Belmond Reid's Palace

Madeira, Portugal

Set in stunning subtropical gardens overlooking Funchal Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean is the legendary Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira. The gardens are internationally renowned, and now feature a spa tucked in among the trees.

At a Glance

  • Beautiful accommodation that embraces the warm tones and old-world charm of Madeira, whilst enjoying contemporary comfort and stunning views of the ocean.

  • An easy 15 minute walk from the hotel to the old town of Funchal

  • A well equipped and vibrant Kids Club for children aged 3 - 9 years.

  • All children receive a teddy bear on arrival along with other great in-room family friendly features.

  • Hire one of the hotels very own boats to either sail or motor the beautiful coastline.

Couples, Family, Beach, Culture

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Description

For more than a century, Belmond Reid's Palace has been the ultimate place to stretch out in the sun and relax. Over the years they have honed the art of pampering for every single guest. Whether a young child or a centenarian, a fun-seeking teenager or a sports-mad 30-something, there are activities both within the hotel’s estate and beyond to keep you on the go.  Madeira is a true all year round destination.  A superb location with an easy 15 minute walk in to the port and pretty old town of Funchal.  There is also a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the town center if you wish to save your legs for exploring the quaint streets of Funchal.

A perfect setting for both couples and families there is plenty for everyone.  With three luxury pools (two of those heated) you can stretch out in the sun and enjoy the stunning views of the ocean as well as having the pool terrace close by for refreshments through the day.  Or just amble down to the sea level platform to cool off in the clear blue waters.  Two tennis courts and fitness center will the keep the active among you satisfied and the in-resort exclusive Reid's Boutique with keep the shopaholics occupied.  This can all be enjoyed knowing that your children are in the safe hands at the Fun@Reid's Children's Club, with their own children's pool, thatched playhouse, play area and activities, available for 3 to 9 year olds between 10am and 5pm.

Belmond Reid’s Palace gardeners ensure that the garden is a riot of color throughout the year. Featuring trees from all over the world, alongside flowering shrubs, including hibiscus, bougainvillea, mimosa, wisteria and rhododendron, and a rich variety of the brilliant flowers that have earned Madeira its title as the ‘Garden of the Atlantic’.  The gardens are synonymous with Belmond Reid’s Palace and in bygone days a walk in the garden would bring you upon Sir Winston Churchill reflecting on his memoirs, or Sir George Bernard Shaw mastering the finer points of the tango on the lawns.

Belmond Reid's Palace love to give their guests a taste of the true Madeira with a Tukxi Grand Tour of Funchal, a half-day Levada walk of your choice and a Catamaran sea excursion.

Please note, Belmond Reid’s Palace request that gentlemen wear a jacket and tie for the general manager's weekly reception.

Accommodation

Belmond Reid’s Palace has 163 rooms in total (128 rooms and 35 suites), each one is individually decorated with luxurious furnishings with an emphasis on traditional style with modern comforts. The en-suite bathrooms are lavishly furnished with marble fittings and each room has a balcony or patio with views of the sea or garden.

There is a great choice of interconnecting family friendly rooms.  Children under 12 stay free when sharing a room with their parents on the same board basis with a maximum of one child per bedroom. 

Superior room

Decorated in delicate pastel shades with antique-style furniture, Superior Rooms ooze style and tranquility.

Embrace the temperate climate of Madeira with an alfresco dinner for two on your balcony or private patio, overlooking the crystal-blue sea or the lush botanical gardens.

Deluxe Room

With their very own living space they include large covered balconies offering great sea views or patios overlooking the gardens.

Suites

A selection of beautifully appointed Suites are available at Reid's Palace, each including exquisite seperate living areas having been beautifully styled with their own unique decor.  Allowing you to rest in pure luxury with stunning views across the Atlantic.

Childcare

Children of all ages are warmly welcomed at Belmond Reid’s Palace with a nice touch of each receiving a teddy bear on arrival. There are plenty of facilities for children to enjoy during their stay, including children's toiletries, bathrobes and slippers with decorated bed linen and their own wardrobe space.

There's lots of fun to be had at the hotels very own children's club Fun@Reid's for children aged 3 to 9 years.  With its own children's pool, an extended outdoor playground and thatched playhouse, as well as exploring the sub-tropical gardens.  They can enjoy the nature scavenger hunt, jewelry making with pasta and paining stones.  

Fun@Reid's for teens provides a sound proof room with Wii consoles, PlayStations and internet access. Both the Villa Cipriani Restaurant and the Pool Restaurant feature a children's menu, as well as Room Service. There is also a babysitting service available at an extra charge should you require it.

Facilities

Belmond Reid’s Palace has a superb selection of up to five restaurants and two bars. Whether you want to have a light lunch at the Pool Terrace or afternoon tea at the Tea Terrace, you will be well looked after and fed during your stay. The William Restaurant won its first Michelin star in November 2016. The alfresco terrace at Ristorante Villa Cipriani is the perfect setting to enjoy sumptuous Italian cuisine whilst admiring the sunset views. With the stylish Cocktail Bar also offering light meals throughout the evening. 

The restaurants have something for all ages. Little guests will find special menus in Ristorante Villa Cipriani and the Pool Restaurant.  Supervised lunch is available from 1pm to 2pm at a special price of €15 for children, who will choose from a dedicated Kids’ Menu. Upon request, bookable before 11:30am on the same day.  They can also enjoy a supervised dinner at Ristorante Villa Cipriani from 6:30pm. After dinner, fun goes on in the Teens’ Room, where they can play videogames or watch a movie. Around 10pm, parents may collect their children. Upon request, bookable before 3pm on the same day.

Activities

Complimentary for every guest you can experience the true taste of Madeira with a Tukxi Grand Tour of Funchal, a half-day Levada walk of your choice and a Catamaran sea excursion.

Funchal these days is a thriving cosmopolitan city with lots of extraordinary things on offer for all ages.  There are a whole host of activities to help you experience the real Madeira.  Enjoy a  guided tour of the hotels very own botanical gardens. Take a 4x4 jeep excursion straight from the hotel to watch the sun rise from Madeira's highest peak whilst a private butler will be there to serve you breakfast. Madeira is know as a hikers paradise, so why not experience it for yourself and explore the local mountains, coastal trails and dramatic cliffs.  Or hire one of the hotels boats and take to the waters on your very own adventure along the coastline.

A vast variety of watersports are available from diving the crystal clear waters, surfing the waves, swimming with dolphins, whale watching, paragliding the coast.  Or enjoy long day excursions through the mountain woods, cable car rides to the botanical gardens and the village of Monte, where you can  also experience the world famous and thrilling toboggan rides down through the winding village streets.

There is also plenty for Golf lovers too, with a 45 hole championship course ready to practice your swing. 

Services

The hotel has three swimming pools, two heated, one with fresh water and one salt water.  There is a tidal pool, sea access and a children's pool.  Also on site is a fitness center and two tennis courts.  The Spa at Belmond Reid’s Palace is dedicated to the rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. There is a large range of treatments on offer to leave you feeling relaxed and energised.

Location & Directions

Madeira, Portugal

Belmond Reid's Palace is perched majestically on the cliff top above Funchal Bay on the south coast of Madeira.

When to go

Madeira has a Mediterranean climate. May to September sees the least rainfall. January and February can sometimes feel chilly, and you can expect to be rained on, but the bungalows and public rooms are heated making this a year round destination.

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