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.
Great views, but you need to pay extra for sea view room (105 euro a week - which is pretty expensive) amazing pool view, rooms clean and tidy. Breakfast ok, freshly made eggs, great choice but everyday the same thing. Kettle in a room would be lovely, instead we needed to buy tea/coffee in a bar everytime. Hotel restaurant expensive and food not very good, but has a great view. However I recommend to find a nice restaurant in the city. It's about 15min walk to shops, restaurants and beach area. Free shuttle bus to the city. Staff helpful, free parking. Wifi only works at the lounge and in the restaurant, didn't work in a room.More
Lovely Hotel in fantastic surroundings overlooking the Bay at Funchal and the Harbour - situated just up the hill from Reid's Hotel. Views were spectacular with the whole of Funchal spread out over the mountains. Hotel room very comfortable with sea view and balcony. Outdoor swimming pool kept to a temperature of 24 degrees and an indoor pool, Jacuzzi etc for when the weather not very clement.
Hotel Restaurant also had a balcony where you could eat and admire the views. Food very good with excellent choice and staff - nothing too much trouble. All staff polite and welcoming. It was the week before Christmas so Funchal and the Hotel were dressed up for the festival with Christmas trees, nativity plays and Christmas lights everywhere. We will certainly go back given the opportunity in 2016. Courtesy bus into town from the Hotel which ran regularly except on Sundays. Taxis plentiful and reasonably priced.More
Dorothy P, 315936
My first holiday at this hotel
We have stayed at Madeira Panoramico Hotel for a week and just have returned back.
I am a very particular about where i stay and i travel quite often to various locations. therefore here is my genuine review.
The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly, polite and helpful, the hotel is quite comfortable but the bedding needs some attention.
The food is very tasty with high quality with lots of choices. The restaurant has a nice sea view and good service.
The hotel location: it is on a hilly site with a good panoromic sea view and it is about 10 minutes walk to the center of Funchal however the hotel will provide a shuttle mini bus every half an hour to city center. Also the hotel have a gym, Jacuzzi, Indoor & Outdoor pools and Tennis Court. Overall it is a good choice to stay.More
Stayed at the Madeira Panoramico for 2 weeks from 6 November 2015. Have never been to Madeira before, but decided on this hotel, because of the the consistently good reviews and so glad we did. The staff are excellent. Nothing is too much trouble and they even arranged for a bottle of fizz in our room when they saw my birthday cards in there. We had a room to the side of the hotel, but could see the harbour from the balcony. The rooms aren't flashy and could probably do with a bit of an update, but they have everything you need and are clean and spacious. If you do want tea/coffee or a safe, these can be arranged for a small fee.
The breakfast was absolutely brilliant. Yes, it would be "samey", if you have everything on offer, every day, but the staff do try and vary the selection and everything is fresh. The fruit is fabulous, the bread is to die for and you can have any type of egg/omelette you want made to order and all of this on top of the most breathtaking seaview!
Yes, the hotel is up a steep hill - that's how you get the view. If you don't want to walk up/down hills or get cabs, then go elsewhere, but we walked down every night and then decided how energetic we felt after we'd eaten dinner! Word of advice - if you come out of the hotel, turn left and walk 200m or so, there are some steps down through a residential area - keep going straight, crossing a couple of roads, until you can't cross a road any further. This will take approx. 20mins. If you turn right, this leads you to the lido area. If you turn left, it takes you to the harbour/port. If you do decide to get a cab, please make a note to look at what you're being charged (at the front of the cab). We didn't get many cabs, but did have two experiences of the meter suddenly changing or switching off and then being told a different amount when we got to our destination. When I queried it, they just accepted they'd been found out, but just be aware - nobody wants to get ripped off.
As regards best of the best generally, No. 2 bar is great for drinks and they do a lovely sandwich, Leenos is best for food and Madeira Up Mountain for any safaris.
I suppose if you go to Madeira, you have to go to Monte in the cable car (stunning views) and come down in the toboggan, which we did. Be aware the toboggan only comes half way down, so you will need to get a cab back to Funchal, or walk, which does wonders for your legs!More
Laura B, 503784
One of the best hotel i ever stay . Somethin that i never forget . It's amaizing form the moment you make the ceck in until you do the ceck out.The staff taht work there are make everything posible to feel that you are in a perfect holliday and perfect place.More