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Take a botanical tour through the resort’s subtropical gardens, visit an ocean-front golf course, or go hiking in Madeira’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to spot rare flora and fauna

Why we like it

  • Iconic clifftop location in Madeira, close to Funchal
  • Take afternoon tea on a scenic balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Live Fado and jazz evening held on Thursdays and Fridays
  • With two heated pools and a year-round warm climate, Belmond Reid’s Palace is great for winter sun 

About Belmond Reid’s Palace

Belmond Reid’s Palace boasts supreme views over Madeira’s most delightful scenes. Subtropical trees reaching up from the surrounding gardens frame Funchal Harbour and the Atlantic horizon perfectly. As well as the picturesque setting, this stylish hotel provides the epitome of luxury and service. 

Suites are named after historical visitors. Most notably Winston Churchill, who came to write in peace, and George Bernard Shaw, who learnt the tango here. Enjoy local Madeiran textiles throughout, as well as plenty of space and your own scenic balcony. You’ll find some of Funchal’s most-esteemed restaurants on the grounds too. Michelin-starred William offers a taste of contemporary fine dining, while the tone is more traditional at The Dining Room. The attraction of Ristorante Villa Cipriani is the outdoor sea-view setting, or you can unwind on a poolside terrace for a more relaxed meal. 

The three swimming pools offer seawater and heated options, and you can also head down to the sea-level platform to gaze out over ocean. Kids will find complimentary toiletries and slippers at the room and a huge range of activities are offered at Fun@Reid’s Kids’ Club. Adults can stay in shape at the fitness centre and tennis courts or indulge in therapeutic spa treatments. Meanwhile, the whole family can enjoy exploring central Funchal, Madeira’s many beaches and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the north of the island.