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Casa Velha do Palheiro

#19 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
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Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woking, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first two visits to Casa Velha in 2014 were solo and I loved it so much I went back in June for my birthday and November, joined by my uncle. I wanted to write a review straight away but I had written one so recently, Trip Advisor wouldn't let me! I have just booked my fifth visit in June... More 

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was to be a week in the sun and a little golf but turned into a wonderful experience all round. Casa Velha is a country house hotel - part of the Blandy estate - with wonderful , famous gardens to wander , sit and relax in and get inspiration from , plus the Casa Velha do Palheiro golf course... More 

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

Thanks for your great review and feedback. I will pass on your kind words to the team. See you in Spring!! More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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253 reviews 253 reviews
76 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Nice building and garden. Up in the hills from Funchal. WE visited in july, still rather cold, around 20 degrees C. To cold to swim outside. Swimming pool in sauna was very pleasant. Friendly staff at reception, helpfull with booking excursions. Room very disappointing. Noisy, near the restaurant kitchen and general entrance. Worn out. No view fro the window. Bathroom... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback from last summer. You will be pleased to hear that we are in the process of renovating our bathrooms. More 

Sopot, Poland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Palheiro estate is a wonderful location on top of Funchal bay, the view is breathtaking on the Atlantic Ocean and on Funchal (Madeira Main city). The estate is owned by the Blandy's, one of the oldest 'anglo-maderian' family, you can feel attention to details everywhere, in the hotel, restaurant, tea room, garden, spa... The staff is very nice and helpful... More 

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

Thanks for your excellent review of Casa Velha. The golf course is indeed challenging but does get easier the more you play it!! We are presently working on the course to create more views and now we have sea views on all of the 18 holes. Casa Velha is a great base to expore the island and there is still... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We returned to Casa Velha after 10years to find that some of the staff still remembered us! Very little had changed apart from the addition of the spa, and it was a delight to be up in the hills high above Funchal with a carpet of pink flowers on the main lawn and surrounded by an array of camellias in... More 

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

Dear Susan, thanks for your kind words and it is wonderful that you came back after many years. As you saw we are busy making some upgrades to our bathrooms and they will be ready for your next visit.....but do not leave it 10 years next time! More 

Hertfordshire UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed in Palheiro Village but visited Casa Velha several times during our 10- day stay. Staff were courteous and the surroundings were beautiful Lovely place to take a walk or just sit and relax. We ate in the restaurant once and we were not disappointed - though quite pricey was very good value compared to some other restaurants we... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful service and food mouthwateringly delicious and not expensive. Cover, main course, wine and coffee- 50 Euros for 2. Recommend medallions medium rare. Seafood risotto yummy too. Added bonus- it was 200 metres from our hotel so no hilly trek afterwards.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife decided that her Important Birthday this year should be marked as an occasion, whereas my equivalent two years' previous had been allowed to pass quietly by... After deciding on Madeira island, we then started looking at hotels. I liked the look and feel of Casa Velha as being on the one hand out of town but on the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and comments. We like to think we have all the benefits of Funchal but at them same time being far enough away so our guests can switch off and re charge batteries. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Saviese, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were looking for peace, quiet, good food, perfect service, lovely suroudings and we found it all. The site is beautiful, the gardens superb, a golf course next door, a wonderful spa, perfect service and excellent food. Although it rained quite a lot (we went during the month of November), we enjoyed a most relaxing holiday on this gorgeous island.... More 

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

Thanks for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed our resort and all its facilities. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
65 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

we stayed for a week's golf package with friends. We all had rooms on the first floor golf block, beside the main building. Service was exceptional. The rooms were fine, although some bits did look a bit tired, with rust marks in the shower cubicle. Warned by other contributors, we brought our own tea and kettle, so early morning tea... More 

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

Thanks for your excellent feedback. We haved shared your comments with our team and hopefully your experience will be even better next time. Obrigado, More 

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