Pestana Miramar

  • Madeira, Funchal

  • 4

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The Pestana Miramar with its traditional Madeiran décor and tropical gardens shares its extensive grounds and facilities with the Pestana Village. With views towards the Atlantic, it makes for the perfect Madeiran get-away.

Blending traditional Madeiran décor with modern facilities

The traditional features in the hotel pay homage to the Miramar Hotel that was built back in the 1920s and used to exist on this land. As you wander around certain parts of the hotel you’ll notice grand architectural details as well as beautifully selected antique furnishings. This said, the hotel also has modern facilities including a large outdoor swimming pool with a separate area for children to splash around in (some facilities are shared with neighbouring hotel Pestana Village Resort). You can also pay locally to enjoy the spa and health club which offers an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room and Turkish bath. For some friendly competition you can head to the games room where you’ll find a snooker table and table tennis.

Perfectly positioned

The Pestana Miramar is situated in a great location to make the most of all Funchal and the surrounding areas have to offer. Sat in a slightly elevated position, just a short distance from the sea front, you can admire those views of the Atlantic ocean as you wander around the hotel grounds. You’re also just a 30-minute walk from the centre of Funchal of you're up to the challenge of combatting a few hills to get there – pop into a bar for a Poncha, peruse the vibrant colours of the market or wander down Rua de Santa Maria and admire the beautifully painted doors.

Tropical gardens, perfect for walking

The gardens at the Pestana Miramar are a tropical paradise with over 5,000m² to explore with an array of plants, flowers and trees to enjoy. Around the garden you’ll catch glimpses of the shimmering ocean and there’s even a giant chess hidden amongst the flowers.

Added value

Early booking offer available for arrivals between 1st May 24 & 31st Oct 24

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 Support and advice: Over the phone from our local resort team


Funchal is a lively, sprawling city – famous for its harbour, mountain backdrop and flower displays. The city’s split into about 10 parishes, all slightly unique, so there’s plenty of nooks and crannies to explore on holiday.

Most hotels are in the São Martinho area, and you should definitely pop to the old town to get a proper feel for the history and culture. The narrow alleyways are always fun for a wander, with lots of lovely cafés and restaurants to stop in when you feel peckish. Take some time to explore the busy harbour, too. We love sitting by the water to watch the world go by.

Explore Funchal's culture: street art on the doorstep

Take a stroll down the street of Rua de Santa Maria to see a colourful collection of nearly 200 doors that have been painted by local artists. It was an effort to breathe some life into an area that was previously a little run down – we’re happy to confirm it’s a thriving spot to explore and a must-see on your holiday.

Funchal's thriving food scene

Get your hands on some fresh tropical fruit, like bananas and passion fruit, at Mercado dos Lavradores, the local farmer’s market. The ones at home won’t taste the same after you’ve tried these. The market is a magnet for food-lovers as the sights, smells and colours are irresistible – maybe pick up something to bring back?

If wine is what gets you excited, there are a few tasting venues for the full experience, but most local bars will have a selection of Madeiran wines to try. The sweet, rich taste makes it very distinctive – you can’t leave without giving it a go.

You won’t be short of restaurants either. Funchal has a great foodie scene including a surprising amount of fine dining options and Michelin recommendations. Try a bolo do caco – a bread dish you’ll find most places, usually smothered in garlic butter and optionally topped with seafood like octopus or made into a sandwich.

The full Monte

To get a different view of the city, jump on the cable car to Monte and head for the Botanical Gardens, they're particularly beautiful in the summer. You’ll get great views across the bay before heading into the gardens for an explosion of colour and design.

It’s easy to get around Funchal, you can walk but it’s hilly in places so if you’re not up to the challenge there’s a reliable bus service that’s reasonably priced.

Activities for the itchy feet

You’re spoiled for choice with activities - bike tours, guided walks and diving to name a few. It’s also a good base to explore other parts of the island.

The Levada walking trails don’t come into the city but there are some lovely coastal paths or you can just take the time to wander the city. To see the Levada trails we always recommend booking with a guide.

Why book a summer holiday in Funchal with Inghams?

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Funchal include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • No. of buildings: 3
  • Official rating: 4


Studio Superior Miramar Rooms sleep up to two people and are approx. 32m². They offer either a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking). Enjoy swimming pool or garden views from the balcony or terrace.

Superior Family Miramar Rooms sleep up to three people and are approx. 42m². They offer either a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking), the extra bed is a sofa bed. There is a small living room with sofa bed and kitchenette.

Suite Miramar Rooms sleep two people and are approx. 76m². They offer either a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking). Rooms are situated in the manor house and offer traditional architectural features.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

Local fees and taxes

From the 1st of June 2024 a tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night, for a maximum of 7 nights is payable locally for guests age 13 years and over (subject to change).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time approx. 25 minutes by car from Madeira Airport
  • Approx. 30 minutes walk to Funchal Centre (the walk can be steep in places)
  • Outdoor swimming pool with separate area for children
  • Spa and health centre that offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness area and steam room (bookable and payable locally)
  • Massages and treatments (bookable and payable locally)
  • Games room with a snooker table and table tennis
  • 5000m² of gardens
  • Free Wi-Fi

Below are the selection of restaurants and bars available at the Pestana Miramar, please note that not all of these restaurants are included in the half-board and full-board offering, some will be payable and bookable locally.

On the half-board or full-board offering, dinner can be enjoyed in the A Vila buffet restaurant or in the Adega restaurant. The Miramar restaurant is not included in half-board or full-board but you can receive €15 credit per person to use at the restaurant, the remaining cost of the meal is payable locally and you must book in advance. Those on full-board can enjoy lunch at the Bar da Proa.

Miramar restaurant is open selected days of the week offering an a la carte menu. It's designed to replicate the rooms in a traditional house. 

Restaurant “A Villa” is open for breakfast and dinner and offers a buffet that includes a range of national and international cuisine. This restaurant is included in the half-board package.

Restaurant Pausa Burger is open at lunch time and serves some tasty treats including burgers.

Restaurant Adega offers lots of charm and character to go with it’s traditional Maderian dishes.

Bar Miramar is traditional in style and the perfect place to grab a drink before dinner.

Bar A Proa is great for grabbing a lunch time drink as well as a light lunch or snacks.

Cocktail bar A Fonte is open in the evening’s and has a really fun atmosphere with live music and dancing everyday.

Board basis options available

  • Full Board
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on a request basis only. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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