Casa Velha do Palheiro

This Relais & Chateaux establishment is beautifully furnished and has an award-winning restaurant

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Hotel Description

Casa Velha do Palheiro is a characterful property that was formerly a hunting lodge in the 19th Century. Now transformed into a peaceful and welcoming country hotel, this Relais & Chateaux establishment is beautifully furnished and has an award-winning restaurant.

Located just 20 minutes drive from Funchal, this hotel is surrounded by the famous Palheiro gardens and the championship Palheiro golf course making it a perfect destination for golf and nature lovers.

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Guests can relax in the outdoor pool in the beauty of the gardens or enjoy a spot of luxury and pampering at the Palheiro Spa which has a relaxation room, indoor pool, conservatory bar, pool bar, fitness room, Finnish Sauna and Turkish Steam Bath. Experienced therapists are on hand to provide a wide range of massages, treatments, therapies, rituals and beauty services.

The magnificent Palheiro Gardens border the hotel and are an absolute must-see if you are staying at this lovely hotel. There are also various nature trails which you can enjoy on foot or on bike with trails beginning and ending at the Palheiro Golf Clubhouse which is a perfect place to stop and enjoy the spectacular sunset and views over Funchal. If you’re feeling sporty, there’s an all weather tennis court or you can enjoy badminton, croquet or table tennis.

Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to know the fantastic Palheiro Golf Course is right next to the hotel. This 18-hole par 72 championship course is set in the stunning wooodland with lush, sub-tropical vegetation. Various golf offers and packages are available for guests staying at Casa Velha do Palheiro. The clubhouse restaurant is ideal to relax in and serves delicious lunches and dinners featuring tasty Portuguese cuisine.


  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
  • Library
  • Luxury Spa
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Tennis
  • Wi-Fi


Room Types


All rooms and suites have an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, 30-channel cable TV, central heating, safe, minibar, daily turndown service, writing desk and 24-hour reception service.

Double Rooms are available in the Garden Wing, Golf Wing and the Main House. Guests can also stay in a Junior Suite in the Main House or Senior Suites in the Golf Wing.


With mahogany tables, French windows, polished silverware and views over the impeccable grounds, this impressive restaurant is elegant and charming. Guests will enjoy an impressive breakfast selection and it's also a fine venue for a romantic evening dinner where you can feast on gourmet cuisine and fine wines.

The Clubhouse Restaurant under the 18th green enjoys a glorious panoramic  view of the bay, the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can enjoy everything from drinks and snacks to fine à la carte cuisine.

Situated in the stunning gardens, The Tea House offers drinks, soups, sandwiches salads and home-made sweet treats.

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