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.
These light and airy twin rooms with a sea view can sleep up to three with twin beds, plus an extra bed. They come with modern furnishings and a large patio door leading to a balcony with some outside space.
Hotel was very good. It wasn't near center, but there was bus from hotel to center (it was free). Breakfest were very tasty (omelete, juices...) Last big plus for me was breakfest, swimming pool and table tennis. If I woul'd go to Funchal again I will visit this hotel.More
Another wonderful holiday at this lovely hotel
We have just returned from our 4th visit to the Panoramico, and once again we have not been disappointed in any way. The hotel is well situated overlooking Funchal, a 20 minute walk into town, or make use of the free courtesy bus, which runs regularly every day except Sunday. The room we had was spacious and comfortable, and very clean, as was all the hotel. The food is plentiful, with a particularly good breakfast selection and the staff, in our opinion, are superb. In fact, they are one of the top reasons we keep returning. The hotel manager is visible every day, and always very helpful if there is anything at all that you need. We really do love this hotel and hope to visit again in the future. Madeira is a beautiful island that, thankfully stays the same and whilst there are a lot of visitors, it never feels over crowded. Already looking forward to coming back, and when we do, it will definitely be to the Panoramico!More
We had fantastic sea and mountain views from our balcony, and, we did get continuous WiFi in our room (332) once we had connected in the lobby, much to the surprise of reception staff. A safe for the week will cost 11 euros and is opened by a room card (once activated). Coffee and tea facilities are not complimentary and have to be paid for. The hotel was clean and very well run. The staff are among the best we have experienced. Very good choice at breakfast, especially liked the cheese omelette, and the coffee was good. We ate at the Paladar âa la carteâ restaurant one night and were sadly very disappointed. One choice of vegetarian main, and the salad starter took 45 minutes to arrive, even though there were only 4 couples in the restaurant. We forgot to give in the 10% off voucher (that we were given on arrival) for the Paladar. When we went pay our bill at the end of the holiday, we were told that the voucher couldn't be accepted, as it should have been presented at the time of the meal. It was my birthday whilst we were there and a bottle of bubbles was put in the room. Nice touch. As it is a long way to Funchal, the hotel lay on a free transfer bus every day except Sunday (last bus back to the hotel is 6:15pm); this has to be booked in advance, both ways. If you decide not to return by bus at your chosen time, don't worry, the bus will go at the time stated and not wait, so no problem. A taxi back from Funchal will cost 10 euros. Unless you are a hardened walker, the steep up-hill walk back from Funchal is rather impossible. There are dogs barking most nights and it is annoying, but the noise is lessened slightly by drawing the curtains. Top Tipâ¦.If you visit the Monte Palace Gardens, wear sensible shoes as there are so many steps, up and down, to contend with. The walk back to the road is very steep, but there are buggies that, for 2 euros, will take you back. Unfortunately, the day we went it had been and still was raining, so the buggies werenât working and we had to walk. We did go down-hill on the basket toboggan. Great fun. In all, we did 4 trips with Thomsons, Monte, The West, The East and the Heart. Very enjoyable.More
LA_Lady1950, West Sussex, United Kingdom
What a super hotel!
I'm not a fussy person, but I do have high expectations and I do expect things to be right. This hotel even ticked all my boxes. The name says it all, as the view from our sea view room and the terraces gave a complete panoramic vista of Funchal, the cruise liners and the sea. The service was spot on, food to a very high standard and the paintwork and cleanliness spotless...there is nothing out of place literally! The hotel is certainly managed to a very high standard and the staff friendly and clearly highly motivated. The only slight downside, was that you cannot get in room wifi, which we all expect nowadays (but not the end of the world), just in area of the reception. I made a point to see the manager and thank him personally for running such a professional hotel which made our week long stay a real pleasure. Would certainly recommend and will return.More
Great Views fro every room
Conveniently situated on the side of the mountain, affording you views of the port, the city and quite the panorama. Room was comfortable and clean. The outdoor pool was heated. There is an indoor pool with jacuzzi and gym as well.
Although the selection was good, the food at the dinner buffet was on the bland side. The morning buffet is better.More