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 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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Lovely position, good hotel
Well Richard A, I think you had our room for last Monday night, as due to the airport closure we couldn't get into Madeira and were diverted to Tenerife, arriving late afternoon the following day. It's a shame we only got 6 nights here as we thought the Madeira Panoramico was excellent in almost every respect. The room, although not the largest, had a splendid view over Funchal to the harbour. I think it's essential to pay that little bit extra for a sea view. The room was immaculately cleaned every day. Good wi-fi in the room. Sheets and blankets which we much appreciate as we are often too hot under hotel duvets. Reception staff were friendly and efficient, able to answer all queries. Buffet breakfast was very good, particularly (as others have noted) the freshly cooked eggs. There was a good variety of fruit - do try the 'custard apples' - they are delicious, and there is a good outside seating area if the weather is warm enough. The evening buffet was acceptable though nothing special. The cocktail bar has friendly staff and a 6-7pm 'Happy Hour' when drinks are half price. The courtesy bus was efficiently and promptly run. You do have to book, but not too far in advance. It drops you by the CR7 hotel near the cruise liners. Note however it does not run on Sundays or after 6 pm. For the return journey, when we were ready to return, we called the hotel to check whether there was room on the next bus, and there always was. We didn't try the outdoor pool or pool bar as it was too cold until the final day, and we didn't try the a la carte restaurant. We liked the fact that the hotel was in an elevated position, and away from the Lido area which we found very built-up and not very attractive (apart from the promenade walk). We didn't go into the Lido area in the evenings and preferred to go down to the main town. It's easy to get there and back on public bus no. 45. The stop is just outside the hotel. The return bus goes from the side street Rua Conselheiro, just across the main sea-front from the yacht marina. Hotel reception can give you the bus timetable. So why have we given 4 stars rather than 5? Well, I'd give it 4.5 if I could. There were just a couple of minor niggles. I wouldn't expect to pay extra for either the room safe or the tea/coffee facilities, although neither were particularly expensive. The kettle was accompanied by really small cups and no teaspoons. (We solved that by borrowing the larger cups from the breakfast buffet.) The indoor pool was too cold and the jacuzzi too small. But these are just one or two areas that could be improved rather than anything that would prevent us returning. The hotel was excellent value for money and we may well be back although we would devoutly hope for calmer winds and stress-free travelling next time.More
Well looked after in a crisis
We were delayed in Madeira at the airport last Monday having left our hotel en route home. Eventually we were taken to the Panoramico Hotel arriving about 9.30pm. The staff were very helpful and sympathetic - they gave us a very welcome dinner and were most helpful. Breakfast was fine and there was no rush to vacate our room. We also had a pleasant lunch They were also helpful with taxi problems. The hotel has great views over Funchal and pleasant grounds. Bedroom was smallish but perfectly OK and very clean as was the whole hotel. We are most grateful to the hotel and staff for helping us in a time of stress and worry.More
Richard A, 504011
Luxurious hotel with a beautiful panoramic view of Funchal
The hotel is every bit as luxurious as it appears on the website. The view from the room is stunning across the bay and the harbor. Breakfast buffet is abundant and with good quality ingredients. Rooms and bathroom are luxurious. No bath but the shower is great. Big swimming pool. Professional staff with good service. Perhaps the small downside is that the hotel is located at bit further up the hill so you should not mind a 10 minute walk to get to the restaurants and bars. More
This hotel is beautiful with wonderful views of Funchal harbour and the visiting cruise ships. The hotel is immaculately clean, buffet breakfast is very good and all staff are very friendly and helpful. There is an outdoor and indoor pool, as well as gym, spa and wellness centre. In the evenings entertainment is provided in the basement cocktail bar. We particularly enjoyed MusicALL- a duo with a very good repertoire. The hotel runs a courtesy bus to the town but this stops at 6pm. The one negative aspect of the hotel is the distance( up many steep hills!) from Funchal centre. We like to walk and regularly walked downhill. We tried walking a short distance uphill but were absolutely shattered and relied on taxis!More
Sheila B, 186526
Very Enjoyable Stay
Panoramico Hotel is clean, quiet, and comfortable with spectacular views towards Funchal. The reception staff are very pleasant, friendly and informative. A special thanks for the speedy repair to the air conditioning by the maintenance team. The room was very bright and spacious with a large bathroom and mini bar. There is an excellent housekeeping service each day. Breakfast offers such a wide selection with eggs cooked to order and the chefs prepare a good buffet variety for evening meals. The dining room staff are very attentive and efficient serving drinks orders and clearing tables between courses. The Ã la carte restaurant was worth the visit for a most enjoyable meal. Musical entertainment is provided in the cocktail bar and the friendly bar staff serve drinks to the table. The hotel offers a reliable courtesy minibus service to Funchal provided by pleasant drivers. Reception provide a list with departure and return times on check-in and take bookings to use the service. A big thanks to all the staff for making our stay very enjoyable.More
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