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Farol Hotel

Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia 7, Cascais 2750-800 Portugal
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4.5
#13 of 43 hotels in Cascais
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Set on the absolute waterfront of Cascais’s dramatic Atlantic coastline, Farol Hotel reflects the unique charm of the township. Delightful old-world houses and cobbled streets frame a graceful bay on Portugal’s spectacular Estoril Coast to tell the story of a bygone era. The capital, Lisbon and the international airport are an easy 35-minute drive along excellent roads. A local train also runs between the city and Cascais. Lisbon is served by full service and budget airlines from all the major European hubs, which include Frankfurt, Paris, London and Zurich plus Stockholm, and Moscow. Arrive fuss-free and in style at Lisbon International Airport with a pre-arranged Farol Hotel limousine to meet you and transfer the short scenic trip to Cascais. As a proud member of prestigious Design Hotels, Farol Hotel is a wonderfully eclectic composition of adventurous architecture that embraces a remodeled 19th century private mansion that was once owned by the Count of Cabral, together with unique contemporary additions. The result is an inspire union of the old and the new. The Farol Hotel has a non-smoking policy in all its areas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Krausmouse wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a fabulous 5 nights stay at this small 33 room boutique hotel with our 2 daughters (10 and 13). We were incredibly fortunate to get excellent rates due to the lack of airbridges between the UK and Portugal at the time of booking which we were grateful for. We had rooms 210 and 211 ocean facing design rooms. Rooms were spotlessly clean, functional with very comfortable beds and pillows although on the smaller side the views made up for this. Both rooms had small balconies. Bathroom again, small and functional. The rooms have external electronic shutters which block the light, they are noisy going up and down. The rooms also overlook the restaurant area which could bother some people as the noise definitely floats up. This didn't bother us as we were out in the evenings. Breakfast was included in our rate and was of a very high standard. Fabulous quality bread, cakes, pastries along with a selection of cold meats / cheeses. We were also able to order hot food from a menu. Breakfast / Restaurant service was professional and efficient. We had dinner twice in the restaurant. Eating from both menu's (Japanese and the regular menu). Both were excellent, although on the expensive side. The pool is salt water, not heated but was a perfect temperature when we were there mid August. Plenty of sun beds to choose from with stunning views. Check in / out was efficient. From a Covid perspective there was sanitiser stations at all appropriate places. Staff and guests wore masks while inside the public places and tables and sun lounges were socially distanced. Look forward to visiting again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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#Travelformysoul wrote a review Sept 2020
Union City, California19 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our visit at Farol hotel due to the amazing hospitality provided by the staff, amazing view of the ocean as the hotel is literally on a cliff. The front desk staff specifically Michael Price was great. He genuinely took care of us, provided recommendations for tours, restaurants, and catered to a barrage of questions since this was our first visit to Portugal. We stayed at the Farol suite with Jacuzzi, the view on the patio was great. The hotel is also walking distance to the town center, Boca de inferno and many other local attractions. My recommendation for improvement would be updated wash rooms and general modern touches in the suite as there was not enough space to put stuff in the vanity area. Also, there needs to be more staff at the restaurant as when it was busy the staff was getting overwhelmed serving everyone since the buffet is no longer self serve due to covid. The breakfast area also needs to be monitored for social distancing as on Saturday it was completely full which made us nervous. But, overall amazing visit and we will surely return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LondonStravaiger wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom66 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve thought long and hard about what to say about the Farol Hotel. I think that individual experience depends very much on how much you paid for your room and accordingly how your expectations are set. We paid c£215 per night for a spacious room but without the sea view. We found the bar prices quite steep.

And for us the Farol absolutely delivered. After a few years cooped up mostly in land I was determined to be as close to the sea as possible, and the Farol can’t get closer. The pool area is simple but shows off the amazing setting, the pool isn’t massive but is unheated seawater which compliments the Atlantic vibe. The terraces, bar and restaurant have stunning views.

The staff were uniformly attentive and friendly, reception’s tip to go to Guincho beach was excellent. There is a metalled cycle track along the coast which makes it very easy to get to. We used the hotel bikes which could use some tlc, maybe take for a test ride first as there are other hire options.

Our room was very pleasant and immaculately clean. In the interests of balance I think it’s been a while since the hotel was last refurbished - today you’d find more sockets for example. I suspect that some of the common areas may be ready for a refresh, but given the last couple of years in the hospitality industry it’s not surprising that some things are overdue.

Overall, at the right price, highly recommended and we would go back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Guincho beach by bike but beware the hotel bikes which on our visit could have used some...
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Remy wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
To Mr and Mrs Smith and Design Hotek travellers, of which this hotel is a supposed member, lower your expectations.

Whilst a beautiful location outside the town of Cascais, this is not a 5 star hotel. Aesthetically, the hotel is very run down and in need of TLC - especially the pool area which looks like a 3 star area at best (tired umbrellas, rusty sun loungers and uncomfortable chairs do not make the space enticing). The service by the pool was painfully slow and staff do not tidy up drinks or left over towels until the end of the day.

To not provide complimentary tea or coffee facilities in the room is absolutely absurd, and to charge for coffee pods is absolutely outrageous and again not representative of a 5 star hotel. On arrival, we were not met with a welcome drink or towels - something which we feel is customary for a 5 star hotel.

Overall our stay was very disappointing and we left feeling we had overpaid for the hotel. When checking out, I informed the front of house manager of these issues who noted them down but did nothing to rectify or appease the situation - even a complimentary drink by the pool would have been a nice touch.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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olivia wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I think the best way to start this review would be to say that our stay here was AMAZING. Before booking we read the most recent reviews and these were all mixed. We decided to give it a go anyway and this was the best thing we did. The location is just amazing (just 10 min walk to the historic centre of Cascais). This is not a big hotel, it is small and cosy and the atmosfere is great. We read some of the reviews where people were saying that the furniture could use an upgrade, some were saying that this is not a 5 star hotel and that this place is too expensive for what it has to offer. Well... after my experience here I can assure you that this is not the case. And yes, maybe the room furniture is not the newest and the poshest but the rooms are so cozy and very very clean. We stayed in a Deluxe double room with seaview and it was gorgeous. The view was one of the best. We had the safe, the fridge, the coffee machine with the nespresso pods , teas, water and fruit all included in the room price. The room was cleaned every morning, and every single evening a member of staff was coming to set up the room for the evening, leaving us cake and kombutcha drinks. All this was also included in the room price. I cannot praise enough all the staff for always smiling and making us feel so welcome. They looked after us making sure that we always have everything we need and offering their services for any of our queries. Natalia and Francisco were amazing and it was lovely to have a chat with them every day. The staff was so attentive and our experience of having breakfast( with the most amazing view) was enhanced their hospitality. The gentlemen who cleaned our room every morning had always a big smile on his face and he was greeting us every time we were going out. The room was spottless after he cleaned it. I cannot praise them all enough. It was such a beautiful experience and I would recommend this place to everyone. I forgot to mention the breakfast where the food was so fresh and you could actually feel and see the quality of the food. We traveled a lot and we are used to different types of culinary experiences. These was one of the bests. So please, don't be put down by the negative reviews. I would always recommend this place and would suggest to book the sea view rooms for a complete experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Farol Cascais, Agency / Consultant at Farol Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Many sincere thanks for your kind review and recommendation. I am very happy to hear that our services made such a positive impression and that you had a memorable experience. We take pride in taking care of our guests and are very pleased that your expectations were highly met. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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BullitU_k wrote a review Aug 2021
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom99 contributions41 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent 5 nights here & was a little disappointed after looking forward to a 5* rating experience! We had just traveled from Porto & had stayed in an exceptional 5* hotel there which I highly recommended. The staff here @ the Farol are excellent & from the moment we checked in until we left could not fault them & that includes Reception, restaurants & domestics, what let’s the hotel down is that it was looking a bit tired & requires updating, the rooms are quite small & depressing with limited facilities & to charge for coffee & tea is certainly not on especially for the prices charged for the rooms.
The pool area needs looking at for safety as the steps down are concrete and cannot be seen in certain light as steps! Not good for anyone with limited visibility. On the HIT side the location of the hotel is 1 of the best in Cascais. The Staff are great, The Miss side, Management need to address their * rating.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Luda D wrote a review Sept 2021
Lisbon, Portugal22 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First, the hotel made "an upgrade" and showed us the room with "sea view" that had a thin line of blue and an iron fence outside the window, right above the restaurant with the air conditioners and all the noise that the open roof restaurant was creating. After we disagreed to stay in that room, they were managing for an hour the other solution and gave a room downstairs. When the night began, the noise outside from the air conditioner that apparently was not functioning well was unbelievable. It was not ours, as in the room it didnt work. When I was called to the reception and asked to solve it, they answered rudely that nothing can be done. So I havent slept for the whole night, noise was starting and stopping, starting again. The door to the garden opens the ways that you can easily hurt your fingers, against all possible rules of secure usage, so I hurt my finger.
Overall, the prices in the restaurants etc are high, the service is average, the food is good, but the problem with the lack of adequate understanding and solving problems spoilt the experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: attention to what the hotel calls "sea view" to not be placed on the top pf the...
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Eileen B wrote a review Sept 2021
Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You will love this 33 room boutique filled with amazing art and decor design so chic.
The minute you walk through the front doors you are greeted with views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, jaw dropping views.
We stayed in the most amazing walk out ocean view room that led to the most beautiful terrace and grounds overlooking the cliffs and sea perfect if you a private piece of paradise

We enjoyed the luxurious breakfast with their top notch staff omelettes and crepes made to your liking and front seat to sea views

We loved the sushi and pool side beverages.
The pool sits on the cliffs and you are literally on the Atlantic Ocean
Come here if you want Privacy, to enjoy the sand and salt of the Wild Atlantic Sea
If you want to experience a one of a kind Experience
Cheers and Well Done Hotel Farol
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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f0urf0rfun wrote a review Jun 2022
Raleigh, NC USA42 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two ocean front rooms with balconies (213 and 214, I think). They were very nice and looked out onto the beautiful ocean and the surf breaking on the rocks just 50-60 feet away. Towels passed my glasses test (Dry my glasses with them and crystal clear!). Staff was friendly and helpful. Common areas and pool area very nice. Breakfast was good. We had lunch one day at the sushi restaurant and it was good but seemed expensive (16 Euros for 1 tuna + guacamole taco).

Location is great with an easy walk into town.

I would suggest that the negative reviews on the Farol are likely a function of room choice - more so than any other hotel I can think of. If one books the balcony oceanfront rooms, I can't imagine not enjoying them.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Judi T wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel lobby and pool area is spectacular. But once you open the door to your room, you will feel like you are in a different resort. The rooms are small, dated and lack the amenities you’d expect for over 300€ a night. When we asked if there were any better rooms available (we were willing to pay the difference) the front desk staff said they were sold out. But their website has openings listed. When pressed the front desk staff said they only had the penthouse suite for 800€ more a night.
I would not recommend staying at this hotel. Especially avoid room 203.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Londoner asked a question Jun 2019
Luton, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi can you confirm if you have a shuttle bus to and fro the airport
Answer from Pat M
County Cork, Ireland290 contributions166 helpful votes
No we got a taxi from the airport and train plus 2 taxis back to airport Not a major difference in cost
Answer from Jean O
Howth, Ireland5 contributions4 helpful votes
Also yes there are bikes for hire and a beautiful cycling track along the coast.
SamM2509 asked a question May 2017
Sale, United Kingdom678 contributions147 helpful votes
Hello Do all Seaview rooms have useable balconies please? Many thanks
Answer from Marie C
15 contributions1 helpful vote
No they don't all have usable balconies, some of them are 'Juliette balcony', ring the hotel to ensure you have one of the room above the pool with the balconies that have table and chairs. They are the best.
Answer from lu
Canada56 contributions19 helpful votes
Best way to get around is by renting a car with GPS if you planing to visit Lisbon. I would not use the train; is my advice. Good luck
JoKa1 asked a question Jul 2021
Bruges, Belgium118 contributions102 helpful votes
Is the swimming pool heated?
Sue F wrote a tip Feb 2024
Buckhorn, Canada24 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room in the “basement” we have room 104, overlooking the water inlet. So beautiful. "
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Lydonia B wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t trust the Rico Suave silver tongues manager. "
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Salmgren S wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Guests are allowed ONE towel at the pool per day, which is strictly enforced with a voucher type card. "
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david r wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lock everything away and keep an eye on your belongings even when you go for breakfast!"
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PKC wrote a tip Jun 2023
Pune, Maharashtra, India39 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"just wonderful guys "
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PRICE RANGE
£170 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
farol design cascais, hotel farol design
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictCascais
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farol Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Farol Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Marechal Carmona Park (0.2 miles), Museu Condes de Castro de Guimarães (0.1 miles), and Casa de Santa Maria (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Farol Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Farol Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Farol Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Farol Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Farol Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valerio, Tasca Da Linha, and Espaço Trium.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Farol Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Farol Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Farol Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Farol Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Cascais.
Are any cleaning services offered at Farol Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Farol Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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