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Casa Velha do Palheiro
Madeira, Portugal
Off the beaten path • Perfect for proposals • Perfect for honeymoons
Casa Velha do Palheiro is one of Madeira’s best 5 star luxury hotels and makes a perfect base for exploring this sun-kissed island paradise.
Guest of this wonderful romantic hotel in Madeira can enjoy the neighbouring Palheiro Gardens, which date back over 200 years, while fantastic golf and pool facilities are literally on your doorstep,

With 37 rooms and suites, Casa Velha do Palheiro retains the charm and hospitality that have become its trademark over the centuries.

Today, this magnificent establishement lacks nothing in terms of comfort and the amenities are what you would expect from a 5* hotel and member of the prestigious “Relais & Chateaux” group.

Casa Velha’s style is refined yet exquisitely comfortable and the ambiance harks back to the hotel’s original use as a summer house for the 1st Count of Carvalhal from 1804 onwards.

Peace and tranquility are guaranteed, apart from perhaps the odd noise from the stunning 18 hole Palheiro golf course just next door.

Take a stroll in the gardens, soak up the sun by the pool or pamper yourself in the on-site sauna and steam room.

Dining at this 5 star hotel in Madeira is equally divine: the restaurant offers garden views and the finest Portuguese and international cuisine served up by a stellar team of chefs.

You could be forgiven for never leaving Casa Velha do Palheiro and its wonderful surroundings; however, Madeira is a paradise destination if you love sun and sea.

The coast is just minutes away and for something more active, enquire about the hotel’s private yacht, moored in the main marina of Funchal. This can be used for cruises and deep sea fishing, as well as dolphin and whale watching.

Discovering the unspoilt island of Madeira doesn’t get any more comfortable, luxurious or 5 star than at Casa Velha do Palheiro!

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Reasons To Go

Off the beaten path/

Hotel Overview

Excellent service/Fine dining/Indoor pool/Great golf course/


Pay on arrival/Direct online booking/

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  • Internet & TV

    Cable TV / Portuguese channels / Flatscreen TV / Free wifi available / English channels / French channels / German channels

  • Parking

    Free parking

  • Pets

    Pets allowed (extra cost)

  • Transfers

    Free shuttle to town / Airport transfer available

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Customer rating
rated  / 5

“Lovely country house feel with attentive staff.”+

Peace and quiet, lovely service and staff. Very homely. Had trouble in getting a steak cooked to my liking.


Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro+

This is a lovely hotel, it is not in the town which you should be aware of but in my opinion is a bonus. The hotel runs a mini bus to take you down to Funchal and collect you. They could not be more h ...



the location, the spa and the garden diner and breakfast in the restaurant! the rooms are beautiful but the bath-rooms need a make-over!!! for a hotel with 5 stars, there is still a bit work to do!


Great service with a slightly old fashioned elegance


Comfortable home away from home+

What a difference from the typically anonymous services of larger hotels! This hotel giver yxou the feeling of being home; you are a person, not a number. You feel like a family member and not like a ...

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