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

Av. Plátanos, Curia, Aveiro, 3780-541, Portugal Fodor's Choice

The approach down a tree-lined drive to this magnificent four-story art nouveau hotel is like the beginning of an old movie. In fact, parts of the Buster Keaton Story were filmed here. The centerpiece of 15 acres of gardens, vineyards, and orchards all 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

  • Lots of activities geared toward families
  • 5 acres of gardens, vineyards, and orchards
  • Palatial surroundings

CONS

  • Standard rooms on the small side
  • Not a wide range of spa treatments
  • Needs some updates

QUICK FACTS

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Family
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 231 510 300

HOTEL DETAILS

100 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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