Fodor's Expert Review Curia Palace, Hotel, Spa, and Golf

Curia, Aveiro, 3780-541, Portugal Fodor's Choice

The approach down a tree-lined drive is like the beginning of an old movie. In fact, parts of the Buster Keaton Story were filmed at this magnificent four-story Art Nouveau hotel. It's the centerpiece of 15 acres of gardens, vineyards, and orchards—all of which supply the kitchen. The marble-floored reception area transports you to the 1920s; corridors with names such as Avenue of the Roses lead to large guest rooms. Ogling a small collection of antique cars, wandering in the aviary or the deer park, taking the children to the petting farm, and dining on outstanding Portuguese fare at Belle Époque, are just some of the activities here.

PROS

  • palatial surroundings
  • good for families
  • lots of activities geared toward families
  • well-tended golf course
  • palatial surroundings

CONS

  • can seem a little austere
  • frequent venue for weddings
  • standard rooms on the small side
  • not a wide range of spa treatments
  • needs some updates

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 231-510300 | -231 510 300

HOTEL DETAILS

100 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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