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HISTORIC ACCOMMODATION: Built in 1891, the hotel today has 128 rooms and 35 suites, three restaurants, two heated outdoor pools  and a gym.

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PRETTY IN PINK: The Reid's late Victorian architecture is seen in the colonnades and high-ceiling dining and reception rooms.

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PRETTY IN PINK: The Reid's late Victorian architecture is seen in the colonnades and high-ceiling dining and reception rooms. (Above) The hotel's spa

Palace on a cliff

Reid's Palace Hotel on the Portuguese island of Madeira has much in common with Singapore's Raffles Hotel - history, character and style.
Jan 10, 2015 5:50 AM

FOR those who enjoy the old world elegance of Singapore's Raffles Hotel, you'll feel right at home in Portugal's Belmond Reid's Palace Hotel.

Reid's was built on a high cliff overlooking the bay and harbour of Funchal, on the isle of Madeira, in 1891 - four years after the Raffles became

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