Madeira Hotel - Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro - Luxury Country House

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Casa Velha do Palheiro Rooms

The guest rooms and suites at Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro perfectly convey the history, beauty and elegance of the Palheiro Estate.

Staying here is to embrace over 200 years of family tradition, and the sense of occasion is tangible.

Each room combines classic, bespoke design with contemporary flourishes and is appointed to the very highest standards of comfort and luxury.

Warm, dark-coloured hardwood furnishings and floral-patterned drapes and bedware combine to illustrate a graceful and discerning interior replete with sprays of fresh flowers, gilt edged mirrors and framed prints of rare and beautiful flora.

Outside, there is little to disturb the peace and quiet except, perhaps, the piping of birdsong or the gentle sigh of a light breeze.

Double Garden Wing Rooms at Casa Velha do Palheiro

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.

Double Golf Wing Rooms at Casa Velha do Palheiro

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.

Senior Suites Golf Wing at Casa Velha do Palheiro

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 Main House Rooms at Casa Velha do Palheiro

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 at Casa Velha do Palheiro

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 inexorably linked with Madeira Island and the Palheiro Estate.

On the upper level, The Conde de Carvalhal Suite honours the 1st Count of Carvalhal who created the estate in 1801 and built Casa Velha.

The Rei Dom Carlos Suite, also upstairs, remembers Carlos de Bragança, King of Portugal, who stayed here in 1901.
Named after the man who subsequently purchased the land and buildings of Palheiro in 1885, The John Burden Blandy Suite is situated on the ground floor of the Old House.

Facilities and amenities

All guestrooms at Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro have en-suite bathrooms equipped with hairdryers and heated towel rails. The suites and superior rooms have additional separate shower cabins.

  • 30-channel cable television including BBC World, CNN, CNBC, Sat-1 and TV5.
  • Central heating with individual control
  • Bathroom amenities of the highest quality. Double Garden Wing rooms are supplied with "Relais & Châteaux" products. Double Main House, Double Golf Wing rooms and Suites have "Molton Brown".
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Room safe
  • Internal television channel
  • Mini bar
  • Daily turndown service
  • Welcome gift in all rooms on arrival
  • Writing desk with stationary set
  • Directory of Services with extensive Casa Velha and Madeira visitor information
  • 24-hour Reception service


Room types
Double Garden Wing room
Garden Wing
Garden view
Double Main House room
Main Building
Mainly garden
Double Golf Wing room
New Wing
Garden and Golf Course
Junior Suite Main House
Main Building
Front Lawn
Senior Suite Golf Wing
New Wing
Garden and Golf Course

Relais & ChateauxPalheiro Estate Madeira Island