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Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a lovely hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are ample, well furnished with a kitchen and fridge. The pool is beautiful and clean with many sun-beds and a very green garden area. The gym area is sufficient. The location is quiet and picturesque over looking the sea but the beach is stoney and the sea dangerous. Much has been destroyed by the recent storm. There is a frequent hotel bus to Funchal but the return bus is often over full, there is no system to book or to queue which leads to angry guests. Only 10 euros to get a taxi back. The food is good, especially the Italian restaurant (you have to book) but not what I would expect from a 4 star, so probably more like a Spanish 3 star - sorry first Portuguese hotel. That is ok as long as you pay the correct price for a fully inclusive 3 star. I would go back for the same price, but probably would try one of the other Pestana hotels first.

Just came from Pestana Bay and let me tell you I had the most wonderful time! Very good food, to all tastes; Italian restaurant and even saw gluten free. Lovely staff very hard working, special mention to Mariana, Guest Relations. She always has a smile on her face and is always ready to help everybody. Very clean hotel, good rooms and amazings views. Highly recommended. Will for sure come back! Thank you! ☺

Great service on all accounts! Good location (for us): on a rocky beach with sunset and once-in-a-while passing dolphins, at the outskirt of Funchal (but still a good walkable distance), with an amazing view over Cabo Girao, quiet by being at the very end of a cul-de-sac at the bottom of a cliff! Good free transfers to/from hotel and city-center. Food varied and good, drinks as much as you can. Night entertainment for the ones that want to have it a bit cheesy. Clean and quiet. We had a standard-room, but with kitchenette... All rooms have ocean-view. Pool area clean and pleasant.

Had to rewrite as had a bit to drink last night and left a review for wrong hotel lol!!! This hotel is amazing and they have gone above and beyond to make all stay a pleasant and most enjoyable one !! We arrived last Wednesday and was given a lovely room but when hotel found out we was on honeymoon they upgraded us to the penthouse suite and as you will see from photos below the views from penthouse are breath taking Mariana the customer services manager and her team have gone above and beyond and we found a bottle of champagne in our room and towels made up to look like swans Also book your excursions through hotel it’s cheaper and you get picked up and dropped back to the hotel The hotel itself is set in a amazing place with views of the sea and as it’s right in the south you will get the best of the sun as well The hotel has a shuttle coach that goes to Funchal every hour and also picks you up and drops you back to hotel The food is good and drinks all inclusive from 11am to 11pm and all the staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome The island itself is so beautiful and we have loved everything it has to offer This hotel and its staff score top marks from us on everything and Mariana and her staff have just helped make this a holiday of a life time and many memories have been made Been a great start to our marriage and I would recommend this hotel for any honeymoon couple or family or just a ideal couples holiday

This wat the 10th time we were in this SUPERBEhotel. Everything is wonderfull specially the terrace at the ocean. The staff of the hotel is very good and the view near the swimmingpool is very nice and clean. We are defenitly go back maybe this year otherwise next year for our next Hopliday.

we had a great stay at Pestana Ocean Bay. Despite the promenade destroyed by the sea, staff, guest relations, kitchen. everything was very good. Thank you Pedro for all the tips. we think on coming here again

The staff are friendly at Pestana ocean bay and the hotel is very clean inside and att the outside. The hotel is right att the ocean so its very romantic with the sunset. You live litle outside the city but the hotel buses take you to the city and that is very good!

A nice hotel right down the beach. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice environment. Bus into Funchal is free. All inclusive with varied selection of food. However, please note that the beds are hard. Overall we were very pleased.

We enjoyed the stay very much. There is a nice view to the sea, and it is a quiet place with a god atmosphere. The staff is very helpfull and kind. The food and wine is also okay. We would like to stay here again.

Excellent hotel. What a location! Room superb Atlantic views. Food delicious and lots of choice. All areas of hotel kept really clean & tidy. Pool overlooking the sea. The Italian restaurant was a bonus. All staff helpful attentive & friendly especially reception. Thank you Pestana Bay we hope to return.

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 a 3 miles (5 km) of Barreiros Stadium. This 214-room, 4-star apartment has free breakfast, a marina, and an outdoor pool. On the beach, the apartment is also close to Madeira Casino and CR7 Museum.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. 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 2137 reviews