Pestana Casino Studios

Not only is the Pestana Casino Studios located in a central spot in Funchal, but during your stay you’ll also have access to all the facilities of its sister hotel, so you can double your fun.

The hotel has brightly coloured modern rooms and an outdoor pool. The main crop of facilities is across the road at Pestana Casino Park, where you’ll have use of four restaurants, an infinity pool and a spa. There are also tennis courts, bars and spas you can use.

Back at base, all the studios come with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a kitchenette and balcony as standard.

Overview of Funchal

On a holiday to Madeira, expect outdoorsy experiences, cosmopolitan trips and chic bars. The island may only be small, but there’s so much to see and do. It’s home to spectacular gardens, beautiful walking trails and luscious mountains. This makes it a top spot with people looking to lace up their walking boots, get out and explore.

The capital city of Funchal is home to the Pestana Casino Studios. This historic city is best known for its pretty cobbled streets and splendid mountain scenery, but there are plenty of palate-pleasing eateries and chic cocktail bars to unwind in, too.

Things to do in Madeira

The location of the Pestana Casino Studios allows you to explore the best of Funchal. The hotel’s hillside setting means you’ll have views down to the pretty harbour. It only takes 10 minutes to walk to the old town, too, where a cable car, wine lodges and botanical gardens await. If you love your football, there’s also a Cristiano Ronaldo museum.

If you’d rather enjoy a day at the beach, Praia Formosa is only a 10-minute taxi journey away. There are plenty of designated areas for sports, plus lifeguards who ensure everyone’s paddling safely.

Madeira is cloaked in stunning natural landscapes that beg for exploration. With mountains to scale, trails to hike and beaches to enjoy, it’s a real gem.

Resort Summary

Funchal was a core part of the early settlement of Madeira in the 1400s, when brave expeditions from Europe first began pressing ever further west from the continent to see what else lay in the world beyond. As a result, colonial architecture makes up much of the original elements of Funchal even today, although there’s plenty of modern flavour as well.