This fresh-out-of-the-wrapping property is sandwiched between dramatic mountains and the soft sands of Porto Santo Beach. And it’s a setting that’s put to good use. There are two lagoon-like pools set just back from the sand, so they’re in a prime spot for enjoying the views. Plus, because the hotel’s landscaped gardens are dotted with shady parasols, there are plenty of other vantage points.
Step inside and you’re greeted by a sleek, modern lobby. A mirrored reception desk shares floor space with smart white couches, potted palms and bright red pouffes. The restaurant has been given the boutique touch, too. Dressed in oranges and purples and accessorised with stripy high-backed chairs and contemporary uplighters, it’s a seriously chic place to dine.
As for the food itself, there’s plenty of choice. Try the main restaurant for big international buffets, the Mediterranean à la carte for local favourites with a modern twist, or the à la carte Italian. There’s a beach bar, too.
On the accommodation front, rooms are really spacious. They’re decorated in shades of vanilla and sky-blue, and kitted out with soft orange lighting and beds dressed in crisp white cotton. Roomy balconies or terraces come as standard, too.
Lastly, a word on location. Despite its away-from-it-all feel, this place is just a five-minute drive from Porto Santo’s main town, Vila Baleira. Plus, there’s a world-class 18-hole golf course about the same distance away. Designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros, it ranks as one of the top 100 courses in Europe.
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- Floors: 2 or 3
- Lifts: 10, with lifts only available in blocks with 3 floors, not 2.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Including ice-cream.
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2 outdoor pools
Towels and sunbeds are provided at this large outdoor pool.
Hotel-run kids' club
Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. For kids aged 4 to 12.
This large bar is on the first floor and is also where you'll find live entertainment in the evening as well as live sport screenings. It features sea views which are particularly spectacular at sunset.
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Double room 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.
2-bedroom apartment villa
2-bedroom apartment villa sleeps up to 6, with flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge.
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Glad we went.
After many years of wanting to visit Porto Santo, but holiday firms not flying from Manchester, we eventually got there last May (2013). Beach...fantastic. Hotel....really good. Service....no complaints. Food....very good. Entertainment....this is where they lost points. The evening entertainment was catered towards children. There was no dancing or adult focused entertainment. Approx 20 min walk into the town. Great cafés and bars. Loved it's laid back style and that it wasn't commercialised. Very friendly people. Would I go back.......yes. Really chilled out holiday.More
Arthur S, Kendal, United Kingdom
Wedding anniversary stay
My husband and I booked this hotel for our first wedding anniversary last year, and how good choice it was! Beautiful hotel and surroundings, very welcoming and friendly staff, nice selection of food. The beach is just next to the hotel which is very convenient and it is very clean. Staff are always very helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. We have also been upgraded to an apartment suite with a balcony in a quiet area of the hotel which made our holiday even more special. It's a perfect place to relax. The only thing I could say is that the evening entertainment wasn't very interesting but the staff tried their best to make everyone happy. But we were not too bothered about this as we enjoyed our holiday anyway. Would definitely like to go back again in the future.More
Cov7 , Coventry, United Kingdom
What a superb place to spend my 50th!!
Me and my wife stayed here for 1 week early October 2013. This is a wonderful, friendly, clean hotel. A superb selection of food. Good entertainment if you want it. Lovely pools and spa. Drinks selection was good. The accommodation was superb although we did get a fee upgrade (without knowing it!!) I even got a birthday cake and card left in our room whilst we were out on my birthday. We will certainly be going again but next time, for 2 weeks!!More
Lee F, Woodley, null, United Kingdom
Brilliant hotel, excellent service, all staff happy and friendly couldn't do enough for you. Beach is amazing, good for a walk into town. Would recommend to all, couples/families or solo travellers. Can't wait to go back.More
Jenny1169, Rochford, United Kingdom
Second stay and won't be our last
We stayed for a week at the beginning of Oct 2013 This was our second visit having stayed Oct 2012. We were not disappointed everything was just how we remembered it and more. All staff friendly, great choice of food, lovely gardens, pool and gorgeous beach. We walked along the beach every morning. We visited the new cocktail bar in the Columbus hotel next door most evenings and also got the opportunity to have a tour of the new hotel. We were so impressed that we booked a studio appartment at the Columbus as soon as we got home. We are looking forward to returning October 2014. We are also members of the Pestana Priority Guest scheme.More
ScunnyDi, York, United Kingdom
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