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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here while motorcycle touring, excellent hotel in an old fort in the centre of Chaves. Good parking for bikes and cars alike. Lovely "rich" feeling hotel in an old historic building with all the mod cons. Staff very helpful and hard working they never stop. Rooms great, air conditioning and wifi, our bathroom a little dated. Superb pool area... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A pleasant stopover in an old historic building with a modern flair. Rooms are bright and airy. Pillows were large and inflexible, good shower. They offer Internet but it is very hit and miss. Breakfast adequate. There is a swimming pool with a nice feel to it with bar close by. English is not really spoken by staff.

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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Their website does not do this hotel justice. Situated in an old fort which is a National Monument, the hotel overlooks the small town of Chaves but is only a five minute walk to the centre and the river. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished, breakfast is good quality and plentiful, and the whole ambiance of the place is tranquil. Loved it!... More 

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

This hotel in a fort is worth a visit. The rooms are spacious but lack any work space (desk). The outdoor pool is great. The restaurant is big and formal so somewhat boring. The town just now has a new museum that is worth visiting.

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England
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for just one night. Standard room quite small, but fine for an overnight. Comfortable bed. Decent breakfast. Very interesting building. Didn't use swimming pool, but it is large and looked well maintained. Friendly staff.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights in June. Hotel is a cut above the rest, staff are polite and helpful, rooms range from large doubles to luxurious 4 poster beds. Setting on top of hill, ample car parking, even has its own chapel. Swimming pool with bar and entertainments from snooker to board games. Breakfast is plentiful with plenty of choices.... More 

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

A wonderfull place, hotel is situated in the old fortress. There is a chapel, nice swimming pool, pool biljards, nice lobby both in the hotel as well as in the opposite buildings. However, mistakes are made on some crucial points for us. The Good: - Spacious rooms, nicely decorated - Large beds, enough pillows - Nice views, good atmosphere -... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

The hotel is the recovery of an old military fortress located almost in the city center. Fortunately the buildings’ exterior was not much changed and their interiors were completely rebuilt thought for the guests comfort. If you like to sleep in this kind of monuments/hotels you should not miss the opportunity – you’ll be treated as a high military rank.... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

I have stayed at this centrally located historic hotel several times. And I always enjoyed. It is close to the High School. and the Rua de Santo Antonio and the gardens and within walking distance of the many places to visit including the roman bridge. It is an historic property, first used as a monastery (the chapel has been restored... More 

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Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

lovely building, lovely setting close to the centre. rooms open right into the corridor so lots of noise and very noisy waterworks! wakened early due to noise in corridor. ...noisy door slamming and showers! lovely breakfasts and lovely helpful staff. .

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about Forte de Sao Francisco

Address: Largo Pedisqueira | Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves 5400-435, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Chaves
Price Range: $67 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forte de Sao Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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“All rooms are well situated.”
 of 5 bubbles D132GKmegans, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“look for a room with the view of the Mountains”
 of 5 bubbles fernandor314, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem good but the premium rooms are larger. All rooms look out over the central courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles Bonniepippa, Aug 3, 2014 | Read review
“The opinion is based on a Suite (€ 130,- p.n.).”
 of 5 bubbles HSLB1, Jun 23, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms facing the court yard are sunny and have a pleasant out look.”
 of 5 bubbles Mikethebike0, Aug 7, 2013 | Read review
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