Review: Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa, Cascais


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Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa is a seafront hotel in the stylish town of Cascais, built on the former site of the royal residence of Humberto II, the last king of Italy. It is located on a clifftop and enjoys wonderful views. Attractions include a large sunny pool surrounded by palms, classic interiors with swathes of marble and designer furnishings. The Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel is also a member of Leading Hotels of the World and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Cascais.


Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa is located in the centre of Cascais which is 20 minutes from Lisbon. The hotel has incredible views of the ocean and is perfect for sunset drinks on the terrace.

Service & Facilities

The staff at the hotel are brilliant and seem to genuinely care, which helps to make the stay special. There are three restaurants and two pools (one which is adults only) which capture the sunshine throughout the day. For many guests, the main attraction is the destination Real Spa Therapy.. The 1,000-square-meter complex boasts a heated treatment pool, Thalassotherapy, Vichy showers, chronotherm, body treatments and a state-of-the-art gym. There is also a Kids Club at the hotel.


Rooms are classic and stylish. We recommend picking a Seascape room which offers wonderful views out to the horizon.

Food & Drink

There is an excellent buffet breakfast in the morning, served overlooking the pool. The bar and pool bar serves snacks and bites during the day. In the evening, the classic bar seems the perfect place to sip a cocktail before enjoying a meal in the moonlight at the Belvedere Restaurant fine dining restaurant. Here you can enjoy Italian food alfreco on the terrace.

If you want to try something else, you are just 10 minutes walk from the Cascais Marina and 15 from the town so there is loads of choice if you prefer an evening out at a local restaurant.

This hotel is not only a wonderful luxury enclave but also ideally placed for long cliff top walks where you can admire a coast-line of soaring cliffs that rise jagged and sheer from the deep blue sea.

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa

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