The pictures and five stars in the brochure for this guest house are 10 years old! They do not represent the place as it is now, which can only be called a dump. They make it look elegant. The nice looking terrace featured in the photo is an awful shabby slab with old chairs that need new paint and peeling tables. Nothing works--the plumbing, the ventilation, the electricity, etc. The reason I chose it was because it was linked to the supposedly best hotel in Cascais, but it turns out they are just using it to make money by deceiving people with lies from their brochure and blurbs. They are trying to sell it but maybe having trouble. The breakfast is poor, packaged stuff and instant coffee masquerading as real. The room maid would not help me get my bags across the hall. The windows are broken, the shades and curtains are ripped, and at the peak hour for showers there was no hot water! The management might kiss you off with an offer for free meals as a palliative, but don't be deceived--after that they behave as if you don't exist and don't take a penny off for bad service and dilapidated quarters. Also the windows rattle and are not soundproof, so the incredibly loud vibrating rock concert just outside shook the building and prevented sleep. The rooms smell of food odors. What a colossal ripoff!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique villa in the centre of a special village. Once an aristocratic residence of the 19th century, today a small luxury guesthouse with 11 luxurious rooms located on the Bay of Cascais, in the historical centre and next to the Fisherman's Beach. VillaCascais is where you can enjoy the magic of Cascais, the small houses, narrow alleyways, cobblestone pavements, the smell of the sea and the faded lights... everything that characterizes this village. This charming guesthouse offers elegant accommodation, with a mix of modern and vintage decor. VillaCascais features fine outdoor dining providing guests with stunning views of the bay and the village. The restaurant - Reserva by Olivier - has strong Portuguese influences, based on the best quality national ingredients. An expansive drink by the glass wine list, carefully hand-picked, gives it its distinctive character. Transfers from and to the Lisbon airport can be arranged on request. The Cascais Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Albatroz Hotel Cascais