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Farol Hotel
Ranked #7 of 38 Hotels in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Wow........great venue”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Lucrecia and Frederico got married at this hotel..........wow!The design and decor of this hotel is really something.....very modern and ultra chic. The 5 course meal we had was superb. The bedroom decor was completely white....strikingly different and fresh. The wedding ceremony took place at the cliff edge overlooking the sea, this was breathtaking

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

stay in one of the design rooms! although some are a bit small, these rooms are romantic and facing the sea, with an absolutely amazing view! I always love this hotel!
The restaurant is really good, and if you're up for sme sushi, just try it here!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend and made use of different rooms each night since the hotel was not fully booked. Each room is designed by different Portuguese artists as the receptionist told us. We had a lovely see view and just enjoyed staying in our room. There's a nice pool on the terrace which we however didn't use since it was too cold. We enjoyed the hotel restaurant twice and were very satisfied. Yet, drinks a the hotel bar were a bit overpriced. The little village of Cascais is very nice and worth a visit. Taxi to/from Lisbon are not too expensive and the most convenient way to travel around.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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co.donegal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a week febuary 2012. The room was great with french windows opening to our own private garden overlooking the sea and rocks. Breakfast was delicious with lovely arrays of cut fresh fruit, cheese cold meats and anything hot that you wanted. The location was great-5 minute walk into the centre of Cascais and near to the marina.There is a lovely promanade walk from the centre all along the coast which takes you to Estoril. The staff at the hotel are great and very helpful-Vania on reception was very warm and obliging and the dining room staff too -who brought our breakfast each morning outside to the dining terrace looking over the sea.The night we arrived ,a lovely bottle of wine was sent to our room with delicious fruits -compliments of the hotel which i thought was a very welcome and romantic touch.My husband said our stay was like being on honeymoon! We had lovely comfortable bed and pillows.
We didn't bring a laptop so we had no access to the internet-that didn't bother us. I had a few lovely cocktails at the bar-very reasonable but my husband ordered some brandys one night and not realising they were very expensive at 30euro each!
We had a really lovely holiday and a really relazing week at this hotel. I'd love to go back again. Thankyou to all the great staff who made our stay soooo good.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

The hotel is located in Cascais, just arround the corner from the marina. It´s inserted in a complex composed by a lovely (restaured) lighthouse, Old Palace, 18th century building now used as a disco (trendy place!) and the hotel.
Outside a large parking space and a small garden surround the old building next to the new hotel wing. Inside the general ambience is very trendy and sophisticated and as you walk through the comum areas you will find a display of design furniture, paintings and sofas, envolved in a very warm and sexy atmosphere... The general staff are very helpfull and friendly, with several sugestions about drinks, places to visit, shows... The bar is a very special place where you can relax and have a drink in a very unique atmosphere. The swimming pool is just over the sea, with plenty of sunbeds and marvellous corners were you can rest!
The rooms are something else... as you should expect they would follow the same style as the general hotel, pure deceiving... The standart room are dull, simple (to simple) and very used. The general filling is that it hasn´t been "touched" since the openning... The sleep quality is poor, because the pillows are too small or too bulky. despite the bathroom ameniteis are very good (from Rituals, with bathrobe, sleepers...) the general style is outdated. The breakfirst is served in the dinning room, with a marvellous view over the pool, sea and lighthouse, but the lack of variety and diversity of foods and choices are disappointing for a 5 star hotel... The absence of Spa, Health club, gym or indoor pool is also incomprehensible...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

I did struggle to believe that this was a 5 start hotel. The level of service was excellent, and we were immediately made to feel welcome. But the 'standard' room we had was of a very poor quality of finish. We felt that the room had not been refurbished in quite some time and found stains and general poor quality of finish in the room. The general feeling was friendly and welcoming staff, excellent breakfast and wonderful views of the sea, but no where near 5 stars in terms of rooms.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

This hotel is superbly located at the Boca de inferno, where the Atlantic ocean endlessly crashes onto the rocks of Cascais. The bar is the ideal place from which to observe the drama. Sample the excellent sushi and a local wine. Sheer bliss! We visited in December when the place was decorated for Christmas in an elegant, contemporary style - a welcome break from the rather stodgy decorations elsewhere in Sintra/cascais. Staff are obliging and friendly despite some rough edges. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Farol Hotel
Address: Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia 7, Cascais 2750-800, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cascais
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cascais
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
#8 Business Hotel in Cascais
#11 Family Hotel in Cascais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Farol Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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