The good thing about Portugal is that you can have luxury experiences without having to pay extortionate amounts of money for them. If you’re traveling to Lisbon but still enjoy the perks of a beach holiday, perhaps you should consider staying in glamorous Cascais instead. This lovely town is only a 30-minute drive or 50-minute train ride from central Lisbon, and with as little as $80/£64 you could stay at a fabulous 5-star hotel by the beach. Here are my top 5 picks of luxury 5-star hotels in Cascais.
As a 5-star hotel, we wouldn’t expect less than an extremely attentive staff, beautiful rooms, comfortable beds and food so delicious you will always want to return for more. But this is not all you get at this hotel. At the Albatroz Hotel, you get to taste the breakfast while enjoying the stupendous panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Suite with Sea View
Garden and Sea View
1 of the 51 rooms in Hotel Albatroz
Each of the 51 rooms has a different decoration. Also, it’s a pet-friendly hotel. And as if it could get any better, this hotel’s location is the best if you don’t want to rely on public transport. Here you’ll be in the center of the town, next to the beach and all the lovely restaurants and bakeries in Cascais. Plus, you’ll be close to Lisbon which means you can have the best of both worlds.
Prices starting at: $167 | £134 per night Address: Rua Frederico Arouca 100, 2750 353 Cascais, Portugal
This is not just a hotel but a resort, well, it says it in the name. The Sheraton Cascais Resort is an award winning luxury 5-star hotel with plenty of amenities for all types of tourists. It’s perfect for families who want to be in a nice location without having to worry about the kids: there’s a kids club (seasonal) and, they can also splash in the swimming pool or run around in the massive garden.
The hotel from above
The swimming pool
It’s nice for couples who want to be in a tranquil place surrounded by luxurious gardens while lounging on the pool sunbeds. Couples who want to be active and perhaps surf on the beach very close to the hotel or even for those who just want to enjoy the amazing spa while still being able to get to the main city in 10 min. And it’s perfect for business trips, with it’s amazing golf course, you can have a few swings in between meetings. Oh, and did I mention the food?
Prices starting at: $101 | £81 per night
Address: near 505A, R. das Palmeiras 5, 2750 Cascais
I have driven by this hotel many times but I would have never guess what I was going to find inside. Hidden behind a modern exterior, this is one of the most beautiful hotel lobbies I have ever set foot on. Marble was the material of choice when this hotel was designed and it really takes you back in time once you get in.
Inside you can find designer shops, a hairdresser, a gym, a spa, restaurants, including a sushi restaurant. This hotel, located in Monte Estoril, is only a short walking distance from Cascais and it’s 30 minutes away from the Lisbon airport by car. Enjoy the breakfast in the hotel restaurant or bar while appreciating the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, you can see the sea in almost every corner of the hotel and the beach is a small walk away.
A luxurious retreat in the Portuguese Riviera, with each room decorated by different famous Portuguese designers. Then there are the luscious garden terrace, the amazing cuisine, the wonderful fisherman Cascais village to explore and so much more.
Sea Room View
Enjoy the view
An amazing brunch
For those who love sushi this also a reason to visit and stay in this hotel. The mouth-watering delicacies and delicious nouvelle cuisine, are mind blowing. If you’re traveling with a pet, you can bring him, this hotel is pet-friendly.
Prices starting at: $100 | £81 per night
Address: Av. Rei Humberto II de Italia 7, 2750-800 Cascais
The Grande Real Villa Italia hotel was built in the grounds of the residence of Italy’s last king, Kind Umberto II, who lived here while in exile. You can see why royalty would choose this area as their place to stay, the beautiful rugged coast, the views of Sintra and it’s fairy-tale palaces, the beach, the town of Cascais at a short distance.
Have your own private swimming pool in your room
The amazing Royal Suite
A master suite with a sea view
Take care of you body and soul.
Relax with a wonderful massage
Some of the desserts you can try
There are so many reasons why you should visit. This hotel is focused on wellness and health, with special spa programs at the Real Spa Marine. Heated treatment pool, Thalassotherapy, Vichy showers, Chronotherapy and many other body treatments. The restaurants also offer customized and diet and health programs. This is the place to stay if you want to take care of your body and soul.
Prices starting at: $134 | £107
Address:Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100, Cascais 2750-319, Portugal