Based on price and rewards, I usually start hotel searches (in North America) by looking at IHG properties. Whenever possible, I try to stay at Intercontinentals, and I have never been disappointed.
However, the Intercontinental Estorill has completely altered my perception of the brand. It is a truly luxurious resort, in a beautiful setting, and run by an exceptional staff.
The valets, reception team, concierge, housekeepers, restaurant servers, and poolside attendants are professional, attentive, effective, friendly, and clearly committed to ensuring all guests have a wonderful stay. Additionally, I have never before stayed in a hotel where management takes such a personal, hands-on approach to making guests feel welcome and valued.
My wife and I stayed in an oceanfront room that was spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. The tone of the room was set by a remarkable view of the Atlantic.
The breakfast experience was also enhanced by views of the ocean, and the buffet included a great selection of fresh and delicious offerings.
The pool area was a very relaxed and comfortable place to spend an afternoon.
Our three night stay was in the midst of a ten day trip to Spain and Portugal, for which we saved up money and points to be able to stay in five star properties. Not only was the Intercontinental Estoril the best of our hotels, it actually provided some of the best memories of our entire trip!More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included