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 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.
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.
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Lovely Rooms, Spectacular Views
As the name suggests, the panoramic views of Funchal are breathtaking. This place is especially amazing to view the New Year's Eve fireworks - in fact, it's so good, it's where all the locals come to see the fireworks. There's nice hiking trails nearby, the rooms are very spacious and clean, and the staff are friendly. I just stayed one night for the fireworks and I'm glad I only stayed one night because you'll have to take a cab to get food or go into town, so I'd only recommend for shorter stays.More
Good hotel all around
I tried to find negative points about this hotel, I really did. Whatever little mishaps that happened to me were really down to my own silliness (like keeping the room key next to my phone so that the key got 'discharged' every few days so I had to 'recharge' it again at the reception). The staff were great - friendly and helpful, the food was fantastic both in quality and quantity, the views (of the island and the harbour) were marvelous, the rooms clean and modern. I got lucky and managed to snap one of the corner rooms with extra little balcony to the side, together with the normal balcony. The free shuttle service to town was great, and the bus stops of both normal buses and the yellow touristy bus was a nice bonus, with a grocery within 10 minutes from the hotel. All in all, I'm super impressed with this, and couldn't have asked for anything better.More
My husband and I visited this hotel on a last minute Thomson deal in February, having scoured the reviews for hotels in Funchal before booking. We settled on the Panoramico because of its location and the reviews from other travellers and were not disappointed. This hotel has a nice relaxed, informal feel to it. On arrival we were allocated sea view room, which we had booked, on the first floor. Unfortunately it was on the same level as the pool and there were people on sun loungers immediately in front of the balcony which gave little or no privacy. When raised with the reception staff they quickly moved us to a room on the second floor which was much better. The views were fabulous and definitely "Panoramic". The room and balcony were a good size and pool towels were provided in the wardrobe. We paid extra for the use of the safe, but I had to ask about this when we checked in as it was not mentioned. Contrary to what is stated in some of the other reviews, we only had to book the shuttle bus up to a few minutes before departure and encountered no problems with it at all. We walked into town on a few occasions and it probably took 15-20 minutes. We found all of the hotel staff to be friendly and courteous and the hotel itself to be in good condition. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis which was fine. The breakfast I would say had something for everyone. We ate in the hotel one night and it was okay. I do however echo what some other reviewers have said about some dishes being too salty. I chose a tuna dish that I simply could not eat. On the other hand the desserts were very good. I would definitely consider returning to this hotel.More
Just back from a good holiday. Firstly asked for a sea view room this would have cost 15 euros extra per day. Bedroom spacious. Bathroom spacious, towels changed every day. Beds comfy and the room clean. Flat screen TV news channels and some channels in English. Some were also subtitled. Didn`t watch much out most of the time. Downside dogs barking would drive you mad also house playing very loud music. Hotel said they couldn`t do much about this because it was a private house. We were told by on receptionist it was o one off situation we had it for 4 days of our stay. Too bad if you want a relaxing time on balcony. Food in restaurant good but inly omelettes or fried eggs. No scrambled which was weird. Evening meals fine sweets to die for. Good hotel courtesy bus only has 16 seats so don`t know how it works in the high season. Enjoyed my stay but the loud music and dogs barking were a big let down. Staff were friendly. The two waiters in the cocktail bar were good fun. Evening entertainment ok but surprised nothing on in the Saturday. One evening was Jazz the group were ok but not my cup of tea. I would go but only if you get a good deal from your travel agent.More
Good hotel, amazing views, lovely staff
We upgraded to a sea view room, which really made our stay, the view is stunning. We were lucky with the weather and were able to sunbath around the pool. The hotel was clean and everything worked. The staff were really lovely and helpful. Breakfast was good, lots of variety and hot food available with eggs cooked to order. Swimming pool was clean and the poolside bar serving food and drinks (and ice cream) was good. Slight niggles were being charged for tea/coffee making facilities in our room â¬7.50 and for use of the safe â¬11 There's a mini bus into town until 6 o'clock but we chose to walk. We ate in Funchal every evening (some lovely restaurants) and walked it off with a 2 mile walk back up the hill! I'd be really happy to stay here againMore
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