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Pousada Recreio da Praia

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Rua Da Praia S/N0 - Vila Do Abraao | Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked last minute for our hotel in Ilha Grande. It was a splurge, over our budget, but when you book late in the already bustling holiday season, we can't complain. The location of this hotel is great! Right on the main street facing the beach. Upon arrival we met Eric at the reception desk, who was super friendly and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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139 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ilha Grande is a magical place, but this pousada made our vacation seems like a nightmare! Completely not professional managers, poor service, poor quality of the accommodation and you have to solve the problems they give you by yourself. To list what went wrong: 1) they charged us for the stay with 1 month in advance, without any warning. Our... More 

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4 Thank giselef1
recreio p, Recepcionista at Pousada Recreio da Praia, responded to this review
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The hotel has a great environment, the location is incredible (close to restaurants and a few meters from the port), and staff is very friendly. Rooms have a great size, with hangers, silent a/c, a ceiling fan, and a oversized bed, that could be a little softer. Common areas were also great with a steam sauna, a fair pool and... More 

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recreio p, Gerente de recepção at Pousada Recreio da Praia, responded to this review

Hello... thanks for the complements and we are allways working to provide a great experience for the guests. More 

Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

After seeing the high reviews we booked here for our wedding anniversary trip. Very upsetting experience. No receptiveness, cold, grumpy people. First we paid R$450/ night and were told there was only one room left when booking, when there was actually at least 10 rooms available! Second, the reception was uninterested and unhelpful. Deceiving site description makes it look the... More 

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6 Thank Ken G
recreio p, Gerente de recepção at Pousada Recreio da Praia, responded to this review
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Boa noite Informamos que em momento algum ou lugar algum consta que nossa pousada tem quartos de frente para o... More 

Belo Horizonte, MG
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The good reviews this place receives are probably because of its location (and due to the fact that people who are traveling to Ilha Grande, this paradise, are prompt to enjoy things). In reality this hotel is hugely OVERPRICED. At first it may impress but the good impression will not last long - staff is rude and seem disgruntled, rooms... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The good point (yes, only one) first - the hotel is extremely well located as it is in the centre of the main Ilha Grande town and easy to get everywhere. However this did also mean that we heard live street music late into the night as walls were thin! However, many bad points made for a disappointing stay -... More 

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Toronto
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I didn't really like this hotel, but I'm not sure if any of my problems with it are reasonable. I mainly just didn't get a good impression. The staff were fine but not overly friendly. The breakfast was good, but not amazing. The pool area was very nice, as was the breakfast area. I think my main issue was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The location is perfect - you are practically on the beach and the sofas at the front of the hotel are shaded from the sun and very comfy and make you feel very welcome. There are 2 downsides - wifi - it's pretty rubbish on Ilha Grande anyway but you are only allowed one code for the room which means... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Spacious and comfortable room, right on the beach front and close to everything. Great facilities including pool and sauna. Fantastic breakfast. I will definitely go here again the next time I go to ilha grande. Staff were polite and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I loved this hotel. The location was great - right on the beach in the main area of Ilha Grande. Easy walking distance from the port. So close to restaurants and bars. The staff were really nice and helpful and a few spoke English so that was helpful. Free wifi worked fairly well. The breakfast was really good. Hot showers.... More 

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