We came back last week after a fantastic 10 days holiday in Portugal. We decided to go to this hotel on a last minute deal, and we were extremely pleased with our choice.
The hotel is not near the beach, and it is about 5 min drive from Cascais, however we had no problem with that, as the value for money makes this hotel a great choice. We went there convinced we needed a car, after reading all the reviews, and in the end we realised that a car was actually not necessary. A taxi to Cascais was around 6 Eur, plus the hotel has a free shuttle to Cascais. We had no problem in booking the shuttle. The hotel also has a shuttle to Sintra, about 20 min drive. The restaurant is very good, and considering we had a look in the nearby restaurant of Quinta da Marina resort hotel, we can tell you that the restaurantl in the Vivamarinha is abolutely great value for money. The food is very nice and they have a nice selection of wines. Lovely breakfast as well, plenty of fruit, cheese, fresh fruit juices, pastries, mozzarela and tomatoes ( nice !) plus eggs, bacon, sausages etc.
The resort has a great spa as well, included in the price of the room, which is not often seen in other hotels. Steam room, sauna and a hidro spa were very pleasant after a day of visiting.
The shuttle from the hotel leaves you right in front of the train station in Cascais, very close to the center as well. From the station, it is very convenient to take the train into Lisbon, only 1,80 eur!!
Plenty to do in this area, totaly unexpected!
Cascais is such a lovely town, with many restaurants, museums ( free) and a nice marina. We tried all the restaurants in the center, we cannot decide which one is best, so just try them all. Probaly O Poeta and The Duke would be our favourites. Make sure you try the sea food skewers at The Duke!
Sintra: what a gem! We went there 2 days out of the ten we spent in Portugal, with the free shuttle from the hotel, and I have to say I fell in love with this place. Make sure you visit the gardens in the Quinta da Regalaira, probably the best place in Sintra. A tip: take a flashlight when visiting this place, you will understand why, cannot tell you as discovering this is part of the experience, and I don't want to ruin it for you. And of course you have to visit Palace da Pena. Just fantastic! We plan to go back and maybe spend 4 days in a hotel in Sintra.
Last but not least, the people working in this hotel are so nice, they make you feel at home, thank you everyone.
Great hotel, I cannot recommend it enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheraton Cascais Resort boasts an enviable location on Portugal's sweeping Atlantic coast, just 30 minutes from Lisbon and 2 kilometres from Guincho Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vivamarinha Hotel Cascais