A Relais & Châteaux Hotel with over 210 years of history, beauty & elegance.
Casa Velha do Palheiro
Welcome to Casa Velha do Palheiro A Relais & Châteaux Hotel
On the stunning island of Madeira, known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic," Casa Velha do Palheiro eagerly awaits your arrival, perched above the bustling city of Funchal. Originally constructed in 1804 as a hunting lodge by the esteemed Conde de Carvalhal, this historic building underwent a meticulous restoration in 1997. Today, Casa Velha stands as a serene sanctuary, enveloped by the renowned Palheiro gardens and the magnificent 72-par Palheiro golf course. It is the perfect retreat to relax, revel in the gardens' beauty, and explore the 150 hectare Palheiro Nature Estate.
Indulge in the tranquil ambiance of our Spa, challenge yourself on the golf course, and relish a delectable lunch at Vista Balancal the Golf Club House while overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean. For a taste of Madeira's renowned wine, venture into Funchal, where you can visit the esteemed Wine Lodges and even catch a glimpse of our very own Casa Velha motor yacht, "Balancal," moored in the marina.
At Casa Velha do Palheiro, we aim to provide an unforgettable experience, combining the natural beauty of the estate with unparalleled hospitality. Whether you seek relaxation, outdoor activities, or a taste of Madeira's rich culture, we are dedicated to making your stay truly remarkable.
The guest rooms and suites at Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro perfectly convey the history, beauty and elegance of the Palheiro Estate. Staying here is to embrace over 200 years of family tradition, and the sense of occasion is tangible. Each room combines classic, bespoke design with contemporary flourishes and is appointed to the very highest standards of comfort and luxury.
Whether you're seeking adventure, a journey through history, or a luxurious spa getaway, we have the perfect destination for you and your loved ones to create unforgettable memories.
We offer great deals on year-round getaway packages, so now it's easier than ever to plan your dream holiday. Plus, if you're booking for a group, we have some special surprises waiting for you. Just reach out to us, and we'll make sure your group gets the best deal possible.
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.
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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In 2022 we renovated the hotel's main house building and rooms
It is 25 years since Casa Velha do Palheiro originally opened it’s doors. This Relais & Châteaux 5 star property is integrated into the Palheiro Nature Estate which dates back to 1801.
To commemorate the 25 year celebration the main house has been completely renovated with a design overhaul that manages to maintain the country house spirit yet gives the rooms a classic contemporary feel with all the facilities that the modern traveller now expects.
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
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.
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.
via Google Reviews
Relais & Châteaux, established in 1954, is an association of 580 unique hotels and restaurants throughout the world, owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs – most often families – who are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Established on five continents, from the Napa Valley vineyards to Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, Relais & Châteaux invites people across the globe to savor delicious journeys, to discover the inimitable art de vivre engrained in each local culture and to share an incomparable, unforgettable experience.
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Conveniently located close to town and only 20 minutes from the Madeira International airport, Casa Velha do Palheiro is perfectly situated to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life, a unique place to actively unwind, where the only noise you are likely to hear is birdsong.
Address: Rua da Estalagem, 23 9060-415 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal |Phone: +351 291 790 350 (chamada p/rede fixa nacional)
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