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“Elderly couple, Christmas and New Year”

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Belmond Reid's Palace
Ranked #5 of 88 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Reid's is if anything better than ever, difficult as that may be to credit. The epitome of an old fashioned Grand Hotel. Comfortable rooms, excellent dining, immaculate service, helpful concierges. We will return.

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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful lunch by the pool at Reids with a trio of classical musicians playing throughout. Buffet lunch with lobster, foie gras, scallops, lots of salads and also delicious puddings. A swim in the pool before lunch was essential as the weather was like summer. Staff as usual very friendly and helpful, gave us a fabulous table.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We popped into Reid’s for a drink on New Year’s Eve on the way down to the centre of Funchal. I The concierge couldn’t have been more welcoming and the waiting staff and reception were delightful. We enjoyed a lovely peaceful gin and tonic on the terrace overlooking the ocean in this gem of a hotel, before joining the other 200 000 people for a unique fireworks display. Thank you for making our New Year’s Eve celebrations even more special.

Stayed: January 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We stayed over Christmas and had a wonderful experience. Everything ran to plan, the staff, the facilities and the general ambience was exceptional. Our room was located in the old original part of the hotel having delightful views over the gardens and the sea. We were fortunate that the weather was almost perfect for the five days of our stay and we were able to swim in the pools and eat our breakfast beside the pools in shirtsleeves.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

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 airport by hotel limo (optional extra) to seamless check-in to a wonderful Classic Room with large balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Funchal port, the service and standards were fabulous.
The gardens are wonderful, as are the beautifully kept sun loungers around the two main pools with call button service. There is also an exhilarating (cold) sea pool and steps directly into the Atlantic allowing you to swim safely which was great even in November.
Lingering over the delicious assortment of breakfast options was a real treat to start the day. And my favourite evening haunt was the cocktail bar with amazing views and live music.
The afternoon tea is still just as amazing and to sit on that balcony again was a dream come true.
The staff were all friendly, courteous and helpful. I will definitely be returning. Not cheap but pure indulgence.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Address: Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
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 Family Hotel in Funchal
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#3 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#5 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#5 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range: R 4 179 - R 7 516 (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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