The Casa Velha do Palheiro is a celebrated five-star country house hotel with exceptional charm and character, offering a real sanctuary away from modern hectic lives, in harmony and natural surroundings. It was formally a hunting lodge built by the 1st Count of Carvalhal in 1801 as a summer residence.
Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro is a member of the Relais & Châteaux establishment and provides 32 rooms and five suites, each one of them individually designed with elegant furniture and textiles offering unique accommodation choices.
The sitting room and bar are comfortable, beautifully furnished and decorated with gilt framed oils, Madeira prints and lithographs. Fresh flowers picked from the garden lend colour and vitality. The hotel's restaurant is highly regarded, and a deserved gourmet reference point. Guests enjoy the evening atmosphere by candlelight in the elegant dining room. Breakfast is served in the sun filled conservatory, an elegant and well-structured extension to the room allowing guests to enjoy the garden and the surroundings in the same elegance of the original building.
As the hotel is open year-round offering relaxing breaks to its discerning guests, the Palheiro Spa becomes the hub for many, especially during colder moths as the indoor heated pool and other facilities create a beautiful SPA atmosphere for relaxation and wellbeing. The outdoor pool and the sun terrace is also a great place to relax and rejuvenate under the sub-tropical climate of Madeira, not to mention the beautiful Palheiro gardens where guests have free access to. There is also an all-weather tennis court next door and the less energetic can play croquet on the lawn below the property.
The main house, where some of the suites are located is in the heart of the two wings where majority of the rooms are located. The Golf wing located behind the building in the gardens, where The Garden Wing is located in front of the main hotel entrance. Rooms in both wings are decorated to high standards and equipped with modern amenities. The a la carte restaurant, lobby bar, library and small museum about the history of the house, are all located in the main building.
The Palheiro Golf course – a superb 18-hole, par 72 Championship layout – is situated next to the hotel. There is also a Sports Fishing yacht docked in the Funchal marina is available for deep sea fishing and coastal excursions for people looking to for a day at sea.
All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.
Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.
- 37 rooms - garden wing standard rooms, gold wing superior room, main house double room, junior suite main house, senior suite golf wing
- All rooms have telephone, safe, mini bar, TV, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers
- All rooms have air-conditioning
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts, table tennis, fitness room, badminton
- Snack Bar “Tea house”
Available Board Basis
Places of Interest
Funchal, Monte, Botanical gardens, Camara Delobos, Farmers market, Cathedral of Funchal, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Savi centre caves, Monte place tropical gardens, Madeira story centre, Levada walk, Porto Santo
Distance to Coast
Approx. 20 minutes
Distance to Town
Approx. 20 minutes