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Belmond Reid's Palace

Madeira, Funchal

Family suites

Capturing the essence of grandeur, Belmond Reid’s Palace is a supremely elegant and stylish 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, Belmond 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 WiFi connection to the justly famous dining room. An elegant afternoon tea on the terrace is a holiday must.

A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 0-12 & 13-17 years.

  • One of Madeira’s most glamorous hotels
  • Surrounded by 10 acres of tropical gardens
  • Elegant rooms and suites with balconies
  • Dine on gourmet Italian at Ristorante Villa Cipriani
  • Take afternoon tea on the terrace

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 20% on the hotel price for holidays between  01 March - 31 October 2018 with a minimum of 4 nights stay is required and you must book at least 45 days prior to departure.

Room discount

Save up to 10% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 13 November - 22 December 2017, 05 - 15 January 2018 and 19 -31 January 2018 when staying in a Junior Suite and Superior Suite booked by 02 January 2018.

Private dining offer

Guests staying in a Superior Suite will receive a Moonlight dinner for two including beverages for holidays between 05 January - 27 December 2017 and  05 January - 31 October 2018 (you must stay at least 7 nights to get this offer).

Room upgrade

Book a Classic Room and receive an upgrade to a Superior Room or book a Superior Room and receive an upgrade to a Deluxe Room for holidays between 01 November - 20 December 2017 and  05 January - 28 February 2018.

Family offer

Receive up to 50% discount on the 2nd room occupied by children between the age of  3 - 17 years old  for holidays between 01 November - 27 December 2017 and 05 January - 31 October 2018 when staying in a Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Junior Suite and Superior Suite.

Spa offer

Sovereign guests receive €30 spa credit per person per stay towards the cost of their first treatment (minimum of 45 minutes) for holidays on selected travel dates between 01 March 2017 - 31 October 2018.
Please note not all offers are combinable.


Bars & Restaurants

Pool Restaurant

Opening Times:
07:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 19:00
(Closes at 20:00 during the summer months)

The Pool Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and light snacks and refreshments throughout the day as well as specialities and a hot and cold buffet served between 12:30 - 15:00. On Mondays and Sundays from mid June to mid September the Pool  is open until 22:00 for either a Summer buffet or a range of local specialities at M_Eat by the Pool.

Ristorante Villa Cipriani

Opening Times:
19:00 - 22:30

Included With:
Half Board

Dress Code:
Gentleman are asked to wear long trousers

Ristorante Villa Cipriani is a specialist à la carte restaurant serving Italian cuisine with waiter service. It features an open-air terrace offering stunning sea views of the Atlantic Ocean.


Reservations are required

The Dining Room

Opening Times:
19:00 - 22:00

Opening Dates:
Open Monday and Sunday
Mid September - Mid June

Included With:
Half Board

Dress Code:
Guests are required to wear a jacket and to avoid wearing jeans or sportswear.

The Dining Room is open for dinner and serves a set menu or buffet style international cuisine. On Mondays there is a dinner dance and on Sundays a Champagne Gala Buffet.

Tea Terrace

Opening Times:
15:00 - 17:30

Dress Code:
Guests are asked to wear smart/casual attire.

The Tea Terrace serves afternoon tea including finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade pastries accompanied by a choice of 24 teas or a glass of Champagne.

William Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:30 - 22:00

Opening Dates:
Closed Monday and Sunday

Included With:
Half Board

Dress Code:
Guests are asked to dress in smart/casual attire.
William is an à la carte restaurant open for dinner which serves gourmet cuisine.

Cocktail Bar

Opening Times:
10:00 - 01:00

Enjoy a variety of beverages including local wines, aperitifs and cocktails in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

Take your pick from one of three swimming pools, there is a heated fresh water pool and two saltwater pools (one heated). The hotel also has a sea level platform for you to access if you would rather take a dip in the sea.

For Families

Kids' Club

Opening Times:
Teens Club 10:00 - 22:00
Kids Club 10:00 - 17:00

Opening Dates:
Teens Club Open 7 days a week
Kids Club Open 5 days a week & 7 days a week during school holidays

Teenagers aged 10-18 years can enjoy a range of activities at [email protected]'s Teenage Club and is equipped with a TV, Playstation, Wii and has internet access.

Children aged 3-9 years can make new friends at [email protected]'s Kid's Club

Both clubs are provided on a complimentary basis to hotel guests. 

  • Opening Times:

    Teens Club 10:00 - 22:00

    Kids Club 10:00 - 17:00

  • Opening Dates:

    Teens Club Open 7 days a week

    Kids Club Open 5 days a week & 7 days a week during school holidays

Teenagers aged 10-18 years can enjoy a range of activities at [email protected]'s Teenage Club and is equipped with a TV, Playstation, Wii and has internet access.

Children aged 3-9 years can make new friends at [email protected]'s Kid's Club

Both clubs are provided on a complimentary basis to hotel guests. 

Spa & Wellness

The Spa at Belmond Reid's Palace

Opening Times:
08:00 - 20:00

The spa at Belmond Reid's Palace offers the ultimate in relaxation. Each treatment room offers a private terrace with views of the ocean and the therapists use world class products such as Natura Bissé and Aromatherapy Associates. A variety of services are available including facials, massages and treatments specifically for men and children.

Spa treatments are available for anyone over the age of 6 years old.

Activities & Entertainment


For keen golfers, the hotel can assist in organising golf excurisions to its nearby courses, with a hotel discount available to guests.

About the location
Funchal is Madeira's colourful hillside capital. The island's biggest draw, it’s an appealing mix of old and new that ticks the boxes for culture, nightlife and beaches. The narrow cobbled streets are dotted with interesting shops, restaurants and cafes, and at the city's heart is a towering 16th-century cathedral (remember to look up – it’s got a beautiful ceiling carved from local wood). The old town is home to bustling farmers' markets and flower markets in spring, and is fringed with a mix of parks, galleries and museums, as well as pretty botanical gardens. The marina is the best spot to spend the evenings, lined with bars that fuel a buzzing nightlife scene. If you're in need of some beach time, there are a couple of black-sand beaches that are a lovely spot for a swim.
Transfer time
30 minutes from Funchal airport
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Fabulous Views
Tripadvisor review Dec 11 2017
A 30 minute leisurely walk from the dock where our ship was berthed. A fair bit of it up hill but it was fine. We'd allowed plenty time and arrived early to be directed to the cocktail bar where we...
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Tripadvisor review Dec 09 2017
Last visited 35 years ago and always my ambition to return.....and so pleased I made it. Reid???s is that fabulous combination of understated elegance that is a rarity nowadays. From being met at the...
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