We stayed in June 2011 and I had booked the room direct and got one with a great sea view.
I notice some people are saying that it does not match the 'Stars' rating, so I think a little explanation on 'Stars' is appropriate at this time.
I have been lucky enough during my 45 years working life to have stayed in hotels throughout Europe, the Far East, America and actually lived in Hong Kong, so hotels and Star Rating Internationally, I know well. Star ratings on hotels are 'Country Ratings' on Stars. We have 4 Star hotels in the UK that I would struggle to offer them 2 Stars.
Stars are country ratings, as there is no international 'Stars' rating.
Also, for we folk using Pounds Sterling and countries tied to the Euro (really an old German DM currency with a new name-The Euro!), then their price can look high relative to their ratings and Stars and the prices just 5 years ago.
For around £110 a night, with breakfast for 2, with a sea view (forgetting the Star Rating), it is value for money in Portugal with the current Euro exchange rates. Yes, a 4 Star Hotel in Portugal is going to be nowhere near a 4/5 Star in some Far East countries, so do your research and be realistic or go to Thailand, Bali, Malaysia or Singapore. You will get 4/5 Stars, but you will pay for it.
We found the staff helpful, but of course less staff than 40 years ago when we first went to Portugal and when many of the 4 Star hotels were new. Hotels are struggling with massive increase in running costs, electricty, gas, staff and high VAT and so they cannot refurbish to 'New' every few years.
4 Star I would agree is 1 Star too many, based on Far East hotels, but still a nice hotel, nice staff and a wonderful location.
Would i stay there again, yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pestana Cascais is a 4-star hotel located in one of the most luxurious areas of Lisbon's coastal region, Vila de Cascais. It is very close to various beaches, including the surfer's paradise Guincho beach, parks, museums, shopping centres and the Casino do Estoril. It offers both an outdoor and indoor swimming pool with whirpool bath, sauna and Turkish bath, as well as a restaurant and a bar. During the summer, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and gardens with views of the Atlantic ocean. All rooms feature a kitchenette, balcony, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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