Savoy Palace & the Reserve Hotel 

Experience is everything

Bliss out in the spa’s wellness circuit, chill by the rooftop pool and feed your soul in a clutch of island-focused eateries.

If you like the thought of being close to the action of Funchal without the bustle, this elegant Leading Hotel of the World could be your perfect bolthole. There are stunning ocean views, luminous interiors conjured up by a local superstar designer and a plethora of inspiring restaurants and bars serving soul-pleasing dishes from near and far. New from December 2023 is The Reserve, a boutique hotel-within-a-hotel, whose guests have access to exclusive lounges at the airport as well as on-site.

Why we love Savoy Palace & the Reserve Hotel

  • Pretty-as-a-picture Japanese dishes, hearty Madeiran classics cooked over fire and homemade ice cream – the food is a tonic in itself

  • With its heat-and-water wellness circuit, inspired treatments and celebrity manicurist nail bar, you won’t want to leave the spa

  • Charter a boat for lunch on the water or arrange a memorable sunrise breakfast at the summit of Pico do Arieiro

  • There’s a dedicated pool for the children, a sleek rooftop infinity pool just for adults and one indoors for cooler days

5 stars
Jun - Sep
4 hours
In the island’s capital, Funchal, a short stroll from the centre and a variety of restaurants, cafés and local attractions.
Approx. 20 minutes’ transfer from Madeira airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families

The culinary scene at the Savoy Palace covers all bases, from upgraded Madeiran dishes cooked on a fire pit to elegant kaiseki dinners in a rooftop Japanese restaurant. Seven restaurants and three bars (which also serve food), each with a unique look and ambience, provide plenty of choice, and there’s also the option of 24-hour room service.

Orchidaceae Atelier
The airy buffet restaurant is open for deliciously healthy breakfasts beside the pool and evening meals with international appeal.

Pau de Lume
Come to this deli-style eatery for brunch, lunch and dinners featuring authentic Portuguese dishes from the grill, and homemade cheeses and charcuterie.

Galáxia Skyfood
You’ll feel as if you’re dining beneath the Northern Lights at the evening-only fine-dining restaurant, whose quirky décor is matched by global dishes made with local ingredients.

On the 16th floor of The Reserve, this Japanese-with-a-twist fine-dining restaurant has an inventive menu and impressive views.

Jacarandá Lounge & Club
Guests staying in The Reserve rooms enjoy exclusive access to this airy and relaxing space, which has an all-day menu for stylish grazing.

Open daily from 11am to 11pm for food, and a little later for drinks, this traditionally styled bolthole serves up impeccable Madeiran comfort food.

Alameda Restaurant
Relax on the poolside terrace with unfussy Mediterranean dishes from the wood-fired grill and pizza oven; don’t miss the ice cream, made in-house.

Galáxia Skybar
On The Reserve Rooftop, with a design evoking the night sky, this cool spot offers perfectly made cocktails and a DJ at weekends.

Lobby Lounge
The colourful lobby bar is an all-day retreat, whether you’re here for morning coffee, afternoon tea or a platter of Portuguese cheeses with a glass of local wine.

Vimes Entertainment Bar
This lively 1920s-inspired bar has live music every evening, a daily happy hour and an impressive choice of bar snacks.

What's included

Breakfast at Orchidaceae Atelier

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Orchidaceae Atelier
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Orchidaceae Atelier

The healing power of Madeira’s beautiful landscapes is the inspiration for the hotel’s elegantly modern Laurea Spa*. Its glamorous wellness circuit includes a heated pool, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, ice fountain, halotherapy room and sensory showers, and there’s a menu of nature-based therapies and a Margaret Dabbs nail bar. There are also weekly yoga, Pilates and t’ai chi group classes.

In the bright and open fitness room, Technogym cardio machines share space with a range of free weights and resistance equipment, while outdoor fanatics can enjoy guided morning mountain hikes.

Treatments and to access to the spa's facilities are chargeable unless you're booking a treatment of an hour or more in duration; guests in the Reserve Suites get free access to these facilities but treatments are still chargeable. The spa is exclusively for the use of guests over 16 years old.

Bathing options include an impressively large freeform outdoor pool, a pool just for the kids, a heated indoor pool next to the spa and the heated adult-only infinity pool on the 17th floor. If sea bathing is more your thing, you can access the ocean through the neighbouring sister property, Royal Savoy, reached by a private bridge. If you prefer to be on the sea rather than in it, you could treat yourself to a private boat charter complete with a chef.

Across the Savoy Signature group, there’s a focus on supporting the local economy and community and respecting the island’s environment. Ingredients for the restaurants and bars are seasonal, organic (if possible) and ethically harvested, while other products have to be reusable, recyclable and durable.

Children up to the age of 2 stay for free, there’s a well-stocked children’s playroom (though it’s only supervised at certain times of the year) and a kids’ pool, while the menu for babies and up has lots of age-appropriate dishes.