The Oitavos Hotel, Cascais, Portugal

Natural beauty, culture and a range of activities await you on this lovely estate near Lisbon

The Oitavos Hotel

The Oitavos Hotel

Accommodation at the Oitavos

Accommodation at the Oitavos

A Premium Corner Loft

A Premium Corner Loft

The Pool at the Oitavos

The Pool at the Oitavos

The Spa at the Oitavos

The Spa at the Oitavos

Relaxing in Nature

Relaxing in Nature

The Oitavos Dunes Golf Course

The Oitavos Dunes Golf Course

Dining at the Oitavos

Dining at the Oitavos

Oitavos Life

Opened in 2010 The Oitavos is located along the Lisbon Coast in Portugal in the most Westerly point between Estoril, Cascais and Sintra. This family run hotel is owned and operated by the Portuguese Champalimaud family, of French origin they settled on the family estate Quinta da Marinha in the 20th Century. It was here that they decided to go into the hotel industry and develop an exceptional sporting estate and residential area.

Overlooking the protected sand dunes, the Atlantic coast and its surrounding beaches, it is the ideal destination for travellers in search of nature and escape.

The pretty coastal town of Cascais is located a short distance from The Oitavos and makes a pleasant walk along the coast. It features cobbled streets lined with squares, museums and numerous shops. The area is popular with tourists and locals alike and many head to the small beach in the centre of Cascais. It also features the harbour where guests can take boat rides to nearby attractions, including Lisbon.

There are several other sandy beaches in the area, including Guincho Beach, famous for its surfing. Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage town, is near the hotel and it’s also close to Lisbon.

Inspired by the timeless beauty of the Atlantic coast, The Oitavos seeks to embrace rather than compete with nature. Its bold design, sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors focus attention outwards – on the historical and natural elements of the surrounding landscape and the drama and romance of the Ocean.

The Oitavos’s design allows it to fit perfectly within its natural environment. The blue of the sea and sky combine with the yellows and greens of the wild flowers and trees, while contemporary sculpture and paintings by Portuguese artists provide an extra flavour. It was designed by celebrity Portuguese architect and artist José Amaral Anahory.

Accommodation

The Oitavos has 142 guest rooms, all of which have a sunny private balcony with views of the Atlantic ocean and /or golf course. There are 14 Rooms, 126 Lofts, 2 Suites and a 1 bedroom private Villa.

Amenities

Rooms, Lofts and Suites at The Oitavos feature the quality and amenities expected of a 5-Star hotel experience. All the guest rooms offer private balconies with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Oitavos Dunes golf course.

Air conditioning, Mini Bar, In-room safe, 2 flat screen televisions, Cable television and in-house movies, Hair dryer, Robes and slippers, Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24 hour room service and babysitting

Restaurants and Bars

The culinary offering at The Oitavos is overseen by Chef Cyril Devilliers. Trained under Michel Guérard, French born Cyril has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the world including Eleven in Lisbon, Girasol in Alicante and Le Vieux Castillon in France before joining The Oitavos.

The Oitavos has four dining areas including The Ipsylon Restaurant & Bar, The Atlantic Pool Bar, Japanese Bar and Verbasco.

Ipsylon Restaurant & Bar – An elegant and cosmopolitan environment, ideal for mingling, socialising and enjoying the delicate pleasures of good food. Influenced by the Atlantic Coast, the culinary offering is a perfect combination of traditional Portuguese and French cuisine. With 2 different menus, it offers the all year round Bistro Menu and a seasonal one, the Gastro Menu which changes according to the season of the year.

In the evening, Chef Devilliers offers “Le Diner du Chef”, a set tasting menu, in which seafood and fish are central to the concept. This varies on a daily basis and consists of a succession of exquisite and superb dishes, all served with matching wines.

There is also the Chef’s Table private dining experience where the chef creates a bespoke Portuguese gastronomic experience designed around the tastes of the individual guests. Complemented by desserts by Pastry Sous – Chef Joaquim de Sousa and Portuguese wines.

Japanese Bar – Offering the highest quality sushi and sashimi in the region, the Sushi Chefs at the Japanese Bar a pop up restaurant that opens only for Fridays and Saturdays prepare dishes in front of the guests, creating a sense of theatre to the dining experience.

The Atlantic Pool Bar – An open-air poolside restaurant where guests can enjoy light meals as well as a wide selection of tasty tapas, pastas, salads, finger food and a variety of drinks.

Verbasco – Located at the Clubhouse of the Oitavos Dunes golf course is a unique place surrounded by umbrella pine trees and offers diners amazing views of the Atlantic ocean. The cuisine is simple and authentic dishes are created using the finest and freshest locally sourced products and ingredients.

Spa and Balneotherapy

The Spa at The Oitavos takes inspiration from the ocean outside offering treatments from organic spa brand VOYA – made from ingredients hand-harvested off Ireland’s wild coast. The Spa at The Oitavos offers a uniquely contemporary experience with 10 treatment rooms and a Balneotherapy area with an indoor jet pool as well as a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, all with natural light and panoramic windows looking out onto a wild backdrop of palm trees, natural sand dunes, and the ocean beyond.

Activities

Yoga, Horse Riding, Tennis, Squash & Paddle, Biking, Helicopter, Fitness Classes and Surfing are all available

Golf

The Oitavos Dunes course has 18 holes, is a Par 71 and its full length is 6303 meters. It is ranked 58th in the Top 100 golf courses in the world by GOLF Magazine. Its named a Certified Gold Audubon Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International. Designed by Arthur Hills it also has a 300-meter driving range with two opposing tees accommodating up to 35 players at a time. Therre are two Putting Greens, a Golf Academy and Pro Shop

Grounds

The contemporary designed hotel is set within the Sintra-Cascais National Park. Designed with sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors the hotel embraces rather than competes with its natural surroundings.

Culture

From May to September the hotel hosts The Oitavos Beats, a series of monthly concerts from local and upcoming artists.

The village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located a short distance from The Oitavos. Although its heritage in buildings and nature is the most visible face of the historic individuality of Sintra, a whole literary heritage has made the area a legendary reference in Portuguese culture. It has become a major tourist centre and is a popular resort perfect for numerous day trips.

Surrounded by lush vegetation its hillsides are peppered with fairytale castles that have enchanted visitors for centuries. It has attracted the world’s most influential figures throughout history; from Kings of Spain, Italy and Bulgaria, to British royalty including Prince Philip and Princess Margaret.

The pretty fishing town of Cascais is also a short distance and features a new marina, museums, gardens and boutiques.

The Oitavos Hotel
Quinta da Marinha, Rua de Oitavos
2750 – 040 Cascais – Lisboa
Portugal

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