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Praia Serena Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Av Jabaquara 107 | Jabaquara beach, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970, Brazil
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Ranked #5 of 221 Paraty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013
Grumle Oslo, Norway
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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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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We spent at the Pousada 6 nights. Delicious homemade breakfast with real Brazilian dishes, fruits, breads... The room was exactly what we looked for; enough space, clean, perfect mattress, well maintained and beautiful view from the balcony. Helena & Simon are Muito Boa Gente (Lovely People) always caring about service and giving personalized tips about Paraty (Simon gave the perfect... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the pousada for 2 nights. Everything was really cool: great and quiet location (better with a car), nice and funny tenants, good rooms and good breakfast (definitely the best tapioca we had!!). Well, a very nice address to know in the neighborhood ! Ate mais, Lise & Yann.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were warmly welcomed by Simon and Helen. Great advice for the best places to go and the best prices in Paraty. Highly recommend the happy hour at the microbrewery on Saturdays and the Escuna tours organised by Simon. Great breakfast! Helen was happy to share some her recipes with us. A fun and relaxed place at a fair price.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We only stayed in this wonderful B&B for 2 nights but really wished we could have stayed longer. Simon was an amazing host, always happy to have a chat with you and full of information about pretty much everything. They served the best breakfast we had on our travels around South America- a selection of freshly baked cakes and bread,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wow, what a place. Perfectly located at the quiet end of the beach stretching away from Paraty old centre. Loved it, loved the people, and loved the wild baby monkeys that wanted to share my breakfast too. Perfect if you want the tranquil side of Paraty. Chris

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had a family reunion in Paraty and rented this house the end of April for 11 nights. The house was a nice and quite place to meet each other: a lot of space and veranda's and a refreshing little pool. More or less every other day two girls would come to clean the house and help with the laundry... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Your trip to Brazil is not complete without a stay at Praia Serena. I would advise this Pousada to everyone, the hard-core B&B fans, but also the people that usually book big chain hotels. I stayed about 7 days and the location was absolutely perfect, it is walking distance from Jabaquara beach & the old colonial historical center of Paraty.... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

As soon as I arrived Simon, one of the Inn's owner, together with his wife, Helena, made me feel at ease! They let me know how the Inn worked (breakfast time, keys, parking lot, etc). The 2nd. floor ensuite apartment I stayed in impressed me because of the cleanliness of the room and bathroom. They replaced towels every day. One... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

And this is not a slogan, it's simple truth. Simon and Helen took us immediately under their wings and made us feel like we just found family we didn't know we had on the other end of the world:) I shall never forget banana cake Simon brought us on our arrival late in the evening, after 14-hour-journey. And when we... More

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Additional Information about Praia Serena Inn

Also Known As:
Praia Serena Inn Paraty, Brazil
Address: Av Jabaquara 107 | Jabaquara beach, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 221 B&Bs / Inns in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Praia Serena Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and run by English Simon and his Brazilian wife, we are super super clean - you could eat off the floor but I would not suggest it. We arrange everything - boat trips, jeep tours and our breakfasts are legendary. Private rooms en-suite, sea and island views, air con, fridge, hammocks, pool, garden. 10 years in Paraty, safe and quiet on the beach.we have a Canadian canoe for guests to use , we are 1 mile from the center of the old town , some people walk it in 15 minutes some people take an hour or two if they stop for a drink along the way its up to you , there are buses that go to town but as for timetables its still Brasil so do not expect any , it is quiet here we are visited by birds and monkeys hope you will like it here thanksSimon ... more   less 
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