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Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel

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Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pousada da Caniçada could easily be a 5* place, but it isn´t. The place is incredible, the location is incredible, the staff is very friendly. The rooms are in serious, serious need of an update. Carpets, curtains, bathroom, are very outdated and I really can not understand how is that possible. A real shame. Also the food...the breakfast is... More 

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Thank LMAF
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comment on this Tripadvisor platform. We read your comments about the rooms and the restaurant and inform you that we will take action as the satisfaction of our customers are our main concern and priority. We hope to have the opportunity to return to receive it. Kind Regards Manager More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with a stunning view over the lake and Geres. Nice pool, old but classy rooms and really the old-fashioned outdoor atmosphere. Allthough the food is not much more than 'okay', the terrace seating is spectacular! Don't forget to have a swim at Tahiti Cascade.

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your preference for the Historic Hotel Pousada da Caniçada, as well as for time in completing our Tripadvisor questionnaire. It is with words such as these which motivate us on a daily basis and helps us to improve the quality of our services. We hope to be able to continue to welcome you in the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous location for a hotel, with access to a lovely part of the countryside. We loved this hotel and will go back again. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived when restaurant was closed and they made us up sandwiches. They were lovely so we ordered a picnic for the next day as we wanted to go off and do... More 

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your preference for the Pousada da Caniçada, as well as for time in completing our Booking questionnaire. It is with words such as these which motivate us on a daily basis and helps us to improve the quality of our services. We hope to be able to continue to welcome you in the Pousadas de... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We booked only one night here but upon seeing the property in person immediately added a second night. The property is an excellent example of how great the pousadas of Portugal typically are. The service was top notch and very friendly. The pool was very nice and they offered sangria and other drinks out there during happy hour. We ate... More 

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Thank joroco99
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Dear Guest, We appreciate your preference for our hotel. The team at Pousada da Caniçada want to go quickly. Our biggest aim is to ensure memorable stays to all our dear guests, and your rewarding words are the best incentive for all the team. Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. When we return to Portugal, make us a... More 

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97 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The view is perfect. The view is heavenly. That's why I rate it "very good". The staff actually are also great, always available and with a smile. Surely they should hire more people, because service is very slow. The room was not good. Small, smelly, a bit damaged. Charming hotel?! For the view. Only. The breakfast was very good; then... More 

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Thank Hugo C
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Dear Guest, Very many thanks taking your valuable time to post a review about Pousada da Caniçada. We regret that our service has not lived up to their expectations. We read your comments and we will take action as the satisfaction of our customers is very important to us. We look forward to in the near future in any unit... More 

atlanta
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Lovely scenery with stunning views. We stayed on the second floor, king size room with a balcony and the old carpet smell hit us every time we opened our door. We left the balcony door open all night so it did not bother us then but in a beautiful pousada like this one why not exchange the carpet? Otherwise it... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for submitting your review about your stay where you share your experience at the Pousada da Caniçada. We read your comments about your stay at the Pousada da Caniçada and which deserve our best attention. We hope it gets a next opportunity to fully enjoy this magnificent hotel unit. Thank you very much for... More 

Funchal
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The hotel has an unbelievable view to the Caniçada reservoir in the middle of Gerês moutain range. Perfect for resting in and relaxing. We had the chance to see the view with two different climate conditions: the first one with a little fog just over the water and below the hotel, and without any clouds, and they were both just... More 

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your preference for the Historic Hotel Pousada da Caniçada, as well as for time in completing our Booking questionnaire. It is with words such as these which motivate us on a daily basis and helps us to improve the quality of our services. We hope to be able to continue to welcome you in the... More 

Louth, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed for 2 weeks and found that everyone else stays for 2 or 3 days then moves on. The menu is not changed very often, so it was the same menu for all of our stay. The weather was beautiful when we arrived but after 4 days it rained. It rained for the next 10days. Unfortunately, when it rained... More 

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Thank Valerie T
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Dear guest, We are sorry that your stay has not lived up to your expectations. We take these notes mentioned in feedback to improve the service provided to our customers. We hope to receive it in the future in a Pestana Group unit. Kind regards, Manager More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

While the property is beautiful, be advised that there is a party venue down the mountain that blasts music much of the day and late into the evening. This place is ANYTHING but tranquil. It is 12:33 AM and the music is still going strong. It is like being in a hotel above a loud nightclub with a bad band.... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your time sharing your comments in Trip Advisor our Pousada. We regret that the stay at Pousada da Caniçada was not to his liking. This time of year, there are several festivals in the villages that have music and rockets. Pousada has nothing to do with these festivities and while they were at a considerable... More 

Moshi
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Amazing views over the Geres mountains and lakes make it worth at least finding this place for a drink. Rooms are OK - a little dilapidated but spotless and also with great views. Service - as with many of the Pestana pousadas - is a bit average; we were told we had a twin room because "we should have specified... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for submitting your review about your stay where you share your experience at the Pousada da Caniçada. We regret that our service has not met in full their expectations. Our goal is that our customers feel good in our hotel unit and we will take into account your comments to improve the service. We... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel

Address: Avenida da Canicada 1518 | Peneda - Geres National Park, Canicada 4850-054, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Canicada
Price Range: $106 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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Pousada De Sao Bento
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