My partner & i stayed at casa velha at end of oct we had booked a superior room but due to these all been full when we arrived we were given a upgrade to a suite which was a lovely bonus.
The room was huge clean with some lovely furniture.
The hotel is set in a peaceful location above Funchel surrounded by gardens & the golf coarse but the what sets it apart is the friendly staff from the manageress who was often around all the staff have a can do attitude always served with a smile..
We ate dinner at the hotel 4 times the food & service were never less than outstanding the highlight been a chocolate melt in middle pudding a true heaven moment.
If i have one slight negative the half board menu can be a bit limited on choice & the wine is way overpriced.
We also had dinner 3 times at the clubhouse again food & service were excellent with one of the best views you will find anywhere also nice wine at sensible price.
We played golf four times the coarse has spetacular views and five or six holes that would be classed as signiture holes on most coarses.
Also used the spa which again was spotlessly clean the indoor pool nice temp and a real wow factor,i had a full body massage on our last day which was a nice end of my stay.
In short if you like good food & service along with your golf this hotel will be hard to beat we will definitely be returning.