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Casa Velha do Palheiro

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

If you are after somewhere that is relaxing, calming, with friendly staff, wonderful food and lovely walks through sub tropical gardens and ocean views, this is the place. Being on my own, I felt completely at home, in the most beautiful surroundings of a bygone age. This is a place that heals the soul.

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your visit and your wondeful review. It is wonderful to read that you not only enjoyed your stay, but embraced what the Casa Velha / Palheiro Estate represents and wishes to transmit. There is something here for everyone. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the Casa Velha and Madeira. Wishing... More 

Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

What we liked: - location is high up in hills above Fuchal so very quiet and peaceful, with stunning views over town and marina from golf course, with added bonus of being right next to the lovely Palheiro gardens with (free) access for a late evening stroll after dinner - property is small(ish) and traditional and all the better for... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your visit and your valuable feedback. Due to the location of the Casa Velha, it is a little cooler and very pleasant in the summer months. Not stifeling as in many city hotels. Opening a window and letting the fresh air in does wonders. The candles on the table, I agree with you. Candles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Loved everything ..casa velha was just perfect from the staff who were friendly helpful professional and pleasant to The grounds are just beautiful and peaceful. You just relax as soon as you enter it feels so homely.. The photos of the whole place don't do it justice. The room we had was a double looking over the gardens as you... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Greetings from Madeira & the Casa Velha. Thank you for your visit and taking the time to review us. Peace and quiet and yet plenty to do! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the trails. The Palheiro Estate offers over 22 km of walking and running trails. Yes, the gym is small. We shall look into your comment.... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We've just spent the most relaxing week ever at this lovely old hotel. We're fortunate enough to be able to manage a few breaks every year, and had decided that for this particular week, we'd like to do nothing but chill. Without doubt, this hotel and its facilities fit the bill perfectly. Some may find the place a little dated,... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Good afternoon and greetings from Madeira & the Casa Velha. Thank you very much for your visit and taking the time to review us with a very lengthy review. As you correctly stated, the history speaks for itself. Old English charm and yes, the history is there. Casa Velha in Portuguese means the old house. Having said this, we are... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Overall, a lovely hotel and glorious location. However, did feel our room was poorly located as a 'superior room'. Also, providing only one bottle of complimentary water seemed a little penny pinching. The food was, at all times of the day, was a big plus - we had booked on b&b but we're happy to eat most nights at the... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Greetings from beautiful Madeira! Thank you very much for your visit and taking the time to review us. As a hat lover, I understand your situation. I still have my hair: however, I do have bad hair days! We are sweeping through the hotel one more time to see whether the Panama hat can be found! Will keep you informed.... More 

Warwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This small, quiet and elegant hotel, surrounded by gorgeous gardens, is just perfect for a relaxing break in the Madeiran sunshine. Breakfast was lovely, lots of choice and all of it delicious. We didn't have an evening meal at the hotel as this was rather expensive but it was only a short stroll to the golf clubhouse where the food... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Olá from Madeira! Thank you for your visit and your review. Summer at it´s best. The Palheiro Estate offers a dining selection. In fact, we have a dine around ( €99.00) which includes the evening beverages. It included the Casa Velha, the clubhouse, afternoon tea in either the Casa Velha or the Clubhouse ( ours is great too, not just... More 

Wrexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Wow what a lovely hotel with lovely friendly staff ( and I'm fussy) hotel small & classy great for couple and small golf parties . Correct what others say food is a la cart I order chunky chips you won't be disappointed . Golf course was so quite we stopped at half way house ,bottom of our garden of hotel... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Greetings from still sunny, warm 27ºc, blue skies Madeira! Thank you for your visit and finding the time to review us. Your feedback is very important to us and future travellers. Yes, the summer is great for golfing and the course is NOT busy. Infact , it almost seems private. The half-way house is a great place to stop ,... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stayed here with a friend to do nothing other than 'chill'. The hotel is wonderful and the staff are both friendly and professional - the service was fantastic. The setting is perfect and the food in the restaurant is superb. The adjacent Palheiro Gardens were the highlight of the holiday - a combination of English design (with roses) and exotic... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for your visit and taking the time to review us. Great to hear that you will be back. Once in your heart, always in your heart. Another Casa Velha adict in the making!! Wonderful. It is the entire package of the Casa Velha / Palheiro Estate that does it: the house, the gardens, the food,... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

this place is impressive and secluded, my room was nice and clean. after a good breakfast i would take the free shuttle to town and have lunch after some exploring then return for a Turkish bath and a swim before going to the restaurant. i ate from a separate menu outside of the main dining room as the menu was... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Greetings from Madeira! Thank you for your visit and taking the time to review us! Definitely a culinary holiday. Pitty you didn´t try the main dining room in the Casa Velha. It is truely excellent. Perhpas on your next visit. Wishing you all the best and till your next visit, best regards from the Casa Velha team. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Did not stay in the hotel but visited the restaurant as a special treat for my friend; we were not disappointed. Chose the menu of the day as it seemed better than the a la carte options! Food was excellent, could not fault any of the three courses. Wine was also pretty special, opted to act on the head waiter's... More 

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Vera_proemer, Director of Sales at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for your visit! It is great to hear that you dined with us, although not a hotel guest! Fantastic, thank you. You know you could enjoy these marvelous meals daily if you did chose to stay with us in the future ( just a suttle... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Velha do Palheiro

Address: Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $160 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Velha do Palheiro 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Casa Velha Do Palheiro Hotel Funchal
Casa Velha Do Palheiro Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#12 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#17 Family Hotel in Funchal
#17 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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