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The Oitavos

By Chris Boyle


Located on Portugal’s Estoril coast, surrounded by a splendid natural landscape of ocean, dunes and umbrella pines, The Oitavos is a new five-star luxury resort from Quinta da Marinha Group.

The hotel’s design, bold and sleek with elegantly understated interiors, focuses attention outwards—on the historic and natural elements of the terrain, and the drama and romance of the ocean. 142 notably spacious guest rooms offer balconies with gorgeous views, and guests delight in authentic Portuguese gastronomy in three restaurants, indoor and outdoor heated seawater swimming pools and the rich offerings of a contemporary on-site spa. Near the village of Cascais, this stunning oasis is only 20 minutes from Lisbon’s airport and comes complete with all manner of amenities, from bikes and Segways to yoga, a health & racquet club and a horseback riding center.



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Number of rooms in suite: One bedroom

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: Two

Suite style: This secluded private villa, catered to by hotel services, is designed to embrace nature, rather than compete with it, and to reflect the timeless beauty of the Estoril coast.

Key selling points: Located in the heart of the Oitavos Dunes golf course, apart from the rest of the world, The Forte offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sintra mountains and the natural links championship course. Enjoy a king-size suite, living area with fully equipped kitchen, a private seawater swimming pool and deck, private golf cart and personal butler upon request. There’s also a heliport on-site and a private air strip 15 minutes away to accommodate VIP guests.

Number of suites in hotel: 16

  • Square footage: 1,292
  • Nightly rate: 2,500 (about $3,700)


The exclusive on-site spa is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and regain inner balance.

The spa’s glass walls allow natural light to flood in, while you enjoy ocean-inspired therapies, employing high-end Voya products, in one of 10 serene, light-filled treatment rooms.


Oitavos Dunes: This championship course is recognized as one of the world’s finest natural links, receiving top honors from Golf magazine, including best course in Portugal, thirdbest in mainland Europe and one of the Top 100 Best Courses in the World.

It’s also among the first greens to earn the distinction of Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary, a conservation award from Audubon International.


Ipsylon Restaurante: Specializing in fresh seafood and traditional Portuguese cuisine with a masterful modern twist, Ipsylon takes guests on a sensory journey they won’t forget.

Ipsylon Lounge: This inviting space boasts delicious cocktails and an extensive selection of appetizers and tapas. Pass a leisurely afternoon with their popular tea and scones service.

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