Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Madeira 

That feeling of absolute splendour

A world-class retreat perched high on a hillside with ‘dive right in’ Atlantic Ocean views.

Everything at Reid’s Palace is an escape from the ordinary. Dive straight from the sea platform into the Atlantic Ocean, swim in sparkling pools with scintillating sea views. Enjoy lunches on an open-air terrace or slink into Michelin-starred William Restaurant. Swoop from garden to spa and onwards for Champagne and finger sandwiches with front row seats over wild waves.

Why we love Reid's Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Madeira

  • A hotel that has mastered the art of tranquil and timeless brilliance.

  • The refreshing sea platform with a ladder taking you down into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Book a private Michelin-starred picnic under the palms of the hotel’s gardens.

  • ‘Sunrise Above the Clouds’, a spectacular pre-dawn Jeep journey to Pico do Areeiro’s mountain peak.

5 stars
Jun - Sep
4 hours
Perched on a clifftop among 10 acres of subtropical gardens, just a 10-minute walk from the promenade which stretches along the resort, and a 10-minute drive from the Old Town
Approx. 30 minutes’ transfer from Madeira airport
Luxury, Honeymoon, Wellness, Spa



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

The hotel’s afternoon tea is deservedly world-famous – in the lounge or outside on the terrace, you’ll enjoy a selection of freshly baked scones, home-made pastries and dainty sandwiches alongside premium quality teas. There’s a range of fine dining options here; the Michelin-starred William Restaurant serves modern European cuisine with international influences, overlooking the Funchal coast; while Ristorante Villa Cipriani has excellent Italian dishes on the open-air terrace.

William Restaurant
The modern international menu here celebrates Madeira's finest seasonal ingredients with innovative flavours and creative presentation that vies for attention against the backdrop of the dramatic Funchal coastline.

Ristorante Villa Cipriani
Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist set against a backdrop of sunset views. Open for dinner.

Pool Terrace
Offering breakfast and an à la carte lunch menu with pool and ocean views.

Poncha is a fruity sugar cane based spirit and part of Maderia's culture. Luís Sousa, Head barman of Belmond Reid’s Palace has, with the addition of gin and tangerine, created an elegant and fine version of this signature cocktail.

Somewhat of a tradition at Reid's, indulge in an afternoon tea of homemade pastries and scones and finger sandwiches.

What's included

Breakfast on the Pool Terrace.

The state-of-the-art spa is designed for the whole family to enjoy. The unique array of indulgent treatments are from the world’s top brands, including Aromatherapy Associates, LaStone and Natura Bissé. Therapies incorporate many of the botanic and mineral ingredients found on the subtropical island, including basalt stone, rose, mint, banana and orchid. The spa is in a separate building adjacent to the pool deck and accessed through fragrant gardens; there are five therapy rooms each with terraces overlooking the calming waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you'll have the option to enjoy outdoor treatments in the cooling breeze and you can relax in a private whirlpool. Unique to Madeira, the double therapy suite has two treatment tables, its own outdoor patio area and private plunge pool so couples, families and friends can experience the most luxurious therapies together. Separate changing facilities are provided for ladies and gentlemen with showers, dry sauna and steamrooms. A fully equipped cardiovascular fitness centre is also available.

Watch the sunrise from Madeira's third highest peak, Pico do Arieiro, take a guided tour of the hotel's gardens with a horticulturalist or join a workshop with a local dried flower artist.

There are two swimming pools, one freshwater and one seawater and the sea level platform provides direct access to the ocean. Windsurfing and scuba diving can be arranged or you may prefer to take a boat ride to Desertas Islands uninhabited, aside from rare monk seals.

All Belmond hotels aim to tread lightly, purchase as much food as possible from sustainable sources and follow sustainable practices to lessen their environmental impact.

The 'Fun@Reid's' service for children aged 3-9 is designed to ensure that parents enjoy a relaxing time together while their children have a fun-filled holiday. The service provides a range of activities, facilities, excursions and meals — all under the supervision of a team of multilingual carers. Typical activities include face-painting, fishing, swimming, treasure hunts, mask-making and a Jeep Safari.

Fun@Reid's Children's Club operates seven days a week from 10am-5pm during school holidays and Monday to Friday year-round, and is based at the little 'Fun at Reid’s' house in the hotel grounds. The house is equipped with games, PlayStations and toys, and has its own play area outside with a kids' pool.

The only charges are for meals and excursions.

Reid's Palace guests enjoy a 30% discount on the green fees and (subject to availability) complimentary transfer to Palheiro and Santo da Serra golf courses.

Minimum stay: 4 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan.

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