Hotel Albatroz

Cascais, Estremadura, Portugal

Activities

  • The sandy beach is 50m from the front door of the main hotel. There are loungers and parasols if you want to decamp for a day.
  • All sorts of watersports can be arranged. The west coast is famous for its surfers - you’ll find surf schools if you want to learn. You can also windsurf, sail and ski.
  • Cookery lessons and wine-tasting sessions are available to groups of 6+.
  • Cascais has a park housing a mansion-full of 19th-century paintings and furniture, a military cidadela due to open as a cultural centre, exhibitions of boats and of tiles, a contemporary art collection, an active fishing port, a handsome largo (square) - and no shortage of boutiques and nightlife.
  • Cabo da Raco, the most westerly point of mainland Europe, is 5km west. A great cycle path follows the coast and bikes are available free of charge from the Town Hall (just bring some ID).
  • Head north along the coast and find beach after beach - and lots of surfers. The hotel at Praia Grande has a fantastic pool above the sea; non-residents can pay a small fee to use it.
  • Visit spectacular Sintra for the Pena Palace, a fantasy castle built around a 15th-century convent. It somehow manages to balance on top of the hill in its multi-coloured glory.
  • The Sintra Mountains are wild and wonderful, with fabulous walking or riding in exceptional landscapes; watch out for wild boar.
  • Trains into Lisbon take 30 minutes. The station is on your doorstep.

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Food and wine
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Museums/galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Shopping/markets
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine Tasting
Save to favouritesPrintMailHotel AlbatrozCascais is a fishing village, once patronised by Portuguese royalty and exiled European kings, now firmly established as Lisbonís summer playground. Grand buildings rise along the beachfront, none more appealing than Hotel Albatroz. Step inside to a lost world of 1950s Riviera chic. Porters swoop upon your luggage; an ocean of marble leads to a wall of glass, beyond which a cliff-top pool glistens in enclosed gardens. The buildings wrap around an inner court: waves lap below, palms soar above, a terraced bar juts out to sea, restaurant windows give huge views down the Estoril coast. [r:PO011:Rooms] are no less alluring. Some overlook the pool, some the sea, some the beach, some all three. Take your pick from old-fashioned splendour, airy contemporary interiors, or the clipped English elegance of the next-door palace. You're in the middle of mazy streets with smart shops waiting to lighten your wallet. Glitzy Estoril is an hour's promenade away; sublime Sintra with its Pena Palace lies in the hills behind; along the coast is Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost point.

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