At a glance
Set on a cliff in 10 acres of subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the luxurious Belmond Reid’s Palace has welcomed guests for over a century. The resort boasts the Michelin star William restaurant offering local, seasonal cuisine. Here there’s a dining experience to suit every occasion.
The traditional British style of Reid’s Palace is famous for its Afternoon Tea while absorbing Funchal Bay views or soak in the views at the Ristorante Villa Cipriani on the alfresco terrace.
Here you will discover rooms with timeless elegance and with views over the botanical gardens or out to the ocean with each room possessing a unique charm. Belmond Reid’s Palace is the ideal place at which to relax and be pampered.
- The only way to reach this destination is via ferry or boat
- Belmond Reid’s Palace was built in 1891
- ‘Golden Book’ with records photos and signatures of famous guests
- Luxurious low-key spa
- George Bernard Shaw mastered the Tango here
- José Manuel Aguiar Nunes, head concierge, started his career at the hotel in 1965 as a 12-year-old pool boy
The state of LGBTQ+ rights in Portugal improved dramatically in the 2000s and queer people in the country now enjoy a suite of legal protections that are among some of the best in the world. Portugal boasts a world-leading approach to recognising gender in law and travellers can expect to feel safe and accepted throughout their trip.
Decorated with dark wood furniture, floral drapes, and elegant cream linens adds a warm welcome to Belmond Reid’s superior room.
Spacious room with seating area and a private balcony offering partial sea views.
A double junior suite offers a double bed, seating area, and a desk. With an ensuite bathroom featuring a marble sink, this suite has a balcony with garden views.
The Deluxe Junior Suite is divided into two rooms, giving you the option of views over the gardens and the ocean.
The bathroom is filled with light and features wonderful Portuguese tiles
These stunning suites offer a large bedroom area with a separate living space and well-equipped baths with showers and tubs.
With outstanding floor-to-ceiling windows, the presidential suite features Chinese hand-painted wallpapers with intricate detail.
Witness the breathtaking stillness of the ocean views on your own private balcony.
Food & Drink
There are several unique dining options at Belmond Reid’s Palace, including:
The Dining Room, Ristorante villa Cipriani, Les Faunes, Brisa do Mar, Pool Terrace buffet, Afternoon Tea Terrace, The Garden Room, and a sophisticated Cocktail Bar overlooking the lights of Funchal.
Each individual dining experience differs, giving you chance to explore a range of cuisines and atmospheres.
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