Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District
Guests are spoilt for choice at this stunning pousada. A beach that fringes Cascais bay complements the nearby marina and the pretty resort itself is just a short walk away. But if they'd rather stay... Read More
Guests are spoilt for choice at this stunning pousada. A beach that fringes Cascais bay complements the nearby marina and the pretty resort itself is just a short walk away. But if they'd rather stay put then the property itself is certainly worth exploring. Fashioned out of the landmark 16th-century Cidadela sea fort that overlooks the aforementioned marina, this beautiful and unusual hotel is composed of 126 modish and streamlined bedrooms and suites housed in various wings. The different accommodation units offer oceanfront views or an outlook over the central plaza. Once the haunt of vacationing Portuguese royalty, the fort's remarkable transformation has seen its mighty walls turned into panoramic terraces, ramparts that now enclose a sumptuous spa, heated swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium and restaurants and bars, among other leisure amenities. The citadel, classified as a National Monument, also features a splendid courtyard – a regular suntrap accessible to non-residents.
Fortaleza Da Cidadela, Av. D. Carlos I
- Best for Beach Hotels Because: The sensation of staying at the Pousada de Cascais is compelling: guests are surround by 16th-century walls but indulge in modern, 21st-century hospitality.
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