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Bussaco Palace Hotel

#3 of 7 Hotels in Luso
Certificate of Excellence
Mata do Bussaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Luso
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
JAPatino18 Bel Air, Maryland
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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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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a night here while touring Portugal. It was absolutely amazing. It was my husband and I and our two girls. We had a very gorgeous room with a wrap around balcony that overlooked the gardens. We fell in love with this place! Spent hours hiking in the forest and walking every trail and then finished up with the... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stay here for one night due to a generous review from Lonely Planet, but the "delightfully ostentatious" description did not turn out to be appropriate. As others have pointed out, the 1907 palace environs seem to have missed much of the previous and current century as it struggles from a lack of upgrading the infrastructure. This is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loved our time at Bussaco. The staff was overly welcoming and helpful. The grounds were breathtaking and a nature lovers dream. We wished we had more time to discover all of them. The hotel was magnificent. We loved the food. Although it was an exceptionally fine dining experience, they were fine with jeans and shorts for the meals.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very special and romantic place, a former summer residence from the Portugese royals. Thought the hotel is just100 years old and sort of 'kitsch', it's all beaufiful done and not too much and history of the place is interesting. Beautiful azulejos (typical Portugese blue tiles) all around, with scenes of the historic Napoleon war at this mountain.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time visiting the palace hotel. Both times were wonderful, the rooms were great, with very large bathrooms. The food was wonderful. The service was wonderful, they even made our daughter a wonderful birthday cake. The castle can be busy during the day with all the tourists, but it is quiet and magical at night. There are... More 

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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't actually stay there but just wanted to have a look inside as the outside is fabulous, however...outside the reception door, it said, no visitors allowed in order not too disrupt our guests...just struck us as unfriendy and unpersonable...first hotel ever that I've seen that doesn't allow a "peek"

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

lovely place from the outside . when you look closer, it need restoration at every angle. rooms are very sad. we needed to change pillow since they were inside so stained from swet. wireless practically non existent. plants have been dead on balconies since reviews of N years ago, employees are trying heroically to salvage the day , with some... More 

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JERUSALEM , ISRAEL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Although this hotel has a great potential it s certainly not a five star hotel and arriving a the hotel we had the feeling that the staff was not honest with us .at first we received a very old room with old furniture ,stains on the carpets ,windows with old painting , radiators with old paintings , old tv etc....... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This enormous estate is surrounded by forest. Hotel room shows age and could benefit from an upgrade. Building is amazing and palatial as are the grounds. Restaurant meal is excellent. Near town of Luso which is nice to visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I am a budget traveller (been spending 25 eu for rooms and often eating meals from grocery store). But staying at this old palace in the gorgous forest is worth every EU and a MUST DO!!!! Just magical. I will never forget. I walked all the paths during the day and had my picnic dinner. Slept like a princess and... More 

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