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Bussaco Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mata do Bussaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Luso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quirky, historical, charismatic, but ultimately deeply disappointing. Even Wellington would have been saddened....and his people fought and died for a better Portugal. Someone with vision could turn this into a Palace, but at present it's a relic...

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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32 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful palace with amazing architecture in a stunning forest offers rooms at surprisingly low prices when you consider the unique setting. We paid 95 euros for a double room with breakfast. But like other reviewers, we found the room rather poor quality compared with the surroundings. We're glad we stayed there but don't expect luxury for 95 euros. The... More

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Carcavelos, Portugal
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gourgeous renewed old Palace. Really good food at the restaurant. The rooms are a bit dated but worth seing the rest of the Hotel and grounds. go during summer time or it will be quite cold. dont miss this one

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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bussaco Palace Hotel for one night last week. The building and its interior are amazing. When we drove, up we asked a tour bus driver who was parked in front of what appeared to be a castle, where the hotel was. He turned to this magnificent castle, pointed his finger towards it and said "there is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the venue and the hiking trails. Dinner was delicious and the local wine was something to remember. Our room was very disappointing though. Toilet seat was broken, room was small and had not been improved for many years. Bottom line - go to the hotel to experience the location but don't expect much from the room. Wifi only worked... More

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24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a unique hotel located in a historical masterpiece, the Bussaco palace. The building is an absolute delight from the architecture point of view, a fairy-tale neo-Manuelline palace built around a convent in the middle of a private nature reserve. The rooms have a slight 70s feel to them, and are not completely updated but in fact this fits... More

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Moscow, Russia
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you probably already know, the hotel used to be the last palace of Portuguese kings, located in the middle of a sacred forest. The neo-gothic masterpiece of Luigi Manini and the surroundings are simply breathtaking. You can easily spend an hour simply walking within and around the palace admiring the azulejos and other decor, and many hours wandering in... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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47 hotel reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bussaco Palace Hotel is considered one of the most beautiful historical hotels of the world. Its magnificent architecture (by acclaimed Italian architect Luigi Manini - in the neo-manueline style), the protected surrounding forests ("Mata do Bussaco") and the scenic backgrounds are awesome. Blue tiles - in the real Portuguese tradition - tell the legends of this brave people and... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a venue. Magnificent buildings, and so impressive approach and gardens. We thought we would try lunch and we were so pleased. The pleasure of eating in an open air environment with the comforts of a highly skilled restaurant team and environment. This hotel has old fashioned style whilst serving the best of modern and very tasty food and good... More

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is an old Convent turned into a four star Hotel, located almost in the middle of the great forest of the Buçaco. To visit this hotel, after you have visited the Military Museum, than turn right and after a 200 meters you have the entrance from the Buçaco Forest. Attention this because when entering this place you can do... More

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Address: Mata do Bussaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Luso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bussaco Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Bussaco Palace Luso
Hotel Bussaco Palace
Bussaco Palace Hotel Portugal/Luso

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