This is a wonderful Pousada, made so by the staff. During our 4 nights here they were always helpful, always smiling and always had time for a chat.
The building is unlike most other Pousada's, perched high on the mountains above a reservoir it's virtually impossible to get a room without a view; but ours was something special.
Breakfast and dinner are both served in the same restaurant alongside those spectacular views and if the heat is not too much they can be taken on the patio. There is a lounge/bar above the restaurant but I don't think I saw it used while we were there; I can image it being cosy when the weather closes in. The food was, as we've come to expect in Pousada's, very good.
The rooms are comfortable, not huge but big enough, there is ample storage, a fine bathroom with everything you need and (in our case) a small balcony from which to soak up the view.
There is a small garden to wander around, a pool area and ample parking.
If there is a downside to this place it's the need to have a car to be able to get around the national park, and given the roads and the sights at every corner you'll spend a long time travelling around. But we're already planning our return, maybe in winter!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pousada De Sao Bento