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Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro

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Mosteiro Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares 4720-633, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and quiet hotel in a beautiful scenery! Great food in the restaurant which is situated in the old kitchen of the monastery. The monastery is from the 12the century with the old rooms and gardens still kept well. Nice swimming pool and hottub outside. Only 32 rooms so very personal and amazing friendly staff. Can definetely recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special hotel located between Braga and the Peneda-Geres national park. It is in a converted monastery: complete with central courtyard, soaring ceilings, a reflection pond and fireplaces. It still has modern facilities though: good size rooms with quality finishes and air conditioning, a decent sized outdoor pool with bar service, massage room, and onsite restaurant. Positives: incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a few nights at the Pousada and loved it. Although, we had a little difficulty finding it, our GPS was not working, and Google maps was spotty, we finally made it and were happily impressed with the building, the remodeling, the environment and the staff. Our room was small but very nicely appointed and with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wonderful relaxing hotel,beautiful location,rooms and beds quality very good,the restuarant is in a great position and very laid back ,the outside terrace and the pool are 5 star and such a peaceful location.There is an excellent walk over from the hotel 4km starts at the school or escolar on the left of the village follow the signs a black painted... More 

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Manager_Amares, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment your stay at the Pousada de Amares. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, for we strive everyday for customer satisfaction. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of having you again in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto / Unit Supervisor More 

Funchal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This hotel besides being a Small Luxury Hotel, is perfect for hosting events, since it has a lot of individuals rooms and some big ones to larger events. It also has very large outdoor fields that are perfect for hosting a wedding for instance, and also has "Claustros", which is an open division inside the building were are trees planted... More 

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Manager_Amares, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Paulo S. Thank you for your detailed decription of the Pousada de Amares. This Pousada has the perfect setting to host weddings with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. The Pousada can also be booked exclusively with the occupation of a total of 32 rooms. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto /... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I have difficulty thinking of adjectives to describe the Pousada -- though transporting, idyllic, peaceful, almost spiritual might work. As soon as we entered we were in awe of the architecture, the incredible location and views, the atmosphere, the thoughtful but unobtrusive service.... we would just stand in the cloisters listening to the bells ring and smelling the orange blossoms.... More 

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Manager_Amares, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Christopher M, Thank you for your fantástic review of the Pousada de Amares!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, for we strive everyday for customer satisfaction. In fact, the Pousada is a magical place. Almost like something taken out of a fairytale story with all its mágic and spirituality. We hope to receive you... More 

Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Be prepared for a one of kind experience. The place is wonderful! Lots of peace and scenic views. Also you will stay in a historic sight with all the modern comforts. You should take some time to explore all the inside of the hotel. Also take some time and enjoy a typical meal at the site restaurant, you will not... More 

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Manager_Amares, Supervisora at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you soo much for your wonderful review! We are very satisfied that your enjoyed your stay with us at the Pousada de Amares, for we strive everyday to garantee memorable moments to our guests. Please note that your review will be shared with our staff and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming back in the... More 

Espinho, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I don't know if there is one word to describe the hotel, it would require to combine: Excellent, Marvelous, Amazing, Gorgeous, all in one. The building from 18th century, with a modern touch and with excellent service. And we must not forget the restaurant, just excellent.

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Manager_Amares, Supervisora at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Luís, What a fantástic review!!! My staff and I are very satisfied that you enjoyed your stay at the Pousada Mosteiro de Amares, for we strive everyday for customer satisfaction. I have shared your review with the entire staff and we hope to have the pleasure of receiving again in the near future. Best regards, Graça Pinto / Unit... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My husband, my daughter (15) and I loved the Pousada. The location was idyllic and absolutely stunning. The building itself is impressive and it transports you to the 12th century. The rooms, however, are modern and offer everything you need: a powerful hot shower, wifi, and TV. The breakfast was delicious with traditional food and fresh squeezed orange juice. We... More 

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Manager_Amares, Supervisora at Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro, responded to this review

Dear Gisela, Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay at the Pousada Mosteiro de Amares. We are very please that you and your family enjoyed the time you spent with us. In fact, the Pousada was an old monastery from the end of the 12th century rebuilt by Eduardo Souto Moura between 1994 and 1997. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We recently spent four nights here. The first night we were the only two people staying in the Pousada; we had the monastery to ourselves. I could only imagine what it must have been like in the 12th century. The building, views, and food were all very special. Sitting in the fireplace having breakfast on a sunlit morning was spectacular.... More 

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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the road from Braga to Geres the Pousada Mosteiro de Amares emerges, Santa Maria do Bouro is a result of the restoration of a twelfth century Cistercian Monastery, one of the more characteristic of this period in Portugal, of a remarkable work by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, awarded the Pritzker award in 2011, the highest award in the architectural world. This fantastic hotel in Geres, surrounded by stunning gardens, has been extensively restored and adapted for modern times, has been transformed into a temple of peace. The Pousada Mosteiro de Amares is located mere minutes from the National Park of Peneda Geres, where you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime immersed in the stunning environment. The Pousada is only a few kilometres from the city of Braga, one of the focal religious points in Portugal, known for its baroque churches, splendid eighteenth century houses and elaborate parks and gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro

Address: Mosteiro Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares 4720-633, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Amares
Price Range: $103 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada do Geres - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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