- The hotel is the first in Europe with an in-built art district featuring 12 museums
- Is located in the heart of historic Cascais Marina, just three minutes from the beach
- Offers a relaxing spa, pools, state-of-the-art fitness centre, two restaurants and a bar
- Elegant rooms are perfect for couples, set in the 17th century fort with modern décor
The Pestana Cidadela Cascais is one of Portugal’s most unique hotels, set in a historic 17th century fort with an on-site art district. The 5-star hotel has 126 rooms including 18 suites and 17 author’s rooms, with hardwood floors, and stunning art work. Experience a blend of contemporary and historic design, with courtyard or sea views.
Pestana Cidadela is set above the beautiful Cascais Marina, located just outside of Lisbon. The hotel is integrated into the Musuem Neighbourhood which includes two parks that hold concerts and exhibitions, as well as 12 museums and galleries and a charity bookstore. You can take boat trips from Cascais Marina, visit nearby surfing spot Guincho Beach and head to Sintra or Estoril, which is home to Europe’s largest casino.
Take advantage of the pool and spa, as well as the dedicated art concierge who can help you make the most of your experience, offering advice on touring the exhibitions and galleries. When it comes to dining, there are two restaurants and a bar where you can feast on local and international cuisine. Hotel child prices apply to ages 3–12 years.
Bars & Restaurants
Maris Stella Restaurant
The Maris Stella is a pool lounge with all-day dining and panoramic views of Cascais Marina. The restaurant offers an elegant, Atlantic-based menu featuring fresh fish and seafood.
Open: for breakfast all year round and lunch and dinner from June to mid-September
Taberna da Praça
Dine at the Taberna da Praca for brunch and traditional Portuguese cuisine, set in a relaxed environment. Enjoy a selection of local wines and cocktails.
Open: for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends from 12:00 – 16:00
Beach & Pools
The indoor pool has views of the marina, while the outdoor pool is set in the pretty Fortaleza gardens, surrounded by a lawn area with lounge chairs.
Spa & Wellness
The hotel’s spa and wellness centre offers a variety of treatments, including the signature MagicSpa massage.
Pestana Cidadela Cascais' fitness centre provides a range of exercise machines and gym facilities.
Activities & Entertainment
Explore the hotel’s on-site art district, which has 12 museums, galleries and exhibitions.
Pestana Cidadela Cascais has a charity bookstore, Déjà Lu, where you can shop for books.
Ask hotel staff to arrange activities such as body boarding, parasailing, tennis, sailing, windsurfing and golf.
About the location
Found along Portugal’s Lisbon Coast, in the pretty whitewashed fishing village of Cascais, Pestana Cidadela Cascais is perfectly located for those wanting to enjoy the traditional charms of Portugal. The town is home to pretty pedestrianised lanes which house cafés, restaurants and little boutiques. Alternatively, visit one of the museums in Cascais and learn about the area’s fascinating history.
There are some fantastic attractions to explore in the town itself, as well as the local area. Hit the many spectacular golf courses, or spend your days relaxing on the beaches. Visit historic forts and ruins or make your way through some of the delicious local dishes, including fresh seafood washed down with local Portuguese wines. If you want to keep active there are water sports to enjoy on the beach, including sailing and windsurfing, while underwater you can try scuba diving or snorkelling.
Pestana Cidadela Cascais is a 40 minute drive from Lisbon Airport.
Max 2 adults
Classic Rooms are located on the first and second floors of the hotel and overlook the interior of the fortress and the gardens.
Max 3 adults
Superior Rooms are located on the ground and second floors overlooking emblematic points of the fortress and are decorated in soft beiges and whites.
Max 3 adults
Superior Balcony rooms overlook many of the hotels courtyards or the fortress and are located on the ground or second floor.
Superior Sea View
Max 3 adults
Superior Sea View rooms are located on the second floor with a balcony that overlooks the Cascais Marina and Atlantic Ocean.
Max 4 adults
Junior Suites are located in the oldest part of the fortress on the ground floor. The suites are decorated in neutral tones with splashes of bold colour and overlook the marina through a porthole window.
Save up to 35% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 - 31 October 2019.
Save up to 30% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 - 30 September 2019.
Save up to 25% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 02 - 31 August 2019.
The above offers must be booked by 31 August 2019.
Based on 1763 traveller reviews
88% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Great Location
Aug 12 2019
Very clean. Some rooms are better, such as location, not all have a balcony or a coffee maker. Our room overlooked the courtyard with a Juliet balcony, would have preferred a full balcony or garden...
Very clean. Some rooms are better, such as location, not all have a balcony or a coffee maker. Our room overlooked the courtyard with a Juliet balcony, would have preferred a full balcony or garden terrace but they were fully booked. Also, a coffee maker in the room would have been nice, since it did say it came with one. Great outdoor pool area and the spa was a nice touch. Never ate at the restaurant but did have cocktails in the afternoon on the patio in the courtyard. Would stay here again but definitely get a better room. Walking distance to everything.
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“ high quality rooms, but spotty and inconsistent housekeeping
Aug 08 2019
we stayed there for a week in July. The check-in process was easy and efficient. The hotel is inside a 400 year-old fortress. As a result, the hallways are like rabbit warrens making it initially...
we stayed there for a week in July. The check-in process was easy and efficient. The hotel is inside a 400 year-old fortress. As a result, the hallways are like rabbit warrens making it initially difficult to find our room, but pretty easy after a day or so. The rooms themselves are bright and cheerful, modern and clean. However, the housekeeping was very inconsistent. First, we noticed that our bed consisted of a bottom sheet and a comforter - no top sheet at all. When we asked for a top sheet it was provided, but after a couple of days the housekeeping staff removed it. Blankets were hard to find; dirty beach towels were not replaced, and face cloths were replaced on some days but not on other days. Turn down service was provided on some days but not on other days. This kind of housekeeping just isn't what we expected or what anyone should expect for a higher end hotel.
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