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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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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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Ottawa, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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17 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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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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Los Angeles, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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Netherlands
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23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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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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