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Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Funchal


★★★★★5 star
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Set in ten acres of beautiful gardens and with enviable views over the Atlantic, Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel, enjoys a superb location in Funchal.

For more than a century Reid's Palace has been one of the world's most famous hotels and for today's discerning guest it offers the ideal combination of old world charm, attentive service and the best in modern amenities.

The atmosphere has changed little and whilst retaining appeal for traditional guests, it has broadened its attraction to satisfy the ever increasing number of younger clientele and now features a wonderful spa and a range of clubs and activities for children.

Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and there's an excellent variety of fine restaurants including the Michelin star William a la carte restaurant, plus lounges and bars. Reid's famous afternoon tea has been served since the opening of the hotel in 1891.

This is a truly magical place.

Family Rooms

Reid's Palace will guarantee interconnecting rooms subject to availability.

Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

  • Adapted rooms available
  • Babysitting
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness room
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Kids club (supervised)
  • On-site Watersports
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Spa/Wellness centre
  • Sports
  • Tennis courts
  • Wifi in public areas

Superior Garden or Ocean View contains a Balcony or Patio, Bath with Shower, Safe (no charge), Wifi (no charge)

Deluxe Ocean View contains a Balcony or Patio, Bath with Shower, Safe (no charge), Wifi (no charge)

Superior Suite Garden or Ocean View contains a Balcony, Bath with Shower, Safe (no charge), Sitting Area, Wifi (no charge)

Deluxe Junior Suite Ocean View contains a Balcony, Bath with Shower, Safe (no charge), Wifi (no charge)

Family Room Garden View contains a Bath with Shower, Safe (no charge), Semi-Private Terrace, Wifi (no charge)

This restaurant is blessed with magnificent sea views. Enjoy the extensive gourmet menu on offer made with Madeira’s finest seasonal ingredients influenced by modern and international cuisine.

Open- 7.30pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday.

The cocktail bar is the perfect place to treat the palette to a stylish aperitif or simply wind down and plan you next adventure. Sample local Madeira wine or a mouth-watering mojito.

Discover this charming slice of Italian life on the edge of the Atlantic. The hotels hilltop location gives the restaurant the most spectacular sea views. Enjoy dinner in the famed restaurant or on the open air terrace.

Open 7pm – 10.30pm.

When it’s time to quench your thirst after a day by the pool the pool terrace is the most convenient way. Swap your sun lounger for a deckchair and indulge in a fabulous lunch. The extensive hot and cold buffet is full of delights and specialities from the grill.

Lunch 12.30pm – 3pm.

Light snacks and drinks available throughout the day 10am – 7pm. (8pm in summer).

The Garden Room has fantastic views over the pool and sea. It offers an ideal place to start the day made even more special by the attentive and friendly staff. Delicious buffet breakfasts are served with fresh juices and champagne.

A favourite British tradition brought to life in Madeira. Choose from delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade pastries accompanied by a choice of 24 teas or an indulgent glass of champagne.

Served from 3pm – 5.30pm in the lounge and terrace.

34.50 Euros per person. Advance reservation is recommended.

*Dress code smart casual

Experience total relaxation and rejuvenate in the hands of skilled expert therapists. Be transported to a world of tranquillity and calm and allow all cares to drift away. Madeira is brimming with botanical beauty and a soft sea breeze which is reflected through the treatments on offer. Each treatment room boasts sea views and a private terrace. Belmond spa uses only world class top quality brands in their signature services and indulgence programmes. Children’s treatments are also available. *Advanced reservation is required.

Start the day early with an invigorating work out or head to the gym for a light stretch after a day relaxing by the pool. The fully equipped gym with everything you need is available free of charge to guests as well as the sauna and steam room for a refreshing finish. The hotel has two tennis courts and tuition available Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm (advance booking is required). Guests can also enjoy hiking, boat excursions, water sports and golf organised from the hotel.

Not only a paradise for adults but for children as well, Belmond Reid’s palace caters to every small detail to ensure every guest has the ultimate experience. Small touches such as a welcome teddy bear for every child, specially decorated linen and furniture, special kids toiletries and children’s menus makes them feel special, they won’t want to leave. Fun@reids for children ages 3 – 9 is supervised by ‘Reid’s Angels’ child-minders, activities include the indoor play space, thatched play house and tennis courts as well as a dedicated children’s pool. For the older children and teens Fun@Reid’s Teens club has a soundproofed technology room with Wii consoles, Playstations, Macs and internet access to keep them entertained, and a great way to meet new friends.

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Hotel Summary

belmond reids palace, exterior

Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel


ROOMS: 158


NEAREST AIRPORT: Funchal Airport

TRANSFER TIME: Approx 30 minutes


Ideal for Families
Good for Golf
Romantic Hotel
Recommended Spa


Ideal for Families

Good for Golf

Romantic Hotel

Recommended Spa

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Jess Gibson’s blog details the 100 year celebrations and her enjoyment of warm perfectly baked scones during this landmark hotel’s world famous afternoon tea

Perfect for tea on the terrace