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Farol Hotel

Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia 7, Cascais 2750-800 Portugal
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#12 of 43 hotels in Cascais
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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
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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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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Sue F wrote a review Yesterday
Buckhorn, Canada24 contributions
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We love this place, the room is fabulous, the food is delicious, the artwork is amazing the staff are all friendly and welcoming and helpful. We particularly loved Causimaro our server at the restaurant. He was incredibly helpful and funny with great tips. Also the front desk staff were so helpful. You can walk one way and see amazing sights, shop at the market or the other way to the marina and town. So many amazing sights and mostly flat so good for people with walking issues like my husband. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here last night and we were gifted wine, desserts, etc. it made our anniversary so memorable. I would come back here in a heartbeat. And the view from our room is amazing, you can hear the waves and it’s so peaceful and sitting outside watching the sun set was breathtaking.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Ask for a room in the “basement” we have room 104, overlooking the water inlet. So beautiful.
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olivia wrote a review Jan 2024
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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
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mimi2010_10 wrote a review Nov 2023
Balchik, Bulgaria14 contributions5 helpful votes
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Very beautiful boutique hotel. Interesting design, unique view, helpful staff. Breakfast is perfect, tasty, high-quality. Housekeeping is nice! Nice place, near to good restaurants.. I recommend! Will be back again!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lydonia B wrote a review Oct 2023
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Bait and switch. Due to a mixup in our reservation we had prepaid for the wrong night. Hotel manager agreed to swap the reservation without penalty then refused to issue a credit at checkout. So we stayed one night and paid for 2. Geraldo Rivera looking Rico Suave dude was quite a smooth talker but just completely lied to us with a straight face. Nice hotel but integrity is in very short supply.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t trust the Rico Suave silver tongues manager.
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VicMG wrote a review Aug 2023
Chicago, Illinois163 contributions43 helpful votes
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We spent the afternoon at the pool as guests and for the 75 Euro fee it included food and drinks. It was a wonderful day especially because the pool employees- Francisco and Alex - were absolutely gracious and helpful which made our afternoon even better. The pool overlooks the ocean and it was dreamy watching the passing boats, swimmers and wave runners on such a sunny breezy day.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Salmgren S wrote a review Aug 2023
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Worst hotel experience - very run down but still charging designer prices. Most of the rooms are extremely small, there is a terrible smell, staff seems understandably unhappy. Many so called "sea view" rooms are facing the ocean but are below ground level so all you see is rocks and a public walkway. Multiple attempts to reach manager and no response. Ruined our weekend in Portugal. Extremely overpriced.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Guests are allowed ONE towel at the pool per day, which is strictly enforced with a voucher type...
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david r wrote a review Jun 2023
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We had our laptop sunglasses credit card money and watch stolen from our bags whilst we at breakfast! We were ushered into a room away from the other guests by the manager Ana Maria Taverner we waited hours for the police and in the meantime was told we should of kept everything in the safe we were at breakfast for an hour and had packed our bags for check out we were then left with the police and she disappeared either the guests are thrives or the staff! I never post negative stuff and we was having a great time but beware of this place they seem more bothered about their name than the criminal activity that took place!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Lock everything away and keep an eye on your belongings even when you go for breakfast!
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PKC wrote a review Jun 2023
Pune, Maharashtra, India39 contributions34 helpful votes
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Nidhi the house keeper was the best. So meticulously he has decorated our room. Right from Ana Maria everyone in this hotel is one of its kind, so special in hospilitaltiy. We are just enjoying their hospitality immensely
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: just wonderful guys
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Monita wrote a review Jun 2023
Houston, Texas308 contributions221 helpful votes
They need to do a major renovation in the rooms as well as in the front desk. I felt for the prices they charge, the front desk should be more approachable and helpful; The bathrooms are way too old and the rooms’ wood-floors make a squeaky noise that only proves they need to be remodeled. Only the outside has been improved, but the rooms are just not worth the price. Won’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Look for a hotel closer to town
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Mr T wrote a review Jun 2023
8 contributions50 helpful votes
This hotel is in a spectacular location in a beautiful area near Lisbon. Lot of potential but fell way short - tries way too hard to be cool, hip and modern, but unfortunately misses the mark on most details which are important when paying this much for a hotel (it’s priced like a 5 star hotel but felt more like a 3 star). The room was not what we booked, the air didn’t work and it was entirely too funky for any normal adult. The bathroom had a clear glass door and the bedroom had a huge window looking into the entire bathroom that had a shade which produced no privacy. Just odd. Why is this necessary? The good news is that if you’re not watching your partner in the bathroom you can look at the spectacular view of the ocean! To be fair, they did move us to an upgraded room which was nice (and functional) which we appreciated. The staff was moderately friendly and kinda / sorta helpful but seemed somewhat untrained for running a fairly expensive hotel. No hello when we arrived, goodbye can we help on the departure. Just watched us leave. Again, not the biggest deal but when taken with everything else left a bad taste. The breakfast area overlooked the ocean which is amazing but the food was mediocre and the selection very limited…and a serve yourself model. They kindly pointed me to the coffee machine the first day. Ok for a Holiday Inn Express but not a “luxury” hotel. And there was a ceiling fixture so low in front of the food I had to duck to walk by. Would not go back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not worth the money, maybe at half price.
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PRICE RANGE
£108 - £167 (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.