|Built in the beginning of
the 16th Century, this Convent was later converted into a Fort for the military
defence of the town.
Located in the historic center of the city, the Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel, classified National Monument since 1938, is housed in an area of 18.622m², inside imposing walls and surrounded by magnificent gardens. Maintaining its architectural design, the hotel has 58 rooms totally equipped.
Over the centuries, Chaves
(meaning 'keys') has been fought over by the Romans, the French during
the Peninsular War, and repeated Spanish invaders.
Thermal springs and nearby
gold deposits encouraged the Romans to establish an important stronghold
here in AD 78.
The fort was extensively and carefully renovated for over 10 years after being left without any use for a long period. Is has been converted into a delightful hotel offering comfort and luxury in superb surroundings.
The hotel is surrounded by
almost 15.000 sq. metres of gardens and terraces. The Convent has a private
church and a beautiful chapel.
The hotel has a total of 53 bedrooms and 5 suites. All rooms have private bathroom, cable television, direct dial telephone, air conditioning and heating, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.
The hotel offers a variety of spaces, ranging from the sophisticated restaurant “Cozinha do Convento” to the traditional
Typical Tavern, where you can taste specialties of national and international cuisine in buffet or a la carte.
Facilities include restaurant, bar, elevator, air conditioning, rooms for disabled persons, outdoor swimming pool and private parking.
Directed to business the hotel offers flexible rooms, for conferences, meetings and professional encounters, with free internet access. Ideal places to carry out your projects and corporate events
The swimming pool is set
in the garden and offers delightful views over the town and valleys.
A pool bar open for drinks and snacks during the summer months.
A few minutes on foot from the city centre is one of the hotest springs in Europe. Water here bubbles up at a temperature of 73ºC (163º F).
The spa's facilities attract both tourists and people seeking the treatment of rheumatism, kidney dysfunction, hypertension and more recently offer various personal care treatments.
Guests will find an environment dedicated to leisure, rest and tranquility, thinking in your well-being. A unique space, with a world of sensations awaits you .This hotel offers the ideal conditions to spend a few relaxing days in contact with nature, although housed in an urban environment.
Porto airport is approximately 1h 45 minutes away with almost the whole journey being by motorway.
The old pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela in Spain is 202 kilometres away from the Hotel.
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