Hotel Intercontinental Estoril
Time Out says
This building that was, until 2007, the iconic Hotel Atlântico, which in turn took the place of the Chalet Barahona in the 1940s, has been fully refurbished to accommodate yet another Intercontinental group hotel. Don’t be fooled by its size: only the first two floors contain just over 50 luxury rooms (the remaining floors house premium apartments). Everywhere in this hotel – including the swimming pool and the terrace, where breakfast is served when the weather is fine – has views of the sea, nothing but the sea. The Vila Atlântico restaurant next door is open to the public, and not just guests at the 5-star hotel, and mainly serves fish and seafood, although there is a place on the menu for lovers of red meat. All the tables offer ocean views, but if the weather is right, head up to the Bago du Vin Gourmet & Terrace wine bar, which opened at the start of 2019 and has an extensive range of wines, champagnes and spumantes, and suggested pairings of freshly-cut international charcuterie and cheeses, as well as other light meals. Lastly, there is nothing quite like a walk along the esplanade to burn off those calories.