"Classic modernist architecture in a great location"
The Pestana Casino Park stands out in the increasingly crowded hotel-scape of Funchal principally because of its striking modernist design by Brazilian architect Oscan Niemeyer. It's a treat for architecture lovers, and the service and facilities are what you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The outdoor pool is a little on the cool side (22C), even for a dedicated swimmer like me, and watch yourself on the marble paving in the pool and jacuzzi area - it can be very slippery when wet. Overall, though, highly recommended - I'd love to stay there again.
Great location, swimming pool and tennis courts. The breakfast was very good and the dinning room was spacious and had great views. I walked into town and there is a local shopping centre and great restaurants just across the road opposite.
Hotel spotlessly clean. Staff great. Facilities good. Location great, bus stop outside into centre of Funchal or if willing a half hour walk. Could not really fault this hotel. The only negative comments I can make is that the food was a bit the same after a couple of days and if you are a vegetarian there was not much on offer except salad and vegetables.
The Vidamar is located about 25 minutes walk west of Funchal main centre on the edge of the main hotel district. This means that the location is convenient yet quiet. The hotel has recently added an excellent sports facility with well equipped gym and many classes inc pump, spinning etc. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the new half board package gives you the option of a 15 euros per person option at one of the 3 on restaurants if you choose not to go for the all inclusive evening buffet option. Great value and a very relaxing holiday.
From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel very welcome. Our garden room was delightful with a lovely patio and sun beds. The gardens are beautiful so well kept. The food in both restaurants was very good as was the service. If you want a pampered relaxing break this is the ideal place.
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