Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel

Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel is situated at the Pedisqueira summit, within the walls of the Sao Francisco Fort. On this sight is where the Franciscan Order had built a convent at the beginning of the XVIth century, named the Convento de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, later turned into a military fortress in 1658, playing a very important role in expelling Napoleon’s troops from Portugal. This architectonic monument - classified as a National Monument since 1938, has been now completely restored. Its regional façade is a work of art considered today as one of the most important works of restoration ever achieved in Portugal. The hotel is in two buildings, the original one with the beautiful church totally restored where many weeding take place and the new annex, both connected through an under path. There are close to 15,000 m2 of gardens and courtyards within the fort walls which are all now part of the hotel as well. The accommodations are as comfortable as in any new four star hotels, considering this establishment was inaugurated in May of 1997. The rooms in the annex are usually more spacious than the ones in the main house, which is quite understandable considering these were built from scratch following today’s standard measurements and the others had to be transformed.

Forte De São Francisco Hotel is situated in historic 17th-century building, which is now a National Monument. It offers a 15,000 m2 garden with an outdoor pool. Forte De São Francisco features rooms with countryside views, air conditioning and satellite TV. Each room includes antique-style furnishings and traditional Portuguese décor. Refreshing drinks and light snacks are available at the pool bar. Forte De São Francisco Hotel also has a café. To keep fit and relax, the hotel offers a tennis court with panoramic views, a sauna, and a hot tub. Forte De São Francisco also offers a church with an art gallery and a tour desk. Forte De São Francisco is within walking distance of the Roman Bridge and Chaves Castle. Free parking is possible on site.
Sauna
Restaurant
Jacuzzi / Whirlpool
Garden
Tennis Court
Swimming Pool

Mark the check box for the room(s) of your choice and you will receive an offer with the best available rate

Standard Room

Rooms in Dª Maria style, cosy, simply and functional furnished, with excellent quality / price ratio.

Typology:
Double - 1 double bed (1,5m x 2m)
Twin - 2 single beds (0,9m x 2m)

The dimensions of these rooms vary between 18 m2 and 22 m2.

Premium Room

Bright and cozy rooms in a contemporary-style, that stands out for their larger size and elegance. Two of them are adapted for guests with limited mobility.

Typology:
Double - 1 double bed - Super King Size (2m x 2m)
Twin - 2 single beds (1m x 2m)

The dimensions of these rooms vary between 23 m2 and 32 m2.
Some Premium rooms allow the placement of 1 cot or 1 children extra bed, others allow the placement of 2 cots or 1 cot and 1 children extra bed or 2 children extra bed. It requires confirmation by the Hotel.

Deluxe Room

Suite with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable, elegant and suitable for wedding nights or romantic stays.

Typology:
Double - 1 double bed - Super King Size (2m x 2m)
Living room - 1 sofa bed

Room area: 63 m2.

Junior Suite

These elegant and spacious suites are equipped with functional facilities to make every moment of your stay unforgettable. It’s the ideal room for families or for those who give importance to the surrounding space.

Typology:
Double - 1 double bed - Super King Size (2m x 2m)
Living room - 1 sofa bed

The dimensions of these rooms vary between 40 m2 and 55 m2.

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Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate

NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY


Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Forte de Sao Francisco Hotel. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.

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  Forte de Sao Francisco 5400- 435 Chaves − Portugal

  (+351) 276 333 700 
Fax: (+351) 276 333 701

 geral@fortesaofrancisco.com, reservas@fortesaofrancisco.com

From Porto: Take A3 (To Braga) -> A7 (To Guimarães) -> A24 (To Chaves) -> Exit nº 21 Chaves -> Follow to the center of city and the sign indicating “Forte de São Francisco”. Or Take A41 -> A42 -> A7 (Guimarães) -> A24 (Chaves) -> Exit nº 21 Chaves -> Follow to the center of city and the sign indicating “Forte de São Francisco”. Or Take A4 (Vila Real) -> Take A24 (Chaves) -> Exit nº 21 Chaves -> Follow to the center of city and the sign indicating “Forte de São Francisco”. From Lisbon: Take A1 (To Porto) -> One option above. Or Take A1 (To Coimbra) -> IP3 (To Viseu) -> A24 (To Chaves) -> Exit nº 21 Chaves -> Follow to the center of city and the sign indicating “Forte de São Francisco”.

About ChavesChaves, capital of Alto Tamega and Barroso provinces, is a spa town with fine monuments. It was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago, on the banks of the Tamega river. The town was orignally named Aqua Flavia, it was given such name by the Emperor of Rome Flavius Vespasian. Some of the interesting things to see in Chaves are:

 

 - The famous 90 meter long Trajan bridge with its 18 arches, built between 98 and 104 AD.
- Chaves historic centre with its medieval houses still with the wooden varandahs.
- Palace of the dukes of Bragança, now museum of the Flaviense region.
- Medieval chapel of the Populum. The meeting point for pilgrims leaving for Santiago.