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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hotel with a difference, it was once used as a forte. Charming place with lots of character and nooks and crannies to explore but the best surprise was waking up in the morning and looking out of the window to see the blue sea and sky. The fit surfers riding the waves didn't go amiss either :P We were...

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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you love the sound of wave smashing against the shore, this is the hotel for you. The beach is sandy, but the wind was so sharp it was hard to walk across it... A great beach for surfing... not for swimming. The hotel pool is beside the ocean and occasion the spray from the ocean falls into the pool....

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I've been coming here since my childhood. But since the 60s not many improvements have been made. It's old and tired. Bars dark and actually smelly! I wouldn't say it's the cleaned place, or doesn't looks so. Breakfast: same every day: packed ham and sliced cheeze! Not very imaginative. At 80 euros average per day: not even a bottle of...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the renovated rooms with view on the beach. Perfect. Although the hotel is a bit outdated and the breakfast can be skipped its full of character and the beach can't be beaten. Take breakfast at the beachbar instead. Top coffee and a good and cheap sandwich.

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Ketley, Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 15, 2016

What a wonderful place! Just don't believe any of the negative reviews you read on here or anywhere. The hotel has got the most wonderful character built with love and great thought. Although it may be in need of a bit of updating, who cares when you're in the most wonderful location. The staff are so lovely, always a smile...

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Moncton, Canada
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Do not believe everything that you read about this place, especially if it is negative. Of course expect the regular Portuguese service LOL - nothing special, however, they were really good with any of our special requests. The monkfish and cod were amazing. Being from Atlantic Canada, where we have access to fresh delicious fish on a regular basis, this...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

A unique location - on the best beach in the area, at the foothills of the national park, with some of the best restaurants and historic sites in Portugal pretty much on the doorstep. If you want a poolside bar, modern bathrooms, bellboys etc, you will need to stay in Cascais town (and pay twice as much). It could definitely...

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Parracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Ten minutes drive from the center of Cascais, a slightly dated hotel, but with all you need and not too expensive unlike most of Portugal on the coast. The pool is great and cut into the cliff side. The beach is beautiful, has full time lifeguards too. the hotel is a bit tired, but clean and the rooms were lovely,...

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Dublin
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stayed there for a few nights. Hotel was surprisingly old, dirty and stinky. Room was a quite OK, but the lack of maintenance were everywhere. Bathroom was a second big disappointment. Dirt, mold and rust everywhere. Do not expect that you will be using pool area. It looks like no body to took care about it since the building...

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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The location of this hotel is absolutely fabulous. The beach is great and if you arrive at the right time you can enjoy a nice walk watching a gorgeous sunset. The hotel i am guessing was once a nice place to stay. Pity no-one has bothered refurbishing and maintaining the place. It is extremely run down. Rooms decent size but...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Estalagem Muchaxo is on Guincho beach, located on Cascais and Sintra Natural Park. The Estalagem Muchaxo has over 60 years of history and occupies an 17th century fortress, defying the waves and winds of the Atlantic Ocean.In such an impressive natural scenery Estalagem Muchaxo provides an unique and personalized atmosphere with it´s authentic and traditional decoration.Its restaurant is one of the most known in the region due to its magnificent view over the ocean and its cuisine, specialized in Seafood and Shellfish.A unique atmosphere can be found at the bar, with its decoration, piano, fireplace and views of the sea. Guincho beach and its winds and waves make it ideal for enthusiasts of surfing and windsurfing. In fact this beach is known as one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe ... more   less 

Additional Information about Estalagem do Forte Muchaxo

Address: Estrada do Guincho | Cascais and Sintra Natural Park, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Price Range: $44 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Estalagem do Forte Muchaxo 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Estalagem Do Forte Muchaxo Hotel Cascais
Forte Hotel Cascais
Cascais Forte
Forte Cascais
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Cascais
#23 Luxury Hotel in Cascais
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Definitely get a sea view if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles jigglypuff2016, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“get an room with a view of the ocean”
  • Waves sang us to sleep
 of 5 bubbles ntsci, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Only with ocean view on the newer wing.”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineHoffmann, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Beach View rooms are best. Possibly second floor are higher standard.”
  • Now that's a view!
 of 5 bubbles susiem776, Aug 15, 2016 | Read review
“you can either have a view of the sea, or a balcony on the opposite side, both seemed fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 279saraht, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
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