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Forte de Sao Francisco

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alto da Pedisqueira | Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves 5400-435, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Chaves
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Co. Louth, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good points: This old historical hotel is certainly one I would like to visit again. It is located in the town of Chaves and you can walk to everything - the local markets, shops and the free concerts which are available in July. The staff were very professional, friendly and helpful and are a great asset. The premium room we... More

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Amsterdam
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very nice modern rooms in a beautiful place. Unfortunately the airco, in the ceiling, blows right over- and in your face. The breakfast is very, very simple (they charge only € 5,- for it, so deon't expect much). Dinner is average to good (also very cheap). In total, we liked the place.

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London
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131 reviews 131 reviews
52 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at this place for one night and it was the best option. It is located in the city centre and it is a beautiful place to stay. This is a Forte with walls like a castle all around. It is worth visiting itself even if you are not staying. The rooms are very well decorated and very comfortable.... More

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Portugal
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The hotel is lovely, in a former convent and fortress dating back to the 17th c., which was of great importance during the Peninsular War against Napoleon's invasion of Portugal. The church is also worth visiting. The hotel has all modern comforts, rooms in the historical aisle are more spacious than in the modern one, but both are beautiful with... More

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Derbyshire, UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hotel venue is lovely and it is worth spending time to look around the building where the restaurant is, there are games available too chess, cards, a pool table and table football game. The hotel bedroom building is very 70's in style and clean and bright. The bedroom was spotlessly clean and we slept well. All the staff we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Ideally located about 5 minutes walk from the old centre of Chaves, this hotel is spacious, clean and well laid out. The staff were friendly and helpful, the restaurant was excellent (as was most of the food we ate in Chaves). Ideal for a couple or a family - they have all sorts of stuff particularly for younger childrem.

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Ormskirk, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Recently got back from touring Portugal and stayed in this hotel on the way down to Lisbon. I stayed in five different hotels during my trip and I can honestly say this was the best. Its location in the town was handy for the many diverse shops and restaurants but in a very quiet position. The hotel its self was... More

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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The hotel is situated close to the center of Chaves where you can find plenty of restaurants, bars,shops, etc. Within the hotel, all comfort is available: een nice swimming pool, lobby bar, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, restaurant, pool table, enough place to park the car,, etc. The rooms are very nice and well equipped. It is also located on the right... More

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Paris, France
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294 reviews 294 reviews
54 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed here for two nights (even though we had originally planned on staying only one night) and we could have stayed more. The city of Chaves itself has a few things to visit, but this hotel is a destination in itself. A wonderful swimming pool with some young people who organized low-key aqua splash activities. I was doubtful at... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Visited this hotel on a relaxed weekend (using a discount voucher). The location within the city is good and the historic center is at walking distance. The hotel decor is a mix between the antique and baroque with modern and minimalist. The room we stayed was fairly decorated, but the view was non-existent. The best part was the pool (large,... More

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Address: Alto da Pedisqueira | Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves 5400-435, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Chaves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Forte de Sao Francisco 4*
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Forte Hotel Chaves
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