Cascais beach and waterfront buildings

People love Cascais, and for good reason. This pretty coastal resort town is easy to get to from Lisbon and there are loads of things to see and do. If you want to spend a few days there, you’ll find a range of luxurious Cascais hotels, boutique guesthouses and stylish apartments.

Here are my top picks for the best places to stay in Cascais, in no particular order of ranking:

Luxury hotels in Cascais

Given its long-standing popularity among the moneyed set, there is no shortage of luxury accommodation in Cascais.

1. Albatroz Hotel

The Albatroz has an enviable beachfront location with sea views and all the comforts you’d expect from a 5-star hotel plus very handy free parking. Recent renovations to this historical property mean there are various room styles to choose from. Click to check availability, room options and special packages at the Albatroz.

2. Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho

If history is more your thing, stay in the 17th century fortress at Guincho and enjoy a sunset dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant. The vaulted stone ceilings in guest rooms and decorative stone arches around public spaces make this a special place to stay. See photos and check availability at the Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho.

Chairs and plants at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Hallway, Cascais
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Hallway, Cascais

3. Farol Hotel

If your decorative tastes are more modern and youthful, you might prefer Farol Hotel, which also has a DJ to help you dance the night away on balmy summer evenings. Some rooms and suites have ocean views. Pick a room and package to suit you.

Beautiful boutique hotels in Cascais

4. Pergola Boutique Hotel

The delightfully pretty, family-run Pergola Boutique Hotel is adults-only and well-located for the historical centre and beaches. The historical mansion is surrounded by a beautiful flower garden. Check availability at Pergola and grab a room if you can as they get booked up quickly.

Pergola Boutique Hotel Cascais
Pergola Boutique Hotel Cascais

5. Villa Cascais Boutique Hotel

Stay at a renovated aristocratic residence with views of Cascais bay and the beach at Villa Cascais Boutique Hotel. All rooms have a beautiful interior and are spacious and comfortable. You can enjoy contemporary Portuguese gastronomy at the hotel restaurant and there is free private parking available on site, which is a definite bonus. See photos and book your room.

Charming guest houses in Cascais

6. Vila Vasco de Gama

Named after one of Portugals’ most famous explorers, Vila Vasco da Gama is centrally located and great value for money, especially with the free use of their bikes. The villa surrounds an outdoor pool in attractive lawned gardens. Click to check availability and current prices.

7. Casa Vela Charm Guest House

Casa Vela Charm Guest House offer colourful and spacious rooms all with lovely large windows. Enjoy the pool and fountain in the beautiful gardens. All accommodation comes with themed colors and matching accessories. Check the photos and reviews.

Swirly pavements in Cascais
Swirly pavements in Cascais

Apartments In Cascais

While there are several apartments privately rented by owners in Cascais, I prefer the security of managed apartments these days, which is what all of these are.

8. Casa da Fonte Holiday Apartments

Select an apartment with a terrace or garden view at Casa da Fonte – Holiday Apartments. The place is full of character and charm and you’ll have everything you need for a short or long stay. Take a look at the photos to see what I mean.

9. Bela Vista Palace Apartments

Choose from a variety of stylish apartments at Bela Vista Palace Apartments. All kitchens are fully equipped and some apartments come with a terrace or balcony. Check availability for your dates.

10. Sta Catarina Cascais Beach Apartments

If you’re looking for a two-bedroomed apartment then Sta Catarina – Cascais Beach Apartments are perfect. Accommodation is clean, bright and nicely furnished. Very handy for both train station and beach. Choose your apartment.

A word on medium to long-term rentals in Cascais

Given its proximity to Lisbon and unique and varied charms, Cascais is popular with expats as well as holidaymakers. Rents are correspondingly high and you’ll struggle to find medium-term rentals that span the holiday months.

Some apartment owners will consider longer rentals in low season but you’ll need to negotiate directly or, if they are listed on AirBnB, you may find a discount offered for stays over 28 nights.

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