The Hotel Madeira Panoramico has got a brilliant setting. The property is tucked away among green-cloaked hills, overlooking the bay of Funchal. What’s more, it’s less than a 20-minute walk from the nearest bars and restaurants, and just 5 minutes in a taxi from the centre of Funchal. There’s a complimentary shuttle bus laid on, too.
The hotel’s big calling card is its swimming pool. It’s set in a high-up suntrap terrace, which has been designed to maximise the views of the Atlantic. The terrace is freckled with sunbeds and umbrellas, so you’ll find plenty of spots to stretch out in. Plus, there’s a pool bar on hand, serving up cold beers and cocktails.
At mealtimes, you can select from a range of international dishes in the hotel’s buffet restaurant – expect to see favourites like spaghetti bolognese sitting alongside specialities like black scabbard – a fish unique to Madeira. As for evening entertainment, live music acts and cabaret shows make for a lively after-dark atmosphere.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool is high up on a sun trap terrace that makes the most of views of the Atlantic. There are plenty of sunbeds up here to lounge on and enjoy a cocktail or two.
A buffet restaurant with a waiter service at lunch time and an optional à la carte menu. Expect international favourites along side traditional Madeiran dishes.
A convenient bar at the poolside serving cold beers and colourful cocktails.
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This was a late booking for a much needed rest with the chance of a little sunshine. I can't believe how lucky I was to have booked the Panoramico Hotel and not one of the concrete blocks down in the Lido area. This was my first visit to Madeira and I was enchanted by it. The Panoramico is a gem. Perched high on a hill with beautiful views from virtually every corner of the hotel and grounds, the distance from the buzzing centre really isn't an issue and in many respects is a distinct advantage. The hotel has a regular, free shuttle bus, a local bus stops just outside and will take you into town for around £1.40, the walk down is easy and a taxi will only cost you around £4. All of the staff were delightful, helpful and very patient with my many questions. My room was a very good size with a nice balcony and view and the entire hotel spotlessly clean. Buffet breakfast provided an excellent choice. I was on a B & B basis so that I could sample local restaurants for dinner, though I did have dinner a couple of times at the hot buffet restaurant. I didn't have chance to try the a la carte restaurant but will next time. I had an excellent massage in the wellbeing facility. The ambience there was very calming. I found out too late that I could've hired a tennis racket and used the practice wall on the tennis court. That's another thing for next time. The Panoramico really makes the best possible use of the views with lots of little hidden quiet corners, for instance a bench tucked away in one of the garden areas, sunbeds on little flat roofed areas. It's beginning to sound as though I have a vested interest in this place but I honestly don't. The reverse, I should be keeping it quiet so I can get a room easily when I go back again.. In my many years of holidaying all over the world, I have never before considered going back somewhere a second time but am already making enquiries about my next trip to the Panoramico and probably within the next year.More
Perfect for our requirements!
This is our first visit to Madeira and we will certainly return to this beautiful island, and this hotel. Yes, the walk down to the centre can be taxing but there is an excellent bus service available. However, we have dined so well in the hotel itself, the daily walk has become a necessity! Our room is spacious, comfortable and clean. Furthermore, we have been able to get Wifi connection which isn't the case in most rooms. We have found the reception staff to be very helpful and the dining room staff to be equally attentive. Suggestions: if you find the bed rather hard the housekeeping staff will add a foam mattress, which certainly improved the situation for me If ordering a picnic lunch do read the menu carefully. Do not expect to find included the wholesome breads served at the breakfast table More
Joyce C, Newent UK
Many Happy Returns
This Hotel without doubt must now rate as one of the best on the Island of Madeira.My wife and I have stayed at this "Family Owned" Hotel on many occasions including January 2014 for 21 nights and certainly would not wish to stay at any other Hotel on the Island. The Staff in most cases have been employed at the Panoramico Hotel for many years which is indicative of the quality which my wife and I have appreciated on all occasions on which we have been guests. We consider any adverse comments by some Tripadviser Reviewers to be unjust. Mr. Spinola the Manager whom we have known for as long as we have been guests at the Panoramico has always proven to be extremely helpful in the event of any personal problems which may arise . He is a person who shows quality without having to prove it. His Staff appear to be in exactly the same category also who have been chosen to become employees with care and we consider that guests at all times should treat all of them with the respect which they deserve. There has been one great improvement in the Service to Guests and that is the introduction of the availability of "Teas Made Facilities " which the British love for an early morning cup of tea prior to breakfast . There is a small charge for the use of this facility of 7.50 Euros for the whole stay. It must be remembered that not many European Countries have this habit and we Briitish do miss our early cup of tea on holiday abroard. The Management of this Hotel have realised how important this is to the majority of British Visitors. Well done The Panoramico . My wife and I have every intention of returning once again for 3 weeks next January.More
a bit more flexibility at the reception desk
If you're looking for a hotel during the new years eve, it would be good place to choose, since you have a nice view over the bay. If it would be on any other occasion, think how important is the closeness to the charming old town. There is a free hotel shuttle (plus for that), till 6 pm (make shure to book in advance). I f you like to walk, get ready for a big adventure on a way back. Rooms are ok, breakfast is fine too, would love to have free wi-fi also somewhere else, not just in a lobby and I couldn't get rid of the feeling while talking to the receptionist they are answering questions just because is in their job description.More
k p, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
4th Visit to the Madeira Panoramico
This is my second review for this hotel and once again we had an extremely enjoyable stay. The staff are the main asset because they all make you feel so welcome. We were there for the New Year celebrations and this time booked through Thomson Holidays, who were very efficient and reliable, especially the Rep. We did three trips with Thomson at a very reasonable offer price of €109 each for the 2 full day - East,West and 1 half day Nun's Valley. These were well worth doing even with mixed weather conditions. Again we enjoyed the views from our comfortable room at the very front of the hotel, we watched the cruise ships come and go, and two of them that we had cruised with - old friends back together for the fireworks! There is a good choice for breakfast and evening meals and it's well worth taking advantage of the hotels evening meal packages. As in a previous review I think the bathrooms could do with refurbishment but they are quite acceptable and very clean, so this is a minor point. Although the hotel is out of town the free shuttle and inexpensive taxis make it a good location. Hopefully we will return, hopefully in the Springtime for a change of season! Thanks must go to the Manager Mr Spinola and his team.More
mpandrp, Royston, United Kingdom
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