by SambaDC on Dec 03, 2013
There’s not much I can add to the other amazing reviews, so I’ll keep it simple. From the outside, Fortaleza do Guincho looks like a squat beige box peppered with too many flags… and then you walk inside. One look at the gorgeous tiling, floral centerpiece, and vaulted ceilings makes even a ragged traveler feel regale.
The hotel is small, private, intimate, and welcoming. I have no idea how Fortaleza do Guincho manages to strike such a wonderful balance between luxury and lack of pretention. Despite it being at the high-end of my budget, I would gladly go back to listen to the waves crash while I sleep at night and to sun myself in the private sunroom in my room.
by witchfindergeneral on Nov 15, 2013
Beautiful location on the rocks about four miles from Cascais.
Room was marvellous very large bed with sea views. Everything very clean and very good room service, even down to a complimentary half bottle of port on arrival and chocolates on the pillow every day. Plenty of lounge rooms with great seaviews also same views for breakfast !
There are two beaches either side of the hotel and just come back temperatures of 20 degrees in November can get breezy as well
Breakfast buffet was extensive, choice of eggs cooked in various fashions, cold meats, cheeses , pastries, fruit, Yoghurt etc. Very attentive and friendly waiting staff.
Couple of points. You really need a hire car. There does seem to be a bus service outside hotel but is isolated so transport essential. There are eating facilities in the hotel and about four restaurants within a few hundred metres. I’m sure the food is excellent but at 40 euros plus for a main course it was a little rich if you are as cash strapped as me !
Great position for trips to Cascais (plenty of eateries) Sintra, Lisbon etc or for just chilling. For the more energetic the wind surfing looked good (don’t know if you can hire).
I would certainly go back and pretty good short break deals if you search on line.
by LuiluiSa on Nov 13, 2013
I stayed at this hotel for the night on my way to Algarve «south of Portugal» in mid-July. I travel all the time, and I can assure you this hotel is perfect. The room was impeccable, with a full mini-bar, room service was fast and the continental breakfast had all one could crave for. I stayed with my wife and the architectural and design of the hotel adds a touch of romance that is acompanied by the ocean sound along the secluded and private area of where it is located. I will return again for sure I can recomend this hotel to anyone with the guarantee that they will not be disappointed. One thing only the hotel needs to invest in, is a swimming pool, but then again the beach is only a minute away.
by Alyson C on Oct 22, 2013
This is a fabulous hotel, overlooking the cliffs of Guincho, a true love nest for a romantic mini holidays... I just loved our stay there, in every detail. Friendly staff, very professional, definitely will return. Also, they have the most amazing restaurant, do not miss it.
by Neil n on Oct 10, 2013
We stayed here for 5 nights. Reception and staff are well trained and are very helpfull. Our room was great. The restaurant exeeded our expectations. Food was of top standard and well presented. The beach is nearby as well as other small restaurants.
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