Portugal CampoReal

The graceful Westin CampoReal Golf Resort & Spa nestles quietly in the Portuguese countryside, not far from Lisbon and not far from the coast.The hotel is immediately impressive and the people equally welcoming – and whether you’re a suited business professional, booted horse rider or golfing enthusiast you are bound to feel at home. Perfect for a short break over a weekend, for those wanting to learn to ride or brush up their dressage and jumping skills in a sporty, luxurious and friendly environment.The suites and comfortable beds are a treat for anyone found to be feeling travel weary, although the hotel is just 30 minutes from Lisbon airport making it an attractive destination for families.Riding is arranged at the nearby CampoReal equestrian centre, just a short walk from the hotel, though transport is available.

Nestled in a beautiful valley overlooking an unspoiled landscape of dramatic rolling hills and ancient vineyards, The Westin CampoReal Golf Resort & Spa occupies land formerly used by the Portuguese royal family as hunting ground. Just 30 minutes north of Lisbon and 20 minutes from the beaches of the Silver Coast, it offers easy access to a region full of cosmopolitan and rustic delights.

The Riding:

The centre boasts an indoor school for assessment lessons or in case of inclement weather and a large outdoor school that looks out to the hotel and valley beyond. Training is offered for beginners to advanced riders in general riding, dressage and show jumping.

Advanced riders have the thrill of being able to practice movements such as piaffe, passage, Spanish walk and tempi changes on exquisitely trained steeds.

Dressage at Campo Real - advanced/ and traditional classical advanced - ie. tempi changes, passage, piaffe (traditional advanced) and classical (ie caprioles etc...)

For families, there are plenty of small ponies to start or further children’s riding and the hotel is equally accommodating with a specialist family swimming pool and a supervised kids’ club and games area.

Hotel facilities and amenities: In fact, for families or couples wishing to have a little extra space, split-level apartments or outlying accommodation is also available – and there’s a self-catering option too. However, for the ultimate holiday, one should sample the magnificent food on offer from the choice of three restaurants offering relaxed to rather more formal dining environments.

Sporting facilites: Activities at the hotel are extensive and the dedicated golfer can be seen out on the 18-hole course from early sunrise to virtual sunset - the course being sufficiently challenging to suit most experience levels.

Training is also on offer to novice and experienced golfers but there’s also tennis courts, running track, several swimming pools and a superbly equipped gym.

Spa: Your body is expected to be in need of some attention with all this activity and the DiVine Spa offers a host of treatments and therapies. And, a daily visit to the herbal steam room, sauna, Turkish shower, hydrotherapy pool and relaxation room will rejuvenate and invigorate all.

The facilities and riding opportunities alone rightly afford the Westin CampoReal five-star status but your friendly and often humorous hosts take luxury holidays to a whole new level.

For mixed groups of non-rider and riders to riders of all ages and abilities, the Westin CampoReal has to be the ultimate short-break vacation.

Recreation & Entertainment

Outdoor Hotel Pool, Outdoor Children's Pool , Jogging Path , CampoReal Golf Course , DiVine Spa, Indoor Swimming Pool , WestinWORKOUT® Gym , Tennis Centre , Jacuzzi , Equestrian Centre ,Specialized Treatments , Massage , Facial Treatments , Spa Packages , Swimming Pools , Unwind(SM) , Baths & Body Therapies , Final Beauty Touches , Wellbeing

Hotel Accommodation & Facilities

Three possibilities at the 5* Westin CampoReal from a room in the hotel, apartment in the hotel or an outlying apartment with self-catering facilities.

Dining

Breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and supper catered for in the comfort of your room or at one of the three restaurants and two bars – including the poolside bar during the summer months.

Local Area

The nearest village, Turcifal, has a charming old quarter and hosts local festivals and celebrations. Surrounded by fertile soil, it is renowned for its exceptional white and red wines. Nearby is Torres Vedras, the region’s lively commercial centre, famous for its hilltop fortresses—the Lines of Torres—built by the Duke of Wellington to defend against Napoleon’s troops. Venture a bit further to discover a wealth of fascinating historic towns, including Óbidos, Mafra, and Sintra, Portugal’s jewel and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Getting there

The nearest airport is Lisbon approximately 30 minutes away. Lisbon Airport is served by many low budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair from many regional airports.

Transfers to and from the airport are approximately 75 Euros per car one way for a maximum of 4 persons plus 1 suitcase per person. This should be booked in advance at time of booking and added to the cost of the holiday.

Otherwise car hire is available – Europcar costing approximately 200 Euros/week. Good car deals online when you book your budget flight.

Transportation from the hotel: Shuttle Service within Surrounding Area, Limousine Service , Car Rental Service , Beach Shuttle Service , Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off , On-Site Parking

Business Services: Secretarial Service , Audio Visual Equipment , Copy/Printing Services , High Speed Internet Access

Riding Ability

Beginners to advanced riders. Due to the value of the horses and rocky terrain only intermediate and advanced riders are invited to hack but it will be at a steady pace. Horses are prepared ready for riders though guests are welcome to ask questions or assist.

Riding centre opening hours: Summer : Monday to Friday 10 to 7.30 pm, Saturday all day except closed at lunch from 1-3.30pm, Sunday is only available for Advance level lessons and hacks.

What to bring

Hats are provided by the centre but The Riding Company always advises taking your own. Appropriate footwear and riding apparel is advised. Branded CampoReal Equestrian Centre polo shirts and fleece tops are available for purchase.

Room facilities include: LCD Flat Panel Television, Wireless High Speed Internet Access in Guest Rooms (Charge), VOiP Telephone with Direct Dialing and Voicemail

Additional notes :

Meals: Prices include a breakfast pack served in the apartment/townhouse. Lunch or dinner price varies from 25 Euros per person excluding beverages.
Kids Club: The cost of the Westin Kids Club is to be confirmed.
Golf: Hotel guests have access to golf lessons at special prices – 18 holes 45Euros/ 9 holes 30 Euros; or at weekends 18 holes 55Euros/ 9 holes 35 Euros. Buggys are available for hire at 18 holes 35 Euros / 9 holes 30 Euros with a 5 Euro surcharge at weekends. Electric trolley 18 holes 17Euros / 9 holes 10Euros. Manual trolley 18 holes 5Euros / 9 holes 6Euros. Hire of clubs 18 holes 35Euros / 9 holes 25Euros.
Cycling: Hire of bicycles is 3 Euros per hour/free for children up to the age of 12.
Tennis: Hire of tennis court is 6 Euros per hour or 10 Euros per hour to include 2 rackets and balls.
Spa: Users of the DiVine Spa must be 16 years or over. Day passes to the DiVine Spa are 15Euros, giving access to the hydrotherapy pool, herbal steam room, sauna, Turkish bath and tea lounge.Treatments including body treatments, hands and feet, skin care and massage range from 40Euros to 130Euros with a deep tissue sports massage costing 85Euros for 55minutes.

Disability Features:Handicap Accessible Room. Accessible Shower and/or Bath

While the official national language is Portuguese, you’ll find many people who speak English, French, and Spanish. The local currency is the euro, and banks are generally open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3pm. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. Tourists travelling with electronics should note that the electric system uses 230/400 volts with the European-style two-pin sockets.

Local shopping hours are generally 9 or 10am to 7pm, with a lunch break around 1-3pm. Shops are generally closed on Sundays, except mornings in December for holiday shopping. Large shopping centres featuring international brands generally have longer hours, a brand new one is located just in Torres Vedras, while local markets and fairs vary by region. The concierge can provide additional information and advice.