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Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canicada
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Vienna, Austria
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Take the superior room!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The location is outstanding, the hotel a little bit old but charming. The room offered to us was small and dark. For just 28 Euro more per night we had the perfect room with a terrace with a perfect view into the valley in the new part of the hotel. The upgrade was worth every cent of it. The restaurant is comparingly expensive (same menu as all other pousadas). I liked staying there, I'd wished the pool was warmer in September to dip in after our day trips.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Cornelia P
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Dear Customer, thank you very much for choosing to stay at Pousada do Gerês and for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your review and would like to thank you for your evaluation. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best Regards.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in room 213 which has a side view of the man made lake. As previous reviewers have said the view is amazing. Shame the pousada does not reflect this beauty.

Our room had a large stain on the yellow carpet, the shaver socket was loose in its housing and did not work, the leak from the tap in the bath had been there for so long that it had stained the bath. The shower head was the wrong one for the fitment and could not be angled. The bathroom was a fair size, no complaints there.

Good pool but the boarding around it needs attention as it is warping.

Built some decades ago the outside of the building was in a sad state and needed painting. What a shame for such a fine setting. As with all pousadas the rates are not cheap and this one is in need of investment.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hampshirehogs21
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We took note of your suggestions/opinions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards.
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

As others have said, it is all about location at this pousada. On the southern edge of the Parque Nacional de Peneda-Gerês, it overlooks the valley and lake (by Gerês) and the peaks behind it. The views from the terrace and from the balconies are stunning. Service is friendly (as is usual in Portugal) and generally efficient. The lodge atmosphere in the main common areas is nicely done with a sort of mid-century feel.

There are two major caveats, however. First, the hotel is desperately in need of renovation - the carpets throughout are extremely worn, the décor in the rooms is tired, and the bathroom floor was worn and shabby (clean but so old you couldn't get it to look that way) while the fixtures were fine if a bit tired as well. The air conditioner in our room (definitely needed as it got into the 90s/30s while we were there) struggled to keep the room cool and only the fact that it got chilly at night (thanks to being in the mountains) allowed us to sleep comfortably.

Second, the restaurant is extremely uneven. The prices are significantly higher than the norm in Portugal and so one expects more, both in terms of service and quality of food. Instead, the food is ok - some dishes are good, some better (the Arroz de Cabra and Squid), and some really mediocre. There is a serious organizational problem in the kitchen. The waitstaff are professional and tried their best, but whenever there was a full house at dinner, getting food and sometimes just a bottle of wine took ages. One night it took nearly 45 minutes to get our starters, which were the soup of the day and so involved simply ladling soup into a bowl.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathy K
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês. We are glad to verify that you enjoyed our services and that the location of the Pousada. We took note of your suggestions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards.
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Vlierden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this pousada, here it is all about location, close to the natural park geres. Service was good, people where nice. Location is unbeatable, with the views to the mountains and the lake. We where in room 304 which was a bit smallish, the bathroom was cramped, however not too bad. The biggest problem for me was the waterpressure at this floor. The shower gave very very little water. Also no elevator so you need to haul yout luggage over 3 flights of stairs. All in all we did enjoy, but with a few changes it could be even better

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank PeterEijsbouts
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês.
We are glad to verify that you enjoyed our services and that the location of the Pousada reached your expectations. We took note of your suggestions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Most Pousadas are nicely located, but this one close to the Geres Nat Park is really nicely located - overlooking the valley, water and mountains. We had a Junior Suite (believe the only one they have) and the balcony allows privacy as well as fantastic outlook. Only disappointment (like in other Pousadas as well) is the inadequate and small bathroom. We learned that modernization is underway, but started (interestingly) with standard rooms! Dining at terrace, at least during Summer period, is lovely and sunset can be a spectacle.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dina_and_Juergen
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês.
We are glad to verify that our services reached your expectations and your preferences and that you have enjoyed so much your stay with us . We took note of your comment and we will try to improve that aspect. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards.
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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

What great scenery there is. The staff and food is great. This hotel is a refuge from all of the traffic outside due to the added tourism of Geres. The hotel, will need a renovation in a few years though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank flight380
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês.
It’s a pleasure verify that our services and performance of our staff reached your expectations and that you have enjoyed so much your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

After more than 20 years I had the opportunity to come back.
Located in north of Portugal near the road between Braga and Chaves in Gerês National Park, Pousada de São Bento na Caniçada remaind wonderful.
The architecture is great evoking a rural ambience and it's very cosy.
The staff is very kind and helpfull and the quality of food terrific and also que quantity and variety to choose.
The landscape we can watch from restaurant and bar it's unique, deserves the trip.
I asked a employee to see a room and they are enough good but something tired and only by this reason Idon't give 5 stars.
In conclusion, my opinion is so good that I hope in a short time to come back for a weekend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EUROPEU
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Manager_SBento, Gerente at Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Dear customer, First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada de S. Bento – Gerês.
We deeply appreciate your lovely description about location, services and performance of our staff. We took note of your suggestions and we will make our best efforts in order to improve. We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity. Best Regards.
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Property: Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel
Address: Avenida da Canicada 1518 | Peneda - Geres National Park, Canicada 4850-054, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Braga District > Canicada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canicada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada do Geres - Canicada Charming Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pousada do Geres, Canicada, is right in the Peneda-Geres National Park, among the breath-taking forests, the translucent cascading waters and the unforgettable sights. Geres is one of Portugal's more attractive Natural Regions, considered by UNESCO to be a World Biosphere Reserve. The Pousada is located at an authentic vantage point, overlooking the Canicada dam in the Cavado River. In the background you can see the end of the Portuguese territory and the beginning of the Spanish territory. The landscape is of such a beauty that you will feel the need to swap the comfort of the Pousada for the chance to discover the Minho Mountains. The Pousada's restaurant offers regional cuisine with influence from rural farming and made from natural products. The honey, the reservoir trout, the baby goat, Barrosa veal, the sausages, the garden vegetables and the Minho desserts are unique delicacies, true treasures of the Portuguese cuisine. ... more   less 
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