I have been extremely excited by the BBC’s latest series of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby.
For those unfamiliar with the programme, presenters Monica Galetti and Giles Coren roll up their sleeves to work alongside staff in some of the most extraordinary hotels across the globe.
In episode two, they travelled to Madeira, famous for its year-round spring-like weather, to work in one of Europe’s greatest hotels, Reid’s Palace - which has been on my wish list for a while.
Giles ironed bedspreads in a suite once loved by Winston Churchill, and Monica cleaned crabs out of the historic tidal swimming pool.
You may be able to catch the episode for a while on the BBC iPlayer here.
Afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace has become an institution with the island’s many visitors who enjoy it perched on quaint wicker chairs scattered along the monochrome-tiled Tea Terrace with incredible sea views.
Thanks to my strong working partnership with Belmond, I have an exclusive offer for a Reid’s Palace stay between 1 & 31 January or 1 & 31 March 2022.
Any booking for these dates made before 7 January will receive a complimentary afternoon tea for two.
Please contact me for further details of this scrummy offer.