We booked this hotel after reading the reviews, but we were very disappointed. The building is impressive and the swimming pool is pleasant, but the rest is rather disappointing. The rooms are quite old-fashioned, cheaply furnished and could do with a bit of cleaning (the smell of dust coming from the carpets is quite strong). The breakfast room is nice, but the breakfast is quite mediocre: some cereal (served for some reason with salad tongs), bread, plastic brioche, buter, some fruit and industrial jam presented in a large pot which is refilled every morning. On the whole, the "hotel" (it's really a B&B) needs serious refurbishment and modernisation to live up to its "boutique hotel" claims.
While in Luso we checked the prices of the Grande Hotel of Luso and regretted not having booked this place instead. For 15 euros more per night we would have had a comfortable and modern room, a nice place to go for drink at night (there's nowhere to go in Luso at night) and access to a real swimming pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Alegre is a delightful, intimate little hotel nestled in exquisite woodlands in Luso, Portugal. The perfect hotel for the guest eager to get away from it all and find a lazy retreat to recharge the batteries! Why not take a drink out to the pool and bask in the sunshine? For those more energetic guests there are a myriad of rambling trails to choose from each benefiting from spectacular scenery emphasized by the nearby Bussaco National Forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alegre Hotel Luso
- Alegre Hotel Bussaco Portugal/Luso