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Resort Overview

The Oitavos is an impressive boutique property in the middle of the outstanding links course Oitavos Dunes, the hotel is constructed almost purely of glass providing amazing vistas across the forest, dunes, links and ocean. Many views from the hotel and the outdoor terrace area where one can take breakfast and lunch have stunning sea views from the high land of Oitavos. The hotel is unique, it is exceptional in all aspects as many aspects of the interiors are open plan. The bar and restaurants are chic and the style of a cool city centre hotel. The staff are young, very polite and professional and exceptionally smart which is a refreshing change in Portugal. The cuisine is exquisite and very fairly priced especially if you take advantage of our book early pay in full deals they have created for 2014 season. 

The best thing about the Oitavos is the bedrooms, they are the coolest in Cascais and the Estoril area, with lots of totally unique modern contemporary features especially in respect of the toilet and the bath/shower aspects. Most of the rooms have great balconies with sea or golf view and the golf course is just a 5 minute walk through the dunes to the clubhouse. The 18th hole runs alongside the hotel whereby a hook can put you out of bounds in the swimming pool area. The spa at Oitavos is amazing with great inside wet areas, treatment rooms a small indoor pool and great outdoor sun terrace areas, with an exceptional infinity pool looking out down to the golf links and the ocean beyond. Oitavos is the classiest golf resort in this part of Portugal and a lovely contrast to the more traditional resort at Penha Longa.  

Location

The Oitavos is a five-star deluxe hotel, located just 20 minutes west of Lisbon overlooking the western Atlantic coastline. The Sintra Mountains and Europe's most westerly point, Cabo de Roca, can be seen from its setting along the Estoril Coast. The Hotel is overlooking the Atantic Ocean and the Oitavos Dunes golf course, surrounded by a nature environment, yet is only 35 minutes from the airport.

Superior Room

Superior Rooms available on all floors and have an area of 60m2 and a private balcony with 16m2. They face East and all have views of the golf course and feature partial Atlantic Ocean views from the balcony.

Premium Rooms

Premium Rooms are available on all floors and have an area of 64m2. They face South and West offering golf and direct Atlantic Ocean views. Each room has a balcony with 16m2.

Premium Corner Rooms

Premium Corner Rooms are located on the South end tip of the hotel building. All the rooms have an area of 64m2 and feature large wrap around balconies of 34 to 44m2. The 5 Premium Corner Rooms face South and West and offer golf and dramatic Atlantic Ocean views.

Atlantic Suite

The Atlantic Suite has an area of 136m2. This fantastic extra spacious suite is located in the Northwest corner of the top floor offering dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, golf and mountains from its balcony with 33m2. This one-bedroom suite features a separate living and dining area as well as an independent washroom and can connect to a second bedroom through the living room.

The Ipsylon Restaurant & Bar

Operating a smart and cosmopolitan environment, it's the ideal place for mingling and socialising. A variety of leisure and dining options are available all day long.

Verbasco

Verbasco at the Clubhouse of the Oitavos Dunes golf course is a unique place surrounded by umbrella pine trees and amazing views of the Atlantic ocean. Choose a spot on the huge terrace and order a drink or a meal and just enjoy the view.

Japanese Bar

Offering the highest quality sushi and sashimi in the region, the Sushi Chefs at the Japanese Bar prepare their dishes to perfection right in front of the guests. This interactive space provides a unique setting where guests can enjoy a fresh fusion of flavours whilst offering an inspiring insight into the Japanese craft of sushi.

Atlantico Pool Bar

Following the concept of “harmonious and healthy cuisine”, guests at the swimming pool can enjoy light meals as well as a wide selection of tasty tapas, pastas, salads, finger food and a variety of drinks.

 

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Golf Courses

The Oitavos Dunes Golf Course, which was designed by Arthur Hills, was developed by Quinta da Marinha and opened in 2001. Since then it has been recognised worldwide as one of the best natural links golf courses, and its sand dunes and ocean environment make playing it, an experience similar to playing links courses in Scotland. 

The Links is simply superb from start to finish with every hole offering ocean vistas, some of the early holes have pine forest flanked fairways, while many of the holes have great sand dunes alongside fairways or framing par threes. The patch of holes from 7-13 are the best part of the course, located on the high point of the course and close to the ocean, this course take your breath away, we recommend one does not hire buggies here because you will miss out on the lovely terrain. It is a conservation area and the owners keep buggy prices high, to put people off booking, but they have just introduced caddies to hire instead.   

Oitavos Dunes has hosted the Portuguese Open four times (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and has been recognised by GOLF Magazine as: -Number one golf course in Portugal -Number three golf course in mainland Europe -One of the 50 Greatest Courses of the last 50 years

The Oitavos was a very different hotel and golf course but was also very impressive.  The one issue here, which was rather embarassing, was that we were initially told we could not use the indoor swimming pool as we had not paid for this.  This was resolved following discussion with the staff.  We draw this to your attention so that other clients are not put in the same position.  Alastair Cruden, March 2014

Golf excellent, food & drink good value, Oitavos Course, facilities, staff and  condition all fantastic - Pete Mears

 

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