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Curia Palace Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   | Tamengos-Anadia, Curia 3780-541, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Curia
Porto, Porto, Portugal
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very nice historical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The hotel is filled with history, and it is well preserved.
The staff is very friendly, and the services provided are very good.
Not everything is in its finnest shape, let's remind that this is a 100 yrs old hotel, but just because of that, is enables us to enter into a museum, where everything is carrying a long history.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful palacehotel and friendly and helpful staff. Excellent portuguise restaurant. Golf close but only 9 holes. Nice village nearby. I would like to return Curia some day. Only two and half hours from Lisbon.

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Budapest, Hungary
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This Hotel has a fantastic and rich history. On the past it was very popular holiday place for the rich Portuguese families. We could feel the tradition and could see the beautiful garden and building… But we didn’t get the same experience. The time is stopped in this hotel, but not in the golden age.
The rooms, and the furniture need renovation and change. The cleanliness is not perfect. Level of services average, the staff not too enthusiastic.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

You can feel the history when you walk into this huge hotel which first opened its doors in 1926 but this feeling is not always good. We stayed for only one night on an unfortunately rainy day in March and sadly we were not able to enjoy the beautiful grounds to the fullest. When you arrive the building feels imposing and there are even swans in the small ponds in the garden. As it was raining the whole time we were only able to walk out in the morning of our departure to see the animals they have in the back of the hotel (goats, ponies and some sort of Bambi !)which I am sure is fun for children.
When you walk in you are greeted with the original 1926 decoration including the old elevator (no longer in service) and the old telephone/telex/telegraph machines used back in the day. On the floor above there is an open mezzanine where they have loads of old black and white photos of the golden days of the hotel. Because of the high ceilings everything feels grand but also a little run down. Our room was a good size, with high ceilings and nice modern decor with a few old touches like the original murano ceiling lamp and old black and white photos of the hotel on the walls. The bathroom was all in marble and had a large double sink and had natural light with two large windows you could open. Our room had a queen bed and was decorated in black and beige tones which made it feel light and airy but at the same time modern however the light beige carpets were stained, the pillows were made of foam and very uncomfortable, the safe did not work and the window handle came off in our hands when we opened it.
We had a view of the pool and grounds which was nice and the room had a minibar, a flat screen tv and free wifi. There is a large outdoor pool and a spa with an indoor pool which you have to pay to use, which we did not use or see.
Breakfast was taken in the large-ceiling period dining room which had old music playing to recreate the era. It was just an average 4 star hotel breakfast. We did not have dinner there as the hotel is close to the Mealhada area which is famous for its suckling pig.
If I am in the area again and the rates are good I might return however it is nothing to write home about

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calella, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed at the Curia Palace in April 2014, for my sister´s wedding weekend. Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. Rooms are of a good size and very well equipped. Carlos, Jean-Paul and the other members of staff were extremely helpful at all times. Very good value for money and if I was ever in the vicinity, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited this hotel for one night as part of a conducted tour of northern Portugal. It rose from the countryside, in palatial splendour and we admired the beautiful gardens fronting the hotel, garlanded with perfect pink roses, though the unkempt grass beneath might have earned us of what was to come. The reception hall boasted a wonderful period lift, with brass gates and glass walls, but sadly out of use, seemingly for many years. We were directed to a small modern lift which held no more than three passengers (plus luggage) - there were 30 of us, so the ascent to our rooms took some time to accomplish! The rooms are off an endless, dim corridor, with creaking floorboards. The atmosphere was frankly creepy, but might appeal to film-makers or devotees of faded grandeur. The rooms had very high ceilings, but were small and the double beds were apparently all 4' 6", or twin (we enquired). No kettles in the room and the service at dinner and breakfast was perfunctory, by young and seemingly sketchily trained staff. Dinner was OK with some choice and the breakfast was not up to the standard of most of the other hotels of 3 or 4 star hotels we visited in Portugal. The golf course next o the hotel lookd good and there is an ancient "lido" in teh grounds (we didn't venture!) I cannot believe this hotel is a 4 star – 2 star at most. Only go if you're keen on the golf,or want a Grand Hotel Budapest experience!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We booked three nights on the 1st may weekend .It is a very nice hotel that still held a "belle époque" atmosphere . Looking to the hall,the dining room ,the ancient photos we can without much effort imagine the old days ,with the the big parties .
The rooms are small but clean . Breakfast is average as is dinner .
The spa is agreable . We tried several treatments that we enjoyed very much due to the efficiency and simpathy of Ina(I think that is her name) the masseuse
The staff is very friendly and efficient .
The garden outside (in front of the hotel) is very beatiful and very well tended with a lot of flowers
In the vicinity there is Bussaco national park with an amazing forest and views and the Bussaco Palace Hotel a jewel that you can not miss .

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | Tamengos-Anadia, Curia 3780-541, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Curia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Curia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Curia Palace Hotel Spa & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amid the vineyards of the demarcated Bairrada region and the Curia Health Spa outside Coimbra is the Curia Palace, Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. A beautiful property dressed up in art deco style, exquisite antiques, high ceilings, spacious rooms that were now improved with the comfort of the furniture of the actual days, but always preserving the rich style of the Golden Years. ... more   less 
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