by Gillianhwood on Nov 20, 2014Hotel
I visited Fortaleza do Guincho in September. Stumbled across it whilst staying in Sintra. Called in for a drink - amazing views across the sea. Had a bottle of champagne and was made to feel very welcome. If you're in the area would definitely recommend a visit. Next time I would stay for a meal as the menu looked amazing!
by Brian_de_Kilburn on Nov 17, 2014Hotel
Excellent service on our arrival. True, the hotel wasn't full, but I expect it's really good at any time, as you would expect at a Relais & Chateau hotel. We booked a room with a view, and were rewarded with foaming seas. The beach nearby offers a good walk to the next fort to work up an appetite for Michelin-starred dinner. Ours was really good - and the entremets were, if anything, even better than the courses we ordered. The lobster with chestnut sauce was really special. Because it was the truffle season we had a truffled starter, which was excellent, but the truffle was a bit lost. I think it's better when the truffle is grated over the food at the table. My impression is that it loses its pungency very quickly. The sommelier proposed a very good white wine from the Duoro, not cheap, but went well with the food. Breakfast was good, with freshly squeezed orange juice. Nice rooms, rather picturesque. The bed wasn't great - too firm for us, and the pillows were rather hard.
by angelbaby34865 on Nov 17, 2014Hotel
Great fortress with a beautiful view off the water. Great service & wonderful food. We ate at the Michelin star restaurant & it was amazing. I would stay at this hotel again, my only complaint is that it's very far from any kind of downtown so they should offer free shuttle services every few hours or so to accommodate guests that would like to leave to go downtown Cascais. Thanks for a great stay!
by sfpedel on Oct 31, 2014Hotel
This former fortress, now turned into a beautiful Relais & Chateau hotel has a beautiful lobby, authentic well decorated rooms, and views of the ocean from the restaurants, lounges and bedrooms. But the best part of this hotel is the top notch chef who takes culinary cuisine to a new level. While the breakfast buffet is well stocked with a variety of items, don't miss the chance to have dinner here and sample the French-Portugese dishes. Also take time to enjoy the patio and lounge areas with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Complimentary port can be found in your room upon arrival.
by Tripster1775 on Jan 18, 2015Hotel
The place does offer the fantastic views you can see on the website. We were there in winter time, so no swimming and sunbathing, but it was worth the visit
anyway - just for walking and hiking.
Unfortunately we had a room above the aircondition ventilators, which are loud. We expected to sleep with open windows and to hear the sound of the waves when falling asleep, big disappointment in this regard. But to be honest we might not have been able to sleep with open windows anyway - it was very windy indeed. The rooms are decorated very nicely, you really feel like a king in an old castle. The ancient windows are rather small, which means that the rooms are a little dark - but you obviously can't have an old fortress with big windows.
The restaurant is absolutely fantastic, for dinner as well as breakfast!
You can get there with a rental car or (much cheaper) take the suburban train to Cascais and then a taxi.
Definitely worth a visit when in Lisbon!
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