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Farol Hotel

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Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia 7, Cascais 2750-800 Portugal
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#11 of 43 hotels in Cascais
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Set on the absolute waterfront of Cascais’s dramatic Atlantic coastline, Farol Hotel reflects the unique charm of the township. Delightful old-world houses and cobbled streets frame a graceful bay on Portugal’s spectacular Estoril Coast to tell the story of a bygone era. The capital, Lisbon and the international airport are an easy 35-minute drive along excellent roads. A local train also runs between the city and Cascais. Lisbon is served by full service and budget airlines from all the major European hubs, which include Frankfurt, Paris, London and Zurich plus Stockholm, and Moscow. Arrive fuss-free and in style at Lisbon International Airport with a pre-arranged Farol Hotel limousine to meet you and transfer the short scenic trip to Cascais. As a proud member of prestigious Design Hotels, Farol Hotel is a wonderfully eclectic composition of adventurous architecture that embraces a remodeled 19th century private mansion that was once owned by the Count of Cabral, together with unique contemporary additions. The result is an inspire union of the old and the new. The Farol Hotel has a non-smoking policy in all its areas.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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richardregatta wrote a review 16 Oct
london120 contributions120 helpful votes
Great hotel overall with amazing location and wonderful quirky modern decor. They seem to have staffing problems as we were not offered a welcome drink or shown the facilities. Our room 307 was huge with 3 windows overlooking the sea. However the tiny bathroom was a Black hole! Badly designed and certainly needs improving. Cannot see the point of having complex body shower equipment if the water is low pressure. The bedroom did not have a mirror.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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AFJAG wrote a review 2 Oct
Portsmouth, New Hampshire122 contributions112 helpful votes
Our second visit to Cascais and our first to the Farol ... we absolutely love both. The Farol's oceanside location simply can't be matched by any other hotel in the town. The setting is spectacular ... the views are unbeatable. Easy walking distance to everything downtown--parks, museums, restaurants, and beaches. Staff was friendly, helpful, and always willing to go the extra mile. Decor is chic, contemporary, fun, and whimsical--loved the artwork inside and outside. Our contemporary, very comfortable room came with oceanview terrace and gardens. Oceanside pool was fantastic with lots of terraced and poolside lounging areas. Parking was plentiful. Contrary to some other reviews, we consider the Farol a good value and worthy of its five-star rating. OK, charging for the coffee pods in the rooms is cheesy, but not a deal-breaker in our book. From our own homeowning experiences, we know how hard the ocean is on facilities and things, so we can live with a little rust on the loungers and gutters. The Farol is still the hands down BEST place to stay in Cascais.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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asanden wrote a review Sep 2021
Orange County, California8 contributions
Agree with the recent reviews below. We had just stayed at a true 5 star hotel in Porto that was fabulous. The Farol hotel does not live up to the 5 star classification. The location and views are amazing, probably the best in Cascais but the hotel is run down. There is rust on the rooftops, around the entrance to the reception and around the pool. The sheets were so scratchy that it made for an uncomfortable night sleep. And yes, they charge you for coffee and tea in rooms. If the price were more reasonable I would stay again just because of the location but it was not worth the over 450 euros I was paying.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Luda D wrote a review Sep 2021
Lisbon, Portugal20 contributions11 helpful votes
First, the hotel made "an upgrade" and showed us the room with "sea view" that had a thin line of blue and an iron fence outside the window, right above the restaurant with the air conditioners and all the noise that the open roof restaurant was creating. After we disagreed to stay in that room, they were managing for an hour the other solution and gave a room downstairs. When the night began, the noise outside from the air conditioner that apparently was not functioning well was unbelievable. It was not ours, as in the room it didnt work. When I was called to the reception and asked to solve it, they answered rudely that nothing can be done. So I havent slept for the whole night, noise was starting and stopping, starting again. The door to the garden opens the ways that you can easily hurt your fingers, against all possible rules of secure usage, so I hurt my finger. Overall, the prices in the restaurants etc are high, the service is average, the food is good, but the problem with the lack of adequate understanding and solving problems spoilt the experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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AlwaysOnTheGo53 wrote a review Sep 2021
San Francisco, California170 contributions53 helpful votes
While you expect to pay more when you go to Cascais, this was labeled with luxury prices, but didn't really deliver. The room was fine, and the views were very cool, but we had booked a room with a balcony and didn't get one. And the details were not cared for. The pool area, while again, having a nice view, didn't really deliver on the niceities you expect. And the breakfast was very disappointing. Additionally, when booking the hotel, the rate made it seem that there was a gym in house, and there isn't (only one that is nearby and requires 25 Euro a day to use). I would probably recommend a different hotel to others.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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USD 154 - USD 518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictCascais
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farol Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Farol Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Marechal Carmona Park (0.3 km), Museu Condes de Castro (0.2 km), and Casa de Santa Maria (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Farol Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Farol Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Farol Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Farol Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Farol Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valerio, Tasca Da Linha, and Taberna da Praca - Pestana Cidadela Cascais.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Farol Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Farol Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Farol Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Farol Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cascais.
Are any cleaning services offered at Farol Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Farol Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.