The Fortaleza da Barra was one of the fortresses built in the 17th century by the Portuguese to defend Macau against hostile neighbours and local pirates. One hundred years later a chapel was built within its walls and dedicated to Saint James, the patron saint of the Portuguese garrison. Today, much of the fortress and the chapel have been preserved as part of the hotel, which now offers guests a choice of 20 guestrooms and 4 suites.
The hotel is situated in Macau's prestigious residential area, at the tip of the Macau peninsula along the scenic tree-lined Praia Grande Bay. It is 5 minutes from the historic A-Ma Temple, the Maritime Museum, the Gate of Understanding and the city's entertainment and shopping districts. Barra Gill is a 5-minute walk away, while Santa Sandra is just 10 minutes away by foot.
From the balcony of each luxurious guestroom or suite, guests can look out over the picturesque Inner Harbour. Bathed in glorious sunlight, the trees amongst which the hotel is built are reflected in the tranquil waters. Guests can relax on the terrace and let time stand still, while the atmosphere and fragrances of Macau are brought upon light breezes to enchant them. Each unit comes with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, as well as a direct dial telephone, a satellite/ cable TV, a radio and individually adjustable air conditioning.
There is an outdoor swimming pool on the hotel grounds.
Os Gatos (Portuguese for ""The Cats"") presents a menu of exquisite specialities from Macau, Portugal, Spain, Provence, Italy and Greece, in a setting that is unparalleled in the entire territory. Guests can dine in the Café da Barra and sit back to sample a tempting mixture of Portuguese and continental dishes.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are accepted in the hotel as methods of payment.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV