We have just returned from an enjoyable 8 night stay at this lovely hotel. I would recommend Cascais and preferred this end of the town near the marina. The hotel is a converted fort plus extension with many different types of rooms and suites. Very different ,very interesting and tastefully done. A peaceful location but near to public beaches, marina, restaurants and the centre of the town and not too far from the railway station for trips to Lisbon.
The staff cannot do enough for you and are welcoming, friendly, polite and helpful.
There was a slight problem with the window and it was sorted within hours.
The breakfast is superb although I would be happier if the cooked meats were on a chilled counter and the tea was stronger.
The room was lovely, clean and a reasonable size with good air conditioning which was certainly needed as the temperatures were 35+degrees outside.
During the week that we stayed there were celebrations and festivals on 3 days in Cascais with processions, brass bands, vintage car rallies, dancing and singing. Very colourful and very enjoyable. The local people were only too happy to explain the traditions and are very friendly. Celebrations did go on until very late or early the next morning and although good sound proofing in the rooms, some music did get through. On all other nights a very peaceful sleep with no noise at all. We also loved the bathroom as it also had a bidet.
Only slight negatives - it would have been nice to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the small handles of the wardrobes are quite awkward to open.
We had booked through a third party and ended up with a standard room when we thought we had booked a superior room but am taking that up with the third party, and to be honest, I liked the position of our room overlooking a quiet courtyard and garden which meant I could leave the windows open at night with no noise. Others in the hotel mentioned noise at night from the Marina bars (this was during the World Cup!!)
Would definitely recommend and hope to go back in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pestana Cidadela Cascais – Pousada & Art District is a 5-star hotel located in Cascais. It is part of the Pestana Collection Hotels and one of the first hotels in Europe to have an Art District on site. This historic hotel is surrounded by studios, galleries, and museums with views of the sea and the Cascais marina. It is located 3 minutes on foot from the beach and 5 minutes on foot from the town centre. It is very close to various beaches, including the surfers' paradise, Guincho beach, parks, museums, shopping centres and the Casino do Estoril. Take a dip at the indoor swimming pool with views of the marina or the outdoor swimming pool surrounded by the Fortaleza gardens. Discover Déjà Lu, our charity bookstore, our Spa and the state of the art gym. For your enjoyment, we offer two restaurants and a bar. From the rooms with incredible views of the marina to the rooms located in more historic areas of the fort, spark your curiosity and choose one of the many Author's rooms ... more less
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