We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Casa Velha do Palheiro

#19 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
Special Offer
Package Deal
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Casa Velha do Palheiro
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Casa Velha do Palheiro
Write a Review

215 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    176
    27
    9
    3
    0
See reviews for
21
130
8
5
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (43)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (215)
  • Mar-May only
    (61)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (51)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (58)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (45)
All months
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
32 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this hotel is wonderfully situated for a keen, but very fit, golfer. I say very fit because the shuttle to and from the golf course does not run on demand and the walk to and from there is tough, particularly after a strenuous round of golf. It would be great if the hotel based some buggies at the hotel..... Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our honey moon, the place was absolutely perfect, amazing place with splendid old gardens, a golf with a stunning view and a panoramic terrasse, and new spa with all you can dream about and mostly top level treatments. An hotel with an exceptional welcoming team and high standards services in this calm and beautiful old place. Our room was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit to this beautiful Relais et Chateau 5* hotel, a renovated old manor house, (with additional rooms in a separate, more modern, building) set in beautiful gardens and with an adjacent golf course, in the hills overlooking Funchal (needing a car to get to and from, or use of the hotel shuttle bus or public service bus in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

thanks for your superb feedback and for returning to our hotel. I will pass your comments on to our team and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers. More 

Woking, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Dear Julia, What a pleasure to read these comments and thank you for recommending Casa Velha to your uncle. We look forward to welcoming you in June. More 

Yoxall, United Kingdom
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
76 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

511 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (80)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (44)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
6:27
Videos (5)
Viewed
Other (9)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (333)
Viewed
Amenities (127)
Viewed
Junior Suite (40)
Viewed
Pool (11)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (37)
Viewed
Suite (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (85)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (98)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (68)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question