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Pousada Forte da Horta

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Dry Cleaning
Kids pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Centrally Located


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Grade: 86 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Pousada is really conveniently located (walking distance from all the restaurants and attractions in Horta). The hotel is nice and from the rooms with balcony you can enjoy a fantastic view of Pico. The staff is very professional and helpful. The continental breakfast with local
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Review collected in partnership with Pestana Hotel Group
This is an OK hotel. It's not great and it's not bad. We were there for 4 nights in late October the hotel was not busy at all. The bed was comfortable, the room was pleasant although we had a bathroom sink that wouldn't drain and no we didn't report it. We ate one evening meal
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Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Dear Glenn W, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Although gladly noted that you were impressed with our Hotel in general, we were sorry to read that the breakfast was not what you expected, and that you found the hotel was not that busy due to it being the low season. Our goal is to ensure that each one of our guests leaves our hotel with a feeling of satisfaction. We hope should your travels bring you back to the Azores, during the high season, that you would still consider Pousada Forte da Horta your hotel of choice. Best regards, Ricardo Gomes.
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Amazing views over marina to volcano on Pico from balcony. Small, smart hotel inside old fort, stroll to Peter’s Bar, opposite Oceanic Bar and other great restaurants. Very welcoming and friendly staff.
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Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Dear Gillie W, It is wonderful to read the generous feedback you shared on Tripdavisor regarding your recent stay at Pousada Forte da Horta. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and you had an extremely memorable experience. Best regards, Ricardo Gomes.
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Comfortable room, good size balcony with seaview. Good size swimmingpool, free towles for swimming. Very friendly staff, Great breakkfast.I an old fortress overlooking the harbour, best location in Horta.
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Review collected in partnership with Pestana Hotel Group
Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Dear marrietk, I am extremely happy to read your praising words regarding our hotel’s facilities and services. It is great to know that we were able to meet up with your expectations. Thank you for expressing your appreciation not only about our hotel’s physical aspects and atmosphere but also about the service our employees are so proud to act with such level of passion with our guests. Looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Ricardo Gomes
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We staid 5 days at Pousada Forte da Horta. Top location, historical building, anything you would expect from a Pousada, oh, forgot to mention the friendly staff. We had a superior room on the second floor with a large terrace overlooking Horta port and a magnificent view on
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Response from Manager_StCruz, General Manager at Pousada Forte da Horta
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Dear Stijn M, Thank you for choosing Pousada Forte da Horta for your recent visit to Faial. I would like to thank you personally for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you enjoyed our location and the service from our staff. You may rest assured that your comments will be examined, as they offer us a valuable opportunity to monitor and continually improve our facilities and services. Thank you again for your feedback and I sincerely hope that you will grant us another opportunity to welcome you back to Pousada Forte da Horta, should you travel to Faial any time in the future. Best regards, Ricardo Gomes
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Can you recommend a taxi company to make a reservation for a full island tour?
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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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 interest are all easy to get to. The other option would be to hire a taxi and do a full island tour around the island, this should take about 3 hours. Hope to have helped you. If you need any more assistance please contact us by e-mail.
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Going to your hotel from July 20 to July 31 with wife and son and daughter (2 rooms). Hope to get balcony rooms with a view of Pico.
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 us directly through e-mail. Best regards, Ricardo Gomes.
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How far from airport ? How much is taxi?
Dear traveldfw, Thank you for your preference in Pousada Forte da Horta - Historic Hotel. Regarding your questions, our Hotel is just 10 km away from Horta airport, a taxi ride from the airport to our hotel should cost around 15€. Hope to have been helpful. Best regards, Ricardo Gomes.
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"first floor seaview"
"Go for a room with balcony overlooking the marina"
"Sea view room"
"A balcony room was a plus."
"request harbour view"
US$69 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalAzoresFaial IslandHorta
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