Estoril is a small town 20 kilometres away from Lisbon located on the coast and near the sea (see map bellow). This is a very pleasant place for staying in the winter. The hotel is within walking distance to the beach, the Casino Estoril, many street cafés and pubs and is ideally placed to reach a wide range of professional golf courses, tennis courts and the automobile race track. Not far from Estoril, we have Cascais (a picturesque town), Cabo da Roca (the most western point in continental Europe ) and Sintra, an exquisite old town.
During World War II, with Portugal's neutrality, Estoril was a haven for European Royalty, and became known as the "Coast of Kings". But the region was also frequented by both British and German Spies. Estoril was the scene for real stories of intrigue and espionage, which inspired various famous books and films. Some scenes of the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" were filmed on the region. "Casino Royale" - the first Fleming's book with James Bond as personage - was inspired on Casino Estoril. Not only the title of the book but also gambling scenes were inspired by this famous casino.
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Hotel Estoril Éden
N 38º 42.248
W 09º 24.496
How to reach Hotel Estoril Éden
From the International Lisbon Airport, follow signs saying Cascais. Take the Highway (A5) towards Estoril. Exit to the sign saying Estoril. Pass two roundabouts in front. Turn first left, and follow signs saying Cascais and take Av. Marginal (EN6). Passing the casino gardens and the church, turn second street on the right side, go straight and the Hotel is on the left (big brown and yellow Building).
By public transports
There are three possibilities, subway+train, aerobus+train and taxi:
1. Take the subway at the airport, station Aeroporto (red line), the fare is 1.50 euros plus 0.50 euros for the card (please keep the card as you can reuse it). Exit at station ALAMEDA and take the green line towards Cais-do-Sodré (end of line). (for more information visit http://www.metrolisboa.pt/eng/ )
Once in Cais-do-Sodré follow the signs to Cais-do-Sodré train station where you should take the train to Monte Estoril (note that not all the trains stop in Monte Estoril). There are many trains every hour. The fare is 2.25 euros. For more information and timetables visit http://www.cp.pt and choose 'Urban services' followed by ' Lisbon ' and 'Cascais line'.
2. Take the Aerobus, which is a bus service connecting the airport and the Cais-do-Sodré train station (the Monte Estoril/Cascais Railway).
The service operates every day between 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 p.m. (departures from the Airport) and between 7.45 a.m. and 10.30 p.m. (departures from Cais-do-Sodré). The frequency is every 20 minutes (30 minutes after 9 p.m.). The fare is 4,00 euros. For more information visit