Albatroz Hotel Cascais
100 Rua Frederico Arouca, Cascais, Portugal, PT-2750-35
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Best for Families - Expert review of Albatroz Hotel Cascais
A former royal residence, the hotel is a harmony of understated charm and regal class. Perched above a beach-trimmed headland, the hotel stands above the dazzling Atlantic, which washes its salty sea air throughout the hotel, creating a dreamy beachfront haven.
Right on the water. Cascais' seaside beaches are a Frisbee throw away. The main shops and restaurants of the town are all within a short walking distance. Also, the train station to get into Lisbon city centre (30 minutes) is less than two minutes walk away.
Rooms vary from aristo-opulent to beach-house casual. Ignore the street-facing rooms, as missing out on the spectacular sea views defeats the point of the hotel. If you’ve got the cash, the suites are spectacular – Brazilian-wood library-style living rooms and stone pillar balconies, with, of course, the mandatory floor-to-ceiling azure Atlantic view.
Chessboard marble flooring and hallways filled with black and white pictures of yesteryear Cascais. The leather armchairs in the library-style living area are just the spot for an early-evening tot and a flick through National Geographic.
The Albatroz restaurant serves a grand breakfast buffet. It’s also worth a meal at lunch or dinner for classic Portuguese fare. The newly renovated cliff-top bar is the swankiest waterfront spot for sunset sangrias.
A lovely child-friendly swimming pool overlooks the ocean.
I found the very amiable staff didn’t miss a beat with every want and whim tended to with a flashing smile.
Moneyed European couples and well-off families.
Good deals in the winter months.
More information on Albatroz Hotel Cascais:
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- 100 Rua Frederico Arouca, Cascais, Portugal, PT-2750-35
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Seaside, Beach
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool, Pets Allowed