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Hotel Do Ype

Certificate of Excellence
Estrada Do Parque Nacional - Km 13, Itatiaia, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hotel Do Ype

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This lovely little hotel is in the middel of the Atlantic forrest with a beautiful view and an amazing sound of the forrest waking up in the early hours. It's perfect located for hiking tours in the area and for birding. The staff only speaks very little English, but the service is very good and they really try to make... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Back in 2012, I reviewed this hotel for TripAdvisor, along with a number of other reviews that all disappeared. So I am doing it again. I heartily recommend this hotel. I was part of a birding group and this lodge was excellent. The "houses" reminded me of what one can see in photos of Switzerland. The rooms were very clean,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This hotel is located in the Parque Itatiaia, a couple hours outside of Rio by car. If you plan to visit the area I recommend staying within the Parque itself to cut down on travelling to hiking opportunities. The Hotel provides a peaceful opportunity to hike and especially watch many beautiful birds. All meals are provided so no need to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It initially seemed like an easy drive to Itatiaia and Hotel do Ype from Rio de Janeiro, but my driver was very uncertain about my destination when we were getting close to the park, and of course spoke not even one word of English. Even when the people he asked for directions on the way seemed to confuse him, he... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel do Ypê is by far the best option for birders visiting Itatiaia National Park. Excellent food, good rooms, early breakfast, nice staff, amazing birdfeeders and the most important , the hotel is inside the park.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Recently spent four days at Hotel do Ype in Itatiaia National Park. Beautiful setting, and fantastic bird watching. The chalet where we stayed was very romantic complete with fireplace and a wonderful view of the rainforest when the clouds lifted. We were there in mid December, the beginning of the rainy season, and many of the facilities at the lodge... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I chose to stay at Hotel Do Ype while visiting Itatiaia National Park for some wildlife watching and was very pleased that I did. The place is great! The accommodation consists of pretty chalets arranged on the mountainside around the main reception and restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a recreational building containing a bar, games room and sauna. My... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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146 reviews 146 reviews
20 hotel reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The cool mountain air made the experience extraordinary at this super location. Like most other local Brazilian hospitality establishments, the staff do not speak English and not attentive - a general challenge for the entire Brazil's service industry. The room is clean, but with little natural light, inconvenience spacious planning and poorly maintained furnitures, water taps and switches. Do bring... More 

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Ifrane, Morocco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Hotel Ype was reasonably priced and very quiet. A romantic getaway for couples who want to be near nature and enjoy some great hiking. Stayed one night, but would have liked to stay longer. Loved seeing large hummingbirds and other colorful rainforest avian life. Saw monkeys and squirrels, too. These sightings are practically guaranteed when dining at Hotel Ype's restaurant... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent two nights, and our stay was most enjoyable. The nature and birdlife is just amazing, and oasis for birders, in a location not far from Sao Paulo. Depending on the season the weather and nights can be cold, so bring sweaters. The chalets were basic but fully adequate, and the food and service was good. Recommended.

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