What We Love
- Close enough to Lisbon to combine the sea air and superb sporting facilities with the bright lights of the capital
- The gorgeous spa, which is flooded with natural light and offers treatments using the excellent Voya seaweed products
- Good for geeks: proper desks with USB sockets, fast Internet connection, iPod docks and more
- Open-plan bathrooms allow you to soak in Aromatherapy Associate bubbles while taking in the sea view
- Food, often heavy in Portugal, is here served with a light touch
What To Know
- This hotel is big and feels it, with 142 rooms and 16 suites
- The spa operates a strict no children under 16 policy
- Those in search of a cozy armchair and a book might feel somewhat overwhelmed by the two large flat-screen TVs in the rooms
- The hotel is within the Quinta da Marinha Original Estate and is consequently very self-contained; going out for a coffee or to see the local shops involves a drive
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Oitavos in Cascais (Cascais Coast), you’ll be minutes from Oitavos Fort and close to Guincho Beach. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Boca do Inferno and Paula Rego Historical House.
Make yourself at home in one of the 142 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as outdoor tennis courts and a health club. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We had high hopes for this hotel. Situated in a beautiful location, within easy reach of Cascais, the Oitavos has the potential to be so much more than it is.
The design is modern yet the interior is vacuous. The swimming pool and bar area looks like a well maintained public lido. The views over the golf course and out to sea are lovely but these don’t make up for the poor aesthetic.
The rooms are very large. This is the only positive. The bed is uncomfortable and the pillows are overly soft. In addition, basic amenities are not included. Once you’ve had your two coffee capsules (for your entire stay) you have to pay 2 euros for each additional capsule you desire. As the hotel claims to be 5*s you would at least expect to have free coffee and tea for the duration of your stay.
Service is weak. Only a few staff are observant and helpful. At busy times, service is virtually non-existent. This was most notable at breakfast and lunch. We always ate out for dinner.
We arrived on a Monday and were given vouchers for a welcome drink that could only be enjoyed Tuesday - Sunday at the hotel’s “other” restaurant (golf course club house). We were not informed that this welcome drink could only be acquired between the hours of 12 and 2pm! As a result, we didn’t get one!
Overall, we were so disappointed that we left a day early despite having paid for the room! Overall, overpriced and overrated.
We stayed a few nights to relax and enjoy, but were disappointed. The hotel itself resembled a 70’s style conference only center, extremely wide corridors (three lanes for golf carts), rooms with blue concrete on the balcony. Restaurant so-so at best - we asked for Chef’s Table, but were declined for unspecified reasons. The highly acclaimed Japanese restaurant was OK, but the tasting menu comprised 4 small courses. Probably an excellent location if you spend your days on the golf course, but for other purposes, including fine dining, you are better off elsewhere.
Very nice hotel overall: big rooms, wonderful breakfast, great food, nice terrace with heated pool and view on the dunes and the ocean (ocean is 1 km away, but you can still see it from the hotel and from the rooms). The rooms are a little bit 'strange' in some ways, but very big and connecting rooms are available for families (we stayed with 5 in connecting rooms). Heated pool !! is nice when the weather is good but chilly. Also nice spa facilities available (25 euro per day per room to be paid to have spa access or included if you book a treatment) - in this way the spa was never crowded, and a great place to relax. Wonderful breakfast - just amazing, one of the best we had with lots of fresh cut fruit, eggs, crepes and waffles can be ordered, Nespresso coffee machine, etc. very high quality breakfast. Also the food at the restaurants for lunch (clubhouse) or dinner were very good and not extremely expensive for a 5 star hotel. There is also a sushi bar present. Drinks at the pool were rather expensive and not of very high quality (pineapple smoothie rather dull and small for 12 euro was overpriced). Overall a great experience, we would come back!