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Forte de Sao Francisco

#2 of 12 Hotels in Chaves
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Alto da Pedisqueira | Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves 5400-435, Portugal
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Funchal, Portugal
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Sleeping in an old fortress is something else. That it has changed a lot since a garrison was stationed there is obvious, but it is something one shouldn't miss if staying the night in Chaves. It was at one stage also a monastery, so you'll find things to suit all tastes... Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Conveniently situated in the centre of Chaves with ample parking and well maintained grounds. Well appointed if rather characterless rooms but this is more than made up for by the imaginative restoration of the public rooms. We dined at the hotel restaurant and found it excellent - set price of 20 Euros for three courses.

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Windsor UK
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed 3n B&B in late July as part of a fly drive holiday. The hotel is unusual - originally a convent (you can still see the chapel and cloisters where they sometimes have art exhibitions), then a fort before part of the site being converted into a hotel. You can walk across the courtyard (or underground passage) from the... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

modern comfortable rooms in a very historic setting. easy to find, plenty of secure parking. very friendly and helpful receptionist. amazing swimming pool, very large and deep. very good pool furniture loungers etc, all high quality. included breakfast was ok, but nothing special. for the rate we payed and the setting, i found it good value for money.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A real gem of a hotel just over the Portuguese border. The building is an old convent previously converted into a fort and now an elegant hotel with great views and an old building to explore. The hotel provides excellent value for money. We would return in a flash. The hotel is very handy for visiting the town on foot... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A modern hotel in an 18C former fort, tasteful and quirky. Unfortunately when we visited the weather was not good and the pool was shut, however the restaurant was good, the house wine amazing value and both could be reached by a "tunnel" between the hotel and restaurant. The rooms are a good size but being a fort with thick... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Everything was good - rooms well appointed, the swimming pool area was very relaxing, also appreciated the jacuzzi. There were some lovely comfy big circular loungers with sunshades, but for some reason the cushions were removed so they could not be used. The meals we had in the restaurant were good, except for the cakes served for dessert which were... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

An interesting hotel inside an old fort. The buildings and public areas were impressive but the rooms themselves were not. Although we were provided a wifi password during registration, the internet did not work. When we informed the front desk, we were informed in a rather uncaring manner that the problem must be with out devices and not that the... More 

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boxtel
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located within the historic forte de Sao Francisco. All the rooms, common areas and grounds are very nice. The hotel has many amenities, including pool, hot tub, games room, bar and restaurant. The hotel is also a great place for weddings and such. The staff was friendly and the food good. Though not as cheap as in... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a beautiful hotel with all the modern amenities in a historical setting. Modern decor melds wonderfully with the old. The rooms were well-appointed, the grounds beautifully maintained, the sevice was excellent.

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