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Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This gem is tucked on the cliffs of Lagos . Beautiful views along the nature trail located next to the property. Excellent staff, wonderful food at the resturant. Tried oxtail dumplings and had to have seconds. !!! Mmmm good....The villas were well maintained and very well furnished! More room than we needed. Even a rooftop balcony to see the ocean!! It’s a short drive to town and restaurants. Pool Was large and well maintained. There’s a driving range too!

Nice hotel if you want to be away from the city where the restaurants and shopping are. The hotel had nice rooms that were large with a good size balcony. They did have a nice spa i used and golf too. Breakfast was great at restaurant. Outdoor seating available which was nice at restaurant

Despite the headline, I would like to start with saying this is not a bad hotel, It just didn't match our expectations in certain area's. Anyway on with my review. The Hotel: The resort is in a large plot in a secluded location outside of Lagos, at parts over looking a cliff facing the ocean. If your looking for a resort close to Lagos centre, this isn't for you. You can't walk it, it's about 15 minutes drive in a taxi. Considering the remote location of the resort, it really should a mini market within the complex. Arrival: We arrived by car, and the hotel was easy to find by sat nav (not that far off the motorway We parked in the hotel park, no assistance offered with luggage so had to drag them up the steep driveway up to the hotel entrance. Check In: Very good, polite staff, the process was good, and a map provided of the resort and it's facilities. The Room: We stayed in was a one bedroom villa / apartment. It was backing the childs pool, the villa was tired in places, and oddly was ill fitted, for example doors were hung on the wrong side, ie, the bathroom door could hit you in the face if it were opened whilst on the toilet, yet the door stops to prevent this were on the other side, again ie.the doorstop was just under the sink (so I used to stub my toe everytime I was brushing my teeth or washing my hands). Also the Villa I stayed in was pitch black at night (although there were external light fittings... I think it was just a case of not replacing broken bulbs, I had to use my torch on my phone to find my way back to the apartment). The villa had 2 sunbeds that looked tired & stained from sun cream lotion. As did the sofa in the lounge. I will say though, the cleanliness of the apartment was one of the best I've stayed in, and the kitchen has anything you would ever need, from oven / microwave / washer dryer, kettle, coffee pot / full range of pottery, cuttery etc.. .the list is endless. For this I would highly recommend it for a family. Food and Beverage: We didn't actually eat in the hotel, other than around the pool (the food was ok, not great, but not excellent either, service was slow, and the waitress had to return to ask for order again (as she took a mental note of our order as she forgot her note pad and pen). Although the restaurant looked nice in the evening. The resort doesn't have a mini bar, but does have a menu in the room, (similar to a takeaway menu) that you can choose from, but they do charge you a delivery charge on top of the food price. Pool: Cold and for some strange reason, they seem to have included large peeples around the pool (i presume for safety reasons, but it was very painful to walk on from the sun bed to the waters edge. Summary: Good if you don't want to explore surrounding areas, good if you have a kids (they have football pitches & tennis courts & sports clubs etc). Not so great if you want a bit of culture or to explore outside of the resort.

We have stayed in Lagos many times and decided to try Cascade. It was everything and more. The staff were very tentative, the food and service was wonderful. The children loved the facilities and as time is precious as a busy family we all felt relaxed and spoilt for the week away. The suite was fantastic with plenty of space and beautifully decorated. We will be returning!

An hours drive from Faro Airport, we stayed here late September for a week leaving on 5th October. The weather was very hot during the day - up to over 30 degrees , higher than normal for the time of year, with a pleasant breeze most days. The hotel is efficiently air conditioned and immaculately spotlessly clean absolutely everywhere, the grounds and three pools also. Rooms are on the same level as the entrance reception foyer, which is ground floor at the hotel entrance, This area has an impressive feature double staircase and stairwell leading down to all pools and outside areas, the main restaurant and Spa facilities. (There are lifts of course) . Our spacious double room with balcony was very comfortable with a huge bed, spacious bathroom - walk in shower & also bath. L'Occitante toiletries, ample towels and bathrobes, Rooms serviced daily , bedding changed every three days unless request otherwise. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and while food in the two restaurants - especially the Senses - was excellent , we felt prices for food and drink were a tad high . We chose to eat out most nights in Lagos or the nearby Camilo Beach Restaurant. Can recommend there, also Dom Vinho in Lagos. Suppose was swings and roundabouts price wise though when adding 5 euros each way for a taxi into Lagos . The hotel is very relaxing and quiet and we enjoyed experiencing the busy night time in the maze of little streets, restaurants and bars in Lagos. The hotel, being on the outskirts is a few minutes drive into Lagos , maybe 20 minutes into Burgau. It provides a free taxi service for a limited period in a morning and again early evening. Outside of these allocated times, the hotel shuttle bus as they term it, unless sharing the journey with another couple, becomes a rather expensive private taxi, costing almost double the charge of the local taxi service . E.g. To Lagos in hotel transport 8 Euros each way, local firm 5 Euros. However the hotel transport is a swish large people carrier so if you are lucky enough to find someone else waiting to go the same destination at the same time, the cost remains the same and shared between you making it cheaper - just - than an independent taxi. One day we visited Burgau, had lunch in the Beach Bar there - was excellent . Burgau Beach is accessible down a steep street and slipway, lovely wide Bay and golden sands. With the exception of one, (the name escapes me ) the picturesque beaches we found within walking distance of the hotel tended to be accessed only by steep cliff paths or a never ending flights of steps. The staff at Cascade right through from Reception to the cleaners are all extremely friendly. pleasant and helpful. Breakfast periods however did seem a little short staffed and we found we had to stand waiting for up to 5/10 minutes before being allocated a table. Outside tables always being sought after. Everything you could wish for food wise is available for breakfast, but at peak periods kitchen staff seemed a little slow to spot when various items needed replenishing on the buffet. We did not actually use the spa facilities with the exception of spending the last hour or so of the days sunshine on loungers around the spas own pool area . This pool is much smaller than the main pool, is quite private & surrounded by decking. The last couple of days we were there a film crew and actors were shooting a commercial in and around the hotel. Quite interesting to see all the equipment etc . Imagine was three days work for them for a couple of minutes final footage ! Were told the commercial was something to do with VW cars. Maybe we shall spot the hotel in an advert sometime in the future ! It was a most pleasant comfortable restful stay would certainly recommend here and would return without hesitation. But for the apparent shortage of staff at times in the restaurant and bars would happily have awarded 5 stars.

Richardo at reception was very welcoming and informative. We stayed in an apartment which was clean well equipped and spacious. The bed was super comfortable. Main pool is beautiful and the lunch time restaurant is good quality and reasonably priced. About 25 minutes to walk into the centre of Lagos which has many bars and restaurants to choose from. 20 minute walk to the nearest beach and paths to hike along the coast if you are feeling adventurous. Worth a stroll to the lighthouse to see the grotto. We had a lovely time and the hotel was a great place to relax and enjoy what Lagos has to offer.

Very, very friendly staff. I felt very welcome when I checked in and when I asked for a late check out. The apartments were in very good 😊 condition, and very well constructed. With an outdoor terrace, this makes this hotel a perfect 👌 vacation getaway!

4 night October break with the wife. Lovely hotel, great setting on the coast with views straight over the Atlantic. Unfailingly friendly staff and a 20 minute walk or 8E taxi into town centre of Lagos. Excellent breakfast buffet. Food in restaurant for dinner was fine but worth going into town to check out the various dining options.

From Pedro( concierge service) to Paulo ( breakfast service) all the staff are friendly and helpful. Comfortable hotel, great spa ( Marcia has magic hands) and so much to offer. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Deborah and Michael Groper

First impression was perfect, staff is friendly and smiling (most of them). Location is good, pool area is clean and relaxing. Rooms are really complete, one of the best I have seen in Portugal. No experience with the food.

Rua das Ilhas Lagos Algarve

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Dona Ana Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Porto de Mos Beach, Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Dona Ana Beach. This 5-star hotel has 86 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the waterfront, it's also near Meia Praia Beach and Luz Beach.


Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Senses specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and serves breakfast; dinner, or Moods offers relaxing ocean views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


All 86 soundproofed rooms provide safes, phones, and desks. 40-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.

Property features

Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1087 reviews