Hotel Madeira Panoramico  

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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Based On 240 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 2Buildings
  • 5Floors
  • 132Rooms
  • Lifts: 2 in each wing

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Pool bar*

A convenient bar at the poolside serving cold beers and colourful cocktails.

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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed.

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews Show more reviews »

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

Not bad

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

Mark M,

An OK hotel

We have just returned from a week's stay at the Panoramico hotel in Funchal, Madeira. Let's just start with the good points - staff friendly and helpful, room and grounds kept clean, nice and quiet, its a shame but the food let it down. Some evenings the buffet meal was better than others. The breakfasts were again just ok. It seems such a shame because the food lets this place down. Because of its proximity to Funchal, the hotel lay on a free transfer bus, which you must book in advance, both ways. Some times it was a nuisance having to decide in the morning when you wanted to return to the hotel. The hotel has to lay on the bus because there is no way you could walk into town or back, not in that heat and not up hill !!!!! I had read previous comments about the guy who drives the free mini bus being miserable, but hey once you strike up a conversation with him he is fine. Also we found the reception staff very helpful and friendly, once you take the time to chat to them. Our room, if a little old fashioned, was always kept spotless. Unfortunately they do charge to use the safe in the room, but it isn't much, 11 euros I believe. The swimming pool is quite small and although they have a pool bar/food area, it is quite expensive. We only used this once. If we went back to Madeira we wouldn't stay at this hotel, because we would want somewhere nearer to town. However you get what you pay for, but I wouldn't rate it 4 star. Sorry Panoramico you don't get my vote!More

Karen H, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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