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.
rooms are equipped with an
LCD television and
free Wi-Fi, and most have a
balcony with a sea view.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES
During your stay, enjoy the best of local cuisine in the Pousada's regional restaurant overlooking the pool, where you can delight in Azorean specialties.
Enjoy swimming in our pool surrounded by deck chairs, tables and umbrellas, where you can relax and sunbathe. Enjoy your free time in our games room or relax reading a book in our reading room.
There are countless activities to do in the Azores such as: boat trips, horse riding or cycling, bird or whale watching, or discovering streams and lagoons, among other things. For assistance, see our reception, which is available 24 hours a day.
The 16th-century fort, which has a turbulent history including the arrival of the powerful Spanish Armada and, later, the British Navy, was subsequently occupied and pillaged until the restoration of Portuguese independence. From then until the middle of the 20th century, it served to house soldiers and was later classified as a National Monument and transformed into a Pousada.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
The Azores will surprise you with their enchanting nature – beautiful landscapes where the green of the fields blends with the colour of the flowers and the blue of the sea, along with the numerous volcanic craters.
See the whales and dolphins on the high seas, or make the most of the wind by doing a little sailing or windsurfing. If you prefer something more peaceful, go canoeing and/or diving.
Visit the Scrimshaw Museum, the Horta Regional Museum, the Convent of St. John, the typical Faial Windmills and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the Capelinhos Volcano, the Faial Botanical Gardens and the Gardens of Florêncio Terra. And you can round off your day with a drink at the iconic "Peter Café Sport".
Horta Airport is just 9 km away from Pousada Forte da Horta and it´s an Historic Hotel has 28 rooms.