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Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves Hotel is located in historic 17th-century building, listed as a National Monument. It offers a 15 0 ft² garden with an outdoor pool facing the city and surrounding mountains. Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves features comfortable rooms with air conditioning, TV, mini-bar, a private bathroom and free WiFi access. Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves Hotel has a restaurant, a bar and a snack-bar, for lighter meals and snacks. To keep fit and relax, the hotel offers a tennis court, and an outdoor seasonal swimming pool. Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves also offers a church and an art gallery. Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves is located in the city center, a short walk from the Roman Bridge and Chaves Castle. Free parking is possible on site.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves has been welcoming guests since Jul 28, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian

Free parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Jocelyn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful grounds. Pool was amazing. Views were awesome
  • Manuel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Property exceeded expectations. Staff was wonderful, great location. Gorgeous views. The only issue is the mattresses are hard. Mattress should be more plush.
  • David
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I had thought that I was reserving a room in a hotel near a historic fort, but the hotel IS IN the historic fort itself, with ramparts, cannon, etc., that is listed as a national monument. It was amazing! The breakfast and dinner at the...
  • Yong
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I love everything about this hotel and I’ll definitely go back.
  • Migsar
    Great place with many amenities and excellent location.
  • Julie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We loved this hotel, which is a converted fortress. It felt like we were living in a historic site or museum. The pool was lovely. Great breakfast (excpet one of the coffee machines was broken when we were there). Easy (but a little hilly)...
  • Paula
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    spacious clean rooms, beautiful pool, great location
  • Antonio
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent hotel in Chaves. Breakfast service was very poor. It looked like the kitchen staff could not refurbish the food trays appropriately. It may have been just an exception, a one-time situation caused by lack of staff, because everything...
  • Ghiath
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    great location, beautiful fortress, gorgeous pool overlooking Chaves, staff very friendly and helpful.
  • Deborah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Easy stay with free parking inside the walls. Restaurant on site is good. My standard room was comfortable, warm (November) and I like that it has real wood floors. One can easily walk to the castle and Roman bridge. Excellent breakfast. Chaves...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have a heated indoor swimming pool?

    Good morning. We inform that we have only a seasonal outdoor swimming pool (not heated). Best regards
    Answered on 16 November 2021
  • Boa noite. Gostaria de saber como funciona o restaurante de vocês para diária half board. Com os melhores cumprimentos. Lilian Gallo

    Bom dia, informamos que a meia pensão inclui 1 entrada, 1 prato principal e 1 sobremesa por pessoa. Os pratos seleccionáveis para a meia pensão estão ..
    Answered on 8 September 2022
  • Hello, we (2 adults 2 kids (11/14) plan a stay between 26/07 and 1/08 and would like to ask if you offer gluten-free meals. Thank you in advance & KR

    Good evening, Following your request we inform that you can consult our restaurant menu in our site where you can see the allergens of each dish. Some..
    Answered on 1 June 2021
  • Is there an iron for clothes in the bedroom?

    The room doesn't have iron for clothes. We can request one (subject availability) at the reception
    Answered on 10 July 2022
  • Hello, We are travelling with a small, well behaved dog and would like to know if you would allow her to stay. We are willing to pay a surcharge.

    Good evening, We inform you that pets are not allowed in the Hotel. Best regards
    Answered on 22 March 2022
  • boa noite a piscina está disponivel? obrigado pela atençao

    Informamos que os serviços atualmente em funcionamento cumprem os requisitos legais respetivamente ao covid. A piscina é sazonal e estará aberta de j..
    Answered on 10 May 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Cozinha do convento
    • Cuisine
      Portuguese • Local • European
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan

Amenities of Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Tennis equipment
  • Kids' club
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable 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
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • 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
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Kids' pool
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot spring bath
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules

Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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


Until 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.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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
Crib upon request
4 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
13 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

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 not allowed.


When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club Cash Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

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.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

When booking half board, note that drinks are not included.

Please inform Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves 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: 93

FAQs about Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves

  • Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves is 1,000 feet from the center of Chaves. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves has 1 restaurant:

    • Cozinha do convento

  • Guests staying at Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian

  • Check-in at Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves include:

    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Double

  • The prices at Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Forte de São Francisco Hotel Chaves offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Tennis court
    • Darts
    • Kids' club
    • Bar crawls
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Hot spring bath
    • Swimming pool
    • Bike tours
    • Tennis equipment
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture