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Madeira Panoramico Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was clean and run like a military camp. Food extremely overpriced and we have had to pay €7.50 for tea making facilities in our room. Maids and reception very nice however buffet staff like Gestapo. Facilities like spa located on site but rather expensive too. Because of the location you are pretty much captive to eating here unless you hike down to the shops which is a very steep incline. No evening or day entertainment and pretty boring. We got a cheap late deal here but it was false economy as it is very expensive for food and drinks are extortionate. Nothing here for children either. All in all its has been very disappointing. I was also handed a letter for putting 2 bread rolls in my bag to sit up on the balcony to eat. This was in front of other guests and I was made to feel like a criminal. Oh well only3 more days until we escape!

We have stayed at this hotel many times, my husband and I like to get away from the UK winter, and the Madeira Panoramico is the perfect place for this. We chose a sea view room on this occasion, and spent time sitting in the sun on our balcony, with a gorgeous view of Funchal, the harbour and the cruise ships. The hotel is very clean, the food is well prepared and plentiful, the free courtesy bus a most useful addition. There are many facilities, including 2 pools, a jacuzzi, gym and spa with a variety of treatments on offer. There are tennis courts, billiards, table tennis, an a la carte restaurant and a cocktail bar with happy hour every evening. Best of all, are the wonderful staff, from reception right through to maintenance. They are polite, helpful and kind, they are one of the main reasons we keep returning as we feel that staff can make or break a holiday, and at the Panoramico they are first class. We look forward to returning and would definitely recommend this hotel!

We booked this holiday with Jet2, on a bed and breakfast basis, and were allocated a standard room on the 2nd floor. The room was clean and spacious, with a balcony overlooking a small garden and the town. We did not upgrade to a room with a sea view as has recommend by other reviews, but we did not miss out on the sun as it got over in the afternoon. Only downside is that there is a problem (as mentioned by other reviews) with dogs barking, but it is surprising what you get used to when you are away from home. We found the breakfast to be first class, with excellent choice of fruit with hot and cold buffet. The facilities and pools were clean and well maintained, and we found no problem in getting sun beds whatever time of day. The courtesy bus into Funchal was very much appreciated, and a welcome perk. We found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful and willing to please. However, I cannot give this hotel an excellent rating as our holiday was slightly marred when we found ants in the room. Although it was late evening when we discovered them on the bedside table, the receptionist responded almost immediately and came in the room to spray. He told us he would report the problem to housekeeping, who would sort it. Unfortunately, their efforts did not get rid of the ants before we left. Even though we still had a couple of nights left of the holiday, we were not offered another room.

If you're bored of spending Christmas and New Year in the cold in the UK then look no further than Madeira and the Panoramico Hotel. The hotel is in the best position for the world's best firework display on New Year's Eve and you get to see the whole display from the roof top. The hotel itself is great, the rooms are a good size and has a reasonably priced mini-bar in the fridge. The cleaning maids were great and always seemed to be there cleaning something. The Reception staff were the best I've ever met, nothing was too much trouble and they were always cheerful and helpful, even after the New Year's Eve celebrations :) We were bed and breakfast only and there was always plenty to chose from for breakfast from cereal, fruit, bread, cakes to full English and a every cheerful and multi-tasking chef on the eggs. The hotel also has a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and jaccuzi which we took advantage of. The shuttle bus into Funchal every day was an added bonus as it was quite a hilly walk into town, although it was downhill and the local urban bus stop was right outside the hotel entrance so if we missed the shuttle bus we jumped on the local one. For location, staff, attention to detail, cleanliness etc then I would say look no further and book this hotel.

Hotel is in a magnificent position overlooking Funchal . We booked this to see the new year fireworks , it was amazing . We could see the whole of the display from our balcony from start to finish without getting crushed in crowds down at the harbour . Now back to the hotel . It is nice and modern with everything you would expect from a four star hotel . Rooms were plenty big enough with a well equpped bathroom hairdryer and toiletries mini bar which we thought was reasonably priced . Breakfast was very good with all the food you would expect - cereals cakes meats fruit yogurt toast and a good coffee machine that had lovely cappuccino coffee tea hot milk etc . I was very impressed with the chef who would make any egg you asked for omelettes with any filling / scrambled / fried ( flipped or as he said it sunny side up ) / boiled all while you waited . The staff were the most helpful and friendly in all of the hotel nothing was too much trouble for them and they greeted you with a smile at all times . I must also mention the free courtesy bus that runs frequently down to the marina and will pick you back up when booked at reception which we found very useful . Our stay at the panoramico hotel was very pleasant due to staff and managment paying attention to detail and clients comfort .

Just returned from a great stay at the Panoramico. Great breakfast, great rooms - recommend you book a sea view, welcoming staff. Great view of the bay of Funchal. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Can’t wait to go back.

Our room was super nice and huge, bathroom with two showers and a tub, 2 closets, seating area to chill The cleaning maids were very nice. The front desk was most helpful, courteous, very nice and always smiling. Breakfast buffet was also pretty good...fresh fruits and veggies, local food and always varying sweets. It's not missing a gym and has an indoor pool and an infinity outdoor pool.

Our latest trip to the Madeira Panoramico was the ninth one, so this speaks for itself as to our opinion of this wonderful hotel. I have also written several other reviews over the years we have visited there, all very positive ones. We find the location most pleasant, being away from the 'hussle and bussle' of the centre of Funchal. The hotel provides a courtesy bus into the town but it is only about a 25 minute walk down to the harbour and we enjoy exploring different routes. Taxis are reasonable, easy to find and very efficient, plus there is a bus stop right outside the hotel. The hotel is comfortable, food good and all the staff are wonderful. We particularly enjoy the happy hour in the bar and all those different flavoured gins were total delight! This time we upgraded our room, directly with the hotel, to one of the contemporary rooms in the new extension. They have views over Funchal and are sleek and modern, the bathrooms are great. Although we still like our usual sea view room this certainly made a change. So when you need a break certainly go to the Madeira Panoramico and book it through Tui!

Great weather contributed to a fantastically enjoyable week. The Madeira Panoramico Hotel was a great place to stay, stunning views, facilities superb, service excellent. Set in the hills, 10 minutes walk into Funchal, this hotel is a great place to relax. Beautiful gardens and pools and plenty of other activities available. There is a courtesy bus, which needs booking in advance, to take you to/from Funchal. Appeals to all ages. Really enjoyed the hotel and Madeira.

Lovely hotel with fantastic views of the mountains, Funchal and the sea. We had a five night stay in Nov 2017 and loved this place. Spotlessly clean, large room, friendly staff and a good choice of breakfast. Situated fairly high up in Funchal so not an easy walk back up, but the hotel provides a free courtesy bus, just book it in reception. We were very disappointed with the one evening meal that we ate in the hotel, but found a good selection of other restaurants within easy reach, especially the Central Grill opposite the football stadium (a short walk down from the hotel). Would definitely stay there again.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Barreiros Stadium, Madeira Panoramico Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Madeira Casino. This 4-star hotel has 132 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Botanical Garden and Monte Palace Gardens are also near this Funchal hotel.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite buffet restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Madeira Panoramico Hotel's 132 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, minibars, and desks. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Rooms also include free toiletries.


Property features

Madeira Panoramico Hotel features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Double or Twin Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Double or Twin Room, Mountain View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room Single Use, Mountain View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room Single Use, Sea View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 623 reviews