Every year, Madeira welcomes a huge number of visitors in search of a small patch of paradise, only a few hours from the major European capitals and where the sun shines all year long, since one of the principal qualities of the Atlantic Ocean Portuguese island is its limited rainfall and it relatively mild temperatures 365 days a year! Another quality is its warm atmosphere and its very hospitable inhabitants.
Funchal, the island’s largest city, offers visitors a variety of activities designed to discover the local culture. In addition to its numerous gardens with their delicious aromas that one finds all over the city, there are centuries old churches and the former wine cellars where tourists can delve into the mysteries behind the production of the island’s world famous Madeira wine. Folklore also plays an important role here and is present during all festivals and celebrations. In February for example, the Mardi Gras festival fills the island with music. During the flower festival in April, a magnificent cortege passes through the streets of Funchal, and at the end of summer, the grape harvest is another cause for celebration. Finally, on New year’s Eve, there’s a superb fireworks display of the Bay of Funchal which attracts tourists who choose Funchal to ring out the old and ring in the new!
The majestic Reid’s Palace on the island of Madeira is located at the end of a cliff overlooking the magnificent Bay of Funchal. This superb hotel five-star complex has an irreproachable staff and a great deal of upscale equipment. Reid’s Palace assures its guests of a very pleasant vacation in the heart of one of Europe’s most gentle and hospitable regions.
The complex’s 163 rooms and 35 suites offer guests an elegant and chic atmosphere, generous pastel tinted spaces, decorated in a pure classical style. The beds are large, the furniture in wood, the walls decorated with paintings and handsome mirrors, the bathrooms in marble, and of course, there’s a television and a mini-bar. All the rooms face either the hotel’s lush garden or the ocean. The suites however, have lovely terraces with a table and chairs and an exceptional view.
Guests seeking a moment of total relaxation can take advantage of the treatments and massages administered in the peaceful setting of the spa, equipped with several cabins including double suite with a terrace and a swimming pool. A sauna and a hammam are also available.
More energetic guests can use the tennis courts and the fitness center. Finally, the hotel’s two outdoor swimming pools and their terraces are the ideal spots to enjoy the sun. Several tables are reserved for guests at the Park restaurant for breakfast and the Terrace restaurant, next to the pool, for a lunch under the charming parasols. Dinner is the moment to try the refined French cuisine at the Briso do Mar or traditional Italian gastronomic dishes at the Ristorante Villa Cipriani.
This classic and luxurious hotel opened for the first time in 1891 thanks to the ambitious Scotsman, William Reid. Throughout history, Reid’s has received some very famous guests, including Winston Churchill. One of the suites pays tribute to him by bearing his name.
Five stars / Managed by Orient-Express Group / Subtropical gardens / Five restaurants with Italian, French and light cuisine / Tea terrace / Cocktail Bar / Two seawater and one freshwater swimming pools / Spa / Fitness room / Games room / Library / Billiard room / Babysitting service / Boutique / Dancing classes / Portuguese classes / Wine tasting / Outdoor activities / Two tennis courts
Open all year
163 rooms including 35 suites
Double occupancy from 335 euros
Madeira International Airport (FNC) - Funchal
Estrada Monumental 139
Approximately 3 hours
- 1 hour all year round
An exceptionally constant and gentle climate thanks to the Atlantic currents around it
Average year round temperature of 20°C, with a minimum of 13 to 19°C in January and February and highs of 25°C in July and August
The southeast coast is sunny and protected from the wind
The North has more rain especially in between April and October
Water temperature varies between 17°C in February and 22°C in September
National ID card or valid passport
No visa required for European Union members or Swiss citizens
No required vaccinations
The euro (EUR)
English, French at tourist sites
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).