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 five-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. This hotel is part of the Skytours range until April 2017.
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- Lifts: 2 in each wing
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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.
Expect international favourites along side traditional Madeiran dishes. There's a waiter service at lunch time and an optional à la carte menu for an extra charge.
Great for afternoon coffees, pre-dinner drinks and night caps.
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twin room with balcony
These contemporary twin rooms come with a balcony, for that bit of fresh air. They have an extra bed. And you'll also find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a flatscreen TV included.
twin room with sea view and balcony
These contemporary twin rooms come with a balcony offering views of the ocean. They have an extra bed. And you'll also find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a flatscreen TV included.
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Wonderful views, great hotel.
This was a last minute break so didn't expect too much but was very pleasantly surprised on arrival. I arrived very early but my room was ready and I was soon sitting on the balcony and enjoying the views. My room was large, clean and comfortable with a bath and over bath shower. Towels were replaced every day and there were sachets of shampoo/bath gel provided. All the staff were fluent in English and always ready to help. I was on half board and found the buffets very good at both meals. In the morning there is someone to cook eggs to order : poached, fried or omelettes and in the evening there was always a special like steak one night or fresh tuna another night along with at least 3 other main dishes. Plenty of variety in salads and fresh fish/sea food and constantly replenished and delicious. At breakfast you can sit anywhere but in the evening you had a dedicated table which means that whenever you come down to dinner you can just sit down and don't have to wander around looking for somewhere to sit. I rather like that system. The hotel is a little out of Funchal but there is a courtesy mini bus that makes several trips a day and I used this a lot. Book at reception or the driver cannot take you. The grounds are lovely and there is a separate coffee shop near the open air pool with cakes, sandwiches etc for when you are feeling peckish. My room was on the first floor and I had amazing views of both the mountains and the harbour so was very lucky. If you are feeling energetic there is a tennis/squash court an open air and indoor pools or if not so energetic a popular spa and gym. There are a few shops about 500 metres up the hill if you need supplies and a bus stop directly outside if you want to get into Funchal on the no.45. The weather in January was about 19c most days so just ideal for wandering around the town. Great holiday, great hotel I will be back.More
A nice place to see the Garden of the Atlantic
The hotel is situated about twenty minutes walk from the port of Funchal. It is easily accessible via public transport (the number 44 or 45). The hotel has all the standard amenities a good three/four star hotel should have. Fresh towels and a cleaned bathroom everyday. The breakfast is buffet style with enough variety for all nationalities. The majority of guests are German but this makes little or no difference as the locals speak English fluently. We only went bed and breakfast so never sampled the lunch or dinner menu, but we did pay a visit to the a la carte restaurant The Palador. The food there was tremendous but a little more expensive than eating in Funchal (It was worth it). The hotel staff are very friendly and can help with excursions or using the local transport to get about. Tea, coffee safe facilities etc are all extra but the wifi was free and the signal was very good, good enough to buffer films on the ipad at night. If you are stuck in for a night the TV is good choice wise and they have a bar with entertainment. The hotel is geared towards the older end of the travelling spectrum as with the rest of the island the tourists are somewhat older. They have an indoor and an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi which are free too use. They have a sauna and steam room which aren't free but if you are the first to use it you will be charged for its use and then it is left on all day anyway which seems a bit unfair. The sandwiches through room service are a waste of time. This was the only real negative, four euros for two dry pieces of bread and a piece of ham or cheese. I have however had the same experience in a four star hotel in England. For the cost this was definitely worth the stay and I would recommend anyone who is looking for a more active stay in Madeira use the Panoramico as a base.More
Standard hotel with a great view
We came for 1 week with TUI, so it predefined the type of the hotel. We usually donât expect much from the hotels (selected by tour operators). Advantages Great view â You fall in love with Madeira and Funchal immediately Good choice of additional activity Quite far from noisy places in the city center Wi-fi fast Average The room size and furniture is acceptable, but not so strong for 4* hotel The stuff is friendly, but more complex tasks are difficult to them Breakfast and afternoon meal â not a good choice for more than 1 week Gym and pool of average quality To be improved Shuttle bus â for free- but with strange system of reservation (not exactly explained at the reception). The driver may not You let in even if the bus is empty. (it happened to our kids and once to the whole 7 people group) it seems that driver had fun denying entrance. The detergents used in cleaning give sometimes the awful smell. Drinks and coffees in cocktail bar of poor quality and quantity Shower gel and shampoo in small plastic disposable packs â strange for 4* hotel. Overpriced drinks during diningMore
Very Nice Hotel But Location Poor
We got a very cheap deal with Thomsons and stayed for a week mid January on a B&B basis. The Hotel is very good with large rooms, good aircon and brilliant views. The Wifi was excellent and the breakfast was absolutely fine with a good choice of hot and cold food. The use of the safe is 11 Euros per week. There is a minibus which operates throughout the day to take you into Funchal (about a 10 minute drive) but you need to book this in advance with reception. We used this extensively and went down in the morning and back for 4 ish. We then changed etc and went back on the last bus (6.15), a taxi to the Hotel from town costed between 7 to 8 Euros, the taxis are metered. The main problem is the location of the hotel which is a 35/40 minute walk downhill to the front in Funchal, the Old Town is 10 minutes further on. There is little in the way of bars / restaurants near the hotel hence our using the Minibus. As regards Madeira / Funchal it was our first and last visit. We found that the island is very pretty but outside Funchal the towns are small and surprisingly modern with little to commend them. There was a lack of good bars and restaurants in Funchal and although early in the year things were quite dead by 10.00pm. The food was without exception awful being prepared by so called Chefs who seemed to know little about cooking. Similarly if you like beer this was the most boring place I have ever been, the local beer Coral is dire and the Madeira Beer Lab produces a couple of poor efforts. the most exotic thing was Carlsberg!! All in all Hotel was great Madeira very dead .More
Nice and lovely staff
Very welcoming and nice friendly staff and service. Lucky to be upgraded to a bigger room. Free courtesy bus to town centre with helpful driver. Good swimming pool indoor and out door, a bit chilly in November but a good swim. Not so good, dinner buffet, rather over priced and lacked choices! Extremely salty in nearly all the hot food cooked. A la carte restaurant was much nice but still slightly too salty. I would recommend the espetada (meat on a stick...as described by all locals) Overall I would stay again if I went back to Madeira More
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