Perfectly located in the hills above Funchal in the Palheiro Estate, Casa Velha do Palheiro is a graceful 5 star Madeira country house hotel, with 37 luxurious rooms.
The award winning Casa Velha website has now launched a brand new website with aim of catering to the vast amount of site users that visit on mobile devices. The site now boasts a fast and responsive user interface with online reservations, quality video feeds, high resolution image gallery and ample information about the Palheiro Golf course, Palheiro Gardens, Palheiro Estate and the Madeira Marlin Sportfishing boat ‘Balancal’. Of course, to be able to give site users a friendly experience whether they are on a PC, tablet or smart phone – the new site is fully responsive and adapts to display on all devices.
The hotel is situated next to the famous Palheiro Gardens, originally created over 200 years ago by the 1st Count of Carvalhal. There is also direct access to the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, with privileged tee offs from the halfway house, a short stroll from the gate.
Within the grounds there is a heated swimming pool with sauna and steam bath: Tennis or croquet, billiards or walking: the choice is yours. Our private motor yacht ‘Balancal’ awaits your pleasure at Funchal marina. It is available for coastal cruises, swimming, dolphin and whale watching, as well as deep sea big game fishing and special charters.
Casa Velha do Palheiro is the ideal hotel for the visiting golfer, as it is the only hotel on the island situated right next to a golf course.
The Palheiro Spa is a perfect complement to the existing attractions at the Casa Velha. Highly regarded local architect Bruno Martins, has integrated rustic elements with the classic style of the 200 year old Casa Velha hotel to ensure the new spa enhances the site.
“Palheiro Spa has been designed as an extension of the natural surroundings”, says Jonathan Fletcher, director of Palheiro Estate, “with local materials and native planting used wherever possible.”
Navega Bem Web Design were commissioned to design and develop the new website and this is the fourth website that the company has created for Quinta Casa Velha since 2007.
Chris Szabo, Marketing and Creative Director for Navega Bem explained “Our design brief was very simple. Create a brand new website that offers visitors an experience that more simple, more useful, and more enjoyable.
To ensure the site will have the maximum possible reach we have developed it around the Joomla CMS platform and created a ‘responsive’ website that will adapt to display on any device.
With the site being accessed from mobile devices by more than 50% of visitors, it is essential that the website can be viewed in a user friendly way that allows potential tourists to make a buying decision and book their stay in Quinta Casa Velha online.”
“We are very honoured that we were once again been asked to do the new website and we believe that this is not only due to the success of the previous sites but also the invaluable experience we have accumulated doing hotel sites on an international level.”