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Belmond Reid's Palace

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here for afternoon tea. This was delightful sitting on the terrace overlooking the bay. Tea included a range of sandwiches including avocardo, salmon, egg and cucumber. Two scones with cream and jam. A range of little cakes. Recommend you book in advance. Former guests include Winston Churchill and it looks like it has not changed since then. We... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited many top hotels. Our recent and 1st ever visit to Reid's Palace was the best to date. We stayed for a week on half board. The combination of an historic building in beautiful cliff top location along with excellent staff and superb food is hard to beat. The hotel has beautiful gardens. Antique furniture and paintings indoors.... More

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Reading, England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came for a week to celebrate a significant anniversary and took away seven days of wonderful memories. Reid's has always been known as a Palace but is really more of a spacious country house, in a fabulous location, at which you are a special guest. The first contrast you notice (compared with an ordinary resort hotel) is that there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is Reid's the best hotel property in the world? Almost certainly not. Does it deliver the best hotel service experience in the world right now? Quite possibly yes. Perched on a cliff ledge overlooking the charming but not exactly picturesque city of Funchal, Reid's Palace is a kind of living memorial to the Madeira of the 1920s. A key stopping... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to Madeira and Reid's was the perfect choice of hotel. We could not fault anything. The staff helped make this an excellent stay and they cannot do enough for you.We had a Delux room on the 5th floor.

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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Belmond Reid's Palace, responded to this review

Dear Valued Client, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your review. We have been pleased to understand that you had a delightful time with us, and we would like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for having chosen the Belmond Reid's Palace, and for the nice words you reserved us. We all hope... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we go to Madeira a drink on the terrace at Reids means we are really in Madeira on holiday The service and old world charm are unlike any other place on the island Don't let the place intimidate you just enjoy the views and the company you are there with (I do think some people let the place... More

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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Belmond Reid's Palace, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your feedback. We do thank you for having visited our Terrace, we are glad to understand that we have been able to meet your expectations. Receiving comments like yours is the right payback for what we do, and motivates us to do our utmost to satisfy our... More

london
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a madeira a couple of times but never Reid's - we though it might be a bit formal for us. We were wrong this hotel is perfect The service at all levels was personable and professional. The facilities are excellent, particularly the pool area, the buffet breakfast, the cocktail bar, the spa and the gym. Our... More

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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Belmond Reid's Palace, responded to this review

Dear Valued Client, We have been flattered by your lovely comments. On behalf of the entire team of the Belmond Reid's palace, I would like to thank you very much for having chosen our property, and above for the nice words you reserved to us. These type of comments make us walk the extra mile to satisfy our valued customers.... More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful afternoon tea, with scones that were nearly as good as my Mother used to make. The view from the terrace over to Funchal city is superb. Afterwards, I bought a little book in the hotel gift shop called 'I had tea at Reid's'. I was pleased to note that I only failed on one point in the 'etiquette' section... More

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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Belmond Reid's Palace, responded to this review

Dear Valued Client, Thank yo very much for having chosen the Belmond Reid's Palace for your High Afternoon Tea experience. It is a pleasure ti understand that you had a delightful moment with us, and I would like to take this opportunity to pass my personal along with all our team gratitude and appreciation for you lovely comments. We all... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Reid's on 24th June for Afternoon Tea and what a pleasurable experience. The staff were wonderful and the offerings were very enjoyable. A lovely way to enjoy an afternoon. We enjoyed so much we will consider staying there on our next visit. A place of charm and quality.

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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Belmond Reid's Palace, responded to this review

Dear Valued Client, It is a pleasure to understand that we have been able to provide you a delightful experience. On behalf of the Belmond Reid's team, I would like to thank you very much for your words of vote, and to express our gratitude and appreciation for your preference. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked afternoon tea on-line about 4 weeks before and explained that it was my 50th birthday. I received an email confirming our booking and that they had made a note that it was a very special occasion. We arrived on Thursday 26th June, and was shown to our table. All in all, the staff were courteous and polite and... More

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ExperienceManager, General Manager at Belmond Reid's Palace, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time for writing your review about our High Afternoon Tea, Restaurant. Sadly, when reading your feedback, I have been dismayed as I understood that we have not been able to exceed your expectation. Here at the Belmond Reid’s Palace we do take our clients’ comments into the highest consideration as... More

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Address: Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Reid's Palace 5*
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Reid`s Palace By Orient-Express Hotel Funchal
Reids Palace Funchal
Reids Palace Hotel Funchal
Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira/Funchal

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal #1 Business Hotel in Funchal #1 Top resorts Hotel in Funchal #3 Spa Hotel in Funchal #4 Family Hotel in Funchal #4 Luxury Hotel in Funchal #4 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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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, Reid's Palace is the ideal place at which to relax and be pampered. ... more   less 
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