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Belmond Reid's Palace

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Description


Set on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Funchal and Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid’s Palace has been a standard-bearer for excellence on Madeira for over a century. Its roll-call of celebrities began with Empress Elisabeth I of Austria – and in its timeless atmosphere, you still almost expect to spot Winston Churchill taking Afternoon Tea on the terrace or George Bernard Shaw mastering the tango on the lawn. The lush gardens, where hanging vines merge with glorious geraniums, hibiscus and salvias, invite you to bask in the island’s sub-tropical climate, while in many of the guest rooms and suites, delicate pastel tones, original Anglo-Portuguese furnishings and carved wooden antiques reinforce the traditional ambience. The hotel's gourmet William Restaurant, boasting splendid panoramic views of the coastline, has recently earned a Michelin Star and offers the most exquisite, contemporary cuisine for dinner, using fresh, seasonal ingredients, while the range of leisure facilities includes tennis courts with professional instruction, swimming pools, a spa, fitness room, boutique and a children's club.

Details:+
  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:The perfect place for the entire family to unwind
  • Feature:One of the pools is built into a cliff at sea level
  • Rooms:163 rooms & suites
  • Location:Funchal , Madeira , Portugal
  • Star rating:5 Star
  • Nearest airport:Funchal Airport
Belmond Reid's Palace Exterior
Amenities
Location and transfer

30 minutes from Funchal Airport by private car transfer.

Pricing

Stay 7 nights from £1,000 p.p. (Low Season) and from £1,450 p.p. (High Season) in a Classic Room, including breakfast & transfers. Flights available at an additional cost.

Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and the current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

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Accommodation:+

All rooms and suites feature a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks and water, flat-screen television, DVD player, wi-fi and wired internet connection (complimentary in suites), iPod docking station and an electronic safe. For added comfort bathrobes, slippers, a pillow menu and luxurious bath amenities are provided in each room. 

Classic Room:+
  • Size: 23m²
  • Room View: Partial Sea View
  • Facilities: Classic Rooms feature either one king-size or two twin beds, a luxury bathroom and a private balcony.
Superior Room:+
  • Size: 26m²
  • Room View: Sea or Garden
  • Facilities: Superior Rooms feature either one king-size or two twin beds, a luxury bathroom and either a private balcony or patio.
Deluxe Room:+
  • Size: Approx 31m²
  • Room View: Ocean or garden
  • Facilities: The Deluxe Rooms are located in the most sought-after locations and offer either a large covered balcony with ocean view, or semi-private patio overlooking the gardens. The rooms are decorated with light, stylish fabrics and are equipped with mini-bars (with complimentary water and soft drinks).
Junior Suite:+
  • Size: 37m²
  • Room View: Sea
  • Facilities: These suites are beautifully appointed, offering a bedroom, a large living area and a luxury bathroom with a separate shower and bath.
Superior Suite:+
  • Size: 43m²
  • Room View: Sea or Garden
  • Facilities: Superior Suites are beautifully appointed, offering a large bedroom area, a separate sitting area and a luxury bathroom with a separate shower and bath.
Deluxe Suite:+
  • Size: 53m²
  • Room View: Views over the gardens to the ocean
  • Facilities: Deluxe Suites offer either one king-size bed or two twin beds and are equipped with mini-bars (with complimentary water and soft drinks) and come with use of in-room movies and daily buffet breakfast served in the Garden Room.
Presidential Suite:+
  • Facilities: The Presidential Suites are decorated with light, fresh fabrics and offer one spacious bedroom with a private bathroom, a second luxury bathroom, a kitchenette and a generously-sized sitting room.
Dining:+

The hotel has several dining options, including a fine dining restaurant with a Michelin Star and an Italian restaurant.

The Dining Room:+
  • Cuisine: Fine dining
  • Setting: The Dining Room reflects an era of glamour, with magnificent pillars, crystal chandeliers and dazzlingly elegant décor.
  • Dress Code: Formal: jacket and tie for gentlemen.
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
Ristorante Villa Cipriani:+
  • Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
  • Setting: Ristorante Villa Cipriani is an informal Italian restaurant where you can enjoy the best of delicious Italian cuisine with wonderful sea views from the open-air terrace.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
William Restaurant:+
  • Cuisine: Gourmet international cuisine
  • Setting: Enjoy the relaxed ambience of this Michelin Star restaurant, offering spectacular views of Funchal Bay and the harbour.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
Pool Terrace:+
  • Cuisine: Various
  • Setting: Enjoy delightful cuisine beside the hotel's pool.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
The Garden Room:+
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Setting: Start your day with views of the pool and the sea while you enjoy breakfast and even a glass of Champagne if you wish.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
Tea Terrace:+
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
  • Setting: Indulge in afternoon tea on the terrace and enjoy the excellent panoramic views.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
Leisure:+
Family

From excursions such as dolphin-watching and Jeep safaris, to the children’s hangers in the wardrobes, Belmond Reid’s Palace has everything covered for families. Children receive a drawing kit on arrival, but the real fun starts at the Fun@Reid’s programme with indoor and outdoor play areas for 3 to 9-year-olds. This is enhanced by the  Fun@Reid's Teenagers for 10 to 18-year-olds where there are Apple Mac computers and free internet access, as well as plasma televisions linked up to PlayStations and Wii, so that a variety of games can be played.

Golfing

Guests are entitled to reduced green fees and guaranteed tee-off times at Palheiro Golf and Santo da Serra located nearby. A complimentary scheduled shuttle service runs for hotel guests (subject to availability).

Health & Fitness

Dedicated to the rejuvenation of body, mind and soul, The Spa at Belmond Reid's Palace offers indulgent treatments by La  Prairie, YTSARA, Aromatherapy Associates and LaStone, and breathtaking views from the terraces.

This is an independent review written by LuxuryBARED. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Elegant Resorts.

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