BOOK DIRECT Reids Palace ~ Funchal - Madeira
Set on cliff tops overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this legendary luxury hotel and spa resort in Madeira has, for over a century, been a standard-bearer for excellence.
The resort is located on ten acres of subtropical gardens, boasts enviable access to the sea, an extraordinary oceanfront spa, and is within walking distance of Funchal’s shops, restaurants and night-life. Reid's Palace Hotel offers superb service, excellent hospitality and delicious culinary experiences in calm and exclusive surroundings. It was here that Sir Winston Churchill painted and wrote his war memoirs, and also where Sir George Bernard Shaw learned to master the tango. Reid's Palace Hotel in Madeira is the perfect place to be pampered and to let the stress of modern life drift away. When William Reid first stepped ashore in 1836, he was a 14-year-old cabin boy with just £5 to his name. Making a fortune in Madeira's flourishing wine trade, he later let farms to sun-seeking Northern European families and acquired hotels. Finally he was ready to realize his dream - to build the unique hotel that would bear his name. Finding a rocky site west of Funchal, he ordered it to be strewn with tons of rich soil, creating a foundation for the lush sub-tropical gardens that surround Reid's today. To create his dream, William Reid chose architect George Somers Clarke, whose reputation had already been established by Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo. Work began in 1887 and the hotel opened in 1891
Madeira and the neighbouring island of Porto Santo are situated in the Atlantic off the West African coast, just north of the Canaries. Madeira is 36 miles long and 14 miles wide and has a population of approximately 300,000.
Porto Santo, 74 kilometres North East of Funchal, is much smaller - only nine miles long and three miles wide. The main attraction is an eight-kilometre long, white sand beach, in contrast to Madeira's breathtaking volcanic rock shoreline.
Reid's Palace Hotel has 163 rooms in total (128 rooms and 35 suites), each one individually decorated with luxurious furnishings and offering elegance and luxury with the emphasis on traditional style with modern comforts.
Elaborate marble bathrooms and vanity units and, in the refurbished rooms and suites, crisp white embroidered bedspreads echo the traditions of which Reid's Palace is very proud.
Presidential Suites - the Churchill suite and the George Bernard Shaw suite, both names after the great men who stayed in them.
Exectives Suites - all 3 are located in the main building and feature large king size beds, marble bathrooms, and superb sea views.
Superior Suites - feature 1 bedroom and 1 one sitting room with a superb sea and/or garden view
Junior Suites - feature a large room with a comfortable sitting area. Beautiful location with splendid sea views and large private balcony.
Premier Rooms - the top room category, Premier Rooms feature King Size beds, marble bathrooms, and offer superb sea or garden views from private balconies
Classic Rooms - feature luxurious king size beds, marble bathrooms and private balconies with a partial sea view.
Single Rooms - designed for one occupant and feature single beds, marble bathrooms and private petite balconies with a partial view of the sea.
Sport / Leisure
Reid’s is a traditional deluxe resort, where many sport and leisure facilities are at your disposal.
There are 3 swimming pools: 2 are seawater swimming pools - including 1 heated at 76/84ºF, and 1 is freshwater heated.
One of our pools is located at the sea level platform (with direct access to the ocean) and two others are by the Pool Terrace.
The hotel also offers two tennis courts (free of charge), a sauna, windsurfing (free of charge during summer), fishing, scuba diving, billiards and Levada walks.
The hotel offers a 500 square feet gym with wonderful views over the ocean; equipped with LifeStyle cardio-training equipment, free weights. The Fitness room has changing rooms with sauna and steam room.
The access to our Fitness Room is free of charge for Reid’s guests.
Dancing classes, Portuguese classes, Wine tasting, and Aqua-gym are also available.
Full facilities list:
Swimming pools open 7:00 to 19:00
Bridge and games room
Babysitting (on request, charged)
Daily video programme at Salon 28
Video rental 'Award Winners'
For Golf enthusiasts, the 27 hole Santo da Serra and the similar 18 hole golf course Palheiro Golf, just fourty and twenty minutes from Funchal, respectively. more »
Tennis with tennis pro available Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00 (advanced booking required).
BOOK DIRECT Reids Palace ~ Funchal - Madeira
Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal