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Belmond Reid's Palace
Madeira, PortugalEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Belmond Reid's Palace
Venerable 19th-century palatial hotel perched on a rocky point while boasting magnificent ocean views.
As much a destination as Madeira, Belmond Reid's Palace presides over 10 acres of colorful terraced gardens studded with fragrant hydrangeas, gardenias and geraniums cascading down the hillside to the craggy ocean shore. Hotel amenities include saline and freshwater pools, sea access via a bathing jetty, tennis courts and a fitness center. Sublime signature spa treatments like pampering Caviar massages or a 4-hour Botanical Indulgence therapy featuring lemongrass baths, papaya body scrubs and banana-leaf wraps are a must-do. Rooms are elegantly furnished in soothing creamy hues with sizable private balconies, sitting areas and marble bathrooms. The Reid's dining options are equal in their excellence and range from the formal Edwardian Dining Room's lavish soirees to refined French cuisine at Les Faunes and hearty Italian dishes on the outdoor terrace at Villa Cipriani with spectacular panoramic views to boot.
High tea (between 3:30pm and 5pm) is a treasured British tradition not to be missed at the Reid's. Advanced pre-booking is mandatory to secure the most coveted seats on the Tea Terrace. €33.50 per person.
For a change of scenery, book an outdoor therapy suite with private whirlpool for your spa treatment.
Arrive at Madeira Airport (FCN) which is about 14 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 25 minutes of travel time.Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Three Outdoor Pools
- Sea Access
- Sun Terrace
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Steam Room
- Tennis Courts
- Kids' Amenities
- Balconies or Patios
- Flat-screen TVs
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Satellite Channels
- DVD Players
- Marble Bathrooms
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Turndown Service
- Two Restaurants
- Outdoor Dining
- Max occupancy is 2 adults + 1 child under 12
- Daily buffet breakfast
- VIP Treatment in the room upon arrival
- Mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks
Why We Love Madeira
The volcanic Portuguese island has been dubbed the Hawaii of the Atlantic and is traversed by deep gorges, rugged mountains and thriving fruit plantations. Thousands of species of plant life turn the Madeira into a veritable botanical garden for hikers and nature fans to explore.
Av. do Infante 17-19, Funchal, Madeira.
Where to Drink: Tucked behind the Museu de Arte Sacra, grab a shady spot on Café do Museu's outdoor patio. Away from crowds, the terrace faces a quaint main square great for sipping a potent Caipirinha.
Praça Municipio, Praça Municipio 9000-073, Funchal.
Where to Shop: Immerse yourself in the local culture and spend a morning at the Mercado dos Lavradores. Around 7am the market comes alive with fishermen, farmers peddling a bevy of wares from regional produce and seafood to woven baskets, ceramics and handmade crafts. Open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8pm.
Largo dos Lavradores 9060-158, Funchal.
Outdoor Excursion: Zip down from the high-altitude town of Monte to Funchal in a historical wicker-sided toboggan mounted on wooden skids called carro de cesto. Two drivers steer, brake and keep you safe while you careen valley-ward across slippery cobblestones. €30 per two person sled.
Why Go Now
Festival de Jardins do Funchal (Garden Festival)
Outdoor spaces, large and small gardens are ablaze with colorful bloom promoting the city's horticulture.
April 24 - May 4, 2014
Weeklong event held under the purple-blossomed jacaranda trees on Avenida Arriaga. Browse stands, attend literary seminars, visit exhibitions and hear live musical entertainment.
Avenida Arriaga, Funchal.
May 3 - 4, 2014
Festa de Limão
Festival revolving around the island's most important crop and underscored by impromptu folk music jam sessions.
Santana, Parish of Ilha.