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Madeira's Classic Orchestra concert season at Reid's is back next 5th October. Save your place with the hotel reception.
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In the spirit of the Flower Festival we are opening our gardens to all guests and general public with daily professional guided visits. The visits are free of charge but requires previous booking with our concierge, as we take a maximum of 20 people per day.
From 7th until 17th April - Wednesdays and Sundays at 3:30pm, and on the remaining days of the week at 4:30pm. #Belmond2016
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We are nominated to the World Travel Awards - Europe's Leading Island Resort http://bit.ly/25sLEK9
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Tickets are now on Sale! Madeira Film Festival Gala dinner returns to Reid's next 30th April, with the unique performance of Phamie Gow. Save your place with our concierge. ‪#‎Belmond2016‬
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Planning a romantic getaway? #valentinesday2016  
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Countdown has begun...
Two parties to celebrate the New Year's Eve, one on the 30th Dec and another on the 31st.
As you may be aware we are already fully booked for both, so if you fancy to ring in the New Year with us and watch the fireworks from the Cocktail Bar & Tea Terrace, save your ticket with the concierge which grants you access from 11pm on the 31st Dec.
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Every Monday Brisa do Mar opens for an alfresco dinner with open views to the sea and the Bay of Funchal. Local Tapas with Portuguese and Madeiran flavours, accompanied by music of “Swing Feel Band” and a local Folklore Group Performance.
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Save the date! The one and only Summer White Party is back on the 23rd July.
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Steeped in timeless tradition, Afternoon Tea is one of our star attractions. Indulge with delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and a selection of 24 teas or a glass of champagne. All served with a breathtaking view to the Atlantic Ocean.
 
Make Easter a day to remember with our unique #AfternoonTea ideas. http://bit.ly/1TOkd9Y #TasteofBelmond  
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Share your travel experience while at Reid’s. Tag your photos with #BelmondMemories we’ll share our favourites.
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Reid's Dinner Dance meets Carnival. This year no specific dress code is required, feel free to bring your favourite costume and have fun. Carnival's Ball takes place in The Dining Room on the 8th February.
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Um destino de Mar, Natureza e com um estilo de vida muito próprio que nos faz sonhar com a próxima viagem.
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Estrada Monumental 139 9000-098 Funchal, Madeira Portugal
Estrada Monumental 139PTIlha da MadeiraFunchal, Madeira9000-098
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Plush rooms & suites in a ritzy hotel with ocean views, plus dining, a refined spa & perks for kids.- Google
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Jay Kline
2 weeks ago
The most beautiful and classic hotel on the island, Reid's Palace is a unique hotel like none other. The breakfast was amazing each morning, the views from our room covered the entire bay, the pools were pristine, as was the service. All around i would give each and every aspect of the hotel 5 stars.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Kline, Thank you for visiting us and posting your rating. We are glad to understand that we have been able to provide you a delightful experience, and we do hope we'll have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards Ciriaco Campus General Manager Belmond Reid's Palace Madeira
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HereAndThereWith PatAndBob
2 months ago
Arriving by ship at the Atlantic Ocean island of Madeira, it is Reid’s Hotel that commands one’s attention. It’s perched high on a cliff, overlooking both the ocean and Funchal, the capital city. It demonstrates that dreams can come true. William Reid was a 14 year old cabin boy from Scotland, when he first stepped ashore on the island in 1836. He was penniless, so he entered the wine trade and made a fortune exporting Madeira wine. He bought the present rocky site of Reid’s Hotel and had it covered with many tons of rich soil. Nature went to work and eventually the site was a magnificent sub-tropical garden instead of a bleak rock. Finally, he started building a grand hotel on the site in 1887, over half a century after he first arrived on the island. He died before its completion, but his sons finished off their father’s dream. Reid’s Hotel opened for business in 1891 and has long been recognized as one of the world’s finest. When someone chases a dream with determination, unforeseen events so often conspire to help. In other words, you get lucky! In the 1880’s, huge quantities of gold and diamonds were discovered in South Africa, thereby creating some very wealthy people needing to travel regularly between South Africa and Europe. At that time, air travel was something for the future. Wilbur and Orville Wright’s earliest contraption did not take off until 1903. Therefore luxurious ocean liners began to ply the route between the port of Southampton, England and the port of Cape Town in South Africa. That’s a voyage of over 7000 miles. There had to be somewhere for these ships to break the journey and there, midway between the two ports, sits Madeira. Ocean liners began to deposit wealthy people on the island for a visit of a few days. They all stayed at Reid’s and loved it….which was just as well, because it was the only place in town to stay, while their ship re-supplied itself. Now my point is this. When William Reid was spreading rich soil over the rock he had just bought and planning his hotel, he could not possibly have foreseen the existence of those wealthy customers. The gold and diamonds had not even been discovered. Gold mining in South Africa did not even start until 1886. Why did he even expect a demand for a five star hotel on a tiny island in mid-Atlantic? However good a businessman he may have been, where did he expect his hotel customers to come from? Madeira is 360 miles off the North African coast and 583 miles off the south western tip off Europe. It’s on the same latitude as Atlanta, Georgia. The island is only 30 miles long by 13 miles wide. Who on earth would want to go there, particularly before the days of air travel? And how did William Reid know about the future discoveries in far away South Africa that would make his dream succeed? Yet succeed it did and the list of celebrity guests over the past century or so is formidable. Long ago, I enjoyed afternoon tea on the terrace of Reid’s Hotel, overlooking the ocean. It helped compensate me for a disappointment. We all know that only one tenth of an iceberg emerges above sea level. Madeira is just like that. The surrounding ocean is extremely deep, but volcanic activity has thrust upwards from the ocean floor a slim finger of material. The top of the finger broke the surface of the water and became the island of Madeira. The highest point in Madeira is over 6000 feet above sea level, but the ocean floor is several miles below sea level. When I visited Madeira, I donned my mask, snorkel and flippers and drifted along the surface looking downwards at the miles of ocean between me and the ocean floor. Now surely that should be a spectacular view? It’s not. It’s just dark. So I retreated to the terrace of Reid’s Hotel. That was a spectacular view.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thank you for telling the story.
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Bill Palmer
3 months ago
Has to be done, for the ambience and the old world charm. Eye watering prices but hey - you're on holiday.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I would like to take this opportunity to pass all our appreciation for having chosen our hotel. We all hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards Ciriaco Campus General Manager
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Shields Monteith Morgan
3 years ago
I loved this place the moment I walked in the door on one trip and knew immediately if I ever made it back to Funchal, I would want to be there. Luckily, two years later we made it back and our stay was phenomenal. The view was stunning and I felt like a princess the entire time I was there. The service, people, and hospitality were top notch. This place has always remained in my mind as being among a favorite! I would hope anyone else that gets to visit shares the same feelings.
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Heinz Huysamen
4 months ago
Fantastic hotel with amazing views. The pool area is world class. However the very stiff atmosphere does take away a bit off the experience. Christmas and New Years Evening black tie is compulsory at the hotel's dinner. Definitely not a place for the younger crowd. Also very pricy.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Dear Mr. Huysamen, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience during your recent visit at our Hotel. We continuously strive to meet our guests' needs and expectations; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and in the meanwhile we remain, with our kindest regards, Ciriaco Campus General Manager
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Robert McCallum
3 months ago
If it's good enough for Winston Churchill it's good enough for me the afternoon tea was the best I've tried the scones were to die for be aware you have to pre-book as its very busy also it has a strict dress code.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you for the lovely words much appreciated. Best Regards Ciriaco Campus General Manager
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Richard Oldham
2 months ago
Fantastic service, we were never told 'No' to any request
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Dear Mr. Richard Oldham, Thank you very much for choosing the Belmond Reid's Palace for your stay, and for sharing your kind comments. On behalf of the whole team I pass you all our appreciation and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards Ciriaco Campus General Manager
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Sarah Drinkwater
4 years ago
We came here for afternoon tea and left wishing we'd find our fortunes and come back for a stay. It's a candy pink hotel perched on the top of a cliff, with the most gorgeous Deco interiors - a vintage Rolls outside, halls decorated with old-time posters advertising the hotel, proper black and white parquet floors and amenities such as a hairdressers and a lift going from the top floor of the hotel down perhaps eight floors to the cliff-side swimming pool. The afternoon tea's served on an airy terrace with that stunning view over the capital city Funchal - for 30 euros each, you stuff yourself with crustless sandwiches, still-warm scones and cream, a whole range of delicate and not-so-delicate little cakes with a few Madeiran specialities thrown in and their own blends of tea while a pianist tinkles in the background. You can add in a glass of champagne for 8 euros or, better yet, come back in the evening for cocktails on yet another terrace, this time with a full baby grand piano out in the open air. So decadent! Winston Churchill and Gregory Peck are some of the celebs who've signed the guest book here and I hope, one day, I get to as well....
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