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.
Facilities► View all
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.
Rooms ► View all
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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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
A superb holiday
We stayed here for two weeks at the beginning of October and were joined by friends during the second week. If you want a relaxing holiday in a beautiful, well kept setting then this is the place to come. Everywhere in and around the hotel is of a very high standard and all the staff were friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning here again.More
Jacky T, Hastings, United Kingdom
Another Fantastic Stay
We stayed here in October for the third year running. This time we were with four friends and like us thoroughly enjoyed their very relaxing stay at this superb resort hotel. We were greeted by staff old and new with smiling faces and all more than helpful to assist you with any problems. The management team are highly visible around the resort every day and are very approachable. The new Madiera restaurant on the adjacent Columbus complex was very enjoyable for an evening meal where the staff were very attentive to your needs. The cocktail bar in the Columbus is well worth a pre- dinner drink. We all agreed that we would book another stay here. BillpauMore
Billpau, Hastings, United Kingdom
Visited here again in August 2013, the beach is fabulous, totally unspoilt. The staff here are all great , very friendly, helpful. The temperature is perfect not too hot but doesnt cool too much in the evenings either. If I have one resevation it is I'm unsure how the opening of the next door hotel and sharing facilities is going to impact on the seating avaialabilty on an evening in the sunset lounge as this is the only ' evening entertainments area'. We're not going back this year but will definately consider it next year once we see how the neighbouring hotel impacts on this.More
Sharon E, Hartlepool
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