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Agua Viva Pousada

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Rua Jose Vieira Ramos, 13, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #78 of 235 Paraty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What less this place down was, there was NO tourist information available, not even a guide of how to find the Tourist Information office in town! Another problem was that no one spoke even broken English! If these could have been addressed, we would have rated the pousada higher. It is very clean and the wooden floors shine beautifully. Breakfast... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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81 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place is so clean and comfortable. Within easy walking distance of the old town. Restaurants around the corner. Fantastic breakfast. Only downside -no hot water over the hand basin. Good value. Room is serviced daily. No English spoken here but they do understand Spanish.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice, and very spacious bedrooms, walking distance from historical centre and beach a bit further away. Very nice breakfast with fresh tropical fruit and fresh juices. Not everybody speaks/understands English, but that is not exceptional in Brasil.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Normally we can find some redeeming factors even if things aren't perfect but we were just so frustrated by the end of our stay, I'm just going to list the things that contributed to the low rating: 1. We requested an upper floor room for security, the owner said he "didn't see the request" which was clearly noted on the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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173 reviews 173 reviews
50 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

What a dream! After a friendly welcome, we were shown our room 'o quarto amarelo' (the yellow room). The room was bright, had lots of light and was classically but tastefully decorated. It was also functional with a table, a wardrobe, a mini bar (with normally priced beverages) and a bed with a comfy mattress. Both the room and the... More 

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Paris, France
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in colonial-style Pousada Agua Viva. It was very practical : near the train station (rodoviaria) and not far at all from the center. The room was spacious, lovely and it smelt very good. The breakfast was delicious (tropical fruits, ham, cheese, cake) and served in your room. The inconvenient : they only accept cash.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

PLUS: A pleasant place, run by friendly people, who really do not speak English. Breakfast is good and served in your room at a time that you determine. Location is good: around the corner from the bus terminal (don't bother with a taxi, which will charge a standard rate of R15 for the privilege of dropping you to the door)... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Nice location very close to the centre but with a private parking lot. Clean rooms and good breakfast. However, we had a room close to the street, which was quite noisy. Receptionists do not speak English very well.

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NY&BsAs
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We went to Paraty on a weekend when they had one of their many festivals--and every hotel recommended to us in the old town was booked. What to do? We took a chance on Pousada Agua Viva after finding it at booking dot com (i never saw it here on tripadvisor). A restored house five minutes walk from the old... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

The colonial style house is beautiful and the rooms are big, but not much furniture. Very good location, not expensive stay, very friendly staff, good breakfast served at the room.

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