The pousadas of Portugal are by in large a real treat. This one definitely is. The staff is good, the location perfect for the view. They all seem to be slightly run down, in an almost charming way. I would stay in the pousadas in general, and specifically in this one, again. That said, the restaurant was not very good.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada De Amares - Santa Maria Do Bouro Hotel Amares
- Pousada De Hotel Amares