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Fortaleza do Guincho

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Lisbon, Portugal
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149 reviews 149 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It deserves a 5 star qualification : A very good ambiance where one is always surrounded by tranquility . Confortable areas on the ground floor where one may read , enjoy the tea time or any other "times" , always with the terrific show that the Mar do Guincho offers . The restaurant of the Hotel offers good quality/variety but... More

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Guincho0, Director of Sales at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Goof afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor community your felling about the Hotel. We are really pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us despite the flag !!! We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in... More

Liverpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A total surprise, not expecting the brilliant service and attention to detail that staff at the hotel showed us. We were upgraded to a room overlooking the sea without any additional charge. Absolutely breathtaking views and beautiful coast line walks. The hotel provides bikes and helmets to hire, free of charge. Lovely thoughtful touches such as handmade chocolate left on... More

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Guincho0, Director of Sales 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 your kind comments about our Hotel and for taking the time to share we the TripAdvisor community your feeling and impression about us. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in our Hotel. We remain at your entire... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The view from our rooms really took our breath away - the small enclosed balcony was perfect for staring out across the sea. The rooms themselves were very authentic, with comfortable beds, attention to detail and a very sweet bathroom - complete with jacuzzi. I stayed here in December (just before Christmas) with my husband and parents-in-law for four nights... More

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Guincho0, Director of Sales 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 your nice comments about our property; it is always a matter of joy for us to know that our clients had a pleasant stay. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again for a longer stay. We remain... More

Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Once a fort but now a five star hotel. Fortaleza has the perfect balance of staff to match. We felt so relaxed and comfortable here. The staff go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. The hotel is well out of the frantic hustle and bustle of Lisbon. It sits on a headland which enables guests... 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 your nice comments about our property and our staff. It is always a matter of joy to learn that we have made your stay as pleasant as possible. We really hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho. Best regadards.... More

Karlsruhe, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We booked a very nice package including a dinner at the one star Michelin restaurant, but at the arrival the person at the desk just brought us to our room without explaining anything about the dinner, the breakfast room and hours, etc, etc. The location is wonderful (old fortress on the sea at Guincho) but the rooms are a bit... More

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Guincho0, Director of Sales 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 community your thoughts about our property. We are really sorry that you have been disappointed with your stay in our Hotel. Please be sure that we will do our best in order to... More

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My husband and I arrived at the hotel very late one night in December and our first impression was one of amazement. Perched on the top of a cliff in a fairly remote area was this beautifully lit fort looking quite dramatic against the dark sky. Inside was equally beautiful, with a lovely reception area. We were warmly greeted and... More

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Guincho0, Director of Sales at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Greeting from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, What a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. Thank you so much for sharing with the TripAdvisor community your though about our property. We really hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again. Best regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Chateaux More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

In contrast to a lot of the reviews here, my girlfriend and I were very, very disappointed with our stay here. From the very beginning, we did not enjoy our visit. When we arrived we were shown to a room with twin beds, rather than a double despite obviously us being a couple. We raised the issue with staff (whose... More

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Guincho0, Director of Sales at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, We sincerely apologize for what happened and for not matching your expectations. In what regards the double bed, I have to say that we try as much as we can to allocate double beds to couple, but unfortunately when the Hotel is totally fully booked sometimes it is not possible. Regarding the Jacuzzi,... More

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Additional Information about Fortaleza do Guincho

Also Known As:
Fortaleza Do Guincho Hotel
Fortaleza Do Guincho Cascais
Fortaleza Do Guincho Hotel Cascais
Address: Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cascais
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cascais
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
#9 Business Hotel in Cascais
#10 Family Hotel in Cascais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fortaleza do Guincho 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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