Pestana Hotel Group is the largest hotel group in Portugal, one of the largest in Europe. In 40 years, expanded to 3 continents and 16 countries. Owns the brands Pestana Hotels & Resorts, Pestana Collection Hotels and Pestana Pousadas de Portugal
With studios and galleries surrounding it, the 5-star hotel overlooks sea and the Cascais Marina, and is part of the renovated 16th century citadel complex. The centrally-located Pestana Cidadela Cascais features an indoor pool with marina views and an additional lawn-surrounded exterior swimming pool, which also has marina views. Occasionally the hotel organizes "Art Invasions" of the rooms, in which noted artists are given "carte blanche" to decorate rooms and public areas. All of the rooms at Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District have a seating area with a flat-screen satellite TV. Each of the rooms are soundproofed, and have a minibar. All have a private bathroom with slippers and bathrobes. The bright rooms feature modern décor and wooden floors. Free high-speed WiFi is provided. Guests can enjoy the free buffet breakfast at the hotel's meal area, which has views ranging from the bay, all the way to the Santa maria Lighthouse. The hotel has 2 restaurants. The Maris Stella specializes in delicious fish and seafood dishes, while the more intimate Taberna da Praça has a selection of tasty tapas and snacks. There is also a bar, and room service is also available. Right outside the door of the hotel, in the historic pedestrian square, there is a World Press Cartoon Museum. The lounge area is decorated with 608 swallows, which represent the number of days that the hotel's renovation took. The Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District features a 24 hour front desk with a concierge. Staff can provide further information about activities in the area, such as diving and cycling, among other sports, nautical or cultural activities. Pestana Cidadela Cascais - Pousada & Art District is located in the centre of Cascais and is the first hotel in Europe to have its own Art District. Since March 2014 that the property is a sophisticated site of cultural creation. The on site Art Concierge will guide guests through classes, shows and exhibits. Lisbon International Airport is a 35-minute drive.