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Pousada Mosteiro de Amares

Largo do Terreiro - Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares 4720-633 Portugal
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Horseback riding
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Liz N wrote a review Sep 9
Redhill, United Kingdom43 contributions52 helpful votes
This is a very beautiful pousada. The ancient building has been very tastefully modernised with beautiful interiors and art work. The rooms are very comfortable and we had a well equipped bathroom. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious - a really excellent meal, and served by friendly, helpful staff. The outdoor cotta provided a peaceful space for a pre-dinner drink from the bar. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, which was long enough to be able swim in properly. The hotel had plenty of firebrand spaces that guests can relax in. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Miguel Horta e Costa wrote a review Aug 2021
Lisbon, Portugal4 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is everything a small country hotel should be, friendly, comfortable, beautiful and fun Really recommend it Great atmosphere, lots of things to do The staff was great, flexible and super available to help We loved it
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Date of stay: August 2021
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AAC wrote a review Jul 2021
Miami, Florida2 contributions
To stay in a centuries old monastery is special. But to have that monastery be in such a beautiful, scenic place surrounded by nature is unique. Very close by (a 20 min drive) you have the Peneda Geres National Park where there are trekking paths and fun water activities in the river.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
441charlottes wrote a review Jun 2021
Vale do Lobo, Portugal319 contributions61 helpful votes
A fantastic pousada in a stunning environment! Wonderful and helpful staff, excellent food in an exciting environment and a beautiful room. The outside area is perfect for relaxing and it is like living in a fairytale many centuries ago! We will certainly return
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
codeli wrote a review Jun 2021
Paris, France45 contributions60 helpful votes
Does not reflect pictures. unhospiable, personel did not offer to carry luggage The place was empty except for one other family, the Management made sure to give us the room at the extreme end of the floor, near the elevator ! No light in the corridor - try to find your room at night !Why not closer ???? Rooms are small, taps or faucets not working properly, practically no water... Food at the restaurant was just unacceptable with very little choice. We do not recommend this place. Skip it !
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Date of stay: May 2021
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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 O Vaticano, and Restaurante do Rita.
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.