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Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro

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Mosteiro Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares 4720-633, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Amares
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015
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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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We picked this out from the internet, but it was a great choice. The Pousada was in fantastic shape, and clearly had been renovated with care and attention to detail. The whole experience was excellent - the check in was quick and effortless, the room was great, and the place was excellent. We went to the restaurant one night, and... More 

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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 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 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

This posada is amongst the finest hotels we have ever stayed at. The staff is attentive to your every need and finds a way to never say no. The food and wine is abundant and delicious. The buffet breakfasts are a plethora of choices. We stayed there 5 nights and never ran out of things to do and see. The... More 

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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 sharing your recent experience at the Pousada de Amares Monestary and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous feedback. Is evident that we have made a long lasting impression. We are truly delighted to see that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay with us. The team will be thrilled... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed in September 2014 2 nights for the second time in this Pousada and again it was a wonderful experience, the restaurant was even better. The building is beautiful and the staff is very attentive, above all from the restaurant. We asked if they had a typical Portuguese dessert [arroz doce], they didn't, but because it was our last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My company (Expensify) goes overseas for a month every year, and this year we picked Portugal. We wanted to find a remote, castle-like location to work from for a week and after evaluating several locations, this was the obvious choice. We arrived with high expectations, and they were all exceeded in every way. The rooms are beautiful, the grounds well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great location, well off the beaten track and had the feeling of returning to pre-EU Portugal, the village is charming and largely unspoilt by insensitive new development and the pousada is a simply delightful converted monastery The public areas and the rooms are perfectly acceptable and our room has fine with a great view over a courtyard and out to... More 

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Newick, United Kingdom
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As part of a Titan Douro cruise we stayed here for 3 nights; up in the hills it is an impressive sight and a noble building BUT as other reviewers noted, staff service poor, if you can find them. Bedrooms are spacious but very poorly designed (by an architect), so that the outward opening bathroom door hit or blocked the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When we arrived at this Pousada, it was everything we'd hoped for. It seemed like a converted monastery, although it was really a reconstruction. It was light and airy and the bedroom was large and tastefully decorated in a minimalist style. The bedroom looked out onto a great rural view. The disappointment came first when I went for a swim... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We recently spent a week in Northern Portugal visiting 3 Pousadas. This Pousada is a beautiful old Monastery well modernised. Comfortable if compact room. Some Reception desk staff occasionally offhand but other staff very good. Good restaurant though somewhat formulaic and less individual since being managed by Pestana Group . Nice swimming pool and great start point for exploring National... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for providing information about your stay with us. 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 (Gerês-Amares). Meals and services were rendered to your group according to the contract... More 

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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 do Geres - 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 

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