At a 20 minutes walk from the city center, with city buses that quickly take you anywhere and acess to the Promenade, the place where all the locals stroll, do exercise and catch up, you could not make a better choice.
At an old farmhouse that restored the original house from 1926, all the rooms have views to the sea. The old Vila Lido used to be a banana plantation, with an amazing view over the sea and today is your base for an unforgettable holiday in Madeira.
Remember you are not out of the old farmhouse yet. Despite its charm and all the attractions, your room with sea view awaits you. When you get to your room and lie down to rest, with the Atlantic at your feet and the moon and the stars to shine, just have to remember that the next day you can do it again. I'm sure you will spend the night dreaming.
When you arrive at Pestana Palms, you find the reception in the old house. Recently renovated, with a classic and elegant decor, it is easy to feel at home between the rooms, sofas and crannies found in Vila Lido. With colonial-style architecture, the large and beautiful balconies invite you to linger and feel at home. On the ground floor you will find the bar and the excellent Bistro restaurant. There's lots of time to try the delicious afternoon tea - which is also served on the balconies and terraces and the magnificent à la carte dinner, where the young chef gives free rein to imagination and provides an escape with new flavors and textures to your taste buds.
For now, go up the beautiful wooden stairs and discover the fantastic rooms where you will be able to rest the eyes of seeing so much blue sea. The amazing library has numerous originals from 1926, which remained in the house after its renovation. There are hundreds of books in several languages, that customers were leaving over time. The upholstered chairs and armchairs aged skin help to create a very welcoming atmosphere, that will never be forgotten.
But here you will also find other rooms such as the living and dining room, with its antique desk in round wood, at the portuguese style, where you can make a special and romantic dinner, to celebrate a wedding anniversary or any other special occasion that require privacy and the stylish comfort that you can find here. Here you will also find an old rádio with a record player which will enchant you If you go up to the attic, you will find an ample game room, with table soccer, billiards, sofas and tables to play cards in all tranqulity.
After leaving your luggage, go through the beautiful colorful gardens and go down to the magnificent outdoor swimming pool. There are days that are so quiet that you can even mistake the ocean for the pool. Thanks to a craggy rock that protects the access to the Pestana Palms sea, the ripple rarely prevents you from diving in this amazing site.
Speaking of diving, whether you prefer to go to the warm and comfortable area of the indoor pool, jacuzzi and spa, or whether you prefer to venture into the sea, here you find a dive center that allows you to sea baptisms and exits to explore the rocks around. After that you only have to return to the pool area, recover your energies with a snack from the bar, enjoy the wi-fi and catch up on your reading. In the room, there is a television that gives you access to Premier League games, to end the evening in the best way with a tea - or beer - and a good football game.
In the evening, head to the amazing panoramic restaurant with its extraordinary view. The buffet varies every day and has numerous proposals, including national and international flavors. On Sunday, for a change and because the romance is always welcome, you will find candlelight dinner, with dishes already defined and plated, which gives another level of sophistication to your stay. If you go to Bistro Vila Lido, you will find another type of food and environment that make your stay even more memorable.
Pestana Tip: All rooms at the Pestana Palms have an excellent view of the ocean, but for a truly special time, try to book the superior T1. Quite apart from all the buildings of the hotel, carved on the rock and with total privacy, this amazing duplex, spacious and very romantic, is ideal for a special occasion or to make your vacation even more memorable.