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Bussaco Palace Hotel

#1 of 7 Hotels in Luso
Certificate of Excellence
Mata do Bussaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Luso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This property is outstanding. A very well preserved piece of yesteryear. The drive through the forest with the eucalyptus aroma is the beginning of a journey of sights and sounds. When the hotel comes into view it is breathtaking and the surrounding grounds are the same. Spend time walking through the gardens and enjoying the various blooms. The hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bussaco's architecture is way over-the-top, in the tradition of Neuschwanstein Castle or the Houses of Parliament and almost as grand as either. There is something absurd about it - part of the charm - but it is also very beautiful. The room rate is excellent value considering the rarity of the experience. It may be in need of a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can honestly say I have never stayed in an hotel like this before. It is pointless making comparisons, it´s truly one of a kind. We were lucky to be staying midweek, off season, which made for an atmospheric stay - a little reminiscent of the Overlook Hotel. In the nicest possible way!!! The cavernous & beautiful public rooms are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is magnificent and the palace is great but only from the outside. Inside everything needs a reshuffle. It is not a five star hotel, at all. The staff is nice but we can't find them as they are so few. The bedrooms are really bad and have some broken things. Visit Bussaco and have a tea at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We rented a car in Porto and we took our time to drive and exploring Portugal. This Posada was suggested to us from a good friend in Porto and we are happy to have followed his advise, every thing here was perfect to the minimum details

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An exterior look is beautiful but a room (includes batheroom) needs refurbishment. The bathtub was rusty and there was a brown color water from the shower for the first few minutes. My room was cold. The room layout is different for most of the rooms and depends on your luck, you may get a nicer and warmer room. My suite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The place is breathtaking an it's covered in history built by the the last king of portugal as a summer house an u can totally get carried back in time staying in room 1 the queens suite or room 10 the Kings suite the furniture is 100 years old an in amazing condition the carpets an furniture are not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed over a weekend after a nice trek between Luso and Buçaco. The woods of Buçaco were still a bit destroyed by the storms a few years back, although renovation is on the way. The hotel still has the glamour and puissance of previous years, although some repair works are starting to feel needed. The dinning room is simply... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Historical landmark, good people, excelent restaurant and good wine locally bottled. But rooms, beds and bathrooms requiring URGENT refurbishment ! Classy restaurant and gourmet food make the visit worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Be stunned by the gothic architecture and be transported back to another age of romance and beauty. Although old and slightly run down, its charm and beauty is astounding. I loved every minute staying there, the dinners and breakfasts tendered by staff in crisp white uniforms with gold braid, smiling and attentive. Sit in the enormous sitting rooms, listening to... More 

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