Martinhal Cascais

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The hotel has room, suite and villa options located on the Lisbon coast in affluent Cascais. Set on a quiet road surrounded by gardens, there is a short drive to the beach (the hotel operates shuttles), with the centre of Cascais 10 minutes away and Lisbon airport approximately 38 kilometres (23 miles) away.

Information & Facts

Accessibility

There is one room to accomodate disabled guests at Martinhal Cascais. They don’t have pool lifts but they do have elevators on the main building that gives access to the reception, hotel rooms, Finisterra Spa, Lounge, O Terraço restaurante and The Lounge Bar.

Activities / Excursions Outside the Resort

There are a plethora of activities the make the most of the hotel’s stunning location. Bike rides, Hiking, sailing, dolphin watching, horse riding, rock climbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and surfing.

Best Bits for Kids

A welcome kit is presented to all junior guests on arrival, with age appropriate gifts. A variety of kid’s clubs to suit all ages, football and basketball courts and a zip slide outside and air hockey and slides inside. Kids can use the spa facilities and can be pampered too, with treatments tailored to youngsters.

Best Bits for Parents

A baby concierge service to fine-tune your stay ahead of arrival. In-room babysitting service. Finisterra spa, and its plethora of treatment rooms including two for couples.

Best Family Beaches

All of the nearby beaches are great. If you have small children Cascais offers charming city beaches which are very safe. For something more adventurous head to Guincho, which has a cafe and is known for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Check in information

Check-In time: from 2pm, Check-Out time: till 11am. Early/Late check in/out available on request (depending on availability).

Digital Detox / Digital Overload

Everything from playstations and x box’s for the tweens and teens

Endorsement Quote

This hotel offers it all for active families or those that want to take it a little easier. It’s rare to find a hotel that caters to all kids ages but Martinhal have managed to succeed. My children loved the playground with its zip slides, play structures and large trampoline and I loved the fact that I could relax with a coffee (or wine) whilst keeping an eye overlooking them from the M bar. The decor is a real plus feature- contemporary, stylish and sleek with bleached wood, floor to ceiling glass windows and soft lighting which creates a calm, warm atmosphere. A winning formula of unparalleled facilities for families in a laid-back luxurious setting. 

Family Traveller's Recommended Family Rooms

All of the rooms are large and feature super king size beds, huge windows that extend out onto spacious balconies or a terrace. Italian designed bunk beds accommodate the children however interconnecting rooms are also available.

Fitness Centre

A well equipped gym located next to the spa.

Food & Drink

The main restaurant O Terraco serves breakfast and modern Portuguese dishes by night. The breakfast choice is impressive: a hot and continental buffet is on offer including a never-ending supply of fresh, sliced tropical fruit, as well as waffles, pancakes and eggs to order. Intolerances are well catered for with lactose-free dairy milk and yoghurts on offer. The evening a la carte menu serves local seafood and younger diners are treated like adults with a choice of three courses from a special menu (for babies there's freshly made purées with no added salt or sugar). Best of all is the kids’ corner, a toy-filled area where one of the resort’s charming babysitters entertains while parents enjoy their dinner.

Other options are Os Gambozinos, an Italian Trattoria with a selection of pizza, pasta and fresh fish. For snacks, there’s also M-Bar at the Kids Clubhouse, serving homemade ice cream, paninis and smoothies. 

Getting There

The nearest airport is Lisbon and the transfer time is 40 minutes (transfers can be arranged through Martinhal’s concierge service at an additional cost).

Hotel Vibe

A breezy coastal vibe that appeals to a grown-up sense of style. With its airy, modern and sleek decor, it manages to balance a luxe atmosphere with an unstuffy, child-friendly vibe.

Kids Clubs

The welcome pack given to every child on arrival is just the beginning of the family-centered amenities on offer. Kids’ clubs are available for ages 6 months and up (there is an additional charge at certain times of the year). It’s divided into different sections for different age groups, and it’s more than just babysitting. With age-appropriate activities offered for each for example- art projects and puppet shows for the little ones and special activity programmes such as surfing, diving experiences, biking, mocktail workshop and luau party for the older ones. 

Location

Cascais is a charming village on the coast on the edge of the greater Lisbon and only 20 minutes from the centre of Lisbon by highway. It boasts some of the most beautiful scenic coastlines in the world and is full of historical buildings and castles. There is a good choice of highly rated restaurants as well as the Casino Estoril said to have inspired Ian Fleming and his James Bond character.

Perfect For

Families with children of all ages are well catered for from babies through to teens. 

Pools

It has an indoor, heated swimming pool and two outdoor swimming pools.

Rooms

The 84 rooms (including four suites) and 12 villas are spread out across lush grounds, full of shady palm and pine trees.

The rooms are in a Scandi-style with light wood and decor. Spacious, airy and bright and brilliantly designed for family living. Large, glass-walled bathrooms make the accommodations feel even bigger than they are. All bathrooms have separate showers and tubs. Amenities are by Voya.

All rooms have Nespresso machines.

For larger families, suites have rollaway walls and bunk beds that fold up and down to allow for extra space when needed. For more space and self-catering, 12 designer villas are situated conveniently close to the Kids Clubhouse and its outdoor heated pool. There are five-star touches such as a different treat, from local port to chocolates, left in the room each day. 

Spa & Pampering for Adults

The Finisterra Spa uses Voya products and offers an excellent range of treatments, it has a peaceful outdoor and heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and relaxation area for post-treatment herbal tea.

Spa & Wellbeing for Kids

The spa is open children of all ages all day. Mum and Me pamper treatments are on offer as well as specialist teenager ones.

Sports

Tennis courts can be hired or a private training session can be booked. There are daily charged activities including pilates, yoga, power fit and stand up paddle yoga.

Things to do in the area

With two championship courses nearby, the hotel is ideal for avid golfers. However, the highlight of nearby activities is Guincho Beach, a 5- to 10-minute drive from the property. Visitors can try out world-class Portuguese surfing, experiment with paddle boarding and body surfing. Stunning views from high, rocky cliffs and a Michelin-starred restaurant in the area complete the perfect beach holiday.

Room Service

Full menu from 07h00 - 22h00

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