The Pestana Carlton was one of the first hotels built on the island of Madeira, and with its enviable location, lush gardens, landscaped pool terraces, and impressive selection of bars and restaurants, it’s easy to see why it has stood the test of time.
This luxurious landmark features several large pools, both indoor and outdoor, but if you prefer sea swimming, there’s direct access to the ocean from the hotel’s jetty. There’s also a dive centre where you can learn to scuba, go snorkelling or swim with dolphins (sure to be a hit with the kids).
The hotel’s spa has a 25-metre indoor pool with sunbeds facing the sea, as well as a sauna, Jacuzzi and full menu of massages for everything from relaxation to pain relief. There’s even a hair and nail salon if you’re after a bit of a spruce.
The bright and spacious rooms open to large balconies or terraces with views over the gardens, mountains or Atlantic Ocean, and all include bathtubs to help you unwind after a hard day’s relaxing.
If you fancy exploring, it’s a 20-minute walk to the bustling centre of Funchal, with its dozens of restaurants and marina-front promenade. Or you can choose from a number of on-site buffet and à la carte restaurants offering a wide selection of cuisines, and several bars including a British-style pub. Whatever you do at the Pestana Carlton Madeira, you can be sure of a splendid stay at one of the island’s most seasoned and distinguished hotels.
Large seafront pool
The spacious outdoor pool overlooks the Atlantic ocean, so you can take pleasure in a swim in crystal clear waters, with stunning views.
Indoor spa pool
When you hit the spa be sure to enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool – perfect for a bit of relaxation time. The large windows also provide beautiful ocean views.
Garden pool restaurant and bar
Visit in summer and enjoy your dinner at this poolside restaurant which serves scrumptious Mediterranean cuisines. Extensive views of the pool and ocean can be captured here too.
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