Hotel Pestana Porto Santo

Take 1 sandy beach, add 2 massive pools, mix with a host of restaurants – and this is the impressive end result.

A sandy beach that rolls on for miles makes a great bolt-on to this hotel. Meanwhile, a free shuttle bus can run you into the little town of Vila Baleira – or over to the golf course – in 5 minutes.

There are 2 lagoon pools with Balinese beds and chill-out areas. And the buffet restaurant is backed up by a range of à la carte places, here and at the sister hotel, Pestana Colombos.

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  • Lifts: 10 - only 3 floor buildings have lifts, 2 floor buildings do not.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. 3 à la carte meals per day. Snacks and ice-cream 11.00-19.00.


Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks 11.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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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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Two holidays in one season in the Pestana

We first visited the Pestana when the season started in May for a two week holiday. We were immediately impressed by the friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the front desk staff who booked us in and took us to our room. From that moment on the ENTIRE staff of the hotel were always smiling, welcoming, friendly and couldn't do enough to make our holiday memorable. We were so impressed that when it came to booking our second holiday this year there was no hesitation in booking the Pestana for two weeks in October. Once again ALL the staff were still smiling, helpful and remembered us which makes you feel that much more valued as a returning customer. The Hotel was just a clean and tidy as when we first visited at the start of the year and we will be booking again next year. Due to weather conditions on Maderia our flight home was delayed and the hotel came up trumps again, we were allowed to stay for an evening meal before being taken to the airport.More

Timothy h, Abingdon, United Kingdom

We'll be back

This hotel was just perfect for our family (aged 2 to 75) holiday. All the reviews are spot on. The main buffet restaurant runs extremely efficiently but please introduce a Carvery option we don’t all like meat cooked in gravy. The Dune Bar is open from 10.00 am to 7.00pm and is conveniently situated to pop by. Lots of fresh fruit to snack on. However, the salads & cold foods really should be covered. The entertainment team were very talented especially in the dancing & musical department. Very few activities to join in or watch and poor interaction with the guests during the day. Excellent fenced area for children complete with pool, bouncy castle, pirate ship and sandy area with plenty of seaside toys. Unfortunately again a lack of organised activities . The charge of 15Euros per day for sun beds put us off the beach & we spent most of our time beside the gorgeous heated pool. Sadly, even on cold windy wet days the indoor spa pool at the Pestana is Adults only and the one at the Columbus is icy cold (not for tiny tots) This was our second visit to this great hotel and, despite the few niggles, hopefully it will not be the last. Special thanks to Monica for all her kindness.More

45Jules, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Hidden gem

This was our second visit to the hotel and again we had great relaxing holiday. Managers and staff are very friendly and nothing is too much for them, very polite, always smiling always ready to help or advise. Hotel comfortable, clean, beautifully laid out, gorgeous pool with always available beds and magnificent gardens. Food - plenty of choices loved fresh bread and Japanese restaurant worth a visit. The pool bar offers good food and lovely very unusual salads. Pure joy. Despite 12 hours storm we will definitely be back. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and special. Long walks along the beach were just what we needed and we took full advantage of it. Thank you Pestana management and all staff and hope to see you soon. 😃More

ibea_13, Chester, United Kingdom

One night only.......

We stayed here for just one night due to our flight being diverted from the manager and his team managed to put up 400 hundred people at a moments notice I`ll never know but they did with some style ! We were given a lovely room , all inclusive capability and treated as well as any paying guests. I`m going to book here sometime soon it is a great hotel with great staff and facilities. Hats off to the Porto Santo Pestana.....!!!! [we normally stay at Peatsana Palms Residence, Funchal].More

17Phil17, Glossop, United Kingdom

So relaxing

We arrived late after our flight was delayed to find the hotel had kept the restaurant open for us. All the staff from reception to waiters to room maids were friendly and attentive to our needs. The room was comfortable, clean and had plenty of wardrobe and storage space. There was even a bath that you could relax in. The food across all the restaurants was superb and varied. The atmosphere was so relaxing throughout the hotel. The only bug was the charge for sun loungers on the beach.More

V J H, Horsham, United Kingdom

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