Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Evocative historical interiors
Picturesque, tranquil gardens
Nestled in the Lousã Mountains
Only when you book with Chic
Early check in / late check out
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A stunning 18th-century palace situated in the historic village of Lousã, Portugal, Palácio da Lousã is a luxurious getaway perfect for exploring the craggy mountains and green valleys of the surrounding area. The rich interiors of the original 18th-century wing of the palace, with its frescoes and antique furnishings, are evocative of the hotel’s grand history; the Duke of Wellington once used the building as his headquarters during the Peninsula War.
The palace has been updated with a stylishly minimalist modern wing, and you can relax in the tranquil gardens or take a splash during the summer months in the pool. Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the hotel is perfect if you're looking for a peaceful rural retreat.
The hotel’s restaurant, A Viscondessa, offers fine-dining in an elegant setting, with tables beneath impressive frescoes dating back to the palace’s original construction.
The 46 rooms at Hotel Palácio da Lousã are spread between the historic palace and the modern wing, which has a stylish, minimalist interior. Some rooms have original features, such as decoratively chiselled ceilings. Many of the rooms have breathtaking views over the gardens or surrounding mountains.
Unwind with a good book in the picturesque gardens, or take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s seasonal pool, open during the summer months. The pool is particularly inviting after a day spent exploring the surrounding mountains. Several hiking trails of varying difficulties snake through the countryside, where you’ll have the chance to spot local wildlife such as deer and wild boar or explore fairytale castles and fortresses.
The hotel is excellently placed for those that want to explore the Schist Villages, a series of historic settlements with unique slate buildings, many of which are now centres for traditional arts and crafts.
How to get there
Lousã train station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel (1km)
Coimbra train station is a 35-minute drive from the hotel (31km)
Due to the rural location, we recommend hiring a car
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (Porto) is a 1 hour 40-minute drive from the hotel (170km)
Lisbon Portela Airport is a 2-hour drive from the hotel (200km)