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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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176 reviews 176 reviews
62 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 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 

Birmingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a lovely unexpected stay here last week, whilst up from the algarve to visit Lisbon. It was out of season so the price was good and it looked beautiful on the photos. Firstly the photos did it justice, it really was in a lovely setting and although a bit bland on the outside (it was a fort) the inside... 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 comments. I am really sorry that you did not like our restaurant; as matter of fact our restaurant has got one Michelin star and therefore the food is quite elaborate; still in our bar it is possible to have something... More 

London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
52 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The location of this hotel is excellent with views out to sea and a lovely old building. However, I did not think it was up to the usual Relais and Chateaux standards. The tables in the bar area were left uncleared of glasses and plates for some time and twice we had to sit at uncleared tables while waiting to... 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 apologize for my late answer. We are really sorry to learned that we were not able to meet your expectations. Please be sure that all your comments will be shared with the General Manager, staff and will be taken in consideration in order to improve our... More 

Soleuvre, Luxembourg
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

this hotel is an original fortress which lies on a rock overlooking the ocean and the very famous Guincho Beach, about 5km from Cascais center. the property is absolutely beautiful, you really have the feeling to be in an old fort. all areas are quite well kept, it needs some maintenance but overall is really good looking. the hall is... 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 want to thank you for your comments about our Hotel. I have to say that all the reviews are important for us, but yours since you took the time to talk about almost all the spaces available in the Hotel, it is even more important for us. Please be... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We've spend one night here, during St Valentine's day. The building, an ancient fortress is really nice and when you enter you feel like you're in a very special place. They just have a few rooms and a nice bar and a restaurant with a amazing view. The amazing thing was the service. The employee that show us the room... More 

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

Dear Mrs. Ribeiro, First of all I would like to thank you for your time and for leaving your comments about our property in the TripAdvisor. I am really sorry that you did not appreciate the way my colleague escort you to your room. Unfortunately we bellow to an association and we do have rules to follow; still and taking... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Top class hotel of the highest standing. Charming in its location and what a wonderful place to escape to.Staff very well trained and especially Francisco in the bar,always willing to take part in conversation and listen.The scenery was outstanding and the view from the dining room at breakfast,hard to beat.The drive into Cascais along the Guincho coast,15 mins,fantastic,with the waves... 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. How happy we are to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. We really hope to welcome you again. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We remain at your entire disposal for any further information. Hotel Fortaleza... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I recently had the privelage of spending 5 nights in this charming hotel. It was perfect for our stay. We were not disappointed by anything, the website portrays the hotel exactly as it is. The breathtaking views every morning while we ate breakfast was superb, the tea and scones at 5.00pm when we arrived back from a day out were... More 

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Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, What a pleasuer to read your comments. You can not imagine how much does it represent for us; since our daily goal is to make our guest as happy as possible. Thank you so much for your nice comments about our properyt and staff. One last word to thank you for sharing your... More 

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