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.
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