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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bern, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Chaves, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

old and new ...all in one.. the best of a ancient fortress and the excelente conditions of a new hotel. great food, clean just in the center of town peacefull , a good place to take some amazing pictures

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good value for money hotel, with excellent location and very nice ambience. After all it's an ancient fortress with loads of History. Nice rooms with all the commodities of new hotels. The problem is the service. Checking in, i had to argue with the receptionist to get the best rate for my room and every morning we had to wait... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Worth visiting for he building itself. The hotel is within the old fort. Modern construction is very sympathetic to the history so there is comfort with atmosphere. The walk, within the walls, from the main accommodation wing to the restaurant is simply marvellous. Chaves is also brimming with history and historic buildings, including a bridge built in AD100.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed at this Hotel in September 2014, what a beautiful Hotel this is, from the reception staff, to the rooms, everything was excellent. We didn't use the pool as it was a bit cool, but the pool area was amazing. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here, on the two days we stayed, and couldn't fault it. The food... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a hotel and location. A hotel within the walls of a fort. The public areas are elegantly furnished - both reception and the building opposite that houses the restaurant, games/billiards rooms, a small art gallery etc. The receptionist was friendly and efficient and gave clear instructions to find our room which was one the first floor with views to... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A hotel on a Portuguese National Monument! Amazing history! In the very beginning there was a franciscan convent ("Convento de São João da Veiga"). In 1629, the monks moved to the hills of Pedisqueira and built a new convent ("Convento de Nossa Senhora do Rosário"), that was later, due to its strategic location, turned into a fort ("Forte de Nosa... More 

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Co. Louth, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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