Curia Palace Hotel, Spa & Golf4.0 out of 5.0
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The Curia Palace Hotel is an historical grand hotel with amazing decor, stained glass, grand dining hall, massive pool. The rooms are a little dated but clean and comfortable and in keeping with the era of the hotel. Ours had a balcony with fantastic views over the front gardens and pond. We had the buffet dinner in the hotel, and while a buffet is not really our preference, the food was fresh, plentiful and well cooked. The waist-coated waiters and piped music are well in keeping with the hotel. The is almost nothing else to do in the small town of Curia apart from a golf course.
Stayed only one night, and this is what I thought: POSITIVE POINTS: Driving up to the building, you immediately get a sense of history, oozing out of every pore of this hotel. What a beautiful façade, so well maintained, and impressive. The lobby area is huge, and filled with history of the place and the famous (and not so famous) people who have passed through this place. I love the “old” lift, stuck in the center of the lobby. It gives you a sense of how things used to be, and you can only imagine people using it over times passed by. Due to security reasons, it is no longer in use… which is a pity, but understandable. The room is comfortable, a reasonable size and the bathroom is well maintained with everything in perfect working order. Breakfast is not the most impressive I have seen for this type of hotel, but it is fair enough, manned with extremely friendly people. Cleaning staff do a good job of keeping the hotel impeccable. Lastly in this section, I loved the garden area. It is relaxing, and reasonably well maintained. I say “reasonably” since I do think that the hotel could do better. NEGATIVE POINTS: I must mentioned these points, since I think that there is room for improvement, to up my rating next time I may pass through this hotel: First of all, I would recommend the management to train reception staff better. They lack a little friendlier attitude. Secondly, the soundproofing in the room is on the weaker side. I did hear conversations from people in the corridor. Lastly, I would recommend an update of the hotel. NO… I do not mean that the character and history of the hotel should change, but I definitely would recommend a good decoration team, to bring the hotel a few notches up, in terms of quality of the interior of the hotel / rooms. SUMMING UP: Nice historical place, and a relaxing stay. Just do something to get this upgraded… while maintaining the history and character of the hotel. That would make me upgrade my rating next time.
Old style ambiance to explore. The building is great, feeling like in the beginning of the XX Century. I think it was a luxury hotel in that time, with a lot of activities. Breakfast should start earlier at least at 7:00, especially if you travel for business.
Location & Building is great but things are missing here and there . One could have tried to cover some missing points by giving a good service. But ,this is also missing . Buffet style breakfast and lunch service vere not bad but not good enough for this 4* hotel.
Enjoy the beautiful façade........... in that this is the only 'plus' of the hotel. Nothing more! We had lot of expectations but we suggest that management should be changed soon , in that service to guests is really poor. There is an internal swimming pool but you should pay € 10 to access in that it is considered not a facility of the hotel but part of the spa. We ask to have breakfast at 7:30a.m. but we had to skip it ( despite included) in that buffet starts at 8:00 or 8:30 and there was not even a barman to make us a coffe or a tea. Wi-fi is not available in the room but just in the lobby...come on and you call it a 4 stars hotel!!! Very desappointed of our choice...and last but not least you have to consider that it is in the middle of nowwhere...
Last 1st of May my family and me went to the Restaurant of the Curia Palace Hotel Spa & Golf Resort. Just by chance we ended up there. And what a treat! We literally travelled in time. The magnificent hotel lobby, with all the 20s deco and historic value, friendly staff, very welcoming and helpful. Garden's well taken cared, cosy and well preserved facilities. The restaurant was great. Food exceptionally well prepared, the best Duck Magret we've ever eaten. The soup was delicious, bread very fresh, a complimentary octopus appetizer from the Chef, what could we ask more? Ambiance with epoch music, the glorious big bands, in a very soft mood. We ended up the meal with a rice pudding Portuguese style and of course, espressos! The bill, another surprise, not expensive at all. Very affordable. We will come back for sure and that time, for a long staying at the hotel.
A magnificient hotel, old and classy, makes one feel like one's travelling in time. Great landscape, great service and good breakfast. Take your camera and enjoy thr area surrounding it. Great wines and food also.
Was a birthday gift to my little brother, I let A special request , was promise to me will have a VIP treatment. Wen they arrived all they have was (in the picture), after they complaint about the champanhe, because I told him, they bring the champanhe but take the water way (5 star hotel) can't provide free boltle water for the guest. We i am very desapoited, I made a complaint I din'd get any reply from them
We've decided to organize our wedding party at the Palace Hotel after we stayed there for a weekend. The building and surroundings are quite impressive, but there is a clear lack of professionalism. The person in charge lacks basic management skills and shouldn't be trusted to run such a beautiful (even if slightly decadent) place.
This is a lovely boutique hotel, existing for almost 100 years. They try to make it look almost as it was back then and só the decour is really quite vintage. Good breakfast with a variety of options. Confortable and clean rooms. Meals are just ok, lacking regional flavours, and largely overpriced. Garden and pool lacking maintance (and this is high season). Unhelpfull staff. There was a problem with my room key, and there was not a spare key to open the room. Having bought lunch in the hotel I was expecting the chance of late check out which was denied. It is a pitty the staff attitude and lack of maintance because the environment takes you back to a once upon a time era.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Curia within a 15-minute walk of Curia Golf Club, Curia Palace Hotel, Spa & Golf is within a few miles (5 km) of Bairrada Wine Museum. This 100-room, 4-star hotel has a golf course, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. It's in a regional park and also near Museum Jose Luciano de Castro and Mealhada City Park.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. This hotel serves as home to a lobby lounge, along with a restaurant that specializes in Portuguese cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
Curia Palace Hotel, Spa & Golf's 100 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free wired Internet keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also standard.
Guests of Curia Palace Hotel, Spa & Golf have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include an outdoor pool, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.
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75% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 362 reviews