by MarKaz6457 on Mar 28, 2014Hotel
Stayed here in February for my husbands 50th. We arrived the same time as the storms that battered the UK and parts of Europe. Watching the Atlantic from
our bedroom window was spectacular! When the storm had died the beach is lovely to walk along for an afternoon stroll.
The hotel is wonderful, the breakfast is sublime, buffet style plus eggs. The poached eggs and the omelettes are the best I've tasted. Wonderful coffee which the friendly staff quickly realised I could not get enough of. We didn't use the restaurant but we did have a snack at the bar which was lovely.
The rooms are beautiful in a traditional style. Kept immaculate by the staff. The Jacuzzi bath was heaven - I could have spent the 4 days we had there in it. Toiletries of a good quality and kept well stocked. Check in was quick and everything was explained the complimentary water and port was a lovely surprise. Truffles on the pillows at night were superb. There is a minibar in the room which we didn't use but did not seem any pricier than other hotels we have stayed in.
Staff are very helpful and polite but not at all intrusive.
The location is wonderful, we hired a car at Lisbon airport and its a very easy drive to the hotel. The Estoril Coast is very pretty and very easy to navigate. Road are well maintained and well signposted, didn't get lost once and didn't have satnav.
Lisbon is a lovely city and despite the rather damp weather we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Transport is varied, interesting and easy to understand. Travelling from one hill to another via the elavadors is great, saves wearing the legs out on hills and steps. We drove in and parked at the huge Columbus Shopping Centre and caught the metro into the centre.
When travelling to the area a visit to Sintra is a must. Our only disappointment was that because of the storms the Palace of Pena was closed, as fallen trees had made the road up impossible. However the historic town is lovely and it just gives us an excuse to return and when we do we would love to stay here again.
by stroller75 on Mar 21, 2014Hotel
Arriving at the hotel we were not disappointed. The building and setting by the sea is amazing.
The service from staff in all areas of the hotel is impeccable with their politeness, helpfulness and attention to detail.
The rooms are spotlessly clean as aresult of morning and evening visits by staff.
The breakfast has a choice of buffet or eggs. There is an excellent choice ranging from fruit, cereal to cold meats, cheeses and pastries. There are magnificent views over the ocean and beaches to take in while eating breakfast.
In the evening the restaurant is a bit expensive but in line with the high quality of food and service that one is provided with and other restaurants of this standard.
Having a car car gives you easy access to Sintra and the surrounding countryside. There is a bus service that goes by the hotel into Cascais from where there is a train to Lisbon, or you can borrow a bicycle from the hotel.
The dunes behind the hotel and the beaches are interesting to explore. The miles of promenade are great for strolling along.
by christiekaz on Mar 08, 2014Hotel
A total surprise, not expecting the brilliant service and attention to detail that staff at the hotel showed us. We were upgraded to a room overlooking the sea without any additional charge. Absolutely breathtaking views and beautiful coast line walks. The hotel provides bikes and helmets to hire, free of charge. Lovely thoughtful touches such as handmade chocolate left on your pillow in the evening. The breakfast was lovely, lots of choice and fantastic service from staff waiting on us. We hired a car to go on tour of mountain villages but could have done without it as plenty to do locally. Check out the hotel restaurant not as expensive as you first assume and fabulous food.
by Susan J on Apr 06, 2014Hotel
We stayed here for 4 nights in early april when it was raining and stormy. It was a relaxing place to be and the breakfasts were superb. We didn't eat dinner here as it was too expensive for us but nothing was too much trouble for the staff at all times. The room was very good, with jacuzzi bath and covered-in balcony (handy in the rain). I didn't like the fact I couldn't turn on my reading light my side and that there was no pool or gym. I would have expected more amenities in a 5 start. It would be an ideal place for a honeymoon as it's on a windswept cliff top location with views of beaches and ocean everywhere. Very romantic. Strolls on the beach recommended + short drive to Cabo do Roca,Cascais or Sintra.
by GaiaGlobetrotter on Mar 10, 2014Hotel
It deserves a 5 star qualification : A very good ambiance where one is always surrounded by tranquility . Confortable areas on the ground floor where one may read ,
enjoy the tea time or any other "times" , always with the terrific show that the Mar do Guincho offers .
The restaurant of the Hotel offers good quality/variety but it's overpriced .
The buiding is of course the result of an above the average reconstruction from the remains of an ancient Portuguese small fortress ., and my only concern are the riduculous number of country flags that in summertime over croud the top of the Hotel ...
My personal advise to the Hotel' Managment : For everyone's sake , please keep 3 of them - the Hotel's flag , the E.U.'s and the Portuguese flag , and redraw all the others ! ...
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