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Pousada Forte da Horta

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GreenLeaders Silver level
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“old fortress”(6 reviews)
“first floor”(10 reviews)
“historic fort”(4 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
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3 Star Hotel
The Pousada Forte da Horta is located in the city of Horta on Faial Island, in the Azores. It was built on the edge of the Bay of Horta and classified, in 1947, as a National Monument. It is eight minutes walking from the beach with breathtaking views over the island of Pico and the...
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Rua Vasco da Gama, Horta, Faial Island 9900-017, Portugal
8 km to Horta Airport
19 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to spend two nights in a Portuguese fort you have to go to Fajal at Pousada Forte da Horta. Beautiful location, an old fort on the port of Horta exactly opposite the island of Pico and its volcano. Nice room although with...More

Thank Eleonora F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely hotel with comfortable rooms overlooking the harbour. Very friendly And helpful English speaking staff and a great swimming pool which we used a lot as it was very hot. Good location within Horta with good access to the rest of the island.

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Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was on the first floor, overlooking the marina and Pico island, with a balcony. Good sized double room, large and very firm (and therefore very comfortable) double bed, lots of storage space and a reliably hot shower. We didn't see the rooms on...More

Thank Carole H
Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da HortaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carole H, It is wonderful to read your kind feedback you shared on the Tripadvisor website regarding your recent stay with us. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your visit to Faial and you had a memorable experience. I hope that we will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place - good restaurant - hotel staff very nice too - breakfast very good - nice view in front of the bedroom : see - Pico Island - Pico mountain (when there are no clouds) - one thing bad : the car park :...More

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Thank Pascale C
Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da HortaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pascale C, It was a pleasure to read your kind remarks in relation to our hotel, its location, views and facilities. We are delighted to learn from you that your stay with us was an enjoyable one and thank you for highlighting that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations about staying here as some reviews we had read were not good. However our tour operators, Archapelago Choice assured us it was good and they were proved right. We had a great room on the first floor with views of Pico. The...More

Thank Ian H H
Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da HortaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ian H H, I am extremely happy to read you praising words! Thank you for trusting us and expressing your appreciation not only about our hotel’s advantageous location, our facilities but also about the service our employees are so proud to act with such...More

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GreenLeaders Silver level
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$90 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$90 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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LucyGooseyJC
28 May 2018|
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Response from Manager_StCruz | Property representative |
Dear LucyGooseyJC, Firsly we would like to thank you for your contact. You can contact Terry's Cabs (+351 292 293 337). They accept island tour reservarions. Hope to have helped. Best regards, Pousada Forte da Horta.
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LucyGooseyJC
25 March 2018|
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Response from Manager_StCruz | Property representative |
Hello LucyGooseyJC, We are delighted to know you will be staying with us at Pousada Forte da Horta. The best way to visit Faial in 1 day would be by renting a car and exploring the island on your own, the main points of... More
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jeff1993
4 July 2015|
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Dear jeff1993, Firstly I would like o thank you for your preference and for your contact. Could you please send us your reservation number and reservation name, so that we can further assist your request. You may contact... More
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"Go for a room with balcony overlooking the marina"
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"Sea view room"
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"A balcony room was a plus."
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"request harbour view"
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