Venue gallery

    • August 2017

      • Mon
      • Tue
      • Wed
      • Thu
      • Fri
      • Sat
      • Sun

      Free Golf

      Daily courtesy bus transport to Funchal & Palherio Golf

    Prices are based on twin occupancy of rooms, unless otherwise stated. The 'Group Size' drop down will not change the price advertised.

    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 reevooReevoo

    (9.0 out of 10)
    Overall rating
    Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 29 reviews
    (9 out of 10)


    Chipstead Surrey
    I had not fully realised we were on B & B terms so it was much more expensive than initially thought
    It is way out of town so we thought it was fine, but others might not. I think the shuttle bus service could be extended
    A swimming costume spin dryer in the Spa would have been useful

    Subject to these minor points we thought the hotel and surroundings had an old colonial atmosphere and had a great time
    Confirmed guest: 04 June 2017
    Published on: 15 June 2017
    (9 out of 10)


    Absolutely loved our holiday, but would hire a rental car in future as the bus service timetable to Funchal is not great, and the free hotel transfer is useless for golfers as only runs in the mornings.
    The golf is amazing but you need a buggy! 99 euros for 3 days buggy use, storage of clubs at the clubhouse and cleaning thrown in. Beautiful setting.
    Only downside is the rather dour pompous service in the hotel restaurant in the evening where they refuse to serve tap water. However the tea house and eating at the golf club make up for this.
    Confirmed guest: 09 May 2017
    Published on: 27 May 2017
    (10 out of 10)


    A fabulous place to stay and play golf and to enjoy terrific surroundings. Elegant and "nothing too much trouble"at Hotel and Golf Clubhouse.
    We were fortunate to be offered an upgrade to a beautiful Suite as it was vacant for the two weeks and we were first - timers! Bigger than some peoples houses!
    We had booked B&B but after a couple of days we changed to HB so that we ate in the Hotel Restaurant- more expensive than eating in the Clubhouse but a real treat. Our original plan to eat mostly in the Clubhouse would work better later in the year when the 20 minute stroll through the woods could be accomplished in daylight. Course excellent but a buggy is a sensible option for those,like us, of mature years.I suppose it would be nice for that to be included in the Golf package as the addition charge per day is Euros 40 (which I managed to have reduced to cover our 7 rounds to 32Euros per round) -still a hefty lump for a necessary requirement. Even with a buggy there is a lot of up and down walking so we got sufficient exercise!
    The Palheiro Gardens are magical and open to residents of the Hotel at all times.
    We did not avail ourselves of the Spa or tennis or other facilities which would be more available in later months.
    An ideal venue for people who are looking for gracious living and who are prepared to pay for the privilege. We would not hesitate to return (as so many people do).
    We never really got to the bottom of what is the system for "Service charge"- the Hotel Website says Service is included generally but on going to pay the bill it appeared that it was not-we made a good contribution which was accepted with gratitude but it always leaves you with the question as to whether you have correctly rewarded what was exceptional service . English was spoken well throughout (as well as German, Dutch, French etc.,)The location is a 20 Euro Taxi ride from Funchal but there are two shuttle services down and back provided by the Hotel (ride has to be booked and limited availability). Diligent investigation gives Bus service availabilty and Hotel staff will help to plan walks etc.,
    Confirmed guest: 01 March 2017
    Published on: 29 March 2017

    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