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Hotel Cidadela

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was in a key location only 5-10 min walk to the main town and beach. Hotel was dated, I have to say but was comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was great in the mornings with many options to choose from. Would defenitely return

Pool, free parking and great location - balcony with a view over the atlantic. Bit old but very good value in one of the most expensive parts of Portugal. This report has to be 200 words long.. really annoying if you ask me - nobody does but anyway..

Big room, full bathroom, big balcony with magnificent view. Reception staff were probably the most unfriendly and unhelpful I have ever come across. Pool area was lovely and well serviced. The hotel is surrounded on two sides by very busy roads. The noise of the traffic is constant and annoying. It is about a ten minute walk to the sea.

The hotel is ok not the best and not the worst, You get what you pay for and this was a budget holiday so all was to be . Staff were professional but not overfriendly! Breakfast waiters were fairly grumpy ( being polite!) Rooms were cleaned daily and cleaning staff were probably the friendliest. Pool was absolutely freezing as thermometer had broken. All in all my friends and I had a good week and enjoyed our stay. Hotel was in easy walking distance to the centre.

I first stayed at the Hotel Cidadela in 1975. Then, it was a first class hotel. Now, it is a miserable, deteriorating shell catering to bus tours. The furniture and building are in disrepair. I booked an apartment. It was supplied with a dual hot plate supported by wine corks. The furniture was dirty and broken down. The bed pillows seem to be made of chopped up foam rubber. The balcony was covered in bird droppings. I have experience in food service and recognize when a restaurant is using second grade food products. That is exactly what the Hotel Cidadela is doing for their breakfast buffet. Cheap concentrated "juice" from a machine that tastes nothing like real juice. Cheap second-tier yogurt. Stale croissants. The fruit salad tasted suspiciously liked it came from a can. Cold scrambled eggs. On the up side, the pool area was nicely maintained. Go somewhere else. If you're on a bus tour stopping here, good luck.

The hotel may appear a little dated, we have been several times and it never changes. However, we love it. Staff always pleasant and as helpful as can be. Pool is great when the weather is warm enough. Breakfast isnt amazing but enough to keep you going. Rooms are great,very spacious, plenty of room, plenty of drawer, wardrobe space. Lovely bathroom with bath and shower over, 2 sinks!! which I love, 1 each and toilet that you can shut off. Its probably a fast 10 min walk to the town and all facilities if you're fit. We have found a short cut and do it 2 0r 3 times a day. Great balcony

Don't expect too much. The rooms need some improvements in terms of furniture and facilities. However, they are spacious and bright.Pool is nice. The sea view selected for our room was ok but not as I was expected. The breakfast is ok,tasty . You get lots of stuff.

This hotel is perfect for a group of friends golfing or the like.... it's a little dated and basic, yet the rooms are good with good balconies, clean and a good powerful shower etc.... breakfast is included but basic and fine. It's a 5-10min stroll down the hill to the centre for bars and restaurants etc.. really good value if lacking a little atmosphere!!

OK hotel but it would benefit from being freshened up and modernised to some extent. It's 3-star but deserves better as the location is good, nice view and a 10 min. walk from train station to Lisabon.

The hotel is a little old fashioned in decor but is very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's very good value for money and the pool area is lovely. Breakfast is lovely with a great selection but it can get busy so it's worth getting up a little earlier to eat in comfort.

Avenida 25 De Abril Cascais

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cascais Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

Cascais Beach is a short stroll from Hotel Cidadela, and other popular attractions like Estoril Casino are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 115-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Paula Rego Historical House and Cascais Municipal Market are also a short walk from this Cascais hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Hotel Cidadela's 115 rooms are soundproofed and provide balconies or patios, minibars, and phones. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Hotel Cidadela, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide tour or ticket assistance and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room (With Extra Bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room, Sea View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, Sea View (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 270 reviews