Reids Palace a Belmond Hotel

Madeira, Funchal

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  • Steeped in history, Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel is one of Madeira’s most celebrated hotels
  • Enjoy outstanding cuisine at the Michelin Star William Restaurant
  • Immerse yourself in the breath taking views of Funchal Bay
  • Relax in the luxury spa set within beautiful surroundings

For over a century, Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel has been offering a unique destination for those looking for an elegant holiday in Madeira. Take a step inside this luxury hotel and you’ll find yourself immersed in its timeless sophistication which has enthralled guests since 1891. Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel has played host to many distinguished guests over the decades, including Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw. Its chic style reflects its eminent past and combines modern interiors with classic finishes. 

Overlooking the stunning waterfront of Funchal Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel’s location on a cliff top provides breath taking views of the beautiful coastline. Lush tropical gardens connect the hotel to the beach and guests are able to enjoy direct access to the sea. Renowned as one of Maderia’s most glamorous hotels, Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel does not disappoint and a stay would not be complete without an elegant afternoon tea on the terrace, or a dinner at William Restaurant, which has been awarded a Michelin star. 

A range of hotel child prices apply to ages 0–12 and 13–17 years.


Bars & Restaurants

Pool Restaurant

Enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice and choose from a delicious array of options at the breakfast buffet. Alternatively, sample the light snacks on offer throughout the day. 

Open: 07:00 - 10:30 and 10:00 - 19:00. Closes at 20:00 during the summer months. 

Ristorante Villa Cipriani

Take in the Madeiran sunset on the open air terrace as you enjoy dishes from the Italian à la carte menu.

Open: 19:00 - 22:30

Meals at the restaurant are included for Half Board guests. Men are required to wear long trousers and reservations are required.

The Dining Room

Guests will be transported back in time while enjoying an outstanding set menu or buffet of international cuisine, complete with dinner dances and Champagne Gala Buffets on selected days.

Open: 19:00 - 22:00 on Mondays and Sundays from September to June

Meals at the restaurant are included for Half Board guests. Men are required to wear a jacket, and no jeans or sportswear are permitted. 

Tea Terrace

Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea on the terrace, including finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade pastries. Take in views of the hotel’s beautiful tropical gardens and magnificent coastal views.

Open: 15:00 - 17:30

The dress code is smart casual. 

William Restaurant

This Michelin Star à la carte restaurant offers outstanding gourmet cuisine. From fresh langoustines to lobster ravioli, the dishes in this restaurant are crafted using only the finest local ingredients. 

Open: 19:30 - 22:00 from Tuesday to Saturday

Guests staying on Half Board for a minimum of 7 nights will receive a credit per person to dine at this restaurant. Supplements may apply to certain dishes.  

The dress code is smart casual. 

Cocktail Bar

Add a touch of glamour to your holiday at the Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel glitzy cocktail bar. Enjoy a refreshing drink with a light meal after a day of relaxing by the pool.

Open: 10:00 - 01:00

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

The hotel’s three swimming pools are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Take a dip in the heated freshwater pool, or cool off in one of the two saltwater pools.

For Families

Kids' Club

Offering everything to keep younger guests entertained, children aged three to nine have their own space, complete with a shallow swimming pool, as well as activities which are run throughout the day. 

Open: 10:00 – 22:00 daily during school holidays. 5 days a week throughout the remainder of the year. 

Teens Club

Teenagers can enjoy their own space and facilities in the Technology Room, which offers computer games and lots more. 

Open: 10:00 - 22:00 

Spa & Wellness

The Spa at Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel

With stunning views of the ocean, the spa offers the ultimate place to relax and unwind. Indulge in a variety of treatments including facials and massages using world class products. Each of the treatment rooms has a private terrace with spectacular views, perfect for relaxing after being pampered by expert staff. 

Open: 08:00 - 20:00

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

Activities & Entertainment


A number of golf courses are located near to Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel and discounted excursions can be organised for guests.

About the location

Located on the south coast of beautiful Madeira, just minutes from the centre of Funchal, Reid’s Palace, a Belmond Hotel offers a chance to immerse yourself in the island’s natural surroundings. The two black sandy beaches are close by, and perfect for a day trip, while the city is ideal for explorers. Foodies will love the gourmet dishes available, with fresh local seafood and Madeiran wine a must. 

Explore the streets of the town and take in the luscious greenery throughout. Also known as the floating garden, the town is full of bougainvillea and brightly coloured flowers, with the rugged mountains offering a beautiful backdrop. Boat trips and ferries are ideal for day trips, and visitors can also hike or mountain bike through the interiors. 

Transfer time

Reid's Palace, a Belmond Hotel is 30 minutes from Funchal Airport.
Classic Room

Max 2 adults

Classic Rooms offer either a king size or twin beds with partial sea views to be enjoyed from a private balcony. Soft and elegant linens, floral drapes and dark wood furniture are all used to create a relaxing environment.


Superior Room

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Superior Rooms offer a private balcony or patio which can be used for private dining with views. The rooms are decorated with pastel shades to create an tranquil atmosphere and have either king size or twin beds and a marble bathroom.


Deluxe Room Sea View

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Deluxe Rooms offer a private balcony or patio to enjoy the prime sea views and are located in the most sought after area of the hotel. The room offers either king size or twin beds and a marble bathroom.


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Garden Junior Suite

Max 2 adults, 1 child

Garden Junior Suites are located in the garden wing, these are spacious in size and offer partial private terraces with beautiful views of the garden. The room offers either king size or twin beds and a marble bathroom.


Junior Suite

Max 2 adults

Junior Suites offer prime sea views and a large balcony for outdoor dining. The extra space brings your suite to life and offers either a king size or twin beds and is decorated in soft colours with beautiful linens and drapes.


Superior Suite

Max 2 adults, 1 child

A Superior Suite provides a large open plan bedroom and living area decorated with warm tones and floral fabrics as well as offering a large balcony with stunning sea and garden views. The marble bathroom has a separate shower and bath tub.


Bed and Breakfast
Guests can enjoy a delicious continental buffet and cooked breakfast options. If guests just want a continental selection they can have this ordered to their room. Otherwise, guests can choose to have their buffet breakfast at the Pool Restaurant.
Half Board
When guests book to stay seven nights or more, they can enjoy one Champagne Gala Buffet, and a Dinner Dance at The Dining Room restaurant. Breakfast and lunch can be taken at the Pool Restaurant, or if guests want a continental breakfast, they can enjoy this in their room. Dinner consists of a range of delicious three course meals at the à la carte restaurants: • Ristorante Villa Cipriani • The Dining Room Should guests want to dine in the Michelin starred William restaurant for one night, they will be given an €80 credit (must be staying a minimum of seven nights). Please note, drinks are not included.
Flexible Half Board Dining
For guests who want the flexibility of enjoying their meals both outside and inside the hotel, there is the option of choosing Half Board for just three days (guests must be staying for a minimum of a seven nights). Please note, drinks are not included.
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Lovely afternoon tea but not if you’re gluten free!

Julie G,

Tripadvisor review Apr 19 2024
We booked for the Afternoon Tea and arrived at the beautifully situated Reid’s Palace and were seated in the area overlooking the sea, a picturesque setting which I’m sure can’t be beaten. The staff...
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A disappointing experience

msugarm, London, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Apr 18 2024
We accompanied friends who had previous stayed at the hotel for the tea spectacular .Having been provided with a page of instructions what to wear we were aware that others had deviated from the...
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