Casa Velha do Palheiro

Madeira, Portugal

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Casa Velha do Palheiro overview

Casa Velha do Palheiro is a wonderful five-star hotel set in the award-winning Palheiro Gardens. Renovated from an 18th-century hunting lodge with exotic trees and plants imported from around the world, this elegant venue offers a comfortable and picturesque retreat.

The facilities available are sure to enhance your stay. On-site you will discover Palheiro Golf Club, offering unrivalled views over the city, harbour, and ocean. You can also enjoy the hotel spa which includes a heated pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and a gym.

Located less than fifteen minutes by car from the city centre, this is the perfect choice for a Madeira golf holiday.

Golf Courses

As well as the on-site Palheiro Golf Club, there is a great selection of courses for you to discover in the local area. Santo de Serra designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr and Porto Santo Golfe created by Seve Ballesteros are both fantastic choices for your Madeira golf itinerary.


Choose from 33 elegant rooms and five suites to relax in during your stay, all of which convey history, beauty, and elegance. The accommodation mirrors the exquisite gardens outside, with a graceful floral theme being a key component of the aesthetic.

The rooms all contain the necessary amenities for a comfortable break, including a TV, mini bar, air-con, and 24-hour reception service.

Restaurant & Bars

The main restaurant at Palheiro is decorated in a classic country style, presenting a continental buffet breakfast and a fine gourmet menu for dinner.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a taste of southern European flavour at the clubhouse restaurant, or sample a homemade cake at the Tea House within the hotel gardens.

Spa & Leisure

Inspired by nature, the Palheiro Spa offers various treatments and facilities for guests to enjoy. Take a dip in the outdoor or indoor pool and test out the massage jets. There is also a Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath available for use, alongside a well-equipped gym and floodlit tennis court.

However you like to spend your time off the course, the facilities at Casa Velha do Palheiro will not disappoint.


This venue is situated in the foothills of Funchal, just 20 minutes from Madeira International Airport.


The local area houses a variety of attractions, including Madeira Casino and Funchal Ecological Park. You could also explore the nearby restaurants, or spend a day at one of the stunning beaches.

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Casa Velha do Palheiro Rua da Estalagem 23 São Gonçalo Funchal 9060-415
Our experts say...

"Stunning country house 5* hotel. Set amongst the Palheiro Botanic Gardens it is a simply wonderful setting for a relaxing and very enjoyable golf break."

Matt Beahan

Senior European Travel Consultant