by Ewenmac on Sep 21, 2014Hotel
Spent three days in this hotel. Lovely hotel, spacious rooms, although always hot despite air conditioning. Lovely views from balconies. I bit isolated from shops, restaurants and nightlife. No tea/coffee facilities inrooms. Room service and mini bar were extortionate. Don't make the mistake of ordering coffee from room service or even water because they add 8 euros to every thing you add./ Mini bar was 8.50 euros for a miniature and 3.50 for a small mixer. Watch out too for anything you charge to your room as they add 5% to everything there too. F0r a 5-star hotel the Bathroom was in need of some tlc. Worst of all the breakfasts were cold. Great selection of cold cuts, but the cooked breakfast was consistently cold. Friendliest member of staff was the lobby porter who went out of his way to be helpful and friendly.
by Barbora_11 on Sep 21, 2014Hotel
A nice hotel in a typical Portuguese architecture set in a beautiful golf course. Lovely grounds, well placed swimming pool, very relaxing.
It is however not a 5 star hotel by no means and the prices are too high for what it offers. Beware that it is used a lot for local companies' outings, conferences and team buildings. It can therefore get crowdy especially over the weekend.
For those not playing golf, it can be an unfortunate choice as you definitely need a car to drive both to the center of Cascais and to the beaches.
I have visited Cascais before and we stayed here at an end of a longer trip in Portugal, so it was ideal for our purpose.
Those visiting Cascais for the first time and not playing golf, I would recommend other hotels closer to town.
by Viajeraenfamilia on Sep 17, 2014Hotel
I was booked here while attending a Conference in Estoril. Yes, it was maybe a little offside but we rented a car and in 15 minutes we were at the
CASINO. My husband and daughter enjoyed the spa, pools and golf courts while I was at work but we always had a very nice buffet breakfast that included gluten free items, fruits, all kind of breads and pastries. The staff was very very nice and friendly.
The only con I see is that having dinner at that hotel or the sister hotel Onyria was absolutely pricey, but it was a real treat!
The rooms were large, beds comfy, showers and towels very nice and the best part is the silence....oh what a quiet and relaxing place to be at.
by Noah2312 on Sep 18, 2014Hotel
The resort may be a nice place for golfers, but it is definitely no five stars for high class travelers looking for an excellent hotel for recreation and comprehensive well
* The mowing machine regularly wakes you up at 7 am in the morning
* Rooms are serviced (only) once a day in the afternoon
* Breakfast is a story of its own:
- The breakfast buffet looks diverse with fresh fruit, cake and yoghurts, but actually offers low quality: Ham, Edamer and Emmentaler cheese (in Portugal?) taste and look as provided by a cheap supermarket around the corner.
- We wanted to have breakfast outside at one of the tables and were advised to stay inside because "the chairs and tables are wet". Since there were no pillows available for the chairs we offered to put pool towels on the chairs. This request was denied, because potentially "all guests would then ask for towels" on their chairs.
- Apparently there was no sufficient service management for serving coffee/tea at the table; guests either had to wait until they were almost done with their breakfast or stand in line for the one and only coffee machine.
- Salt and pepper shakers were constantly wet and not functioning properly.
* There is no service at all at the pool; guests have to get their own towels and ask for drinks at the bar inside. For "safety reasons" drinks are served only with plastic cups.
There was no concierge service to advise on current tours, restaurants, sightseeing etc. in the area. The respective brochures were few and outdated. We asked for a Fado show and were advised for a good place with shows on "Sundays" which actually turned out to be offered on Saturdays only.
Staff is friendly, but due to the size of the hotel - with various business groups needing service - not committed to deliver high class service to their individual guests.
by Bennkers on Sep 16, 2014Hotel
Just arrived home from a golf break with aproxiamtely 15 of us. The hotel itself is pretty nice with large airey open spaces and friendly staff.
We played 3 courses nearby including the one in the Quinta De Marinha resort. This was probably the best of the three courses overall, the others being Estoril Palace (poor condition) and Penha Longa (hard and hilly).
The food in the hotel was extremely dissapointing and when challenged the resolution was perhaps not as good as it could have been. I would suggest to anyone that eating in the nearby town of Cascais is definitely the better option (cab is 6 euro each way). The meal we had one night was very poor and we chose to eat elsewhere the other nights. Some of our guests at the other nights and were equally dissapointed in the italian restaurant as well as the hotel restaurant. I will however state that breakfast is pretty good.
The rooms are nice, clean and very comfortable. The communal areas are impeccably kept. The pool area is great with a medium depth infitnity style pool that backs onto the courses signature hole. Note - nobody landed a ball in the pool whilst we were there unfortunately.
The bar is very expensive so beware if you are running a tab.
Overall it's pretty good with just a few gripes.
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