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.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 234 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 Reviews Show more reviews »

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

A pleasant stay

Our first stay at Panoramic and I must say we would return. The hotel is positioned a distance from Funchal and whilst it is possible to walk, it is not ideal for people with any disability. However, the walk back would be arduous due to the steep climb. The hotel provides a courtesy bus but this only runs until c6pm and seemingly not on Sundays (as we found out!) One driver is most pleasant, the other should think about a change in profession. Probably the most miserable man I have come across. He should think about leaving on schedule and not early and not be disgruntled at people who turn up on time. What is the rush after all!!? The hotel has a swimming pool, but it is quite small and with limited number of sun beds. As I said, we would return but I feel there are a number of things which could improve the hotel immensley. The pool side bar, we found the food menu very limited, of average quality and quite expensive for what you get. The entertainment, if that's what you like and would stay in for, was not great. Backing tracks mainly and seemed to lack imagination, appeal. The cocktail bar is lacking atmosphere, it seems more like a convention room. Dare I suggest that an improvement to the lighting and decorate the walls perhaps? Apart from breakfast, we did not eat at the hotel, but we did find a little gem of a restaurant a short, but steep walk away (Ca Te Espero, down the road, turn right down some steps and keep walking down until you can go no further. Ca Te Espero is on your right). Good quality food, and a varied menu from the majority of eating establishments in Madeira. Very reasonably priced too. The hotel is well run and like us, I am sure most people will enjoy their stay.More

BarnieAndBetty, Cotswolds

Nice views but .......

We arrived the hotel on schedule and were shown into our rooms after a short wait. My first surprise was that even though we booked for three people and the room had three beds, the cups, duvet, beach towels etc was only for two. Furthermore, having stayed in hotels in Spain, Ireland, US and the UK, it was an unpleasant surprise to be informed that the safe, electric kettle and complimentary tea/coffee had to be rented at a weekly rate!!! Majority of reception staff were polite and helpful but i found the waiters to be abrupt and somewhat rude! No TAP water was provided at the restaurant even when asked and the head waiter at the buffet restaurant retorted rudely that 'this is Portugal and we don't provide free tap water here' or something along those lines... Another real issue was the wifi: there was no signal in the rooms and reception staff advised that in order to use these facilities, we had to come out into the lobby!!! I must however state that the bus driver was courteous and prompt and most of the facilities was as described. Madeira is a beautiful, picturesque city!More

VAniaku, Nottingham, UK

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