The Meliá Palácio da Lousa, the country's first Boutique Hotel, is an emblazoned building of the XVIII century. Formerly Palace of Viscondessa do Espinhal, it is classified as Historical Heritage.
Refurbished into a 4 star hotel, with 46 rooms in total (23 in the palace and 23 in the new wing), it blends the charm of an historical setting with state of the art technology, thus providing the highest level of comfort to all our guests.
A warm welcoming and the attention to detail are the greatest assets that our staff provides. Relax and enjoy an exquisite treatment in a refined and stylish setting.
The restaurant A Viscondessa is, by itself, a unique opportunity to savor the jewels this region has to offer.
Located in Lousa's historical center, renowned entry point of the Schist Villages Route, the Hotel offers a warm atmosphere with stunning views of the Lousa Mountains.
The Hotel surroundings invite you to enjoy nature. You can observe wild game (deers and wild boars) in their natural habitat and visit a set of secular buildings, such as the medieval Arouce Castle, the wells of the Real Neveiro, where ice was stored in the winter to be later on sent to the King's cellar in Lisbon, and the Chapel of our Lady of Sorrows, up on the mountain.
The Lousa Mountains are mandatory when it comes to adventure. Mountain biking and all terrain vehicle fans are always thrilled to find here new paths that will push their skill to the limit. Nostalgically, the Rally of Portugal's fans remember the Lousa's mountains as one the best stages of the competition.
Last but not the least, don't miss out the Aldeias do Xisto (Schist Villages) up on the mountains and the beautifully build XVII century manors spread across the Lousa village.
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Room amenities include:
* Room service (charged, not 24h)
* Broadband wireless Internet access (charged)
* Laundry service (charged)
* Satellite TV
* Safety deposit box
* Air conditioning
* Magnifying mirror
▪ Superior Palace ▪
Located in the noble floors of the Palace, overlooking the Lousa Mountains, the village and the Palace's gardens and terraces, all rooms have king-size bed, some with a canopy and some of the rooms have beautifully chiseled ceilings. The decoration is classically inspired, yet modern, highlighting its refinement, functionality and comfort.
All rooms provide a study area with a desk and chair and spacious closets, refined with top quality wood. Of the attentive decoration, the frames, table and floor lamps, chairs and chaise-long stand out harmoniously with the Palace atmosphere.
* Thermostatic bathtub
* Bathrobe and slippers
▪ Standard Palace ▪
Located in the Palace, the rooms are available with a king-size bed or two single beds and are decorated in an inspiring classic, refined yet also functional way.
All rooms have wooden floor and ceiling and also, a study area with a chair and desk.
The decoration is completed with frames, table and floor lamps and flower bouquets, all in perfect harmony with the Palace's atmosphere.
* Thermostatic bathtub
▪ Standard New Wing ▪
Located in a new building, the New Wing, attached to the Palace and with direct connection with its classic halls. In this building all rooms have views to the mountain, to the Palace and to the gardens and pool, underlining the sense of perfect harmony with the Palace architectonic plan.
Modernly and hiply decorated with colors, both bold and harmonious with the remaining Hotel decoration. The rooms are available with a king-size bed or two single beds. There are also communicating rooms specially for families.
▪ New Wing Suite ▪
Located in a new building, the New Wing, attached to the Palace and with direct connection with its classic halls.
The rooms have a bedroom area, a living room area with sofa, table and chairs and another one with TV. The decoration is modern presenting bold colors, always in tune with the remainder hotel decoration. The rooms are available with a king-size bed or two single beds and their functionality allow different arrangements.
Rates with Breakfast Buffet, Service and VAT included
| ||Low Season|
From Nov 1st to Mar 31
From Apr 1st to Oct 31
|Standard New Wing
| New Wing Suite
Extra bed: 30€
Children: Free under 12 years old sharing room with 2 adults (Max 1 child)
Babies: Free Cot
How to reach the hotel
From the Highway A1 (Lisboa-Porto):
Leave the A1 at the exit 11 (Condeixa/Lousa) and go in the direction of Condeixa. 3 km ahead, enter the IC3 in the direction of Penela/Tomar. Approximately 4 km ahead you will find the junction with the EN342 (Miranda do Corvo/Lousa). Follow it. 26km ahead you will arrive at Lousa. Once inside the town, always follow the signs "Centro" and Hotel". Passing the Matriz Church (immediately recognizable by its bell tower) on your left, go straight ahead 80 meters and you will find the entrance of the Hotel on your right.
Look for the exit EN17 and go through that road for about 17 km. 20 km ahead, after the exit to Foz de Arouce/Casal do Ermio, go through the N236, following the signs indicating "Lousa". Once inside the town, always follow the signs "Centro" and Hotel". Passing the Matriz Church (immediately recognizable by its bell tower) on your left, go straight ahead 80 meters and you will find the entrance of the Hotel on your right.
The Palácio da Lousa allocates several flexible spaces for your business meeting or presentation, cocktail and other events.
All spaces have natural light, air conditioning and broadband wireless access to the Internet. The Hotel also has computers and printing services at your disposal, allowing your event to be thoroughly organized and successful.
The elegant decoration and quality of the Hotel services make it an ideal venue for any kind of event.
Bar / Lounge
Breakfast in the Room
Lift / Elevator
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Safe Deposit Box
▪ A Viscondessa Restaurant ▪
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