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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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 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.
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.
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Excellently situated hotel
We stayed at this hotel from 1th to 19th September 2017. Panoramic describes this hotel perfectly being situated out of the centre of Funchal near the top of the hill and the views from most parts were superb both during the day and at night. Although facing the sea it seems to be sheltered from the wind and the pool area is a suntrap. Food was very good at both breakfast and evening meal, some food being cooked to order such as eggs at breakfast and some meats and fish at evening meal. Rooms clean and to a slightly higher standard than normally expected in a 4 star. The only problem with the hotel is that it is in a largely residential area and on a very steep hill which makes an evening stroll a little difficult. The free bus service is excellent in that it drops you right by the Christiano Ronaldo museum and it is then a flat walk along the promenade into town. The new town is like any other in Europe but the old town is a revelation. To get to it walk along the promenade to the chair lift and then head inland. In the old town many of the doors are painted with murals and it is an interesting few hours just waling around and looking at them. There are many bars and restaurants here and a fantastic atmosphere. Try the chair lift for views and tke at least one trip out to see the rest of the island. Dramatic mountains here and fantastic views. Gardens abound as you would expect and there are a couple in the new part of town which are worth a visit if only because they are free.More
Quality Hotel + Amazing Staff
Just back from a 7 night stay at this excellent hotel - The reception staff are multi - lingual - knowledgeable and extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel was opened about 20 years ago but is modern with excellent facilities. It has an indoor pool / a Jacuzzi / a Sauna + a small gym area. The outdoor pool is situated near to a small bar area where a range of drinks + freshly made snacks are available until 6.00pm. A cocktail bar offers 1/2 price drinks between 6.00 & 7.00 pm served with a complimentary bowl of crisps. - The hotel has a large breakfast area which doubles up as a carvery style dinner area at night. - On sight also is the 'Parador' a la carte restaurant which serves excellent food at a reasonable price - we dined here on 3 nights. There is an outdoor relaxation area where entertainment was provided most nights. A keyboard player + drummer vocalist were particularly good. Excellent waiters serve a range of drinks to your table. - We were allocated room 314 on the third floor which has an amazing sea view - and you can view the cruise ships landing from this room - The two single beds were extremely comfortable and has a decent bathroom with twin shower unit. Adequate wardrobe space (but not enough drawer storage) The room has a very good air conditioning unit - A safe facility (Charged at 11 Euro) per week. A decent size patio with a table + chairs - We had excellent room service every day. Funchal town centre is about 20 mins walk - but there is a free mini bus provided by the hotel. from and back to the hotel which runs every 30 mins We had amazing weather all week and thanks to the accommodation and great staff we had a great holiday.We will certainly stay here again. Reviewed by Rob + Linda (Sheffield South Yorkshire)More
Really great holiday at this fab hotel
Lovely large clean rooms with great views over the town and although it was a fair walk to the town the courtesy bus was a bonus as really steep on the way back .. Great and plentiful breakfast with a superb omlette chef fresh fruit ,warm bread and Madeira cake every day Friendly staff throughout the hotel particularly reception staff who were extremely helpful We will definitely return .. Loved itMore
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
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