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Hotel Albatroz

Cascais, Estremadura, Portugal


The Main Hotel holds court on a rocky headland between 2 beaches, while the Italian Palace is a 1-minute stroll across the road, facing the sandy Praia de Conceição beach. Villa Cascais is quite separate, at a 5-minute walk away.

At the Main Hotel, the central building was constructed in 1873 as the summer house of the Dukes of Loulé. It has a regal air: you climb up a marble staircase, with a crystal chandelier hanging above. Bedrooms are nicely old-fashioned with crisp fabrics, antique furniture and watery views. More contemporary on-site buildings offer big light-filled bedrooms with delicious fabrics, white-washed wooden floors and big mirrors in colourful bathrooms. Many have spacious balconies overlooking the sea.

Across the road, the neo-Romantic Palace was built for Don Antonio of Lancastre in 20th-century Italianate style. The hallmark is English country-house elegance: antique mahogany furniture, trim carpets, thick fabrics, good art on the walls. You get Japanese screens, creamy marble bathrooms and those on the first floor have doors onto a Moorish-style balcony.

Rooms are divided into 4 categories. It's largely a question of size, but also of sea views (most Collection Rooms face the town) and of balconies (most Deluxe Sea Views and Suite Sea Views have them). You can specify your preferred room type, but not your preferred building.


There's also a separate villa hotel 5 minutes' walk away on Cascais Bay, where the 11 rooms have a simpler ambiance. It's more like an inn (estalagem) than a hotel, but you still get all the services of Hotel Albatroz - use of the pools, twice-daily room service, the same embossed bedlinen etc.

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Features include:

  • Phone
  • WiFi Internet
  • Safe box
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Baby Cots
  • Extra Beds
  • Bathrobes
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Beach bag and beach towels
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 a short 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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a complimentary in-room decanter of port (not offered in Villa Albatroz)