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.
Service was exceptional from staff. Bit too high up for me as there was not much else in the vicinity
Was in a standard room, with all amenities necessary but no lock on toilet door, bed as hard as nails and walls far too thin. If I wanted to learn a second language at 6.30 in the morning, this was the way to do it. No "entertainment" on a Saturday night - strange! Great bus service, right outside of hotel but needed to work out timetables so as not to wait too long.More
Balladmeister, Enfield, United Kingdom
Madeira..a town to remember forever!
Madeira was on my bucket list and I was more than impressed with this hotel. I stayed there for 10 days during the Flower Festival and was elated. We stayed in a very comfortable room overlooking the town of Madeira. Room was clean and housekeepers friendly. Laundry services were great. Food in both restaurants were excellent expecially the shimp/avocado/sauce! The manager as well as the front desk staff were excellent and always asking if we needed anything. I would certainly recommend this property. Can't wait to go back!More
max012015, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
We stayed here on a bed and breakfast basis and were very pleased we did as eating out was surprisingly reasonable and there were many restaurants to choose from and the fish dishes are excellent. There's only 1 restaurant close by, the Flame Tree which was very nice but the choice was a little limited, however the tuna was to die for. The best meals we had were at Ca Te Espero. Walk a little way down the hill, down the steps on the right and walk down through the residential area to the bottom of the hill, takes about 15 minutes, the restaurant is on the right. Dozens of nice restaurants in Funchal itself, number 45 bus comes right past the hotel, fares are cheap, busses run frequently and on time, some of the drivers do think they are Lewis Hamilton though making for the occasional white knuckle ride! We also had a 2 day pass for the yellow open top tour bus which also stops outside the hotel (the red bus doesn't) Did the Camere de Lobos and the Funchal tour, excellent. Now the hotel. The staff are all very friendly and speak beautiful English as well as many other languages. The rooms are standard if a little dated and they are cleaned daily to a good standard. Breakfast has everything you get in a European hotel plus a chef cooking omelettes and eggs to your liking. There is a free mini bus from the hotel to Funchal at intervals throughout the day which you book at reception. We walked down one day and it took us about an hour but it's very steep in places and we caught a tuk tuk back up which was another experience. This is a lovely, friendly hotel with spectacular views of Funchal, the cruise liners and the mountains. If I was being really picky I would have liked tea/coffee making facilities in the room and for the free bus to run a little later in the evening, the last bus was 6pm. Pay a bit more for a sea view, you won't regret it.More
anita m, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Great View to Funchal
Nice hotel and pleasant staff.
Great view from the balcony to the major city of Madeira, Funchal
The rooms were clean. We didn't use any other in-room service.
Nice in- and outdoor pools.
The breakfast is great.More
Simple and delightful hotel
We've just come back from our first 2 week holiday in Madeira staying at the Panoramico Hotel.
The hotel was perfect for what we wanted. It is quiet and as it is a little away from the main resort, you're able to keep yourself to yourself. Either the hotel minibus or taxi can take you to the marina, or the old town or the Lido (main tourist area) within about 5 minutes. The hotel is situated half way up the mountain though, so be warned, if you fancy a stroll, it's more of a climb to get back to the hotel.
The rooms were adequate. Very clean and had everything we needed. You had to pay for tea and coffee making facilities, which is a bit of a shame, as these days, don't most hotels provide this as complimentary?
The staff were amazing......working long hours, so we were met with the same faces most days, but every one of the couldn't do enough for you. The pool area and bar was really well maintained and very clean and tidy.
Breakfast had a lot of choice, but was exactly the same everyday, so you could get bored easily, but there was plenty to choose from.
I'd definitely go back to Madeira, and for sure if I did, the Panoramico would be the hotel I'd choose.More