Pestana Fisherman Village

Rua São João de Deus, N.º 1 - 17, Câmara de Lobos, Portugal
42 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The fishing village in question, Câmara de Lobos, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, is a western suburb of the city of Funchal, the site of a visit by Ernest Hemingway; the hotel, Pestana Fisherman Village, returns the favor, taking its inspiration from Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” The setting is a picturesque one, a pair of heritage buildings (and a contemporary addition) in the charming seaside town center, and the scale is rather intimate — at 47 rooms, it’s comfortably in boutique-hotel territory.

Rooms are modern in style and function, and feature, above the beds, large-scale graphic reproductions of a handwritten passage from Hemingway. The hotel, however, is more than capable of holding guests’ interest without the literary connection — there’s not much missing from a stylish contemporary hotel in a charming seaside village with a view out to sea from its rooftop terrace.

The hotel’s small size means it’s comparatively light on services — breakfast is the extent of the Pestana Fisherman Village’s restaurant program. The neighboring Pestana property, Churchill Bay, however, serves lunch and dinner in its top-floor restaurant, Pier One, just a two-minute walk down towards the bay.

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Pestana Fisherman Village
Rua São João de Deus, N.º 1 - 17, Câmara de Lobos, Portugal

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • This property doesn't offer extra beds.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Green Key by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Eductation), Eco-label
  • Green Key by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Eductation), Eco-label
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife

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