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“The place to go for an utterly peaceful break”
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Fonte Santa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monfortinho
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We stayed here whilst my wife competed in shooting World Championship nearby. The town/village of Montfortinho is just over the Spanish border, and an easy drive.
For us, the Fonte Santa was perfect in every way.
The hotel is situated in a tiny village up in the hills, and is about a two hour drive from Madrid airport where we landed. There are a few shops, a bank and a local bar, but not much else to distract you, there is hardly any through traffic as the village is off the beaten track, but that was absolutely perfect for us. There is a small restaurant in the village but we didn't use it. The bar is what it is, a very welcoming one roomed affair selling ridiculously cheap drinks, and though we tried hard with our tourist Portuguese, the locals really made us welcome. It
In July expect 28 degree plus days, and lovely warm evenings.
The hotel itself is a secluded gem. The rooms are spacious and modern, very large, most of them with Balconies or terraces overlooking the gardens.
A spacious, very classy dining area, and a large well stocked bar. The prices are not prohibitive, far less than you would expect in a hotel of this calibre. The breakfast buffet is excellent with everything to hand and the lunch and evening meal menu are predominantly fish and meat, as is normal in Portugal, lots of options for vegetarians.
The (very respectful, very professional) staff all spoke perfect English, and were most helpful pointing out places to go.
The hotel grounds are spacious and well laid out, and we particularly liked the waterfall built into the pool area (the water falls over the edge of the very large pool, into a pond in the gardens below.
All in all one of the most relaxing stays we have had in any hotel, anywhere. No ambient noise, no traffic to speak of, and sitting out on the terrace in the evening with a glass of cold wine as the sun went down was utterly relaxing. The whole ambience of the hotel and gardens is one of exclusivity.
Nothing much at all for children to do in the local area, but if you want a truly relaxing Portuguese break far from the madding crowd, this is the place.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a room over the garden and pool area......views to die for.
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Hospitality M, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Fonte Santa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your comment following your stay at Fonte Santa Hotel
What can we say more? You said it all!
Enjoy the scenery, no noise or pollution, enjoy the pool and gardens, eat well and be well served, always with a smile.
Welcome to Fonte Santa Hotel!
We look forward to your next visit.
Fonte Santa Hotel

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very relaxing and the gardens and landscapes are beautiful.
If you are looking for some quiet time and time away from the stresses of city life, you will certainly enjoy Hotel Fonte Santa.
Good quality for the price paid.
People very friendly and helpful, hotel staff included.
Only negative points: pool maintenance (pool chairs in particular) should be improved on, and the food and service at the pool bar could also be improved!
Other than this, a perfect stay!
Hope we can return again someday.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Hotel is very nicely decorated and blends in perfectly with the landscape. The surroundings, gardens and swimming pool are excellent and the location is so goos that it really allows you for a proper rest and a proper escape for the busy life in the city. An amazing place to rest, while being very comfortable and with all commodities available.

Room Tip: Pool facing rooms offer the best view.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Hotel Fonte Santa for some days of comfort after spending a week of camping on a festival. And we were not disappointed! The garden scenario is super beautiful: A well shaped pool framed in green, the surrounding highlands glowing surreal in the sunset light while birds were cruising above our heads. And also the sights inside were very well chosen: Colonial comfort meets 70s architecture meets countryside flair. Staff was friendly and guests were mixed: some posh, some families, some pensionists. Breakfast and lunch come by buffet, we enjoyed it while I do advice to order a la carte at least one time to check the difference. Hotel Fonte Santa is not cheap but we found the price adequate. We would return if destiny decides to!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very nice hotel if you want to relax. Staff are very welcoming and very courteous.
The hotel is surrounded by nature and there is no noise other tan the birds. The room was nice if you like traditional type décor. The feather pillows a delight. Wifi was alright for normal browsing (not for heavy use) throughout the hotel except in certain areas of the pool where they must have a black out area.
The pool area looks amazing and it´s worth a picture for your Instagram if you have one! However, the water was freezing and the pool could be cleaner.
The restaurant and the food and the waiters in the restaurant were great. Meals are buffet type and buffets can often be low quality or random. Well, this one wasn´t! The quality was fantastic and the choice very good. Homemade meals with different choices and if you like sweet, you can´t miss the desserts and the fruit, they comes from heaven!

Room Tip: make sure you have a room on the first floor facing the pool area
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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HotelFonteSanta, Gestor at Fonte Santa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear FOG Travels,
I would like to thank you for taking your time posting an online review on Trip Advisor after your recent stay at Fonte Santa Hotel.
I am pleased to read that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and found your room very nice and traditional type décor.
It is also great to see that you liked the meals and found the staff very friendly as it is important to us to provide a good service.
Once again thank you for your online feedback.
We hope to welcoming you back at Fonte Santa Hotel in the future!
Kind regards
Victor Hugo
Director de Operações

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Additional Information about Fonte Santa Hotel

Address: Termas de Monfortinho, Monfortinho 6060-072, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Castelo Branco District > Monfortinho
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monfortinho
Price Range: ₹ 5,733 - ₹ 16,156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fonte Santa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated near the Spanish border, 70 km away from Castelo Branco, in the middle hills of Penha Garcia mountain range, Hotel Fonte Santa, is in the very heart of Monfortinho natural Spa. A charming place combining the elegance with the intimacy of a familiar atmosphere. Surrounded by verdant hills, the Hotel Fonte Santa is deeply involved in a relaxing atmosphere and provides, with its “holy” (pure) water, unique experiences of well-being. The Hotel Fonte Santa has 40 charmingly equipped rooms. Guests can relax and enjoy the extensive landscape on the stunning outdoor pool with a waterfall. Bars, restaurant, reading room and gallery, 2 tennis courts, mountain biking, photographic safaris and rental boats at the dam are some of the fun activities we offer. ... more   less 
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