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Casa Velha do Palheiro, Funchal
|Rua de Estalagem, 23 - São Gonçalo, 9060-415, Funchal, Madeira, Atlantic Islands, PORTUGAL.|
Description: Casa Velha do PalheiroThis magnificent property enjoys a spectacular location, nestled in magnificent gardens and adjacent to the historic Palheiro Gardens, created over two-hundred years ago by the first count of Carvalhal, and the Palheiro Golf Course. Casa Velha do Palheiro is a five-star boutique property offering exclusive accommodation, dining and facilities in an unsurpassed setting.
Standing less than seven kilometres from the centre of Funchal, with its famous port, cathedral and casino, Casa Velha do Palheiro is perfectly situated for relaxing visits to this spectacular island. The hotel offers a number of exclusive golfing packages at the excellent 18-hole Palheiro Golf Course, and sea-bathing facilities are available at the nearby Lido Galomar Beach. Aside from the charms of Funchal, Madeira is popular for hiking and trekking, especially along the island's unique levadas water channels, while the northern shore is a surfer's paradise. Guests can also enjoy deep-sea fishing on the hotel's private launch. Within the hotel's grounds, guests can take advantage of a floodlit tennis court, croquet lawns and both outdoor and indoor swimming pools. The hotel also has full Spa facilities.
Casa Velha do Palheiro has thirty-seven luxury rooms and suites, distributed in the Garden Wing, Golf Wing and the Main House. Reflecting two-hundred years of family tradition, each room combines classic, bespoke design with contemporary flourishes and is furnished to the very highest standards of comfort and luxury.
Type of rooms: Casa Velha do PalheiroDouble Garden Wing:
The Double Garden Wing Rooms at Casa Velha do Palheiro are located in the Garden Wing adjacent to the main building. Emerald-green Virginia creeper smothers much of the pale peach façade of this accommodation wing, where ground- and first-floor rooms overlook the hotel entrance and afford pleasant rear-views across the gardens. Twin or double beds. Room size 28 sq m.
Double Golf Wing:
Fronting the hotel's well-manicured back lawn, the architecture of the two-tier Golf Wing is very much in keeping with Casa Velha's country house-style appearance. The Double Golf Wing Rooms offer more floorspace and bathrooms with separate tub and shower. The floor-length rear windows allow glimpses of the golf course. Twin beds or double beds. Room size 32 sq m.
Double Main House:
The Double Main House Rooms enjoy a period setting within the Old House. Bright and airy, the antique character is immediately inviting and delightfully informal. Decorated throughout in pastel hues, the muted tones accentuate the mahogany furnishings and decorative floral fabrics. Some of the rooms enjoy elevated views over the terrace and rear lawn.
Junior Suites Main House:
The three Junior Suites located in the Old House offer a rare combination of generous floorspace and ambient light. Beautifully appointed and exuding a graceful, 19th-century aura, the interior of each suite conveys a unique personality and is named after a distinguished individual linked with Madeira Island and the Palheiro Estate.
Senior Suite Golf Wing:
The two Senior Suites located in the Wing are named after noted topographical painters Frank Dillon and Andrew Pickens.
The Frank Dillon Suite is decorated with lithographs depicting 19th-century Madeira executed by the English artist and illustrator in 1848. Similarly, prints and engravings of Madeira Island views in the mid-1800s by fellow expatriate Andrew Pickens enliven the Andrew Pickens Suite.
Both suites enjoy substantial floorspace, with separate bedroom and lounge-sitting room. Bathrooms feature individual Whirlpool-bath and shower units. Double beds. Room size 57 sq m.
All rooms and suites feature: Flat-screen TV with international channels, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar, and safe. Fully equipped en-suite bathroom with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Heating in room and bathroom. Extra beds or baby cots may be added to rooms on request. Golf bag storage space.
Additional information: Casa Velha do Palheiro
Car hire service is available on site.
Pets are allowed on request.
Airport shuttle services are available on prior notice.
Number of rooms: 37
Official category: 5 stars.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.Smoking policy: There are non-smoking rooms available.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Carte Bleue, EC-Card.
How to get here: On exiting the airport take the motorway in direction to Funchal.
Look carefully for the numbered exit signs on the motorway and leave at exit nº 13 indicating Funchal (Boa Nova); Palheiro Ferreiro.
Check your speed as the exit ramp is quite short, and turn right following the sign indicating Palheiro Ferreiro; Palheiro Golf.
After the first bend take the first turning to your left always following the signs up the hill to Palheiro Golf.
On entering Palheiro Estate you will see the sign indicating Casa Velha to your left.
The hotel is another 500 metres along the road.
GPS Coordinates: 32° 39' 29.12'' N 16° 52' 2.57'' W
Nearest airport: Madeira Airport - 17 km.
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