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Praia Serena Inn

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Av Jabaquara 107 | Jabaquara beach, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970, Brazil
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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buenos aires
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there 3 days and i wish we could have stayed more time. First, regarding the location. To be honest, before booking the hotel, we were wondering if it was not going to be too far from the center. After our stay, we enjoyed walking along the beach when we wanted to go to the center and even in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly note that this pousada is a 20 minute walk from the old town in Paraty (there is a bus but it only goes every 1.5 hours). Knowing that, and if you want to stay outside the old Town - then this is the place to stay! It is on Jabaquara beach which has a very chilled vibe but also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The inn is, by itself, a great quality stay, but the owners' hospitality makes everything special. Clean and comfy rooms, good breakfast, nice pool and garden, excellent location and great times with Simon's family plus other nice guests!

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Simon and the crew at the Praia Serena were amazing. Very friendly, great accommodations, and an amazing breakfast. Simon made sure that all our questions were answered about the local activities. On our last day, the local bus that usually makes the trip into town was cancelled and Simon took us in his personal car to the bus station. I... More 

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to do a review it really does make us all happy here to see that our hard work pays off thanks again simon and all here . More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My only regret was not having more time in this beachside haven. The house is amazing and was opened up to me as if I lived there full time. The extra touches by Simon are what set it apart from the other b&b options. Very clean. Amazing breakfast. Comfy hammocks. The perfect place to relax and recharge.

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and glad that you felt at home here as that is how we like it if you find yourself down this way again , do drop by even if you are just passing through as you are right we did not get to put the world to rights , but who knows we may still... More 

Westwood Los Angeles County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was beach front, clean,cozy, had delicious breakfasts and is owned by people who really know Paraty. All of this for such a low price too! This will be where I will stay every time I'm in Paraty. Simon was also a lot of help when it came to booking activities and day trips for us.

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena Inn, responded to this review

Thanks David glad that you had a good time here and that you took the time to review most people do not , but good to hear that we were of use after all that is what we are here for thanks again simon and all here . More 

San Francisco, California
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28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a good choice for our evening in Paraty. Right near the beach -- quiet and peaceful. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Breakfast was nice as well. A fine choice. We wish we could have stayed longer! Hope to return.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Simon and Helena were wonderful hosts! They were accommodating, sweet, and able to give advice on what to do. The breakfast was wonderful and had something for everyone, even my five year old who was having a hard time with food on this trip. My five year old son was able to feed monkeys and fit right in at the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Simon and Helena were fantastic hosts who made the guesthouse feel like home for us. They were extremely warm and welcoming and went out of their way for us. We didn't have great weather over the few days we were there but the rooms were cozy and, with the town only a short walk and Simon's excellent recommendations, there was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This place is a gem. Quiet location, nice and clean rooms, great breakfast and lovely people. We travelled with two small kids, and found the place to be very child friendly. My son still talks about the breakfasts, where he got to eat cake AND feed monkeys at the same time, his definition of paradise:) For us adults, the best... More 

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