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Belmond Reid's Palace in Madeira, Portugal

In Portugal's Madeira Islands, with sweeping vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid's Palace is a quintessential European resort. Opened in 1891 and host to many European dignitaries - including Winston Churchill, who penned his war memoirs here after leaving office - this exquisite hotel offers full-service, five-star accommodations. Its superb location in Funchal is off the coast West Africa, and features a coastline of volcanic rock that adds both texture and interest to the seaside setting. Opulent rooms and suites embrace a timeless elegance, with remarkable furnishings, marble bathrooms, and balconies that reach towards the ocean. Personal refreshment centers are stocked with complimentary waters, juices and sodas for the utmost in service and convenience.

When it comes to dining you will enjoy the many choices Belmond Reid's Palace offers. From casual to elegant there are six restaurants in all, each with its own menu and unique setting. The Dining Room is an exquisite turn-of-the-century venue - the most formal of the lot - with Edwardian-style ambiance and evening dancing. Enjoy al fresco dining at The Garden Room restaurant, which serves scrumptious morning meals and overlooks the pool and sea. Tea Terrace carries on the distinguished tradition of lingering over a plate of scones and Devonshire cream during a most pleasant afternoon tea. Relax in a private oasis at The Spa at Belmond Reid's Palace, providing guests with a luxurious escape in treatment rooms that host ocean views and private terraces. In your spare time, make sure not to miss an opportunity to explore the island, sample locally-grown wine, or have a tête-à-tête with local embroiders. Porto Santo, a neighboring island, also makes for a great day trip. The hotel boasts enviable access to the sea and is within walking distance of Funchal's shops, restaurants and nightlife. Experience the best of the Madeira Islands at Belmond Reid's Palace.

Location of Belmond Reid's Palace

Belmond Reid's Palace
Estrada Monumental 139 Funchal
Madeira, Portugal

Nearest Airport: FNC

Amenities for Belmond Reid's Palace

  • General Information
  • 162 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • 6 Restaurants
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Afternoon Tea
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • On-Site Car Rental
  • Concierge
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Boutique
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gardens
  • Music & Movie Library
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Televisions
  • iPod Docks
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine Tasting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Nature Walks
  • Boat Excursions
  • Billiards
  • Whale Watching
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Pool
  • Teen Center
  • Children's Amenities
  • Playground
  • Children's Menus
  • Baby Bath Amenities
  • Kids Spa Treatments
  • Children's Bathrobes
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Belmond Reid's Palace

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We met friends staying elsewhere on Madeira for afternoon drinks - and where better than Reid's Palace Hotel? Simply fabulous! We arrived at 4pm and, as something different from tea on the terrace we met in the beautifully spacious Cocktail Lounge. If you don't know the history of Reid's then it is well worth looking up. As one example, in the 1950s and before, when Madeira had no airport, guests were carried up from the boat jetty up many stairs to the hotel in hammocks by hotel staff! And Churchill of course made it a home from home ... The service was impeccable (and of course one would expect nothing else - this is Reid's we are talking about!). Our congratulations to the hotel and its staff - perhaps next visit we will stay there ourselves :-)

Tim K

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Belmond Reids Palace is a delightful Grand Hotel. Full of old world charm and service. It's worth staying just for the view from the bar!!! The staff are exceptional, and the food is amazing! A very extensive breakfast buffet is served by the pool overlooking the sea. Every member of staff was incredibly helpful and not at all stuffy. Our room was in the oldest part of the hotel and although it wasn't big, it had everything we required and more, including a free mini bar for soft drinks! We had a cute, furnished balcony overlooking the extensive and rather beautiful gardens and of course, the sea. The sheets were pure linen and the bed was very comfortable. The evening turndown service was discrete and unobtrusive, apart from one evening when they had arrived, and my darling husband forgot to tell me, as I walked unknowingly out of the shower... Thank goodness the hotel provides decent size bathrobes! (and slippers). The hotel is expensive, gloriously so! But they do not skimp on anything, they make you feel welcomed and valued. Which to be honest goes a long way. I would definitely stay here again, and I thoroughly recommend!

Buckshawhomes - Chichester

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at Reid's for 4 days and had a fantastic time. The ambience is just magical, old fashioned wonderful customer service but done with real style. We had the best meal we have ever had for my Wife's birthday celebration and a lovely touch from the Hotel was a bottle of champagne and nibbles delivered to the room. ALL the staff are fantastic and the breakfast buffet needs to be see to be believed. It is a real work of art! The two pools were beautifully heated so it was a joy to swim and the gardens are both beautiful yet have numerous discreet little sun traps. All in all a memorable experience. We have been bitten by the Reid's bug and will be returning!

25953 - Bride, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to have honey cake with cinnamon ice cream, lime fresh juice and coffee. The drinks and the food are really worth the price and taste really delicious but I don't feel any personal touch with the waiters there. We stood there quite a while and the waiter just busy with his work at the counter, never be bothered to place us on the seat. Until we asked, he just pointed and said you can sit anywhere you like. I have to stood and asked for a check, and that's all. Quite disappointed with a five star hotel and five star good without a five star service. I bet other celebrities who had visited the hotel won't be treated this way. What a shame


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I experienced a number of disappointments during our stay, so it's difficult to see how the hotel has a five star rating; A VERY poor quality meal in the bar; my wife and I ordered two different types of fish, both of which were very over looked. The French fries that came with one of the fish dishes were limp and soggy; Breakfast was also a disappointment; a 'double espresso macchiato' ordered on three separate occasions came as three different drinks (I could understand if it's different in Portugal from Italy, but it should at least be coaiatent) The shower in our bedroom would change temperature at will after having been set to a comfortable heat, it then changad to cold then very hot and back again. A very uncomfortable experience. So all in all, a disappointing experience at a hotel that I hopes would be worth of its five stars....

AGS677 - London, England, United Kingdom

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