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Hotel Baía Cascais – Hotel Review: An In-Dept Look at My Personal Experience

Cascais is a town that has stole my heart. Home to beautiful cobble stone streets, a picturesque coastline and plenty of things to do.

On my most recent trip, I was lucky to have the opportunity to stay in Hotel Baía Cascais, and today we are going to take a look at what makes this hotel so special. From the rooms, roof top pool, on-site resturant, the location and more. I will be providing you with an in-depth look at my stay at Hotel Baía.

Now, before we dive in, I do want to mention that I did visit Cascais as a part of a press trip with the Tourism Board but as always all opinions are my own, and truly honest!

First Impressions

On arrival, I was highly impressed with the Hotel Baía, the staff where extremely accommodating and went out of their way to ensure that my friend and I had a nice welcome.

I arrived a few hours earlier than check-in, and much to my surprise the room was ready. Which meant I could drop off all of my belongings before heading out to explore.

The lobby area was nice and spacious with a modern design. Which created a welcoming and warm atmosphere.

It is definitely a nice spot to sit down and relax, especially if you are looking to sit after a long day of travelling.

The Staff

The staff at Hotel Baía where so nice and friendly. Greeting us with a smile each time we walked by the reception. They where also more than happy to answer any questions we had, and gave us good tips and advice on things to do in the town and beyond. Their attention to detail and dedication to customer service greatly enhanced our overall experience in the hotel.

On checkout, we where able to store our luggage in the bag room, and they where so patient every time we needed to access our things (I must have entered 5 times in the space of 30 minutes). Let’s just say I am not the best at organising things 🤣

The Rooms

I loved the rooms at Hotel Baia, there was plenty of space to store our belongings, they where clean and they had everything needed for a relaxing stay.

I stayed in a standard double room with a balcony and it felt magically to wake up each morning with a stunning view of the beach.

It was also nice to have the balcony at night to sight back, relax and do a little bit of people watching after an long explore day.

I highly recommend going back to the room for sunset, it doesn’t set directly on the water but the colours of the sky at this time is beautiful.

The room came with two soft bath robes, slippers and complimentary water each day. The beds where nice and comfortable, which was needed as our Cascais itinerary was jammed packed. And I like my sleep 🤣

There was also a fridge in the room which was nice for storing cold drinks in it!

The ensuite bathroom quite generous in size, especially the shower, which is something I always like to see. The water was always hot, I also like that guests are provided with complementary soap and shampoo.

The Location

What sets Hotel Baia aside from other hotels in the area is it’s location, you really can’t beat it. Located right in front of Cascais main beach Praia da Ribeira, and only a short walking distance from both the Marina and the old town.

It was so nice to be able to go back to the room to freshen up before dinner. Most restaurants where within a 2-10 minute walk away.

I did not feel the need to bring everything for the day with me as I knew I could pop back into the rooms in a matter of minutes. This takes the pressure off a little when exploring.



Breakfast is included in the room rate, which is always an nice addition to any hotel stay.

It is a buffet style service, with plenty of food options for all tastes.

They have a cold food section with meats, fruits and cheeses.

A pastry section where you will find a large section of freshly baked croissants, cakes and breads.

And a hot breakfast area with options you would typically find in a traditional Irish breakfast, eggs, beans, hash browns, sausages and toast. Let’s just say I was a happy camper!

Roof Top & Pool

I have already mentioned that the views from the hotel are to die for but the roof top terrance adds and extra level of awe to the mix.

Here you will find a mix of chairs, sun beds and couches all facing out towards the view. It is the ideal place to sit back and relax. Particularly in the evening time.

There is also an indoor pool on the Terrace for anyone looking to go for a swim and cool down after spending time in the hot Portuguese sun.

In the summer, months they host sunset parties, serving drinks from the terrace bar.

Restaurant Baia

I had one of my favourite meals from my trip to Cascais in the hotels restaurant.

Located on the ground floor, Restaurant Baia looks out onto the beach, so not only is the food delicious but the coastal surroundings make the meal extra special.

I had the mushroom and duck risotto, and it did not disappoint. Every bite was bursting with flavour. It was just so tasty.

The staff where extremely accommodating, checking in with us a few times to make sure everything was ok.


I was really impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel, there is daily housekeeping which provides guests with fresh towels, complementary water and clean sheets (if needed).

I didn’t once come across an area that needed extra care. Everything was clean and tidy.


I can not recommend Hotel Baia more for anyone looking to stay a few days in Cascais, the location, staff and amenities make it the perfect place to stay.

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