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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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#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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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
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
Historic Hotel
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Paul C wrote a review Jul 2021
Reading, United Kingdom120 contributions116 helpful votes
Madeira is very hilly, so it must have been quite an effort to carve out the golf course on this estate high above Funchal. Appreciated the lovely setting for the hotel, and once again found the local staff friendly and welcoming. Comfortable and clean room, though limited view and no balcony for us. Excellent breakfast service to table while enjoying the fresh air of the garden. Very nice evening meal, again with very attentive service. Pool area fairly simple - sun loungers could do with an upgrade. Had the impressive indoor spa area to ourselves. Hourly shuttle service to the golf Clubhouse ( or twenty minute walk via the back of the hotel and along the course - ask for directions). Golf was excellent, with challenges for all reasonable levels. Buggy essential, hire clubs reasonable quality. Clubhouse has fantastic view across to Funchal; not busy at all when we visited but good service and excellent food.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rob T wrote a review Jul 2021
London, England, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
Sonja and Catia are really good. Excellent customer service! Tennis, pool, gym and spa are really cute. Beautiful deluxe room overlooking the gardens. Parking on site and even guided tours of the gardens. Definitely worth visiting and reasonably priced. Obrigado!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
john s wrote a review Jun 2021
17 contributions24 helpful votes
This unique hotel is set in the most glorious location imaginable. The views are stunning. Looking down from the hill top location you have wonderful views of Funchal and the harbour and the sea for as far as you can see. The staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. We stayed in the garden rooms which are spacious and very much in keeping with the theme of the hotel. Breakfast is eaten outside weather permitting which is another nice touch. The gardens are really nice with lots of wild life and well worth a stroll around. The pool and spa are another nice touch and also worth a visit. For the golfer there is a very testing golf course and for the fisherman the hotel has its own boat. highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: All the rooms are very comfortable
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SHO wrote a review Mar 2020
london98 contributions40 helpful votes
Stayed in Andrew Picken suite on the upper floor with separate sitting room and bedroom, spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and jacuzzi bathtub, quiet and relaxing. Lovely hotel set in the beautiful Palheiro gardens and golf course, providing enjoyable walks. Nice view from the clubhouse which offers lunch. Great service dining in the cosy hotel restaurant, though food choice not extensive. Indoor swimming pool and spa is nice.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Filipa Figueira, Vendas at Casa Velha do Palheiro
Responded Mar 3, 2021
Dear Mr. Ho, thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back in a near future. Best wishes.
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ADooley wrote a review Mar 2020
Godalming, United Kingdom36 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited his lovely family hotel in the hills above Funchal and were met with familiar friendly staff to begin our week of golf and relaxation. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, most have been there for some time which speaks for itself. Luis the restaurant manager cannot be more helpful and is one of the reasons we return year after year. The restaurant serves high quality food with excellent choice of wines. The facilities, apart from the undulating testing golf course adorned with amazing flowers, are very good including a large outdoor pool a little cool at this time of the year but a heated indoor pool in the spa area and tennis and badminton courts. The hotel is set in colourful gardens but is also next to the Palheiro gardens which one can step into easily to appreciate the tropical floral colours and scents.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Filipa Figueira, Vendas at Casa Velha do Palheiro
Responded Mar 3, 2021
Dear Mrs. Dooley, thank you very much for your review. We are very grateful for your eighth visit and we look forward to welcome you in a near future. Best wishes.
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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, Hoyo Hoyo Sabores de Moçambique, 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.
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).
Does Casa Velha do Palheiro have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.