This 4 star hotel has good sea view and if it was duly maintained could be a beautiful hotel. It needs a refurbishment and cleaning. The room was very big, warm and clean with a stunning sea view.
The breakfast was a completely disappointment. We have been in 2 stars Hotels with more variety and quality that his one. Some bread and supermarket cake, butter and jam, mixed eggs and sausages and some season fruit (orange, banana and apples). A dubious orange juice and red fruits juice.
Reception staff was very helpful and warm.
This hotel is situated in a fabulous location overlooking the beach. The hotel itself is very tired and dated, although some rooms have been modernised. We had a "superior" room, which was ok, but lacked basic amenities such as a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The breakfast was buffet style, but the foodstuffs were not covered, although I did ask a staff member one day, and I was pretty much ignored. On one occasion we put a cover over some food, but a staff member removed it immediately. Flies were landing everywhere - not good food safety practice. We found one member of staff to be particularly helpful- Andrea on reception. She was friendly, efficient and professional - a credit to the hotel. The interior of the windows were dirty, although I do understand it would be impossible to keep the exteriors clean due to the location. In my opinion a lot of work and money needs to be spent in order to make this hotel a 4 star award building. It's a great location for surfers and that's the best praise I can give it. The bus to Cascais for 2 is €7.70, but you can get a taxi for approx €8.00 - well worth it.
We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The building is ruined and falling to pieces. The rooms seem abandoned for years - rust on the doors and in the bathroom on the taps windows that do not open, everything is dirty and the shower full of hair etc. The WiFi didn't seem to work at all in the room and we had to go down to the bar to use internet. We only went down the last morning for breakfast which closes at 10 at 9:50 the buffet was already emptied and the waiter told us that we couldn't have anything because it was to late.. At the bar in the pool there was a lady who refused to speak any other language than Portuguese and pretended not to understand any gestures neither, so needless to say not me or any of the other foreigners at the pool could order anything.. The only good thing was the view from the hotel and the pool that is on the beach. Last but not least.. at the check-out the receptionist insisted that we haven't payed the hotel even though we showed the receipt!! It is a real pitty because it could be a hotel of value.
Talk about going back in time !!!! This place is eerie in the nicest sense possible.very basic hotel with good friendly staff room adequate to needs fridge shower clean tidy. For a 4star could of had coffee making facilities. Restaurant food expensive and in honesty nothing to write home about.views amazing bar food average.Would I go again ?????yes
I booked a stay for 3 nights and had an amazing view of the world famous Guincho beach from my spacious and modern room. It was wonderful to be so close to the sea and to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean - the beach itself is just a short stroll from the hotel. The weather was 33 degrees so I was really thankful for the brilliant air-conditioning in the room. Unfortunately the pool was closed for maintenance but the staff bent over backwards to make arrangement for me to spend a day by a nearby pool - huge thanks to Mr Muchaxo for keeping his promise. The communal areas drip with old world charm and has an amazing history of hosting celebrities. In an era of modern & soulless hotel chains, this place is an absolute gem! (I have such mixed feelings about posting this as I want to keep this place a secret but I truly think they deserve a glowing review).