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4.3 out of 5

"People ar the recption the are very friendly and helpful. I like the buffet its clean and good services. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 11 Feb 2019

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Hotel Description

Pestana Ocean Bay Resort's great beach location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Formosa Beach. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a free area shuttle are available. This 4-star aparthotel has 214 aparthotels over 7 floors. Each apartment offers a kitchenette and a balcony.

  • Each apartment offers a kitchenette, a balcony and satellite TV
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Amenities include laundry facilities, multilingual staff and a lift
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the area's walkability and the WiFi
  • 12 minutes by car from Complexo Balnear do Lido and 12 minutes from Madeira Botanical Garden
  • Free local-area shuttle service


Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Studio

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pestana Ocean Bay Resort ratings based on 16 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pestana Ocean Bay Resort

Everyone (1) Couples (12) Business (1) Other (2)
5 out of 5
People ar the recption the are very friendly and helpful. I like the buffet its clean and good services.

Posted by on 11 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Feb 2019 by Gilberto Gouveia

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Pestana Ocean Bay All Inclusive Hotel. We are delighted that we had the opportunity to be at your service and look forward to welcome at the Pestana Bay Hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back, Sincerely, Gilberto Gouveia The hotel Management

5 out of 5

Great Vacation Hotel

The beach siting was perfect, all rooms have sea view. The food was superb, served by very attentive staff, who really seemed to be pleased to see you. Regular free shuttles to/from Funchal for those who wanted to shop, good walks in both directions in a clean and safe environment. To top it all a bottle of birthday bubbly.

Posted by on 21 Nov 2013

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5 out of 5

Very good hotel

We found the hotel to be very good. Clean with excellent helpful and friendly staff. We were on an all inclusive package and found the food to be good quality and quantity, although at times it did lack some imagination. The public areas are a little bit small and the evening entertainment a little limited. Right on a pebble beach. Not a great deal around the hotel, you need to get up the hill, which could be a challenge for some people, but if you walk along the beach and through the tunnel, om top of the cliff there were restuarantes and within easy access of the main shopping area. The main city was less than 15 minutes drive. Would receommend.

Posted by on 16 Aug 2013

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4 out of 5
Sehr freundliches Personal, sauber. Einzig die Abwechslung bei All Inclusive ist etwas monoton

Posted by on 5 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Nov 2019 by Gilberto Gouveia

Liebe Gast, es war uns eine große Freude, Sie im Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel empfangen zu dürfen. Wir sind sehr stolz darauf, dass Sie einen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt in unserem Haus verbracht und Ihnen der Standort des Hotels sowie der Service unseres Teams besonders gefallen haben. Wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder in unserem Hotel begrüßen zu dürfen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

3 out of 5

Paluu ajassa taaksepäin

Mukavan näköinen hotelli, jossa aika on pysähtynyt -90 luvun lopulle. Wi-Fi toimii vain aulatiloissa, rottinkikalusteet ja paikan väritys kruunaavat teeman. Vieraillessamme hotellissa, hotellin muiden vieraiden keski-ikä oli noin 70 vuotta. Bussikuljetus Funchalin keskustaan päivittäin oli järjestetty hienosti ja toimi hyvin. Mukava paikka, mutta ei mikään lapsiperheiden unelma. Merinäköalasta ja äänistä saa 10 pistettä

Posted by on 8 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Ihana viikko!

Lentokenttäbussin pääteasema oli hotellin pihassa, joten oli helppoa löytää perille. Upea paikka meren rannalla. Aaltojen äänet ja kivien rapina olivat ennenkokematon elämys. Näköala Gabo Giraolle ja toisaalle kalaravintolan suuntaan mahtavat! Hotellissa välitön ilmapiiri ja ystävällinen palvelu. Hotelliasiakkaat viihtyivät paljon yhdessä, alkudrinkeillä ennen ruokailuja ja ruokailujen jälkeen. Allasalue oli viihtyisä ja siellä mahtui hyvin uimaankin. Lepotuoleja oli sijoitettu monipuolisesti ympäri allasalueen. Altaan vesi oli sopivan lämmintä. All inclusive tarjosi monipuoliset valikoimat ruokia ja juomia. Ei tarvinnut iltaisin, vaellusten jälkeen, lähteä etsimään ruokapaikkaa. Kaupassa ei tarvinnut käydä lainkaan.

Posted by on 28 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

Tolle Lage, grossartige Terrasse

Das Hotel ist zwar etwas in die Jahre gekommen, doch es wirkt sauber und gepflegt. Das Hotel liegt unmittelbar am Strand, der aus grossen, rundgeschliffenen Steinen besteht (Badeschuhe empfehlenswert). In der Atlantik-Brandung erzeugen diese Steine ein Geräusch, das am besten als Dröhnen bezeichnet werden kann. Da alle Zimmer zum Meer hinaus gehen, empfehle ich sensiblen Schläfern die Mitnahme von Ohrenstöpseln. Etwas lästig auch das fehlende Wlan im Zimmer.

Posted by on 16 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

Direkt am Strand

Sehr schönes 4-Sternehotel am Strand mit direktem Meerblick. Essen sehr gut.( Auswahl geringer als in anderen 4-Sterne Hotels, aber das was angeboten wird hat gute Qualität) Zimmer sauber, Personal zuvorkommend und freundlich. Minus: Gibt nur ab 4er Tische aufwärts. Da sich die Leute nicht an die von ihnen ausgesuchten festgelegten Essenszeiten halten, ist ein Essen unter 4-Augen an einem Tisch nicht möglich.

Posted by on 16 Sep 2015

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3 out of 5

séjour assez agréable

L'ensemble de l'hôtel est propre...personnel très sympa...cadre agréable...le seul point moins bon ça été les repas...les plats principaux pas trop...trop de choix et pas de très bonne qualité...les entrées pas terribles et les desserts toujours les mêmes et pas de qualité 'la plupart toujours des desserts instantanés' ...dommage qu'on avait pas trop des spécialités !!

Posted by on 12 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5

helppo loma

Loma oli helppoa ja huoletonta kun ruokatarjoilu toimi hyvin ja henkilokunta oli avuliasta ja ystavallista.

Posted by on 26 Apr 2015

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About the Pestana Ocean Bay Resort

Location Praia Formosa, Funchal, 9000-247

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020 (dates subject to change).

All-inclusive Details

This aparthotel is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals, snacks and beverages included

Other inclusions

  • Shuttle service to off-site activities

Not included

  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Wireless Internet access

  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Childcare not included
  • Taxes included
  • All meals served buffet style
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Shuttle service to off-site activities included
  • Room service not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Wireless Internet access not included

Property Features

Pestana Ocean Bay Resort is an all-inclusive aparthotel. Room rates include meals and beverages at on-site restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages and other amenities. Pestana Ocean Bay Resort offers its guests a marina, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A kids' pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly Pestana Ocean Bay Resort. A free area shuttle within 5 km is available. Self parking is free. This 4-star Funchal aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 214 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • On-site shopping
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Fridge
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5 km
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Pestana Ocean Bay Resort offers 214 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodation at this 4-star aparthotel has kitchenettes with fridges and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Satellite televisions are provided. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Arlequim – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Arlequim – On-site pub.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property Registry Number – 3981

Hotel Names

  • Pestana Bay
  • Pestana Bay Aparthotel
  • Pestana Bay Ocean
  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel
  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel All Inclusive
  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel All Inclusive Funchal
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  • Pestana Ocean
  • Pestana Ocean Aparthotel
  • Pestana Ocean Bay
  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel All Inclusive Apartment Funchal
  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel All Inclusive Apartment
  • Pestana Ocean Bay Funchal
  • Pestana Ocean Bay Resort Funchal
  • Pestana Ocean Bay Resort Aparthotel
  • Pestana Bay Ocean Aparthotel All Inclusive
  • Pestana Ocean Bay Resort Aparthotel Funchal

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Key (nogle)
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.