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“Beautiful hotel in a spectacular location”
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Pousada Canicada
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canicada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We spent three nights here as part of a tour staying in Pousadas, all I can say is if the following Pousadas are as good we will be more than happy. The staff were friendly and could not be more helpful, very comfortable room with the most spectacular views over the lake and mountains beyond, we felt like we were really on holiday in a relaxed mode after only being there for a couple of hours, surely the sign of a good hotel. Lovely pool which was very clean and well kept, would thoroughly recommend for a relaxing stay.

Room Tip: Our room 207 and rooms either side have fabulous views of the lake, plus you are away from the main...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank baileygeee
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Dear baileygeee,

First of all we would like to thank you for your preference in Grupo Pestana , particularly in Pousada da Caniçada – Gerês.

Thank you for taking time to share your experience during your stay in this Pousada.

We are glad to verify that you enjoyed stay in Pousadas, and in this Unit you have a relaxing stay!

We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity.
Best regards
Carine Silva

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Over the years I've visited probably close to 20 pousadas and Sao Bento / Geres has to be one of the absolute best. Wonderfully maintained, full of character, with magnificent location and great views. We stayed two nights and enjoyed two excellent breakfasts and two first class meals. Eusebio was a skilled bartender and waiter. Our room was fine and contrary to other reviews, the Wi-Fi worked. Our only problem was the room lacked convenience outlets for chargers. Sadly, I'm guessing no more than four of the 38 rooms were occupied, so they probably lose money, and the room rates were very, very reasonable.
What could have been better? The drink prices were a bit steep and we could have used a bit of guidance from the staff as to the best route to see the sights of the National Park. We'll just have to come back to enjoy this magical place

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Good option for accomodation to visit Peneda Gerês national park. The region is beautiful the waterfalls included. The Pousada has very good views to the valley and the dam lake. The staff is nice and professional, specially in the restaurant that serves very good food either. Breakfast is according to a four star hotel. The rooms are cozy and clean. There is an outdoor swimming pool. To regret the charge permission they ask at check-in (in value of the stay plus 50€ per day), neither legal nor respectful.

Room Tip: Choose a room with views to the valley
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Salvador C
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Management response:Responded 26 June 2017

Dear Mr. Salvador C,

First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Pousadas de Portugal, specially Pousada da Caniçada– Gerês.

We appreciate your positive description about our view, staff and rooms.

We took note of your comment about the charge permission and we will try to improve that aspect.

We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity.

Best Regards.
Carine Silva

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Geres is one of the most natural environments in Portugal and Pousada do Geres is a very good place to stay while visiting the region.
It has an amazing view over the valley, whilst not being on the "confusion" of Geres (ok, confusion and Geres in the same sentence is a bit exaggerated).
The place is a bit old-fashioned, but it's worth cause of the location, service and coziness of the whole experience.

Room Tip: always choose the lake-view ones: price diff is worth!
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank ruiclobo
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Management response:Responded 18 March 2017

Dear Mr. Ruiclobo

First of all we would like to thank you for your preference in Grupo Pestana , particularly in Pousada da Caniçada – Gerês.

Thank you for taking time to share your experience during your stay in this Pousada.

We are glad to verify that you enjoyed our services and that the location of the Pousada.

We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity.
Best regards
Carine Silva

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing hotel, great staff and top of all is the view of the amazing lake.

One slight issue is the Wi-Fi is not available in rooms. Overall excellent location and lovely hospitality. Will surely return soon for a personal trip with wife.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
1  Thank SidBham
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Management response:Responded 24 March 2017

Dear guest,
First of all we would like to thank preference for Pousadas de Portugal, especially the Pousada Caniçada - Geres. We are delighted to see that enjoyed your stay at Gerês.
More inform you that we have taken note of the suggestions about the Wi-Fi in the rooms, and the same shall be taken into consideration with a view to continuous improvement.
We await another visit soon! Best regards, Carine Silva

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Additional Information about Pousada Canicada

Address: Avenida da Canicada no 1518 | Peneda - Geres National Park, Canicada 4850-054, Portugal
Region: 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: $99 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada Canicada 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pousada Caniçada-Gerês is located near the incredible Peneda-Gerês National Park, the only area in Portugal classified as a National Park. The Pousada is located in a gorgeous mountain chalet, sitting high in the mountains between forests, translucent waterfalls and unforgettable scenery. It is a vista point over the Cançada Dam, in the middle of the Rio Cávado. During your stay, you will be able to relax in our various common rooms, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy a meal at the restaurant with panoramic views and an esplanade. All of the rooms are climate controlled and have free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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Pousada De Sao Bento

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