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.
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Based On 580 reviews
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- Lifts: 2 in each wing
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Bed and Breakfast
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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 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.
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.
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The Panoramico is a lovely hotel and we would certainly recommend it and return. The room was big, with a fantastic view of both the sea and mountains. Breakfast was a buffet with loads of choice and the chef cooking eggs in front of you - I don't know how he managed to juggle 3 pans at a time. The waitresses run around non stop, clearing tables and keeping the whole place clean. You can eat outside on the terrace too. We used the restaurant twice and again, there was plenty of choice. I am vegetarian and managed to put together a decent meal. We found the a la carte restaurant on our last night and although the service was really slow, the food was lovely. It was quite empty though and I wonder if that has something to do with the fact there was no signage for it. We also visited the cocktail bar on floor -1 on the last evening, where you can get half price drinks between 6-7pm; again pretty empty, which is a shame as there are lots of comfortable chairs and an outside area. Maybe if it was just called a bar with cocktail happy hour, it might attract more people. The swimming pools are clean and not too cold! but what a challenge trying to find the indoor one. We went round in circles for about 20 minutes, in and out of various lifts. There was entertainment on the terrace every evening, apart from Saturday, which I found surprising. Even when it was bad, it was good, if you get my drift! The folk dancing/singing one evening was brilliant. I was somewhat worried about the location, but needn't have been as there is a free minibus to the marina area from Monday-Saturday that can be booked at reception; we always managed to get a space on it. This finishes around 6pm, however the taxi fare from the city centre is only around 7 euros (the taxis are bright yellow and plenty of them) which we thought was reasonable. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. I think the only downside was the problem of signage, which I think would get more customers into the cocktail bar and 2nd restaurant, plus the fact that our room had a really musty smell, which we put down to the drains. the toilet in reception, although spotlessly clean, smelt really awful. Apart from these minor problems, we would definitely recommend the hotel and would returnMore
Great hotel in Funchal
Just returned from 2 great weeks in Madeira. We chose this hotel based on the reviews we read on here and were not disappointed. Yes it is a fair walk to the centre, but we enjoyed the stroll down every morning and even managed to walk back up the hill a few times, although taxi prices are reasonable (8-10 euros). The hotel itself is very clean with terrific facilities and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. It was our anniversary while we were there and they helped me with getting flowers organised for my wife. The a la carte restaurant is excellent and again the staff are very good. The buffet food was very good although we did find the choices very limited. We tended to eat out most evenings anyway because the food in Funchal is tremendous. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would certainly recommend the hotel.More
Week long stay
My Partner and I highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Funchal. We experienced a few issues upon arrival including the Reception Staff not being able to locate our booking, our room smelling of sewage (which we believe was a staff member entering our room before we were handed the key) and bath towels with stains and holes. The Cleaning, Bar and Restaurant Staff were efficient, polite and helpful. Some of the Reception Staff were helpful but others it seemed too much effort to help or provide information. The room was decent and our balcony large with amazing views. The pool and facilities were of high standard with plenty of room for all guests. There is a free shuttle into the Marina which stops at 6pm. From the drop off point it is a short walk to the Old Town and the bus 45 which stops just down from the hill from the hotel and costs €1.95 each way. We did pay a taxi from the airport to the hotel which cost nearly €40. For our departure we caught the 45 bus to the Marina, walked to bus stop 6 and paid €5 each for the Aerobus which was a significant saving. The buffet breakfast cannot be faulted. Even though we had a few issues we would not hesitate to return should we return in the future to Funchal.More
Lovely holiday hotel
We really want to give the Panaramico a 5* rating but we just can't and that's for one reason alone. We arrived late evening on the first of a 7-night stay having booked a mountain view with balcony room. We were directed to a room which had neither of those things and which was generally quite poky. On complaining, reception staff advised no others were available as they were very busy and it might be a couple of days before one was available. However, they advised to speak with the manager the next morning. We didn't need to. Next morning at 9-00 a receptionist called and offered to show us another room which was perfect - spacious, balcony and a sea view. It's just a shame they got the relationship off to a shaky start. That niggle apart, this really is a lovely hotel. Breakfast (we were on a B & B basis) is excellent and the omelette guy is the star of the show! The reception staff, indeed all staff, are lovely and very helpful. There is 'entertainment' most evenings but even our room overlooking the bar area was absolutely quiet if we shut the balcony door. It's not a problem. Oh, and happy hour in the cocktail bar (6 - 7 p.m.) is worth it! Views from the pool area across Funchal are great and was worth its location which is up the hill from Funchal and Sao Martinho. We're quite happy (and fit enough) to walk but those less ambulant might need the hotel's courtesy bus, the No. 45 town bus or a taxi to get to most places. We highly recommend exploring the nearer Sao Martinho for eating/drinking - many of the higher Trip Advisor-rated establishments are there. Tip for those using the Funchal buses: get a multi-trip card (available from a self-service kiosk opposite Tourist Information on Funchal front). You can add as many bus journeys to it as you like, it's cheaper than paying on the bus and you can top it up if you run low.More
stayed here for a week and had a great time. My main reason for choosing this hotel was the position, it has a terrace and great sea views over Funchal. The front desk staff are excellent . When we arrived in our room i wasnt over enamoured to begin with as there was a scruffy bed spread which was un ironed and tatty. I took it off and dumped it in the wardrobe! much better. The hotel was well situated and doesnt get much road noise. Its easy to walk into the centre and there is a mini bus which is very handy and stops outside the CR7 hotel and museum. The breakfast chefs that made the eggs were very fast and professional. There was a good selection of products available. My only gripe was the awful juices from a machine that were rather confected. It was fantastic to eat our breakfasts outside, As the week went on the more i appreciated being at the hotel. The views were fabulous and we saw the sun rise over the bay which made up for the hard lumpy bed. A few glasses of Madeira helped me sleep, If you want something contempory or modern then this is not for you. If you want a great base with good value a functionality then yes. I will returnMore
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