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Rua da Estalagem 23 Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415 Portugal
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#14 of 99 hotels in Funchal
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Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5 star Madeira country house hotel with 37 luxurious rooms.The hotel is situated next to the famous Palheiro Gardens, originally created over 200 years ago. Hotel facilities include: Championship golf course, full spa facilities including indoor and outdoor heated pools as well as a variety of treatments, fishing boat for whale and dolphin watching and big game fishing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Tennis court
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Parking
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Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Sauna
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
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Foot massage
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David W wrote a review Sep 2022
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Good hotel, amenities were all as advertised, garden area around outdoor pool needs attention furniture in spa needs cleaning and some furniture has damage. Bedroom a bit dated, although the new rooms which are superior rooms have been renovated. No upgrade offered even though we stayed 14 days. Food was very good at golf club house and breakfast in the hotel had a good selection. Staff very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Philippe D wrote a review Sep 2022
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Very peaceful historical place, ideal for golfers and non golfers alike. Rooms are beautiful and quiet. The food and service at the restaurant are excellent. We fully endorse the recent review by tomslajer and just like to add that there is no need to rent a car when one stays here for a ten day holiday. There is an adequate shuttle service to Funchal and to the golf course and excursions with pick-up at the hotel can be booked through the front desk.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: We liked our room in the main building but have seen that the other rooms are also nice.
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atontao wrote a review Aug 2022
Madrid, Spain1901 contributions1208 helpful votes
Pleasant hotel in the forest, 15 minutes drive from central Funchal. The property is a part of a large complex with a golf course and prívate residences. The hotel is located in a 2 centuries old building plus two new wings. The gardens around are wonderful and the place is quiet and addequate to rest. The staff was efficient, polite and profesional. My room had good size, a good bathroom (without bidet), good towels and bathrobes, very good bed, a kettle with tea and instant coffee, good storage space, safety box, tv with good international channels selection, a complimentary bottle of Madeira wine and some sweets on arrival and was surprised by an excellent complimentary cake as i spent my birthday there. The air conditioned should improve: not enough power, and they do not allow to leave it on when going out. Small dogs are accepted for 10 euros / night, which is a very reasonable price. The swimming pool was pleasant. There is sufficient free parking space. I did not had time to use the Spa. I did not visit either their restaurant at the golf course. The restaurant at the hotel was good, however the menu had limited variety. Breakfast was good but not the best in my life. I consider value for money reasonable.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Steven J wrote a review Jun 2022
Wiltshire, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
Our visit to Casa Velha can only be described as perfect. The accommodation even though the main house was in the middle of a renovation was fabulous. We barely knew the building work was going on. The staff, well where do i start ? They were the most attentive we have ever experienced, nothing was too much for them. Louis the front of house Manager was just Brilliant. The food was amazing, and a fantastic wine list to compliment the food. I'm a little lost for words how good this place is. If you want culture, relaxation, and a service with the upmost attention to detail then book now. A massive thank you to all the staff we will absolutely be returning. The location is up in the foothills and offers breath taking views, and although it inst walk-able into Funchal, the hotel provide a free shuttle bus service twice a day there and back. And to be honest taxis are around 20 Euros so not over pricey. P.s The gardens on the grounds of the Estate are jaw dropping beautiful. Thank you so much, from Steve & Sally. x
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We didn't get to see the other rooms but our double deluxe was just perfect.
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tomslajer wrote a review May 2022
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I booked a deluxe 2 night package with quite a few inclusions that turned out to be worth every penny. This hotel caters to more mature guests age-wise and to golfers so you will not find any noisy parties at all hours and rowdy crowds. the place is rather serene with subdued elegance and all time tranquility. if you wish, you can stroll in the adjacent gardens or take a swim in of of their two pools (outdoor and indoor). All meals are delicious and served with care My stay included a Wednesday and thus I was able to take part of the complimentary wine tasting, sort of happy hour, during which I met and spoke to the hotel general manager Mr. Norberto de Sousa and his two close associates Sonja and Catia. It was a delightful experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Ttrerujk wrote a review May 2022
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
This Relais & Chateaux Hotel & Golf is located on a hilltop with impressive views over Funchal. This beautiful property was first established in 1801 by the Count of Carvalhal, now owned by the Blandy family since the XIX century (120 hectares). Amazing well kept gardens and golf course, charming staff and excellent food.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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2100Dogtraveler wrote a review Apr 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania96 contributions75 helpful votes
We went to visit the gardens at Palheiro, part of which are on the property of the Relais & Chateau hotel, Casa Velha do Palheiro. Being very familiar with the quality of Relais & Chateau, my wife and I were excited at the prospect of having lunch in the beautiful hotel and its very warm, elegant and lovely dinning room. The fact that we were the only people having lunch surprised us, but did not deter us. IT SHOULD HAVE!!!!!!! Maybe its covid; maybe Relais & Chateau's standards have lapsed; maybe its just the old, tired, style of "fine dinning" in English style hotels, but the food was dreadful. My wife had a tasteless carrot soup to start with. She then had a salad that was uneatable, with dried-up old, wilted greens and lacking the ingredients as described in the menu. I first ordered the veal but the waiter came back and said it was not available so I ordered the beef. The meat was tough and tasteless. The sauce was simply oil with no taste. I am certain that the mushrooms and all of the other vegetables on the plate, came out of a can. Out of politeness we paid the bill (over 70 Euros) and left. It may be a wonderful place to stay, but do not eat there.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Armando D wrote a review Apr 2022
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Wonderful place with a charming atmosphere, surrounded by a large green area. The service is excellent, as well as the restaurant. Very appreciated also the kindness and welcoming by the Manager and the attentions of the staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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TeresaRDM wrote a review Apr 2022
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The hotel is in a nice and old building, full of historyu setting in a gorgeous garden. The room was nice, cozy and spacious. The Reastaurant is excellent. Amazing surroundings where you can walk for hours in silence and peace
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jfothe514846 wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed one night in this beautiful Quinta but wished we stayed longer. The service was warm and efficient, food was good and the gardens were amazing world class. Not cheap but massively less than Reid's and so great to be up in the hills above Funchal
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PRICE RANGE
$146 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
casa velha do palheiro hotel funchal
LOCATION
PortugalMadeira IslandsMadeiraFunchal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Velha do Palheiro
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Nearby attractions include Lillie Ceramics (2.2 miles), Revolucion Rock Bar (2.1 miles), and 3d Fun Art Museum (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Conveniently located restaurants include O.Giro Churros&Paninis, Restaurante Informal, and Alta Vista.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Casa Velha do Palheiro have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Velha do Palheiro offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Casa Velha do Palheiro have airport transportation?
Yes, Casa Velha do Palheiro offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Velha do Palheiro?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (2.5 miles), Santa Clara Convent (2.7 miles), and Sao Tiago Fort (2.0 miles).