Founded in 1965, Pestana Hotels and Resorts is the largest Portugese hotel company. Over the past 40 years the hotel company has acquired a selection of hotels in Europe, South America and Africa.
With such a variety of hotels within their portfolio, we’ve chosen our current favourites which are perfect for your Summer break and have some great deals at the moment.
Iti Pestana Grand Ocean Resort Hotel
This five star hotel has been designed to enhance the breathtaking views over the ocean and “Cabo Girao” cliffs. The mesmerising views aren’t the only selling point of this hotel, it’s just a mere 2 minute walk from the Madeira Forum Shopping Centre with its modern, airy architecture and extensive gardens area on the roof.
Set within 5,000m2 of beautiful sub-tropical gardens and boasting the largest seawater pool on the Island of Madeira, you might find that the lure of shops may not be enough to entice you away. For when you’re ready to snooze in the comfort of your hotel room, the quiet, spacious rooms with high quality bedding and amenities are there to ensure you have a restful night’s sleep.
Pestana Village Garden Resort Aparthotel
Refurbished in 2011, the hotel with grand colonial style has been hosting guests since 1997. The resort set within a village atmosphere is perfect for families and couples looking for a relaxed getaway with a tropical backdrop.
The rooms are spacious studios, elegantly decorated to offer guests beauty, tranquility and privacy in the perfect island setting. Private balconies face the outdoor pool or the city of Funchai ensuring that no matter which direction your room faces, you’ve got a glorious view to wake up to and make your friends jealous about back home.
Pestana Vila Sol
Located in one of the Algarve’s most exclusive areas and situated just five minutes from the international marina, the Pestana Villa Sol resort consists of a central building surrounded by ten clusters of villas.
Keen golfers are able to entertain themselves on the 27 hole onsite golf course while sunseekers can make the most of the close proximity to the golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Algarve.
Pestana Miramar Garden Resort Aparthotel
This four star hotel is built on the historic site of Hotel Miramar features classic architecture and landscaping but the real hook is the mountain and sea views.
A hotel since 2000, it has a health club with fully-equipped fitness centre, sauna and hot tub, But that’s not all the relaxing amenities that are found within the resort, massages, beauty treatments and hairdresser services are also available. For the foodies among us, the restaurant serves gourmet cuisine and fine wine.
Pestana Viking Resort
Combine leisure with relaxation at this four star hotel in the Algarve. Suitable for couples and families alike, the Pestana Kids Club ensures you still get some R&R by taking care of your little ones whilst you indulge in a massage, turkish bath or unwind in the jacuzzi.
You’ll find that all rooms come with a compact kitchen and private balcony with a view to the garden or panoramic view to the Atlantic Ocean so you can imagine you’ve got your own secret hideaway.
Pestana Alvor South Beach
Situated on the beachfront of Alvor, one of the most charming and typical villages of the Algarve, the hotel is perfect for sunseekers looking to spend their days by the poolside.
For those that like getting a little more active, the on-site gym will get your blood pumping and there’s the spa nearby for when you need to rest your weary muscles.
Pestana Dom Joao II Villas
The Pestana Dom Joao II Villas is perfect for sports lovers due to its close proximity to nine golf courses, two tennis clubs, scuba diving, and the beach of course!
For those who prefer to stay in the hotel resort, there’s 2 salt water outdoor pools, quiet green gardens, an inner heated pool and a gym. Foodies are well catered for too – the city of Portimão is 7km away and the local gastronomy is one of the best in Portugal. We recommend the fried cuttlefish.