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“Weekend for Moto GP Racing” 5 of 5 stars
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Solar Dom Carlos
Rua Latino Coelho, 8, Cascais 2750, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in Cascais
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Weekend for Moto GP Racing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I couldn't believe how good this gem of a hotel turned out to be. Hotels in Cascais get mobbed for the moto GP weekend and prices rocket, but we seemed to book this one just at the right time and paid a good price.

We got a very nice reception with a lady who had fantastic English and couldn't do enough for us. The night porter was just the same. This hotel turns out to be a 400 year old manor house that would have been built for a local dignitry at the time.

The location is ideal, close to everything - beach, bars, restaurants and shopping, but just far enough away so that it was extremely peaceful.

We even got a couple of glasses of complimentary port on the second evening which was a nice touch.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

We did get ripped off by the Taxi from Lisbon to Cascais though, should have been 40 and the chap charged us 60. We didn't know any better at the time.

Room Tip: Room 11 was excellent, 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Slough
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

this small hotel was excellent. Rooms were spacious with good sized bathrooms. Room was a 5 minute walk from the town centre with bars and restaurants and a 2 minute walk to the town beach. staff were excellent, they really couldnt be more helpful. great spot if you want a top quality budget accommodation for your stay in Cascais. Breakfast was good too with eggs cooked to order each morning. Would definitely stay again if in the area.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I loved the look of this hotel on the website and having now stayed there was not dissapointed. The staff were all lovely the rooms very spacious and the little garden secluded and sheltered. We were in Rm 11 and had access to the garden. We were also next to the beautiful breakfast room and the staff were very flexible in allowing us to help ourselves to the vending machine and the all important fresh milk for our tea. Cascias I would also like to add is a very picturesque town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cascais
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

If you're looking for a b&b to stay for a day or two this will do the trick.
The reason why we do disappointing with this place is because it has everything to be a small charm luxury hotel and, instead, is almost a hostel.
The building and the location are of historical interest and magnificent. The refurbishing lacked quality and details have been clearly disregarded. The people are nice, in a familiar way - it seems to be or to have been a family business - but a little unprofessional.
The place is not bad it just disappoints you because of how outstanding it could be with a proper team and investment.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Flagstaff
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Our stays in Sintra and now Cascais have proven that the U.S. expectation of "small European rooms" must exist be elsewhere.

Our room, 3, is on the ground floor, and it has enough room for 3 grown adults as well as room for yoga, for 6. The room reminds me of an auntie's spare bedroom she never uses. Sure it needs attention, perhaps a brush-up, but really it's very clean and super spacious. If we were staying here for 2 months, we'd probably volunteer to paint and purchase curtains. Alas, we are tourists, and for 50 Euros a night for a large private space that includes a hot-water kettle in the bedroom, a very fine bathroom, free wifi, and breakfast (3 choices for eggs that made to request, bread, ham, cheese, other meat-like products, yogurt, fruit, water that looks like juice, teas, machine-coffee), we believe we found a great place!

There is a chapel in the building that you'll have to search for. It is just down the hall in the very European breakfast room. If we were here for two months, we would volunteer to dust, but as we are tourists...

Overall, the hotel's friendly staff, free port wine to try, and great location prompted us to post while sitting in their breakfast room. I am sure there are other places with better views and fine service, but for historical charm that only a long-lost European auntie has, this hotel is fantastic.

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor. It seems that the rooms near the breakfast room have a better view...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

A bit hard to find at first, but Cascais is a great place to wander with a backpack.
The staff was fantastic. Very nice, with plenty of information about town.
The room was very large and extremely clean; bed was large and nice, bathroom was well appointed- large shower, great water pressure, temp etc.
Breakfast was great- plenty to eat and such a beautful dining area.
On the last night there I came back to my room to find a bottle of wine left for me and a note wishing me safe travel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We stayed 4 days in the Hotel. The staff is lovely, all the time ready to help. The room was very clean.
We took our breakfast in a very historic room with lots of beautiful paintings. Inside the place we found a very old church, Both are treasures of the past inside the hotel.
We stayed in the room n. 13, and we saw all the rooms are different, is better to check first to choose the best one for you !!

Room Tip: Look first the options. All the rooms are different
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Latino Coelho, 8, Cascais 2750, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
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Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cascais
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Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Solar Dom Carlos is a former Royal Cottage.It is situated in a peaceful area, 5 minutes from the sea shore the best golf courts, and 10 minutes from the Estoril autodrome and Lisbon/Cascais motorway- it offers a very confortable accomodation! All bedrooms are equipped with private bathrom, tv set, telephone and fridge- Not only "Solar Dom Carlos" has a nice garden, but also a magnificent 400 years old chapel, where king Dom Carlos used to pray during his visit here. ... more   less 
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