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Pousada Mara E Claude

Praia Do Abraao, 333 | Praia do Canto - Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This cute guesthouse is located directly on the beach. I was staying alone, so was given a small room towards the back of the building. Nevertheless it was comfortable. Mara e Claude are hospitable and friendly. The guesthouse has a breakfast area overlooking the beach. It's such a lovely way to start your day. I'm hoping I will get a... More 

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely clean Pousada/B&B right on the beach. Claude is an entertaining French man who with his wife own and run this beautiful place. Location is excellent, a couple of minutes walk along the beach from the center of town. Breakfast was good, with the best orange/mango/pineapple juice I think Ive ever had.... Our room at the front overlooked the sea... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed here last year but wanted to definitely express what a great time we'd had. There were 3 of us travelling together so we booked two rooms. I booked over the phone from England and it was all smooth. I'd researched loads of places on Ilha Grande and was so glad I had chosen Mara e Claude. They were... More 

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After initial difficulty to make the reservation (only possible by e-mail, a bit slow) we were extremely happy to stay at this charming pousada run by a couple very young at heart. We had a nice room with view to the ocean and a terrasse, very clean. Very good mattress and sheets. Good breakfast with very good coffee, and fruit... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in December 2013. The owners are very friendly and helpful, despite a minor language barrier (I only speak English fluently, but managed to speak a small amount of French). Rooms here are pretty nice and clean by Brazilian standards. It was high season, and the town of Abroaa was pretty packed, so we were... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed in 3-4 different poussadas in the island this was by far the best experience. Do not expect any 4 star comforts but you are not in Ihla Grande for those. Breakfast is good and in nice setting by the beach. A place to be considered seriously

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Amazing place, Claude is absolutely charming. The place was well located in front of the beach and next to a nice restaurant. the food in the Poussada was good. This place is a place to go. Thanks Claude.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Lovely small posada located right on the beach. The upstairs beachfront rooms look out over the water, and there is a small garden courtyard at the front for breakfast and relaxing. Rooms are small and simple, but very charming - driftwood furniture, lots of white. Breakfast is fantastic - array of cheeses, meats, breads, with fresh juice and eggs cooked... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Had an oceanview room which was probably the only "saving grace." If you can't get an oceanview room then I think you could do better. When you first walk in to the pousada, it REEKS of cigarette smoke. The room was very small with very basic furnishings. We only stayed 2 nights so it was fine for us but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This pousada has an ideal location (right on the sand!) and the owners Mara and Claude are so lovely. They speak Portuguese and French and are so helpful. The breakfast each morning was great and included freshly made omelettes and freshly squeezed juice delivered to the table. The rooms are fantastic and the location is brilliant. Wouldn't hesitate to reccommend... More 

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Address: Praia Do Abraao, 333 | Praia do Canto - Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Number of rooms: 8
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