Portugal presents a diverse landscape, from the Alentejo plains to the beaches, from the central district cities to the historic villages, the national monuments, the natural parks, the gastronomy, and each region’s traditions.
Over the last few years, Portugal has been a reason for international recognition through its HOTELS awarded by the essential entities worldwide.
In this article, we present to you the BEST hotels for ACCOMMODATION in LISBON & CASCAIS.
These are some of the best properties that TRAVEL LOVERS consider as some of the best choices for travelers who are interested in visiting the city center, next to the Tagus River (Lisbon), going to the beach (Cascais), inserted in the heart of the natural park (Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais), among other points of general interest.
Lisbon has a beauty that leaves no one indifferent. There are several awards that the capital of Portugal has won in recent years!
The historical monuments, the viewpoints, the seven hills of Lisbon (Castelo, São Vicente, São Roque, Santo André, Santa Catarina, Chagas, and Sant’Ana), the trams, the Tagus river, the gastronomy, and the pleasant climate for almost all the year, made this one of the best cities in the world and obtained the leading award for “Best Destination City Break in the World”!
BEST URBAN HOTEL
OLISSIPPO LAPA PALACE – THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD (5 *)
Olissipo Lapa Palace was built in the 19th century (opened in 1877). This luxury hotel is set in a subtropical garden (among several species of trees, has a lake of fish, tropical birds, and ducks), situated on the top of one of the hills overlooking the Tagus River. It has an extensive spa and indoor and outdoor pool with a pool bar. Over the years, the awards obtained have been diverse. In 2020, the prestigious Condé Nast magazine elected Olissipo Lapa Palace as the “Best Urban Hotel.”
The elegant rooms at Olissippo Lapa Palace are bright, with a spacious seating area, satellite TV, and a marble bathroom. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the Tagus River or the pool and the subtropical garden. The decoration of the palace among several artists of the time participated in the decoration, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, the great Portuguese ceramist of the 19th century.
The center of Lisbon is a short drive from Olissippo. Private parking is available free of charge on-site.
BEST PANORAMIC VIEW OF LISBON
HOTEL DO CHIADO (4 *)
Located in the Chiado area, one of the most prestigious and historic shopping areas in Lisbon, Hotel do Chiado is close to Baixa Pombalina (Rossio, Restauradores, and Avenida da Liberdade). The Hotel do Chiado is located in a historic building (former Armazéns do Chiado) designed by the architect Siza Vieira. The starting point for exploring the city of Lisbon!
The Hotel do Chiado has 38 rooms (2 suites), with most of the rooms overlooking the castle of S. Jorge, the Cathedral, downtown, the Santa Justa elevator, and the Tagus river.
Meanwhile, Rooftop, located on the 7th floor, is known for the best view of Lisbon. The ideal place to enjoy a meal, have a drink and enjoy the capital’s panoramic landscape.
Just 40 minutes from Lisbon, located between Sintra, Oeiras, and the Atlantic Ocean, in the beautiful village of Cascais. Considered as the Portuguese Riviera, it is one of the complete destinations for leisure and rest, sports, or walks along the Atlantic.
Cascais was a pioneer in the use of the county’s beaches for the practice of sea bathing. With the reconstruction of the roads in the 19th century (and, in 1889 with the railway line), there was an enormous development of the municipality, which was established as a reference tourist resort – the Riviera of Portugal.
Today, Cascais continues to be an essential reference in tourism. It was the Best Sustainable Destination in the World in 2014 and the Best Municipality in the Tourism Area 2019.
The Citadel, the museum district, the beautiful beaches, the Marina, the Boca do Inferno, the houses of the late 19th century (when the village was a seaside resort frequented by King D. Carlos and his family), in the sport, windsurfing, kitesurfing or surfing in Guincho, or a walk along the Estrada do Guincho cycle path, there are many options. All these destinations, associated with the beautiful fresh sea fish and the wine of Carcavelos, make this a fantastic and unforgettable village!
BEST HISTORICAL HOTEL
PALÁCIO ESTORIL GOLF & SPA HOTEL (5 *)
Fausto Figueiredo was the main driver of tourism in the Estoril region (Cascais) in the 1920s and acquired the land of the current hotel. A few years later, the area became known as the “Portuguese Riviera.”
The Hotel Palácio do Estoril (opened in 1930) is one of the most emblematic and glamorous hotels in Portugal, located on the Lisbon Coast, near Cascais’ village.
“Grand and Cozy” is the brand image of this family hotel, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2020. Member of the prestigious brand “Small Luxury Hotels of the World,” he was distinguished in 2019 by the magazine “Condé Nast Traveler” in the category of “Best Targeted Healing Spa” ( Banyan Tree Spa ) and one of the “Five best Spas in the World” ( 2019) by the same magazine.
In its history, it had the visit and refuge of numerous European royalty (during World War II) among diverse and illustrious figures of state during their visits to Portugal. His guests were German and British spies, well-known actors of world cinema, and part of the James Bond film recordings- “007 – At the Service of His Majesty” were made here.
The Hotel provides a welcoming atmosphere, with 156 spacious rooms, including 32 suites. It has imposing common areas, luxurious gardens, a vast outdoor pool, and four dining options.
BEST BEACH HOTEL
HOTEL ALBATROZ CASCAIS (5 *)
The Hotel Albatroz Cascais is located right on Conceição beach, in the center of Cascais, in a historic building from the 19th century, which started as Duque de Loulé Palace, later Estalagem Albatroz and, only in 1983, would be converted into Hotel Albatroz after works extension and remodeling (main building, plus two adjacent buildings).
The 5-star Hotel Albatroz Cascais offers superb views of the sea, has 51 rooms (45 rooms and six suites) spread over the diverse and historic buildings. In addition to its central location overlooking the bay of Cascais and the sea coast to Lisbon, it has an outdoor pool and a restaurant/bar with a terrace that allows you to provide unforgettable moments.
BEST HOTEL BETWEEN SERRA AND MAR
THE OITAVOS HOTEL (5 *)
The Oitavos Hotel is located 5km from Cascais, inserted in the Natural Park of Serra Sintra-Cascais is one of the most prestigious and emblematic luxury hotels in Cascais. It combines 5-star hospitality and modern design with the surrounding environment.
There are several services available: restaurants, indoor swimming pool with Turkish bath, sauna and jacuzzi, outdoor heated saltwater swimming pool, Spa (eight rooms for body treatments, facials, massages), gym, bicycles, conference center, helipad, equestrian center, Racket Club (tennis, paddle tennis, squash), bar, restaurants.
According to GOLF Magazine, eighth Dunes is an 18-hole golf course, considered one of the 100 best golf courses in the world.
Do Golfe Oitavos Dunes, the Clubhouse has the restaurant “Verdasco,” offering a panoramic view of the sea and the golf course.
It has 142 large rooms (none with less than 40m2), with varied views in full harmony with the natural park’s nature, the dunes, the outdoor pool, the golf course, and the Atlantic.
The rooms (lofts) have a spacious living room, rooms with a king-size bed, large bathroom, HD satellite TV, Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, minibar, air conditioning, and coffee machine others.