Albatroz Hotel Cascais

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Address: 100 Rua Frederico Arouca, Cascais, PT-2750-35, Portugal

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.8

The best of Cascais's palatial seaside hotels.

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.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.5
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4.9
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Eating and drinking

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.

Leisure facilities

A lovely child-friendly swimming pool overlooks the ocean.

Service

I found the very amiable staff didn’t miss a beat with every want and whim tended to with a flashing smile.

Who stays there

Moneyed European couples and well-off families.

Price advice

Good deals in the winter months.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • Family friendly
  • Immediate beach access
  • Great sense of luxury
  • Street-facing rooms are over-priced
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