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  • The Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel

    Originally a 16th Century Convent, it has been transformed into a beautiful hotel in a superb location near the Spanish border

    Description

    Originally a 16th Century Franciscan Convent, and later converted into a Fort in order to defend the town, it was classified as a National Monument in 1938. In 2012 Forte de Sao Franciso was totally transformed, without losing the charm of its historic past, into a beautiful hotel in superb surroundings.

    Located in the historic centre of Chaves, the Forte Sao Francisco hotel is situated inside imposing walls and is surrounded by almost 15,000 sq. metres of beautiful, mature gardens and terraces. The estate also houses a private Church and Chapel.

    This hotel is the perfect location for those who wish to get away from it all and relax and unwind in a beautiful location. The swimming pool with sun loungers and Pool Bar is set in the garden, festooned with palm trees, and wonderful, panoramic views over the town and surrounding mountains.

    The hotel has a total of 54 Economic, Standard and Premium bedrooms and 4 Junior Suites. All rooms have private bathroom, Cable television, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, heating, safe, hairdryer and free wifi access.

    There are comfortable seating areas throughout and a Bar serving delicious cocktails. There are also 2 restaurants, the more formal ‘Cozinha do Convento’, overlooking the garden, serves an international cuisine accompanied by fine local wines. The more informal ‘A Taverna’ restaurant serves snacks and local dishes in a relaxed and informal setting.

    The Hall of Forte de São Francisco is entirely dedicated to any type of event including corporate events, seminars, conferences, banquets, weddings etc. These superb facilities include a fully equipped business centre, state of the art equipment, auditorium, flexible sized rooms and independent kitchen. The décor is contemporary and there is an overall capacity for upto 180 persons.

    Hotel Facilities

    • Swimming Pool & Bar (seasonal)
    • Mature garden
    • Tennis court
    • Wine cellar
    • 2 Restaurants
    • Bar
    • Cloisters
    • Billiard room
    • Business Centre
    • 24 hours front desk
    • Room service (07h00-23h00)
    • Lift
    • Free Wifi
    • Ironing & Laundry service
    • Games room
    • Babysitting service (early booking required)
    • Free parking

    Activities Nearby

    • Sightseeing
    • Historic monuments
    • Chaves Castle
    • Shopping
    • Treatments at one of the hottest springs in Europe
    • Visit to Santiago de Compostela in Spain

    Other Information

    • Porto (Oporto) airport is 112 kms
    • Stunning wedding location
    • Dedicated Conference / Events area
    • Beautiful location for Art Exhibitions
    • Auditorium
    • Rooms for disabled persons
    • Family rooms
    • Connecting rooms
    • Private Church with Chapel
    • Pets are not allowed
    • No smoking thoroughout
    • RNET 93

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    Hotel Facilities
    • Swimming Pool & Bar (seasonal)
    • Mature garden
    • Tennis court
    • Wine cellar
    • 2 Restaurants
    • Bar
    • Cloisters
    • Billiard room
    • Business Centre
    • 24 hours front desk
    • Room service (07h00-23h00)
    • Lift
    • Free Wifi
    • Ironing & Laundry service
    • Games room
    • Babysitting service (early booking required)
    • Free parking
    Activities Nearby
    • Sightseeing
    • Historic monuments
    • Chaves Castle
    • Shopping
    • Treatments at one of the hottest springs in Europe
    • Visit to Santiago de Compostela in Spain

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    One testimonial for The Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel

    1. Amazing, historic and luxurious hotel! Best shower, perfect location and gorgeous pool! Highly recommend and hope to return soon! Obrigada! ♥️🇵🇹♥️

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    Special Offers

    Rates

    Rates 
     

    1 Oct 2019 to 26 Dec 2020
    Rates in  EUR
    1 Oct to 27 Dec 2019
    1 Feb to 9 Apr 2020
    13 Apr to 30 Jun 2020
    10 to 12 Apr 2020
    1 to 31 Jul 2020
    1 to 30 Sep 2020
    1 to 31 Aug 2020 1 Oct to 27 Dec 2020
    Basic room 60 80 90 60
    Standard room 70 90 100 70
    Premium 80 100 110 80
    Junior Suite 120 140 150 120
    Please note

    – Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes 
    – Prices are valid until 29 December 2020 – they are subject to change without prior notice 
    – Special rates apply at Carnival (23 to 25 February) and New Year (28 Dec to 1 Jan) 
    – Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more
    – Cancellations – 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies) 
    – No show – the whole stay will be charged

    Location/Directions

    Address: 
    Alto da Pedisqueira
    5400-435 Chaves 

    Surrounding area: 

    • Vila Real (70 kms): A major Portuguese town famous for the Baroque Mateus Palace, described as ‘the most fantastic country house in Portugal’ and most famous for being featured on the label of Mateus Rose wine.
    • Braganca (111 kms): Most important town in North-East Portugal, featuring well-preserved medieval castle located in the historic center of the city. Braganca is close to the Montesinho Natural Park.
    • Geres National Park (45 kms): The only National Park in Portugal. The park was created in 1971 due to its national and international scientific interest, with the aim to protect the soil, water, flora, fauna, and landscape.
    • Vidago (20 kms): Famous for its mineral waters, Vidago was one of the most visited spa resorts in Portugal and a favorite location of the last Portuguese kings.