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“Wonderful Pousada in a great location.”
Review of Pousada Canicada

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Pousada Canicada
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canicada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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!

Room Tip: We were in room 208
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank AlanandLyn
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Management response:Responded 29 July 2017

Dear Mr. and Mrs. AlanandLyn

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 5 July 2017

This pousada is mostly modern construction and not as charming as many in the Pestana Group. But it’s perfectly comfortable and the location can’t be beat. The views are spectacular, as you can see on the website, but what’s more important is that you’re right on the edge of the Parque Nacional, but without being in the middle of the tourist scrum in and around Gerês. The parque is beautiful, and it has a dozen or so hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The one we took, the Trilho da Preguiça, was just gorgeous. Information about hiking and other access to the parque is hard to come by, but there’s a park headquarters about 1 km north of Gerês (located in a big white building on the left side of the road [going north], at the turnoff to the campground). It closes at about 5:30 PM and on weekends, so plan your trip around its open hours. The woman we spoke with there was extremely helpful. As for the pousada: our room was comfortable and quiet. The staff was a bit cold, but OK. Breakfast is passable. If you ask for a room with a terrace, you get to enjoy the view any time of day. We were happy we located here. We didn’t eat dinner in the restaurant, because of previous TA reviews, but if you’re adventurous you can have the dining experience of a lifetime by driving half an hour to Restaurante O Victor. (Be sure to book a table!)

Room Tip: Rooms with a terrace give you all-day access to one of the hotel's main assets--the view.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank John K
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Dear Mr. John K,

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, and the tourist information about the National Park, so useful!

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 20 June 2017

This lovely pousada overlooks a deep valley with a beautiful river / lake - fabulous countryside - the pousada is attractive, clean and nicely appointed.
The staff are very friendly and the food in the restaurant is very good indeed, and not over-priced.
Make sure you book a room which has a verrandah or balcony.
The pousada is quite difficult to find - my state-of-the-art gps kept taking us to a certain hamlet on the mainroad leading north away from the lake, but no sign of the pousada - it is actually located further on north up the hill on the left about 2 miles away from where the gps says it is.
It is an enchanting place to stay.

Room Tip: Book a room with a balcony or verrandah
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank rotiel321
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to share in TripAdvisor your experience during your stay in Pousada Caniçada - Geres.
We deeply appreciate your good review about our friendly services and views. Our best rooms are the balcony rooms.
We look forward to welcoming you in a next opportunity.
Best regards, Carine Silva, Unit Supervisor

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was our first(of 4) Pousadas where we stayed for 3 nights. Lovely view from our room, the room was spacious and all facilities well maintained. The swimming pool was excellent and the staff both friendly and welcoming.

Room Tip: Best views from 2nd floor
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank GeriGooner
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Dear GeriGooner,
First of all we would like to thank you your preference for Pousadas de Portugal, specially for Pousada Caniçada – Gerês.
It’s a pleasure verify that our services, swimming pool and performance of our staff reached your expectations and that you have enjoyed so much your stay with us.

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

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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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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: $107 - $231 (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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