Casa da Insua, Penalva do Castelo
|3550-126, Penalva do Castelo , Viseu, Centre of Portugal, PORTUGAL.|
Description: Casa da InsuaSteeped in history, this fabulous property is set in a magnificent late Baroque 18th century palace, originally built by the governor of Matto Grosso state. Now a five-star charm hotel, Casa da Insua is also a spectacular museum area, filled with magnificent objects and works of art from this historic colonial period.
Standing in enormous grounds and featuring a beautiful ornamental garden, Casa da Insua is located just twenty-five kilometres from Viseu, the provincial capital, which is famous for its cathedral, as well as its ancient walls and gates. Other nearby landmarks include the Roman bridge and the church at Penalva do Castelo. As part of an award winning winery, Casa da Insua organises wine tastings of the estate's Dão D.O.P wines, along with visits to the vineyards. The hotel also has a fine restaurant, serving traditional Beira, Portuguese and international cuisine in the magnificent setting of its elegant dining halls, which feature original works of art and artefacts from the 18th century. Guests can also enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool.
Casa da Insua has twenty-four luxury rooms, six suites and five apartments, located within the palace itself and in an annex. The elegantly decorated and spacious rooms are air-conditioned, come with large double beds and feature a range of modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs, mini-bars and safes. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Type of rooms: Casa da InsuaSingle Room
Single Room - Palace
Double Room - Palace
Junior Suite - Palace
Executive Suite - Palace
Excellence Suite - Palace
One Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment
All rooms and suites feature: Air-conditioning; Plasma/ LCD TV with cable channels; Mini-bar; Safe; Wi-Fi; Bathrobes and slippers; Hair dryer and luxurious complimentary toiletries. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens.
Additional information: Casa da Insua
Wired internet is available in public areas of the hotel and is free of charge.
Among Casa da Insua's magnificent spaces, guests will find a lounge and reading room, a cloister and chapel, and a games room.
Luxury limousines and classic cars are available for hire.
Number of rooms: 35
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1780/2009.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, French, EnglishSmoking policy: Non smoking hotel.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here: GPS: Lat. 40º40´34´´ N Long. 7º42´25´´W
GPS Coordinates: 40° 40' 34.87'' N 7° 42' 22.96'' W
Nearest airport: Porto Airport - 162km.