Dolce CampoReal Lisbon
What We Love
- The challenging Donald Steel–designed par 72 golf course
- Creative Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and an impressive Portuguese wine list
- Top-notch Decléor treatments at the spa
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- Secluded but not isolated, the property is a 45-minute drive from Lisbon
- Attracts lots of families in the summer months
- The unsupervised heated indoor pool is meant for exercise; swimming caps are mandatory
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Surrounded by meandering hills dotted with squat windmills and whitewashed villages, Dolce CampoReal is a handsome golf and spa retreat a 45-minute drive north of Lisbon. The mustard- and tangerine-hued façade contrasts with the verdant grounds and the vineyards and olive groves beyond. Inside, it’s classically styled with dark wood furnishings and iron-framed fireplaces. Contemporary flourishes include abstract oil paintings and wacky sculptures, and open-plan spaces allows the property to breathe.
Bed and Bath
A beige and cream color scheme accentuates the generous dimensions of the 151 guestrooms. The smallest room category (Deluxe Double) starts at 344 square feet. Ivory linens top oversize beds, and bathrooms feature sleek Roca tubs and funky double-head showers; neat rows of Gilchrist & Soames bath products line the marble-clad sinks.
Dine on traditional Portuguese cuisine at the Grande Escolha restaurant. Chef Rui Fernandes enlivens his patriotic menu with southern European flourishes. The wines, however, honor the nation, with regional labels brought to the fore. Tuck into light tapas dishes at the lively Sports Club, and start each day at the Manjapao breakfast salon; the buffet spread is gargantuan. The DiVine Spa overlooks the surrounding vineyards and has a tea room to relax in after a Decléor treatment. There’s an indoor lap pool and a heated outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi. Active types can hit the gym, tee off on the 18-hole par 72 golf course or go horseback riding at the equestrian center.
In the Area
Wine is big business in Portugal’s Oeste region. Guided tours and tastings take place at most wineries, including Quinta do Sanguinhal, where one of the wine presses dates back to 1871. For a culture fix head to Obidos to walk the medieval town walls and admire the enchanting views of dinky whitewashed cottages and a 12th-century castle. The daily market at Caldas da Rainha is at its loudest and busiest mid-morning. This is the place to shop for authentic handcrafted souvenirs. Hungry? Join the locals at family-run O Pátio do Faustino, in Torres Vedras, for fish and seafood grilled to perfection and served with carefree aplomb. Lisbon’s city center is a 45-minute drive away.
How to Get There
We were very happy with the accommodations and staff at this resort. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore Lisbon and the surrounding area. We used two of the three restaurants on location, but had no time for the spa or pools. I would gladly come back.
Pleasant property if you hire a vehicle, good for golfing and tennis. Long way from any attractions, costly and time consuming travel to historical sites, expensive tolls. No amenities on the property to purchase necessities which requires a drive into Torres Vedra about 15 to 20 mins. away. Very quiet for sleeping!
The Dolce CampoReal resort was a 5 star resort with all the amenities you would expect of one. The location was great for day trips and the accommodations more than adequate. Where they really stood out however, was in the delivery of service. Each time we requested service they managed to go above and beyond what we expected. The most surprising was when we casually mentioned the noise from construction in our building. They indicated surprise and for the rest of our vacation the work stopped and so did the noise. I would highly recommend this resort!
Our 2 bedroom unit overlooked the golf course with vineyards and mountains in the back ground. Great balcony with a pool close by. Clean unit and well maintained. Excellent staff that went out of their way to help with any request,
Great venue, nice rooms, great staff, exellent food, fantastic location. I would recoment this hotel!!Worj in the business and know how imoprtant it is to have great staffmembers and everyone had a big smile on their facesand the service was truly fantastic