Belmond reid's palace is strategically perched on a cliff overlooking funchal bay and the atlantic ocean, offering some of the finest views on madeira. The resort is located on 10 acres of subtropical gardens, and offers an oceanfront spa and direct beach access via elevator. Belmond reid's palace is within walking distance of funchal’s downtown area with its shops, restaurants and night-life and is only a short distance away from most of the island's main attractions. Belmond reid's palace is located 25 kilometers east of madeira airport, a short ride by car. Madeira and the neighboring island of porto santo are situated in the atlantic off the west african coast, just north of the canary islands. Madeira is only 36 miles long and 14 miles wide, yet its highest point is 1,862 meters or 6,100 feet. Facilities at belmond reid's palace include a full service spa, fitness center, beach access with seasonal water sports, three swimming pools, tennis courts, five restaurants, six meeting rooms, extensive year-round children's program complete with a purpose-built facility and dedicated staff, and access and transportation to two nearby golf courses. The hotel's elegant bar and restaurants offer truly unrivaled views of funchal by night, while afternoon tea on the terrace at belmond reid's is not to be missed. Services include 24-hour room service and concierge plus staff dedicated to meeting the needs of children during their stay at belmond reid's palace. Shuttle service to and from the city center and nearby golf courses is also available. All rooms and suites enjoy private balconies or semi-private patios with views over the gardens or sea. Buffet breakfast in the restaurant is included in all room rates. Room amenities include balcony or patio, marble bathroom, dvd player with lending library, satellite tv with premium and movie channels, complimentary high-speed internet access, large desk, ipod dock, mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks and water, newspaper, personal safe and windows that open for fresh air. Many rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the atlantic ocean and bay of funchal.