Hotel Cascais Miragem
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Caught an early morning cab to airport and boarded the plane to Lisbon.
Our 20 min train ride turned into a 3 hour tour..literally. Subway to train, wait....train to another station, ...then took a while to try and find the secret train connection in a weary little town and then had to wait again...and fnally boarded the final train to Cascais …
We are in Cascais for our company's European sales meeting. Cascais is a seaside resort town, just north of Lisbon. It is located next to Estoril, which is famous for its casino, which was the inspiration behind Ian Flemings, James Bond novel, "Casino Royale". Fleming was an English spy that lived in the area at one time. The most interesting …
Had a great time looking at the fertility stones at Almondres (thought of Billy Connelly cavorting naked and laughed) then onto the Great Domen Burial place, which was much bigger than either of us expected. We were the only ones there
Called into a local ...
... with her one of the architects who designed Versailles. He was given the commission of building Quelez Palace and it turned out as a mini-Versailles.
We had a nice tour of the Palace – hall of mirrors, various rooms with Portuguese tiles, pictures of the Portuguese Royal family (who were told were too inbred!) and a beautiful garden. A very great sight to see.
We then spent some time ...
... having withdrawal symptoms as his right hand has nothing to shift. We are both pretty tired but a week of the Lisbon sun will hopefully kill our still hanging around viruses. Our trip through France has been everything we could have hoped for and more. Despite both being sick the entire time it has passed our expectations 100 fold!! The people were wonderful, the food and wine always declicious and the country a feist for the eyes. Last night we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cascais Miragem
Brandneues, fantastisches 5 Sterne Hotel
Ich war über Neujahrs im Hotel Cascais Mirage und muss sagen, dass sie dort eine unglaublich Party geschmissen haben!!!!
Das Ambiente war fantastisch, das Personal sehr freundlich und das Essen war klasse.
Außerdem ist das Hotel toll, alles in Marmor und zum Meer komplett offen, es ist nur 50 Meter vom Hotel .
Ein absolutes Muss dieses Hotel!!!
Just read the review prior to mine and while I think the reviewer provides a pretty good description of the hotel itself and I can't necessarily refute any of the reviewer's deemed "negatives" of the hotel (other than his comments on service), I find the reviewer put too much weight behind what wasn't versus what was (although he still gave it an "Excellent" rating). I think the reviewer focused on too much on neighboring building or the minor inconvenience of having to get a physical to work out at the healthclub next door (but fails to mention that the healthclub - connected to the hotel - is one of the best healthclubs around - it is a full service health club not your typical "hotel" health club and well worth the 10 Euros). And the physical consisted on filling out a questionnaire and meeting with a cute female doctor to review your answers and take your blood pressure. Hardly onerous). Clearly hist three paragraphs of positives and only a small paragraph of negatives should not detract from what a gem this hotel really is.
I agree with the previous review that the personnel was not only friendly but as warm and hospitable as hotal staff can be, we felt really at home. The beach and Cascais centre is in walking distance, and not to be missed. The food is excelent and the pool is great. That is why I do not understand the dissapointment of it not being and infinity edge pool...you've a good pool, as well as a great beach.
I stayed in the Cascais Miragem a long weekend, June 2006, with my family. The hotel's poetic website with dance and music and magic and the enthuastic reviews of all travellers on this website had raised our expectations way too high. Yes, the architecture is gorgeous, and so is the inhouse decoration. We thoroughly enjoyed the paintings, carpets, bathrooms, beds, flat screen TV, free internet in the lobby (10 euro daily rate for internet in the room), the most wonderful breakfast buffet we ever experienced in Europe, very professional and friendly staff in the restaurants (a bit less friendly at reception, I was really told off on the departure day, I only asked for a check out at 1h30 in stead of noon, but this was boldly refused after which I was told - unfriendly and with unappropriate authority - that the hotel was fully booked, which was not true), very nice swimming pool, location close to the beach and at walking distance from the very pleasant centre of Cascais and the seaside boulevard. And our son enjoyed the kids TV/cinema room and the in general very friendly attitude of staff. We also felt like kings in the private car which took us to and from the airport, the driver did not only drop us off, but went inside the terminal building to show us the check-in gate and returned to his car after an elegant hand kiss to my wife. Yes, apparently it is still possible in Europe to be treated as VIPs.
Brand New fantastic 5 Star Hotel
I stayed at Hotel Cascais Mirage in the New Year's Party and I must say that they gave an incredible party!!!
The ambience was fantastic, the staff very friendly and the food was great.
Besides that the hotel by itself is amazing, all in marble and completely open to the Ocean that is 50 meters in front of the Hotel.
A must see and experience Hotel!!!
we were given a nice suite, the commercial manager came to say hello and we had a splendid candle-light dinner at the hotel restaurant, the service was perfect. Then they arranged a table for us at the Estoril Casino, and the next day we spent it at the pool, just perfect with an excellent service. We just missed the spa which was not open yet.
Fantastic hotel Cascais Miragem and nearby towns
fabulous cascais miragem new hotel...all the bells and whistles. wonderful staff and surrounding towns. free internet access. made to order included breakfast. easy access to train..fun trip to lisbon. restaurants delicious everywhere every meal. beaches and views spectacular.