Cascais is a coastal village with several seafront hotels, just half an hour from Lisbon.
A former fishing village and a favourite summer spot of the Portuguese royal family in the 19th century, Cascais has been a tourist destination since then.
For an unforgettable stay, choose one of the best hotels near the beach with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Pestana Cidadela Cascais – Pousada & Art District
Inside the Cascais Cidadela, an ancient 15th century military fortress, this Portuguese Pousada combines a historic site with a contemporary hotel. It overlooks the beautiful coast and the marina (where restaurants are to be found). In fact, both the marina and central Cascais are just steps away. With a stunning view, the rooftop swimming pool is exceptional to sun bathe.
On the top of a cliff very close to central Cascais, Hotel Albatroz is a luxury hotel with rooms overlooking the Cascais Bay, Praia da Rainha and Praia da Conceição, two beaches in the centre of Cascais. Rooms are located in the new building or in the historic wing, and most have a sea view. The hotel has a swimming pool with stunning views of the ocean, a panoramic restaurant where a buffet breakfast is served. It is exceptionally located, walking distance (5 minutes) from Cascais’ main shopping street and the railway station, where you can get the train to Lisbon (a nice 40-minute journey on the coast).
Hotel Cascais Miragem Health & Spa
Cascais Miragem is a sea-facing luxury hotel at the entrance of Cascais that has several rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests have free access to the adjacent Holmes Place Health Club and to its top-notch spa services. There is a lovely outdoor infinity pool. Praia das Moitas, one of the best beaches in Cascais, is across the road from the hotel.
Grande Real Villa Italia
Former residence of the exiled Italian kings, Villa Italia has stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean that can be enjoyed from many of its rooms and suites, from the swimming pool and from La Terraza restaurant. The Cascais Marina is within walking distance, where there are several bars and restaurants. Also very close is the beautiful Marechal Carmona Park.
Built over the rocks, the 5-star boutique Farol Hotel is so close to the sea that guests may actually feel sprays of sea water from their room balconies. Be sure to book a room with a sea view. The hotel has a salted-water swimming pool and a restaurant with an outdoor deck, which is perfect to hang out when the weather is nice. Central Cascais is just 10 minutes away.
Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel
Next to the sea, midway between Cascais and Guincho, this 5-star hotel resembles a quiet summer house. The sea views are exceptional; the sun set in the Atlantic Ocean is inspiring. The hotel has a salted-water pool, a restaurant serving Mediterranean specialties, and it offers a variety treatments at the spa. The Guincho Fortress and Cascais’ centre are a 10-minute drive, or you can take a bike and enjoy the spectacular coastal road.
Vila Galé Cascais
Just after the Cascais Marina and five minutes from the village centre, Vila Galé is a 4-star hotel featuring spacious rooms, many with a sea view. This a very good value for money option, since it combines a great location, comfort and the reward of waking up with an ocean view.
In a unique position facing the Cascais Bay in the centre of the village, the views of the historic Hotel Baía cannot be matched. The rooms at this 3-star hotel are simple yet spacious and comfortable. The views from the rooftop restaurant are truly 5-star.