sisi at reid's

Was she a great traveller or on a permanent escape? Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austria enjoyed the hospitaliy of “this NEW hotel” in 1893, referring to Reid’s New Hotel, on the Island of Madeira, Portugal (off the African coast). The island paradise is still home to this fabulous hotel, one of the “Most Famous” in the world, the view remained unchanged. More ...


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