The medium-sized hotel opened in 2013 (144 rooms). With its two and three floors and its diverse architectural form it blends well into the landscape.
At the time of our stay in the first half of April there were very few guests.
The free underground parking, from which we could easily reach our room without a long walk, turned out to be very comfortable.
The hotel is not directly on the beach, but it is ideally suited as a starting point for the exploration of the western Algarve and the South West coast of Portugal. If you have got a rental car (which is highly recommended) you can access the A22 motorway within minutes. Getting to the old town of Lagos on foot means about half an hour’s walk.
The hotel is located at the end of a cul-de-sac meaning that there is no problem with traffic noise.
Already before our stay we had contacted the hotel by e-mail which was replied to quickly in contrast to another 5-star-hotel on the Algarve. This provided a first impression of the level of service at the Cascade and facilitated our choice of hotel.
We were welcomed by Mr. Pedro who provided us with numerous tips on rewarding excursions from the hotel.
An inquiry regarding the lighting in the room was quickly responded to by a member of the front desk.
On departing at the end of our stay another employee inquired about our satisfaction with the hotel and had a sympathetic ear for critical comments. This is the way a hotel should deal with its guests.
We had booked breakfast only, which was provided as a buffet. The food quality was good, however there was no variation. Also we missed the offer of additional individually prepared dishes which is normally found in 5-star hotels.
Dinner was not offered as a buffet due to the few guests and therefore we preferred to have our meals in different restaurants in and around Lagos where you have large choice of cuisines.
The hotel compound comprises a large swimming pool, but in April the water was still quite cold. However, there is a fairly large and sufficiently heated outdoor pool in the spa area which can be used free of charge. Next to the pool there is also a hot tub and a sauna.
The sunbeds at the pool proved to be very convenient because of the thick pads.
The only deficiency we noticed in the pool area was the fact that there is no handrail next to the stairs leading into the pool. This makes access less comfortable for elderly guests.
We had booked a standard double room and were given a very nice large room on the ground floor overlooking the swimming pool. There was a spacious covered terrace outside. The bed in the room was large and so was the size of the TV screen. The bathroom offered plenty of space, too. There were all the amenities typical of 5-star-hotels apart from a coffee maker.
The housekeeping usually turned up around noon and again at ca. 5 pm. The room was cleaned perfectly.
Two minor improvements should be considered by the hotel management regarding the rooms. The light of the attractive bedside lamps is definitely too weak for reading and the sliding doors to the bathrooms should be fitted with noise-reducing rubber profiles.
The free Wi-Fi proved to be fast and reliable. Access codes for all our electronic devices were handed out without any restrictions.
The hotel can definitely be recommended especially if you are looking for a quiet place to stay. If travelling to the region once more we would choose the Cascade Resort again. The room rates are relatively high, but you can find attractive offers off season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying a truly unique and stunning cliff-top location, the five-star Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort is one of the most luxurious hotels in the Algarve, offering an elegant and sophisticated experience to its guests. Offering a fantastic holiday destination, the resort is located in the historic city of Lagos within walking distance to Dona Ana Beach, distinguished by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the 50 best beaches in the world, and to the Ponta da Piedade lighthouse, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Algarvian coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort is divided into four individually decorated wings, each reflecting the expeditions of Portuguese navigators across four continents - Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, which is reflected in the tasteful décor of the rooms and suites. With a contemporary yet relaxed atmosphere, all rooms and suites at Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort are very spacious and feature balconies or terraces. Guests and families at Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort may also enjoy all the privacy and functionality of our one and two bedroom apartments or even a villa with its very own private swimming pool. At Cascade Resort, wellness is a state of mind. From special health programs combining fitness and wellness to detox menus, healthy lifestyle cocktails, or even Tainai Spa, a true oasis of tranquillity, at the resort we follow the philosophy of a "healthy mind in a healthy body". An extremely passionate team offering the world-renowned Portuguese hospitality and an impeccable service awaits you at Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort. Sip a cocktail as you immerse yourself in two splendid swimming pools, one of which with a natural sand bottom, sample a world-class culinary experience with our restaurants Moods and Senses, offering all-day-dining and a-la-carte options under the expert guidance of Chef Luis Batalha or simply unwind in an authentic oasis of tranquillity - Tainai Spa, offering a large range of wellness programs as well as its very own heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and treatment rooms. Other facilities include a fully equipped Cascade Gym by AXN Club 100, golf practice facilities, two tennis courts and the Caskiddy Kids Club. The resort also offers one of the most sought after football training facilities in Europe which are regularly requested by professional football teams for their high performance training camps. With a privileged location and top quality meetings & events facilities at Cascade you can also find the ideal place for any type of event or even for the wedding of your dreams with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. We invite you to enter a world of elegance and sample the perfect lifestyle at Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cascade Hotel Lagos