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“Delightful and grand”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Fonte Santa

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Hotel Fonte Santa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monfortinho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful and grand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I almost hate to share this review, for fear that when we are next in Portugal, and we will be, my review will cause the hotel to be full. On second thought, we'll make our reservations well ahead.
Where to begin? The setting is about as romantic and lovely as can be. The grounds are huge with a pool as grand as any we have seen in years. The first thing that comes to mind is: Why is this place not world famous? Everything from the arrival experience to the amazing room with great view, to the best hotel breakfast ever, with fresh squeezed juices and nice choices. We sometimes find really grand places with an attitude of superiority to match, but this was far from it. The people are genuinely friendly, elegant but unpretentious. The price, which I didn't know until checkout, was jaw- dropping reasonable. My only regret was that we hadn't budgeted one night to stay here. We'll not make that mistake next time.It is a couple of hours drive from Lisbon, nearly on the border of Spain, but well worth an couple of days' excursion.

Room Tip: I doubt you can go wrong. Re fitness centre and spa, didn't have a chnce to use, but will plan o...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We only stayed one night, during a recent visit of eastern Portugal, but this property is incredibly scenic. The rooms are cozy and quiet, the rates are affordable and nothing beats the (included) breakfast on the terrace.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

We've come back year after year for the last 10 years.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Porto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

My wife and I were at Fonte Santa for 5 days and we loved it.
All the hotel facilities were very good and well decorated. The environment within the hotel is very relaxed and easy to like if you are looking for a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. You can also have a walk on the hotel gardens which are very well treated.
The view from the balcony to the mountain is extraordinary.
The hotel restaurant is fantastic and the breakfast is very complete and diverse, comprising several traditional products. Whe hotel staff is very nice and helpful.
The only thing that could be better was the pool water temperature which was very cold... once you entered in the water, in spite of the outside temperature was very hot, you'd almost freeze to death!!.
In the surrondings you have the thermal spa and several good restaurants (the one that I'd highlight is the one next to the sports center.)
One thing I'm sure: I'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2009

We found a very pleaseant hotels with a very good service. Good and clean rooms, Spa, Thermal Baln. Mainly a very good gastronomy

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Fonte Santa

Property: Hotel Fonte Santa
Address: Termas de Monfortinho, Monfortinho 6060-072, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Castelo Branco District > Monfortinho
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monfortinho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Fonte Santa 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated near the Spanish border, 70 km away from Castelo Branco, in the middle hills of Penha Garcia mountain range, Hotel Fonte Santa, is in the very heart of Monfortinho natural Spa. A charming place combining the elegance with the intimacy of a familiar atmosphere. Surrounded by verdant hills, the Hotel Fonte Santa is deeply involved in a relaxing atmosphere and provides, with its “holy” (pure) water, unique experiences of well-being. The Hotel Fonte Santa has 40 charmingly equipped rooms. Guests can relax and enjoy the extensive landscape on the stunning outdoor pool with a waterfall. Bars, restaurant, reading room and gallery, 2 tennis courts, mountain biking, photographic safaris and rental boats at the dam are some of the fun activities we offer. ... more   less 
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