Fodor's Expert Review Pestana Casino Park

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amélia, Funchal, Madeira, 9004-513, Portugal

Part of a complex by Oscar Niemeyer, the famous modernist architect who designed the Brazilian capital Brasilia, this large hotel sits on concrete stilts next to the Casino da Madeira. Although the exterior may not appeal to everybody, the interior has modern facilities and is flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Guest rooms are bright and airy, and the restaurant is popular for its buffet dinner and folklore performances.

PROS

  • a great position close to the center
  • lovely grounds
  • a mirror-smooth infinity pool overlooking the ocean
  • restaurant is popular for its dinner buffets
  • Turkish bath and other restful amenities

CONS

  • not all rooms have a view of the sea
  • guests have to go to sister hotel
  • Pestana Carlton
  • for sea access
  • guests have to go to sister hotel, Pestana Carlton, for sea access
  • interior looking dated
  • not all rooms have views of the sea
  • does not have beach access
  • interior looks a little dated

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
BusinessFamily
Lively
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 291-209100 | -291 209 100

HOTEL DETAILS

340 rooms, 39 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast