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Palheiro Village
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

We've recently had an ideal stay with our parents. The location, in particular, was idyllic and this, in combination with the excellently appointed villa, made the holiday an excellent break for us all. We would definitely recommend the accommodation.

Ann and Helena

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

I stayed in Apartment 17 with my Partner for a week over Easter and can't fault it at all. Would have no hesitation in booking again but would rent a car the next time. Even though the bus stop was very close to take you into the centre of Funchal you definitely need a car to get around the village, i.e. to go to the Club House and the Hotel which I would recommend to do while your there, food and service in the Club House was excellent and fantastic value for money. As for the apartment, one word comes to mind, luxurious and the view well it was absolutely breathtaking, having a balcony with sun lounders was an added and fantasic bonus. We found Amr from the Property Management Team very professional and more than helpful and was available all the time to answer any questions or if we needed help. If you're looking for a week of relaxation and complete rest then this is the perfect place. I'm not a golfer so wouldn't be able to comment on that.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

The Palheiro Villlage complex is exceptionally good. Built and equipped to an excellent standard and impeccably clean and tidy. The adjoining golf course is in beautiful condition with varied and challenging holes - and superb views. The staff in the Village, in the clubhouse and on the golf course are very friendly and helpful.
We would definitely recommend it as a great place for a golfing vacation with the opportunity to see some specacular scenery and an afternoon sea trip to see whales and dolphins.
Hope to visit Madeira again soon!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

I stayed with my elderly parents in Apartment 23 for a week, during the early part of March. Our apartment was brand new, beautifully decorated, tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and with the most amazing views across Funchal and the ocean. With easy access and no steps it was ideal for my elderly parents.

It had one major problem that you don't see from the photos - it was right next to the road, and that road carries a lot of traffic. There are two balconies, from which to enjoy the view - but it was just too noisy to enjoy in peace. Many of the apartments are next to this road - so choose carefully, I'm sure that some may be much quieter.

The other problem for us - the beds were very, very hard. I have a firm bed at home - but these were much closer to the firmness of a floor. Mine disrupted my sleep and left me with pain and stiffness by each morning. Even my father had problems sleeping.

The other problem of note - which they could so easily fix - is that there was a very efficient dish washer, but only enough crockery for 4 people. So it was impossible to be "green" about using the dishwasher, and you ended up having to wash up by hand after every meal. A cheese grater would also be useful to have.

We live in the Internet age - this is a brand new apartment, where is the Internet??

I couldn't recommend this apartment, but I could recommend this complex. Peace and quiet and a good night's sleep are really important to me on holiday - I didn't get either.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2010

Our villa was perfect - very spacious and beautifully appointed and in a very quiet location. We were unlucky to be there during their recent stormy weather but the villa was a lovely haven for when we couldn't get out. The office staff were very helpful directing us to interesting places while the massive "clean up" in Funchal was under way. By the time we left Madeira was open for business as usual!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2010

First time in madeira. With exception of the weather everything was superb. The Palheiro Village we would definately recommend. The villa was a high standard with every thing you need. Beautiful views of the ocean and see the liners come into Funchal. Amr was very helpful and ran us to the supermarket the first day The cleaning ladies were excellent ( very good english )

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

This is our second visit to Palheiro, and are in the process of booking our third trip.
The villas are beautiful, and the views breathtaking. The staff at the Village from Management to Cleaning stuff are wonderful and very helpful. One Word. Total Relaxation.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Palheiro Village

Address: Estrada do Aeroporto, 65, Funchal, Madeira 9060-382, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Funchal
Price Range: $96 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palheiro Village 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a wide choice of Luxury Villas and Apartments we are able to offer you a home away from home at very reasonable prices with excellent conditions. Additionaly, our guests are entitled to a great selection of facilities and services at discounted prices. Located on a prime hilltop site overlooking Funchal, the 120 hectare Palheiro Estate has grown from an early 19th century hunting lodge and summer retreat for nobility into a sophisticated resort destination. It is important to remember that renting a holiday home in Madeira differs from reserving a hotel room or bed & breakfast. The advantages of renting a property at Palheiro Village allow our guests to enjoy privacy and flexibility within a luxury property offering unsurpassed views. Many of our guests find that renting a holiday home provides them with exceptional value and freedom. All of our fully furnished and very well equipped properties will surpass all your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home. ... more   less 
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Palheiro Village Hotel Funchal
Palheiro Village Madeira/Funchal

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