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Casa Velha do Palheiro

5.0 of 5 Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Madeira and we were not disappointed. Casa Velha do Palheiro is a beautiful country hotel set in stunning gardens which were a delight to walk around at any time of the day. Service was excellent throughout and the dining experience was not to be missed. Unusually we booked half board based upon other TripAdvisor... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Velha do Palheiro Funchal, Madeira On my visit to the Island of Madeira, located in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this past May I had the great pleasure of staying at the Casa Velha do Palheiro, an uncommon name for a hotel – a five star hotel as a matter of fact. After a very long flight that... More

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Rugby
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fourth visit to Casa Velha in as many years and we are looking forward to going again. We took friends this time to celebrate my 50th birthday and the welcome was as lovely as ever. The weather was a little disappointing meaning that time around the pool and eating outside was reduced but the food and service... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and we are very honoured that you chose Casa Velha to celebrate your 50th birthday. I will pass on your comments to our team who will be very pleased to know that everything went smoothly and that your celebration was a great success. Jonathan More

Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have just come back from 10 days at Casa Velha with my husband - our third trip in four years. Once again we had a wonderful time playing golf and relaxing afterwards in the spa (an excellent golfers massage) and beautiful gardens. It didn't seem possible but the food was even better than in previous years and the service... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is great that you enjoy the personal service and experience of Palheiro Estate and all of its facilities. I have played golf here now for 21 years and I can tell you that I now have difficulties hitting off flat lies when I go back to England!! Hope to see you on your next visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This splendid countryhouse hotel is located in the middle of lavish gardens with exotic plants and adjacent to a 18-hole golf course. Unlike to the rather noisy resorts hotels in Funchal you wake up in Casa Velha do Palheiro and you listen to birds singing, followed by a rich breakfast which we took every day open air. My wife an... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We do like to think of Casa Velha as an oasis of peace and calm though still close enough to take full advantage of the City when one wishes. We look forward to welcoming you again to our paradise soon. Jonathan More

Tadworth
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I had just returned from a wonderful holiday at the Casa Velha do Palheiro. The hotel itself is a beautiful building set in idyllic grounds. Rooms are excellent, traditionally furnished and of high quality. Service is first rate but what marks out this hotel is the cuisine which I would rate as being up to the quality... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent feedback. We are proud of our cuisine and so far 2 of our chefs have gone on to get Michelin Stars! We hope to welcome you back soon. Jonathan More

Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I spent the day at the Casa Velha Spa, and it was lovely. My partner and I really enjoyed it. An extremely relaxing ambience with beautiful surroundings. We loved the “Jacuzzi indoor pool chairs”, very cool, never seen those before! :D We did the Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna+Turkish bath, and were offered complimentary tea! We will certainly be back as soon... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, We are delighted you enjoyed your day in the spa with us. Next time you must enjoy all our facilities and stay in our hotel as well. Jonathan More

Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Such a beautiful setting, luxurious accommodation and ever friendly staff. And the garden is just paradise with so many interesting and unique flowers and wonderful huge ancient trees. Highly recommend Casa Velha!

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks Sofia, If only the trees could talk, just think of the stories they could tell! More

funchal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The place is an excellent 5 star stay in Madeira. The casa is beautiful with very interesting history, there is actually a museum downstairs. The garden, architecture and interior are done with very good taste respecting the history, you can't really separate the new buildings from the old ones at a glance. I especially enjoyed sitting outside in the garden... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. More

Sheffield
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118 reviews 118 reviews
20 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As you approach the hotel along the driveway lined with blue agapanthus, you feel you are entering a special place. Far below we could see Funchal, a cruise ship pulling into port: beside us, the picturesque and challenging Palheiro golf course spread out and down the hillside in a series of terraces bordered by lofty pine and cedar trees with... More

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Wow! This was without doubt one of the most detailed reviews we have received! This is especially rewarding as you are obviously extremely well travelled and understand the service industry very well. Thank you again for taking the time to write this and we look forward to welcoming you again to Casa Velha. More

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Address: Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Velha do Palheiro 5*
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Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5 star Madeira country house hotel with 37 luxurious rooms.The hotel is situated next to the famous Palheiro Gardens, originally created over 200 years ago. Hotel facilities include: Championship golf course, full spa facilities including indoor and outdoor heated pools as well as a variety of treatments, fishing boat for whale and dolphin watching and big game fishing. ... more   less 
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