I looked at several hotels in the Estoril area for one that suited our needs and price bracket. Having read a lot of varying reviews on this hotel I decided it was worth a chance. In the end it was not so much taking a chance as falling on our feet. From the moment we checked in, welcomed by smiling reception staff that were very friendly and helpful. I had previously emailed a request for a room at the rear as I had read they were quieter than the rooms in the front and was given a perfect room up on the 4th floor, well away from any noise. During our time at the hotel the staff were all very efficient and nothing was too much trouble. The bar is looked after by staff that never stop smiling and serving. The breakfast was perfectly acceptable with eggs, bacon etc, and lots of fruit and bread with jams, coffee from a machine was fine. Altogether a very nice stay and would not think twice about going back if we need to revisit Estoril or Cascais.
The hotel was as expected,quite a small room ,suitable for two people .The bathroom was nice ,a change of towels each day,the hotel was in a very peaceful area.The breakfast was fine,if you stayed here more than a week it became very boring.Staff very friendly, but the staff downstairs in the non-alcohol bar need to get a personality. Pool area not up to much,need to change the loungers,because of the trees, lots of shade,and to end this review,if you are not fit or not in the first flush of youth do not attempt the hill climb from the Casino to the hotel, get a taxi,i am 74, walked it twice a day,but I am on the tight side
We are regular customers in this hotel. Although the decor and comfort are not the best ( eg: mattresses are too hard ) the location is perfect to explore Estoril / Cascais and Lisbon. Close to transport and tour buses. The beach and good restaurants are also a 10 minute walk away. Not the best value for money but the staff makes up for it.
Reasonably priced hotel. Opposite Casino in which the evening buffet at 15 euros was very good value and excellent Portuguese food. The hotel's breakfast is adequate although the same every day. The hotel is an easy walk from the beach, and from the train station. A pleasant walk can be had into nearby Cascais. The room was very spacious for a European hotel. of 3 stars.
This hotel reminded me of Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France. It is quiet, refined, near enough but far enough. We used it as home base and walked to Cascais to shops and more food options. There is nice food near the hotel too but it is not a "downtown" experience. Breakfast was delicious with a wide variety of food options. Highly recommend if you're not looking for hustle and bustle.
In general hotel makes a good impression, nevertheless some improvements could be made. This relates not to a bit dated furniture, but rather to some services available. For instance, since hotel is apart-hotel with self catering facilities, it would be good to have washing liquid and cloth for dishes in the kitchen since cleaners do not touch dishes when they clean rooms.
Water in outdoor is freezing even in the late afternoon on a sunny day, so our child refused to get in, but indoor pool is open only 3hrs in late morning and 3 hrs in the evening at inconvenient (lunch and dinner) times! We questioned this policy and received response basically stating that hotel performs "crowd control", so that not too many people use facility at the same time... we and another couple with a child used facility through the week.
Since hotel claims that they have spar and indoor pool these facilities need to be looked after if not updated/upgraded, currently the impression one will get that indoor facilities are dated and worn down.
Breakfast - in general OK for 6 euros, but no doubt some improvements on the fruit salad front could be made. independent Café downstairs has been mentioned in one of the reviews - well it is fine, but way more expensive than it was claimed unless you have cup of coffee and croissant for breakfast. and yes, you need to know Portuguese to understand the menu your order from (not translation into any other European language is available).
The popular seaside resort of Estoril was the haunt of exiled European aristocracy in the 19th century, and a wartime refuge from 1939-45. Grand mansions and villas are set in the verdant hills backing the town, and a gothic-style castle overlooks the main beach. Estoril Casino is Europe’s largest and stages top shows. Cascais is just three kilometres and Lisbon 26 kilometres away, and several championship golf courses are nearby.
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