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Spa Package



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

Clínica Santa Catarina Partner

We are delighted to announce that Clinica Santa Catarina now offer a discount of 10% for Palheiro loyalty card holders, valid for internment, surgery and delivery room services as well as a 10% discount at the Policlinica do Caniço for listed services and speciality consultations.

Also to launch this partnership, on the 22nd November there will be a nurse present at the Clubhouse available
for basic check ups including; weight, height, body fat index , blood pressure, cholesterol and glycemia checks. These will all be available complimentary to Loyalty card holders.

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux, Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 24th and 25th of October Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic weekend.  The guest chef this year will be Vincent Farges who is the Executive chef at Fortaleza do Guincho situated in Cascais.

After completing his education in France, Vincent worked in some of the best French restaurants to join the select team Buerehiesel with Chef Antoine Westermann, who would later inaugurate the Fortaleza do Guincho in 1998. In Morocco, where he remained for four years, he opened and was responsible for the restaurant La Bavaroise (Casablanca). In Greece, where he later settled, he inaugurated the Hotel Grande Bretagne (Athens) and was also responsible for several luxury kitchen chains. Apart from participating in various cultural events of national and international prestige, guest judging various gastronomic cuisine contests and developing initiatives with world-renowned Chefs at Fortaleza do Guincho, Chef Vincent is the creator of the highly acclaimed “Citrus Symphony”, a one season menu made ​​exclusively from dozens of different citrus fruits, from starters to dessert, which already has two highly successful editions in 2012 and 2013.

In 2010 Vincent Farges was recognized as Chef of the Year, both by the prestigious Guide Boa Cama Boa Mesa and the newspaper Expresso.

Joining him will be the head chefs at Casa Velha do Palheiro – Madeira born Chef Francisco Quintal and French Chef Eric Weidmann – who will be using their vast experience of Casa Velha haute cuisine whilst showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Especially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.
Visitors to Madeira and Casa Velha do Palheiro are invited to make reservations for dinner at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Price will be €80 euros per person including all wines.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Cátia Afonso, please call the Casa Velha Reception at  +351 – 291 790 350 or email

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Gastronomic Weekend Package at Casa Velha do Palheiro:

  • 3 Nights in Double Garden Wing Room with upgrade to Superior Golf Wing Room (depending on availability on arrival)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Welcome gift upon arrival
  • Gastronomic dinner at Casa Velha dining room
  • Free entrance to Palheiro Gardens
  • Free access to Palheiro Spa wet areas

From 23rd to 28th October 2014   –   € 400,00 per person in double room

For bookings and further information please contact:
Cátia Afonso 
at Casa Velha do Palheiro
T. +351 291 790 350   |   F. +351 291 794 925   |


•    7 Nights in double – garden wing room with upgrade to superior – golf wing room (depending on availability on arrival.)
•    Return airport transfers
•    Choose between 18 holes green fee at Palheiro Golf or personalized body massage at Palheiro Spa.
•    1 Five-course menu degustation dinner at our culinary recognized restaurant created by Chef Eric Weidmann and Francisco Quintal (drinks for the meal included).
•    Free entrance to Palheiro Gardens – Awarded the Relais & Chateaux best garden in 2007, and honoured with “The Garden Trophy.”
•    Free Access to the Palheiro Spa wet areas.
•    A memory from Madeira – The book “The Blandy story”.

Prices from: 655 Euros per person in double room

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Packages are also available for single use as well as with upgrade to suites, unlimited golf, spa and with additional services.

Madeira Island Hotel – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

Palheiro Estate


Villas Palheiro Estate

A select number of villa plots are also available for development near the Golf Clubhouse; Palheiro Real Estate offers a full turn-key service to assist you in creating your dream villa.

Palheiro Village – Property Rentals

A range of fully furnished villas and apartments are also available for holiday rentals. Guests can enjoy the facilities of the Estate from the privacy of their own rental property.

Palheiro Village – Freehold property sales

Palheiro Village is an award-winning development of luxury freehold apartments and detached villas in a private condominium, with a central Forum building which includes a heated 18 m swimming pool, pool bar, and viewing deck, and reception room for residents and guests. A full range of property management services are available on site from Palheiro Property Management. Palheiro Village offers property purchasers a superb location; the properties are beautifully integrated into a south-facing hillside with spectacular views over Funchal Bay. Residents enjoy privileged access to the facilities of the Estate, including Palheiro Golf, the Casa Velha hotel and the Palheiro Spa.

Palheiro Golf course

Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course, designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation. At nearly 500 m above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline, the vast Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Funchal below.
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. 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.

Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel and restaurant

The first Count of Carvalhal created a hunting lodge in the heart of Palheiro Estate over 200 years ago. This has now been converted into a 5-star country house hotel which is a member of Relais & Châteaux. It has just 37 beautifully-decorated rooms as well as a restaurant which is a reference for Madeiran epicure. Guests can enjoy the superb facilities of the new Palheiro Spa and privileged access to Palheiro golf course and gardens.

Palheiro Golf Restaurant , Tea-house

The stylish Palheiro Golf Clubhouse, with its panoramic terrace commanding uninterrupted views of Funchal harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, features a superb restaurant managed by the Casa Velha do Palheiro hotel.
The Tea House, located in the heart of Palheiro gardens, adjoining both Palheiro Golf and the hotel gardens, offers wonderful home-made cakes, pastries and ice-creams for visitors to the gardens as well as light snacks and refreshments for the energy-burning golfers.

Palheiro Spa

The Palheiro Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments within a peaceful garden environment. In this unique oasis setting, experienced therapists can massage away the stresses of everyday life with selected aromatic essences. The Spa has a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Palheiro Gardens

These gardens were started by the first Count of Carvalhal two centuries ago, and have been continually nurtured and improved by the Blandy family. The gardens are famous for Camellias and the beauty of their setting among ancient trees as well as the rich collection of plants from all over the world. Some 45,000 visitors a year enjoy the delights of Palheiro Gardens.


The sport fishing boat M.Y. Balancal, moored in Funchal marina, is available exclusively for residents and guests of Palheiro Estate. This is an ideal way to see Madeira Island, to watch whales and dolphins or to enjoy big game fishing.

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Casa Velha Seasonal Package

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Casa Velha Seasonal Package

Enjoy the different festivities during your stay – Madeira Island

Atlantic Festival
XXVI Classic Car Rally
Madeira Wine Rally
Madeira Wine Festival
Columbus Festival – Porto Santo Island
Madeira Nature Festival
End of the Year Madeira Festivities

For more information, and bookings please email:

Madeira Hotel – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro – Luxury Spa & Golf Resort




A Flower Festival, Jacaranda trees, a birthday treat, a beautiful island, plus honey cake, the temptation was too much for Anna Hyman and friends.

Madeira em destaque no porta The Foody Traveller / – “Madeira – The Island with Flower Power”

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Palheiro Golf, Madeira Island celebrates 20 years.

In 2013 Palheiro Golf in Madeira Island will be celebrating its 20th year.

For this special year Palheiro Golf has put together a fun program for both visitors and members.

The program starts in April 2013 and comprises of:

Tournaments, Memorabilia, Special Packages and promotions.

Unique tournaments including playing the original layout as well as the Madeira Wine Tournament which has the support of the main Wine Producers on the Island.

As part of the promotions and Palheiro’s ‘grow the game’ philosophy, they will be offering ‘Twenty Free Memberships for 20 year olds’ as well as other unique prizes including a prize for the 20,000 player during the year.

With the help of collaborators over the last 20 years Palheiro golf has put together a collection of memorabilia.  Here you will find some fun photos including some of our more famous visitors including Prince Edward, Ronaldo and Sir Bobby Robson.

There will also be stay and play packages at our luxury hotel or at our stunning self-catering villas and apartments with views over the bay of Funchal.

For further general information please check the dedicated section of the website

For further press information please contact:

Jonathan Fletcher
Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456

O Palheiro Golf, na ilha da Madeira, celebra 20 anos.

Em 2013 o Palheiro Golf, na ilha da Madeira celebra o seu 20º aniversário.

Neste ano especial o Palheiro Golf preparou um programa divertido tanto para visitas como para sócios.

O programa começa em Abril de 2013 e inclui:

Torneios, Recordações, Pacotes Especiais e promoções.

Torneios únicos, incluindo uma disputa no traçado original do campo, bem como o Torneio Madeira Wine com o apoio dos principais produtores de vinho da Região.

Incluídos nas promoções, e em linha com a sua filosofia “nutrir o golfe”, serão oferecidas vinte pacotes de sócio a vinte jovens que completem 20 anos no mesmo ano (‘Twenty Free Memberships for 20 year olds’) bem como outros prémios inéditos, incluindo um para o jogador que fizer a 20.000ª volta durante este ano (20,000 player during the year).

Com a ajuda dos seus colaboradores dos últimos 20 anos, o Palheiro Golf juntou uma colecção de recordações (memorabilia). Veja as fotos engraçadas que temos, incluindo algumas das nossas visitas mais ilustres, tais como o Principe Edward, Cristiano Ronaldo e Sir Bobby Robson.

Temos também pacotes de alojamento com greenfees stay and play packages na nossa estalagem de luxo ou nas moradias e apartamentos do nosso aldeamento com vistas maravilhosas sobre a a baía do Funchal.

Para mais informações generalizadas, é favor visitar a secção específica do nosso website

Para informações de imprensa é favor contactar:

Jonathan Fletcher
Palheiro Golf
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456

Palheiro Spa

Palheiro Spa – Entrada de um dia

Esta oferta inclui o uso das seguintes áreas:

Piscina interior & exterior
Sauna & Banho turco
Sala de relaxamento
Ginásio, Vestiários, roupão, toalhas

+ 30% desconto em todos os tratamentos  de Spa

€20.00 por pessoa
€35.00 por casal
€50 família (2 adultos, 2 + crianças)

Menu Snack Bar disponível
Esta oferta é válida, todos os dias, entre as 10h00  e as 15h00

Promoção válida – No mês de Junho 2012

Mais informação:

Eventos Especiais – Palheiro Estate

O Palheiro Estate oferece inúmeras possibilidades para comemorar uma ocasião especial e torná-la inesquecível.

• Celebre o seu casamento ou renove os seus votos ou bênçãos nos Jardins do Palheiro
• Realize o Batizado na Capela dos Jardins do Palheiro
• Celebre ocasiões familiares na Casa Velha do Palheiro
• Realize as suas reuniões ou eventos privados no Restaurante Clubhouse – Palheiro Golf
• Descontraia durante a preparação de um evento no Palheiro Spa
• Aprecie um Cocktail a bordo do “Motor Yacht Balancal”

Uma paisagem primorosa, um serviço discreto e um pacote feito ao seu gosto para um evento único.

Palheiro Golf – Restaurante Clubhouse

Com uma vista fabulosa sobre a cidade do Funchal e o oceano, o Restaurante Clubhouse é o espaço ideal para festas de casamento e eventos privados.
• Capacidade – Empratado: 80 pessoas

– Buffet: 100 pessoas
– Cocktail (volante): 100 pessoas

• Pista de dança
• Varanda

Casa Velha do Palheiro

O ambiente elegante e privado da Casa Velha do Palheiro propõe almoços ou reuniões familiares ou de negócios.

• Capacidade – 50 pessoas


A Capela de São João Batista, com 200 anos de História está disponível para renovação de votos e batizados.

• Capacidade –  45 pessoas sentadas

• Decoração do altar com flores da época e bancos de jardim incluídos

Casa de Chá
Uma alternativa casual, ideal para pequenos eventos como festas de aniversários ou lanches.
•  Capacidade

– interior: 15 pessoas
– exterior: 18 pessoas

Palheiro Spa

As diferentes facilidades e o leque de massagens e tratamentos estão disponíveis para os momentos de relaxamento antes ou durante a organização do evento.

• Piscina interior com jacuzzi, banho turco, sauna e sala de relaxamento

• Massagens corporais e tratamentos de rosto à escolha

M.Y. Balancal

Pronto para um passeio de barco ao longo da costa ou para a pesca grossa, o Balancal está à disposição para momentos descontraídos, românticos ou desportivos entre amigos.

• Capacidade  –  Passeio: 10 pessoas
– Pesca: 6 pessoas

• Bebidas e Snacks a bordo