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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bussaco was a dream. My friend and I stayed there for one night, and loved every minute. The hotel is stunning, the food and wine delicious, the staff friendly. Only complaint would be that it was quite warm in the room - but that's Europe. The hotel is off-the-beaten-path, but well worth the travel. Enjoy a relaxing visit, hike, and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place takes you back in time. The decor, tha flavours and smells, everything takes you back in time. The rooms are huge - as well as the the bathrooms all in marble. But, the bed, well.. It's not that confortable, and, in my room, the heater was too warm. The room also hasn't a cable TV. It's a nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Magnificent location, in a wooded national park, near the site of a famous battlefield of the Peninsular War. Secluded, with a beautiful garden. Adjoining a former Carmelite convent. Built in "neo-manuelino" style, the Portuguese version of neo-gothic. Grand drawing and dining rooms. Guest rooms vary in style and size. Shabby chic, and quite magical with it.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Reached by a long twisting road, the palace and grounds are beautiful. The site is a national park, a gorgeous forested area with a landscaped garden surrounding the buildings. Take time to see the Convento museum on the property. The hotel has an impressive and beautifully tiled lobby, rooms are dated and weird, but comfortable and very quiet. The service... More

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Vancouver WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately, our group only stayed one night at the Bussaco Palace so we didn't get to stroll the forested grounds. We did enjoy the spacious room, the restaurant and the gardens! Felt like we were in a fairy tale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The driveway to the front was thrilling, it's like Vampire movie setting which totally exceeded my imagination. The palace itself is magnificent, it's worth the trip even just to see that piece of property. We got the basic room when we visited. small room but huge bathroom. Btw I loved the water, the local town produces the best mineral water... 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*
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Bussaco Palace Luso
Hotel Bussaco Palace
Bussaco Palace Hotel Portugal/Luso

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