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Pousada Mosteiro de Amares

Rua de Santa Maria 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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Rui M wrote a review Sep 2020
Lisbon, Portugal9 contributions7 helpful votes
The whole building is poorly lit and there are several potential hazards - sharp edges, windows that you will crash into. I broke my nose entirely due to their fault. Don't bring your family into this death trap
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Camarinha M wrote a review Aug 2020
Lisbon, Portugal232 contributions70 helpful votes
I've visited this Pousada about 20 years ago. Now, when I came to visit it again, I could still enjoy the architecture (good mix of monastery tradition and modern comfort) and the surroundings (beautiful outside environment and garden). The staff is very nice and efficient. Breakfast is quite good and respecting the COVID protection rules. The hotel also has free parking (in case the public parking in front of it is full), The hotel park is particularly useful on Fridays when there is a street market. On the other days it is not convenient (specially when you need to carry luggage) because it requires a bit of walking and climbing stairs. For those days (or when you arrive / leave) it is better to park next to the hotel. If reaching the place guided by GPS (e.g. TomTom) please be aware that some maps have 2 locations for the hotel and often led you to a wrong street. The hotel is the building right next to the church in the main street (so ignore TomTom). From this hotel, located in a very small town (Bouro Santa Maria, about 9 Km from Amares), it is easy to access several natural wonders in Geres Park. It is also easy to visit places like Ponte de Lima, Arcos de Valdevez, Braga and Guimaraes. Very near the hotel there are some (small) supermarkets, cafes, and one restaurant (Cruzeiro, which is quite good). The only negative point is the level of noise at night in the rooms: the windows do not offer any efficient protection and we can hear all cars that pass by. Nevertheless, a very good base to visit Geres.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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markpower2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
A unique, beautiful and historic place to stay; wonderful hospitality. We will definitely return, and recommend to family and friends. We particularly love the understated contemporary architecture and the comfortable settings created among the old stones.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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adventurerealtor wrote a review Feb 2020
boulder51 contributions14 helpful votes
Of the hundreds of hotels we've stayed in around the world, this experience was among our favorites ever, and ranks as unique as staying at the Taj Mahal hotel in India. If you get an opportunity to spend a few days, the Monastery, village, and nearby sights are an experience that shouldn't be missed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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CanarioViajero wrote a review Jan 2020
Madrid, Spain161 contributions165 helpful votes
Impressive Pousada nicely refurbished by Eduardo Souto de Moura. Even the furniture has been specifically designed for this Pousada, located in an old monastery with lush and beautiful gardens. Huge fireplace perfect to lounge around. The restaurant serves excellent food, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The Terras de Bouro area is such an amazing place, with great landscapes and lakes. Definitely this is a “place to go” if you want to relax, recharge batteries and enjoy nature. Congratulations for such a nice Pousada!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Manager_Amares, Manager at Pousada Mosteiro de Amares
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantástic review! The Pousada Mosteiro de Amares is located in the small village of Santa Maria de Bouro in the municipality of Amares. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards, Graçaç Pinto / Unit Supervisor
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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 Residencial 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.