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“Living in the lap of luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira 100, Cascais 2750-319, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Cascais
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“Living in the lap of luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed in a small side property of the main hotel. Had a corner room overlooking the ocean. The bathrooms are big and beautiful. I loved the turndown service with clean towels at night. Buffet breakfast in the morning was excellent.

Room Tip: Request a room in the villa away from the main property.
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  • Stayed September 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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DiogoFonsecaSilva, Gerente geral at Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at the Gran de Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our turndown service and breakfast!
I look forward to welcoming you back on you next trip to Cascais.

Kind regards,

Diogo Fonseca e Silva
General Manager
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 4 days for a company conference. Really nice spacious rooms. Beautiful, large salt water swimming pool. Very good food. Very attentive and friendly service from all staff I dealt with. The hotel is modern, attractive and is in a beautiful location. Wifi worked well at a reasonable speed. Good water pressure in shower. Comfortable bed. This is well-run hotel and is strongly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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DiogoFonsecaSilva, General Manager at Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.
We look forward to your return to the Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa.

Kind regards,

Diogo Fonseca e Silva
General Manager
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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I was in the Grande Real Villa Italia for one night last Thursday. I heard about the hotel but never thought it could be só luxurious. Good taste is everywhere. The view is fantasctic over "boca do Inferno". Unfortunatly I was in a garden view room, but next time I will book sea view. The breakfast is one of the best I ever had. Staff is efficient and smiling. Superbe! Well done guys!

Room Tip: Great room and bathroom. Sea view is even better!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Just back from a 5 day stay...what a lovely hotel. After being ripped off by a airport taxi who tried to charge us 70 euros from Lisbon, we arrived at the grande real where upon the valet renegotiated the price down to 60 euros but a word of advice it should be no more than 50.
Still back to the hotel, we were upgraded to a room in the villa and it was great with a side view of the sea ...the front of house were really helpful, and all the staff go way above expectations.
The rooms are kept ultra clean and towels and toiletries replaced regularly.
The menu for a 5 star is pretty limited ,so we eat over at the farol across the road on a couple of occasions and it was superb, with great views across the sea.
My friend and I will definitely be returning to this hotel in delightful Cascais.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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DiogoFonsecaSilva, Gerente geral at Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Angela,

Thank you very much for your positive comments.
We are working in our restaurant menu so I'm sure you will have a bigger choice in your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Diogo Fonseca e SIlva
General Manager
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

great place to stay in the Lisbon area

sea view is amazing

spa offer worth exploring & enjoying

breakfast fit for a king

terrace bar by sunset is so relaxing

if you like to your jogging in the morning, running alongside the ocean is a Great way to start the day

Room Tip: any rom with sea view is great
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

From the arrival, with valet parking, we got a very positive impression. The hotel complex is very nice and every area looks spotlessly clean.

Room: we had the pleasant surprise to be upgraded to a junior suite, with large entrance and wardrobe, double balcony, living room (separated from the bedroom by sliding doors) huge bathroom with bathtub, shower and separate toilet.

Meals: breakfast was excellent, with a good selection of food, nicely presented. During meals it is possible to sit on the terrace and enjoy the view on the pool. We also had dinner once (barbecue night) and it was very well organised, with tasty food. We tried room service, which was equally impressive: fast service and good food, served warm.

Spa: top best experience ever. They have a huge, indoor, heated, salted water pool with hydrotherapy, sauna and hammam. I totally loved it. I also had a pedicure which was excellent by any standards.

Added value: besides being a spotlessly clean environment and boasting a great spa, this hotel offers top service. The whole staff was constantly friendly, helpful and smiling which is a total first for me, even in five stars hotels.

It is difficult to find anything negative about the whole experience. I might mention the ice cold water of the outdoor pool, but it is the same in outdoors pools all over Portugal. The weather is not warm enough to have outdoors unheated pools.

  • Stayed September 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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DiogoFonsecaSilva, General Manager at Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for the glowing review you shared on Trip Advisor, regarding your stay at Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa.
We are looking forward to your return at Villa Itália Hotel.

Sincerely,

Diogo Fonseca e Silva
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We arrived late evening, (great to have the car valet parked!) and were very quickly checked in and shown to our room. This had a lovely sea view out over the pool, and was spotlessly clean and tidy. Being able to lie in bed and open the electric curtains to that view in the morning was superb! The pool area is adequate, but I think for a 5-star hotel that the loungers could have some cushions and we found that the service around the pool could be quite slow at times. However, these are small details in what is otherwise a great hotel. The breakfast is good, with a wide variety and they are also happy to take orders for omelettes etc. if you ask. The marina is about a ten minute stroll, and there are several restaurants and bars there. About 5 minutes further on is the town centre, this has something for everybody, from really good restaurants to fast food and ice cream parlours, but very Portuguese in atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DiogoFonsecaSilva, General Manager at Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wondeful feedback. We have noted your comments regarding the pool service and actions will be taken to improve.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa.

Kind regards,

Diogo Fonseca e Silva
General Manager
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Address: Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira 100, Cascais 2750-319, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Cascais
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cascais
#3 Family Hotel in Cascais
#3 Spa Hotel in Cascais
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grande Real Villa Italia is a result of the adaptation of the old houses where King Umberto II of Italy lived while exiled in Portugal from the 1950's to the 1980's.Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cascais, Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa represents excellence in design, sophistication and comfort.With the Atlantic Ocean as the predominant scenery, you can look towards the north and see the beautiful hills and castles of Sintra, while Lisbon is only a few minutes away. ... more   less 
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