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Pousada de Amares-Santa Maria do Bouro

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mosteiro Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares 4720-633, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Amares
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014
Torquay102010 Victoria, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
57 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

.... Compared to other pousadas we have stayed at. The building is restored nicely, but the staff rather cold and uninterested. The place is cavernous, but the rooms themselves quite small. We were surprised to find them furnished in Scandinavian style. Lots of steps to navigate, so I would not recommend this place for anyone who has trouble walking. Despite... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

While the place is beautiful we found the breakfast and service to be underwhelming. Our room was very nice, bright, with huge windows onto the courtyard full of orange trees. The bath was very nice also with a big window and great view. We had no problems in our room. We befriended another couple who were not so lucky since... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares). Regarding the breakfast, we appreciate your honesty and we are sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with our service. Your feedback is very important to us because it’s through guest... More

Algarve, Portugal
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192 reviews 192 reviews
49 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It is an historic building restored a few years ago by a famous Portuguese architect and the result is excellent . The building is beautiful and well taken care. The surrounding area is fantastic, especially the terrace overlooking the countryside and also enjoyed the pool . The rooms are not large but are adequate. The bathroom is average/large and well... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for providing information about your stay with us. All our guests’ feedback is very important to us, to help us evaluate their experience. We are glad that you appreciated many aspects of your stay at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares). We wish to apologise, however, for the areas that did not... More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A fabulous setting among the hills of Northern Portugal. The Pousada is a converted XII century Cistercian monastery that after the ceasing of monastic orders in the XIX century gradually became a ruin. Sympathetic restoration and the concept of using old derelict monasteries, castles and palaces as exclusive hotels makes this a sanctuary for rest and relaxation as well as... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your motivating review. Your positive feedback is a source of motivation for us to start the day with lots of energy and with a big smile! It is a pleasure to hear about your enthusiasm and we are delighted that you were so much satisfied with your experience at the Pousada de Santa Maria do... More

Canberra
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A grand piece of history beautifully restored. A fantastic place to get away. Meals were great and not overpriced considering the remoteness and 'captive market'. A pleasure to sit in the spaces and just relax.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your encouraging words about your stay with us. Our level of service, customer satisfaction and indeed the whole experience of our guests is extremely important to us at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares). For this we are glad to hear that our service and staff met with your standards. Thank you for... More

Stavanger
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed in a one-bedroom suite on the 2nd floor. Separate living room was furnished a bit minimalistic. 2 separate, comfortable beds. Large windows which have to be closed to operate the very modern built-in blinds. Aircon didn’t work. Very impressive complex of buildings with large, sunny terrace and an inner courtyard right out of a movie set! Lots of space... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for providing information about your stay with us. All our guests’ feedback is very important to us, to help us evaluate their experience. We are glad that you appreciated many aspects of your stay at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares). We wish to apologise, however, for the noise you mention that... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Extraordinary place! This monistery was very well restored, has an awesome view and very friendly staff. If you enjoy quiteness, romance and being in sintony with nature, this is a great place to be. Don't forget to visit the Parque Nacional Peneda Gerês.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you indeed for your positive comments about the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares). It is encouraging to hear that our guests enjoyed their time particularly when the whole pousada has been designed from a guest experience point of view. We consider this região of the Verde Minho to be one of the most beautiful regions... More

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

From the first sight of this hotel it takes your breath away. The large granite former monastery has a large amount of space, scattered with artworks in the public spaces and in the bedrooms. The view from our second floor room was breathtaking too, looking west towards the hills. The cloisters exude peace and contemplation. The food was wonderful. We... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your encouraging words about your stay with us. Our level of service, customer satisfaction and indeed the whole experience of our guests is extremely important to us at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro. We are pleased to hear that our service and staff met with your standards. Thank you for your kind comments... More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have just had a 4 night stay here in room 222. On arriving in our room we were delighted with the views. The room was average. However we noticed ants on the bedside shelf and on the floor boards and proceeded to squash them and reported the problem at reception and on a subsequent night. Nothing was done and... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for providing information about your stay with us. All our guests’ feedback is very important to us to help us evaluate their experience. We are glad that you appreciated some aspects of your stay at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro. We wish to apologise, however, for the "ant attack" you mention that... More

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Address: Mosteiro Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares 4720-633, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Amares
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada de Amares-Santa Maria do Bouro 4*
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The small traditional houses of Marvao, a medieval town with walls dating from the thirteenth century, seem to squeeze the narrow little streets that wind between them. Two of these village houses have been comfortably converted into the Pousada Marvao, Santa Maria, a small charming hotel. ... more   less 
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