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“Hotel heaven on Madeira”

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Casa Velha do Palheiro
Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in Funchal
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“Hotel heaven on Madeira”
Reviewed 13 September 2005

We stayed at both Casa Velha and another leading hotel in the centre of Funchal when we visited Madeira and I'd say that Casa Velha definitely has the edge over the others.

The drive to the hotel from the airport was wonderful and you feel like you've arrived in an oasis of calm. You're not far from the centre of Funchal but to be honest, eveything you need is at Casa Velha.

The hotel is set in stunning grounds and the rooms are light, airy and spacious. The food in the restaurant was superb and the service impeccable.

I'm desperate to return and glad to see this unique hotel is getting such good reviews.

Stayed September 2004
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Reviewed 12 September 2005

We selected Madeira as a honeymoon destination and thought that Casa Velha looked like what we were hoping for.
On arrival it was patently obvious that we had made the right choice. As your car winds its way from Funchal into a hillside forest it becomes clear that if you expected elegant seclusion, this is it.
Housed in a beautiful, tastefully converted hunting lodge, Casa Velha is possibly the original boutique type hotel. I undersand that it has been this way now for many years and it effortlessly strives to stay ahead of the market.
The views were as sumptious as the food and wine. Our arrival dinner was amongst the best meals I have eaten.
I have stayed at Reid's palace and although very nice, a large hotel cannot hope to match the attention to detail and personal service experienced in the quiet hills at Casa Velha above Funchal.
The word Hotel does not do justice to this experience.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 9 September 2005

We had an incredible week at Casa Velha do Palheiro. As we drove up to the hotel, the views were magnificent over towards Funchal and we had that feeling we were in for a treat. We weren't disappointed,the service and dining in the hotel was superb as were the stunning gardens around the estate. The golfing was great especially when it's on your doorstep. Don't forget to visit the terrace at the golfclub. The views are out of this world.

  • Stayed April 2005
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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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