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 285 room, 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
Early booking discount
Save up to 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2018 when staying in a Classic Land View, Classic Pool View, Classic Sea View, Family Room, Junior Suite, Suite and Classic Land View Interconnecting booked by 31 January 2018.
Bars & Restaurants
Arcos Buffet Restaurant
Open for breakfast and dinner
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast and dinner service. Open all year for breakfast and seasonally for dinner.
Offering an authentic and rustic atmosphere the Taverna Grill serves international à la carte cuisine. A firm favourite with Sovereign guests.
Open for dinner (seaonally)
Taverna Bar is a comfortable space to unwind with live entertainment and cocktails (seasonal service).
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
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
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
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.
20 minutes from Funchal airport
Classic Land View
Max 2 adults
Classic Land View Rooms have twin beds, bath, shower, WC, air conditioning, cable TV, free internet connection, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and a balcony with land views. Bathrooms feature bathtub with overhead shower or separate shower.
Classic Land View Interconnecting
Max 2 adults, 2 children
Classic Land View Interconnecting rooms consist of 2 Classic Land View rooms with interconnecting door.
2 x 31m²
Classic Pool View
Max 2 adults
Classic Pool View Rooms have twin beds, bath, shower, WC, air conditioning, cable TV, free internet connection, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, terrace with sun loungers.Bathrooms feature bathtub with overhead shower or separate shower.
Classic Sea View
Max 2 adults
Classic Sea View Rooms have twin beds, bath, shower, WC, air conditioning, cable TV, free internet connection, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and a balcony with sea views.
Max 4 adults
Family Inland View Rooms sleep up to 4 adults (in 1 open plan room), They are larger than twin rooms offering mountain views. Bath, shower, WC, air conditioning, cable TV, free internet connection, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities.
Max 3 adults
Junior Suites are much larger offering an open plan dining area and have double or twin beds, bath, shower, WC, air conditioning, cable TV, free internet connection, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities.
Max 3 adults, 1 child
Suites offer a separate bedroom area with king size bed, it features 2 bathrooms and 2 verandas.
Based on 2392 traveller reviews
88% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Ideal base for exploring Madeira
Dec 13 2017
We have been to Madeira several times before, but this time we met there with our grown up children for a family holiday exploring the island and chose Pestana Carlton for its location and value for...
We have been to Madeira several times before, but this time we met there with our grown up children for a family holiday exploring the island and chose Pestana Carlton for its location and value for money. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful and the rooms comfortable and clean. The reservations department was considerate enough to put us all on the same floor which was perfect and the sea views from the upper floors are fabulous. Breakfast on the terrace, in December, gazing out at the Atlantic over the palm trees by the pool was lovely. Would definitely recommend this hotel and will return.
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“ Another enjoyable stay
Bob1949, Jersey, Channel Islands
Dec 09 2017
We booked the Pestana Carlton Madeira follow a successful visit last year. The location is excellent, a 20 minutes stroll to the Lido and a similar time into the Old Town. We had booked on a bed and...
We booked the Pestana Carlton Madeira follow a successful visit last year. The location is excellent, a 20 minutes stroll to the Lido and a similar time into the Old Town. We had booked on a bed and breakfast basis, preferring to try local restaurants and this was a good decision. I had requested the same room as last year, a sea view on the 17th floor and this was allocated, so full marks to the Reservations department.
We were not so lucky with the weather this year so didn't use the sunbathing facilities, but our balcony caught the afternoon sun, what there was of it.
This year I was pleased that tables had been laid on the patio so that we could eat breakfast outside, this wasn't the case last year. We did find the breakfasts to be monotonous after three or four days. There is a wide enough selection, but it is always the same products. Changing the sausages and different cooked tomato dishes is simple to do but there was a lack of thought by the head breakfast chef. The bread choice was delicious and I ate far too much of it! Similarly, the cold selection is usually the same cheeses, same salad variety, the same tinned tuna etc. Why not bring on some smoked salmon instead of tuna or different types of ham rather than highly processed. Sparkling wine was available every day so this was a nice touch.
Our room was as we expected, but a few niggles this year such as a fluctuating shower temperature and wardrobe glass doors that were old and difficult to open. Perhaps there is something in the old adage not to repeat the same holiday. We did enjoy it and had excellent value for money, it just didn't quite have the magic of last year, probably due to familiarity. Funchal is delightful and the winter lights, nativity tableaux and Christmas market, a treat. We booked a 5 days' ticket on the 'Yellowbus Hop On Hop Off' and this was great value enabling us to see lots more of Funchal than we did last year. We also ate at some excellent restaurants, put Cris's and Cris's Place on your agenda and go for the Concept Menu. We would recommend the Pestana Carlton Madeira, as pound for pound it is very good value, however, if we stayed again we would lower our expectations a little.
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