An elegant world-class retreat perched high on a rocky hillside with spectacular Atlantic Ocean views.
This classic and luxurious retreat has been welcoming guests for over a century. The hotel is renowned around the world for its exceptional service, and is highly sophisticated yet never stuffy. Stroll through the beautiful subtropical gardens and you’ll find the chic spa tucked away behind the trees. Make your way down to the sea-level terrace and admire the views, or pick a shady spot by one of the three pools. After a relaxed lunch at the pool terrace, enjoy some tennis or golf coaching.
The hotel’s afternoon tea is deservedly world-famous – in the lounge or outside on the terrace, you’ll enjoy a selection of freshly baked scones, home-made pastries and dainty sandwiches alongside premium quality teas. There’s a range of fine dining options here; the Michelin-starred William Restaurant serves modern European cuisine with international influences, overlooking the Funchal coast; the glamorous Dining Room sparkles with crystal chandeliers and lively themed evenings, while Ristorante Villa Cipriani has excellent Italian dishes on the open-air terrace.
The elegant rooms overlook the botanical gardens or sea. Classic Rooms have partial sea views from the balcony. Book a Superior or a larger Deluxe Room for a balcony or terrace with either garden or sea views, or upgrade for more space and comfort to a Junior Suite Garden with a semi-private terrace overlooking the gardens. The Superior Suite has an extra sitting area and sea views.
Perched on a clifftop among 10 acres of subtropical gardens, just a 10-minute walk from the promenade which stretches along the resort, and a 10-minute drive from the Old Town
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Belmond Reid's Palace is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 8th in the Top 25 Hotels in Portugal.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 6 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan.
158 rooms and suites
• Try the spa’s Garden of Roses ritual to leave your skin toned and delicately scented* • Book a private four-course Moonlight Dinner, served by your own private butler*.
4 restaurants, cocktail bar
Breakfast on the Pool Terrace.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £83 • Breakfast on the Pool Terrace • Dinner at a choice of restaurants.
*Denotes local charge