Great hotel! The front desk was very nice and accommodating, they let us check in upon arrival (7am)! The rooms were clean and had everything one would need (free wi-fi, free in-room coffee, 1 free bottle of water, L'Occitane shampoo/condition/lotion). The only consideration is that the rooms are on the small side and the hotel is extremely well placed, but faces a busy street and is sandwiched between 2 pedestrian only streets that are likely noisy during high season. But overall would highly recommend it. Very convenient to walk most places and to metro/tram, etc
Traveller from New York, NY
Located in Baixa, this romantic hotel is steps from Figueira Square, Rossio Square, and Santa Justa Elevator. Castle of Sao …More
The hotel was in a fabulous, central location. It was a charming surprise with a cute little bar and restaurant at the back. The room was compact but stylish and very clean. The staff were supper helpful and friendly. I would go back again and again especially for the cost. What a bargain !
Traveller from New Jersey
Located in Baixa, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mude Design Moda Museum, Lisbon Cathedral, and Santa …More
This was a first couples holiday for my husband and I after 25 years of family holidays. We chose the hotel for its star rating and reviews. Neither of us play golf, so we didn't use the golfing facilities at all. The outdoor pool was lovely, and never any rush for sunbeds (although we were just at the end of the season 25 Sept - 2 Oct). The indoor pool was about 12 metres and suitable for a few lengths, with a Jacuzzi at one end. We booked the bed and breakfast option. The food was amazing - fresh produce and a huge amount of choice. You would never have to have the same thing twice! We did lots of walking - there are 3 bars/restaurants nearby, about half an hour walk. We ate in Oscars and the Tapas Bar/Restaurant - both were excellent. We hired bikes for 3 days from a company recommended in the hotel - Bike-a-Wish - they delivered & collected to & from the hotel. It was easy to arrange and the company were very helpful. The two nearest resorts are Quarteira (excellent blue flag beach) and Vilamoura (beautiful marina, very lively). We're keen walkers and the distance is do-able (approx. 6km to the nearest), but it's easy to take a taxi. We took the bus to Faro one day for a day of shopping. Actually not that many shops, mainly places to eat. I'd definitely recommend this hotel. The only reason for not giving 5* rating on the room comfort was that my bed was like a brick!!
Traveller from York, UK
This family-friendly Vilamoura resort is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aqua Show Park and Oceanico Pinhal …More
"Is Madeira good for families with young children?"
Our first time back to Madeira since 2008 and the first time there with children. Madeira doesn't come to mind as a destination for young families and it's fair to say there aren't the quantity of kids activities or facilities as somewhere like Majorca or the Canary Isles, no beaches to speak of either. It is however, a quiet, safe and friendly place to have a holiday with lots of warm sunshine!
The hotel itself sits on a high cliff with an amazing 220 degree view of the horizon, the sea view rooms are definitely worth paying extra for. Outside pools are salt water, indoor heated pool, great for kids. There's a games room with table football and table tennis, other than a pool table near the bar and a climbing frame / swings in the grounds, that's the extent of children's facilities, but this is fairly normal for Madeira. For adults, there's everything you would expect from a high spec hotel, all of which you can see on the Pestana website.
We had a really good holiday and would go back again.
Traveller from South England
Set on the Ponta da Cruz headland, Madeira's southernmost point, this contemporary hotel is in a 21st-century apartment …More
This is my 3rd time to visit Splendita, this time I took my parents with me. They have deep love for gardens and they needed a holiday in warm weather, so I suggested this place. They really loved the setting of the hotel, and how friendly staff was, and how nice the room was.
We stayed in garden studios this time, and had a lovely court yard view just above the swimming pool (i.e. great wifi connection, yay for me!). The room was rather freshly renovated and spacious and bright. All kitchen stuff was there with modern cooker so we made breakfast everyday.
The supermarket nearby re-opened recently and had pretty good range of food etc. (they even had fresh milk!) though we still shopped in the large supermarket on top of the hill.
Hotel is great for relaxing but my mother wanted to use gym and was delighted to find bicycle machine in the pool room and she could use it for free. My father enjoyed the game of pool, too.
We had dinner in La Perla, the seafood restaurant within hotel, and very much enjoyed the course menu accompanied with wines. Service there was immaculate.
I love the spa there, too. Had the best massage ever followed by relaxing facial, came out feeling like a million dollars!!
A few, very minor negatives;
They have ants. They always have them no matter which room you stay. DO make sure to put away ANY food from the worktop!
They have no mug cups there. (I always bring one with me.)
Traveller from UK
Situated in Canico, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Ponta da Oliveira and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Palheiro Gardens. Reis …More
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