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Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Second time our company has used this venue to hold the annual sales conference

Staff are always friendly and helpful
Food selection is wide, varied and tasty
Location is spot on
Rooms are simply amazing
Conference facilities are spot on

Downsides - there was long hair attached to the shower wall (still there today and it's my 4th night so far), which is def not mine as I have a shaven head
Gym is extremely pitiful - severe lack of weights (not even a bench) and they invested in Kinesis machines....that were out of service

Simple things that can be fixed which is why I still gave them an excellent rating

One moment to note:
We were desperately trying to find a place to watch a football match, but it wasn't showing on the hotel tv channels
So one of the staff walked us to a nearby bar so that we could watch the game......she returned at half time to advise us the hotel was now showing the game and we happily returned
Amazing attention to service

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
Thank j100lok
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

I had the opportunity to stay in this hotel last weekend and I'm glad I did. The excelence of service starts at check-in and lasts until checkout. Detailed-cared facilities, simpathy in each contact, efficiency and smile at each request. Rooms are super confortable, the Spa is incredible and really battery-charging and we only regret to spend only one night. The entourage is fantastic for a nice dinner as for a morning walk. Highly reccomended!!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We can only thank you all for a fantastic week-end. All Staff are friendly and were there to make our stay perfect.

The Hotel is located in one of the best areas in Cascais, quite and close to the city center for a 5 minuts walk around the bay, and enjoy the local vibe. The rooms are absolutly up standard and very fashionable with all latest comodities. In the following morning we were over welmed with the Breakfast variety Buffet, they also have a gluten free corner and plenty of hot options.

In short it is great and keeps getting better.

Our special thanks to the Hotel Manager, who did our welcoming, he is such a lovely person and a fantastic human being.

Everyone at the Grande is doing a great job.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank OscarCorreia
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Wow what an experience. This was a very special celebration occassion for me.
The Grande Real Villa Italia do know how to do things correctly. It is all about first impressions.
Valet parking, front of house, dining room staff and also maid's attention to detail was second to none. Nothing was to much trouble.The staff really made us feel like VIPs without being intrusive. Rooms very spacious and luxurious we had a great seaview room.
Let's take breakfast buffet style with a wide choice to choose from hot or cold, what ever takes your fancy nothing is to much trouble - must say the eggs benidict was superb.
With only a 10 minute walk into the centre of Cascais, I would say the location could not have been better.
Having had the opportunity to have travelled and stayed in many hotels throughout the world, I could honestly say we will break our rule and return soon without doubt.

Room Tip: Pay for a seaview room, the view is worth it.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank TanquerayGin
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

We spend one week on August in this extraordinary hotel, with a magnificient arhitecture, very well preserved.
The quality of the services is so high that you real feal treated like royalty, remember this is the former residence of a king!
Our room had a superb view over the pool and over the ocean by the other side.
The food at the restaurants was very testy and no so expensive as we expected in a 5 star hotel, compering to the others restaurants next to the hotel.
For sure next time in Portugal we'll stay at this place, which all that it means: beauty of the building, quality of the services, frendliness of the staff and blessed weather, made our holiday unforgetable.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank FrostKitty
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

The hospitality during our stay at the Grande Real Villia Italia, Cascais was outstanding.
We communicated over the phone and via email prior to my arrival over concerns relating to maintenance work to the Thalassotheraphy that was due to be carried our during my stay.
The approach from the SPA Manager Cristovao was both professional and reassuring by offering alternatives by making me feel valued if I choose to stay at your hotel. This gave me the confidence to choose your hotel, as I knew I would not be disappointed.
Upon our arrival the kind reception team greeted us and the lady apologised for the wait to check-in as a large group were in the process of checking out, this was a good start. As the room was not ready we were offered to use to facilities in the spa, this gave us the opportunity to experience the Thalassotheraphy before it closed for maintenance.
When we returned we were once again surprised to receive a complimentary upgrade to a beautiful room with outstanding views, just when I though things could not get any better we opened the door to room service who brought in a cake, chocolates and sparkling wine – a fantastic touch to a amazing stay.
It was good to meet the Manager personally and as we cannot thank the team enough for making this a pleasurable stay and a great memory.
We look forward to visiting this fantastic hotel again soon.

Room Tip: Get the royal treatement at this hotel!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Daljit H
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We visited the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel when we were in Portugal for a friend's wedding. We had such an amazing stay. The hotel is like something out of an old movie with Carey Grant; classic style and very beautiful. The rooms are spacious and very luxurious. We had a wonderful view of the ocean. The staff was also spectacular. From the front desk staff, to the spa staff, to the banquet servers everyone was friendly and very professional. We met the spa manager, Christopher, at check-in and he welcomed us to the hotel. Our room wasn't ready (we were early) so he showed us around the hotel and chatted about how much he loves the property. We ended up taking a soak in their amazing baths because of his recommendation.

When I go back to Portugal I will make sure to spend more time at the Villa Italia. It is 100% worth the journey and the price. Thank you!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank lesacavin
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Address: Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100, Cascais 2750-641, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cascais
#3 Family Hotel in Cascais
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
#3 Business Hotel in Cascais
#3 Spa Hotel in Cascais
Price Range: £96 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grande Real Villa Italia is a result of the adaptation of the old houses where King Umberto II of Italy lived while exiled in Portugal from the 1950's to the 1980's.Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cascais, Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa represents excellence in design, sophistication and comfort.With the Atlantic Ocean as the predominant scenery, you can look towards the north and see the beautiful hills and castles of Sintra, while Lisbon is only a few minutes away. ... more   less 
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