Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District is a truly luxurious hub of art and culture. A five-star hotel located in the heart of Cascais, this is the first hotel in Europe to feature a built-in art district. The hotel has stunning views of the sea and Cascais Marina and is surrounded by studios, galleries and museums, making it the ideal place to immerse yourself in culture and enjoy a relaxing getaway. There are two restaurants and a bar, meaning everything you need for your perfect stay is right at your fingertips.

The hotel is situated just 500 metres from the town centre, 650 metres from Cascais Marina and 800 metres from the nearest beach, Praia da Rainha. It’s also approximately two miles from the Casino do Estoril and four miles from the surfers’ paradise, Praia do Guincho, making it an ideal base for visiting several of Cascais’ incredible sights. Lisbon International Airport is a convenient 22 miles away.

Every nook and cranny of the hotel overflows with creativity and inspiration. Room choices include 16 Junior Suites, one Sea View Suite, one Presidential Suite and 17 Author’s Rooms. All rooms feature modern décor and sleek wooden floors and include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a minibar. Upgrade to the Presidential Suite to enjoy views over the main square of the Fortress, as well as a display of the artwork of Nadir Afonso, one of Portugal’s most prominent painters of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Accommodation details


Cidadela de Cascais, Avenida D. Carlos I
2750 310


0.3 mi / 0.5 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Off-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • Bicycle rentals
  • 3 Restaurant
  • 2 Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • Pool Bar
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Massage services
  • Indoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Steam bath

Other facilities

This hotel features an on-site art district with project rooms, ateliers and galleries, as well as temporary expositions and art installations. Experience all of this with the help of the hotel’s Art Concierge. The hotel also has its own charity bookstore, Déjà Lu, where you can browse an array of literature.

Stroll through the hotel’s beautiful landscape to find the magnificent outdoor pool, surrounded by the Fortaleza Gardens, with a lawn area complete with loungers. You can also take a dip in the indoor pool, heated to 25C, complete with tranquil views of the marina. For those who like to keep up with their health and wellness, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art gym, where you can work up a sweat before unwinding with a luxurious spa treatment or massage at Magic Spa, the hotel’s wellness centre.

Dining information

You’ll find two on-site restaurants at Pestana Cidadela Cascais. Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Maris Stella restaurant, complete with views that stretch from the bay to the Santa Maria Lighthouse. The Maris Stella restaurant offers all-day dining (closed during winter) with a selection of fresh fish and seafood. Alternatively, you can try a selection of Portuguese snacks alongside wine and cocktails at the more intimate Taberna da Praça, which even features cookbooks for you to browse while you enjoy your food and drinks. The hotel also offers room service, for those who’d prefer to dine in the comfort of their room.

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