Forte de São Francisco Hotel

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Interior entrance
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium Twin Room | Down duvets, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Forte de São Francisco Hotel

Forte de São Francisco Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Chaves with 2 restaurants and pool bar

9.2/10 Superb

169 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Map
Rua Terreiro da Cavalaria, Forte de Sao Francisco, Chaves, 5400-435
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Free children's club
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Chaves

Getting around

  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 94 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Forte de São Francisco Hotel

4-star family-friendly hotel next to a golf course
A free breakfast buffet, 18 holes of golf and a poolside bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Forte de São Francisco Hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Enjoy Regional cuisine, garden views, and a poolside location at the two on-site restaurants. In addition to a free daily manager's reception and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, an area shuttle and an area shuttle
  • Free newspapers, luggage storage and a lift
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Forte de São Francisco Hotel include thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep-soaking baths
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, daily housekeeping and desks

Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking within 66 ft
  • Street parking available

Off-site

  • Area shuttle within 250 meters*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (11 square feet)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1997
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano
  • Health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Cozinha do Convento – Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specialises in Regional cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.
Taverna Tipica – This restaurant specialises in Regional cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.
Lobby Bar – This bar only serves light fare. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Bar da Piscina – This poolside bar only serves light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open selected days.
Salao de eventos – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and high chair

Parking

  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from June to September
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club or hot tub without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Chaves Forte
Forte Chaves
Forte De Sao Francisco Hotel Chaves
Forte Hotel Chaves
Forte São Francisco
Forte São Francisco Chaves
Forte São Francisco Hotel
Forte São Francisco Hotel Chaves
Forte De Sao Francisco
Forte de São Francisco Hotel Hotel
Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves
Forte de São Francisco Hotel Hotel Chaves

Frequently asked questions

Does Forte de São Francisco Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Forte de São Francisco Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
As of 28 Sep 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Forte de São Francisco Hotel on 6 Oct 2022 start from $62, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Forte de São Francisco Hotel and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, a sauna and a health club. Forte de São Francisco Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden, as well as access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Forte de São Francisco Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, Regional cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Marisqueira o "Príncipe" (4-min walk), Tomate Azul (4-min walk) and Restaurante Museu do Bacalhau (4-min walk).
Does Forte de São Francisco Hotel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Forte de São Francisco Hotel like?
Forte de São Francisco Hotel is in the heart of Chaves, a short 6-minute walk from Roman Baths and Palace of Justice and 3 minutes' walk from Forte de Sao Francisco.

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.5/10

Cleanliness

9.2/10

Staff & service

9.4/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.9/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathryn, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joao, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Joao, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, scenic, professional, friendly!
Michelle, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nicholas, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Paula, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic return to this lovely hotel
TERENCE, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Adriano, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nancy, 4-night trip
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