Set amidst the vineyards of the Bairrada region, encircled by a large private park with gardens, beautifully restored 4-star Curia Palace is one of Portugal premier hotels. Preserving the exquisite style of the Golden Years, this luxurious hotel is located halfway between Lisbon and Porto, just 25 km from Coimbra, serving excellent stopover, or a base from which to explore the region, including the Bairrada region’s gastronomic delights. Furthermore if one explores a bit wider, this beautiful region has many undiscovered treasures, such as empty, golden beaches and traditional, unspoilt villages plus many other justly famous sites, such as Coimbra, the Roman site at Conimbriga and the Bussaco Forest. A jewel from the nineteen twenties, its recent complete renovation has taken exceptional care to maintain its original elegance and gracious atmosphere, featuring authentic details and exquisite antiques. The facilities of this hotel leave nothing to be desired, featuring heated glass-enclosed swimming pool with water jets and fitness room as well as modern spa facilities with Jacuzzis, sauna, steam room, and Japanese bath. To complete a truly glorious spa experience, a wide range of massages and beauty treatments are offered. In summer the enormous art deco outdoor swimming pool, with drinks and light meals available at the nearby bar, is open for guests to enjoy. The Belle Epoque Restaurant retains its unique ‘twenties ambiance and combining this with its authentic regional Portuguese cuisine makes for a very special culinary experience. The magnificent terrace, overlooking the beautiful gardens, is perfect to enjoy a drink in the open air before or after delicious meal. Alternatively the Swimming Pool Bar allows guests to enjoy every minute in this privileged zone by serving guests drinks and light meals right beside the pool. The large dimensions of the rooms and the high ceilings remind one of the origins of the hotel as a palace in the golden ‘twenties. Their original style and comfort has been maintained in the rigorous renovation, while they have been updated to the latest standards.