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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights at Praia Serena, we've been travelling for 8 months and its one of our favourite places we've stayed. Here is why it's a great place to stay: - Fantastic hosts: Simon and Helena went out of their way to make our stay special, from great recommendations on places to visit, eat and drink to always making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed in Praia Serena in Paraty for a couple of days. This was a perfect place for us to stay. It was nice and quiet, the rooms were good, great breakfast and the staff was very friendly and helped with any question or anything we needed. They also had adorable sweet monkeys jumping around the place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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 March 14, 2015 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 February 28, 2015

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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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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

Los Angeles, California
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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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 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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