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Casa Velha do Palheiro
Ranked #14 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Devon
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5 reviews
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“Utter bliss!”
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Our third holiday at this wonderful hotel and everything about it was superb from start to finish. It is a real treat to stay in such a beautiful location and to be looked after so well.....we particularly like the dining experience here and booked on a half board basis. All of the food was so delicious and each meal was beautifully served by a very welcoming team.
We did not take our golf clubs with us this time but still found plenty to keep ourselves occupied....trips to Funchal on the courtesy minibus, lovely walks round the beautiful gardens and sessions in the spa. The golf club house has stunning views over Funchal and is a great place for lunch...... the course itself looked to be in very good condition.
By the end of our week we felt so wonderfully content and relaxed.........we will definitly return!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

We throughly enjoyed our visit to Casa Velha and will definitely return as soon as we can. From the minute we arrived we felt comfortable and relaxed. The dining room was excellent and we looked forward to each evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the spa and had several rounds of golf on a very beautiful course.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

We have just returned from our 4th stay at this delightful hotel situated next to the wonderful Palheiro (Blandy's) Gardens in Madeira. The hotel's traditional high standards have been maintained with the restaurant food even better than ever! A fabulous new indoor pool and spa facilities now complement the outdoor pool providing everything one could wish for in a relaxing holiday. You do not need to be a golfer to enjoy what this hotel has to offer. The special experience is one of being a spoiled guest in a friend's country house and we cannot wait to return. Lyn and John, Suffolk

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

Just the best place if you want to spoil yourselves, relax and enjoy some of the best food, service and grounds you could possibly imagine; just perfect. Golf course really excellent too - challenging but fair and really well maintained. Highly recommended, even if the weather isn't great, which unfortunatley it wasn't when we were there - the spa is brilliant and the gym and table tennis table are under cover and the tennis court is good too. Only things to be aware of are that the hotel is a way out of Funchal and it is very hilly - buses and taxis fine though, although to be honest we didn't find much need to leave the hotel - we ate in every night, which is very unlike us but when the food and environment is that good why leave? Second thing to watch is mosquitoes if it's wet - keep your windows and door shut and get some repellant from reception and / or take some with you.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Home from home. The rooms are large enough to have our four year old and two year old in our room without any difficultiy. The service was outstanding and the hotel staff were warm and keen to help. The breakfast was enjoyed by all especially the local fresh fruit and pastries. The peaceful garden and pool was a perfect respite from busy Funchal and a wonderful playground for the children. We did not get time to go to the spa and we will definitely use it on our return.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Stockholm
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

Due to my line of work, I have traveled a great deal. Therefore i have seen a lot of hotel standards. And, speaking from my own experiences, i can honestly say that i was surprised (pleasantly, of course) by the elegance by which i was met. The staff treated me and my husband like royalty. Leaving us with no other option the to relax and enjoy an amazing week of golf and sightseeing. this place is truly a hidden gem. With beautiful weather, beaches, landscapes, outdoor activities and a wild nightlife this should, without a doubt, be the destination for all types of travelers.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

My wife and I spent a week at the Casa Velha and have to say it was one of the, if not the, best trips we’ve ever made (and that’s saying a lot). We were upon arrival greeted by the charming hotel staff who couldn’t wait to help us with our bags and show us around the estate. Also, wherever we went in Palheiro Estate we were greeted with a smile which made us feel welcome. This, mixed with the transfer service and great food provided in the beautiful hotel made us feel like royalty. The hotel also provided us with tips on where to eat, where to go in town as well as then providing us with transfers to and from the place of our choice.

As we were both golfers, it was extra special for us to just walk out of the hotel and get on what probably is the most spectacular golf course I’ve seen in a long time. Were we enjoyed stunning view over the Atlantic and Madeira landscape. Don’t forget to stop at the clubhouse for lunch with the stunning view over Funchal bay before returning home to the hotel spa.

Would recommend this hotel to anybody, whether it’s a boy’s vacation, a couples retreat, a golf/fishing trip as well as a family holiday.

One thing’s for certain, we’re going back ASAP.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Velha do Palheiro

Property: Casa Velha do Palheiro
Address: Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#14 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#16 Family Hotel in Funchal
#16 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Velha do Palheiro 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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 
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