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Capturing the essence of grandeur, Reid's Palace is a supremely elegant and stylish Orient-Express hotel with breathtaking views of Funchal's bay. Situated on a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by ten acres of subtropical gardens, this hotel offers a fabulous ocean front spa and direct access to the sea.
Exuding character and charm, Reid's Palace has been providing superb service and quality accommodation for over a hundred years, welcoming the likes of Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw. Traditional splendour is effortlessly reinforced with modern comfort, from the fine air-conditioned bedrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi connection to the justly famous dining room. An elegant afternoon tea on the terrace is a holiday must.
Meal Offer - Exclusive to Sovereign
Guests staying for a minimum of 7 nights between 01 June - 31 October 2014 booked by 31 March 2014 will receive one complimentary Champagne Gala Dinner Buffet for two (excluding stays in Reid's Charming Rooms).
Guests staying for a minimum of 7 nights between 20 February - 31 May 2014 booked by 24 May 2014 will receive one dinner in The Dining Room, one dinner in Les Fuenes and one dinner in Villa Cipriana excluding beverages (excluding stays in Reid's Charming Rooms).
Sovereign guests receive €30 spa credit per person per stay towards the cost of their first treatment (minimum of 45 mins) for holidays between 01 August 2013 - 31 October 2014.
Sovereign guests booking a Superior Suite for a minimum of 7 nights will receive a Moonlight dinner for two for holidays between 06 January - 30 April 2014 and 01 May - 31 August 2014.
Early Booking Offer
Save up to 15% on the accommodation price for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2014 booked at least 60 days prior to departure.
Save up to 50% on a 2nd room for children (maximum two children per room) for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2014.
Please note that not all offers are combinable.
Your Hotel Features
- 3 swimming pools
- 5 seasonal restaurants
- watersports (24 hours advance booking required and subject to weather conditions)
- 2 Tennis courts
- Spa with 5 treatments rooms and products of La Prairie Ytsara Aroma Therapy Associates and La Stone
- Fun@Reid's Kids and Teenagers club
- The hotel can arrange for guests to play golf at the 27-hole course in Santo de Serra or the 18-hole course in Palheiro Golf both nearby. Clients receive a 30% discount on the green fees at both courses when booked through the hotel with complimentary shuttle service (subject to availability)
Fun@Reid's teenage club for ages 10-18 years is open 7 days a week from 10.00 - 22.00 and has internet access, TV, Playstation™ and Wii™.
Fun@Reid's Kid's Club is for children aged 3-9 years and is open 5 days a week from 10.00 - 17.00 and 7 days a week during school holidays.
Both clubs are provided on a complimentary basis to hotel guests.
Please Note: Not all listed facilities are complimentary.
Your Room Types
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Bedrooms have up to 2 beds, with bath, shower, WC, air conditioning, cable TV, radio, minibar (complimentary water and soft drinks), telephone, hairdryer, bathrobes and balcony or terrace with partial sea view.
Reid's Charming Rooms measure 19m². Designed for 2 people offering a king size bed, garden and partial sea views from a petite balcony.
Classic Twin Rooms measure 23m² with partial sea views to be enjoyed from a private balcony. Classic rooms offer a king size bed or twin beds.
Superior Twin Sea View Rooms measure 26m² with private balcony or patio to enjoy the superb ocean views. Superior rooms offer a king size or twin beds.
Deluxe Sea View Rooms measure 31m² with private balcony or patio to enjoy the prime sea views. Deluxe rooms are located in the most sought after area of the hotel. Deluxe rooms offer king size or twin beds.
Junior Suite Sea View measure 37m² with prime sea views and large balcony for outdoor dining. The extra space brings your suite to life. Junior suites offer a king size or twin beds.
Superior Suite Sea View measure 43m² and provide a large open plan bedroom and living area. All superior suites offer large balconies with stunning sea and garden views. The bathrooms have separate shower and bath tub.
Family Room - Twin Interconnecting Marina or Sea View measure 46m² and offer a family of 2 adults and 2 children the chance to guarantee two interconnecting classic rooms. The second room offers amazing value with children paying 50% of the adult rate.
Main Dining Room: Open for dinner
This restaurant is serving set menu or buffet style international cuisine. The main dining room is open twice a week on Tuesdays (for a dinner dance) and on Saturdays (for a Champagne Gala Buffet). The dress code: Guests are required to wear a dark suit and black tie with long trousers.
Les Faunes: Open for dinner
À la carte restaurant open during the winter season 5 days a week. The dress code is smart/casual.
Brisa do Mar: Open for dinner
À la carte restaurant open during the summer season 5 days a week. The dress code is smart/casual.
Villa Cipriani: Open for dinner
This is a specialist à la carte restaurant serving Italian cuisine with waiter service. Reservations are required. The dress code: Long trousers are required.
Guests on Half Board can have a buffet breakfast served in the Garden Room or continental breakfast served in the Guestroom and a choice of either a daily buffet lunch at The Pool Terrace or three-course à la carte menu taken in one of Reid's Restaurants (lobster & caviar are not included). Beverages are not included.
Festive Season Gala Dinners
December 24th Gala Dinner: The Gala dinner consists of a five course menu (beverages are excluded) served in The Main Dining room. The Dress Code: Jacket and Tie (Dark Suite or Black Tie are welcome).
December 25th Gala Dinner: The Gala dinner consists of a five course menu (beverages are excluded) served in The Main Dining room. The Dress Code: Jacket and Tie (Dark Suite or Black Tie are welcome).
December 31st Gala Dinner: The December 31st Gala dinner consists of a six course menu served in The main Dining room and Les Faunes. The hotel's selection of red and white wines are included. The Dress Code : Jacket and Tie (Dark Suite or Black Tie are welcome).
Guests staying on bed and breakfast can choose to pay and attend these Gala dinners. Guests on half board must pay the Gala dinner supplements.
Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
Transfer time from Funchal airport: 30 mins.
The hotel has 163 rooms, 9 floors and 6 lifts.
Official rating 5 Star.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.