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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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578 reviews 578 reviews
53 hotel reviews
399 helpful votes 399 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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27 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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53 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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*
Number of rooms: 58
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Forte Hotel Chaves
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