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Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Peneda - Geres National Park, Canicada 4850-047, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Troon, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very inviting hotel with the most stunning views! The staff were very friendly and offered us lemonade on arrival. We were given a map and places of interest were marked for us to visit. Our luggage was taken to our room and on entering,the first thing you notice is the wonderful view from the window. The room is lovely... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, First of all we would like to thank you for your preference in Pousadas de Portugal, especially in Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We deeply appreciate your good review about our services and Staff as well as we took note of your suggestions and we will take it into account in order to improve our offer. We... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Pousada is built to look like a typical mountain home. The view from the pousada is spectacular. The staff are very friendly and accommodating but too few to attend efficiently to the needs of the guests. The rooms are clean and comfy.

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada do Gerês and for taking the time to post this review. We took note of your opinions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards, More

Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

great hotel, good service, worth spending the money on a room with a view. 2 days is enough time to drive around and admire the views. Do not bother to go through the park to Spain, the views are better on the Portuguese side. Go to Vieira do Minho ( next town over ) pick up a nice bottle of... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Customer, First of all we would like to thank you for your preference in Pousadas de Portugal, especially in Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We deeply appreciate your good review about our services and Staff . We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best regards, More

Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Pousada is very well located and some rooms have stunning views over the lake and surrounding mountains. There is a beautiful and inviting pool.The room I was allocated to was nice, although the bathroom is very tiny. I was on my own so no problem there but with two persons the space is really not sufficient. Bathroom fixtures are... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousadas de Portugal – Pousada de S. Bento - Gerês and for taking the time to write your feedback about the stay in this Pousada. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our staff . We take notes about the Restaurante to better our services. We look forward to... More

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The room had an amazing view across the valley. The place is beautiful. While the room was a nice size the bathroom was tiny. So small that the toilet seat wouldn't stay up as the toilet bowl was squeezed so close to the water tank. Sound minor? I found it annoying. The food at the restaurant is very limited which... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking time to share your experience in Pousada de S. Bento - Geres. We take all your feedback about the room and dinner in our Restaurant, which certainly help us to improving the quality of our services. We hope to see you again in Pousada do Gerês. Best Regards. More

Mons, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed for four nights in room which has a side view of the river and everyone must admit that the view is amazing. You'll get a better view on the terrace and at the restaurant. However it's a charming pousada with character it would benefit from a refresh in the rooms (already said by other visitors). The furniture of... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne Chantal, First of all we would like to thank you for your preference in Pousadas de Portugal, especially in Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We deeply appreciate your good review about our services and Staff as well as we took note of your suggestions and we will take it into account in order to improve our offer.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Charming pousada with character perched on top of mountain. As mentioned in recent reviews it would benefit from a refresh, especially the rooms. The pool is nice especially in a hot day and from the terrace you can enjoy a great view over the river and montains in the distance. We had both a nice dinner and breakfast again enjoying... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Pousadas de Portugal, specially Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We appreciate your positive description about our services and location and we took note of your suggestion to improve the spaces. We are thankful for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you in a next... More

Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The location is outstanding, the hotel a little bit old but charming. The room offered to us was small and dark. For just 28 Euro more per night we had the perfect room with a terrace with a perfect view into the valley in the new part of the hotel. The upgrade was worth every cent of it. The restaurant... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada do Gerês and for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your review and would like to thank you for your evaluation. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best Regards. More

Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in room 213 which has a side view of the man made lake. As previous reviewers have said the view is amazing. Shame the pousada does not reflect this beauty. Our room had a large stain on the yellow carpet, the shaver socket was loose in its housing and did not work, the leak... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We took note of your suggestions/opinions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards. More

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

As others have said, it is all about location at this pousada. On the southern edge of the Parque Nacional de Peneda-Gerês, it overlooks the valley and lake (by Gerês) and the peaks behind it. The views from the terrace and from the balconies are stunning. Service is friendly (as is usual in Portugal) and generally efficient. The lodge atmosphere... More

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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We are glad to verify that you enjoyed our services and that the location of the Pousada. We took note of your suggestions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We... More

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Address: Peneda - Geres National Park, Canicada 4850-047, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Canicada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel 4*
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Pousada De Sao Bento

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The Pousada do Geres, Canicada, is right in the Peneda-Geres National Park, among the breath-taking forests, the translucent cascading waters and the unforgettable sights. Geres is one of Portugal's more attractive Natural Regions, considered by UNESCO to be a World Biosphere Reserve. The Pousada is located at an authentic vantage point, overlooking the Canicada dam in the Cavado River. In the background you can see the end of the Portuguese territory and the beginning of the Spanish territory. The landscape is of such a beauty that you will feel the need to swap the comfort of the Pousada for the chance to discover the Minho Mountains. The Pousada's restaurant offers regional cuisine with influence from rural farming and made from natural products. The honey, the reservoir trout, the baby goat, Barrosa veal, the sausages, the garden vegetables and the Minho desserts are unique delicacies, true treasures of the Portuguese cuisine. ... more   less 
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