Belmond Reids Palace
LocationThis very traditional, exclusive luxury hotel lies high on a mountain at the end of a landscape dominated by steep cliffs. Guests are able to enjoy a wonderful view over the Bay of Funchal and the beach can be reached in a few minutes on foot. Numerous shopping possibilities and public transport links lie within a few metres of the hotel. The town centre with its various nightclubs and bars is around 1m from the hotel. The airport is about 20 km from the hotel.
FacilitiesThe hotel was built in 1891. Guests have a choice of 35 suites and 128 double rooms located in a 5-storey main building and a 6-storey auxiliary building. Multilingual staff at the reception are happy to assist guests at the reception desk round the clock. Check-in and check-out are available 24 hours a day. Amenities include a cloakroom, baggage storage service, safe, currency exchange service and cash machine. Wireless internet access (for a fee) allows guests to stay connected while on holiday. The tour desk offers assistance with booking excursions. A lift and wheelchair-accessible facilities are available. There are a number of shops as well. The grounds of the hotel feature a playground and a lovely garden. Additional amenities include a TV room, a playroom and a library. Guests arriving by car can park their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Further services and facilities include a childcare service, medical assistance, a transfer service, room service, a laundry service, a hairdresser, a coin-operated laundry, a page service and a hotel shuttle bus. Complimentary newspapers are available.
RoomsAir conditioning and individually adjustable heating ensure that rooms maintain comfortable temperatures. A welcome gift awaits guests. Guests can enjoy the sea view from a balcony or terrace. All rooms are carpeted and include a double bed or a king-size bed. Separate bedrooms are available. Children's beds and extra beds can be requested for younger guests. A safe, a minibar and a desk are also available. The kitchenette comes with a refrigerator, a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station. Other amenities available include an ironing set and a trouser press. A direct dial telephone, a television with satellite/cable channels, a radio, a CD player, a DVD player and WiFi provide all the essentials for a comfortable holiday. A turndown service provides guests with additional comfort in the evening hours. Amenities provided in the rooms include slippers and a daily paper. Bathrooms are equipped with a shower, a bathtub and a bidet. A hairdryer, a vanity mirror and bathrobes are available for daily use. Cosmetic products and a selection of towels provide additional comfort in the bathrooms. Guests can also book wheelchair-friendly rooms with wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. The hotel has family rooms, non-smoking rooms and smoking rooms.
Sports/EntertainmentThe outdoor pool complex includes saltwater and freshwater pools, which are in part heated. There is also a special swimming area for little ones. A sun terrace, sun loungers, and parasols are available. Refreshing drinks are served at the poolside snack bar. A variety of activities are available at the hotel, for example tennis, volleyball and fishing or, for a fee, cycling/mountain biking, golf and horse riding. Guests can take part in a comprehensive water sports programme, which includes motorboat rides and aquafit, with water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, canoeing, sailing, catamaraning and diving available for a fee. The hotel offers numerous indoor sports, including a gym, table tennis, badminton, billiards, squash and aerobics or, for a fee, yoga. There is a wellness area with a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a hammam and a solarium and, for an additional fee, a beauty salon and massage treatments. Additional leisure activities include a kids' club, live music, a dance club and a casino.
MealsDining facilities include a dining room, a breakfast room and a bar. Guests can enjoy the culinary delights of the non-smoking, air-conditioned restaurant, which provides high chairs for children. Catering options include bed and breakfast and half board. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests serve themselves at the delicious buffet or order a set menu for lunch. Gluten-free meals and vegetarian dishes can be prepared on request. In addition, special catering options and snacks are available.