Farol Design Hotel, Cascais
|Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia, 7, 2750-461, Cascais, Lisbon, Lisbon Region, PORTUGAL.|
Description: Farol Design HotelThe hotel is situated between "Boca do Inferno" and the Marina of Cascais and is an innovative hotel on the edge of the sea. In the past Farol mansion was the home of nobles and aristocrats, but it was converted into a design hotel by Carlos Miguel Dias who led a bold architectural project which involved the building of a new more modern part of the hotel. This contrast worked in harmony with its surroundings and created a bridge between the old and new, the past and future. The original mansion is located on the edge of Santa Marta as is the lighthouse. The mansion was originally built in the late 1880's
Cascais huddles around a colourful bay, its silhouette outlines buildings towering above old-fashioned 19th Century town houses. The town has elegant shopping streets, refreshing esplanades with cheerful views of dozens of fishing boats and sailing yachts. The charming old part of town has small houses, narrow alleys and cobbled streets.
The moderate climate and natural beauty make the Estoril coast a welcoming place. This beautiful coastline has fine sandy beaches which dot the shore, and lush countryside that climbs uphill towards mountains.
Cascais became the favourite beach resort of the Portuguese royal family and its nobles. In the 30's when tourism seriously spread beyond boarders, this coast became known worldwide. This aura still prevails today with countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs lining up the town. Near to the hotel is the legendary coconut's nightclub, where hotel guests have free access.
The hotel has one of the best restaurants in the area, with minimalist design and an outdoor cafe it serves Mediterranean fusion style cuisine and is in the hands of German chef Bernhard Pfister.
Type of rooms: Farol Design HotelThe rooms have all been individually decorated and are in perfect harmony with their surroundings. The verandas practically touch the sea and they have jacuzzi tubs.
Additional information: Farol Design Hotel
There is an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, Hammam, 6 km. seaside pedestrian/bike/roller blade course starting at the hotels doorstep. There are more than 8 golf courses in the surrouding area, horse-riding is available next door, Europes largest casino 2 km. away, shopping downtown Cascais 500 mtrs., and all kinds of water sports available at the marina next door.
Small pets are admitted on request, but this is not guaranteed, contact hotel for further details.
Airport transfer 50 Euro.
Number of rooms: 34
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1890/2002.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
Restaurant closed: Lunch served from 12:30 pm. to 03:00pm.
Dinner served from 07:30pm. to 11:00pm.
GPS Coordinates: 38° 41' 25.30'' N 9° 25' 19.99'' W
Nearest airport: Lisbon Airport - 30 km.