The Vibe: A classic style inspired by the 1940s and ’50s golden age of travel.
The Area: Rising high above the ocean and beach, right next to Cascais’ train station, with direct access to Lisbon.
The DNA: Originally an aristocratic mansion from the early 1900s, it opened as a the Albatroz Hotel in 1963 and was gradually enlarged to what is today: a luxury, 51-room boutique hotel. Glamorous interiors feature Moorish, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Manueline motifs while preserved paintings, 17th and 18th century tiles, and a ceiling that dates back to the year of construction give the property a regal presence. To lend the lavish hotel a fresh and more modern appeal, traditional Azulejos and hand-picked aged Lioz stone sits alongside bespoke art installations by contemporary artists, hand-drawn murals by Portuguese graffiti artist SMILE, and a large tapestry by macramé artist Diana Cunha.
Suite-Me-Up: There are several suites in the three buildings of the hotel, but our favourite would be the one with a wood panelled library and ocean views.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 51 rooms & suites (18-60m2) (194-646 sq ft) • hotel opened: 1963 • interior design: Viterbo Interior Design • bathroom amenities: Castelbel ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk