Reid’s Palace – Hotel of dreams

Around all Madeira island is a lot of places to stay for holiday. There are have many options to choose: hotels, apartments, private rooms and more. Today I would like to focus on the most luxury place on Madeira which is Reid’s Palace. It is located around one kilometer on the west from garden parque de Santa Caterina in Funchal. This place is the most well known, because of level of luxury, high standard, perfect service and famous guests. In this hotel stayed celebrities like prime minister or Great Britain – Winston Churchill, actors Roger Moore and Gregory Peck, poet Rainer Maria Rilke and many more. You can expect there gorgeous panoramic views, innovative cuisine and the superb service of a bygone era.

Belmond Reid's Palace: 5 Star Luxury Hotel & Resort in Madeira, Portugal

The idea of build the luxury hotel had Willinam Reid. This guy many years rented private apartaments for tourists. Unfortunetly he died two years before finish of construction. His idea continued his sons – Alfred and William. Finally they opened New Reid’s Hotel in 1891! Fast people started to called this place: REID”S PALACE.


Hotel is still working and everybody can be a guests. The standard room for two persons costs 300 euros per night (breakfast is include). If the price is too high, do not worry. There is another way how to visit this amazing place. Reid’s Palace holds up british traditions – everyday at 5 p.m. on the terrace it is served tea, home made cookies and coctail snacks. It is not nessesary to be guest of the hotel to take part in this lovely event. Everybody can participate. You just need to reserve place in advance. the cost is 30 euros per person. It is mandatory a elegant dress code.

Restaurantes e bares no Belmond Reid's Palace

Text by Jacek Szakuro

Volunteer at Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes
European Solidarity Corps  
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