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Casa Velha do Palheiro

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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449 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

we stayed for a week's golf package with friends. We all had rooms on the first floor golf block, beside the main building. Service was exceptional. The rooms were fine, although some bits did look a bit tired, with rust marks in the shower cubicle. Warned by other contributors, we brought our own tea and kettle, so early morning tea... More 

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent feedback. We haved shared your comments with our team and hopefully your experience will be even better next time. Obrigado, More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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50 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

The Casa Velha do Palheiro convinced us 100%. You feel an extraordinary charming atmosphere with very friendly employees. The standard of the hotel is high but still cosy and relaxed. The hotel offers a huge park for perfect walks and retirements for reading, has a a nice and modern Spa with outside/inside pool, gym, sauna, etc... and last but not... More 

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2 Thank tiziano_pelli
jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our new free WIFI which is now available in all our rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Velha. More 

Devon
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

First impressions of this country house hotel were good although several things left us feeling really rather disappointed by Casa Velha do Palheiro. 1. Because of the package we had purchased we had a "room upgrade" to a garden room - a large, pleasant room but it was very dark on the ground floor (surrounded by trees and SO DAMP…..... More 

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and we are very sorry that your experience at Casa Velha did not live up to your expectations. The management team have met and discussed the points that you raised and once again we apologise for the negative impact that this had on your holiday. More 

leicestershire
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366 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

This is a charming hotel created in and around a restored family home of great style and comfort with superb botanical gardens adjoining and its estate converted to a very good and attractive golf course. Service is of a very high standard. It's a way out of Funchal but there is a complimentary shuttle twice each way each day and... More 

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Dear Stella, thanks for your great review and delighted you enjoyed the Palheiro pace of life! “Traditionally high comfort and service, and very good golf too” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW This is a charming hotel created in and around a restored family home of great style and comfort with superb botanical gardens adjoining and its... More 

Lillehammer, Norway
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We were a group that arrived late in the evening. Check in went very smoothly, the staff immediately carried our luggage to our rooms, and we found ourselves standing in a large bedroom, tastefully decorated with period furniture and a huge bed. Not modern, but clean, spacious and elegant. The next day we fully experienced how service minded the staff... More 

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review. We are so pleased that you loved the ambience and all of our facilities. Air connections from Norway are even better next year so please visit us again soon! More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2014

This was our first visit and will definitely not be the last. From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and accommodating at all times. The facilities at the hotel were excellent and the adjoining golf course was superb. The food was always of a high quality and very well presented. Looking forward to returning next year!

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments and we are very happy that you will now become another returner guest! “'Our First Visit to Casa Velha do Palheiro'” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW This was our first visit and will definitely not be the last. From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and accommodating at... More 

Paris, France
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Beautiful setting: the garden is amazing and the building is very pretty. Food is very decent vs the rest of the island. Service is good. Rooms are OK. The hotel is quite old school and would need a refurbishment. I believe the clients are also quite old school ! Overall the hotel has this old british feeling which is quite... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This was my third trip to Casa Velha this year where I chose to spend my birthday with my uncle. We had the most amazing time and the staff throughout the hotel, restaurant and spa couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. It was lovely to go back to see so many familiar faces and to get the sense that... More 

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Dear Julia, Thanks again for choosing us for your special celebration. We are very proud that you have become such a fantastic supporter in such a short time! Hope to see you soon, Jonathan “Third visit this year with another visit planned” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago This was my third trip to Casa Velha this year... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

We have just returned form our second stay at this beautiful hotel. This lovely old hunting lodge, set in spectacular gardens, could not fail to capture any heart. It is managed and run by a team of delightful, very professional, staff all of whome have the comfort of the guests as a priority at all times. The service is outstanding... More 

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jonathanfletch, Owner at Casa Velha do Palheiro, responded to this review

Dear Suzie, Thanks for your wonderful review and your thoughts on our many different resort facilities. We hope to see you again soon in Madeira! LATE SUMMER INDULGANCE” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago We have just returned form our second stay at this beautiful hotel. This lovely old hunting lodge, set in spectacular gardens, could not fail... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Superb hotel and facilities, coupled with exemplary service levels. Food was of extremely high quality, albeit that this was also reflected in the pricing. Circa 37 rooms all positioned around the central hotel facility.

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Dear Dave, Thanks for your superb review! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Jonathan More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Golf course
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5 star Madeira country house hotel with 37 luxurious rooms.The hotel is situated next to the famous Palheiro Gardens, originally created over 200 years ago. Hotel facilities include: Championship golf course, full spa facilities including indoor and outdoor heated pools as well as a variety of treatments, fishing boat for whale and dolphin watching and big game fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Velha do Palheiro

Address: Rua da Estalagem 23 | Palheiro Golf Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-415, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: €143 - €258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Velha do Palheiro 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Casa Velha Do Palheiro Hotel Funchal
Casa Velha Do Palheiro Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#13 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#16 Family Hotel in Funchal
#16 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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“Get a room in the main house overlooking the main lawn, and enjoy the breeze at night. no neeed fro A/C, what a pleasure”
 of 5 bubbles 136nigelc, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There all nice but I would would opt for something in the house if you prefer individual character.”
 of 5 bubbles FionaRugby, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The suites are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 32 in the golf annexe = ground floor, large and quiet room with outside terrace space (see pics).”
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 of 5 bubbles Gleneagles10, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in rooms opposite hotel room 17 ( 10 yards away) bit cheaper I understand booked with golfbreaks”
 of 5 bubbles 20andym20, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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