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Pousada Mosteiro De Amares

Largo do Terreiro - Santa Maria Do Bouro, Amares 4720-633 Portugal
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro, more commonly known as Pousada Mosteiro de Amares it is located in Amares, between the city of Braga and the Serra do Gerês. The Pousada is the result of the restoration of a Cistercian Monastery from the 12th century, a work of distinguished architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize, the most important worldwide architecture prize. The Pousada is located only 17 minutes from Peneda Gerês National Park and is enveloped in fascinating scenery. During your stay, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, the tennis court and leave your vehicle in the car park. For dining, we offer a restaurant and a bar with a fantastic fireplace, great for lighter meals on winter days. The rooms are welcoming and comfortable, furnished in the name of Siza Vieira and equipped with cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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Horseback riding
Tennis court
Meeting rooms
Massage
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Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
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4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Trail26485763779 wrote a review Oct 2023
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This hotel is truly wonderful. It is the most beautiful and serene place we have ever stayed in. The room was divine. Very polite and friendly staff. A memorable and unique experience with excellent food
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Date of stay: October 2023
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zookro wrote a review Oct 2023
Coimbra, Portugal210 contributions37 helpful votes
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Lovely old monastery renovated sympatheticly with original features. Fabulous stonework. Lots of features like prayer seats and old doors. Lovely terraces and views across the valley. Staff were very attentive. Loved the bell on tables in the bar to call for staff.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: A couple of bars opposite and a restaurant,closed when we were there. Many customers seem to use...
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Jennifer259 wrote a review Oct 2023
Llanelli, United Kingdom487 contributions494 helpful votes
This Pousada is located in an old Monastery. The owners have done a super job of creating a modern up to date hotel out of what was a former Monastery. The conversion from Monastery to Hotel had been tastefully and sympathetically done. This Pousada is a bit remote to get to and in a small town that has two cafe bars. We arrived here on a Sunday when the two local cafe bars were closed leaving us with no alternative but to dine an the Pousada restaurant. The meal was acceptable but a bit expensive for what it was. On arrival it is necessary to check in at Reception which is on the first floor. Ordinarily this would not be a problem but it is a problem when 30 or so guests are trying to check in at the same time with one small lift only available for the guests and their luggage. It took us half an hour to reach our room. Our bedroom was far too small to accommodate two adult guests. There was nowhere to leave a suitcase open which most touring guests living out of a suitcase need to do. Lighting In the bedroom was a waste of space. Impossible to read a book in bed. Our bedroom was badly designed. The bathroom door opens out on to the wardrobe door and bumps into the person using the wardrobe. The rail in the wardrobe is too high to be used with ease. You need to be a Giant to reach the coat hanger hooks. There were no instructions as to how to work the air conditioning. There were no instructions as to how to work the television. In the bathroom there is a notice from the hotel asking guests to save water. The hotel could lead by example and provide a plug for the wash hand basin. The wash hand basin plug was noticeably missing. This is because the wash hand basin did not have an over flow pipe. Within a few seconds the basin would fill with water and cause a flood. Whoever thought of installing a hotel wash hand basin that you could not use properly ought to be reprimanded. This hotel need to take out all the existing plug less wash hand basins and replace them with new wash hand basins with plugs and overflows. The cost should be recovered from the person who designed such stupid plug less wash hand basins. The one good thing about this hotel is the fact that the Toaster at Breakfast did work.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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TomatSouthpark wrote a review Sep 2023
Prestwick, United Kingdom35 contributions41 helpful votes
A majestic hotel! We decided to go for the extra cost of a suite for two nights and this was well worth it. The whole building - being a former monastery - was outstandingly beautiful. The restaurant was atmospheric and the food delicious. Bar was well served and their measure of malt whisky was very generous! I had to reduce my intake of wine at the meal due to that generosity! The terrace and the pool added to a wonderful stay at this delightful hotel and it should be said as well that the staff were very helpful, attentive and friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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2016maryG wrote a review Aug 2023
Lemont, Illinois64 contributions28 helpful votes
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Don’t let your first impression, as you pull up to Pousada Mosterio de Amares, make you think you’re in the wrong place! This venue is an 800 yr old relic that has been modernized with all the conveniences you would/will need. It could be a retreat venue, a place to get away, and really relax. Ours was for a wedding, That was unbelievable. The staff was awesome especially Ricardo. He is a real Gem! Food was outstanding, breakfast buffet was so scrumptious and fulfilling, it satisfied everyone. It’s worth the trip, off the beaten path to get there! You’ll really feel relaxed at the end of your visit.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: The pool wasn’t heated, so it’s a little brisk when you jump in! Just down the road is a walking...
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Anne F wrote a review Jun 2023
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We were there for 3 days for a family wedding. The staff were most helpful pleasant and friendly. The rooms are very comfortable, spacious and airy with lovely views of the countryside. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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travelingtanya_12 wrote a review May 2023
Oia, Spain67 contributions65 helpful votes
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I was greeted and treated well in English was super happy and helpful staff , brought my dog with me and they had a welcome dog package! Would highly recommend And looking forward to another visit to enjoy the peaceful nature and tranquility!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Pererin wrote a review May 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom123 contributions66 helpful votes
Ours was a one-night stay only, and we ate in the restaurant in the evening following a recommendation by our holiday organiser. While the hotel's monastery setting is truly outstanding, and our room comfortable enough and with a beautiful view of the grounds, supper in the restaurant was disappointing. The restaurant staff were unfailingly attentive and polite, but our meals, albeit chosen from a promising, if somewhat pricey, menu, turned out to be less uplifting than the setting in which they were served; acceptable, yes, but not in any way memorable.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Harry wrote a review May 2023
Meerssen, The Netherlands102 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights since we wanted to enjoy a pousada. From the outside and inside impressive, but the room was small and disappointing. The bed was good, wifi was 28 up and down, it was very clean. The breakfast was good and also the staff was very nice. I would like to hear in the restaurant some more friendly music rather then depressing monks singing. There are no restaurants in the area only in the pousada itself.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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kob wrote a review Apr 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel60 contributions53 helpful votes
A different and unique experience. The investment in this fortress like monastery is showing everywhere, and is well appreciated, especially considering this huge building. We had the suite, so no problem with our room size… it was very big. In such a big room we missed a little bit of touch up’s like a clothes rack, fridge (a suite !?) etc. The location is in a very small village- no shops, restaurants or coffee in sight, but the views are wonderful. Braga is 30-40 minutes drive though narrow roads. A little remark regarding finding the hotel- no sign on the hotel or a sign to the entrance, and especially considering that the reception is not on the first floor, we had a little bit of trouble figuring if we are on the right place (the surrounding is deserted and part of the building is under renovation ) and afterwards finding our way to the entrance. Breakfast is good, not extraordinary and served in a beautiful dining room. Dinner was a big letdown- main course- dry meat, medium minus wien and desert like in very cheap hotel. The price on the other hand- not a cheap hotel… The service and staff are very professional and helpful. Overall- we would certainly recommend the hotel , and not recommend the restaurant.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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$116 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pousada de amares - santa maria do bouro hotel amares, pousada de hotel amares
LOCATION
PortugalNorthern PortugalBraga DistrictAmares
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Mosteiro De Amares
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Nearby attractions include Sao Bento da Porta Aberta (4.4 miles), Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia (1.3 miles), and Agua Montanha Lazer (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante O Victor, Restaurante do Rita, and Restaurante O Vaticano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pousada Mosteiro De Amares offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Mosteiro De Amares?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santuario Nossa Senhora do Alivio (8.7 miles) and Sete Fontes (9.0 miles).
Does Pousada Mosteiro De Amares have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.