We travelled as a couple and needed a place on the Lisbon Coast with good connections to Sintra for a friend's wedding. We were very pleased with our choice of Cascais ( a lovely resort with lots to do, good restaurants and little tourist tat). The Cidadela is a three star, but it had all we needed- a good breakfast(regularly topped up supplies of fruit salad, eggs,bacon and bread). Quiet, soundproof rooms for a restorative sleep with blackout curtains, pool and air conditioning. The room also had good lighting for reading. We paid extra for a sea view,(room 538). The staff we dealt with were practical and helpful- they even checked us in on line for our return flight. We paid 9 euros for safe rental for the the week.Unfortunately, there is no fridge/ mini bar in the room and no tea making facilities. There is a hair dryer which was fine to use hidden away in a dressing table drawer. The shower, bath and double sink were all functional and clean although a little old. Towels were changed everyday. The hotel is up a hill from the main drag, but we soon got used to this- it was no problem. I wouldnt want to negotiate the pavements in high heels as they were uneven and slippy. We found Cascais to be well located with a couple of restaurants we would recommend- the Flecha Azul at Avenida Valbom no 8B- unpretentious cafe run by three brothers- we enjoyed the fresh grilled fish here, they also do Sagres beer and cakes/ desserts for a good price. A bit different is the House of Wonders at Largo da Misericordia http://www.facebook.com/houseofwonders, they serve lovely cakes and blended tea on a Moroccan style rooftop, for a lovely chill out. We travelled out a couple of times to Lisbon which is very easy on the train and to Sintra on the bus ( a long and twisty journey on the 403, better route on the 417). Links to the Airport in Lisbon were also straightforward using the Aerobus which links directly with the Cais de Sodre Station for the train to Cascais and Estoril.
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- Apartment-style Hotel in busy residential area, about 600 yards from beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cidadela Hotel Cascais