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Very unique property in the former hunting palace. If you're a 5-star snob, this hotel is not for you. But if you like charm and uniqueness then this is definitely worth it! the food (and wine!!!) definitely worth it too! Totally did NOT experience the negative experience some others have noted. May be also the level of expectation.

All rooms is outdated! This hotel can be the best in a world! But owner do nothing to be the 5 stars hotel even!

This is an amazing place to stay. The rooms are a little worn but seemed clean. The palace is amazing and the ancient walled forest that surrounds it is magical. Stay here, but don't expect the rooms to feel like luxury. Spend your time exploring the forest and the grounds. I would absolutely stay here again.

Hotel was filled with displaced royalty and spies during WW II. Carved stone and tile murals. No AC. Beautiful national forest location and formal gardens. Elegant dining room with great dinner and breakfast.

I loved this experience. We got a great room overlooking the hills. The art work in every inch of this building was incredible. Noticed the walls had some water damage in the room where our dinner was. I thought it felt charming and authentic. Getting a drink was a challenge at times but the bar tender was a fantastic photographer so he made up for it. I recommend this experience.

A refreshing location high up in the hills about a 45min drive from Coimbra. Despite having had to wait for our rooms we were well looked after by the genial bar staff. A place to experience the feeling of tranquility and good service. A walk up to the top of the nearby hill is must the amazing number of superbly made terracotta figures housed in the small houses beside the cobblestone walkway make it a spiritual experience indeed. Loved to have stayed longer. Graham Heslop

By all means stay here. How often can you stay in a gorgeous old palace, food was terrific, staff very attentive and kind, forest is beautiful and serene.

Gorgeous palace (outdated rooms & amenities) beautiful gardens and surrounding forest, overall excellent 1 night stop

A Palace that had been used by the last King of Portugal that was built around an ancient Convent has been turned into a luxury guest hotel. An excellent staff and luxury dining.

Mata do Bussaco Mealhada

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Luso, Bussaco Palace Hotel is adjacent to National Forest of Bussaco and within a mile (2 km) of Termas de Luso. This 60-room, 5-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite brasserie, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

Bussaco Palace Hotel's 60 rooms provide minibars and safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets.


Property features

Bussaco Palace Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include laundry facilities, wedding services, and a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room (+ Extra Bed)

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Bussaco Palace Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (2)
4
Everyone

By on Mar 17, 2020

4
Family with small children

Very unique property in the former hunting palace. If you're a 5-star snob, this hotel is not for you. But if you like charm and uniqueness then this is definitely worth it! the food (and wine!!!) definitely worth it too! Totally did NOT experience the negative experience some others have noted. May be also the level of expectation.

By , from New York on Feb 18, 2020

3
Family Friends Family

All rooms is outdated! This hotel can be the best in a world! But owner do nothing to be the 5 stars hotel even!

By on Sep 27, 2019

5
Family with small children

This is an amazing place to stay. The rooms are a little worn but seemed clean. The palace is amazing and the ancient walled forest that surrounds it is magical. Stay here, but don't expect the rooms to feel like luxury. Spend your time exploring the forest and the grounds. I would absolutely stay here again.

By on Apr 11, 2019

4

old world charm

Everyone

Hotel was filled with displaced royalty and spies during WW II. Carved stone and tile murals. No AC. Beautiful national forest location and formal gardens. Elegant dining room with great dinner and breakfast.

By , from Vermont on Jun 25, 2018

4

amazing

Everyone

I loved this experience. We got a great room overlooking the hills. The art work in every inch of this building was incredible. Noticed the walls had some water damage in the room where our dinner was. I thought it felt charming and authentic. Getting a drink was a challenge at times but the bar tender was a fantastic photographer so he made up for it. I recommend this experience.

By , from Gray, Maine, USA on Mar 19, 2018

3

beautiful interesting castle in calming forest.

Everyone

A refreshing location high up in the hills about a 45min drive from Coimbra. Despite having had to wait for our rooms we were well looked after by the genial bar staff. A place to experience the feeling of tranquility and good service. A walk up to the top of the nearby hill is must the amazing number of superbly made terracotta figures housed in the small houses beside the cobblestone walkway make it a spiritual experience indeed. Loved to have stayed longer. Graham Heslop

By , from Waikanae on Oct 1, 2016

4

stay here

Everyone

By all means stay here. How often can you stay in a gorgeous old palace, food was terrific, staff very attentive and kind, forest is beautiful and serene.

By on Apr 23, 2016

4

european trip

Couples

Gorgeous palace (outdated rooms & amenities) beautiful gardens and surrounding forest, overall excellent 1 night stop

By on Jul 6, 2015

4

unique location in a palace around a old convent

Couples

A Palace that had been used by the last King of Portugal that was built around an ancient Convent has been turned into a luxury guest hotel. An excellent staff and luxury dining.

By on Dec 26, 2013

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