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Bussaco Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mata do Bussaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Luso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the hotel as part of tour of Portugal. The hotel is fantastic. The room was a bit dated but the hotel and grounds were amazing. I felt like I was in a movie! It is a bit remote but well worth the trip. Do not miss this one!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Planning our trip I agonized over whether or not we should spend so much money to stay at Bussaco Palace. Our tendency toward more modest and budget travel (I try to keep us under $100/night) combined with mixed reviews and very few special offers available for our travel dates really gave me pause. Finally, based on some of the forum... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

In the middle of a beautiful forest in central Portugal is a Palace built by a king for his own use. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens watered by almost daily rainfall (few hours). The lobby, lounge and dining room are stunning and manage to return you to a period that was magic. The meal we had was excellent... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is nearly 100 years old. It is nestled in an amazing, luscious and gorgeous garden. The manueline Portuguese architecture is breath taking. This is a hotel for people who appreciate the past and want to experience it in the present. The patios, lobby lounge, restaurant and grounds are worth it! The rooms are furnished in antiques with amazing... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

With bus loads of Tourists that visit Bussaco Palace everyday one would think that more would have been done to preserve the Palace and keep it in a pristine condition - with a bit of effort this could be one of the most incredible places to visit as there is so much history that surrounds the Bussaco Palace, and it... More

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Never stayed in a palace before. It was a special opportunity. The location in a national park is spectacular. As others have mentioned, the maintenance of the property is terrible. But the service is exceptional. The staff are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances. The grounds are maintained by a non-profit and they are beautiful. But the hotel... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Bussaco Palace is a five star location but a two star hotel. Don't believe anything else. Actually built in a theatrical style by a set designer architect, even today it's a mirage and what goes on behind the scenes is not pretty: uniformed staff desperately tries to keep the whole thing together: the building that's in desperate need of a... More

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Los Altos, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Those who give this hotel poor or terrible reviews show much about themselves, little about the hotel. It's beautiful, the food is SUPERB, the staff is wonderful. Yeah, it's a step into the past. What do you want from Europe, Nashville? There are still ugly Americans around.

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Additional Information about Bussaco Palace Hotel

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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