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Bussaco Palace - Luso (Mealhada)

Mata Do Bussaco, Luso (Mealhada), Portugal, 3050-261  show map
 5 stars
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Bussaco Palace - Luso (Mealhada)

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa centre

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Editorial review:

This impressive hotel is a former royal hunting lodge and has a breathtaking location in the mountains. The grounds consist of 260 acres of forest, along with formal gardens. The verandas were loved by guests, and the dining room is beautiful. Some feel that the hotel could use some renovations, though.

Overview

The traditional Bussaco Palace is a 5-star property located in the heart of Luso. With accents of Gothic architecture, the hotel was built in 1885 and renovated in 1998.

The hotel boasts an unique location overlooking slopes. Guests can get to Luso city center, which is 2 km away.

Enclosed by a museum, a monastery and a sanctuary, the hotel offers a magnificent view over the hills.

Bussaco Palace is set 100 km from Francisco Sa Carneiro airport.

Rooms

For a perfect stay at Bussaco Palace guests can make use of a minibar, wireless internet, a safe, television and a personal computer featured in non-smoking rooms. They also include bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is offered at the café. The onsite large restaurant entices with local dishes. Guests can try cocktails, coffee and afternoon tea served in the cellar bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Restaurante Joao Vaz and Restaurante Lourencos are about 50 meters away.

Services

Multilingual staff provides guests with concierge service, turndown service and porter service.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cots and a kids' club. Guests will take advantage of hiking, cycling and table tennis available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   62.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site car park
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa centre

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Forest view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Mata Do Bussaco, Luso (Mealhada), Portugal, 3050-261

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Airports
  • Coimbra (CBP)
    16.2 mi
  • Viseu (VSE)
    34.8 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    62

Rooms and availability

Bussaco Palace photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Junior Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Bussaco Palace photos Room
Romantic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Bussaco Palace photos Room
Superior Double Room
Forest view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room for 1 adult and 2 children

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Room

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite

Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Superior Triple. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Bussaco Palace Location

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Local attractions

  • Parque de Santa Cruz - Jardim da Sereia11.9 mi
    Praca da Republica, Coimbra
  • Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz11.9 mi
    Praca 8 de Maio
  • Se Nova Catedral de Coimbra 12.0 mi
    Largo da Feira dos Estudantes
  • Cience Museum11.9 mi
    Largo Marques de Pombal
  • Praca Oito de Maio 11.9 mi
    Praca 8 de Maio

Near the hotel

  • Palace of Bussaco200 ft
    BussacoPortugal
  • Mata Nacional do Bucaco200 ft
    R. Porta do Bucaco
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    62
Cities nearby
  • Curia hotels - 9 km
  • Cantanhede hotels - 19 km
  • Anadia hotels - 8 km
  • Coimbra hotels - 20 km
  • Vale do Lobo hotels - 16 km
  • Mortagua hotels - 12 km
  • Agueda hotels - 22 km
  • Fermentelos hotels - 24 km
  • Mealhada hotels - 6 km
  • Caramulo hotels - 27 km

Bussaco Palace Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bussaco Palace

7.4
Very goodBased on733 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
9.0
Dining
0.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    8.0

    Beautiful old place. Excellent dining room and service.

    Our room was located immediately above the bar area below. Since there is no sound insulation in such an old structure, we heard every word spoken below us until late in the evening. I would be very careful in which room to stay if we were to return.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    A magical palace! Great frescos, tile walls---felt like we were staying in a 1930's movie set. Everything from the old "lift" elevator, curved staircases and center lounges on each floor decorated with period furniture. The grounds are wonderful, English gardens and untamed forest with several walking paths. The dining room serves a very nice breakfast with both hot and cold options. The dinner menu is a bit pricey, but the food was very good.

    The facility is a little dated and faded. The beds were basic, and could use more comfortable mattresses.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The beauty of architecture,Atmosphere,The Nature.

    The food at the restaurant I'm not very impress.I'll wish to have original Portuguese gourmet.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Location, architecture, historical connections, forest areas, views

    Faded grandure, badly needs building maintenance, repair and investment

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The palace is magnificent and so is the park next to it.

    The tv was old and small and the double bed was a bit small

  • Couple
    10.0

    The place, the nature, the location is amazing. It is beautiful I have nothing really to say but to advise everyone to visit and to look by themselfs. I am definitely recomending to everyone.

  • Couple
    9.6

    The setting could not be more fantastic. Beautiful palace, garden, forest, and plenty of hiking trails with spectacular views... Very much a trip back in time.

    The beds were a little firm to our liking, but that is pretty standard for hotels in Portugal. This is of course a matter of personal preference.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Everything was as we had expected it to be. The staff was very helpful, the food was good and the surroundings were magnificent. If you like going for walks, reading books and playing games, then do stay for a few days.

    Perhaps soms vegetarian dishes on the menu.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Even though you can see the aging of the hotel - our stay was good. Especially the breakfast was very good. The wireless internet was down, but we were offered to use a fixed line in the office of the hotel.

    You can alway discuss price against quality, but it is not that poor. If a hotel like this can not charge for their facilities - who can?

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The beautiful palace and the grounds.

    Bathroom sink leaked. It is a beautiful historic site that needs continuous upkeep given its age. The economic situation of the country seems to have impacted negatively on the upkeep of the site and the grounds. The grounds belong to the government and the hotel is private.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Great Rooms and atmosphere Breakfast on terrace lovely. A great experience. Lovely grounds

    Furniture a little tired

  • Couple
    9.2

    Beautiful castle in bussaco surrounded by a magical forest. Ideal stay if you love nature and walking in the forest, be sure to take appropriate shoes!

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Was ok, interesting building, location was a bit isolated , we were restricted to an large set menu , same for lunch and dinner,which was too dear.Service at the desk started off very well, untill the new shift arrived and service dropped, bar service was none and almost rude. In all, a very disappointing stay, no wifi and no intention of fixing it they said.

  • Couple
    7.0

    It's a real authentic castle by a wonderful architect - Manini, who did the Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, and they're both stunning. Breakfast is worth mentioning: it includes scrabbled eggs, fried bacon and sausages, as well as champagne (yes!), fresh fruit and a great selection of cheeses and meat cold cuts. Our room (a usual double) was nicely located on the second floor, with a great view on the beauriful lawn in front of the castle and a huge balcony. The room itself is pretty small, olf-fashioned. Bathroom is pretty big, though. It's cool to feel that this used to be a room of some court lady that you're now staying at. Very quiet (thanks to huge walls). Don't expect full 5 stars: they're not. It's fair 4 stars (but with bath robes :-))) Surrounding park and a forest offer a hiking challenge, for those interested in the older history, there are ruins of a carmelite monastery dating back to 17th century, right there uphill, within a walking distance (took us on a 3 hour journey). Overall, a very romantic and history-inspired place.

    There's no wifi (at least during our stay there was none anywhere). They said at the lobby that their both routers were not working. Hope they fix it. There was only one cable-connected spot in the lobby availavle, there was someone using it already, so we didn't get a chance. Also, there were no table and chairs on our part of the balcony, and I don't really see why: there they were an all other balconies. An old tv set. And no air conditioning in the room. But they gave us a nice welcoming surprise, and generally it's a great place to stay, far better than any ordinary - even be it a full 5 star - accomodation. So all the cons are not that important, really.

  • Single
    4.2

    The palace is really impressive to take a closer look at, the surroundings are really quiet, I loved walking in the woods (you need a map-ask at reception).

    The palace is not deserving to be a 5* at all...some impressions: room very badly isolated, wind came through windows. Television (30x40cm) not working(no signal), no radio, WLAN to weak to receive signal in room. Towels smelt like kitchen, bathrobe too small and without a belt in it, light in bathroom was defect. Room only medium-clean... Breakfast in the morning:bread made a non-fresh impression. Food in the evening: don't go there! 40Euro is way too much for a mostly microwave-reheated meal, allthough you get enough food. Wine unaffordable.

How to reach hotel

hotel Bussaco Palace - Luso (Mealhada) Luso (Mealhada) location
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Hotel Address:

Mata Do Bussaco, Luso (Mealhada), Portugal, 3050-261

Get directions
Airports
  • Coimbra (CBP)
    16.2 mi
  • Viseu (VSE)
    34.8 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    62