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Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at the pousada for a night in November. Because it was the off season, we were the only guests there that night - so we had a delicious private dinner served to us in the massive dining room! The grounds were gorgeous, and it was a very relaxing experience. Would love to come back in the warmer...

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Washougal, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing posada in Northern Portugal (miles away from Amares, by the way), renovated from a 12th century monastery. Everything about it reflects the spareness of monastical life--except the food, the rooms, and the service. Only complaint is that the hallways are quite dark at night--hard to get your key in the lock. We arrived in the rain, just after dark...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The above may appear to be a strange title for a review but it may save some problems that we experienced! The most convenient place to park at the Pousada is the car park next to the front of the building. The Pousada does have its own car park but it is round the back and a long (uphill) way...

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Woking, Surrey
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I absolutely loved this pousada. It was a really atmospheric place to stay. A beautiful old building sympathetically restored and fabulously styled with comfortable rooms. Ancient fuses with modern - just superbly designed. Feature minibar in the room. Really comfortable bed. Great service. In the bars and on the terraces there were little pods for calling for your waiter and...

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Manager_Amares, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review regarding your recent stay at the Pousada de Amares. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have the pleasure of having you back sometime in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto / Unit Supervisor

Haslemere, Surrey UK
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a gem, and probably the only time anyone gets to stay in a 12th century monastery. Vast high ceilings, mighty, yards-thick granite walls, a courtyard with cloisters... it would be a fascinating place just to visit, but to be able to stay there is special indeed. It is run by Pestana, who I first came across in London,...

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Manager_Amares, Gerente geral at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed description of the Pousada de Amares. We are very pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us and hope to have the pleasure of having you back sometime in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto / Unit Supervisor

Bockfliess, Austria
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A wonderful pousada in Northern Portugal! We stayed for our wedding anniversary (which we mentioned by Chance to the reception). when we got to our room, we found a free bottle of champagne and a bowl of fruit. An incredibly nice gesture by incredibly nice staff. The pool is nicely hidden away, the terrace gives a lovely view over the...

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Manager_Amares, Gerente geral at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantástic evaluation and description of your stay at the Pousada de Amares. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us for customer satisfaction is our primary concern. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of having you back sometime in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto / Unit Supervisor

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We came back after 4 years because we love it so much, view is breath taking, staff super friendly specially Eusebio. They changed the dinning room to a more modern look but we feel they literally steal the charm and ambience of the restaurant area, was rustic and super romantic but not any longer. We won't go back.

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Manager_Amares, Gerente geral at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We think you may have made a mistake on the Pousada you selected to evaluate and comment. The Pousada you described is Pousada do Gerês- S. Bento and not ours, Pousada de Amares. We hope that you have an opportunity to visit the Pousada de Amares, for we are sure you will be very satisfied with the experience....

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on a trip around Portugal and Spain and I must say it is worth the long drive we made. It is in the middle of nowhere but our sat nav found it no problem. The building is absolutely stunning and renovated to a high standard, tastefully and respectfully done. Attentive service, could t fault...

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Manager_Amares, General Manager at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! My staff and I are extremely pleased that your recent stay at the Pousada de Amares inspired you to write about us in this portal. This positive feedback is extremely importante to us, for our main goal is customer satisfaction. We sincerely hope to have you back sometime in the near future....

Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Wel situated close to the National park. Built on the site of a monastery but sympathetically modernised. Friendly staff, good food and attentive service. Standard rooms are small but ours had a wonderful view of the mountains around us. There are a lot of steps and plenty of walking from some rooms to the restaurant. This was fine for us...

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Manager_Amares, General Manager at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Geoffmount, Thank you for your fantástic review in this portal. My staff and I are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Pousada de Amares for we strive everyday to garantee our guest memorable moments. Regarding the size of the rooms, the ones with the best view are indeed smaller than most rooms. It's always best to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

There are so many wonderful things about this pousada. First of all, the setting is magical. As you enter the 12th century monastery, you truly feel like you have been taken back in time. They have done a wonderful job perserving the monastery. The grounds are maticulate, the decor elegant. The entire staff is top notch. The rooms are beautiful,...

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Manager_Amares, General Manager at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a fantástic review! My staff and I are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Pousada de Amares. Creating unique and memorable moments is our prime priority. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of having you back sometime in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto / Unit Supervisor

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the road from Braga to Geres the Pousada Mosteiro de Amares emerges, Santa Maria do Bouro is a result of the restoration of a twelfth century Cistercian Monastery, one of the more characteristic of this period in Portugal, of a remarkable work by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, awarded the Pritzker award in 2011, the highest award in the architectural world. This fantastic hotel in Geres, surrounded by stunning gardens, has been extensively restored and adapted for modern times, has been transformed into a temple of peace. The Pousada Mosteiro de Amares is located mere minutes from the National Park of Peneda Geres, where you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime immersed in the stunning environment. The Pousada is only a few kilometres from the city of Braga, one of the focal religious points in Portugal, known for its baroque churches, splendid eighteenth century houses and elaborate parks and gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro

Address: Rua de Santa Maria, Amares 4720-633, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Amares
Price Range: €78 - €147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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Pousada De Hotel Amares
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“Can't imagine there are any bad rooms, but some may look out on the cloister with old lemon trees while others have a territorial view.”
 of 5 bubbles drkiki2015, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Outside facing room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles KilkennyMicky, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I cannot imagine a bad room in the building. Ours overlooked the courtyard and valley.”
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 of 5 bubbles GRK5335, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“we stayed at secound floor and loved it”
 of 5 bubbles sagibe, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Near the stairs, I counted the steps from my room to the swimming pool, and I think they were like 700 steps!”
 of 5 bubbles guillermot334, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
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