Top class accommodation
Submitted: November 8, 2010
Stayed: October 2010
Our family (kids aged 10, 7 and 1) stayed in the Scala apartment for a week in October, and had a wonderful holiday.
The apartment was perfect for us - spacious, airy and very well equipped. It felt extremely comfortable and luxurious, and having 3 good sized rooms was great for us. It was very clean and well maintained, and the housekeeper came every second day and did an excellent job - not easy with 3 children there! The kitchen was very well equipped with Meile appliances
We've had a lot of problems with buggy access on holidays since we had the baby, but there were no issues here at all. We parked in the underground car park and got the lift straight up into the apartment, there were no steps to negotiate. It was equally easy to go out for a walk with the buggy.
The grounds were well kept, although more for show than an area for the boys to play in. It was too cold to use the outdoor pool, which was a shame - I'm sure it is a lovely place to swim during the warmer months.
The indoor pool was quite small, but we had it to ourselves most days. There was also a gym, sauna and steam room.
The location is fine -its just outside Cascais - about a 15 minute walk on the promenade on the coast road which was wonderful. The walk was slightly far for little legs at night time though so we tended to eat a late lunch and in the evenings either stayed in or went to the local restaurants.
The apartment itself had sea views in the distance, and a lovely spacious balcony that got the sun for most of the day until about 4pm. It is also overlooking a road, which I was concerned might be noisy, but we didn't notice the traffic at all.
Pedro was extremely helpful - if we needed anything he responded really promptly. My son forgot his trainers and he very kindly mailed them to us after we left.
We had a very pleasant week. We had big plans to do a lot of the tourist sites in Lisbon, but ended up spending several lovely, warm afternoons wandering around Cascais - on the beaches, and in the very impressive municipal park. Lisbon was fun, lunch at the docas feeding the fish after a day at the aquarium (definitely worth a visit - the best I've ever been to). I wouldn't recommend the zoo though- it was very run down.
We have been to Cascais & Lisbon several times, and although it could be better to be nearer to the centre, I know that because of the high quality of the accomodation, if we go back, we will stay in Scala apartments again
Families with Young Children,
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