The hotel is just at the side road near the Basilica. Clean and very roomy. Breakfast is plentiful and relaxed. Could do with a drinks machine at the lobby dispensing hot and cold drink. Plenty of cafes around but need to walk some distances which is hard for those with physical disability unless they got companions to assist them.
A big thank you to George at the reception and the other man for helping us. i hope I spelled the name correctly. They are pleasant. The other man had to go up and down to fetch a hairdryer as the hairdryer in the bathroom is not working.
The best part of staying at Hotel Cruz Alta was it's proximity to the Fatima Sanctuary and Fatima Basilica and Church of Apparitions. We went in the night to pray at the church of apparitions and say the rosary and take part in the candle light procession where pilgrims from all corners of the world come to honor Our Lady.Our hotel being so close to the church was a real advantage. Besides the proximity to the church what we liked were the spacious rooms and a good spread for breakfast and dinner. For dinner they would offer a complimentary bottle of wine on every table which was very welcome !
I booked this hotel like many others from reviews I had read and found it to be a little gem.
It is so convenient to the grotto and services just out the front door and across the road and
You are there. The rooms are clean comfortable and very spacious. The breakfast is continental style but delicious and more than you could possibly eat and just like being at home.
But what really makes the hotel special is the friendly welcome from reception and assistance
With anything your require. On the morning of our departure the gentleman on reception
Jorge was so efficient ensuring that everyone was looked after for breakfast, also checking people
Out and was so helpful and nice. I would highly recommend this hotel for a visit to Fatima
And was such good value. It's sister hotel up the road is also to be recommend for evening meal
We went for the buffet for around €16 and was great value. One word of caution re Fatima and indeed Portugal in general and something I experienced for the first time this year is to beware of
Fares being charged by taxis. I had bad experiences in Quarteria, Fatima and Lisbon in this regard. Check out what the going rate for your trip is with your hotel and don't pay them roughly anymore than that. We had a taxi in Lisbon demand €15 for what was a €5 trip, needless to say he did not get it ...we also had a taxi driver in Fatima request €7.7O for journey from hotel to bus station a journey that cost €5 on our way in. However this is no reflection on this hotel which as it say is a gem.