Pousada Forte da Horta

Horta, Portugal Rua Vasco da Gama
8.1 Excellent 76 Opinions
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Rua Vasco da Gama
Horta, Portugal

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Set in a 16th century fortress overlooking Horta Bay and Pico island, this Pousada hotel features a swimming pool and regional restaurant. Most of the air-conditioned rooms have views of the marina.

Classified as a National Monument since 1947, the Pousada Forte da Horta offers modern rooms with cable TV and a minibar. Each private bathroom is stocked with a hairdryer and bathrobe.

A breakfast buffet is served daily on the poolside veranda terrace. Guests may taste fried pork, tuna and passion fruit pie in Pousada Forte da Horta’s restaurant.

The swimming pool area is furnished with sun beds, tables and parasols. Indoors, there is a lounge with various seating areas and a bar with a piano.

The 24-hour reception offers car rentals and free on-site parking. The Horta Airport is just 8.7 km from the Pousada Forte da Horta.

  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Pousada Forte da Horta
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Classic Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta Classic Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta
Classic Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta Classic Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta
2 17 m2 1

Located in a beautiful 16th century fortress, this…

  • Air conditioning
Superior Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta Superior Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta
Superior Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta Superior Double or Twin Room Pousada Forte da Horta
3 19 m2 1

This room is contemporary decorated with wooden fu…

  • Air conditioning
Room #3896621 Pousada Forte da Horta Room #3896621 Pousada Forte da Horta
  • Air conditioning
Object reviews
Pousada Forte da Horta
Rating: 8.1/10 - Excellent!
7.4 / 10 Value for money
7.6 / 10 Facilities
9.6 / 10 Location
9.1 / 10 Staff
8.4 / 10 Cleanliness
8.4 / 10 Comfort
10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Convenient location. Very comfortable bed. We could keep our room till 14:30." - Daniela

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Location" - Richard

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Amazing setting in old fort. Spacious room with lovely balcony and stunning view of Pico. Staff so kind and welcoming. Great breakfast. I'd stay here again like a shot." - Philip

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"The location is excellent, it is in downtown, on the harbor and only a short walk to a beautiful beach (Porto Pim). It is great to stay within the walls of the old fort, our balcony looked out on the ..." - Denise

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"The location and view from my room were amazing!" - Beth

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"C'est un superbe endroit avec une superbe vue sur le PICO et sur la mer. Un personnel aux petits soins très agréable et souriant. La piscine, le petit déjeuner et surtout FELIX nous ont ..." - Crouchat

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Excellent emplacement sur le port d’Horta Bonne table" - Marie-françoise

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"L’emplacement de l’hotel est parfait pour explorer la ville. Un bel hotel dans un lieu historique. Le personnel est sympathique. Le petit déjeuner est copieux avec de bons produits. La vue sur le ..." - Louis

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Vu incroyable ! Bonne literie, personnel chaleureux et amical. Parfait" - Julien

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Hôtel magnifique, belle restauration authentique, piscine avec vue sur le port et le mont Pico" - Constance

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Tudo" - Joao

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Tem uma vista fantástica, é calmo." - Miguel

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Depois de vários hotéis que já conhecia no Faial, este é sem dúvida o melhor, o espaço é único e singular onde a história do forte se mistura com uma vista deslumbrante sobre a ilha do Pico e o Porto ..." - Jose

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"De tudo!" - Anonymous

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"A localização da Pousada é única! é sempre um prazer poder estar neste local onde se por um lado temos os barcos o mar e o Pico a olhar para nós, e ter a 100 metros de distância um Gin do Peter's ..." - Anselmo

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"zentrale und dennoch ruhige Lage, superfreundliches Personal" - Doris

9.20 / 10 - Excellent!

"Absolut einzigartige Lage, besser kann man in Horta nicht wohnen... Super Frühstück, nettes und hilfsbereites Personal" - Thomas

9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"- die Lage ist super zentral in Horta - Das das Hotel in einer alten Festung liegt hat einen ganz besonderen Charme - der Ausblick auf den Pico ist einfach gigantisch - Das Personal war immer sehr ..." - Sebastian

9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Tolles Ambiente in der alten Festung direkt am Hafen. Gediegenes Mobiliar.. Pool mit Aussicht aufs Meer. Taxistand gleich neben dem Hotel." - Anonymous

9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Der Blick von unserem Balkon auf den Hafen und das Meer" - Gerhard

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"De locatie en de vriendelijkheid van het personeel. Ook de faciliteiten waren zeker goed." - Ibrahimself

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"ontbijt was geweldig en een ruime keuze" - Abraham

9.60 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Heerlijk ontbijt, comfortabel bed en badkamer, sympathiek personeel" - A.

8.80 / 10 - Excellent!

"Mooi hotel gelegen in het centrum van Horta en de activiteiten in deze stad. Wel zou het een klein verfrissing kunnen krijgen . De zwembad is een plus punt en comfortabel ." - Jaak

8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"locatie,historische accomodatie,zwzmbad,ontbijt" - John

9.00 / 10 - Excellent!

"Personale gentilissimo e efficente, pulizia spazi comuni e camera ottime, colazione abbondante a buffet, prodotti buoni, spazi esterni molto belli vista sul porto e piscina entro le mura del Forte, ..." - Mauro

8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"Perfetta" - Paolo

5.80 / 10 - Good!

"La posizione" - Anonymous

8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"El personal muy atento. Las vistas de la habitación maravillosas y una ubicación excelente dentro de la fortaleza." - Tatiana

8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"La ubicación, el personal muy majo, sobre todo los recepcionistas, el desayuno, el fuerte es muy bonito y muy bien conservado." - Estibaliz

7.00 / 10 - Good!

"Ubicado junto a la Marina y junto al centro (un tanto lejos de la terminal de Ferry). Piscina muy agradable y con vistas espectaculares." - Raul

7.50 / 10 - Very good!

"Тишина" - Mikhail

Important information


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Children and beds

Children of any age are allowed.
Children up to and including 12 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
No cots are available.
No extra beds are available.

Important information

Please inform Pousada Forte da Horta in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

Prior to their arrival, guests are kindly requested to specify their bedding preference for any room type. Please specify the extra beds required, if any. Please specify the number of adults and children under 12. This can be inserted in the Special Requests Box during booking.

Please note that pets are only allowed in some of the property’s public areas. Upon check-in, please ask the front desk for more details.

Please note that only 1 extra bed or baby cot can be accommodated, on request. Charges may be applicable.

Please note that the property reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival. Payment of the full reservation amount is due at the property.

Please note that for reservations of 6 rooms or more, different policies will apply.

Portuguese, Spanish, English Check in: from 15:00
Check-in and check-out times Check out: to 12:00
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • WiFi available in all areas
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Kid meals
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Reception services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
Common areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Games room
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Walking tours
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Internet services
  • WiFi
  • Free WiFi
  • Car hire
Pool and wellness
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming Pool
Safety & security
  • 24-hour security
  • Smoke alarms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguishers
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Food & drink safety
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Delivered food is securely covered
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • First aid kit available
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
Physical distancing
  • Cashless payment available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas