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Belmond Reid's Palace
Ranked #5 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2009

Recently returned from our 4th visit to Reids Hotel in Madeira and yet again had a fabulous holiday. The moment we stepped through the front door it was if we had not been away. Little touches like the staff recognising us and knowing our name was very welcoming. The Manager greeted us and also welcomed us back. Reids have a strong, hands on Management Team who are all very approachable and most helpful. We attended the Hogmanay Gala Dinner again which was superb and the service throughout the dinner was excellent. Afterwards we had a brilliant viewing point from the Briso do Mare outside restaurant area of the fireworks over Funchal. Anyone wondering about going to Reids, go for it - " It is simply the best "

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Reviewed 12 January 2009

I have stayed at many hotels during my career as an airline flight crew, and later as an airline Operations Manager. Reids Palace was superb; food, service, health centre and gymnasium, extensive grounds where one could always find a quiet place.

Staff were particularly kind, helpful, yet unobtrusive.

We went for a quiet relaxing holiday, and got it!

Thank you Reids

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank IdaOxfordUK
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Reviewed 6 January 2009

My lovely wife and I spent a wonderful week in the Reid's Palace. Its service is perfect from the beginning, when checking. Also room service, restaurant services, and everything you can imagine is well organized, very friendly and extremely responsive. Its Infrastructure is superb, especially the magnificent garden and pool area. And lot of variation and highest quality for Food and Beverage. Here I want to mention specifically the Villa Cipriani restaurant. This is certainly the place to be and more importantly to return.
As soon as WLAN will be available in all rooms, I wouldn't have any issue for improvement anymore.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank Francis K
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Reviewed 15 December 2008

After a lot of traveling, both for business and pleasure, we finally found a hotel, where we always would like to come back.
The Reid's Palace distinguishes itself by a superb location, a beautiful view, quietness, cleanness and is filled with atmosphere.
One must not forget to mention the extraordinary service, which begins at the reception and ends with the maid. The kitchen is also outstanding.
Next time we are going to bring some of our friends!

Thank you very much, Ellis & Kurt Wittenhagen, Denmark.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank wittenhagen
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Reviewed 7 November 2008

Cannot fault a thing. Not the cheapest place to stay but worth every £. Great ambiance, service, food, drinks and afternoon tea. Clean, spacious and slick. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank DocP127
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Reviewed 31 October 2008

There are many good hotels, some hotels are exceptionally good but there is only one Reid’s.
Reid’s offer unashamed luxury.
Staff at Reid’s are, without doubt the friendliest and the most efficient we have ever come into contact with, that is not to say that staff at other hotels we have visited are anything other than superb, but Reid’s people are perfect.
The public areas are opulent, tranquil and absolutely faultless.
We usually stay in the same room when we visit Reid’s but we’re sure all rooms have the same luxurious facilities maintained to the same impeccable standard.
Dining at Reid’s is a most pleasurable experience in the hotel’s elegant restaurants and dining rooms.
The leisure facilities are excellent with splendid swimming pools and relaxing “basking areas”. The gardens are magnificent, they are well manicured and extensive and strolling through reminds one of the halcyon days of yesteryear.
Reid’s is not inexpensive but it is exceptional value for money.


Gloucestershire UK.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank brian_stimson
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Reviewed 28 October 2008

We desperately needed a week break from business and Madeira ticked all the boxes, short haul, some sunshine and an aversion to young "lagerlouts".
Reids palace was actually our second choice, the Cliff Bay Hotel being fully booked. However, this turned out to be a bonus as we were extremely impressed from the moment we entered. We prefer hotels with individuality and character, which Reids has heaps of.
On arrival we received a free room upgrade to room 918, top floor, with the most stunning views over Funchal and the harbour.
Every staff member was impeccably presented and the service was outstanding. Nothing was an effort and they obviously took pride in their work which was a joy and is a credit to the management.
The breakfast buffet was impressive, plenty of choice and all very fresh. As we prefer to sample restaurants outside hotels, we only dined once, in Les Faunes. Sadly, although the restaurant was only half full, for some unknown reason we were seated in the furthermost corner, with limited view over Funchal. We also were rather disappointed with the food which we thought overpriced, but as we are rather spoilt in Jersey with an abundance of good quality restaurants and seafood, we put this down to our fussiness. As for the dress code, we do enjoy the opportunity to dress for dinner in this day and age and I think there is enough information throughout the hotel advising on the expected attire, so there can be little excuse for complaint.
The hotel gardens and pools were wonderful and the hotel provided us with exactly the desired relaxing break expected and we will certainly return.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Funchal
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#3 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#5 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#5 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#5 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: £244 - £467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Reid's Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on cliff tops overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean, this legendary hotel has, for over a century, been a standard-bearer for excellence. The hotel is located on 10 acres of subtropical gardens, boasts enviable access to the sea and is within walking distance of Funchal's shops, restaurants and night-life. With its reputation for excellence and discreet service, Belmond Reid's Palace is the ideal place at which to relax and be pampered. ... more   less 
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Reid`s Palace By Orient-Express Hotel Funchal
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