My wife and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at Palheiro Village. Set high in the hills the views over Funchal are stunning. Nicely furnished apartments (and villas) with well fitted kitchens and private terrace. Just a short drive from a couple of good supermarkets but you do need a car.
The staff here are delightful, nothing is too much trouble. The village has a central pool area with toilets, showers, changing rooms (all spotless) There is an outside table tennis table and the poolside loungers are top notch. Also available is a refreshment bar with hot and cold drinks and ice creams etc. You simply help yourself and leave the money in an "honesty" box.
Very close to the fabulous Palheiro golf course where the clubhouse restaurant serves quite excellent food and has a beautiful terrace overlooking Funchal and the setting sun in the evenings
Just one word of warning!! When thinking about car rental in Madeira AVOID (like the plague) an outfit called "Bravacar" who operate from premises akin to a breakers yard with cars that are an absolute disgrace. The service from the staff at Bravacar is the worst I have ever encountered in more than 50 years travelling. Do yourself a big favour----make sure your travel agent (or their car rental agent in Madeira) does not palm you off with this hopeless outfit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palheiro Village is situated within the 120 hectare former hunting estate "The Palheiro Estate". The Palheiro Village offers 49 exclusively built and furnished apartments and villas. The superb sea views and panoramic views over Funchal make this the ideal holiday destination for the single traveller or families and friends. On the Estate you will find two restaurants, a tea house and an 18 hole golf course,a tennis court, a newly built spa and a sub-tropical garden. A hire car is advisable for the property. Public transport into Funchal is just outside the front door. Welcome to the Palheiro Village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palheiro Village Hotel Funchal
- Palheiro Village Madeira/Funchal