A Palace that had been used by the last King of Portugal that was built around an ancient Convent... See full review
Frank and Dorothy
Dec 26, 2013
This legendary Palace, built for the last Kings of Portugal in 1885, was converted into a deluxe hotel in 1917 providing the very best of Portuguese hospitality. Today, its fine tradition for luxury and service continue under the care and management of Portugal's best-known hotel family. The hotel still retains many of the original and remarkable antique furnishings, vaulted arches, marble staircases, rare tapestries, and fine master paintings and objects d'art by the most notable Portuguese artists. The hotel also boasts some of the country's most important collection of "azulejos" of the 19th century depicting scenes from Portugal's colourful maritime history, as well as the Battle of Bussaco, in 1810, which heralded the Duke of Wellington's defeat of Napoleon's army, leading to a successful marriage with its sumptuous surroundings. With 60 palace rooms, 4 magnificent suites and the unforgettable splendour of 2 Royal suites open to breathtaking views of formal gardens and lush forest. The hotel provides amenities like banquet facilities, bar, concierge, conference facilities, disable facilities, doctor on call, dry cleaning, internet access-wireless, laundry service, lift/elevator, lobby, non-smoking rooms, reception, restaurant, room service, safe deposit box. Breakfast included.
Portugal International Airport.
The hotel is located between Lisbon and Oporto, amidst the "Bussaco National Park", a spectacular and serene landscape of 105 hectares virgin centuries-old walled forest, planted by the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites in the 17th Century, and renowned by arborists worldwide. Close to exit 12 (Mealhada, on km 209) of Highway A1 (Lisbon-Oporto) and to many points of wide cultural and historical interest -the renowned university town of Coimbra (25 Kms), Conimbriga Roman ruins (37 Kms), the city of Viseu (70 kms), the Cathedral of Batalha, the Monastery of Alcobaça and the Sanctuary of Fatima (100kms), the Atlantic beaches at Aveiro, the Portuguese "Venice"(33 Kms), Figueira da Foz (40kms) with its Casino, the Douro Valley, with Régua and Lamego, and Braga with its renowned Churches. International airports: Lisbon (180 Kms), Oporto (90 kms).
Bussaco Palace Hotel Rooms
Room with one twin bed or one double bed includes bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disable facilities, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, laundry service, non-smoking rooms, room service, beautiful rooms with views of formal gardens and lush forest, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone and radio.
Room with one twin bed and one double bed includes bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disable facilities, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, laundry service, non-smoking rooms, room service, beautiful rooms with views of formal gardens and lush forest, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone and radio.
Once the Royal family's banquet hall, the majestic room is now a top gourmet restaurant, also famous for its wine cellar featuring world-known Bussaco wines, mis en bouteille au chateau, complementing the finest national and international cuisine. Outdoor terrace, facing the French garden and the overwhelming slope with its giant trees. Capacity for 90 persons.
Amongst the most beautiful and historical hotels of the world, the Bussaco Palace Hotel has all the features of the dreamer's "romantic palace" - set in an enchanted forest, high on a hill, and resplendent in its decorative Manueline-Gothic architecture
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
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