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Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach towels, windsurfing
Beach nearby, white sand, beach towels, windsurfing
Beach nearby, white sand, beach towels, windsurfing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux

5.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Estrada do Guincho, Cascais, 2750-642

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGuincho Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSintra National Palace35 min drive
  • AirportLisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado)41 min drive
  • Popular LocationMagoito Beach46 min drive

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About this area


Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux is located in Praia do Guincho, a neighbourhood in Cascais, and is next to a golf course and on the waterfront. Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Guincho Beach and Boca do Inferno. Travelling with kids? Consider Museum of the Sea, or check out an event or a game at Manuel Possolo Hippodrome. Waterskiing and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Cresmina Beach - 2 min walk
  • Guincho Beach - 3 min walk
  • Boca do Inferno - 17 min drive
  • Sintra National Palace - 35 min drive
  • Magoito Beach - 46 min drive

Getting around

  • Carcavelos Station - 14 min drive
  • Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) - 41 min drive

About this property

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux

5-star hotel near the beach
At Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux, spend the day playing on the nearby beach then return to dine at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux offers 27 accommodations with minibars and a safe. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a bath, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

This Cascais hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; local, long-distance and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Fortaleza do Guincho
  • Spot Fortaleza do Guincho
  • Bar

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Free bike hire
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing lessons

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (2153 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Doorbell and phone notification
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Lever door handles


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free international calls
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
1 per room (up to 33 lbs/15.00 kg)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls and pet-sitting services are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 75.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 12 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Fortaleza Guincho
Fortaleza Guincho Cascais
Fortaleza Guincho Hotel
Fortaleza Guincho Hotel Cascais
Guincho Fortaleza
Fortaleza Do Guincho Cascais
Fortaleza Do Guincho Hotel Cascais
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Hotel
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Cascais
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux Hotel Cascais

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 181 out of 267 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 54 out of 267 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 267 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 267 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 267 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely stunning! The hotel itself is wonderful, the people there all incredible (especially Mario) and the view / location spectacular. We also loved dinner at their Michelin-rated restaurant- a 3 hour adventure!
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The location and views are spectacular overlooking the Atlantic's rolling, surfing waves and beautiful beaches. Also close to sea and nature drives as well as Sintra and Cascais. The included breakfast was excellent and served at the sea view tables. All meals were of a very high quality. The only downside was the quality of the room. It was drab and old fashioned and needed upgrading. Upgrading is going on in a number of the rooms already so presumably this is a post Covid syndrome.
Stayed 8 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff, good food, wonderful structure, unique rooms.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Amazing location, and site. The views are stunning.Staff was welcoming and very willing to help. The disappointing part for us was the bed (very hard) and uncomfortable pillows, it definitely impacted our stay. There was also some mold in the bathroom in the hand shower; while the bathroom amenities were nice it lacked basic hair conditioning. Breakfast quality was impeccable, served in a beautiful dining room but it was a shame they were vaccuming while we were eating. It is a beautiful place that just needs a few updates.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Exceptional experience
From the moment I arrived to the farewell I received, staying at here was a great experience. Iris, Antonio, Thomas in the dining room, Chef Gil everyone else who I forget to mention made this solo stay in one of the most beautiful corners of the world a pleasure. I cannot say how much character this hotel has and it lives up to the Relais standards exceptionally well. The dining room absolutely deserves at least on more Michelin star and if you are looking for a wonderful stay at the beach no matter what time of year this is the place to come..
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021