From its hilltop position, the Hotel Madeira Panoramico commands sweeping views over the Bay of Funchal.
This place has got a brilliant setting, tucked away among tree-cloaked hills and overlooking the Bay of Funchal. The centre of Funchal is a 5-minute drive away – the hotel puts on complimentary shuttle buses.
There’s a swimming pool that looks out over the Atlantic, plus a smart restaurant inside. Also indoors are modern bedrooms, another pool, and a spa complete with a sauna and whirlpool bath.
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- Lifts: 2 in each wing
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool is high up, set in a sun-trap terrace that makes the most of views over the Atlantic. There are sunbeds up here to lounge on, plus some parasols for a bit of shade.
A buffet restaurant with a waiter service at lunch time and an optional à la carte menu for an extra charge. Expect international favourites along side traditional Madeiran dishes.
A convenient bar at the poolside serving cold beers and colourful cocktails.
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First time at this hotel but will not be the last The room we had was a seaview and to wake up in the morning draw back the curtains then watch the sunrise was worth the extra cash Yes its up a hill but they do have a curtesy bus also there is a bus stop at hotel entrance.You can purchase one, two .or three day tickets at hotel .If you walk further up the hill and catch the 48 to Monte you will see wonderfull views of the island The breakfasts were good the usual buffet style. The a la carte we found to be very good we had to eat there one night as the weather was a bit wild and we ate there three or four times Can recommend the chicken and pasta dishes also stuffed peppers. We had one problem the outdoor pool was being up graded but there is also a indoor THOMSON our agent were aware of this but did not inform us The hotel offered us a change of room because of this also a compensation voucher of our bill. Thomson have also offered .The heading we have used reflectes the quality of the staff we cannot pick out any particular member they were all fantastic My wife and I were people trainers before and this hotel could be a flagship for our hotels to copy It was my birthday when there the chambermaid informed reception and a bottle of bubbly appeared she had noticed my birthday card .This is how well they are trained to pickup on guests welfareMore
worth the walk up the hill
lovely clean hotel. we especially liked the little hidden terraces with plastic grass with the most incredible views. Breakfasts good with a huge choice and dedicated guy making omlettes and frying eggs to order. The name of the hotel is apt as the views are wonderful. The pool is clean and there are enough sun loungers to go round. the staff on the front desk were very helpful, giving advice on travel and transport and local facilities. would recommendMore
Another enjoyable holiday
We stayed at the Madeira Panoramico for the fifth time recently and I can only give the the hotel and staff full marks for yet again making our stay extremely enjoyable. As I have said in previous reviews, the staff are the real asset, plus the wonderful views over Funchal. The hotel is comfortable and spotlessly clean and is away from the hustle and bustle of the town and main hotel area, but remains a convenient spot with the help of the courtesy bus. Also taxis are reliable and inexpensive. So I think we will be returning to our favourite 'retreat'. Each time we have been to Madeira we have found different places to visit and different things to do. We have watched the development of the new marina area in Funchal with great interest and are impressed with the outcome, work is now almost complete. On this trip we visited the south west of the island, had a wonderful meal at the Forte Restaurant and again enjoyed listening to the musicians whilst at the Ritz cafe. We booked the trip with Thomson again and were very satisfied with with their arrangements and the Thomson rep. Thank you to everyone for making our holiday so pleasant! More
mpandrp, Royston, United Kingdom
View excellent, location and food not so much
This modern hotel is clean and well-kept, alongside a fairly busy road. It has two pools, gym, squash and tennis courts and two restaurants. You can also eat at the pool bar and the cocktail bar. The hotel is used by a number of package tour companies who bring groups so be prepared to be at the back of a big queue at reception and at mealtimes. We were quite satisfied with our room here and the service we received from hotel staff. We tried the buffet restaurant for dinner which was like school dinners, even early in the service the meat I chose was dried out. We also tried the a la carte restaurant on site which was better, but the best value option for freshly cooked food was the cocktail bar. (though there is a very limited menu). Breakfast was back in the buffet and was adequate quality. The location of this hotel is difficult to assess. It is, thankfully, out of the main hotel area, and has a gorgeous view but this means it is up a very long, steep hill. We are not reluctant to walk a long way (we were in Madeira on a walking holiday), but it is quite a stretch to Funchal centre, especially if you want to go out in the evening. (Wear your flats, ladies!) Buses do stop outside if you are able to get something at a suitable time. We found that the Sunday service (there is no complimentary hotel bus on Sundays) is hourly, and, at the end of a wet day gave in and paid the 10 euros taxi fare back to the hotel.More
redlizziem, Exeter, United Kingdom
I would say the hotel is dated and needs renovating. Staff at reception could not do anymore for you, warm welcome apart from one nightshirt ginger guy, who was rude. Room lacked a view but that wasn't so bad. Food was horrible or overpriced. Location didn't bother us as we could walk. Doesn't cater for all ages tho. Would I stay here again? Not sure but generally was okMore
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