LTI Pestana Grand Hotel, Funchal Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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A superior 5-star option that is distinctly upmarket and attractive to discerning guests who seek a good assortment of on site amenities as well as a variety of dining options and a well-equipped spa.
There are numerous other quality-orientated properties, operated by the Pestana Group in the resort of which this is probably the smartest and most modern, although by no means the largest.
A light grey coloured and wide mid-rise main building has curving sides, a combination of recessed and protruding balconies and a single storey extension on either side.
Gleaming glass entrances open from the main driveway and the gardens with automatic doors preserving the cool air-conditioned interior.
Authentic Portuguese cobbles are laid around the main entrance and there is some seating available for those awaiting transport.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 2004
A spacious and airy marble clad lobby is cool and very inviting, with its wide reception desk, sturdy round pillars and highly polished floor. There is a good supply of comfortable seating and an area of medium sized meeting rooms.
The main, mostly buffet style, restaurant is calm and peaceful with attractive decor and smart modern furnishings. A Moroccan style eatery seats 40 people whilst an Italian option is of similar size. An additional Portuguese dining area has sea views.
The main bar has a good supply of seating, a combination of bar and waiter service and a live entertainment stage. An additional venue for grills and afternoon tea is located beside the hotel.
A thatched pagoda type bar monopolises the attractive grounds beside the large pool that skirts the ocean facing side of the building.
Tall palms and flowering shrubs add colour and style whilst there is a good supply of sunloungers on the pool surround and the well-maintained lawns. Small islands and promontories in the pool accommodate more palms.
Area Type: At the W end of the main stretch of hotels and apartments that expand away from Funchal towards the SW. There are other, less prestigious options available in the immediate vicinity as well as a couple of similar 5-star properties. The Forum shopping centre is located 150m away and there is a good supply of shops, bars and restaurants from 100m away. A bus stops outside for the journey into Funchal and on to the airport.
Nearest beach: 800m (Lido)
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- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Freeform (48 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)