Secrets Tips: Discover Churchill, A Historial Guest House In Madeira ♦ Few would imagine that on January 8, 1950, Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in World War II, would be sitting in a wicker chair, cigar in his mouth, painting the bay of Camara de Lobos. This is what happened and the photograph that immortalized the moment, taken by Raul Perestrelo, ran the world. Almost 70 years later, the Pestana Group was inspired by this historic visit and opened the Pestana Churchill Bay, the first hotel in the historic centre of Câmara de Lobos, Madeira. Secrets From Portugal is here with another article with tips, this time is the Pestana Winston Churchill in the amazing Madeira Island, enjoy.
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Pestana Churchill Bay is located in Câmara de Lobos Bay, a picturesque Madeiran fishing town just minutes from Funchal. Occupying the buildings of the former City Hall and Lota, on the first line of the sea, the Pestana Churchill Bay is the first hotel in the historic centre of Câmara de Lobos. Framed by the whitewashed houses of the city, the green of the banana trees that line the mountain and the deep blue of the Atlantic is the ideal setting for a holiday in this charming accommodation.
With 57 rooms inspired by Winston Churchill’s painting, a regional-tasting restaurant with bar and terrace, a panoramic rooftop pool and a sauna, Pestana Churchill Bay offers all the conditions for a relaxing holiday in a genuine Madeira town. It is at the upper level of Pestana Churchill Bay that the social side of your vacation develops. Relax in the panoramic pool and sample local specialities in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the bay. Use the sauna for a total detox.
The hotel occupies the buildings of the old Town Hall and the fish auction, on the first line of the sea. Not to be noted, respects the surrounding in size, light colours and straw roofs. Note for the simple layout, functional organization and happy integration into the city, piquing the interest of residents and guests, who are within walking distance of the centre. That is urban art, commerce, bars and fishing. Whoever passes by the reception, can not resist to sit and take a picture next to the bronze sculpture made by the Madeiran Martim Velosa, portraying the moment of Churchill in the viewpoint. The success is reminiscent of Fernando Pessoa’s famous sculpture in the Brazilian, in Lisbon.