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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

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

Drink

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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Kids' club

Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. It's hotel-run for kids aged 4 to 12 years.

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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double room

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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Almost perfect in every aspects...

Pestana All Inclusive is enough during all the day. Porto Santo resort is perfect for families with children's, Colombos for those who want to relax. In the Colombos swimming pool there's one family pool for all ages, children's, adults and babies with very nice cold water. There's several beds outside, next to the Colombos swimming pool, where you can relax with a baby ore even yourself. The animation by the day is almost everything in the Porto Santo resort. By night you have shows at Porto Santo hotel, and two days per week at Colombos. All the data you have live music, or in Colombos or in Porto Santo. The food is great for babies. Fruit in bottle by nestle, soup with meat or fish, yogurt, everything you need to be relax at your vacations. The beach is unbelievable, almost perfect. For instants you forget that you are in Portugal, it seems the Paradise. The chairs at the beach must be paied, but the rest is free, wind cuts, sun hat. There's everyday a touristic bus to the vila baleira center with several timetables. The children activity Park is simply very good for an hotel. The workers who take care of the children's are very young and I feel not confident with them taking care of my son, but that's only one minus good aspect. At the global, this is one the best resort where I have ever been. Recommended! More

chkimo, Leiria

Preferred the Colombos accommodation next door

We stopped our first week here. The room was perfectly clean but the way the accommodation was set out we often heard other guests in their bathrooms. The dining room was very busy so we chose to use the Colombos next door for meals. This prompted us to ask to look at the accommodation there. We then made a decision to upgrade there for our second week - a beautiful sea view room with huge bath, wet room and modern fittings. Best of all we couldn't hear our neighbours so very peaceful. We have to admit that the Pestana Porto Santo had the best grounds so we really had the best of both worlds as you can use the facilities of either hotel.More

Jean L, Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Hello again Pestana Porto Santo!

This was our third visit to Pestana Porto Santo, and we enjoyed it just as much this time as we did the last two visits in 2012 & 2013. My wife and myself stayed here for the last two weeks this October 2014. My daughter and our grandchildren aged 11, 12 and 16 stayed for one week, the final week in October. So, we had a nice relaxing first week, meeting up with many really great people, some new and some from previous years. The second week was quite different with our daughter and grandchildren wanting to do this, that and the other. We loved every minute. Most previous reviews say it all, so I wont go on about how fantastic this place is! I must thank all the staff and management for making it a perfect holiday. Mr Martins the manager does go out of his way to keep everyone satisfied and happy. He's a very approachable person and will spend as much time as possible chatting to you. Yes indeed, we will all be booking again for the end of October next year. In addition to my son and family who will be joining us too. See you next year !!!More

bandit600widnes, Widnes UK

More to like than not...

We stayed at the Pestana for a fortnight in July and, all in all, had a very good time. Here is a rundown of the best bits and some areas for improvement: Room - we stayed in a suite (block 4) which was extremely nice and impeccably clean. We upgraded a week before we went and it was well worth the money, although gather from some others we met that they received complimentary upgrade on arrival. Pool - lovely and clean and large enough that it never felt crowded. Having said that, you have to get down by about 08.30 to reserve a spot if you have specific preferences. Food - the buffet was only average and nothing more so don't go with high expectations. We've never done AI before so nothing to compare it against but definitely at the lower end of what we're used to. We dined out locally on 4 occasions for some variety (and headspace) and it was worth it, especially Casa d'Avo which was excellent and just 5 minutes to walk to. The other dining options in the hotel were good. The Madeiran restaurant was the pick of the bunch and Luigis did decent pizzas. The burgers at the poolside bar for lunch were always very good. The only big disappointment was the buffet at the Columbus - below average food and felt like we were in an office cafe - steer clear. Beach - amazingly unspoilt and ridiculously under used by hotel guests. Really really lovely. Staff - the waiters and the animation team were all lovely and could not have worked harder or been more friendly. The reception staff were less friendly and could do with smiling a bit more. Weather - as we thought, the climate may well be the stumbling block for the island's tourism industry. It was often cloudy, especially in the morning and we had showers on 3 or 4 days. Having said that, it was scorching when the sun was out and incredibly powerful so don't underestimate your sun cream requirements. Only other grumble was the tennis court. We were keen to play and brought our own racquets. We booked a court on our first day but were then told that the booking system had been abandoned without explanation and it was simply a case of turning up to see if it was available. As it happened, we never had a problem getting on but it did mean that we were never sure if we were playing or not. All in all, we left with happy memories but just weren't blown away. The value for money against the rest of Europe cannot be ignored.More

Mantraghost, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Robinson Crusoe Island

Stayed for 14 nights nothing could have been better, and the staff could not be faulted , this is unusual as I can always find fault with something. Rooms excellent, food excellent, the bar sunset in the evening was good the bar staff would top up your pint glass as it close to empty, no waiting, no queuing, none of this avoid serving the customers they are all inclusive, you get in so many so called AI hotels. From the site director to the manageress, all the staff had plenty of time for you, except one the restaurant manager possibly, he marched about glowering at lowly waiters if they spent too much time talking to customers. I knew I could find something wrong, however this man is so insignificant to your holiday that he matters not. Special mention to Jose Ramos was the waiter we mainly saw and he looked after us admirably. The evening bar staff at the sunset bar, for their most fast efficient service and their cocktail shakers show. The entertainment was OK, we not really into this, but they worked seemingly all day and night to entertain, some of the evening shows were like "Fame" school. The site Director Mr Martins, was everywhere, all day and all night, he was clearly a very very busy fellow, but always had time for you and always acknowledged everyone, a quite remarkable fellow. Many staff on hand to book you in and get you to your rooms and restaurant . Bags taken to your room whilst you get your evening meal. Then a host of staff all turn out to wave you off. Gardens were excellent as was the beach, lifeguards, reception staff. The Thompsons rep must have a mention he is the first one in years to be of any use he has the whole job under control and off to a fine art. Well done Rory. Perfect, paradise in everyway,perfect for honeymoons..More

Radiostar, Lincolnshire

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