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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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 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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282 reviews 282 reviews
53 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is a beautiful place to stay in Chaves, probably the best. The staff are charming with good English. Rooms are modern and spacious with excellent furnishings. Breakfast is substantial and although we did not have any other meals at the hotel I am sure they would be good. In town there are many restaurants giving superb value. Be sure... 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 De Sao Francisco Hotel Chaves
Forte Hotel Chaves
Forte Chaves
Chaves Forte

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