Farol Hotel | Cascais, Portugal

Farol Hotel | Cascais, Portugal

Housed in a remodeled 19th-century mansion once owned by the Count of Cabral, the Farol Hotel combines the old and a new infrastructure with a unique contemporary design, resulting in a harmonious bridge in time. All spaces have been redefined in sophisticated black and white, making the contrast between modern, minimalist interior and historic, traditional exterior even more striking.

The stylish rooms (most with a hydro-massage tub) are distributed between the old villa and the modern wing with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows with ocean views. 8 rooms are by different acclaimed Portuguese designers, all remarkably different, some bright red and ornate, others white and minimalist, others black and gold with a decadent vibe, or blue and classically elegant. The stunning penthouse comes with a gymnasium, a spa, a personal chef and 24-hour butler service.

There is a restaurant serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine and a sushi restaurant. A cocktail bar is located in the villa, while another is available pool-side. Massages and yoga classes are available on a deck by the ocean. Enjoy the many attractions of Cascais: jogging to wind-swept Guincho beach (surfing!) right along the Atlantic coast, once the hideaway of the Kings and Queens of Europe in the 1950s. There is golfing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, art and culture – even a casino at next-door Estoril.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 33 rooms & suites (23-40m2) (247-430 sq ft) • architecture: Carlos Miguel Dias • interior design: several Portuguese (fashion) designers, including Ana Salazar, Fátima Lopez, Miguel Vieira, Manuel Alves, José Manuel Gonçalves ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk

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