Fodor's Expert Review Reid's Palace

Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-098, Portugal Fodor's Choice

On a rocky point surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, Reid's—which first opened its doors in 1891—is synonymous with luxurious lodgings in Madeira. The spacious rooms are beyond comfortable, with wide balconies and sea views. Past guests have included Pablo Picasso, Rainer Maria Rilke, Gregory Peck (Moby Dick was filmed here), and an ailing Winston Churchill, who in 1950 occupied a suite on the ground floor. Afternoon high tea is an event not to be missed.

PROS

  • hotel seems tranquil even when busy
  • service is discreet and charming
  • contents of in-room minibars are complimentary (except alcohol)
  • hotel seems tranquil even when its busy
  • solicitous staff caters to your every whim
  • restaurants have amazing views of the sea

CONS

  • can feel a bit stuffy
  • somewhat confusing layout
  • frustrating dress code

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic, Service, Views
Sophisticated
Beachfront
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 291-717717 | -291 717 717

HOTEL DETAILS

128 rooms, 35 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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