This celebrated country house hotel of exceptional character was formally a hunting lodge built by the 1st Count of Carvalhal in 1801 as a summer residence. The sitting room and bar are comfortable and beautifully furnished. There is also a library, a games room and a TV room.

The Palheiro Spa offers a wide range of treatments and beauty therapies and facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Turkish bath, a sauna and a gymnasium. In addition, there is an all-weather tennis court and croquet on the lawn. The hotel borders the famous Palheiro Gardens and the Palheiro Golf Course and offers privileged access to guests. Breakfast is served in the sun filled conservatory. The restaurant is highly regarded. It overlooks the landscaped grounds and manicured lawn at the rear of the property and reflects the classical elegance associated with the hotel. It also has a terrace. Alternative dining is available at Palheiro Golf Clubhouse Restaurant which affords a glorious panorama of Funchal bay, the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The Tea House enjoys a privileged position in Palheiro Gardens and has a small terrace.


Your accommodation
The hotel comprises 37 guest rooms, each with TV and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel facilities
• Restaurants.
• Swimming pools.
• Tennis court.
• Spa.
• Parking.
• Open all year. 


7 nights from £865 per person in August and from £1125 per person in March, based on two adults sharing on bed & breakfast basis. Indicative prices include return daytime flights (Funchal) and return private transfers.