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Built on the site of a 17th-century fortress, this boutique hotel features a Michelin star award-winning gourmet restaurant and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views. It overlooks the Portuguese surfers’ paradise, Guincho Beach. This boutique hotel has a second restaurant called Spot by Fortaleza do Guincho. As well as the partnership with a lotion SPA, 5 minutes from the Hotel by car, which allows our guests to enjoy preferential prices.

Stone winding stairs, terracotta tiles and ceilings in exposed bricks create a medieval feel. The central cloister is fitted with velvet sofas and wrought-iron chandeliers.

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux’s rooms are appointed with rich fabrics, dark wood furniture, and paintings with golden frames. Some rooms have private closed balconies with ocean views.

The Michelin-starred restaurant has strong Portuguese influences and serves dishes based upon quality national ingredients. Tasting menus are also available. The expansive wine list is hand-picked by an award-winning sommelier. Guests can enjoy Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux’s fine dining in the privacy of their room.

After a day visiting the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, guests can sip a cocktail from the Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux’s bar, seated on the vast sun terrace overlooking the ocean.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux has been welcoming guests since Mar 25, 2006
Hotel chain/brand: Relais & Châteaux

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Cresmina Beach

    Cresmina Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    250 feet from property
  • Guincho Beach

    Guincho Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    750 feet from property
  • Abano Beach

    Abano Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    4,650 feet from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • How do I get to the hotel from Lisbon airport without a car?
    The best way to arrive to the hotel without a car is by taxi or Uber. The is also the option of Bus from the airport to Lisbon train station ( Cascai..
    Answered on 2 January 2020
  • How much is it approx to use swimming pools in nearby hotels? Thank you
    Dear guest, We are really sorry for our late answer. The swimming pool near by ( walking distance -5 to 10 minutes ) cost about 20.00 euros and ..
    Answered on 17 January 2020
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    I would say from April to June and from September to October, since in July and August the beach can be really busy.
    Answered on 18 October 2019
  • Do you offer vegan dietary menu options?
    Good afternoon, Thank you for your question. We do not have standard vegan menu options available. Nevertheless, our team will be happy to arrange a ..
    Answered on 4 December 2020
  • How long would a trip from hotel to the Palácio Nacional da Pena and approximately how much would the cost be?
    The cost of a taxi to take clients to Palacio da Pena in Sintra it`s about 55 euros per trip,and it takes about 30 minutes. Best regards
    Answered on 13 September 2021
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Hotel area info *
2 Restaurants On Site

    Fortaleza do Guincho -Restaurante Gastronomico

    Food: Portuguese

    Open for: Dinner

    Spot by Fortaleza do Guincho

    Food: Portuguese

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Racquetball
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Extra bed upon request
Crib upon request
4 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Pets are allowed and have a cost of EUR 40 per day.

Please note that guests that wish to have dinner at the restaurant should contact the hotel for availability.

Please note that the hotel has agreements with several neighboring properties, which allow guests of the Hotel to access Spa, tennis courts and swimming pools at a special rate. This service is upon request.

When booking 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra bed policies are as follows:

- Only one extra bed per room and for childrens up to 12 years all. Extra bed is free of charge.
- Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Extra beds are only accepted in the rooms Junior Suite with Balcony and Sea View and Superior Double or Twin Room with Sea View.

Please note that Fortaleza do Guincho -Restaurante Gastronomico is only opened Wednesday to Saturday
from 19H00 to 22H00

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 1293

FAQs about Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux.

  • Check-in at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux has 2 restaurants:

    • Spot by Fortaleza do Guincho
    • Fortaleza do Guincho -Restaurante Gastronomico

  • Room options at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux is 3.1 miles from the center of Cascais.

  • Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Racquetball
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Bike tours
    • Beach