Belmond Reid's Palace

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  • Fabulous spa treatments using ingredients native to Madeira
  • Michelin-starred restaurant
  • World-famous exceptional service

Belmond Reid's Palace


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 sub-tropical 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 in a Junior Suite Garden with a semi-private terrace overlooking the gardens. The Superior Suite has an extra sitting area and sea views.



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Key information

Perched on a clifftop amongst 10 acres of sub-tropical gardens, just a 10-minute walk from the promenade which stretches along the resort, and a 10-minute drive from the Old Town

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes’ private transfer from Madeira airport
Rooms: 158

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: 4 nights 28 Dec-04 Jan.

Accommodation information

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

What's included

Breakfast on the Pool Terrace.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £89 • Breakfast on the Pool Terrace • Dinner at a choice of restaurants.

*Denotes local charge