The Oitavos is a fine addition to the accommodation options along the Estoril coast – the stretch of sandy beaches west of Lisbon known as the Portuguese Riviera. Surrounded by pine trees, overlooking the ocean and one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the region, the new hotel blends Portuguese tradition with innovation. The clean lines of the Y-shaped building provide a pleasant contrast with the natural setting near the Sintra Natural Park.
Just 20 kilometres from the capital, the newly built Oitavos with its cutting-edge design, offers 142 spacious rooms and 16 deluxe suites, decorated throughout in a sleek, light style, where minimalism and modernity combine with functionality to provide every comfort. The rooms all have private balconies with stunning views of the ocean or the golf course, and although they can't all compare to the two spectacular 128-square-metre luxury suites (The Atlantic and The Oitavos), at around 60 square metres they are spacious and elegant.
Designed by Arthur Hills, the Oitavos Dunes golf course is one of the oldest and best-established golf courses in the Estoril region and provides a verdant setting for the modern hotel. But the Oitavos is far more than just a place for golf fans: tennis, squash and other fitness activities are available at the Health & Racket Club, as well as riding at the Quinta da Marinha Equestrian Centre. There is also a large spa facility which offers leading health and beauty treatments and boasts two large thermal sea-water pools. The beautiful Estoril coast also offers plenty of opportunities for water sports
Three full restaurants, plus a range of bars and lounges, provide plenty of choice when it comes to dining, from gourmet cuisine at the Ipsylon Restaurant, to the more informal buffet at Les Herbes, or poolside indulgence at The Atlantico Pool Bar.