We Love —
- 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
Customer reviews —
Your Destination —
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.
Your Hotel —
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)
- 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.
Sleeps up to
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: 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 —
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: Transfers are not included but can be added during the next stage of the booking process at an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only). The approximate distance/time between Lisbon airport and hotel is 37.5km / 35mins.
Car hire: Car hire is not included but can be added during the next stage of the booking process at an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only)