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Casa Velha do Palheiro

Rua da Estalagem 23 Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415 Portugal
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#15 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Nathalie G wrote a review Jan 23
Paris, France5 contributions5 helpful votes
We have spent 6 days in this property, playing golf, enjoying the bar and the restaurant and relaxing at the Spa. The staff was very attentive to our every need and made this stay exceptional in every way. The place is just gorgeous, calm, relaxing, clean. The restaurant serves splendid local food and the service makes you feel very welcome CONGRATULATIONS ! I highly recommand !
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Mandy H wrote a review Oct 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyed a delicious meal with lovely wine and attentive staff. Their madeiran bread to start was very tasty. Whole evening a little expensive but a quality meal worth the treat. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ann E wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Here's a very beautiful and very special five star hotel. We have been regular visitors to this amazing island over the past ten years, regularly spending a couple of months of total relaxation. The five star hotel we had been loyal to during that period, embarked on a change of direction, forcing us to look elsewhere, and I am so pleased we did. 32 beautiful rooms, a magnificent restaurant and relaxing bar, excellent pool, spa, tennis, even an 18 hole golf course. All set in a vast estate allowing great walks and wonderful views over Funchal. The staff are all one would expect from such a fine establishment, courteous, helpful and very kind. A wonderful place for an elegantly luxurious break.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ten minutes by cab from Funchal's Old Town
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Trevor Edwards wrote a review Sep 2021
Broadstairs, United Kingdom369 contributions266 helpful votes
Having holidayed in Madeira for eight weeks each year since 2011, and having spent that time in a similar, but lesser property, we were overjoyed to discover this beautiful hidden gem. Set in a 324 acre estate, this stunning Georgian mansion has been scrupulously maintained by the fastidious owners, one of the islands very wealthiest families. There are luxurious guest rooms, both within the mansion itself, and in the additional low rise wings, built in 1997, in the same architectural style as the original home. There is a large outdoor pool, a lovely spa, complete with heated indoor pool with jacuzzi jets, a sauna, and a nicely equipped gym. For those seeking a more active break, there are tennis courts, and an 18 hole championship golf course. Gourmet level lunches and dinners are served in the hotel's beautiful restaurant, and in the elegant golf club house. For garden lovers, the are the vast ornamental Palheiro gardens, famed amongst the most beautiful on the island. This hotel is truly peaceful. There is never any traffic noise to be heard, and no planes fly overhead, and yet, busy buzzy Funchal is just a 10 minute cab ride away. Don't leave it too late to book, this elegant hotel has just 32 rooms, so the very highest levels of personal service are assured.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Easy parking and just 20minutes drive from the airport.
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Steve B wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom5014 contributions944 helpful votes
After 3 COVID-related aborted bookings, my wife and myself are approaching the end of a most enjoyable 7 night stay at the Casa Velha do Palheiro (a Relais & Chateaux member) located within the impressive 150 Hectare Palheiro Nature Estate in the hills overlooking Funchal. A former Hunting Lodge (dating back to 1804 - the subsequently history, together with artefacts, are available to interested guests in the Basement Exhibition Room) that opened as a Hotel in 1997 and is conveniently located between Palheiro Gardens (one of the best on the Island with free access to Hotel guests) and the 18 hole (Par 72) Championship Golf Course (hourly shuttles can be booked via the Reception) where we completed 6 challenging rounds during our stay! It has 33 well appointed rooms and 5 suites - we stayed in the Rei Dom Carlos one in the Main House. It was most comfortable with a large, modern Bathroom and overlooked the front lawn. On the F & B front, excellent Breakfast & Dinners can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors. Service was excellent throughout our stay with particular mention to both Louis & Margarita. The same applies to the Housekeeping team and especially Sergio on the Front Desk who was incredibly helpful when dealing with our 3 aborted bookings! All in all, it was the perfect golfing arrangement and - as such - likely to be repeated before too much longer!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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$158 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Caravel Art Center (2.2 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 Adega Moniz, Rei da Poncha, and Indian Palace Restaurant.
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 Blandy's Wine Lodge (2.6 miles).