Travel Blogs from Cascais
... moving. We had dragged anchor and were heading towards the rocks but the team managed to save the day and get us settled again.
Last night’s evening watch was pretty long as we weren’t going anywhere and simply had to check that we ...
... people looked really weird. As I boarded the carriage, I felt like my iPhone was being extracted from my cargo pan. Just as the doors were going to close I saw a stumpy guy of african appearance run off with my phone. I jumped out of the train, ran after him, grabbed him by the throat, slammed him against the train and was just about to punch him when he gave me my phone back.
... br> I have also found that the city is not all that hard to navigate. The first day, in between getting the map and finding the tourist bureau, I struggled to figure out what the street names were. Sure, I had the names of streets on the map, but I couldnīt for the life of me figure out what street I was on (a problem when trying to navigate), until I looked closer and realized the street names are engraved on the corner buildings at an intersection ...
... then came to a staircase that led up many stories of a winding tower, filled with stone doors that wouldn't open that wound up and up and and up until we popped out on top of the whole garden. From the outside, you would have no idea that there was a tower underneath as it just looked like a rock formation. Once we exited, we looked at each other in awe and decided it was time to finally read the information on the map and figure out what this place was, exacactly. The tower ...
... came out blinking to start the first night watch. The mood of those happy clouds began to turn. You saw streaks of rain falling below them as they began to collapse upon themselves in the cooling evening. This implosion brought cold downward rushes of wind, and the squalls would arrive suddenly and grab our sail and plow us into the seas with a rushing sound, and the boat would try to turn to face this wind and find itself broadside to the waves and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pestana Cascais
We spent 4 days at the Atlatic Gardens before travelling south to the Algarve and really enjoyed it. The hotel provides a great base if you have a car for driving out to Sintra or the shuttle into Cascais drops you right at the station where a train into Lisbon takes 40 mins and costs just 3 Euro return. Beware that the last hotel shuttle returns at 6pm, so after that it is a reasonably priced taxi. Restaurants proved good value in Cascais - we found nice ones behind the fish market, and the Marina is great to walk round although we did not have a lot of success at the restaurants there. With a small child in a cot we upgraded our room to a larger one with a nice ocean view. The pool is not heated and by our visit (2nd week Oct), was getting too cold to use.
Great hotel for the price
Holiday September 2004 with 7 other golfers.
Rooms were excellent, loved the small kitchenette.
Staff were more than helpful, breakfasts were good with a wide choice kitchen staff were very accomodating I had poached eggs most mornings.
Pillows could have been better but then I always take my own. Air conditioning did go off when the key was taken out of the trip switch key holder, this could be overridden by placing a business card in the switch when leaving the room. The pools gym and other facilities were excellent, enough going on around the hotel with a good supermarket and pastelaria. Free bus into Cascais, what more can you want. The guy who voted this the hotel for hell should get a life or don't leave the USA.
OK, too $$$ for what you get
We stayed in September 2003. The building right next to the hotel (sharing walls) was renovated - so it was noisy. Food was OK-ish. Service was Ok. For a week we were carrying our baby's straller to get to the swimming pool, as they said there's no elevator. The day we were leaving we dicovered that there is an elevator to get to the pool. Stupid. Also, be careful when using their phones, the system is very stupid, they tell you how much an impuls cost, but don't tell you how many impulses for which country are needed. So at the end I recieved the biggest eve telephone bill of 200 euros!!! I complained, they agreed that the system was bad and they are changing it, but refused to do anything about my bill
This Hotel is perfect value for money and the staff is very professional and nice.
Me and my family loved the indoor heated pool and the outdoor pool and the Kids Club was perfect for my 6 years old son !
I recomend this hotel
Atlantic Gardens - ideal for family with children
Our family spent three days in Cascais in April of 2004. We very much enjoyed the stay at this hotel. The girls were thrilled with the warm pool (somewhat of a luxury in Portugal in April), and we enjoyed the politeness of the hotel staff. The hotel is right by the ocean, and there are pathways on the rocks for great views. The shuttle bus to Cascais centre was a very nice convenience - it runs every hour. All in all, we would definitely stay there again. The hotel restaurant was a little pricey, but there are many places to eat in Cascais city centre.
Good Hotel, Good Rates
I thought this hotel was well placed (easy to find, good parking) for Cascais; it takes about 15 minutes to walk into the town centre. The hotel itself is of a good standard; the rooms have recently been remodelled and refurbished and were spotless. Comfortable beds. There were very few other guests at the hotel (20th December) and for a rate of 60 Euros per night, I'm not complaining.
Clean, clean, clean
excellent price-facilities relation. Excellent rooms with nice views.
Nice gardens and outdoor and indoor pools. I think the bar was too expensive. so I didnīt try the restaurant
Stayed 21 June 03 to 25 June 03 All rooms on the 5th floor have been done up I don`t know about the other floors Your room safe will have a hole where the lock should be it`s not broken they keep the lock barrels + keys at receiption + charge 1.50 per day for there use even if your conformation print-out says its included it`s not, the duty manger was very definite about the extra charge Pool areas are clean, pool towels are provided free of charge, the jacussi breaks down daily if asked they do fix it but an hour later it`s gone again, to get to the steam + sauna rooms go through the toilets(the doors aren`t marked) Bedrooms are clean + fresh new carpets Etc. great sea views, good air conditioning Note: the pool bar, there is no price list posted for drinks only for food, everytime we bought a coke or coffee we were charged a different price VAL
Perfect for families
The hotel had a fine touch of luxury (four stars), and a nice indoor-pool made a swimming holiday possible in mid-April. A splendid restaurant with ecellent breakfasts, lunch and dinner and friendly service. A complimentary shuttle service took us to town. A kitchenette in the room, and a nice balcony was nice and practical. Prices were moderate.