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The hotel at sunset

    Free Golf

    Daily courtesy bus transport to Funchal & Palherio Golf

About Casa Velha do Palheiro 5*


Located in the hills above Funchal in the Palheiro Estate, Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5* Madeira country house hotel, with 37 luxurious rooms.

Golf courses

You can play at the following courses: Palheiro Golf Club (on-site), Santo de Serra & Porto Santo Golfe.


São Gonçalo (20 mins from Funchal).

  • Spa
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Casa Velha do Palheiro 5* Details

Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel information

The Palheiro Estate and its wonderful 5* hotel, the Casa Velha do Palheiro, sit in an unrivalled hillside location high above Funchal, capital of Madeira Island. Palheiro golf course is located in very close proximity, and gives stunning views over the city, harbour and ocean. It is also less than fifteen minutes by car from the city centre. Since being acquired by the Blandy family in 1885, the estate has become one of Madeira’s leading leisure spots and this strong tradition of hospitality and quality continues in all areas today so much so, that the names of Blandy and Palheiro are synonymous with quality on Madeira Island and beyond.

The Casa Velha do Palheiro country house hotel is a 200 year old hunting lodge built by the 1st Count of Carvalhal. He imported exotic trees and plants from around the world to stock the extensive gardens. The Folly he built on the estate’s highest point – today part of the golf course - is now its symbol. The hotel itself offers 37 luxurious rooms which feature all the amenities you could require and provide views over the gardens and onsite golf course. Guests at the Casa Velha can enjoy a wide variety of menus offering traditional Portuguese dishes cooked with the highest culinary skill. There are various dining options including the fine dining Casa Velha Dining Room and the Palheiro Clubhouse Restaurant.

Casa Velha do Palheiro offers a variety of onsite – sauna, steam room, 1 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pool, badminton, croquet, tennis, fitness room and a Spa with a large choice of  treatments and massages – facilities and offsite – big game fishing, “Levada” walking – activities. The estate also offers the famed onsite gardens at “Quinta do Palheiro”, featuring exotic plants and breathtaking views, to which the hotel guests have privileged access.

Our view of Casa Velha do Palheiro

An idyllic country retreat, this is real 5* luxury and perfect for couples or small groups of golfers.

Casa Velha do Palheiro reviews verified by Reevoo

(8.9 out of 10)
Overall rating
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Whitley Bay
Would certainly return in the future.
Confirmed guest: 05 September 2016
Published on: 22 September 2016
(10 out of 10)


A beautiful house and
with spa and gardens.
Staff were friendly and the food was par excellence!
Confirmed guest: 05 September 2016
Published on: 20 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


No air conditioning!

Not a hotel for all male golfing groups.

Superb food but the a la carte menu is pricey.
Confirmed guest: 25 September 2015
Published on: 08 October 2015

Casa Velha do Palheiro FAQs

What is the check-in and check-out time?

Check in: 2pm – Check out: 12pm

Which restaurant do guests eat in as part of the dinner package?

Casa Velha Restaurant

Do I need to book a table in the restaurant?


Is there a dress-code for dinner?

Yes, smart casual

What time is breakfast served?

7:30am - 10.30am

Are the facilities free of charge?

Yes- tennis courts, badminton courts, table tennis courts, pools, gym, jacuzzi & turkish baths

Is there a minibar in the room?


Is there parking onsite?

Complimentary on-site parking

Casa Velha do Palheiro, Rua da Estalagem 23 , São Gonçalo, Funchal, Portugal, 9060-415