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Estalagem do Forte Muchaxo

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia do Guincho | Cascais and Sintra Natural Park, Cascais 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
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Ranked #19 of 22 hotels in Cascais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Capelo, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great place for walks and close to Sintra and Cascais centers by car. The bartender was just perfect for information and service with a smile. So it is a older place but with great memories. A little wind never hurt anyone and the piano bar is a great place to hang out after sunset. The owner is always present with... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I spent 10 nights here. Much of the criticism is simply unfounded. The renovated rooms are lovely with wonderful sea views. Yes, it is very windy at times but that's the Atlantic coast, with superb surfing. There are more sheltered bays nearby. Bus service to Cascais is good in the day and an evening taxi back costs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I have to laugh at this people !!!! And please tell me where I found a better service From profissional to helpfull in uk??? Exactly no where, I live in uk 20 years n service like that you get from that same staff who r not from uk and go there to work !!! Anyway staff very helpful from the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Location is outstanding and rooms are very nice for the price. The waiters' attitude is disgusting. Other than that the beach is very windy unless you very good at windsurfing or kitesurfing..big waves (not very good for surfing neither as it's very windy all the time) go somewhere else.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed one night in this hotel and the place is amazing! Our room windows (there are no terraces in this hotel) were on the beach side! Beach is amazing wide, beautiful and you really can feel the power of ocean and wind! I guess it is perfect place for surfers. About hotel- it is old fashioned a little bit... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I stayed here for two nights on a business trip and found the hotel was tired and under maintained. You get the impression that the hotel once was doing very well in the 60's or 70's but there has been no reinvestment since. Wifi is very bad and only available in the reception where there are no chairs. I would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend surprised my for my birthday by flying me here as I love surfing and we'd been in uk and away from good beaches for ages. If you like great surf, then this place is for you. So close to the beach, we had a sea view room which was basic but good, with an awesome bed and nice... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

For the price we paid for a weeks accomodation and flights (£200 each) it was good value. The best thing was the location right on the beach which was excellent for us as we wanted to learn to surf. Theres a great little surf shop under the hotel facing the beach from where you can book surf/kite-surfing lessons, about 50... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were there late September and NEVER again. The area was beautiful but the hotel was sadly lacking. Needs major renovation and upgrade. Very dank, dirty, miserable and without atmosphere. At times we were the only ones in the bar. Furniture musty, smelly and depressing. No outside area for a drink or meal.

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Dirty, dirty, unpleasent smell, very poor service, primitive breakfest. They are not even trying to clean the windows and rooms. Everything is like from terrible horror nightmare! Hotel is surrounded by the parking area for young surfers so all day long you have car and mofas noise and polution. Nice beach outside not for hotel guests as there are millions... More

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Additional Information about Estalagem do Forte Muchaxo

Also Known As:
Estalagem Do Forte Muchaxo Hotel Cascais
Estalagem Do Forte Muchaxo Hotel
Forte Hotel Cascais
Cascais Forte
Forte Cascais
Address: Praia do Guincho | Cascais and Sintra Natural Park, Cascais 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem do Forte Muchaxo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Estalagem Muchaxo is on Guincho beach, located on Cascais and Sintra Natural Park. The Estalagem Muchaxo has over 60 years of history and occupies an 17th century fortress, defying the waves and winds of the Atlantic Ocean.In such an impressive natural scenery Estalagem Muchaxo provides an unique and personalized atmosphere with it´s authentic and traditional decoration.Its restaurant is one of the most known in the region due to its magnificent view over the ocean and its cuisine, specialized in Seafood and Shellfish.A unique atmosphere can be found at the bar, with its decoration, piano, fireplace and views of the sea. Guincho beach and its winds and waves make it ideal for enthusiasts of surfing and windsurfing. In fact this beach is known as one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe ... more   less 
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