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Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho - Lisbon Coast - Portugal

Fortaleza do Guincho is a beautiful Hotel in a stunning location on the Lisbon Coast, Portugal

Fortaleza do Guincho was built on the orders of the King Joao IV in 1642.  It is situated 30 minutes by car from Lisbon International Airport and 10 minutes from the centre of Cascais.
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho near Cascais Lisbon Portugal Stairs
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho has 27 bedrooms, the majority of them facing the sea. Superior rooms and the Junior Suite have terraces overlooking the sea. Courtyard rooms have got a partial sea view and a small window overlooking the ocean.
All bedrooms are beautifully furnished.

Faciltites at the hotel include Restaurant, Bar, a baby-sitting service, currency exchange, wireless internet in all areas of the hotel, car parking and, all major credit cards are accepted.

The hotel does not have a swimming pool as it is situated at the edge of the sea at  "Praia do Guincho" (Guincho beach).  This is a great sweeping beach with crashing Atlantic rollers and is a superb place for surfing or windsurfing.  World championships have been held here.
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho near Cascais Lisbon Portugal Bedroom
This beach has become increasingly popular over the years.

The nearby coastal road has several large restaurants specialising in locally caught fish dishes.  The restaurants all have varying, breathtaking views of the breaking rollers from their terraces. 

Cascais is now a major resort and is very popular in the summer months and also at weekends.  It has three beaches along its beautiful esplanade and is very well served with a regular train service from Lisbon.

In a few places, Cascais still retains the character of its past as a small fishing village.  There is a lively market on Wednesday's, as well as the Sunday evening bullfights which always attract a large local crowd.
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho near Cascais Lisbon Portugal Restaurant
If you wish to get away from the crowds, cross into the old and, surprisingly pretty west side of town.  It is at its most delightful in the streets surrounding the graceful "Igreja da Assuncao" (Church of the Assumption).

Also worth a visit is the afternoon fish market which takes place on a promontory between the Ribeira and Rainha beaches at around 5 pm.

Back at the hotel, the one michelin star Restaurant, with its breathtaking panoramic view, serves an exceptional "Haute Cuisine" designed to satisfy those who regard gastronomy as one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho near Cascais Lisbon Portugal Restaurant The menu was created by 3 Michelin Star Chef, Antoine Westermann and features locally caught fish and shellfish dishes.  Also, superbly prepared traditional French cuisine adapted to capture the essence of the rich Portuguese countryside.

The wine list offers a selection of 850 wines from Portugal, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Germany, America and Australia.

An airport pick up is available on request, at an extra charge, in a luxurious air conditioned Mercedes mini bus with an English speaking driver.

There are a number of excellent golf courses in the area, please click here for details.

The beautiful town of Sintra which has been classified as a World Heritage SIte by UNESCO, is well worth visiting.  Also, the Sintra / Cascais Natural Park.

   

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