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.
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.