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Palheiro Village
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Estrada do Aeroporto, 65, Funchal, Madeira 9060-382, Portugal   |  
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Reading, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at Palheiro with our two children over New Year. The apartment was very spacious, clean and well equipped with great views over Funchal - which came into their own on New Year's Eve when we simply had to move out to our balcony to watch the fireworks!

The location is excellent, assuming you have a car - the drive down to the centre of Funchal is quick and we also found it a good base for travelling elsewhere on the island, as we tried out a few levada walks.

The service aspect of Palheiro deserves a special mention. Vera, who manages the accommodation is incredibly helpful, from the moment you first make contact to book, and throughout the entire stay. If all holidays involved an equivalent of Vera, life would be so much easier! Thank you.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Good morning and thank you very much for taking the time to review us.

I am speachless. Any one who knows me, will confirm that this rarely happens.
We are all very pleased to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one.

Yes, the views are superb from the Palheiro Village. New Years is one of a kind and a must to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

As our lives are stressful enough, the holiday experience ( from start to finnish) should not be. Keep it simple ....(KISS).
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Palheiro Village.

All the best and till your next visit.

Kind regards from the Village girls: Louisa, Cristina and myself, Vera
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We are overwhelmed by this property! It was our first trip to Madeira, we picked it for our Honeymoon :) We had amazing apartment, two bedrooms, two bathrooms. We had everything what we needed and so much more! The apartment is extremely well decorated, furniture is just excellent. Everything was clean and tidy. How we enjoyed being there... and how we wish we had apartment like this :) Our host Vera is amazing person, devoted and helpful. She will give you all the information you need, we are so glad she recommended us places to visit on Madeira! And prices are reasonable regarding all the comfort that you get! Go visit Palheiro Gardens, we thought we were in Paradise :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Regards to Slovenija! Zdravo!

How wonderful to hear from you! Thank you very much for your review.
It was a pleasure having you as guests.
We look forward to having you back many times. Perhaps with an extention to the family?

The Palheiro Gardens are in full bloom and even more impressive.

Best regards to Slovenija and your family in Novi Sad.

Till your next visit, wishing you all the best.
Kind regards, Vera
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Montepulciano, Italy
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was my first visit to Madeira.This is a fabulous villa where every room overlooks the Atlantic.Looking at the Atlantic while still in bed a real treat.This was a 3 bedroom villa with lovely outdoor spaces too..There is an excellent take away facility available from the clubhouse soups,pasta a veggie option or two and even vegan options.You will need access to a car to get the best of this villa-going into funchal or going to the supermarket.Already booked to go back xmas 2014 thats how good it was !!!!!

Room Tip: If you book this villa -definately go for the master bedroom with ensuite huge bathroom,with views o...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Happy New Year to you and thank you for taking the time to review us!

Most important of all: thank you for booking the Palheiro Village again!

As all of our villas are higher up in the property, they all enjoy superb Funchal and sea views. They are all therefore very quiet too.

The communal pool, even in the summer , thank goodness, is not very noisy. Due to varying holiday patterns, some guests prefer to swim in the morning, others in the afternoon. There are villas with private pools ( as the one you stayed in), so many guests opt for their privacy.

We look forward to having you back!

We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2014 and see you soon!

Kind regards,
Louisa, Cristina and Vera
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed for 9 nights and it wasnt long enough. The apartment was superb. Every amenity needed and even a log fire. We ate in every night save one visit to a local restaurant. The hiking was awesome and we also visited gardens and chilled out in Funchal. The Madeirans are very friendly and helpful when we got lost.
Within Palheiro estate the service was superb - Vera and staff were helpful, responsive and friendly! The grounds and road is clean and the plants and trees well tended The only thing I would suggest is that the gym staff buy some heavier weights!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Happy New Year!

Thank you for your feedback and review.

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
I am very pleased that you mentioned that you dined in. The kitchens are very well equipped. It is one question that many guests inquire about: the kitchen facilities. Thank you.

I will pass the word regarding the gym weights.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Palheiro Village. Now that you know your way around, no more getting lost.

Best regards from the girls in the reception: Louisa, Cristina and Vera
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Baden, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was my first trip to Madeira recommended by golf mates from my Club in Austria (GC Murau-Kreischberg). What to say? From the very warm welcome from Vera (at the reception) to the very warm welcome from Mike (Palheiro Golf Club Manager) everything was perfect from very first moment! Any special (female!) wishes? No problem - flowers, champagne whatever will be sorted out without any question. Thanks to all from Palheiro Village Team to make our stay as pleasant as possible! Wheater conditions in November on average of around 20c. Fine - even during evenings - we could have had dinner outside! But please note: A car for (average) rental is essential! Taxi to city centre of Funchal fixed price with EUR 15,-- (Don`t drink and drive - police is very much present during eventing times!) Golf Course is in pretty good condition but Golf-car recommended! And: Take your camera with you - really, really nice spots which easily help to forget bad shots....

Room Tip: Take Sea-side and Funchal view rooms - a few more money but great value!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Greetings to Austria! Servuz!

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Happy New Year!

Flowers, champagne , you name it! Yes we are able to organize most requests. It is great to see that there are men that still send their wives, girlfriends flowers!

Your golf was great. There were no bad shots to mention! The views though from the Palheiro Golf Course are fantastic though.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
For now, best wishes from all of us in the reception, Mike at Palheiro Golf and myself, Vera.
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in a 3-bedroom villa half way up the Palheiro Village. overlooking the communal pool. Villa was excellent - very clean and spacious. Great showers! Good location for fabulous views over Funchal harbour and near the golf club for easy meals. Also v near good supermarkets. We tried the pool, which looked great, but was too cold to enjoy - what a shame! A few extra degrees C (from 22 to 28)and we'd have used it every day. We look forward to returning and hope the pool will be warmer.

Room Tip: Get a villa half way up the resort - less road noise and better views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us!

I hope you celbrated your birthday well?!

Yes, the outdoor pool was cooler than normal. One had to swim very quickly to keep warm.
We are back to our normal º24-25ºc. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Technical issue.

Looking forward to having you back as guests in the future!

Wishing you and your family all the best over the festive season and a very healthy and happy New Year!

Kind regards from the girls in the reception: Louisa, Cristina and myself, Vera.
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Lahti, Finland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was our fourth year at Palhiero Village and we now feel part of the family. Of course, everyone has different tastes and requirements but for us Palhiero Village is perfect.
We live in Finland and November is the time of Kaamos or twilight. The Sun barely peeps over the horizon for more than a few hours in the south and not at all above the Arctic Circle. So Madeira is wonderful. Even when it rains it's warm rain!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Vera_proemer, Manager at Palheiro Village, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Kiitos, Hvala and Thank you to you both!

Yes, you are a part of the family! Everyone of us here at the Palheiro Village always looks forward to your visit.
Thank you for taking the time to review us.
I always use the two of you as an example of a couple that only and always use the local bus.

Remember, five follows four. So, we look forward to your visit again. Welcome back home!

Warmest regards from all of us at the Village, especially the girls in the reception: Louisa, Cristina myself, Vera.
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Address: Estrada do Aeroporto, 65, Funchal, Madeira 9060-382, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Palheiro Village 4*
Number of rooms: 79
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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