The Casa Velha do Palheiro was built in early 19th Century as a hunting lodge for the Count Carvalhal.
Today, Casa Velha do Palheiro is as a celebrated 5 star “Relais & Châteaux” country house hotel with 37 rooms and a full Spa.
Grounded next to the famous Palheiro Gardens and the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, Casa Velha offers their guests the possibility to tee off just a short stroll from the hotel gate.
The Palheiro Spa offers a variety of treatments and massages and includes a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, a relaxation room and 4 treatment rooms.
Tennis or croquet, billiards or walking: the choice is yours.
The private motor yacht “Balancal” is also available for coastal cruises, swimming, dolphin and whale watching, as well as deep sea big game fishing and special charters.
Situated just 7 km (15 minutes) from the centre of Funchal, in the heart of the Palheiro Estate, Casa Velha is a haven of peace for those who appreciate a privileged way of life.
The Madeira Island Fishery has a rich but relatively short history. The fishery was discovered some 30 years ago and visiting anglers have traditionally targeted Blue Marlin, Big eye tuna and shark. Dr. Antonio Ribeiro was supposedly the first person to catch a blue marlin off Madeira bringing ashore a fish of 740 pounds in 1973. His sons Roberto and Joe to this day religiously fish for Blue Marlin and carry on in their fathers footsteps.
Palheiro Golf Course
Palheiro Golf Madeira Island is one of Europe's most beautiful golf courses.
Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro - a Relais & Châteaux property - the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation
Sea Bathing Facilities
We are delighted to offer our guests the possibility of swimming in the nearby Marine Reserve of the Lido Galomar Beach in Canico De Baixo.
For the price of €3 per person per day, our guests can enjoy this sheltered bay with its crystal clear water and unique lava finger rock which has been recognized as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Madeira Island. During the year, there are frequent visit of a friendly monk seal, a protected species in Madeira's Marine Reserves.