Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
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Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux

Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642 Portugal
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Junior Suite With An Open Balcony Overlooking The Atlantic Ocean
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Leaning over the Atlantic Ocean, the Fortaleza do Guincho welcomes a charming five star boutique hotel - integrated into in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux association - with a range of services that focus on the well being and peacefulness of the customers. The Hotel's restaurant, awarded with a Michelin Star, offers an unforgettable dining experience of Portuguese cuisine, made from the finest national products. The Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho has a warm and personalized service, making it the ideal place for a family holiday, board meetings or the perfect refuge for a romantic getaway. Located just seven kilometers from the town of Cascais and 30 kilometers from Lisbon and the International Airport, the cultural and leisure offer in the region is rich and full of varieties. Along the cost line you will find Sintra and its magnificent monuments and natural landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For sea lovers abound beaches along the coast and all kinds of water sports and outdoor activities . The Hotel is surrounded by the best golf courses, while the Estoril Casino, the largest in Europe, is just a few minutes away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Bicycles available
Boating
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Tennis court offsite
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642 Portugal
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Somewhat walkable
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TomCologne wrote a review Aug 2020
Cologne
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fortaleza do Guincho is the perfect costal hideaway—just a short hop from Lisbon. I love the slightly remote location, the hotel‘s intimate size—and the absolute focus on quality.

Rooms are very characteristic for a Fortress—you pretty much feel like entering a different century. Yet all amenities are of the highest standard.

Quality, all around, is exceptional. The service is friendly and diligent. All members of staff appear proud to work here. Attention to detail is high.

The hotel features a Michelin Star restaurant with an amazing view (recommendation). But food in all outlets is excellent.

At the time of my visit the hotel had implemented an excellent Covid-regime, strictly followed by all staff (and most guests-the rest were kindly reminded). I felt very safe.

Thank you to both the brilliant GM and all staff for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Dear TomCologne, Thank you very much for your nice and well organize comment. It was a pleasure to welcome you in our property. We are extremely pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay. Your comment means a lot for all of us, since we work hard day after day to reach our clients expectations. We really hope you will give us the pleasure to welcome you again. With our warm and best regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Mariana Franco Director of Sales Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt
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Wetravel01 wrote a review Oct 2021
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the hotel several times but could only come for lunch at ‘The Spot’ this time unfortunately! The view is stunning and even just the tosta mista lunch was a huge portion and side salad was fresh and tasty. We felt it was great value and worth paying slightly more for the service and location. The cake of the day and coffees etc were delicious.
We were married here many years ago but the staff still remember us and make us feel so welcome. This was the Relais and Chateaux ‘treatment’ yes to a point, but the staff, particularly Marta and Petra, are just lovely, genuine, welcoming people. When we return to stay we do so for the experience too and we are grateful for their time and efforts.
The rest speaks for itself- wonderful clean, unique hotel with top class food & views. Don’t hesitate to visit!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Dear Wetravel01, How can we forget our loved and special guests ??? It will be always a pleasure and an honour to welcome you at Fortaleza do Guincho. We can't thank you enough for your beautiful words. They mean so much to all of us, since we work really hard day after day to reach our clients expectations. Dear Wetravel, we really hope to welcome you again very soon. With warm regards from Fortaleza do Guincho, Mariana Franco Director of Sales
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alimoore93 wrote a review Sept 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the pleasure to spend 3 nights here in early September during which I had my birthday, one I will never forget.

The hotel staff made me feel so special and left a kind gift in our room on the day, it was very touching.

It exceeded every expectation we had of a 5* hotel from the quality of service through to the food and drink. Eating in the restaurant one evening is a must (if you can), and the location is great for days at the beach and quality seafood restaurants nearby. We are desperate to return one day!

Thank you to the excellent staff for making it an exceptional experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 20 Sept 2020
Dear Mrs. Alimoore93, Thank you very much for letting us be part of such a special day. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again next year, and once more be part of such a special day. We would like as well to thank you for your time and comment; and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. With our best and warm regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Mariana Franco Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt
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danylux0412 wrote a review Aug 2022
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed two nights at Fortaleza do Guincho and cannot recommend it. The hotel is totally overpriced and is clearly not up to the five-star standard that it claims for itself. Certainly the location on the cliffs above Guincho beach is spectacular, but the place is pretty lonely, there is no swimming pool and you need a car unless you want to stay there the whole day. Admittedly, the hotel lobby is nicely decorated, but the rooms are pretty small and basic and offer no luxury whatsoever. Bathrooms are clean but tiny and desperately need to be renovated. WiFi is very weak anywhere outside the main lobby. The staff at the reception desk are helpful but the waiters in the breakfast and lunch areas are not up to the job at all: service is slow and lacks attention for the guest. On the positive side, breakfast - which is included in the room rate - is of high quality, very rich and tasty. But overall, value for money is pretty poor. I would not come again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 25 Aug 2022
Dear guest Danylux0412, We are extremely sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. We do apologize for not being able to offer a pool, a SPA and gymnasium, but the Hotel is built in a fortress from the 20th century, a protected building; on the top of it we are located in a natural park where the environment is really protected, therefore we were not allowed to make any changes in the building and surrounding area. Knowing, that it can be really important for some guests to have those facilities, we have signed an agreement with a club close by ( 5 minutes away driving from the Hotel ) where our guests can go and use the facilities. Taking in consideration our location, ( a natural park, just in front of the ocean ), a quite quite place, where you can enjoy the nature, the Atlantic ocean, the cultural live we have to offer around ( Sintra / Lisbon only a few minutes away driving) and the gastronomy we strongly recommend our guests to have a car, nevertheless we always can provide a private driver or to call a taxi. Once again we do apologize very much for not being able to reach your expectation. We hope you have enjoyed your time in Portugal, and really hope to welcome again in Portugal. We remain at your entire disposal for any further information. With our best regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt Mariana Franco Director of Sales As for the size of the room and bathroom, again I am afraid in the XVII century rooms where not that big, tha
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Flyer wrote a review Jan 2022
WashingtonDC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Fortaleza do Guincho for two nights while we were visiting Lisbon. Overall, it has a great location for a relaxing time and great food options right there. Our stay here was unexpected because a worker's strike at the Lisbon airport stranded us for two days. We knew we didn’t want to stay in Lisbon itself and so we opted for Fortaleza do Guincho as a compromise so we could still stay close to the city. 

Because I have loyalty status with Relais & Chateaux hotels, this was the closest place to us. I booked it in the airport terminal and then immediately got into a car and headed here. By the time I arrived the staff already had a personalized letter and had upgraded us, and that’s absolutely the kind of service that I appreciate. All the staff was professional and approachable and helpful.

We were upgraded to a corner room that looked out onto the water and neighboring peninsula. It was a relaxing respite from the drama at the airport. You truly are staying at a former fort and all the architectural finishes still reflect that. It was almost like going back in time while still maintaining the air of luxury. Our room had a small desk table where the windows opened up and you could lay on a chaise lounge to relax.

They have a one Michelin star restaurant here at the property, and so while that is a separate review, the breakfast is also in that space and it is just beautiful. All the food was very good here and the wine selections were perfect.

As we did not want to go into Lisbon, we used the bikes to go the 10 or 15 km to Cascais. Going there is easy because you’re going with the wind, but I will say coming back on the bike is tough going directly into the wind. It was still an experience and we were able to enjoy the countryside a lot more than I thought. There’s plenty of hiking opportunities, and of course you don’t need to go all the way to Cascais for a beach because there’s one directly next to the hotel. Actually, there are two!

This is a very unique and beautiful place to stay, and we certainly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 17 Jan 2022
Dear Mrs. Flyer099, First of all I would like to apologize for my late answer. Thank you very much for your beautiful and details comment; you can't imagine how much does it means to us, since we work really hard day after day to reach our clients expectations. We are so proud, whenever we get a comment like yours, since that mean we have done well our work, and that is really our motivation for each new day. Should we have the pleasure to welcome you again, you can be sure that we will do as much as we can to provide you another wonderful and unforgeable stay. With our best and warm regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Mariana Franco Director of Sales Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.p
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863stepheno wrote a review Jul 2021
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a few days earlier this month. It looks and feels like an old fortress right on the Atlantic, beaches either side of it, about ten minutes drive from Cascais…and very windy!
Excellent service as you’d expect from Relais & Chateaux - especially from the reception staff who were very helpful as we planned and replanned our journey. There’s a casual dining cafe and a more formal restaurant plus drinks on the terrace. It’s a very elegant place to stay, close to Cascais and its restaurants and a good base to travel around the area with a car to see Estoril etc. Some larger restaurants along the nearby beach but go further (ask the staff for recommendations) along and the food and service is excellent. We had a room with open balcony and one with a closed balcony - we preferred the closed one, it came with windows that opened if needed, a chaise longer and a balcony door to separate it from the room.
Very good stay in a historic hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms right at the front (or the back depending on how you look at it) have great Atlantic views...
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 26 Jul 2021
Dear Mr. 863stepheno, It is with great pleasure we learn that you have enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your nice words in what regards the staff and the property. It is always a pleasure to help our guests and to share with them our knowledge about the region. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome the family again soon. May we suggest you to avoid to travel between July and August, since those can be very windy months. With our best and warm regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt Mariana Franco Director of Sales
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Jennifer R wrote a review Sept 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little nervous because of a few recently bad Trip Advisor reviews, but I am so happy with our stay. This is an elegant hotel in a fortress from the 1600s. It was a 5 minute walk from 2 beautiful, iconic beaches in Cascais. There is a little beach shack with food and drinks at one beach, and a restaurant at the far side of Guincho beach (more of a trek). Everyone we encountered was pleasant and helpful and we enjoyed speaking with all of the staff. They are available yet not intrusive. The tasting menu with the wine pairing at the Michelin Star Restaurant was out of this world - the quality, freshness, creativity of the chef and service from the staff was second to none. The breakfast spread was unreal and extremely generous. They have a little bar area with a fireplace and TV, and games. If weather permits there is an outdoor balcony to dine on and also an outdoor patio which was so relaxing to have drinks and look at the sea.

The one major issue we had was our air conditioner did not work, and while the staff were very obliging, no one seemed surprised, and we were pretty much told it wasn't going to be fixed . It became stuffy in the room. We had a beautiful balcony and breathtaking view that more than made up for this, however, there are no screens so we couldn't leave the door open for fresh air. We were provided with a standing fan which we were thankful for. The minor issue we had was that the bed/mattress/frame/pillows left a lot to be desired. With improvements in these areas and perhaps a shelving unit in the bathroom below the sink, it would have been 5 star. Some might say the rooms are small but that is expected and we did not have an issue - it is an intimate hotel with only 27 rooms in an old fortress so the footprint is expected to be limited.

It was very romantic and quiet. It seems remote but really there is a big surfer gathering spot next door and it's just a quick taxi into town for a night out, shopping or to get to the marina. We had the hotel organize a private tour of Sintra for us and it was amazing.

I would definitely recommend a stay here because of its charm and stunning location.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 7 Oct 2022
Dear Mrs. Jennifer, First of all we would like to thank you for your comment and review. You can't imagine how pleased we are to know that we have exceed your expectations; since we work really hard day after day, to make sure we are able to reach our guest wishes. Thank you so much for such a details comment in what regards the Hotel and the surrounding area; as mentioned by you we are quite remote, but at the same time really close to the major points of interest. Lisbon and Sintra are about 20 to 30 minutes driving, Lisbon International airport is about 50 minutes away driving, Cascais a fishing village is only 5 to 10 minutes away, and of course we are just a few seconds away from the beach, therefore for the ones you want to combine the nature, the ocean, the cultural live and the gastronomy, we can be really great option. Especially for the ones looking for something different, since the Hotel is built in a Fortress from the XVII century and located in a natural park. We really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again; once more we will do as much as we can to provide you another memorable stay. With our best and warm regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Tel.: +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt Mariana Franco Director of Sales
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HACKT wrote a review Aug 2023
Winter Garden, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wife and I stayed 3 nights before our cruise from Lisbon. We had a great stay and would highly recommend it. We rented a car and drove around west coast during our visit so the hotel location was perfect. If you just want to see Lisbon then stay in the city.
Staff was extremely friendly and most spoke very good English. The hotel is a converted 200 yr old fort but the inside is totally renovated and fairly modern. Our room was nice, small with either a queen bed or 2 twin beds. Air conditioning was effective and very quiet. Voltage was 240v European plugs so bring converters if from US.
Parking was a private lot in front of hotel so avoid the crowded beach parking lots. We drove to Cascais for dinner 2 nights, also drove up west coast including Mafra. Use Google map or similar cause driving includes small villages with winding roads. One day we went to Sintra to see Pena Palace and other sites. Hotel will get your tickets and they advised us to Uber to Sintra as parking is scarce. Great call! Uber works with local Spot rideshare and only cost 15 Euros each way. Sintra was worth seeing.
Our room included breakfast in their beautiful dining room overlooking the ocean, very good food. We ate lunch and dinner one time each in their bar restaurant, very good steak sandwich and hamburger. Wait staff were friendly and efficient.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 3 Aug 2023
Dear guest Hackt, Thank so much for your beautiful comment. I hardly could do a better description of the Hotel and surrounding area, since you did it so well. Thank you. Should we have the joy to welcome again, be sure that we will do as much as we can to correspond to your expectations. Once again we thank you for your visit, time and comment. With warm regards from Fortaleza do Guincho, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt Tel. : +351 214 870 491 Mariana Franco Director of Sales
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SDV744 wrote a review Oct 2023
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights during our first trip to Portugal. We had been in Lisbon and wanted to escape the city, and enjoy the coast in a luxurious hotel. We are very happy we chose the Fortaleza do Guincho.
This is an older classically decorated hotel situated in a national park, on a promontory that straddles two magnificent beaches. The views of the beach, the ocean, and the surrounding countryside are amazing. It is about 7 km away from Cascais, and while there are excellent restaurants in walking distance, a car is optimal to enhance ones stay. The hotel does provide bicycles for guest use.
When I booked our room, a junior suite was not available. I had asked to upgrade to one should that become available. On our arrival we were delighted to find that we were able to have an ocean side suite with open balcony, upgraded at no additional charge. We found a bottle of port, water, and fruit on our arrival. Our room was large and beautifully decorated. The balcony had table and chairs that allowed us to sit outside with privacy. While the bathroom was a bit small, it was very functional.
Breakfast buffet was included in our stay and was excellent. We ate one lunch in SPOT, which was quite good. We also had one dinner at the Michelin starred restaurant that is part of the hotel. It was an extraordinary meal.
All the staff we interacted with were genuinely friendly and helpful, making us feel more like family than hotel guests.
We loved walking the beaches. Unfortunately, these are not good swimming beaches because of the huge waves and dangerous riptides. However, there are beautiful swimming beaches in Cascais that we took advantage of.
My only regret about this hotel is that it does not have a swimming pool. But I knew this beforehand and felt that the great location and hotel quality would make up for this loss. It certainly did for us.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 19 Oct 2023
Dear guest SDV744, Thank you very much for your beautiful comment. We are extremely touched by your comment and description of the Hotel and surrounding area. We hardly could do better than that, since we are emotionally involved with the Hotel and because we feel it as our home where we have the pleasure to welcome our friends. Day after day we work hard to reach our clients expectations and whenever possible to exceed it, to make sure that our guests / friends are having a great and unforgatable time. By reading your comment, we feel like we have reached our goal. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again, and once more we will do as much as we can to make sure you will have another pleasant stay. With warm regards from Fortaleza do Guincho, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt Tel. : +351 214 870 491 Mariana Franco Director of Sales
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Billie P wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We accidentally found this hotel while on a long hike from Cascais. It looks like an old fortress. Decided to book a night but got there well before check-in. Staff did an excellent job getting us a room early and also extended our check out time. EVERY staff member we met went to extraordinary lengths to ensure our needs were met to the very best possible. Great location on the Atlantic. Rooms very nicely appointed and hotel is excellent. Had dinner in the Michelin restaurant and I say add a star to this one. Spent some time with the Chef and his creations are masterful but most of all delicious. We changed our travel plans and will be back for a couple of nights in mid-October even though we have already paid for those nights elsewhere. Have travelled all over the world and would rate this hotel and location in our top 5.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Mariana Franco, Marketing at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Responded 23 Sept 2021
Dear Billie, First of all we want to apologize for our late answer. Thank you for giving us the pleasure to welcome you at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux. We are extremely pleased to acknowledged that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We really hope you will give us the honour to welcome you again in October, and once more we will do as much as we can to provide a memorable stay again. We would like as well to thank you for your kind words in what regards the staff, since we work really hard day after day to reach our clients expectations. With our best and warm regards, Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Mariana Franco Director of Sales Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt
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judinewyork asked a question May 2022
new york107 contributions55 helpful votes
Do you have a pool? Does hotel offer beach towels and/or umbrellas?
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Cascais, Portugal24 contributions
Good morning from Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux, I am afraid we don't have a pool in the Hotel. You do provide towels to go to the beach, and we are laterally on the beach ( 2 minutes away - walking ). As for the umbrellas you can rent it on the beach. Let me just to point out that July and August can be quite windy in here. I hope I was a help. With sunny regards from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux. Mariana Franco Director of Sales
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Cascais, Portugal24 contributions
Greeting from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux, Further to your contact, we are pleased to come back to you. In order to enjoy the view and to have a balcony we strongly recommend you to get a Junior Suite with an open balcony. We are 10 minutes away from Cascais, 20 to 30 minutes from Sintra ( an UNESCO World Heritage ) and 30 minutes away from Lisbon and Lisbon International airport ( always driving ). We will be more than happy to call you a taxi or a private English speaking driver to discover the region, any time you need it. May we suggest you to make the booking directly with us and you will get a discount of 15% on our best available rate. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you soon. With our best regards, Mariana Franco Director of Sales Tel. : +351 214 870 491 @ : reservations@guinchotel.pt
Sepi asked a question Apr 2019
New York City, New York64 contributions38 helpful votes
Hello all . Is there a transfer shuttle from Lisbon airport to this hotel? Thank you so much in advance
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Cascais, Portugal24 contributions
I am afraid not; but we can assist you with the transfer from the airport to the Hotel. I remain at your entire disposal for any further information. Best regards, Mariana Franco
Answer from chrisrJ5689DU
Knoxville, Tennessee54 contributions30 helpful votes
It is 7 Km. Easy cab but the hotel gives you bikes. We watched movies there in the beach and then enjoyed dinner and drinks on an amazing roof top bar!
JonnyDW7 wrote a tip Jun 2024
Solihull, United Kingdom41 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a table at the Michelin restaurant before you go"
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FiggiPudding wrote a tip May 2024
Seattle, Washington41 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would upgrade from a ground floor classic room to a first floor- the views!"
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Mirjam1970 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany176 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we loved the room with the closed balcony"
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brendabromley wrote a tip Oct 2022
Surrey, Canada11 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The closed balcony junior suite is fantastic. Ocean front and private."
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Peter B wrote a tip Sept 2022
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t spend the money."
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PRICE RANGE
£187 - £267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
fortaleza do guincho cascais, fortaleza do guincho hotel cascais
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Fortaleza do Guincho
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictCascais
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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FORTALEZA DO GUINCHO RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX - Updated 2024 Reviews, Photos & Prices

Frequently Asked Questions about Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Which popular attractions are close to Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Nearby attractions include Guincho Beach (0.4 miles) and Duna Da Cresmina (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fortaleza do Guincho, O Faroleiro, and Porto Santa Maria.
Does Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux have airport transportation?
Yes, Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
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