Vila Gale Collection Palacio dos Arcos
If you're looking for somewhere to stay on the coast away from Lisbon but prefer not to travel the 30-odd kms along the coast to Cascais, then the smart, upmarket Palacio Arcos is an ideal choice.... Read More
If you're looking for somewhere to stay on the coast away from Lisbon but prefer not to travel the 30-odd kms along the coast to Cascais, then the smart, upmarket Palacio Arcos is an ideal choice. It's sited in the old part of Paço de Arcos, a commuter town west of Lisbon. Built to preserve the refurbished shell of a 15th-century palace with a brand new wing, the combination of old and new is instantly appealing. Paco de Arcos itself is blessed with a small beach, but the larger and more developed beach at Carcavelos just along the highway. The five-star property offers 76 rooms and a number of suites, and the theme décor throughout is poetry. All rooms and selected public areas are decorated with verse, sonnets and stanzas from some of the world's most celebrated poets. While the historic part of the building maintains period detail, the contemporary wing houses a spa facility that opens out on to a garden replete with swimming pool. Portuguese gastronomy is served in the Inevitavel restaurant.
Largo Conde das Alcacovas, 3
- Best for Beach Hotels Because: Reached by a short walk from Paco de Arcos railways station, Palacio Arcos offers visitors a local experience away from the more usual tourist trappings.
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