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  • With majestic views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Fortaleza do Guincho is a 5* boutique hotel built on the site of a 17th-century fortress
  • Situated in the stunning coastal region of Cascais, only a 30-minute drive from the capital of Lisbon, this is a tranquil European paradise
  • Treat yourself to dinner at the Michelin starred restaurant and marvel at the expansive sea views

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Your Destination

Practically on the beautiful Guincho beach and overlooking the awe inspiring Atlantic Ocean, the Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel and Restaurant enjoys one of the most dramatic hotel settings imaginable. You’ll feel in another world, but have easy and fast access to Lisbon (approximately 30 km) and the centre of Cascais (approximately 7 km).

If the beach and ocean whet your appetite for nature, you’ll find yourself surrounded by exquisite landscape, such as wild seashore, and the lush mountains of Sintra in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

If you want to enjoy the contrast of the urban, you’ll find the chic seaside towns of Cascais, and Estoril, with one of the biggest casinos in Europe, only minutes away. Sintra, a magical UNESCO Word Heritage site with many fairy tale castles and villages in and around it, is also only 20 minutes away on a scenic road through the mountains of the natural park.

This region is also considered as one of the finest in Portugal for golfing, with many of the best golf courses in the country in proximity to the hotel.

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho 5*

Built as a fortress in the 17th century, the Fortaleza do Guincho has been renovated as a 5* hotel and Michelin Starred restaurant.  The dramatic setting overlooks the wonderful Guincho beach and the Atlantic Ocean.  Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe, exposes the hotel to the beauty and drama of nature, while the guests are cosseted in comfort and charm.

Whether you deserve a special treat, want to relax in a unique and charming spot, or need an exclusive and quiet shelter to work, the Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel and Restaurant will accommodate you in inimitable and sumptuous style.

  • 27 guest rooms
  • Michelin star restaurant
  • Bar and terrace
  • Free bicycles available at the reception (subject to availability)
  • Water & Cookies on arrival day
  • Pic-Nic boxes upon request
  • Private parking
  • Complimentary newspapers with breakfast
  • Free WiFi

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in a Superior Sea View Room.

Just for you: Water & fruit in your room upon arrival.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Infant
The rooms and suites at the Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel and Restaurant are as magnificent as their surroundings. Their charming, ocean-view, 25m2 rooms contain all the amenities one would expect from a 5 star hotel, but are unlike any you are ever likely to see, as unique as the rest of the hotel.  

All rooms have been refurnished in an eclectic style, always comfortable and in keeping with the special style of the hotel. They all have twice daily housekeeping service, hair dryer, safe, telephone, mini bar, remote control satellite TV and air conditioning.

The Superior rooms on the first floor enjoy spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and Cabo da Roca from their enclosed balconies with a chaise lounge.

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Please note: some in-room facilities/services may incur a surcharge payable locally

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.

You can choose to add a one-off 3 course meal
(excluding drinks) at the Michelin star awarded 'Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho'.  This can be done at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998.  Acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann introduced a haute cuisine restaurant, which quickly became a reference in Portugal. In 2001 the restaurant received a Michelin star, held until today. Over the years, some of the modern references in Portuguese cuisine passed through Fortaleza do Guincho , which caused the restaurant to acquired the status of a 'school'. 

Originally with a classic French base, Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining more and more prominence in Fortaleza do Guincho. Among the many prizes and distinctions awarded to the restaurant over the past few years, is the Platinum Fork in 2014 by Boa Mesa Boa Cama guide, by the Portuguese newspaper Expresso.2015 is a banner year for the history of the restaurant and the history of high Portuguese cuisine. Miguel Rocha Vieira arrived in August as the new Executive Chef of Fortaleza do Guincho - the first time a Portuguese takes the reins of one of the most emblematic cuisines of Portugal.

The philosophy is based and inspired by the Atlantic, the background setting of the Hotel. The best fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast as well as highest quality of national products are a constant on the Guincho table, honored and created in every dish, every season, recognized by national and international press and critics.

Executive Chef - Miguel Rocha Vieira
Miguel Vieira, 37, was born and lived in Cascais up to the age of 19, when he headed to London to study gastronomy at the prestigious cooking school "Le Cordon Bleu". Since then, with a solid education and background in classic French cuisine, he worked in top restaurants in England, France and Spain, until he arrived in Budapest in 2008 to open the ´Costes´ restaurant,  where he won the first and then only Michelin star in Hungary in 2010.
His performance as a judge in the Masterchef Portugal TV Show earned him the admiration and respect of the general public. Miguel Vieira will be the first Portuguese Chef to assume the leadership of one of the most prestigious and influential cuisines in the country, whose foundation was a classic French cuisine, when it opened, in 1998.

With around 850 national and international references, Guincho’s cellar is one of the largest and most prestigious private collections of wine in Portugal. Inácio Loureiro is the resident sommelier since 2007 and since then the wine list of the restaurant was awarded six consecutive with the Best Award of Excellence by the prestigious magazine Wine Spectator.

Your Time

Golf, tennis, fishing, sailing and mountain biking can all be arranged at extra cost within 5 minutes walking distance. 

The proximity to natural wonders such as the Sintra-Cascais Natural Reserve and Cabo da Roca will tempt you to visit them, and the beautiful and chic seaside town of Cascais should also not be missed.

Your Journey to Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho 5*

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private transfers to Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho can be added during the next stage of the booking process at an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only)

Car Hire: May be added for an additional fee at the next stage of the booking process (flight inclusive offers only).

Distance between Lisbon Airport & Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho: 60 minutes / 35km


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Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Portugal is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.
If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. 

Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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