The staff were very rude and not at all accommodating. As for entertainment.....well truly awful. All in all not a good experience and we certainly won’t be back or recommend this place to anyone.

IT is al level 1 star hotel, also the food was simpel en poor. When you are in age it is oké om the moment the prise is lower than it is now. Entertainment gets a kwalification of “old school”. Also the hotel.

Our seventh and last stay at this hotel. Although the location suited us the stanadards have declined quite markedly. The hotel was full of French coach parties and the food is now coach party standard with too many recycled dishes. The entertainment was geared to coach parties and the Karaoke was going on as we attempted to eat a meal in the same room. There is no entertainment room. The all inclusive drinks are dispensed from a machine and you get gon and tonic in a wine glass. Complaints were not followed up until the manager saw us on the last day. The only plus was the WiFi which worked well.

Inclusive hotel good value for money in a quiet area,. The town is reachable by a shuttle bus provided by the hotel. Room was big, quite with air con & clean. Staff friendly & helpful. Food a reasonable variety but snack hardly worth bothering , same thing everyday & not on time. Entertainment reasonably good.

Not the best Pestana Hotel could do a lot better location not brilliant but we had some lovely walks hotel is a bit tired some staff need to have more training on guest relations cleaning staff were brilliant

The hotel is nipping clean but out of the main area. We were lucky and were upgraded to a suite. Staff are friendly and helpful. The food is average at best! It's all inclusive so don't expect much if you like pasta and salad you'll be fine the rest leaves a lot to be desired!

Thought the hotel excellent and good value for money. Food plentiful and varied. Only problem was getting the shuttle bus back to the hotel in the afternoon. They need to run it every half hour not hourly.

Lovely room especially the sea view. Very clean and well equipped. Food was good lots of variety and different each day. Could have had slightly more hot food choice at breakfast but other meals were all excellent. Ice cream available at lunch amd dinner everyday which was great. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Pool area and spa were great lots of sun beds jacquzi steam room and sauna. Also had a gym. Entertainment most nights some better than others but enjoyed it all. Location on edge of funchal but regular free shuttle bus made getting into town easy. Apparently an hour's walk and very steep we didnt do it. Beach all pebbles but lovely to look out on and eat next to. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go back. Madeira a beautiful island to visit lots to see.

Good hotel, food & drinks. Hotel bus to take into Funchal with timetable provided calling at other Pestana hotels. Can walk into Funchal by tunnel on beach but gate only opened at end of our week but not easy walk on pebble beach ! Beautiful island with superb views & sights.

Praia Formosa Funchal

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel - All Inclusive places you next to Formosa Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Lido. This 214-room, 4-star apartment has free breakfast, a marina, and an outdoor pool. On the beach, the apartment is also close to Barreiros Stadium and Madeira Casino.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a pub. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 214 apartments feature kitchenettes and balconies. For entertainment, guests can enjoy satellite TV. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel - All Inclusive enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this all-inclusive apartment include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2223 reviews