This hotel has it all – two pools, themed 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. 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 2229 reviews
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Three visits included per stay to the theme restaurants. 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.
Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. It's hotel-run for kids aged 4 to 12 years.
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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twin room with pool view and balcony
These spacious, modern twin rooms come with a balcony that overlooks the pool area. They have an extra bed. And you'll also find air-conditioning included too.
twin room with balcony
You can expect to find air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, a mini-fridge, and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player in the twin rooms. And they also feature a balcony. They'll sleep 3 with an extra bed.
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Couldnt find fault with anything
Its a bit late this review but we've been looking to book our 2017 summer family holiday and cant find anything that ticks so many boxes as the Pestana did. We travelled as a family of 3, one son of 15 years old, back in August 2016. Welcome was organised, friendly and made you feel special and part of the Pestana family. Usual AI wrist bands were allocated and we retired to the bar whilst our luggage was delivered to our room. A big cold beer glass was a great way to start the holiday. Views from the top bar were amazing. We were in block 6 which was furthest away from the restaurant but nice and quiet. Room was spacious, with a lounge, tv/dvd and lovely and comfy double bedroom. Furniture was modern and the bathroom was nice. Clean and functional all round. All bars were well staffed, evening entertainment was always fun and interesting, food was typical of most AI buffets. The pool area was great, beach was lovely, its really difficult to find fault. The staff are super friendly; The restaurant manager was always on hand and did his bit to help. Yes there are queues to wait for opening times but the animation staff were always about skipping, dancing, chatting, entertaining. The Columbus round the corner does outdoor fire shows on an evening as the Pestana ents is all indoors. The Piano bar is nice over there, Great cocktails. So much so, we have decided to go back this year, so Pestana, see you in July. Hope everything is still as good.More
Nice complex with great entertainment
Hotel is clean and tidy with different pools and access to the Colombus pool next door too. Entertainment is on going all day without being over powering. Children's pool area with very attentive kids entertainment team. Beach is lovely although can be windy. More
14 days too long!
Great facility well laid out, super pool, but usual issues around sun beds (lets not go There).. also a private beach location, plus access to the sister hotel more of a boring design but very modern.. entertainment was interesting as the Greece story line got a little muddled but fun.. However the island is small and once you've see it, you've seen it all.. we hired a small car and went on a tour of the island with very scenic views on all sides.. once around the back of the airport though the tarmac roads becomes dirt tracks, great fun navigating away around it all.. stopped several times to ensure the road continued and the car wouldn't ground.. also too a boat trip around the island saw dolphins too.. be aware that you WILL get wet ! In my opinion 14 days is too long.. 7-10 is ideal.. great for the family as safe for the kids..More
The Pestana is a lovely hotel, just a few steps to the beach that runs almost the full length of the island, easy walk into the quaint town with a few shops, bars and restaurants. The buffet restaurant served a good variety of foods with themed nights, try the white sangria it's delicious. The staff were extremely helpful, we swapped rooms as the extra bed was not big enough for our son, ended up with a suite for a small extra fee, everyone was happy. Personally I wouldn't be that bothered with the speciality restaurants they were just ok. Overall was a relaxing quiet holiday in October.More
Amazing facilities, but the rooms are a bit disapointing
We stayed at Pestana in late September '16, the staff were really friendly and the food was what you would expect from an all inclusive with lots of variety. The room however was quite disappointing in terms of the sound isolation. Between rooms there is a door which is ridiculously thin.. we could literally hear everything the guests next door were doing... for a 5 star hotel this is kind of unacceptable.. apart from that the hotel is literally on the beach and the beach is superb as there is tons of free space for you to chill out and listen to the sea.More
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