We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Forte de Sao Francisco

#2 of 12 Hotels in Chaves
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with AMOMA to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Forte de Sao Francisco
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 64: English reviews
Manchester
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank CHOManchester
Konstancin
Level Contributor
244 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank TravellerPoland
England
Level Contributor
255 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank JJEnglandUK
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank megan s
Mijdrecht
Level Contributor
68 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank bymy141
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
116 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank Vitor A
Newington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank Fernando R
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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. .

Helpful?
1 Thank Kirsty P
Funchal, Portugal
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Sleeping in an old fortress is something else. That it has changed a lot since a garrison was stationed there is obvious, but it is something one shouldn't miss if staying the night in Chaves. It was at one stage also a monastery, so you'll find things to suit all tastes... Staff was friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
1 Thank rloja
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Conveniently situated in the centre of Chaves with ample parking and well maintained grounds. Well appointed if rather characterless rooms but this is more than made up for by the imaginative restoration of the public rooms. We dined at the hotel restaurant and found it excellent - set price of 20 Euros for three courses.

Helpful?
1 Thank cheryl a
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

137 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (137)
Viewed
View from Room (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (57)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (37)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Chaves
1.5 mi away
Hotel Casino Chaves
Hotel Casino Chaves
#1 of 12 in Chaves
4.5 of 5 stars 244 reviews
9.4 mi away
Vidago Palace Hotel
Vidago Palace Hotel
#1 of 2 in Vidago
5.0 of 5 stars 445 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Aquae Flaviae – Premium Chaves
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Residencial Casa Das Termas
1.0 mi away
Hotel Encostas de Nantes
0.3 mi away
Petrus Hotel
Petrus Hotel
#10 of 12 in Chaves
3.5 of 5 stars 29 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Forte de Sao Francisco

Address: Alto da Pedisqueira | Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves 5400-435, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Chaves
Price Range: $71 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forte de Sao Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Travelocity, Hotwire and Odigeo so you can book your Forte de Sao Francisco reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Forte De Sao Francisco Hotel Chaves
Forte Hotel Chaves
Forte Chaves
Chaves Forte
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay