Hotel Pestana Porto Santo  

This hotel has it all – 2 pools, à la carte restaurants, a sea-view bar and as much sand as you need.

A curtain of mountains is the backdrop to this hotel, while out the front a carpet of sand unrolls all the way to Vila Baleira. It’s a lovely, albeit 45-minute, walk there or you can take the courtesy bus, which takes 5.

Two super-sized pools snake their way past Balinese beds and an al fresco whirlpool. The restaurant scene includes an Italian place, and the bar is all geared up for sunset. Plus, there's access to the Pestana Colombos Premium Club next door.

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Based on 1310 reviews

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  • 328Rooms
  • Lifts: 10, with lifts only available in buildings with 3 floors, not 2.


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Including ice-cream.

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Hotel-run kids' club

Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. For kids aged 4 to 12.

Moroccan à la carte restaurant*

This restaurant is open 5 nights a week.

Mares buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gluten and wheat free dishes are provided on request and vegetarian options are available.

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twin room with pool view

Twin room with pool view sleeps up to 3 with flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge. Internet and room service available 24 hours, between midnight and 7.30am it's at a charge.

twin room for up to 4

Twin room sleeps up to 4 with flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge. Internet and room service available 24 hours, between midnight and 7.30am it's at a charge.

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As good the second time as the 1st

Just returned from my second trip to this brilliant hotel I don't make a habit of going to the same place 2 years in a row but if like us you like a quiet spot with excellent accommodation spotlessly clean public areas good food and first class service this is the place for you. It has won the top Thomson platinum award several years in a row and it's not difficult to see why.More

Andrew C, Brentwood, United Kingdom

Anniversary Holiday

When we arrived at the Pestana, we were offered an up grade, and given a villa with a pool, This was at the other end of the resort, Great we thought, 2 bedroom for 2 couples, lounge kitchen Pool, We used the Pool three times after that it was too dirty to swim in, We reported it and a young man cleaned it, he also noticed the filter pump not working and said he would report it, We never used again, very disappointed, The villa was lovely, cleaned daily, there were no facilities to make a drink in the kitchen. Food was mediocker good and bad, and lots of flies around the uncovered food, The Waiters, Bar staff were friendly and very helpful, The entertainment team very good, and put on very professional shows, Not a lot to do, on the Island, once you had done the trips, beautiful beach, If you are people who enjoy the Beech and Pool and ideal place to go, Or if you want a week complete chill, but 2 weeks because of the lack of things to do, too long. Has a glorious pool. The Spa for treatments very expensive, minimum100e, but the spa pool is wonderful.More

sandylou1956, Spalding, United Kingdom

Amazing Time at an Amazing Hotel

We have just returned this morning from the Pestana Porto Santo. There was nothing we could fault this hotel on, From the arrival to the departure it was the prefect relaxing holiday. We were in room 1402 which was lovely, It was a pool view suite and had everything you could possibly need. When the all inclusive bar closes there are still tea/coffee machines left on and several water coolers dotted around. We had the very great pleasure of speaking with Guest relations pretty much daily as they are always on hand to have a chat and make sure you are ok. Its worth taking the jeep safari around the "little Island" you will be surprised the beautiful views and the guides are so knowledgeable and passionate about where they live. Back to the Hotel the restaurants are a real treat, we went to two of the themed restaurants "The Med" and "Madeira Lovers" both serving excellent food which on past experiences with different hotel groups came as a very pleasant surprise. If you don't fancy the themed the buffet restaurant offers a lovely choice every night. If you are travelling with Thomson/First Choice go along to the welcome meeting you will find out so much extra info on the hotel and resort. I cant rate this hotel highly enough and we will be returning next year. Thank you for a wonderful stay Pestana Porto Santo. Any question please askMore

lourogclay, Oxford, United Kingdom

Best all round

My wife and I have just come home from one of the best hotels we have ever visited.The staff are all so happy and friendly its infectious.The standards in all aspects are first rate from cleaning to the restaurants.If you want a week or two of fun in the sun this is the place.More


Excellent Holiday !

This is a great hotel in a perfect setting. The rooms and surroundings are modern, fresh and spotless. The buffet restaurant served a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. You could book an additional 3 themed restaurants from a choice of 4 if you fancied a change of scene. All were excellent with waiter service. The bars were slick and never really had to queue. You could also wander over to the sister hotel to dine or have a drink. The whole atmosphere was relaxed and unwinding. Access direct to the empty beach and with a bar on hand ! Can highly recommend the hotel and the island.More

RAYHUM489, Truro, United Kingdom

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