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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
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vung Tau, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 324 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful grounds but rooms certainly do not rate 5 star rating! Lacks amenities normally found in even 3 star hotels. Our bathroom was covered in mildew. Restaurant was very good and so was the staff. Beautifully situated in the woods with beautiful walks and views. Too bad you have to go to your room at night!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Upon entering the front gate the extravagance of the day is stunning. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. After our walk around we thought we would have lunch in the hotel but there was a sign posted on a pedestal that said "not open to the public, only for hotel guests, which we could not see a single person... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you judge this 5* hotel against modern 5* luxury hotel standards it will come up short, there is no doubt about that. The rooms in particular which are incredibly dated. But if you are able to see this as a step back in time to a bygone era then you might well enjoy it. Immerse yourself in the history,... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Hotel is nice. Location in the Bussaco forest is nice. Gardens are nice and well maintained. Breakfast was very good. Worth looking around inside. The room we stayed in could use a little TLC, some cracks in the walls etc. good for one night as location is quite remote.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beautiful location, gardens, buildings and forest. Don't miss traveling in the forest's paths, climbing to the cross and the observation point. Worth spending at least half a day exploring the forest along the paths. The food at the restaurant was excellent, both dinner and breakfast.

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