Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel, Funchal, Madeira

You’ll find there’s something delightfully traditional about this famous Belmond hotel, with its emphasis on exceptional service. It is, after all, a Palace.

Not that there’s anything old fashioned about the Reid’s Palace spa. Or anything even remotely stuffy about the way it goes about pampering its guests – whether they be sports-mad 30-somethings, fun-seeking teenagers or travelers with altogether more experience of the world.

Nevertheless, Belmond Reid’s Palace is a hotel in the grand manner, with all the luxuries and traditions associated with the golden age of the Belmond. It stands high on a cliff, looking imperiously out to sea. Its white edifice and red tiled roofs are a local landmark, whilst its well established sub-tropical gardens, with a spa tucked away amongst the trees, have achieved international recognition. An accolade that applies to almost every facet of the Palace – especially its restaurants, including the sublime, Edwardian dining room.

Belmond Reid’s Palace, at a glance

  • Stunning cliff top setting overlooking rolling Atlantic Ocean
  • Conveniently close to  Funchal
  • Choice of 128 spacious guest rooms and 35 glorious suites
  • All with king-size beds, marble bathrooms and sea or garden view balconies
  • Suites have all of the above plus sitting rooms/areas
  • Restaurants include the grand Edwardian Dining Room, the Ristorante Villa Cipriani, Les Faunes overlooking the bay, the al fresco Brisa do Mar
  • Garden room, cocktail bar and pool and tea terraces

For leisure and pleasure

  • No less then three swimming pools
  • Palace spa with ocean views and world class treatments for women, men and children
  • Sauna, steam room and fitness center
  • Two tennis courts with coach
  • Scuba diving and windsurfing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Garden and Levada walks
  • Excursions arranged, including: boat trips, countryside hiking, Jeep safaris, helicopter tours, whale and dolphin spotting
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