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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia da Crena, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23.960-000, Brazil
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Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at Asalem for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon travel in Brazil. This was definitely a highlight of our travel. The location is picturesque, tranquil and unforgettable. The staff of the hotel was very friendly and helpful. Our Eco-honeymoon suite was very modern, comfortable and very clean. The meals were served on the terrace... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After staying one night in a crap hostel on the main strip we decided to treat ourselves a bit at Asalem! Really friendly staff, clean rooms, great location! Dinner and breakfast view was amazing..! Even had turtles pop up to say hello for breakfast one day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely nice views, and quite cozy rooms. However, the service was better than either; very friendly staff, always willing to help. It was also quite nice having a taxi boat for ourselves to go to the village and back. The only major downside is that the showers take up to two minutes to warm up. Apart from that, everything was... More

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Las Rozas, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We suffered some inconveniences that are usual in remote brazilian places like water and power outages, but what we didn't like of this hotel was that when we decided to leave a day before we planned in principle, they refused to compensate the expenses we made with what we already paid (they ask you to pay in full your stay... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from our annual trip to Asalem. Incredible. We always come away from Asalem feeling recharged and relaxed. Andre and his staff always make us feel like family. We also love the fact that the owners, Andre and Bianka, are always looking to make Asalem even more eco-friendly. Solar water heaters, green building design concepts, eating locally grown/caught... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Asalem is paradise - surpassed expectations and ranks among the best places I've ever been (as a fairly well traveled/hospitality architect). I could go on with details, but offer a few tips based on our experience: 1. We only stayed two nights - left wanting more, so I'd suggest 3 as a minimum. 2. We stayed in the honeymoon suite.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is an amazing place.The staff was fantastic and we never wanted for anything. Yes its not a five star hotel. It isn't to meant to be. What it may lack there it far exceeds in every other aspect. They do not rush dinner.You sit and enjoy your drink and each other in a paradise setting ! Who can complain... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was my second stay at Asalem (the first in 2009) and it was another great experience. It is tucked away in a quiet bay about a 10 minute boat ride from the island's main city/port, Abraao. That main city is nice and full of great restaurants, but it's a shame to travel all the way to Ilha Grande only... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We have heard of paradise, we have seen images, now we have been there. Exceptional food, clean room, great people and service. Asalem is a beautiful and comforting place. Visit to dois rios is worth your while. We loved the "taxi-boat" home watching the stars. It was probably the nicest place we stayed at during our month of traveling in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had an overall OK stay in Asalem for 3 nights. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the common are has a great view, but unfortunately these do not make up for the many shortcomings of the place. Extremely overpriced, poor breakfast, old bathroom with a rather uncontrollable shower, very thin walls, smelly bedroom area, no wi-fi in... More

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Asalem_Ilha_Grande, Owner at Asalem, responded to this review

Our rates reflect the fact that we are located in a remote island with restrict access and are offered very few options of services and providers. The standard bathroom showers have all new solar water heater system, and as you mention, it had problems with pressure at the beginning. It has been all solved and it is now running beautifully,... More

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Address: Praia da Crena, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23.960-000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Asalem 3*
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