Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Palace Hotel do Bussaco

Set in the Bussaco National Forest, this 5-star hotel is housed in the hunting palace of the last Portuguese kings. Its elegant restaurant offers a range of exclusive Bussaco wines. Classic French cuisine and traditional Portuguese dishes are served Palace Hotel do Bussaco’s restaurant. It is decorated with paintings by João Vaz, Moresque ceilings and exotic-wood floors. Guests can try a glass of rare Port vintage at the bar. The individually decorated rooms have a classic décor and a satellite TV for a modern twist. They all include period furniture, ranging from 18-century to Art-Nouveau pieces, and some rooms overlooks the hotel’s extensive gardens. Palace Hotel do Bussaco is an excellent example of Manueline-Gothic architecture. Its richly decorated corridors feature antique furnishings, large paintings and traditional Portuguese glazed tiles. Located in the heart of the Serra do Bussaco, Palace Hotel do Bussaco is about 29 km from Coimbra.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Palace Hotel do Bussaco has been welcoming guests since 10 May 2006.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast info


Free parking available at the hotel


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Room type
2 single beds
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Luso
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  • Sarah
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Stunning, historical building in amazing location. Friendly staff, very clean and comfortable
  • Patrick
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    To say the place is stunning is an understatement. It is really something else. My only regret was that we were there for just one night. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and very helpful, including helping us to move to a different room...
  • Paul
    United StatesUnited States
    Breakfast was perfect. I came for the forest and fell in love with the castle
  • Marina
    We were given a free upgrade which was nice, so we had a little lounge area with a TV, rooms had some really nice touches everything was beautiful. Breakfast was ok, so was the restaurant. Really the main reason to go is feel like a princess in a...
  • Elizabeth
    United StatesUnited States
    The property was beautiful -the gardens, the trails and the palace itself all contributed to an amazing once in a lifetime stay in a real palace... felt like being in the lap of luxury!
  • Marie
    The architecture of the palace and gardens are stunning. This is what you pay for. For a 5 star hotel there is no porter service which is rather surprising and our room was rather small. The menu is for fine dining lovers
  • Satoru
    North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia
    Excellent circumstances of nature. Good room in the historical palace.
  • Lara
    Incredible historical building, very worth to visit and experience the hotel. Superb breakfast! Beautiful gardens around and hiking options around.
  • Simon
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A magnificent hotel in grand style, beautifully located in a wooded park.
  • Krzysztof
    Amazing place. Wonderful localisation. Inspiring surroundings. Super friendly and helpful staff.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Bom Dia, Is there gluten free options in the breakfast? Olivia

    Good afternoon. when informed in advance we can arrange gluten free options.
    Answered on 16 November 2020
  • Do you have vegan options at the restaurant snd for breakfast?

    Dear Client, Following your question we confirm the vegan options at the restaurant. Best regards, Palace Hotel do Bussaco
    Answered on 29 March 2021

    Good afternoon. The Hotel opened on the last day,14-11-2020.
    Answered on 16 November 2020
  • Olá, o quarto tem varanda?

    Estimado/ Estimada Sr./ Sra., Todos os nossos quartos têm características diferentes, nem todos dispõem de varanda. Com os melhores cumprimentos, Palace Hotel do Bussaco
    Answered on 21 May 2021
  • Quartos com base de chuveiro em vez de banheira têm?

    Serve este para informar V. Excelência que o hotel não possui quartos com base de chuveiro, só com banheira.
    Answered on 13 May 2022

Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurante Mesa Real
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Romantic

Facilities of Palace Hotel do Bussaco

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Concierge service
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning services
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Car hire
    • Chapel/shrine
    • Lift
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Portuguese

    House rules

    Palace Hotel do Bussaco takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 00:00


    From 07:30 to 12:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.


    When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club Carte Bleue American Express Cash Palace Hotel do Bussaco accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that when booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Please present the credit card used to secure your reservation when you check in at the property.

    If you are paying with a credit card from another holder, please provide the hotel with the following documents before arrival:

    - Letter of authorization with the cardholder's signature;
    - Photocopy of the credit card of the holder (front and back of the card with the signature of the holder).

    Please note that the hotel may contact the cardholder to verify the information provided.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Palace Hotel do Bussaco in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    License number: 565

    FAQs about Palace Hotel do Bussaco

    • Guests staying at Palace Hotel do Bussaco can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Palace Hotel do Bussaco offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking

    • Check-in at Palace Hotel do Bussaco is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • Palace Hotel do Bussaco is 0.8 miles from the centre of Luso. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Palace Hotel do Bussaco has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurante Mesa Real

    • The prices at Palace Hotel do Bussaco may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Room options at Palace Hotel do Bussaco include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Double
      • Suite