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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- 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 hotel on top of a hill
A family holiday for 5 adults myself, my husband and our family. Lovely hotel, great breakfast with freshly prepared omelettes as you wait- the best ive tasted in a long while. Rooms are lovely, clean and comfortable. We only ate One evening meal in the hotel which was buffet style unfortunately this wasnt great so we ate out locally for the rest of the week, however the hotel a la carte menu was much better. Excellent hotel facilities with panoramic outdoor pool and ingor pool with spa and jacuzzi. All in all a great place, use the buses, taxis and hire car availabilty as very hilly but i would not hesitate to return, loved it!More
We booked the hotel for a family break, myself, my wife, my son and his friend who are both 15. We arrived on Monday, early afternoon, one room was ready so we put all our luggage in this room and went down to the pool. The first room was lovely, modern, air conditioned with a small mini bar. The room also had a balcony and this was to the side of the hotel. We thought that this was a bad option to start with but as the holiday went on we found that this was a very quiet side and were not disturbed by any traffic or evening activities, ( the only noise was the local dog barking at about 8 in the morning but this only lasted for about 10 minutes). The second room was finally ready at about 2 and this was even bigger than the first with a seating area and a very large bathroom. We were told that these were recently refitted and we had to agree they were of a superior level. We had booked breakfast each day which was either cooked or continental, so gave us a huge choice. The made to order omelette station was a real hit. The hotel had lots to do ....tennis, squash, table tennis and pool.. there was a cost of €5 for 1 hour but rackets and balls were supplied. The gym is fairly basic with low weights, a couple of running machines and a few cycle machines...enough to keep your fitness levels up but don't expect to bulk up!!!!! The hotel had 2 pools, the upstairs one overlooks Funchal with amazing views and was always easy to get a bed but do note that around 4ish the sun goes behind the hotel so much of it is in shade. The downstairs , indoor pool was of a good size, a little cold but great for anyone wanting to get out of the direct sun. The poolside bar served great food , which was reasonably priced and drinks, that were a little expensive. The staff are all very friendly and would do anything for you, making the holiday even more enjoyable. The hotel also has a cocktail bar which had a happy hour between 6-7pm , this was fun as we could try different cocktails at only €2-60 per glass. The only downside to staying at this hotel was the walk to the centre , but we were fully aware of this when we booked, so we would walk down to the front or take advantage of the hotel's free shuttle and get a taxi back....which on average cost €7. We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Funchal as everything was first rate. More
Good hotel not so great location
Good hotel with a great view overlooking the mountain and port. It has some good facilities, although we had to be find these out by ourselves. The hotel food was not so good, we found it better to eat outside. The issue with this hotel is it's distance to the town centre. You have three options: 1) get a taxi, this will cost you 2) book the shuttle, although it can be over subscribed and runs at certain times (0900 - 1800 Mon to Sat) 3) walk to the town centre, this will take about 30 minutes and we found it a challenge has there are many hills (not ideal for elderly or families as the walking path is not very safe). If you would like to keep your confidential items secure, please note that you will have to pay for usage of the in room safe. This works out to 11 EUR per week and this fee has to be paid even if your stay at the hotel is for 2 nights. Finally, the hotel provides entertainment and the hotel staff are very helpful. For instance we had a late flight on our final day and as a result requested for late check out which was 20 EUR (a small fee to pay).More
It's great BUT you need transport
This is lovely hotel with great breakfast. The views are fantastic. But there is always a drawback. This is rather isolated from the action. We had a car and parking was never a problem. A car is probably indispensable here. We didn't mind walking down to the restaurant area and there are some fine restaurants down there. The walk back up is strenuous though. Twenty minutes hard walking. We loved having the car and found it a great way to get about. Ahh back to the hotel. The pool is great with an inside one and gym for those keen enough. You have to pay extra for the safe and the kettle!! Which is mildly annoying. Great views out to the sea and across to funchal.More
Darryl B, 186364
Views are amazing
Firstly I was a little disappointed to be told our room was not ready on our arrival, which was around 2pm, it took a further 2 + hours before we got the key. My first impression of the hotel (apart from the steep walk up to it) was very good. Once in our room (312) it was spotlessly clean, if a little dated, we had a partial sea view to one side & some local houses in front, of which the barking dogs live, didn't bother us especially but I can see it would some people! There was a clock which chimed every 30 mins & loud music most of the day. However all functioned well & was as expected, apart from the bed! The mattress was so hard I had to check it was actually a mattress!! I padded it out with blankets found in the wardrobe but it did make for uncomftable sleeping. The pool area provided the most amazing views, again was well equipped & very clean, we spent most of our week by the pool & never had a problem getting a bed, although the sun does go behind the hotel around 2-3 pm so not many people are around after that time. The pool bar staff were my favourite, always polite & helpful, pool snacks were good & well priced. We had breakfast included which was typical hotel buffet breakfast, we ate at the Restaurant one night which was very nice, the evening buffet I found expensive for what you got, ate there twice, both times was a little Dissapointed. The courtesy bus into town was very good, we used this twice, lots of shops & places to eat, I recommend the CR7 restaurant & the ice cream place a few doors down. Myself & my 16 yr old daughter wanted a fairly chilled week & this is exactly what we got, we had a great time. I wouldn't say this hotel is geared around children or toddlers & could be a little boring. The entertainment was a little bizzare, a man playing an organ most nights 😂 Madeira was beautiful, stunning views, nice people, a little hillier than an expected I must say!! All in all a great oholiday.More
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