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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 tÍte-ŗ-tÍte 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 8 hours ago

On arrival we were given a warm welcome, a brief tour of the hotel and shown to our beautiful room with a large terrace boasting an amazing view of the bay. Like stepping back in time with elegant rooms and furnishings but with all modern conveniences, the Reid's staff are determined to make your holiday special and show obvious pride in their hotel. We were on half board which is very good value if you are happy to dine in the hotel (why wouldn't you be!). The first evening we had booked into a dinner dance in the Dining room. Photos of this dining room on the internet give no appreciation of the sheer elegance of this room. The quality of the food and service is outstanding and transports you back to the days of elegant dining. Dining at the Villa Cipriani restaurant next door to the hotel or the William Michelin Star restaurant within the hotel, is also included. Both very different experiences but shouldn't be missed. Breakfast by the pool coudn't be bettered. Fresh fruit, cheeses, cold meats, cereals, a range of cooked eggs, bacon, etc, etc. and that is before you start on the cooked menu. Eggs Royale perfectly cooked. Smoked salmon of the highest quality. We took the shuttle bus to Funchal and booked a morning trip to the famous gardens. The day before the garden trip we were told that we were the only ones who had booked. Was it cancelled? No, the hotel provided a limosine to take us there, driven by a charming Lady driver who was happy to show us some sights on the way - and all for less than the charge for the original trip. Many reviews have commented on the preponderance of older visitors to this hotel. That is probably because they keep returning. When we were there the younger visitors seemed to enjoy the experience just as much. Others may be put off because they think the hotel will be too formal. It is definitely not. Staff are helpful and friendly and take a pride in remembering your name. The atmosphere coulldn't be more relaxed. Downsides? It has to end and you have to go home!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We love staying with you and becoming more human by the end of our stay. If you want to have a retreat from the world, there is no better place to go. Everyone who works at REIDS helps to make it a very special holiday with kindness and warmth. Thank you.

kneadingpeople - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I shared a wonderful meal with my daughter and her husband who live a few minutes away from Belmont Reid’s Palace. A superb evening with panoramic views, great food, wines and service. Thank you to all, please give it a try

lindahiskey - Appledore, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here for 4 nights for a long weekend in Madeira and thoroughly enjoyed it. It sa alike going back to 1950s riviera! The terrace area has gorgeous views of the sea below and the poolside is a perfect backdrop to morning breakfasts. The service was impeccable - the staff were happy to get us firmer pillows and my boyfriend was even treated to champagne and cake on his birthday during our stay! The facilities are also excellent. We tried tennis, aqua aerobics and had a massage during our stay. Make sure you book afternoon tea on the terrace early though - we sadly didn't book far enough in advance and it was fully booked by the time we got round to asking. There's no better place to stay than here!

hazthegr8 - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Just returned from a visit to Reids Palace, our previous visit was fourteen years before. The hotel has changed very little, it still has that relaxed ambience and style that is Reids Palace. The staff are very friendly and courteous and will do anything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. A stay at Reids Palace is a must and a very important part of the Madeira experience.

Brian N - Brentwood, United Kingdom

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