This post is in partnership with Lucky’s Guest House & Visit Cascais. I received a complimentary stay at their hotel in Estoril exchange for my honest review, but all opinions are my own!
There are two types of talented interior decorators: those who assemble rooms by way of online orders and showroom visits, and those who forage and find and create something inspired. Lucky’s Guest House is definitely the latter. The decor is neither a perfect matching of elements nor adhering to any particular design style. Rather, it is design-by-feeling. Pieces collected from throughout the ages sit alongside faux furs, Buddhist statues, and champagne bottles in chrome buckets. You’ll find the lounge to be a shrine to in-house Muay Thai champion (we’ll get into that later) and the outdoor chill out area an eclectic mix of woven pillows, paper lanterns, and shipping palette furniture. Lucky’s Guest House is somehow overstated and super comfy at the exact same time, and that’s what makes it the coolest little hotel in Estoril and one of the best things to do on a visit to Cascais.
Want to stay strange? An overnight in the very quirky Lucky’s Guest House should do the trick.
About Lucky’s Guest House
Maria Villar & Nuno Neves created Lucky’s Guest House with loftier ambitions than most guest house owners could claim. They invite guests to “embrace their inner person” during their stay, be it through Muay Thai training or simply through a good night’s sleep in one of their cleverly designed rooms.
Lucky’s Guest House is equipped with rooms, suites, and bungalows. Within the main house, you’ll find a suite, two double rooms, and one room with two bunk beds. The Cacau Bungalow (where I stayed!) is a small house outfitted with two double bedrooms with single beds, a few chairs, funky rugs, and a shared bathroom. Finally, the Pink Bungalow has one room with two single beds, one room with a bunk bed for three, and a living area with a pullout couch. Each of the rooms has a completely unique personality, so you’ll have a different experience based on where you stay. In addition to your bedroom, you’ll have access to a shared living room, dining room, terrace, chill out area, garden, and even a small pool.
Value: A night in one of the rooms at Lucky’s Guest House costs between €120-€300. Book your stay or read more reviews.
Train in Muay Thai
Lucky’s co-founder, Nuno Neves, is a five-time World Champion of various martial arts. When you stay at Lucky’s Guest House, you’ll have the chance to hop in the ring with him. Your lesson may start with an introduction to Muay Thai principals – humility and respect. After some jump rope and basic balancing exercises, you’ll progress into to jabs, undercuts, hooks, and kicks. If you’re a beginner like me, the class will kick your ass but you’ll leave it feeling stronger and more balanced.
Value: Muay Thai classes are 50€ per private session.
Lucky’s Guest House is located in Sao Joao do Estoril, a residential neighborhood just 3.5km away from Cascais. I recommend staying at a hotel in Estoril to get a sense of the local neighborhoods and venturing into Cascais during the day. An oceanfront promenade extends between the two, passing beaches, restaurants, and historical buildings. Cascais is as pretty as any seaside painting and well worth a visit during your trip to Portugal. You can get out on the beach for suntanning or surfing, eat seafood at one of the many fantastic restaurants, or just wander around the city taking photos of the colorful houses and maritime landmarks. // 9 Reasons You’ll Never Want to Leave Cascais
Wanna stay at Lucky’s Guest House?
Lucky’s Guest House on Booking.com
Phone:+351 21 584 44 00
Address: Rua da Galiza 180, 2765-325 Estoril-Portugal