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All reviews one night first class remote location whole experience rooms are huge history buff fort portugal border dinner reception walls sleep ruins cafeteria euros atmosphere
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What an experience! Hotel built sympathetically into Fort Conception, a place used by The Duke of Wellingtons troops during the Peninsular War. Lovely rooms located in the casemates around the fort, as is the restaurant etc. Food very good and service friendly and efficient. Will most definitely return!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank S1523YRandyb
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The whole experience in this hotel was simply amazing. The rooms built into the walls of the fortress were huge, very well appointed and very quiet. Dinner was some of the best food we have had in many years which is a huge credit to the chef and his team given the remote location. I would stay here again without any hesitation - it was a very memorable stay.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Alain_de_Lasne
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

On the border of Spain and Portugal this re built fort is a must for any history buff. You sleep in the casements, long tunnel like but well appointed with modern fittings. The staff are first class and very willing to make your stay rememberable. A quite peaceful hotel well worth a visit.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank TaffyViking
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was looking for a hotel on the border of Spain-Portugal, for one night and found this gem. A hotel in a star-shaped fort in the middle of nowhere, intriguing... Well, it is beautiful. We were welcomed by 3 lovely young women who accompanied us from the reception to our rooms, explained everything and made us feel very welcome. The rooms are spacious and very modern but without imposing on the old ruins. The inner court it beautiful and the calm absolute. At the advice of the hotel we booked diner (the hotel is in the middle of nowhere and we arrived in the evening after a long day travelling) and were more than pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, the service and the excellent quality of food (we took the proposed diner menu for 25 euros/person). After diner we sat outside in the lovely sitting area in the inner court and enjoyed the calm and serene atmosphere. The only minus point of this hotel (and I have to admit I don't know what went through the interior designer who otherwise did such a marvelous job) is that as a concept the toilet has no door!!!! The hotel is designed as a romantic getaway but I fail to understand this concept, especially as there are no real windows to the rooms. In spite of this, I will surely stay here again .

Room tip: Beware - the rooms have toilets without doors. Otherwise all rooms are equal
Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank liora5352
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

As said before by all guests, this hotel has a spectacular location inside a fort, just across the border from Portugal, with Almeida only ten minutes away. It is literally in the middle of nowhere, with a tiny village a few kilometers away. Excellent breakfast. We did not have dinner due to the high prices. The workers at the reception desk were very polite, friendly, and helpful.

I would reduce the price of the restaurant and cafeteria dishes to attract more guests, who I am sure drive the short distance to Almeida where there are more options at much lower prices.

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Ray V
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