Fodor's Expert Review Pousada Forte Angra do Heroísmo

Rua do Castelinho, 9700-075, Portugal Fodor's Choice

From the outside, you’d never know that a modern hotel sits inside the walls of a 16th-century fort perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea on the edge of Angra (but only about a 10-minute walk into town); beyond the historical significance, the cool, contemporary guest rooms, outdoor pools and bar, and sea views make the Pousada a great place to spend the night. Some of the guest rooms, with gray walls, wood floors, and modern art on the walls, have patios with chairs or small balconies; all look out onto the sea. The restaurant serves local cuisine, and offers a Sunday evening fado night with live music and a four-course meal with wines. There’s also a bar that opens onto the courtyard; though it’s not always staffed, someone at the reception will be happy to help when asked. On the grounds you’ll find one pool for adults and one for kids, as well as a Jacuzzi.


  • Highly atmospheric place to stay
  • Spacious rooms and bathrooms
  • Quiet location


  • Very small TVs in rooms
  • No gym
  • Steep walk up and down the hill to town center




Phones: 295 403 560


29 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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