Pros

  • Within walking distance of the beach and casino
  • Apartments with kitchenettes and balconies
  • Indoor and outdoor pools, plus indoor hot tub
  • Spa offers sauna, baths, and massages
  • Extensive gym and tennis courts (for a fee)
  • Daily set dinner menu and breakfast buffet
  • TV room with a snack and drink bar
  • Kids' playroom and game room
  • Two meeting rooms and public computer
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • On-site parking (for a fee)
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Cons

  • Dated decor and facilities
  • Pool not open throughout the day
  • Dinner menu is limited and must be ordered early
  • Reports of spotty Wi-Fi
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Bottom Line

The upper-middle-range Clube Do Lago is a family-friendly hotel that’s about a 12-minute walk from the beach. With two pools, game rooms, tennis courts, a gym, and a small spa, it offers a solid amount of amenities. Dining options include a breakfast buffet (for a fee) and a limited restaurant that offers a set dinner menu -- but it must be ordered in advance. The 59 apartments and studios are spacious and have kitchenettes and balconies (in most), however they’re quite dated in terms of decor and appliances. The free Wi-Fi is also reportedly spotty. Families are attracted to this property for its economic prices, but it may be worth comparison shopping with the Hotel Alvorada, which doesn't offer as many amenities, but does provide free parking and a location closer to Casino Estoril.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Clube Do Lago

Scene

Family-friendly hotel with a mix of modern and dated public spaces and rooms

Clube Do Lago makes a great first impression with its red-tiled roofs that complement its white facade with yellow trim, while large palm trees by the entrance add a tropical vibe. The lobby is similarly modern and stylish, with sleek tan tiles, a white front desk, and gray woven armchairs placed here and there. Purple and green pops of color appear in throw pillows and a fashionable city photograph behind the reception desk. The breakfast room is comparably modern, but warm and inviting, with wooden floors, colorful tablecloths, and plenty of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Other public places are in need of revamping, however. The children’s room, though spacious, is bare in terms of decor, with gray floors and gray walls. The spa has a Turkish vibe, but the furniture is quite dated. The hotel's spacious apartments and studios are also dated and in need of refurbishment. Overall, this property feels like it's halfway through a remodel, yet its budget-friendly prices continue to attract guests, most of whom are couples and families.

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Location

Residential location, but within walking distance of the beach and casino

The hotel is located on a quiet street in northern Estoril. The immediate vicinity is mostly residential, but there are some cafes and shops within easy walking distance, plus the Museum of Portuguese Music is right by the hotel. The beach is about a 12-minute walk downhill, while Casino Estoril takes about 15 minutes to reach on foot. The coastal town of Cascais is about a 10-minute drive away, or guests can opt for the rail line, which takes about 20 minutes. The nearest train station is a 13-minute walk from the hotel. The Lisbon Portela Airport is a 30-minute drive away, while Lisbon's city center can be reached in about 35 minutes by car, or a bit over an hour by public transportation.

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Rooms

Dated apartments and studios with kitchenettes; most with balconies

The hotel has 59 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments that are particularly suited for families or groups seeking spacious units. Decor is basic and dated, with gold and brown or maroon and tan bedspreads as well as striped or floral curtains. Apartments are outfitted with worn and faded golden couches in the living rooms, and all units have cherry-wood furniture with wicker panels. Though sometimes artwork graces the walls, they’re abstract pieces that have a chain-like vibe. 

All units have kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, sinks, stovetops, and kettles; some appliances are older (microwaves) than others (flat-induction electric stovetops). While dishes and silverware are provided, cleaning supplies are not. Air-conditioning, safes, and free Wi-Fi are additional amenities, but guests report that Wi-Fi is spotty. TVs vary across the rooms from flat-screens to old tube-style sets. Most rooms have balconies furnished with lime green plastic chairs and tables, offering views of the courtyard or street. Bathrooms are spacious and have shower/tub combos, hairdryers, bidets, and toiletries in wall dispensers and packages.

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Features

Indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, game room, gym, spa, and limited restaurant 

The main features at Clube Do Lago focus on family fun. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and though both are well maintained, they have odd hours throughout the day. Tennis courts (that costs a fee to use), a children’s playroom with toys and games, and a game room with pool and foosball are other family-friendly amenities. The TV room -- with its snack bar and comfy chairs -- encourages camaraderie among guests. A breakfast buffet is available for an additional fee. Dinner is provided, but it's a set menu at a set price (not including drinks) and must be ordered by a certain time during the day. For parents who wish to relax, there’s a small spa that offers a hot tub, baths, saunas, and massages. Business guests can take advantage of two meeting rooms, a public computer, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s gym may be dated, but provides various cardio and weight machines. Paid parking is available on-site. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Tennis Court

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