Bussaco Palace Hotel

The Bussaco Palace Hotel is probably the most luxurious and opulent accommodation option for visitors to Coimbra, Portugal. Nestled in the heart of an unspoilt woodland reserve in Bussaco (or Buçaco), near Coimbra, the imposing palace building is a delightful example of Manueline architecture that enchants its visitors with every arch, carving and pastel-hued detail.

This is a popular choice for those in search of a quiet retreat or a base from which to explore the delights of this unique region in north central Portugal.

Whether you are simply visiting for lunch to take in the atmosphere or arriving for a longer stay to make the most of everything this five-star venue has to offer, you are unlikely to be disappointed.

Unlike many hotels with a “pack-them-in” approach, the Bussaco Palace Hotel places as much emphasis on its public living areas as it does on the individual private rooms. Throughout the hotel, the walls hang heavy with the weight of original paintings and stuccoes, interspersed with heavy wood furniture and opulent fabrics, which transport you effortlessly to the luxurious splendour of times gone by.

The hotel offers a total of 64 guest rooms, ranging from standard singles and doubles to superior suites with a truly palatial atmosphere. All rooms are decorated in keeping with the style and ethos of the hotel, with an eye to detail and guests’ comfort at front of mind.

All rooms have en-suite private bathroom and the accompanying facilities you would expect of a five-star hotel of this calibre, such as colour television, direct dial telephone, turndown service and room service from morning to night.

While guests may choose to dine in their rooms, a visit to the grand hotel dining room is without doubt one of the highlights of any stay at the Bussaco Palace Hotel. Indeed, many diners make the pilgrimage from all over Portugal to sample the gastronomic delights of one of the country’s finest restaurants.

The varied menu offers a wide range of choices, embracing some of the very best of Portuguese traditional cookery, accompanied by a well-chosen wine list with contributions from the Coimbra region and much further afield.

Relax with an aperitif or a post-dinner glass of Port wine on the sweeping terrace to complete your meal. And, who knows, you may even be treated to the sight of a well-known celebrity or two arriving incognito on the helipad!

Bussaco Palace Hotel
Mata do Bussaco
3050-261 Luso
Coimbra, Portugal
Tel: +351 231 937 970
Fax: +351 231 930 509
Email: bussacopalace@themahotels.pt