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.