Sovereign's Cookie Policy
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are consenting to cookies being used. For information on cookies please see our Cookies Policy.

Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel

Madeira, Funchal

Situated just a ten minute walk from Funchal and in a privileged clifftop location, the Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel is a superb hotel commanding magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean. This hotel offers a variety of facilities and activities that will not fail to impress, including a choice of outdoor pools, one with a direct access to the sea, a private pier and health club. The range of dining choices includes a Taverna Grill with rustic atmosphere and the sports lovers will no doubt enjoy the traditional English style 'Pub' showing live sports events. Recently refurbished and finished to a high standard, rooms are fresh and contemporary. Set within landscaped gardens typical of Madeira and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, guests can be assured that a relaxing, tranquil atmosphere awaits.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 3-12 years.
The hotel has 290 rooms, 17 floors and 5 lifts.

  • In a breathtaking clifftop location
  • Try Madeiran specialties at Taverna Grill
  • Huge pool with sea views
  • Light and luxurious rooms and suites
  • Get pampered in the Magic Spa

Added value

Room discount

Save up to 20% discount based on bed and breakfast rates or save up to 25% discount based on half board rates for holidays between 06 - 30 April 2018 booked by 30 April 2018.

Save up to 10% discount based on bed and breakfast rates or save up to 15% discount based on half board rates for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2018 booked by 30 April 2018.



Bars & Restaurants

Arcos Buffet Restaurant

Opening Times:
Open for breakfast and dinner

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast and dinner service. Open all year for breakfast and dinner.

Taverna Grill

Offering an authentic and rustic atmosphere the Taverna Grill serves international à la carte cuisine. A firm favourite with Sovereign guests.

Opening Times:
Open for dinner (seaonally)

Taverna Bar

Taverna Bar is a comfortable space to unwind with live entertainment and cocktails (seasonal service).

The Pub

In typical Britsh pub style, this is an ideal venue to watch a game, with a selection of snacks and light meals available.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

A choice of swimming pools are available, with 2 outdoor swimming pools (one which is heated) and 2 indoor heated. A desirable feature is the direct access to the ocean, straight from the poolside. With access to both fresh and salt water and plenty of poolside lounging, a day can be spent admiring the ocean views. 

Spa & Wellness

Magic Spa

With indoor pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath, the hotel's 'Magic SPA' is an ideal place to unwind. This relaxation area is next door to a well-equipped fitness room, for those seeking a wellness centre.

The Magic SPA has an exclusive menu to try, with face and body treatments available to book locally.

Activities & Entertainment

Sports Activities

For the adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts, the hotel provides access to a wide array of facilities. Complete with games room, tennis court, PADI approved scuba diving school, bookable excursions and shuttle services (payable locally), there is plenty to see and do.

About the location
Funchal is Madeira's colourful hillside capital. The island's biggest draw, it’s an appealing mix of old and new that ticks the boxes for culture, nightlife and beaches. The narrow cobbled streets are dotted with interesting shops, restaurants and cafes, and at the city's heart is a towering 16th-century cathedral (remember to look up – it’s got a beautiful ceiling carved from local wood). The old town is home to bustling farmers' markets and flower markets in spring, and is fringed with a mix of parks, galleries and museums, as well as pretty botanical gardens. The marina is the best spot to spend the evenings, lined with bars that fuel a buzzing nightlife scene. If you're in need of some beach time, there are a couple of black-sand beaches that are a lovely spot for a swim.
Transfer time
20 minutes from Funchal airport
Loading Rooms...
Tripadvisor logo
Tripadvisor rating Based on 2518 traveller reviews
Thumb image 88% of travellers recommended this hotel
Travellers Ratings
Rating image   1191
Very Good
Rating image   912
Rating image   299
Rating image   89
Rating image   27
What to expect
Tripadvisor rating
Sleep Quality
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor rating
Tripadvisor review Apr 18 2018
Overall we were satisfied with our stay and the staff was very friendly. A very disappointing experience was our dinner in the Taverna Restaurant. The staff was extremely unfriendly...
View full review
Pestana Madeira Beach Club
Mike N, Dunblane, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Apr 15 2018
Apartments very dated and need upgrading. No Wi-fi available unless you go to reception. Bar prices expensive so are empty most evenings, ideal location though and a 10 min walk into Funchal so most...
View full review
View more reviews
Check availability
Feefo review image

What our customers think

We've been finding people their own slice of paradise for 45 years, and like to think we're pretty good at it. 
Don't just take our word for it, though - see what our customers have said about their Sovereign experience..

Read customer reviews...
Make an Enquiry
Request a Brochure