As a plus, the architecture is fabulous as well a the surroundings. Ideal for quite leisure, couples, mature even families. Access should be by car since it is indispensable for visiting the many spots around in this Geres area.
Rooms are quite good, facilities also. Service is of quality but with space for improvement and management should read and tackle the many issues referred by other visitors here. Prices are high and as such, service and meals need improvement to be up to the expectations. Breakfast for instance is hardly a reference. No fresh juice is unforgivable. And in the area of Portugal with more cookies a wider variety was expected
For visitors: explore the old monastery from the XII century superbly restored by the Portuguese Prtizker winning architect with so many hidden and amazing places and details. Explore the surroundings as well and the many, many amazing restaurants in this north part of the country, famous for their hospitality and gastronomy at incredibly cheap prices. A lot better than the the fancy and pricy at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro, more commonly known as Pousada Mosteiro de Amares is a Small Luxury Hotel. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada De Amares - Santa Maria Do Bouro Hotel Amares
- Pousada De Hotel Amares