My wife and I came across The Charm of Cascais via Tripadvisor, and the reviews indicated it was just what we were looking for.
We arrived in Cascais by the delightful 35 minute train ride from Lisbon and were immediately entranced with the resort, its beaches and things to do. On arrival at The Charm of Cascais we were met by the owners Ruy and Susana, who showed us into a beautiful first floor room with an enormous bathroom featuring a bath, bidet and two wash basins. And this was only their standard double room! The beds were extremely large and comfortable - I'm 6ft 4ins tall and really appreciated the extra size. Everything was brand new and top quality, from the linens, towels and toiletries, to the silent and efficient air conditioning, satellite flatscreen TV and free wifi throughout the building.
The garden and pool area was a relaxing sun trap with comfortable loungers, and the pool itself was always clean with water at the right temperature. The weather was beautiful during our stay, and after a day in Cascais, Estoril or the nearby magical town of Sintra a dip in the pool was just what was needed, followed by tea and delicious home made cakes. In fact, all the food served was delicious, from the excellent and healthy breakfast (with home made yogurt, bread and preserves) to dinner each evening.
The house itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable without being precious in any way, and you don't need any encouragement from Ruy and Susana to feel completely at home. They really are the perfect hosts with no request too much trouble for them, and their care and consideration shows in all the details. A highlight of our stay was a morning trip along the coast in their 30 foot sailing boat 'Hippy Chic', moored at the nearby Cascais Marina, only a 15 minute walk away.
The Charm of Cascais is wholeheartedly recommended, and we're looking forward to going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Charm of Cascais is a unique property located on a peaceful and residential area at a walking distance from the town center and the sea , the Marina and the Guincho Road fish restaurants. It is an impressive beautiful and well balanced house surrounded by a nice Mediterranean garden with some fruit trees and a bio cooking herb agriculture production used for the home cooking at our restaurant .A 10x5 swimming pool will make your days fresher . Free use of hotel special towels at the pool. Enjoy our Sun lying on our sun lounge beds .Only 8 en-suite Rooms with all the comfort, large private bathrooms , bathrobes , safe deposit boxes, deluxe amenities, LCD TV , direct phone (at a cheap price to keep you in touch) , WIFI free internet, air conditioning/heating, Hair Dryer etc .The lounge will be the meeting point , Pool table , bar sofas e maples , LED TV Tea room - every day at 5pm your tradicional Tea and Scones Vinoteca - Oporto Wine tasting AreaGarden Restaurant – Light meals at lunch time by the pool and garden Breakfast room Restaurant with fine wines ... more less
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