Casa Velha do Palheiro

Accommodation establishment - Hotel

Luxury, history and golf

Casa Velha do Palheiro was built in the early 19th century as a hunting lodge for the Count of Carvalhal, and later purchased by John Burden Blandy, in 1885. It was carefully restored in 1996 and opened on 1 May 1997 as one of Madeira's first 5-star inns. Today, Casa Velha do Palheiro is part of the Palheiro Nature Estate.


Since it was bought by the Blandy family in 1885, successive generations have changed the direction of the business from traditional farming to tourism and leisure. This strong hospitality tradition continues to this day and is present in every aspect of the estate, from golf and hotel to gardens and cut flowers; from property sales to management, and to its sports fishing boat. The names Blandy and Palheiro are synonymous with quality on the island of Madeira and beyond.

Located on the hills to the east of Funchal, the hotel is adjacent to the famous
Palheiro Gardens and the iconic Palheiro Golf course - which Golf World magazine included in its 'TOP 200 Golf Courses in Continental Europe'.
Casa Velha do Palheiro belongs to the international Relais & Châteaux hotel chain and has 33 rooms and 5 suites, all with their own style and personality. The hotel's restaurant is highly regarded and a well-deserved benchmark for gourmet cuisine. Guests can enjoy the candlelit evening atmosphere of its elegant dining room. Breakfast is served in its sunny winter garden.
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