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

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Picnic area/ Tables

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

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

Bussaco Palace is a traditional 5-star property placed next to Palace of Bussaco, Montebelo Golf Viseu and Mata Nacional do Bussaco. Featuring antique architecture, the hotel is opened since 1885.

Guests will enjoy unique location in the center of a cultural area at a close proximity to a sanctuary, a cathedral and a monastery as well as gardens and forests. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Luso center.

Bussaco Palace offers a magnificent view to its guests.

100 km to Francisco Sб Carneiro airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Classic Twin Room, Superior Twin Room and Superior Triple Room that come with exotic décor as well as a refrigerator, climate control, wireless internet, a heating system and a minibar. Bussaco Palace offers rooms with the hills view. They feature bathrooms with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the café every morning. Dining options include local cuisine at João Vaz restaurant. The renowned bar serves a selection of afternoon tea, cocktails and coffee. Guests can share a meal in Restaurante Joao Vaz and Restaurante Lourencos, located about 50 meters away.

Services

Offering car and bicycle rental services, Bussaco Palace induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Bussaco Palace include a sundeck and a tennis court. Guests will take advantage of cycling, hiking and table tennis available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   62.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Dinner
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Microphone

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Spa center
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Luso
    5000 ft
Airports
  • Francisco Sб Carneiro (OPO)
    61.7 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    62

Rooms and availability

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Classic Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Double Room Classic

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    Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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    Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed

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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or Twin beds
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Double Room Superior

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        Superior Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Superior Triple

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          How to reach hotel

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

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Luso
            5000 ft
          Airports
          • Francisco Sб Carneiro (OPO)
            61.7 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            62

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          • City Center - 4600 ft

          Places of interest

          • Malo Clinic Spa Luso - 4300 ft
          • Palace of Bussaco - 2.8 mi

          Local attractions

          • Mata Nacional do Bussaco - 1.3 mi
            EN 234, Luso
          • Old Cathedral of Coimbra - 11.8 mi
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          • Parque de Santa Cruz - Jardim da Sereia - 11.9 mi
            Praca da Republica, Coimbra
          • Pedro and Ines Footbridge - 3.4 mi
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          • Jewish Fountain - 11.8 mi
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          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            62
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          Bussaco Palace Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          7.6out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 602 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          10.0
          Rooms
          8.0
          Service
          9.0
          Value
          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  location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Luso
            5000 ft
          Airports
          • Francisco Sб Carneiro (OPO)
            61.7 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            62