Hotel da Vila Cascais is a modern hotel with 40 bedrooms.
18 basement parking spaces.
Directions: 1 Block up Westwards from the Tourist Office.
I liked the Da Vila.
It was built in 2004, and still feels very new. It is (I think) deliberately minimalistic, with wooden floors, cool photos of Buddha, twiddly tree branches in vases....a cool, clean feel.
My room was on the top (third) floor, with a whizzy lift.......I hate lifts, but really felty very happy with this one and used it a lot more than I would normally. I booked a double room (double bed). No curtains, but wonderful internal shutters which totally blocked the sunlight; I slept for nearly12 hours on my first night!
Bed was more than comfortable (even with the tiny Portuguese pillows), air conditioning worked perfectly well, room and bathroom were sparkling clean. Bathroom had a bidet and bathtub as well as a shower.
The road directly outside did not carry much traffic during the day, but I always use ear-plugs so cannot really speak about external noise.
There's a roof terrace on the third floor and a 'living room' (basically a sun lounge). No furniture on the terace though, and the palm trees have not yet been put in pots........but lovely views out to sea (and of the stars at night).
There's internet in reception, and television in the rooms. Staff are courteous and their English is adequate.
Downsides: no room safes.........I kept my valuables in the main hotel safe, which was ok but not ideal. And breakfast was not included. At 7 euro it is decidedly expensive, so I did not try it. Other VT-ers who did say it was the usual cereal/rolls/juice/coffee etc one might expect. I preferred to pay 2.20 euro for a double cofee and a scrumptious pastry in a local cafe (there is alwasy one open by 8am, even if it's only the one in the station).
Unique Quality: Very easy to get to from the railway station.....just walk straight down Valbom (to the right of MacDonalds) to the mini-roundabout, cross over and go up the street straight in front of you. Takes 5 minutes, or less. Don't follow the signs: they are for cars, and use the one-way system.
Superbly convenient for all of Cascais........main shopping/restaurants street 2 minutes away, beach about 5 minutes.
There is a multi-storey car parking facility right next to the hotel.
Directions: See above.
Avenida Marginal, 8554, Cascais
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