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Fortaleza do Guincho

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were shocked at the poor service and how the hotel could sell rooms with a horrible sewer smell to then play dumb. The hotel seemed to be cutting corners to save costs on a summer Sunday with only one person at check in. We were not given a single piece of information about the hotel - we were rushed... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
43 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a brief word, this is the most over-priced, and over-hyped hotel I have stayed at in 25 years of travelling. If you are to believe their prices and self-promotion, you will be expecting to roll around in luxury. NOT! You will not be greeted by any friendly or helpful staff. They are brusque, argumentative, and look down on you... More

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Portugal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have already written letters of thanks to the head office at Relais and Chateaux and of course the hotel but i just wanted to write a quick review on here about how amazing this hotel and its staff is. From the very start of planning our wedding here the staff have been on hand to help with anything we... More

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

Dear Rebecca, Thank your very much for your nice words about Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho. We are really proud that you gave us the honor to organize your wedding. We really hope to welcome you again next year to celebrate your wedding anniversary, I am sure Marta will be more than happy to assist you. We remain at your entire... More

Devon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here before, during and after our daughter's wedding ceremony which she had in the hotel. The staff were exceptional throughout our time here and in the wedding planning, all 14 months of it! We ate in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was wonderful. Also the food served in the bar area as bar snacks... More

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

Greating from Hotel Fortalez do Guincho, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the TripAdivor community. It was a pleasure to assist you, but I have to say that all your request were quite easy to please. I really hope to have the pleasure to welcome all of you next year. See you in August 2015 !!! I... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I came here for a three day stay ahead of our friends wedding, also at the hotel. Everything was wonderful and the views / weather could not be beaten. The staff was kind and friendly. The food was quite good. The wine was excellent, as is the location for anything in and around Sintra. My only complaint:... 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 we would like to thank you very much for your comment about our Hotel and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are sorry that we were not able to solve the problem you had with the shower; I do know that we tried to solve it but... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The air is fresh, the view is amazing from the hotel terrace and restaurant. Breakfast was good. The best orange juice we have had on this vacation. Room was cosy. Loved the bathroom. Had a partial sea view from our room. Did not try the formal restaurant but had a great meal in the terrace area.

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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 words about our property, and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are really happy to learn that you have enjoyed your time in our Hotel and really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again. You may have time during your next... More

Luanda, Angola
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 July 3, 2014

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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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

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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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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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