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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 June 7, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed at Muchaxo's for four nights last year and we had a wonderful time. It is not a modern hotel, but it has old style, charm and impeccable service. All the staff, including Mr Muchaxto himself, did everything to make us welcome and enjoy our stay, including cooking a special meal with less than 24hrs notice for my boyfriend's... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The location is very nice, just next to the ocean and the view from our room was perfect! The room wasn't clean as there where spots on the pillow and as well I found hairs in the bathroom. The bed is a good size and the matrass is ok.

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Georgeham, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was a little bit worried having read the reviews after I booked our family holiday but I really can not fault our stay. The location and sea views are amazing, the staff were helpful and friendly, some of the hotel is dated but this added to its charm and individuality. My parents and my uncle, who are aged between... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed at the estralagam for four nights last week and when I read the reviews I didn't want to go however my partner had stayed there before and so off we went.we were given a refurbished room o. The first floor it was clean and bright with stunning sea and beach views.now yes some parts of the hotel do... More

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Capelo, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Address: Praia do Guincho | Cascais and Sintra Natural Park, Cascais 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem do Forte Muchaxo 4*
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Also Known As:
Estalagem Do Forte Muchaxo Hotel Cascais
Forte Hotel Cascais
Cascais Forte
Forte Cascais

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Cascais #15 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
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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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