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Pousada Mosteiro de Amares

Largo do Terreiro - Santa Maria do Bouro, 308, 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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English, Spanish, Portuguese
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nadi O o wrote a review Nov 2021
Israel1191 contributions441 helpful votes
I have been in Portugal around 20 times but this was the first time to stay in a POUSADA. The building is very impressive but they did not leave enough of the old atmosphere. The rooms are good, large windows to enjoy the outside. Excellent reception team that helped us a lot. Breakfast was nice but repeated itself exactly all three mornings. There was no buffet, the food was brought to our table. The location is not impressive - a small unattractive village. The outside entrance is not lit enough. In spite of that - It was a good and unique experience .
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Date of stay: October 2021
Madalyn H wrote a review Oct 2021
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1755 contributions520 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights recently. The surroundings are delightful and very picturesque and peaceful which makes up for slightly small rooms. Very fine dinner and great service in the restaurant. Good breakfast too. Very helpful staff
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Cheenius wrote a review Oct 2021
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA88 contributions55 helpful votes
We only had one night here, but the property is a fascinating mix of abandoned monastery and modern comforts. Our room was a little nondescript, but the bed was super comfortable, and the huge window with a little balcony was a lovely focal point. Maybe it's worth looking into an upgrade to a superior room or suite? The food at the reception for our group was divine, and the dinner was also very good. The staff were quite friendly and helpful, and check-in and check-out were refreshingly speedy. My only wish for this gem is that they invest in some rugs or tapestries to muffle the sounds of a big group at dinner. Or, the terrace is so charming, maybe just have your dinner outside?
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Date of stay: September 2021
PAlmeida55 wrote a review Sep 2021
Lisbon, Portugal86 contributions46 helpful votes
This is a beautifully recovered Monastery, with signature of the renowned Architect Souto Moura: The result is outstanding and one enjoys this marvel in every detail of one's stay. The room is very comfortable and well decorated, the restaurant (the old Monastery's vast kitchen) is extremely well arranged and pleasant. All the building and its outside areas are beautiful and deserve being looked at and enjoyed. And the meals (breakfast and dinner) we took there were all of very high quality. A minor note for the addition of canned fruit to the otherwise very tasty fresh fruit salad served at breakfast: As if there is insufficient variety of good and tasty fresh fruit in Portugal and in the region... The staff was always kind and welcoming and, in at least two cases (one young lady and one gentleman, both in the restaurant) we found them particularly nice and highly professional.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Liz N wrote a review Sep 2021
Redhill, United Kingdom45 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, Portugal349 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, France47 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
1 Helpful vote
Rui M wrote a review Sep 2020
Lisbon, Portugal13 contributions18 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
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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.