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 1355 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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A fantastic Second visit

we came for our second visit on October 6th for two weeks. This complex had all the charms of the first time around. The rooms are truly stunning I emailed prior to arriving asking if possible to have a pool facing room next to my sister and her partner and I got my wish. So thank you for accommodating my request. The waiters and bar staff are amazing Nelson in particular really made our day. But saying that they all deserve recognition in our opinion. We did the jeep tour for a second time and it was as good if not better than the first trip we had a very well informed guide that answered every question you could think to ask. Thank you so much Pestana for another two weeks of bliss we will be booking our third trip next weekend and are really looking forward to becoming gold band wearers :-) Till next October Nigel & SharonMore

shazz2729, Swaffham, United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel and Island

Stayed here for two weeks arriving on 29th September. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left all the staff were brilliant.T The Manager was always around, the bar and waiting staff really friendly and very hard working, the cleaners also did an excellent job, no complaints. The food is very good especially in the al a carte restaurants, would recommend the Med. Pool bar food really nice for snacks at lunch time, again the staff here so hard working. We did not watch a lot of the entertainment but what we did see was fine, even the bar staff have their own spot! Beautiful location,lovely walks into town along a beautiful beach. Jeep safari worth doing to see the island. A really lovely chilled out holiday, the only down side was First Choice but that's another story........More

Maureen398, West Sussex

A great relaxing holiday

It was our first visit to this island and resort, we were warmly greeted by the management and animation team on arrival, checked in and went to our rooms. From that point on the entire staff were so friendly and helpful to anything you required, they would walk around the resort at any time of day or night and asked if everything was ok. The resort was spotless and layout great, there were plenty of sunbeds around the two pools with further sunbeds around the upper terraces which were grassed. A short walk across the wooden bridge you arrived at a beautiful white sandy beach which was 8km long. The whole holiday was so restful and at a nice slow pace, you could join the animation team for activities during the day or chill out around the quieter areas, the animation teams evening acts were great with the trapeze and acrobatics topping the bill. Our thanks to all the staff for a great holiday, would return again for further holls.More

Joe M, Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Peter and Wendy Staniforth

Airport and transfer very smooth. Check in quick and efficient. Apartment way better than expected with shower and bath. Queen size bed. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food good. Went to the mediterranean restaurant which was absolutely fantastic, food wine snd service. Lovely sandy beach. We wanted quiet and relaxing break and this was ideal. By 2nd day had decided to re-visit! Nice touch was the bosses waving the coaches off on way back to airport. Easily worth its 5 stars.More

Peter S,

Holiday in Porto Santo

Lovely hotel, genuinely friendly, helpful staff. Animation team brilliant. Good choice of food. A totally relaxing holiday, our 2nd time there and already planning our next holiday there. Ideal for anybody that wants quiet holiday, a totally relaxing break. Beautiful beach and there is a beach bar. Very short transfer from airport.More

Stephen C, Dartford, United Kingdom

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