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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It´s an incredibly beautiful place, with nice staff. It´s a real Palace that anyone should experience once in a lifetime, so worth for the experience. For a 5 star hotel is lacking confort and supporting services. Negative- the lack of maintenance of the heating system in general. This means that the noise in some rooms can be extremelly anoying during... More 

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Berkeley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The amenities, service and room furnishings are almost comically bad for a 5-star hotel, and in no respect measure up to this category except in pretension. That said, it is a privilege to stay in this building. While an appreciation for camp helps (an example being the knight in full armor on the grand stairs with lit up eyeballs), I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Definitely worth splurging to stay here. The palace and gardens are awe-inspring. Had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant, including some of the estate's own wine. Service staff was efficient and professional (if not terribly friendly). Our room was neither big nor luxurious but the rest of the surroundings made up for it. Leave time to explore the many walking... More 

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Shanghai, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
110 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Driving through the 2 lane road in some kind of forest, suddenly a fabulous building appears. Although seeing pictures of this hotel before, the fabulous building still gave us a big surprise. Greeting by the decent front desk staff, the concierge lead us to our room through an old elevator which need to push the door manually. Walking through the... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Hearing that I was about to visit Portugal, a friend said that I must, absolutely must, stay a night in the Bussaco Palace Hotel. On that basis I reserved a room and got off the train between Lisbon and Porto at the Pampilhosa station. This was like stepping off the train in an old western movie into nowhere. No people,... More 

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Lisbon
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bussaco Palace Hotel is beautiful and majestic. There are a few things to improve, but overall it's a great place to stay. Positive: The ambient, really like a palace. The surroundings, with gardens and fantastic walks nearby. The service, seems like they are a family, and make us feel too. The breakfast, with variety, great bread, expresso,... The restaurant was... More 

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Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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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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