We stayed our last 3 nights in Portugal at Hotel Arribas. We were initially going to stay in the town of Sintra but I'm glad we chose a more tranquil place with Sintra a short drive away for a day trip. All rooms have ocean views and we enjoyed listening to the surf day and night. Air conditioning didn't work in the room (we reported it but it didn't get fixed) however it wasn't a big deal as it cooled down at night and we slept with the door open (although surf was VERY loud!) Staff is very accommodating and helpful with driving directions and restaurant suggestions. Largest sea water pool in europe (100 m) and nobody was in it as it is late in the season. The beach is rather dirty along the wall / street side (lots of garbage a cigarrette butts) which is a shame, but the sand is very nice if you park yourself closer to the water's edge. Undertow can be very strong when tide is going out, so a bit dangerous for young kids. Would recommend this in off season but it might be very crowded in the summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where the land meets the ocean, Hotel Arribas, the most western in Europe is located in Praia Grande, only 10 minutes from the historic center of Sintra, 30 minutes from the Lisbon airport, 20 minutes from Costa do Estoril and Cascais and 20 minutes from Mafra.Fall asleep with the sound of rolling waves in one of our 59 rooms all overlooking the ocean and the beach and enjoy in one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in Europe with 100 mts large, between June to September.A perfect place for entertainment and relaxing moments but also for organize events or business meetings.The hotel has a Terrace restaurant with a la carte menu and buffet and also private rooms for meals.For meetings or congresses there is a fully equipped room able to accommodate 280 persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arribas Hotel Sintra