Luxury hotel holiday Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira

Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel in Funchal, Madeira, is an elegant and historic five-star hotel in a superb location, offering old-world glamour and extensive facilities. In a cliff-side position with stunning panoramic views, Belmond Reid's Palace makes the most of its location. Excursions take you into gorges and amongst waterfalls. The elegant bedrooms have tall glass doors that open out into gardens or balconies. We recommend Belmond Reid's Palace to the inquisitive just as much as to those looking for a few days' relaxation in a pleasant climate year-round.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Funchal
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira

The Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel in a stunning clifftop location. With magnificent views, extensive spa facilities, and exceptional service we recommend this hotel to couples and families.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located overlooking the sea, on the south coast of Madeira

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Funchal Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 20-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

5 Restaurants, 4 Swimming Pools, Tea Terrace, Boutique, Lounge Bar, Tennis Courts, Table tennis, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Complimentary Minibar, Children's Services, Fitness, Spa, Room Service, Water Sports (to be booked 24 hours in advance), Flexible dining program available for guests staying a minimum of 7 nights.

Complimentary

In-room Movies, Tennis Courts, Fitness Centre, SPA Sauna, Table Tennis, Swimming Pools, Use of Towels, Deck Chairs, Umbrellas, Courtesy Bus to Funchal (as per daily schedule), Weekly Program of events.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£790

Holiday Code EXH10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira

Reid's Palace Hotel in Funchal, Madeira, is a luxury five star hotel which was built in 1891, occupying a superb cliff-top location overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean. Nestled amongst ten acres of semi-tropical gardens that brim with geraniums, mimosa, and wisteria, Reid's Palace Hotel is steeped in history, and maintains its glorious old-fashioned charm and character. The elegant architecture exudes an old-world glamour, which is reflected in the hotel's interior with its rich colours, antique furnishings and ornate chandeliers. Complementing its wonderful location, Reid's Palace Hotel boasts four pools with spectacular views, one of which has direct access to the ocean. The hotel has extensive facilities including watersports (on request) and most of the five restaurants enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the sea and the lush hotel gardens. Beauty treatments can be enjoyed in the spa. All of the hotel rooms are individually decorated in elegant pastel tones to maintain the Reid's Palace Hotel's tradition of style and comfort. The bedrooms have excellent sea or garden views, and each room has a terrace of balcony from which to enjoy them. Reid's Palace Hotel is perfect for couples and families.

Room descriptions

Belmond Reid's Palace has 164 rooms and suites all feature a private terrace or balcony. An extra bed for children of 17 and under can be provided in all rooms except, Classic rooms and Junior Suites.

Classic Room with partial sea views and private balcony
Superior Room with either sea views or garden views and private balconies or patios
Deluxe Sea View Room with sea views and large covered balconies
Garden Junior Suite with garden views and semi-private terraces
Deluxe Junior Suite with sea views and private balconies
Superior Suite with sea or garden views and private blaconies

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£790

Holiday Code EXH10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Reid's Palace Hotel, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Madeira. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. The hotel is about 25 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you, or include the use of a hire-car for the duration of your holiday.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 6 nights minimum stay required during the festive season, between 28 December and 2 January.

Children: Children up to the age of 17 stay on a complimentary basis, when sharing their parents' room. Maximum of one child per room.

Other information: For guests staying during the festive period on half board, three gala dinners take place on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December, which require a supplement.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£790

Holiday Code EXH10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira

About Portugal

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Portugal's countryside bursts with pretty villages, glitters with historical treasures and World Heritage sites, as well as converted mediaeval monasteries, and elegant manor houses now hosting some of the finest hotels in Europe. Though Portugal's spirit is undoubtedly rural, its big towns Porto and Lisbon are lively, magical places making full use of their waterside setting, offering rich picking for those that like to wander, with colourful waterside cafes and boutiques, leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams still rattling through the streets. Smaller towns offer their own enchantment, with well-preserved medieval quarters that invite exploring in towns like Évora, Coimbra, Guimarães and Braga. Outside the cities, travellers can enjoy Portugal's warm sunny weather, exploring centuries-old vineyards, visiting stone villages in the mountains or soaking up rays on the magnificent southern shoreline. Dramatic scenery lies all along the coast from windswept cliffs with edge-of-the-world views to wild dune-covered beaches. More than just a static backdrop, the scenery sets the stage for outdoor adventure. Hiking, surfing, windsurfing, horse-riding, big game fishing, kayaking, diving, golfing, and mountain biking are a few ways to spend a sun-drenched afternoon. 600 miles southwest of Portugal lies the island of Madeira, home to Reid's Palace Hotel, an elegant and glamorous five star hotel in a superb location, ideal for holidays all year round, due to the mild winter climate, and on an island renowned for its beautiful vegetation.

Highlights of Lisbon

The area close to the city of Lisbon is known for its variety of attractions. Moorish architecture left over from Arabic rule can be seen in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama. Collections of Portuguese art are on display in the Museu Gulbenkian, the Museu de Arte Antiga, and the Berardo Collection. For a taste of Portugal's maritime history, visit the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Sintra, the favourite haunt of Lord Byron, is home to twin-peak-top castles and royal palaces. Beautiful, golden sandy beaches can be found in Cascais to the west of Lisbon, or on the Costa da Caparica to the south; particularly idyllic are the coves between Setubal and Sesimbra. Peniche is a picturesque seaside town renowned for being one of Europe's best surfing spots. You can explore all that the area around the city of Lisbon has to offer with our Tour of the City and Countryside of the Lisboa Region.

Highlights of the Algarve

Known for having some of Portugal's most scenic beaches, the Algarve is a popular destination for those looking for a beach or water sports holiday enjoying the Portuguese sunshine. Sagres and Tavira are recognised as the best places for this. In Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and Lagos you will find an abundance of the light-catching rocky outcrops and peaceful coves that the Algarve is so well known for. Salema, Burgau, and Sagres were once busy little fishing villages, and now still stand as testament to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa lies just off the southern coastline, the islands of which can be accessed from many towns, including Faro, Olhao, Fuseta, Cabanas, and Tavira; most of which are also ideal starting points from which to try a little surfing. White-washed and serene Alcoutim is an example of the less-developed Portuguese towns, with a hint of Andalucia in its appearance, and Loule is the perfect place to wander around a bustling market. You may also wish to visit the Roman ruins at Milreu, the Moorish town of Silves, or the Spa town of Caldas de Monchique. For outdoor pursuits, head into the Serra de Monchique Mountain Range.

Highlights of Porto and the Douro Valley

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies Porto, an atmospheric town with a dramatic aspect and almost Parisian lifestyle. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and wine lodges serving the best of Portuguese wines. The nearby wine towns of Penafiel, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, and Amarante are also recommended for wine-tasting, but have a much more rural location. Amarante, in particular, is believed to be the most attractive wine town in the area, with a central triple-arched bridge, tall stone red-roofed houses interspersed with verdant trees, and a gently flowing river. To witness a sample of Portuguese Baroque architecture, visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego. The main attraction of this town, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedios, lies at the top of an elaborate and intricately decorated set of zig-zagged stairways that pass through archways and across viewing balconies. In Porto, some of the greatest artistic triumphs of 17th century Portugal reside, the Se Cathedral in particular, in which every inch of the columns, archways, and altar have been adorned in golden floral and religious motifs, in true Baroque style. For something even more historic, visit the Palaeolithic rock formations of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, the largest outdoor gallery of stone age remains in the world, which have since been neighboured by flourishing vineyards. Along the rocky gorges of the river, you will find a number of castle-towns, including the Medieval walled town of Trancoso and the fortress town of Almeida.

Highlights of Madeira

A green and fertile island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is situated off the coast of Morocco. Its coastline combines beautiful sandy beaches with rocky cliffs, the latter of which can be best appreciated at Cabo Girao. The island's capital, Funchal, is packed full with historic buildings, including 15th century churches and convents and a Se Cathedral as ornate as the one in Porto. Enjoy the relentless joviality of the street markets, or visit more peaceful attractions, such as the basalt cave of Capela de Sao Vicente or the island's protected nature reserves. Rare Laurissilva forests can be walked, trekked, or hiked through, affording guests sensational views; and the crystal clear waters off the coast can be swam through, perhaps below the water's surface so the ecosystems that live in the reefs can be appreciated. One of the greatest pleasures of Madeira, however, is wandering over the beaches, surveying the rock pools, and taking in the sights from the clifftops. Aside from the key regions that our Portuguese programme focuses on, there is much to find and see in Portugal. Those willing to drive a little further during the day will enjoy a much more diverse touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby, TAP, Jet2.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million
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