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Fortaleza do Guincho

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Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Soleuvre, Luxembourg
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review

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 

toronto
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the nicest boutique hotels I have ever visited. The view alone can easily be a postcard. It's actually nicer than a postcard. If you like roaring waves, this is your place. The restaurant dinner is very expensive but well worth the splurge if there is something you like on the rather limited menu. The staff is wonderfully helpful... 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 Hotel. We are really happy to know that you had a nice time with us. We really hope to have the the pleasure to welcome you again. Please be sure that we will try to have a softer pillow for your next trip... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This hotel is pretty old and needs renovation. Water stinks chlorine and you can feel this smell in the room. Bathroom is disaster, bath already changed white color for brown and shower was not working. There is Michelin restaurant where food was delicious but service was unpleasant and asking us why we want feed kids there if they can not... More 

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

Good afternoon from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, I really regret that we were not able to meet your expectations. Please be sure that your comments will be taken in consirations in order to improve our services. With our best regards. Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Chateaux Mariana Franco More 

Munich, Germany
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The place does offer the fantastic views you can see on the website. We were there in winter time, so no swimming and sunbathing, but it was worth the visit anyway - just for walking and hiking. Unfortunately we had a room above the aircondition ventilators, which are loud. We expected to sleep with open windows and to hear the... 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 totally aware that some people are much more sensitive then other to noise, and therefore we are already taking mesures to improve our aircondition ventilators. We expect that to be... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited Fortaleza do Guincho in September. Stumbled across it whilst staying in Sintra. Called in for a drink - amazing views across the sea. Had a bottle of champagne and was made to feel very welcome. If you're in the area would definitely recommend a visit. Next time I would stay for a meal as the menu looked amazing!

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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 great news; although two months passed, you still remember the nice time you have spend in our Hotel. That is exacly what we work for !!!! We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, and that time you should enjoy one of the... More 

London
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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Excellent service on our arrival. True, the hotel wasn't full, but I expect it's really good at any time, as you would expect at a Relais & Chateau hotel. We booked a room with a view, and were rewarded with foaming seas. The beach nearby offers a good walk to the next fort to work up an appetite for Michelin-starred... More 

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

Good morning from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho, Nice to hear from you. Thank you very much for your time and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. It is always a metter of happiness for us when guest enjoy their time in our Hotel. I am happy to know that you have enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and... More 

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