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Spa Package

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Package includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Garden Wing Room
  • Transfers Airport – Hotel upon arrival and departure
  • 30 minute Aroma Facial
  • 30 minute Body Scrub
  • 30 minute Back Wrap
  • 30 minute Back Massage
  • Access to all Palheiro Spa’s facilities which include: Indoor heated hydro pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, Experience showers, Relaxation areas, Changing rooms with lockers, bathrobes, and towels.
  • Fitness Room which includes: Power Plate with programs, cardio machines, free weights, stretching mats and exercise balls.
  • Complimentary access to Palheiro Gardens
  • Conservatory where a Snack Bar menu is available

Casa Velha do Palheiro – Christmas 2015

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Monday, 21st December

21h30 Funchal visit to enjoy the city Christmas light decorations

Tuesday, 22nd December

10h15 Visit to the Funchal Market to select some ingredients for the evening menu

Wednesday, 23rd December

09h15 Departure to The Blandy´s Wine Lodge for a private Madeira Wine tasting

Thursday, 24th December

19h00 Christmas Eve Champagne Cocktail in the Morning Room

19h30 Christmas Eve Dinner

Friday, 25th December

10h15 Departure to the English Church for Holy Communion

19h00 Christmas Day Dinner

Saturday, 26th December

18h30 Local Liqueurs tasting in the Bar

Sunday, 27th December

10h30 Hand & Foot Self-massage demonstration in the Spa

Monday, 28th December

21h30 Funchal visit to enjoy the city Christmas light decorations

Tuesday, 29th December

18h30 Madeira Wine tasting in the Bar

Wednesday, 30th December

10h30 Pastry demonstration in the Kitchen

Thursday, 31st December

19h00 New Year´s Eve Champagne Cocktail in the Morning Room

20h00 New Year´s Eve Dinner

23h00 Transportation to Palheiro Golf for New Year´s Fireworks

Friday, 01st January

08h00 to 11h00 New Year´s Champagne Breakfast

Pinto the Palheiro Pony

“Pinto” the Palheiro pony is doing well. His favourite treats are carrots!
He will be 6 months in November and is enjoying his Autumn walks around the Quinta.
Pinto was born in May this year in the field next to the quinta and has become the Palheiro mascot!

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Camellia Season in Palheiro Gardens

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Now is the time to visit the Palheiro gardens and see the Camellias in full bloom.
The early Camellia Sasanqua start in October together with the famous Granthamiana from Hong Kong.
The Camellia Japonica, white, pink, red and striped flower from December through to end of April. Single and double, a mass of beauty! Also the huge pink and red blooms of the Camaellia reticulata are showing.

From the gate house entrance along the drive, at the bottom of the main garden and in the Ribeira do Inferno you will see masses of plants; the walk continues to the Chapel, surrounded by more Camellias and then towards the huge Araucarias by Casa Velha hotel. Yes, they are everywhere.
You will also see to the south of the entrance gate an extensive replanting program underway, using mainly Madeira indigenous and endemic species.

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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.

At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital.

Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.

Teeing off here is to walk through a verdant and tranquil 200-year-old country estate, and an abundance of fragrant, exotic flora lends the course a unique and singular quality. Melodic birdsong enriches the experience.

Play calls for a fair degree of accuracy – the contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers guarding fast, undulating greens mean there’s little room for error. A halfway house, The Tea House, offers refreshments and a chance to pause and assess scorecards.

Indeed, a round of golf at Palheiro engages all the senses and rewards those of all abilities with an enjoyable and memorable experience. And remember, Casa Velha hotel guests have privileged access to the course and its facilities.

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São um dos Jardins mais bonitos da Iha da Madeira, e hoje fazem parte do Palheiro Estate, o qual inclui um Hotel, um Campo de Golfe, o Palheiro Village e as estufas de orquídeas da Florialis.
A propriedade primeiro pertenceu ao Conde Carvalhal em 1801. Aqui ele construiu uma estância de caça com uma entrada para carruagens com 200 plátanos e árvores exóticas importadas de todo o mundo.

Em 1885 a propriedade foi adquirida por John Burden Blandy. A família continuou o desenvolvimento dos Jardins após 1900 e foi Mildred Blandy quem introduziu muitas plantas, incluindo proteas da África do Sul. Em 1997 a casa do Conde foi reconstruída e convertida num hotel conhecido como a Casa Velha do Palheiro, membro da Relais & Chateau. Os Jardins têm uma localização privilegiada acima do Funchal e são ricos em cor e aroma. Aqui encontrará uma colecção magnífica de camélias começada pelo Conde, árvores centenárias, o Jardim das Rosas, criado por Christina Blandy e uma infinidade de outras flores e trepadeiras.

Este verdadeiro Éden está dividido em várias áreas: O Jardim principal, o Sunken Garden, o Ribeiro do Inferno, o Jardim das Rosas, o Jardim da Senhora e a zona da Casa de Chá, onde se pode ver uma araucária do Brasil e um magnífico metrosideros da Nova Zelândia. Podem-se ainda admirar lagos com nenúfares, uma curiosa família de galinhas esculpidas em buxo e belos canteiros de flores roxas e alaranjadas.
A preservação deste autêntico tesouro natural tem o cunho pessoal de Christina Blandy, coadjuvada por uma equipa mista de dedicados jardineiros.

Saiba mais sobre estes jardins encantados aqui: http://www.palheirogardens.com/pt

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A Quinta do Palheiro oferece uma infinidade de oportunidades diferentes para celebrar casamentos e outras ocasiões especiais.
O cenário inesquecível e o serviço discreto vão tornar o seu evento único.
Na Quinta do Palheiro vamos desenhar à sua medida o pacote perfeito para esse evento inesquecível.

Algumas sugestões:

Casamentos e ocasiões especiais na Casa Velha.
Celebração de casamentos nos premiados Jardins do Palheiro.
Renovação de votos ou bênçãos na nossa Capela com mais de 200 anos.
Ocasiões importantes, como aniversários ou reuniões de família com base na Casa Velha do Palheiro com serviço e comida requintada.
Despedidas de solteira – dias preguiçosos a mimar-se a si e aos seus amigos no Palheiro Spa em preparação para o grande dia.
Jantares privados no Clubhouse do Palheiro Golf com a surpreendente vista panorâmica do Funchal.
Cocktails a bordo do nosso barco a motor, Balancal, enquanto observa golfinhos.

Contacte-nos para mais informações:
http://www.casa-velha.com/
reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com
00351 291 790 350

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Holidays mean you will have the chance to get away from a stressful daily life, at Palheiro Village you can be sure all your needs will be met.

The Three Bedroom Villas With Private Pool lodge up to 6 people and have an area of 250 square feet.
Looking for total privacy? Our three bedroom villas with private pool are exactly what will keep kids happy and parents very relaxed! All the comforts of home and without the work.
Choose from either VILLA MARISOL #61, MADEIRA VILLA #39, VILLA BALANCAL #58 and VILLA SANSSOUCI #73.

All three bedroom villas with private pool enjoy Funchal and sea views, surrounded by very peaceful surroundings. Large living and dining areas are perfect for enjoying life under the blue or starry skies.

Amenities:

All of our villas and apartments are fully furnished and equipped. The kitchens have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas stove/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, pots, pans & all utencils. The living rooms offer a flat screen television and dvd player. The one and two bedroom apartments are air conditioned, central heating is available in the three bedroom apartments/villas and all bathrooms offer floor heating. Many units offer wood burning fireplaces. All properties are serviced twice a week.

Supplement:

Pool heating for the three bedroom villas is €200 per week or €250 for four bedroom villas (where applicable).

For more information and reservation: http://www.palheirorentals.com/

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Palheiro Golf is delighted to announce that Yudik Gold are now sponsoring Palheiro Golf’s bunkers.

Jonathan fletcher President of Palheiro Golf explains ‘Sand shots are notoriously difficult for the average golfer.  With our new gold dust in the bunkers we have found that the lighter texture of the particle translates into a simpler shot.  During the experimental phase many of our guests were amazed at the difference and how much easier bunker shots were. It is great to be the first resort course in the world making this change from sand to gold dust and we are sure that many top end resorts will follow.’

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Madeira Film Festival and Palheiro Estate

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Palheiro Estate is delighted to announce their continued support of the Madeira Film Festival for 2015.

Jonathan Fletcher director of Palheiro Estate explains; ‘this year for the first time we have created exciting packages, whereby guests at the Casa Velha do Palheiro or Palheiro Village will be able to participate in many of the activities going on during the week.  This includes a visit to the magical Laurissilva forest to see a show, tickets to all films, invitations to the opening cocktail at Belmond Reid’s as well as to the Gala dinner.’

Also this year for the first time there will be a Golf day at Palheiro Golf on 28th April for film makers and our guests.  This will be a unique opportunity to meet some of the filmmakers and play golf with them.

Madeira Film Festival Package
Take part in the Madeira Film Festival whilst staying in a double garden wing room at the Casa Velha or at one of our luxury one-bedroom sea view apartments in the Palheiro Village:

Package includes:
·  One week’s accommodation for two
·   A bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
·   Complementary Wi-Fi in the room or apartment
·   One dinner for two in the Casa Velha do Palheiro (table d´hote)
·   Tickets to all movies shown during the Madeira Film Festival
·   Participation during the following program activities:
– Meet and greet of Film makers and an excursion to the Laurissilva Forest
– Opening Cocktail at Belmond Reid’s Palace
– Gala Dinner at Belmond Reid´s Palace

Prices from €960

For more information and bookings please visit our website: Casa Velha do Palheiro

Visit Madeira Film Festival official website: http://madeirafilmfestival.com/