The Vibe: History, art, design.
The Area: Dominating the bay of Cascais, overlooking the marina and Atlantic Ocean, a few minutes’ walk from the town centre.
The DNA: The luxury Pestana Cidadela Cascais – Pousada & Art District is part of the renovated 16th century citadel, former summer residence of the Portuguese kings. The main plaza at the entrance is home to several artists studios. There is a restaurant and bar, next to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools plus a fitness centre.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms are distributed between the former army barracks overlooking one of the complex’ plazas or the new wing which boasts ocean views. Bright and soundproofed, they come with air conditioning and feature modern décor with wooden floors. Room facilities include a seating area, a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Some have balconies overlooking the marina and the ocean. Room service.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 108 rooms, 18 suites (25-87m2) (269-936 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2012 • architecture: Gonçalo Byrne, David Sinclair • public parking (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk