Palheiro Nature Estate

Play at the Palheiro Golf Course​

The 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland.​
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Palheiro Nature Trails

Hiking, Horseriding, Bird Watching & more​

Within the 150 hectare Palheiro Estate we have created nature trails for your pleasure. These can be enjoyed on bikes, for running, hiking or just a simple stroll in nature.
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Dining at the Casa Velha Restaurant

The dining room at Casa Velha do Palheiro overlooks the landscaped grounds and manicured lawn at the rear of the five-star property.​
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Palheiro Spa

Our spa's chic, minimalist design amplifies the luxury experience. In our four exclusive treatment rooms guests are invited to enjoy a wide array of authentic massages and beauty therapies.
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Fishing & Cruising​

Aboard our boat, the "Balancal"​

The Balancal can be chartered for big game fishing, or more leisurely pursuits like whale and dolphin watching, coastal cruises, swimming, and special excursions.​
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Dining at the Vista Balancal Restaurant​

Indulge in a culinary journey with breathtaking views of Funchal Bay at our newly renovated restaurant Vista Balancal.​

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Facilities & Services
  • Welcome gift in all rooms
  • Central heating with individual controls
  • Room safe (free)
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • All rooms have en suite bathrooms, hairdryers & heated towel rails
  • Daily turndown service (suites only)
  • Morning room / Library
  • Bar
  • Sauna and steam bath
  • Fitness room
  • Games room / TV
  • Meeting room
  • Golf – exclusive tee offs close to the hotel
  • Motor Yacht “Balancal” – cruises and fishing
  • Palheiro Gardens
  • Palheiro Spa
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Croquet
  • Table tennis and badminton
  • Billiards and card tables
  • 24 hour Reception service
  • WiFi (free)
  • 7 day in-house laundry service
  • Private parking place

Set in 150 hectares of beautiful country estate


Horseriding on the Estate



At Palheiro Nature Estate, we are committed to providing a positive hospitality experience while minimizing our environmental impact. We have implemented a set of sustainability actions that include using eco-friendly products, reducing food waste, supporting local communities, and planting trees.

Join one of our sustainability events to enjoy a great day out while helping us make a small difference for our world.

What Our Guests Are Saying

The room was a good size, very nicely decorated and furnished, with an extremely comfortable large bed and feather pillows. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens. Breakfast was of a high standard. Staff very friendly and efficient.

Alastair - UK

via booking.com

I spent 11 lovely days at Casa Velha do Palheiro, the hotel is the perfect place for a retreat, and to do a variety of things, relax, walk, hike, play golf or tennis, go on hikes or excursions, enjoy treatments and spa, and the wonderful gardens, nice rooms, and good food.


via Tripadvisor

A beautiful small and luxurious hotel. Warm and welcoming staff. 32 individually special rooms. Fine dining restaurant. Set in a truly vast and beautiful historic estate which also features an 18 hole golf course. At its core, a magnificent hunting lodge.

Trevor Edwards

via Google Reviews


(chamada p/rede fixa nacional)

A Relais & Châteaux Hotel with over 210 years of history, beauty & elegance.
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