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Hotel The Oitavos and Oitavos Dunes Golf Course in Cascais, Portugal


The Oitavos is a 5 star hotel located about 20 minutes from the capital and 5 minutes’ drive away from the centre of Cascais town. It faces the West Atlantic Ocean coast and is surrounded by 168-acre estate of sand dunes and pines of the Sintra-Cascais National Park.


I love modern design hotels and this one has an ultramodern design with finally countered lines and elegantly simple interiors. Constructed from steel and glass, the hotel has a unique open plan space that traverse the entire ground floor, including the reception, shop, bars, restaurant and relaxation area. The glass walls draw the eye to the beautiful surroundings of the impressive Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.


The rooms and suites are extremely spacious, 🙂 presenting an open-plan bedroom, living area and bathroom, with floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies. All of the rooms are decorated with modern furniture in bright white and cool blue, one of my preferred colours.

Spa and Pool

The Oitavos spa features a sea-water swimming pool,  🙂 a sauna, Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. It offers natural and organic treatment products and the outdoor infinity pool has a breathtaking view over the ocean.

Dining at the Hotel

There are three restaurants with a modern interpretation on Portuguese and International cuisine. You can enjoy sushi at the stand-up Japanese bar or a combination of traditional and French dining experience at the Ipsylon. You can also take your seat in the heart of the kitchen at the Chef’s Table and the Verbasco at the Clubhouse of the Oitavos golf course is perfect for food and drinks after a round on one of the number 1 golf courses in Portugal.

Dunes Golf Course

The hotel is surrounded by one of Portugal’s best golf courses, Oitavos Dunes. The golf course has been designed by Arthur Hills. The name Oitavos Dunes reflects the natural sand dunes, the impact of the Ocean, which contributes to the way Oitavos Dunes is viewed – as a “Natural Links Golf experience.”



Visiting Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and after Athens, the second-oldest European capital. The architecture of Lisbon is a mixture of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern buildings. Lisbon has a numerous well known museums and art collections.  Don’t forget to visit, the National Museum of Ancient Art  with its one of the greatest art collections in the world and the National Coach Museum  which has the world’s largest collection of royal coaches and carriages. 




Visiting Sintra

Sintra is well known for its numerous historic palaces and castles and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sintra is also famous for its many gardens and nature parks, like the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park and the Sintra Mountains.

I particularly enjoyed visiting the Pena National Palace, a Romanticist castle, for its beautiful red and yellow colours, for its mix of architectural styles and its vast Pena Park area. The Palace is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. The castle situates in the hill of the Sintra Mountains and is one of Portugal’s most visited monuments.



Why do I like it?

  • The hotel Oitavos is beautifully designed with elegantly simple interiors
  • It is located in gorgeous surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra-Cascais Natural       Park
  • The rooms are very spacious with ultramodern decor
  • The Oitavos is a short drive from Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra, which is perfect for sightseeing
  • The exceptional dunes golf course location and experience


One more suggestion: The restaurant Mar do Inferno located in Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) in Cascais with a magnificent view over the sea offers delicious fish and seafood dishes.





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