Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Evocative historical interiors

  • Picturesque, tranquil gardens

  • Nestled in the Lousã Mountains

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Only when you book with Chic

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Early check in / late check out

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  • Overview

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • child friendly

    • gardens

    • pets allowed

    • restaurant

    • swimming pool

    • WiFi/Internet

  • Location

    Rua Viscondessa do Espinhal, Lousã Coimbra 3200-257, Portugal

    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

    Nearest airport

    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)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
    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.

    Standard Room New Wing

    Max 3 guests
    1 Queen bed
    Amenities: connecting rooms, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, safety deposit box
    Situated in the modern building, these bedrooms have a chic, minimalist décor and beautiful views of the mountains, gardens and historic palace.
    Standard Room New Wing

    Standard Room Palácio

    Max 3 guests
    1 Queen bed
    Amenities: hairdryer, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, safety deposit box
    Standard Palácio rooms are equipped with either twin beds or a double bed, and are located in the charming 18th-century palace. The décor is contemporary, however some rooms have original features such as wooden ceilings or floors.
    Standard Room Palácio

    Superior Palácio

    Max 3 guests
    1 Queen bed
    Amenities: bathrobe, hairdryer, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, bathtub, safety deposit box
    Superior Palácio rooms have a prime location in the historical 18th-century palace, and give views over the surrounding mountains and the hotel gardens. Beds are king-size, many of which come with characterful canopies. The décor is contemporary, with a nod towards the classical stylings of the original palace.
    Superior Palácio

    Suite New Wing

    Max 3 guests
    1 Queen bed
    Amenities: bathrobe, hairdryer, rollaway bed, shower, telephone, towels, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box
    Situated in the New Wing, Suite Ala Nova rooms are elegant and spacious, and are complete with a living room area for private relaxation. The décor is contemporary and makes use of bold colours. Rooms come with king-sized beds or two single beds.
    Suite New Wing
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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    The deposit of 30 % is required at the time of booking

    Cancellation policy

    If cancellation up to 7 days to arrival, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.

    In case of no-show the total amount of the reservation will be charged.


    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 12:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    Animals allowed on request. Fee is $34

    Pets allowed €25 per day/animal up to 10KG (only one per room).



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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)