The Oitavos5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Booked this for a 3 day stay at the end of a busy holiday/business trip. Hotel is located a 5 minute drive from the main town. Most travellers had a car but there is a limited, free shuttle service from the hotel into town, otherwise it is a 7 Euro trip in. The location is quiet though, although you are limited to the hotel for food etc. The hotel is unique in its design. Felt a bit cold and clinical when we got there and reception was not all that welcoming, but the hospitality improved during the rest of our stay. Hotel itself is very modern. Rooms are very large with a balcony for some private sunbathing. Being on the 1st floor meant we had an extra large balcony which was amazing! Open bathroom which added to the feeling of space but a little confronting if you are not used to it. Outdoor pool was large with lots of space for sunbathing, although did get busy at times. Bar service was available poolside for drinks and food. There is an Indoor pool and spa but it cost you 25 Euros per room per day to use it which I really didn't think was fair given the cost of the hotel - it was empty the whole time we were there! Breakfast buffet was excellent although staff struggled a bit when it was busy. We didn't eat at the hotel although the sushi made fresh by the sushi chef looked excellent. Recommended for a unique experience and getting away from it all!
Attended work meeting at this location for one week in May. Sad I did not bring my spouse. Rooms were large, modern and clean. Meals were catered by hotel kitchen and all were excellent. Overall this was a great place for the meeting. Although business, there was a lot of social in the evening and this hotel suited that as well. I would hope next time I could do a better chance of exploring the area - grounds were beautiful
I booked 3 of the most expensive rooms in this golf resort/hotel half a year in advance for 3 days of fanatic golf. Unfortunately exact those 3 days the weather was unusual terrible. Not only heavy rainfalls but also thunderstorm so impossible to play golf. When we asked to postpone our prepaid stay to another date due to this, this golf hotel did not want to do anything. No refund and no change of date! This is unbelievable for a golf hotel of this price level. When you can't play golf you do not want to stay 3 days wasting your time. With such a customer unfriendly attitude I do not recommend this hotel to anybody. Many good and customer friendly hotels who are a better and more secure choice that this will not happen you to.
So I had a first floor room, and whilst that can be bad in some places, it was fab here. It meant I had a larger than normal balcony. I could see the sea from my balcony. The room was MASSIVE. Essentially a suite with desk, sofa for lounging, two tv's; one for the bed area and a 40" for the lounge!. The doors were unlocked by RFID and not the normal slots which was unique and a nice touch. What I did find odd was that in a 5* hotel you were charged for coffee in your room, admittedly there was a Nespresso machine in it, but still! Loved the bath that overlooked the balcony but still provided your privacy. Great shower and interesting toilet! The food was lovely and the chefs were able to produce Vegan food easily. On some days I had a special meal created for just me! The outdoor pool was lovely and relaxing and large enough to swim properly in. Plenty of loungers around if wanted with pool towels accessible. The Spa was nice but I didnt use it. The gym however seemed a little dated and could have done with some floor mats for warming up and stretches etc. They could have also done with some more conventional machines, but all in all, a nice facility to have. There is also a clubhouse which we used for a dinner function and was a short walk away from the main buildings. Nicely appointed and overlooking the golf course. The bar was well stocked with a vast array of quality drinks. The Sommelier [Miguel] really knew his drinks and always made the right choice of mixer with spirit. Would I return, hell yeah.
We stayed for three nights in March. The rooms are beautiful very big and bright with a terrace and good bed. We were promised an upgrade to sea view but you had to stick you head out to see the sea. We asked the staff if this was the upgraded room and they said we would have to pay extra!! In the end they changed us and admitted they did it wrong. The indoor pool rate was included so that was good because to pay for that would be a bit much. The hamam wasn't working and we had to call two nights in a row for towels. The staff were all very nice but not very efficient. The breakfast was absolutely superb. The selection of fruit was out of this world. Service very good too. Room service was very efficient and friendly. I would advise a car as going for dinner in Cascais is a good idea. There are some excellent restaurants. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would go back. Charging 2 euros for a Nespresso in your room is a bit mean....
I stayed here for 7 days for work meetings. Rooms are huge and offer great views. The staff was very accommodating. I would highly recommend Uber over taxis. From Lisbon airport to the hotel Uber was around 36 Euros, a taxi was between 60-90 Euros. An Uber into Cascais was normally around 5, 5.5 Euros. Breakfast was pretty good, but I wasn't blown away by the main restaurant menu, the Snack menu was much better.
I am a regular visitor of Cascais and surroundings and my interest are pricipally culture, golf and good food. Particularly for golfers, this is the best place to be. The hotel is situated just next to the golf course and all services are geared to satisfy golfers. The hotel is very modern in stile with fantastic views (chose rooms on the western side where you see the sea shores). The personal is extremely friendly.
Large rooms, very good breakfast, very friendly personnel. Excellent location near a splendid golf, next to the coast for walking or running and bicycle distance from Cascais and surf beach. Sinthra and Lissabon are near by.
Time flies, but bad things sure stick. It's the monumental things that stay with you, good or bad. It's actually been about 13 months since my one night stay at this Cascais hotel, but I've thought of that night many a time since then. About time for a review I'd say. I'll make it short, actually. I was here on business, part of a group attending a launch of a new car. A Renault, not that it matters. The hotel is airy, beach-adjacent and certainly has a nice setting. Rooms are very large, but light doesn't reach the inner parts of the room well. I had dinner with every one else the night of my stay. We had the same kind of food all around in the restaurant. Set menu. Nice dinner but since I had work, I left a few hours before midnight. Fell asleep around 11 PM. Woke up at around midnight feeling cold, shivering. Started sweating really bad. I've never had a bad food poisoning before, but with my last meals emptying out through more than one part of my body, there was no doubt. I'd had lunch here too, so this could have only come from this hotel. I had a horrible night, and the hotel was informed through Renault. They did nothing. My colleague had to bring me a Coke and some fruit the next morning. I was unable to travel back home with my group, but the hotel was unclear if I could stay in the room. I did manage to get up later in the day to catch a later flight - a flight that I actually don't recall. Upon check-out I made it clear to the staff that food made on their property, very likely seafood, had made me ill. A shrug was all I got. You should be ashamed.
We were on our honeymoon, we told them in advance, not even kind words or a gesture. we told them we were would be late as we had a late flight, no problem they said. when we get to the room exhausted, room is freezing cold - this was in august !! we asked them if there was something we could do, the guy moved the air-con what we learned in the morning to be the wrong way but even when we did what maintenance said (as reception had no clue what to do) it was still no change at all in temperature. After this I needed to get on with the day as I had an appointment - surprise surprise, 5 star hotel does not have not water in the room. honestly we tried every position for a few minutes and only freezing cold water of just plain cold water would come out. as I was becoming late I went for it, hoping that after a few more minutes the hot would get there... nop silly me. Then I call the reception to say that it is still freezing cold in the room and it seems to me unacceptable that a 5 stars hotel does not provide hot water in the room, so please get it fixed while we go out. Can you imagine what the reception manager Sofia doesn't apologise, tells me I should have called earlier and then says on the phone with the most condescending tone that she GUARANTEES me that there is hot water, that what she can do is to send someone to TEACH ME HOW TO USE THE TAPS. right... this after explaining that I've tried it all as everything seems to be done "upside down". As you can imagine at this point we were between shocked and on the verge to leave. My husband went downstairs to have a chat with them, after putting pressure to step up their game and said they would try to move us to another room and that WE could then move our bags ourselves - which we thought it was a joke so made clear to say that we would leave the bags ready for them to move. When we came back a good few hours later, room was not ready, told us to seat and they would get to us..... so we waited and waited and then thought to have a coffee (that no-one even offered) no waiter onsite so I get up to ask it in a very not at all busy environment. The waiter tells me I can take the coffees and bottle of water across the room....and only when he understands that clearly I don't have enough hands to do it myself he goes and offers to do it. (how kind of him.) after waiting for about 40minutes my husband adresses again the reception desk for this "please wait a moment and we'll come and get you" and found that the keys were at the desk just waiting there, no-one doing anything or calling us. Then we go for our "new room", no upgrade at all, no apologies, and our bags are not there. When we go down again and ask about it they naturally answer that our bags are in our previous room (that we no longer have the key for) as in, if you didn't do it they are still there. Again we reminded them of having told them we would let the bags ready to move. After pressure made they said they'd send someone. And could you imagine that this luggage boy was the only single person who was polite, kind and actually apologised for all that had happened to us ? So we also had ants in this new room, no attention for unhappy guests nor honeymoon factors, and it seems that they don't accept that you order food to the hotel......I mean we have stayed in major 5 star hotels around the world and they have no issue with that, but apparently the oitavos are a bit more special. oh and to rent an animation would be about 20euros... just about the amount the amount you'd spend buying the dvd and keeping it for life. We are in the age of netflix, prices of film renting should be adjusted. We couldn't use Netflix as wifi wasn't great. Spa is paid extra, very average. Nice views of sea and green from golf courses. Checked out, there was no asking about our stay no nothing, take payment and bye now. we actually had considered doing our wedding at this hotel and after this experience we are so glad that we made a good choice of not going with them.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
The Oitavos places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Guincho Beach and Cascais Beach. This 142-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's in a national park and also near Oitavos Fort and Boca do Inferno.
This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of The Oitavos's 142 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including balconies, iPod docks, and minibars. Guests can expect 37-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also standard.
Guests of The Oitavos have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (EUR 15 per night)—also useful is an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 65.00 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 671 reviews