The 5-star Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa is located in Cascais, the coastal area around 30km from the centre of Portugal. This classy hotel is housed in former Royal residence and offers extensive spa facilities, services for children and an outdoor pool, plus the hotel is just a short walk from the beach.
There are, in total, 124 rooms in the Grande Real Villa Italia, each decored in a sophisticated, spacious fashion. Expect classical furnishings but with modern appliances and touches. Some of these include free WiFi internet, a flat-screen TV. Even the bathrooms are glitzy, with marble and mosaics.
Half the joy of a 5-star getaway is the delicious cuisine which you can enjoy moments from your room's door. In this case, delicious treats are served on the La Terraza Restaurant and Bar, and the Belvedere Ristorante. After enjoying the tastes of Portugal's awesome cuisine, or a range of foods served up at the daily buffet breakfast inside the Navegantes Restaurant, you can hit the spa. If you prefer the pool, just head outside. If you want to stick with the foodie theme, organise a seaside brunch at the hotel desk, or enjoy snacks and sandwiches at the Bar Mare. Other activities and services include babysitting and an activities room for children.
The benefits of the Grande Real Villa Italia do not only include its proximity to some lovely beaches (Praia da Conceicao and Praia da Rainha), you can actually reach the centre of Lisbon in under 10 miles. Fantastic for a day trip! Other popular destinations nearby include Sintra, which is around a 30-minute drive away, and Estoril, next door to Cascais.