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Hotel Fortaleza de Almeida
Ranked #1 of 6 Almeida B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful charming stay - highly recommend.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Lovely staff, great buffet breakfast with local bread and jams, spacious and clean room. thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming hotel in Almeida and would reommend to all types of travellers.

Room Tip: we stayed in room 209 ( I think) which was very spacious with balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Very nice hotel with an owner who made her business to chat to all her guests and made us feel really welcome. The room was large and comfortable, with a corner balcony giving views over both village and fortifications, and the bathroom was as large as some hotel rooms I've stayed in!

The hotel itself has an air of spaciousness, with sofas and chairs grouped in the wide upstairs corridors overlooking the central courtyard.

On our first two days we were the only guests, and breakfast was served at our table - it was good, but not the wide range I'd expect of this level of hotel. But on the third day others arrived, and we had the full buffet!

Dinner was excellent, and good value. We struggle with huge Portuguese meals, and they were happy for us to have one main dish between us.

The hotel is really easy to find - go in the main gateway to the fort and look right, and there it is - and parking is ample.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

The hotel is located in a relatively modern building that contrasts a bit with the surrounding medieval village of Almeida. The interior is not modern but it's decorated vith a very good taste, I really loved the decoration of every corner, all the common rooms are spacious and furnished with old elegant furniture and beautiful artcrafts. We stopped there because it was the only hotel we could find in many kilometers, but we were travelling on a budget so we didn't really mean to stop in a 4 stars hotel. We just asked the girl at the reception if they knew a pension nearby but the director of the hotel, a very nice lady who was at the reception as well, said she didn't want us to go to a shabby cold pension and she just adjusted the price of a room in her hotel to our budget! She really made us a big present, she was so kind in every moment! Our room was very big and elegant, the bathroom with bathtab was fully equipped, we also had a terrace with a very nice view. The buffet breakfast was absolutely wonderful, eggs, bacon, very good cheese, savory pie, marmalades, fruit compote, fresh fruit, fruit salad, yoghurt, honey, cake, bread, butter, cereals, milk, coffee, juice and a selection of teas and infusions! I really think it's a good value for money even with full price, at least in low season! Thanks again for the wonderful time we had there!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

This delightful hotel, formerly a Pousada, is just a short deviation from the main motorway route from Spain to Portugal and commands an elevated site within the old walls of this fortified town. The hotel itself is small enough to allow personal service with friendly and most helpful staff. The dining room serves a wonderful buffet breakfast and the evening meal is an extensive selection of regional dishes. The bar area is a bit dismal and would benefit from some upgrading though the outside terrace overlooking the fortifications makes up for it. The town itself is compact and an historical time capsule. The fortifications remain much as they did at the time of the French seige in the Peninsular War and the stones from the explosion in the magazine still lie where they fell two hundred years ago. There is a fascinating museum set into the old walls and a visit to Wellington's HQ of the time is only fifteen minute drive. This engaging and historic town is the perfect place to break the journey south. A visit will repay the detour handsomely.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Fortaleza de Almeida
Address: Rua Fornos, Almeida 6350-121, Portugal (Formerly Pousada Nossa Senhora das Neves)
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Guarda District > Almeida
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Almeida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fortaleza de Almeida 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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