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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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    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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this Pousada (Monastery) as the 2nd part of a Titan Douro river cruise. Yes as promised it is a special, historic and relaxing place to stay. However there were issues. Firstly the welcome from staff was underwhelming to say the least. Bottles of wine and nibbles had been organised for us by Titan but our Tour Manager... More

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Porto, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As a plus, the architecture is fabulous as well a the surroundings. Ideal for quite leisure, couples, mature even families. Access should be by car since it is indispensable for visiting the many spots around in this Geres area. Rooms are quite good, facilities also. Service is of quality but with space for improvement and management should read and tackle... 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 review of your stay at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares) and in giving us your feedback both with regards to the many aspects you liked, as well as those areas where the service was not immediately at our usual level. You mentioned the rooms and the facilities, indeed the Pousada was... More

Bern, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

the arrival was a little bit of an appointment, the monastery is in the middle of the village and the tranquility we sought for was not as present as hoped for. Our room was towards the street, so we heard the traffic all night - it was not a lot, but still woke us up. There was a wedding going... More

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

Dear Franziska.... 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

Victoria, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
58 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Manager_Amares, Gerente at Pousada de Amares-Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings! Thank you for choosing to stay at the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro (Gerês-Amares). We appreciate your valuable feedback and we will use it to our advantage to improve our services. We would love to host you again and this time exceed your expectations! Sincerely More

Fort Worth, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
50 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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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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