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Fortaleza do Guincho

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 22 hotels in Cascais
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Luanda, Angola
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is an old fort which makes it very unique. It is located right on the water so you have some really nice views. The restaurant is really the selling point to this place. It is a Michelin star restaurant and it definitely lived up to that status. We were definitely blown away by all of the foods we... More

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, What a pleasure to acknowledge that you have spend a nice time in our Hotel; it is always a matter of joy for us. One last word to thank you for sharing with the TripAdvisor community your experience in our Hotel. We really hope to welcome you again. We remain at your entire... More

Warsaw, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel and restaurant are great (service, quality, cleanliness etc.) This place has a great climate which you will enjoy. In my view it is worth the price. It is close to the airport and Lisbon ca. 35-40 min driving distance. As a matter of fact it is very windy place, so if you prefer to lay on a beach all... More

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for sharing with the TripAdvisor community your thoughs about our Hotel. It is always a metter of joy for us to learn that our guests have spend a nice time in our Hotel. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho.... More

Beja, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Michelin star restaurant in this hotel is absolutely fantastic. We keep going back year after year and it just keeps getting better. The best so far was a seasonal menu with wines to accompany - what pure bliss. Thank you.

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, It is with great pleasure we learned that you have enjoyed your meal in our restaurant. We really hope to welcome you again soon, and we will do our best in order to correspond to what you are expecting from our restaurant. One final word to express our gratitude for your kind words... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Spent five days there, staff really great, helpful and friendly and the restaurant is well deserving of it's Michelin star. A great location for Lisbon and Sintra and right next to a soft sandy beach. Would have liked some tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the bathroom was cramped but still enjoyed our stay.

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all we would like to thank you very much for sharing your experience in our Hotel with the TripAdvisor comunity. It is with great pleasure we learned that you have enjoyed your stay in our Hotel; we really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. In what regards coffee... More

Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pure Relais Chateau service! great restaurant with the most beautiful view, great location next to Guincho beach, not the biggest choice for breakfast but everything excellent! The rooms are logically dark but beds are comfortable. We loved it, coming back for sure!

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor comunity your feeling about our Hotel. We really regret that you have find breakfast a little bit to short but please be sure we will do our best in order to improve it.... More

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Beautiful location right on the sea cliffs. Amazing suite, a truely memorable hotel for all the right reasons. Mini bar not overpriced. People in the hotel were very aaccomodating. It was wonderful to wake up to the sound of the sea. Loads of interesting walks.

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good morning from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all I would like to apologige for my late response to your comments. Thank you very much for your nice words about our property; it is with great pleasure I have learned that you have enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have just returned for a short break to Portugal. Staying at the Fortaleza do Guincho was a lovely experience. The hotel is in an outstanding position on the stretch of unspoilt beach and sand dunes at Guincho, near Cascais. The hotel, a former fort, is full,of character with wonderful views a fantastic restaurant, and most of all great staff... More

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Good evening from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all I would like to thank you very much for sharing your impression about our property with the TripAdvisor community. We are really pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho. We... More

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in early april when it was raining and stormy. It was a relaxing place to be and the breakfasts were superb. We didn't eat dinner here as it was too expensive for us but nothing was too much trouble for the staff at all times. The room was very good, with jacuzzi bath and... More

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all I would like to apologige for being so late to thank your for taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor comunity your feeling about our property. We are really sorry that you where a bit disapointed with the services available in our property; we would like as much as... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed here in February for my husbands 50th. We arrived the same time as the storms that battered the UK and parts of Europe. Watching the Atlantic from our bedroom window was spectacular! When the storm had died the beach is lovely to walk along for an afternoon stroll. The hotel is wonderful, the breakfast is sublime, buffet style plus... More

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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, We thank you very much for sharing with the TripAdvisor comunity your feeling about Estoril Cost and our property. We are all really happy to learn that you have spend a great time in our Hotel, we just regret that you have not enjoyed our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure... More

Hampshire Uk
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Arriving at the hotel we were not disappointed. The building and setting by the sea is amazing. The service from staff in all areas of the hotel is impeccable with their politeness, helpfulness and attention to detail. The rooms are spotlessly clean as aresult of morning and evening visits by staff. The breakfast has a choice of buffet or eggs.... More

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Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, Thank you very much for your nice comments about Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho and for sharing your thoughts with the TripAdvisor comunity. We really hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho. Best regards from all the staff. We remain at your entire disposal for... More

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Address: Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fortaleza do Guincho 5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cascais #4 Luxury Hotel in Cascais #5 Romantic Hotel in Cascais #8 Business Hotel in Cascais
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Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998, as the Hotel, with the same name. French Chef Antoine Westermann, who was awarded three Michelin stars, had the responsibility for defining the philosophy of the kitchen and proposes new menus to each season, along with Vincent Farges, the Executive Chef. In 2001 the restaurant, with a strong influence of French haute cuisine, won its first Michelin star. Currently, it has strong national influences and is made on the basis of the best Portuguese products, such as fish and shellfish from the Portuguese coast. In 2007, the sommelier Inacio Loureiro joins the team and the result is five consecutive awards for the cellar of the restaurant with the award Best Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. The wine cellar of the Fortaleza do Guincho, currently with about 850 references of the best national and international wines, is unanimously considered one of the best in Portugal. Gastronomic Adviser Antoine Westermann was born in the Alsace region of France. With 29 year old received his first Michelin star, and since then his work has been recognized with several awards and international distinctions. He is a consultant Guincho restaurant since it opened, in 1998. Constant research and great passion for innovation, led him to discover new techniques and new concepts of modern cuisine. Beyond fine dinning and a triple star, Antoine Westermann expresses his creativity in different universes: at the moment he operates the restaurant Vieil Mon Ami, an elegant bistro, located on the Ile Saint Louis (Paris), which produces an easier and more affordable cooking, and he is the owner of the mythical and sophisticated Drouant, also in Paris, where it is decided and awarded the prestigious Goncourt literary prize since 1914. Vincent Farges Executive Chef Vincent Farges Rillieux was born in La Pape, near Lyon, and is Guincho Executive Chef since 2005. After completing his education in France, Vincent worked on some of the best French restaurants until he join the Buerehiesel, team, leaded by Antoine Westermann and with who he would inaugurate Fortaleza do Guincho. But the passion for the culinary culture would lead him to look for kitchens with very diverse concepts. In Morocco, where he remained for four years, Vincent opened and was responsible for the restaurants La Bavaroise (Casablanca). In Greece, where he settled after, opened the Grand Hotel Bratangne (Athens) and was also responsible for the diverse cuisines of the luxury hotel chain. Those were remarkable experiences, whose influence is denoted on his return to Guincho (2005), where Vincent has the opportunity to explore his own ways, and freedom to interpret Antoine Westermann's philosophy. Inacio Loureiro Sommelier Inacio Loureiro met and fell in love with wines world at the Hotel de Lobos in Sintra, where he met the great sommelier Antonio Vaz. After finishing the course of sommelier in the School of Tourism, in Lisbon, Inacio joins the Penha Longa Hotel as a waiter. There, he starts to work directly with Joao Pires and ended to take over he's place, when Pires got out for another project. In 2007 Inacio joins Guincho's team and has considerably increased referrals from the cellar, which now has more than 800 of the best wines from around the world. His work has been recognized in Portugal and abroad, particularly from the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine, which distinguishes the cellar with Best Award of Excellence for five consecutive years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. More recently, he has won the Prix du Sommelier 2011, by International Academy of Gastronomy. ... more   less 
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