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Formerly a 12th century Cistercian Monastery, the Pousada of Amares is in the Vinho Verde wine region of Northern Portugal

The exceptional Pousada Amares is ideally located between the historic town of Braga, the religious capital of Portugal, and the Peneda Geres National Park. The Hotel Amares offers panoramic mountain views which guests can enjoy with a glass of the excellent local Vinho Verde wine.

The charming restoration of the Pousada Amares, under the direction of famous Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, has won many prestigious awards. The Pousada now combines monastic serenity with excellent modern conveniences, including an inviting outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

The Hotel Santa Maria De Bouro has 32 rooms, including 2 suites. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning/heating, minibar, hairdryer, safe, telephone and cable TV.

This Pousada was invited to join the exclusive 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' Group in January 2015 in recognition of its unique location, luxury accommodation and excellent customer service.

Hotel facilities
Outdoor pool (including a children’s pool)Tennis courts
Business centreLaundry service
24h receptionLift
Free wireless internet access in public areasSnooker table

Activities nearby
HuntingShooting range
Bird watchingHorse riding
Walking in the national parkBicycle tours
Jeep toursGolf
Water sportsBoat rides
River fishingPaintball
Golf: Ponte de Lima Golf Course Alto Minho (45 kms)
Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age

Golden Age
Upto 20% discount on the Best Available Rate for guests aged 55 or over

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport

Pousadas Passport
525€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Easter Offer

Easter Offer
Special Easter Offer available from 31 March to 6 April

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport + Car

Pousadas Passport + Car
660€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Long Stays

Long Stays
Upto 20% discount applies for 2 or more consecutive nights at the same Pousada

Pousadas Promotions - Early Booking

Early Booking
Upto 15% discount for pre-paid bookings confirmed until 60 days before arrival

1 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015
Rates in EUR
1 Nov to 29 Dec 2014
4 Jan to 1 Apr 2015
5 Apr to 31 Jul 2015
13 Sep to 31 Oct 2015
30 Dec to 3 Jan 2015
2 to 4 Apr 2015
1 Aug to 12 Sep 2015
Standard double room 110 140 140 170 160 190
Golden Age Standard double room 99 126 126 153 144 171
Suite 132 168 168 204 192 228
Golden Age Suite 118.8 151.2 151.2 183.6 172.8 205.2
Superior room 132 168 168 204 192 228
Golden Age Superior room 118.8 151.2 151.2 183.6 172.8 205.2

Please note

- Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes
- Prices are valid until 31 October 2015 - they are subject to change without prior notice
- Special rates apply at New Year (30 and 31 Dec)
- Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more
- Cancellations - 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies)
- No show - the whole stay will be charged
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Santa Maria do Bouro
4720-633 Amares

Surrounding area:
  • Peneda Geres National Park (15 kms to nearest point of the park): Portugal’s only national park.
  • Braga: (15 kms): The religious capital of Portugal – sights include a 900 year old Cathedral in the town centre and Bom Jesus do Monte.
  • Guimaraes (35 kms): One of the most historical towns in Portugal, its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ponte de Lima (48 kms): One of the oldest towns in Portugal dating back to the 12th centuy..
  • Porto (76 kms): Located on the Douro river estuary, Portugal’s second city is steeped in history and is most famous for the internationally renowned port wine.
  • Viana do Castelo (70 kms): Often described as the most beautiful Portuguese city, it offers historical architecture surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.

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Guests' Comments

Comment posted by Ron Hoffman
The original architecture and its revision of this pousada makes the trip to Braga entirely worthwhile. The hospitality, from the greeting to the dining, was all wonderful and enjoyable. If you are going to Portugal, don't pass up this jewell and this pleasure.

Comment posted by Eduarda Ferreira
Estava tudo muito bem, com muito bom gosto e qualidade. Em relação ao restaurante também gostámos muito embora as doses fossem demasiado grandes, talvez fosse boa ideia ter pratos mais pequenos para quem quer só comer algo não muito pesado. A piscina é simplesmente soberba :-)

Comment posted by Roger & Sheila
We visited a week after Easter to find we were the only guests; the staff were very attentive and we received "butler" style service throughout our stay - the service couldn't be faulted. The modern style of the pousada has been tastefully created in this ancient building; it is unfortunate that the church is not open to pousada guests other than on a Sunday.

Comment posted by Rosa en Paul
Impressing old building; nice room but sober - beautiful bathroom; very good restaurant - excellent service - extensive breakfast; very beautiful environment close to the Peneda-Gerês National Park

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Porto airport:79kms
Braga Railway station:27kms