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Fortaleza do Guincho

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked into this hotel for 4 nights but checked out after 3. It did not feel like a 5 star hotel. Room we were given had a side sea view, which we were not happy with. Staff very helpful and upgraded us to a suite for 2 nights at no extra charge. Breakfast was not what we would have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, hands down good food. Nice little in betweeners. Blockbuster view of the Atlantic Ocean. The staff were really nice and tried to offer good service. The bad: 1. Poor house port 2. Never really cleaned the table from breadcrumbs 3. Water not filled regularly.

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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 time and comments. Please be sure that all your remarks will be taken in consideration in order to improve our services. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. With our best rgards. Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Chateaux Mariana Franco More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant very luxury as you are served with christofle. The servers are nice and tried everything to please us. But I felt also they were snobs with other clients. The restaurant decorations is outstanding you will really enjoy the luxury place. As for food it was excellent but I had better plates at other restaurants in Portugal (Algarve area),... 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 thank you for your time, and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are really pleased to know that you have enjoyed your time in our restaurant at dinner time; we feel sorry that your experience at lunch time wasn't that good since we... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we didn't stay at the hotel, we stopped in for a drink on the terrace on our way to Sintra in May. We ended up talking to DIEGO in the reception area and once he learned we did not have a set itinerary for our trip in Portugal he jumped in and immediately offered to help us plan our... 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 so much for your comments, we are really happy to know that Diogo was able to help you making your itinerary. We hope you have enjoyed your time in Portugal and should you come to Portugal again please come back to visit us. We remain at your entire disposal for any... More 

Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three days, many years ago with a friend, and wanted to write a review. Stunning setting, perched atop a (many times windy) hill, wonderful architecture, (an old fort), professional and kind staff, albeit I found the rooms a bit small, but well appointed and comfortable. We were requested to wear long-trousers in the reataurant, which I did... 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 so much for your comment after a so long time. We really hope not to have to wait that long to welcome you again. Please do not worry about the dress code, since the " maître d'Hôtel and the Chefe " will be more than happy to welcome you wearign a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this place the last 20+ years and it is a fantastic old fortress in the middel off the Cascais costline a bit isolated and in a perfect location...old portugese style and a place to just relax and enjoy yourself. Best poolbeach club and resturants close by and a realy nice place just ten minutes from Cascais. Strongly recomended

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

Dear Mr. Thomas, It is always a pleasure to welcome you. Thank you so much for given us the honor to welcome year after year. We really hope to welcome you again next year. One last word to thank you for your time and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor. community. With our best regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

A meal for 18 golfers on a Portugese trip at a Michelin star restaurant was never going to be easy. Fortaleza was superb - an oyster amuse bouche , quail and quail eggs , sea bass and a wonderful strawberry desert , paired with a wonderful local wine selected by the sommelier - a very accomplished meal. Service was attentive... 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 read your comments about our restaurant and Hotel. We are really proud to know that you have enjoyed your meal and time in our restaurant. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in our Hotel; as you know you are really close to the best... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fortaleza is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cascais, hanging out on a small rock peninsula over the Atlantic giving you a 180 degree view of the sea with the mountains of Sintra as a backdrop. Amazing. That said, it is EXPOSED to the elements: very windy, and when we were there the ocean was not swimmable... More 

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

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guinho, First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. It is with great pleasure we read your comment, and we are really happy to know that you had a chance to relax and to rest; we just feel sorry that you were not able to... More 

Wellington, Fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Fortaleza is a Relais & Chateaux property with a Michelin 1 star restaurant. Both the Hotel and the restaurant are great. The location on the sea is fabulous and the rooms, while small are historic and furnished with period pieces. Ceilings are vaulted and the lobby courtyard is great. We started our three week vacation here and it was a... 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 thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community and for your time. It is with great pleasure we read your comments; we really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again to start or to end another trip to Portugal. We remain at... More 

Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is very much a high end place in a wonderful location--right on the beach outside of Cascais. The staff is to be commended--very attentive and also very correct. I suppose a lot of clients like that, but I appreciate seeing people smile and laugh. The rooms are made up to make you think you are in a castle--faux gothic... 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 thank you very much for your comments and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. I have to say that all comments are important, but yours really took my attention, since I really enjoyed your sense of humor. In what regards yours comments we will... More 

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