We stayed here for 3 days and nights while traveling from Porto to Lisbon and stumbled upon this hotel when preparing our trip. A palacio, a small palace as there are so many in Portugal, set in beautiful surroundings in Lousã, a village near Coimbra in the middel of nowhere.
The hotel is located a the end of a narrowing street and the entrance is easy to miss. We did, but then drove around and came at their parking in the back of the hotel. The hotel is well preserved with an old building and a new wing. We had a beautiful large room in the palacio itself, romantically overlooking the terrace, pool and hills. Maybe because of its location the hotel was not very busy. We had the feeling we had the hotel to ourselves from time to time. Althought there were other guests there was plenty of privacy when sun bathing, as there was enough space in the pool to feel comfortable. Other than reading, enjoying the sun and the hotel's bar service there was not much to do. But what a wonderful waste of time it was in this quiet luxerious surroundings. We had dinner at the roof terras all three nights and were not dispappointed. The staff, kitchen and wines match the rest of the hotel - outstanding, for a modest price.
Definately a place to come back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first boutique hotel in Portugal The Palácio da Lousã is an emblazoned building of the XVIII century. Formerly Palace of Viscondessa do Espinhal, it is classified as Historical Heritage and considered the country’s first Boutique Hotel. Refurbished into a 4-star hotel, Portugal’s first boutique hotel includes 46 rooms in total (23 in the palace and 23 in the new wing), it blends the charm of an historical setting with the highest level of comfort to all our guests. Palácio da Lousã Boutique Hotel Palace is the ideal place to organize your business meetings, conferences, workshops, weddings and other social events. LOCATION Located in Lousã’s historical center, renowned entry point of the Schist Villages Route, the Hotel offers a warm atmosphere with stunning views of the Lousã Mountains. 26 km from Coimbra, 130 km from Oporto Airport and 210 km from Lisbon Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Palacio Da Lousa Boutique Hotel Lousa
- Melia Hotel Coimbra
- Sol Melia Coimbra