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Pousada Forte da Horta

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Rua Vasco da Gama, Horta, Faial Island 9900-017 Portugal
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#2 of 7 hotels in Horta
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 Marina. During your stay, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and have fun in the games room. For your meals, the Pousada has a restaurant and a bar. All rooms are equipped with an LCD television and free Wi-Fi, and most have a balcony with a sea view.
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Rua Vasco da Gama, Horta, Faial Island 9900-017 Portugal
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Elio T wrote a review Aug 2021
Horta, Portugal5 contributions
Just have to say, I’m all around satisfied with the location being in a historical fort of Santa Cruz in the middle of the bay of Horta, the view of all the yachts and marina with Pico island on the back ground is amazing every day. Also I experienced the local food from the restaurant, and the choice of wine was well recommended in deed. The service and staff are great! Highly recommend this experience if visiting Faial Island.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Sergio Dias, Owner at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 14 Aug 2021
Dear Mr. eliot280, On behalf of our entire team at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest, and we look forward to welcoming you again at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz. Best regards, The Team at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz
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Isa-Ben C wrote a review Aug 2021
Genval, Belgium63 contributions31 helpful votes
Positive: Very good location in center of Horta. Swimming pool area is perfect for refreshing/relaxing/sunbathing. The staff (reception, housekeeping, breakfast) is very helpful. Very nice view on the harbor and Pico mountain from the shaded large balcony. Parking places just in front of the hotel. Not a lot and not 'reserved' for guests, but we were always lucky to find an available place. Less positive: Probably some customers like the historic look and feel, but imho the hotel would benefit of a fresh modern relooking / redesigning inside (rooms, restaurant) to combine with the external historic heritage of the place. Rather disappointed to hear at our arrival, that swimming pool hours was 10am to 7pm. For our family, these are the exact hours when we don't need a swimming pool because we are somewhere on a hiking trail, and would welcome to relax in the pool before or after the day of visit. Luckily, it was possible to slightly deviate from this schedule... If you book here, make sure to book a room with balcony on the pool. My sons had another room (standard room), and they had just a small window with view on a wall 2 meters from the window.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Sergio Dias, Owner at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 14 Aug 2021
Dear Mr. FamilleC513, We would like to thank you for giving us your honest opinion on your stay. Unfortunately, we did not satisfy your expectations. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have taken note of all the issues mentioned so that improvements can be made in the short-term. We appreciate that you chose Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz for your stay. We hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our high service standards and regain your trust during your next visit. Kind regards,
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John B wrote a review Nov 2019
W Sussex124 contributions115 helpful votes
Nice hotel in a fort. Staff helpful and friendly. Nice garden to sit in when the weather was sunny. Has a swimming pool but weather not hot enough to use. Easy walk into town Not busy as will soon be closing for season
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 18 Dec 2019
Dear John B, Thank you for choosing Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz and for taking the time to give us your feedback on your stay with us. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location and comfort of our rooms, as well as the service provided by our team. Our guests’ comments are very important to us because we work hard every day to provide them with an excellent service. Thank you very much for your recommendation! We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz.
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Antonio P wrote a review Oct 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland203 contributions59 helpful votes
I have spent 4 nights in this pousada , I just née to say that I was impressed by the hospitality, the cleanliness, the food and the super service. All the staff very polite, always wishing you a great day. All is managed perfectly well by the director that put together a good team. All is very clean and tidy in the full place , good breakfasts in the morning and one day I had to leave for excursion before the breakfast time, they organized to have this opened for in order to have my breakfast calmly. If I will come back again in this island, for sure will be the place that I will book again. You get unexpected things like this into your room :)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 11 Oct 2019
Dear antoniopT3520YN, First of all, we want to thank you very much for your excellent feedback on Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz. It gives us great satisfaction to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you particularly enjoyed our services and facilities. We were also very happy to hear that we were able to offer you a pleasant stay. We look forward to hosting you again soon at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz. Best regards, Ricardo Gomes
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Bas P wrote a review Sep 2019
Tricht, The Netherlands3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 5 days at the hotel in Horta. Location is great, nice bars and restaurants on a walking distance. Everything else is average (hotel needs some painting). Not much staff (visable) available. We had lunch in the hotel's restaurant once. Food was good but portions were very small.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 11 Oct 2019
Dear 546basp, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your opinion on our facilities and services. Your opinion is very important for us to improve how we work. We are sorry to hear that we did not fully meet your expectations and we hope that, in the future, you will give us another opportunity to host you. It was a pleasure for us to have you as our guest at Pousada da Horta, Forte de Sta. Cruz.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Forte da Horta
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Forte da Horta?
Nearby attractions include Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum (0.2 km), Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angústias (0.4 km), and Putu (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Forte da Horta?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Forte da Horta?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Forte da Horta?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Forte da Horta?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Forte da Horta?
Conveniently located restaurants include Principe Gastro-bar, Restaurant Atletico, and Canto da Doca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Forte da Horta?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pousada Forte da Horta?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Forte da Horta?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Forte da Horta?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Horta Regional Museum (0.5 km).
Does Pousada Forte da Horta have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.