Resort Assessment: Belmond Reid’s Palace, Funchal, Madeira

Set in sub-tropical gardens, with a elegant view over the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid’s Palace Resort has for greater than a century been the last word place for royalty, Hollywood stars, politicians, writers, and entertainers corresponding to  Winston Churchill, Karl von Habsburg, and Roger Moore. Opened in 1891, the lodge has been refurbished and expanded over the years, lastly being bought by the Orient Specific luxurious lodge chain and propelled into the 21st century as a singular and beautiful 5 star lodge.

Who for?

Prosperous holidaymakers on the lookout for luxurious in a tranquil setting. The lodge is surprisingly family-friendly too, with a kids’s pool, indoor play area, and a soundproofed expertise room for the teenagers. The Reid’s Angels will take cost of entertaining your children while you exit and discover.


Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel: presidential suite

presidential suite (c) Belmond Reid’s Palace Resort

The lodge has 163 rooms and suites, fantastically designed, providing old-world allure and complex class, many with non-public balconies and views of the botanic gardens and sea. Rooms within the lodge have a traditional decor, with calming tones and floral prints. Many rooms have balconies and views of the Atlantic Ocean, and that sea breeze is divine throughout a siesta. Loos are marble, and embrace luxurious cosmetics.


swimming pool (c) Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel

swimming pool (c) Belmond Reid’s Palace Resort

The tranquil spa at Belmond Reid’s Palace presents an ocean view and personal terrace for every remedy room. The indoor-outdoor remedy suite options its personal non-public whirlpool. There are contemporary and saltwater swimming swimming pools, a health membership, and tennis courts, all set inside a number of acres of verdant gardens.

Meals and Drink

Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel: romantic dining

romantic eating (c) Belmond Reid’s Palace Resort

Within the dazzlingly elegant Eating room, you’ll dine beneath twinkling chandeliers and amidst miniature palm timber. On the extra modern William Restaurant, with its wrap-around home windows and panoramic views of the ocean and Funchal Bay, gourmand favourites have a brand new twist: we had been served lobster and duck amuse bouche, adopted by roast suckling pig, and a trio of deserts. The fervour fruit brûlée was particularly intense in its flavour, and the sommelier sensitively matched every dish with native Madeiran wines.

What’s Close by

Take the carry or the steps all the way down to the foot of the cliff and secluded bathing terraces on the sting of the Atlantic Ocean or be a part of a guided tour of the gardens. All of the sights of Funchal lie a 30 minute stroll from the lodge, or you may take the lodge’s personal bus. From the harbour, be a part of a whale-watching tour, or discover town’s iconic church buildings and museums. Wander the winding, slim streets, or take the cable automobile as much as Monte and its spectacular gardens.

Journey Information: 24 Hours in Funchal, Madeira


Excessive velocity web is out there within the rooms and all through the lodge.

Room Charges

Rooms begin at 315 euros.

Worth for Cash

Particular presents for 4 nights or extra take pleasure in a 15% saving. Keep for seven nights and revel in a free airport taxi switch, complementary bottle of Madeira, afternoon tea, and three dinners for 2. A second room for kids below 18, is out there at 50% low cost.

Getting There

Belmond Reid’s Palace Resort is a 30 minute switch from Funchal airport by taxi. A shuttle bus and minibus are additionally out there.

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