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.
Without doubt the ideal location for the most relaxing holiday. We have just returned from 2 weeks and have had the most fantastic time. The staff at this hotel are the most friendliest and helpful I have ever come across. The management are always visible and anxious to help and assist in any way. They cannot do enough for you. The rooms and the hotel in general are pristine, almost manicured. The main restaurant gave a wide choice. The 4 speciality restaurants provided fabulous alternatives. The Japanese and Mediterranean were our favourites. There is also a great gym and spa attached to this hotel. If you want a relaxing, carefree holiday where you are looked after 24 /7 this is the place for you. I will add that we travelled mid October when it was mainly couples which added to the relaxed atmosphere.
Would recommend without hesitationMore
we went to this hotel on the 14th to 28th of september my daughter and I we had a amazing 2 weeks we arrived to a lovely reception we were upgraded to a suite which was lovely the staff are all amazing nothing is to much trouble the food was good and the animation team in the evening were great we cant wait to go back next year we would go now but unfortunatly it closes for winter we went over from funchal on the small private jet fantastic do this if you can
thank you all so much see you next year
carol and joanne lee.More
Carol L, UK
A really fantastic set-up, a stunning and wonderfully relaxing end of year venue.
Good weather, great natural scenery and well designed and beautifully maintained resort, with excellent services.
Brilliant staff who are always happy and helpful.More
David J, Atherstone, United Kingdom
Wonderful holiday yet again in this delightful hotel. Our welcome was outstanding!
It was our third visit to Pestana Porto Santo, and all was equally as good as the previous visits.
The staff are so helpful and always smiling, they all speak whenever you meet them too. Nothing appears to be too much trouble. We had a slight problem and had to move apartments, but the staff were there to help with the cases, and we were very happy with the new apartment.
As before the place is spotless, the housekeeping staff are very visible. The food was very good, and now there is a choice of seven places to eat ( with Columbus included) there is no need to repeat anything during the holiday. The swimming pools are well looked after, the spa area too, and the saunas and solarium are fantastic!
The beach is fabulous, and even though it is the Atlantic, the sea is even warm!! You will have a hard job to find a stone, the sand is wonderful.
When the time to leave arrived we were sent off with the staff all in attendance as each coach left, and everyone shook hands, hugged etc like no other hotel complex we have ever been too.
We cannot go again next year, but we cannot wait for 2016!!More
Stayed here for one week 13 Oct. A 15 minute transfer to hotel, to be met by management and staff. Quick check in. Rooms spacious with small terrace and table/chairs. Pool area very pleasant and well kept. No shortage of beds at any time of the day. We used the Columbus pool a few times and that was very quiet.
Food in the main restaurant was tasty, varied and plentiful, something there for everyone. 4 al a carte restaurants. We loved the Japanese. Pool bar served snacks and drinks.
The staff were great. Cleaners, bar staff, waiters, reception and animation. Nothing was too much trouble.
Age range was around 45+ with some younger couples with very small children. Everyone was friendly and we met some lovely people chatting over lunch/dinner. We went into town a couple of times, once for dinner and once for a stroll. Just a few restaurants and a couple of bars, that's it! So if you're looking for a lively town with lots to do you won't find it here, but it's exactly what we wanted.
Overall, this holiday was brilliant and will be booking again this weekend for next year. We were told that 40% of this years bookings were customers returning for their second or more visit. I can understand why! I'm almost scared of saying how brilliant this place is in case too many people want to go! It's been a real find. Can't wait til next year!
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