The places are almost magical. The Farol Hotel seems to rise from the ocean, in the middle of the rocks. Before pushing the door, we know that we will enter a house of exception.
Located in Cascais, in the most famous bay of Portugal, 30 kilometers from the tumultuous Lisbon, this five-star hotel, which is part of the chain of Design hotels, dominates the coastline and offers a breathtaking 180 ° view of the sea. sea of the conquistadores.
It seems the ideal resort for golf enthusiasts. A few steps from several quality golf clubs, this aristocratic remains with its 33 rooms and suites, offers a cocoon more intimate than the usual resort.
This old house of typical architecture of the 19th belonged to the Count of Costa Cabral, Portuguese politician. It will be transformed into a luxurious and refined hotel, in the middle of a tropical garden populated with cactus and coconut trees, overlooking a superb swimming pool, with the sea for only horizon.
The Farol Hotel is an original blend of Portuguese architecture from the 19th century and contemporary design. From the 1880s, the hotel has retained its elegant white facade, the graceful rounded bow-windows, the attic roof and, on the walls, some characteristic blue-gray azulejos, witnesses of a glorious past. Particular care has been taken to decorate the premises. Cozy bar with large counter, dark wood flooring, fairy chandelier, … Everything is designed, in elegance, to enjoy absolute comfort.
Originality, eight of the rooms were dressed by famous Portuguese fashion designers. In the example of Ana Salazar’s room, which is a spectacular forefront on the sea. We fall asleep at the sound of the waves in a white powdered, black and gray. On the wall, winds a giant Kodak film which according to Ana “evokes the journey, the dream and the memories”. Or the theatrical room of the designer Arkadius, with red and black hangings. Through the paintings, the choice of fabrics, the striking appearance of a woman statue coming out of the wall, the decor reveals the anti-conformist temperament of the artist.
The four suites each have a balcony, a terrace or a breathtaking view of the sea. One of them even hides a jacuzzi for two, hidden in an alcove. Everything is in perfect harmony with the latest technologies.
When you stop at the Farol Hotel, you feel in a haven of peace. But the situation of this five-star still leaves room for all discoveries.
Cascais is only half an hour’s walk along the coast. One can stroll on its fishing port, its fort of the 17th century, its secret lanes in the old village and its animated terraces. At 18 km, Sintra, clinging to the mountain and surrounded by deep forests is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It remains the symbol of the romantic architecture of the 19th century. And of course, Lisbon “the city with seven hills”.
Golfers will enjoy a game on one of the six nearby courses, stunning 18 holes such as the Quinta da Marinha and its 5,800 meters of pure nature and great challenges designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones. It also offers breathtaking views of the ocean. The Oitavos Dunes, a golf course carved by nature for fast playing conditions, has been ranked 65th in the world by Golf Magazine, and second in continental Europe. Other highlights include Estorilla Golf Quinta da Beloura or Belas Club de Campo and finally Penha Longa, ranked in the top 30 courses in continental Europe. In short, there is really something to satisfy the passion of golfers, even the most confirmed.
After the effort, the comfort will be waiting for you at the Farol Hotel, including a la carte, cabin or room treatments. A relaxing break for a Thai stress-relief massage, an Ayurvedic experience in the Indian tradition … It is here also that you can discover a cuisine of the sea and the sun. The bow facing the ocean, two restaurants: Mix and Sushi Design. The Mix celebrates Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Portuguese flavors with a focus on the fish that has always made Cascais famous, with Chef Hugo Silva at the helm. At Sushi Design, Chef Nuende Pekel, reinvents Japanese cuisine live under your eyes.
Considered one of the most romantic hotels in Portugal, Le Farol welcomes the bride and groom for a magical ceremony. It is that the Farol Hotel has an exceptional reception infrastructure. The address will interest both individuals looking for an original venue for an event that companies looking for a beautiful address in a prestigious setting.
The hotel has rooms for meetings, seminars and congresses. Multiple layouts are possible, in an elegant private lounge with its bow window open to the ocean or within the largest “Sala Farol” which can accommodate up to 100 people and gives access to a terrace at sea. Outside the hotel, near the lighthouse, a beautiful 400 m2 space, the “Coconuts”, dedicated to events and theme nights, endowed with a private terrace on the sea, can accommodate 300 people for a cocktail. Note that the entire hotel can be privatized for a seminar. The Farol Hotel is certainly a prestigious address where anything is possible!> In practice: from 170 euros (for the room) to 325 euros (for the suite). Attractive special offers to consult on www.farol.com.pt