Forte Sao Francisco Hotel - Chaves

Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves, Portugal, 5400-435  show map
 4 stars
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Forte Sao Francisco Hotel - Chaves

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Winery attached

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Private swimming pool

Overview

The elegant Forte Sao Francisco Hotel comprises fashionable rooms in the vicinity of Chaves Castle, Roman Bridge at Chaves and Carvalhelhos Thermal Spa. Founded in 1996, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2012.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. A castle and monuments lie a short distance away.

Placed near bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, the hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a library for on-site relaxation.

The property enjoys prime location within a 60-minute drive to Ourilandia airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Forte Sao Francisco Hotel come with a personal safe, TV, a wardrobe, central heating and a kitchen. The rooms look on to the skyline. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served in the café. The restaurant serves international dishes. The traditional lobby bar features billiards and a terrace. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Adega Faustino and O Principe are about 250 meters from the property.

Services

There are car and bicycle rentals available on site.

Relax

A Jacuzzi, a health club and a sauna are offered for relaxation. The hotel provides mountain biking, lawn tennis and badminton for an active pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Winery attached
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden area
  • Theater
  • Television in lobby
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Bottled water
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  1 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves, Portugal, 5400-435

Get directions
City Center
  • Chaves
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Ourilandia (OIA)
    36.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Adega Faustino (cuisine: Portuguese)
    800 ft
  • O Principe (cuisine: Portuguese)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  1 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    58

Hotel Awards

PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedChavesForte Sao Francisco

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal

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Rooms and availability

Forte Sao Francisco photos Room
Premium Double Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Forte Sao Francisco photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Forte Sao Francisco photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Forte Sao Francisco photos Room
Attic Attic Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service

Forte Sao Francisco Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center700 ft
  • Chaves Thermal Spa1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Chaves Castle1400 ft
  • Chaves Roman Bridge1700 ft

Local attractions

  • A Botica do Lazer10.6 mi
    Boticas, Chaves

    Restaurants nearby

    • Adega Faustino800 ft

      Address: Travessa do Olival

      74% likes this, based on 73 reviews
      Cuisine: Portuguese

    • Bem Estar1000 ft

      Address: Rua Bispo Idacio, 62

      64% likes this, based on 23 reviews
      Cuisine: Portuguese

    • Restaurante Carvalho2100 ft

      Address: Jardim do Tabolado

      71% likes this, based on 64 reviews
      Cuisine: Portuguese

    • O Principe700 ft

      Address: Av. Xavier Teixeira
      Phone: 351276332235

      69% likes this, based on 4 reviews
      Cuisine: Portuguese

    • Casa Costa1900 ft

      Address: Rua do Tabolado, 71
      Phone: 276 323 568

      69% likes this, based on 26 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  1 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      58

    Hotel Awards

    PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedChavesForte Sao Francisco

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal

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    Forte Sao Francisco Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Forte Sao Francisco

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 389 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Wonderfull location, staff excellent, room lovely. Wine and food very good. We would certainly reccomend this hotel.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      An oasis of calm and tranquillity set in a castle and church - a wonderful place to rest up during a journey

      Forte De São Francisco Hotel is a delightful hotel.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Very good hotel. Good price and location. Very clean and comfortable.

      The only thing I should point out is the fact that the hotel should have a automatic coffee machine in the breakfast room.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Nice large room, good aircon, good shower. Nice pool area, good restaurant food.

      Lots of cobbles made motorcycle access & parking a bit difficult. Poor bar service.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Nice pool, good location, cool rooms, good shower.

      Cobbled parking area not good for motorcycles. Bar staff were 'missing' most of the time and drinks service wasnt good.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      An excellent renovation of a very old fort, the staff spoke very good English and were always helpful. The fort oozes history. I would defiantly recommend the fort and will be going back next year.

      Prior warning that most of the facilities would be closed until 1st June

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The restful atmosphere and lovely furniture

      Food and telephone call too expensive

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      Really great place. staff friendly and helpful. great location and hotel was well presented.

      Not applicable

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The Hotel was perfectly fine, although we didn't like Chaves much. The staff were very friendly and the room was comfortable. The food in the Taverna was very authentic and you needed to brave to try some of the dishes!

      The Reception is across a courtyard from the bedrooms, although their is a tunnel if the weather is bad. Breakfast is also across the courtyard. We didn't find this a problem but others might.

    • Family with children
      9.6

      Nice location, great facilities, excellent decoration

      Service at the "Taverna" dinner was very poor - not according to this kind of ranked hotel

    • Couple
      9.2

      Beautiful place. Nice rooms and huge luxurious pool. Nice breakfast.

      The restaurant was Michelin in 2008 and 2009 - the dinner food was not worth it. Probably why they didn't get one in 2010.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      An enjoyable ambience, with good service. Well appointed rooms with deligtful residenial facilities

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      The hotel was very nice and the swimming pool was wonderful, very large with a view of the mountains and plenty of sunloungers. We enjoyed staying somewhere with such a sense of history. The location means it is possible to walk into the little town of Chaves although there seemed to be a lack of resturaunts close by.

      We felt the restaurant was over-priced and under standard for the meals we had. If the meals had been the quality you would expect for this class of hotel the price would have been ok but the salmon was dry with not much taste and the salad was a few lettice leaves and a couple of tomato slices. We were most disappointed. If we stayed here again we would eat somewhere else.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      the way the historic buildings had been converted into a hotel with simplicity and good taste.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The view from the hotel was beautiful. The staff and the services they provided excellent. We had breakfasts and dinners at the hotel and the food on all occasions was very good quality and value. The room was comfortable. Overall the hotel was a wonderful place to stay and we would highly recommend it.

      There wasn't anything that we did not like about this hotel. The only concern we had is that it was a little difficult to find but we had a GPS which helped.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Forte Sao Francisco Hotel - Chaves Chaves location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves, Portugal, 5400-435

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Chaves
      1000 ft
    Airports
    • Ourilandia (OIA)
      36.2 mi
    Restaurants
    • Adega Faustino (cuisine: Portuguese)
      800 ft
    • O Principe (cuisine: Portuguese)
      700 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  1 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      58

    Hotel Awards

    PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedChavesForte Sao Francisco

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal

    Use Badge