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Pousada Arte Urquijo

#7 of 25 Hotels in Paraty
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3.0 of 5
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Rua Dona Geralda, | Centro Histórico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Paraty
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pousada Arte Urquijo is a charming inn nestled into the fishing village of Paraty Brazil. The quaint inn includes unique art in the lobby and a terrific, full breakfast which we ate every day by a lovely pool on the interior courtyard. Our room had a balcony facing the harbor and had a comfortable bed, linens, plus bathrobes. The staff... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a very quaint, rustic boutique hotel in a very nice little town. Excellent breakfast, very clean place. The rooms are minute, be warned, we spent four nights here. Our room could be accurately described as the perfect machine gun nest. Small and with little slit Windows and a wide view of any approaching enemy. The first day I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our visit to Paraty was wonderful. We made a 2 day visit to this beautiful town while our travel to Rio. This hotel we stayed at was quite unique and very charming. The owner is the artist who has a display of her work thru out the hotel. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit Paraty. My... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were privileged to spend 2 nights here. We arrived at 1 AM off a flight from Europe and had to cross a square from the pier to get to the hotel on foot as the pousada is right in the historical part of town where cars can´t go. (Taxis and Paraty Tours which run the transfer from Rio and... More 

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lovely decorated with paintings Of the owner and lots of cute little details all over the place. Rooms are small but very comfortable beds and quiet since they only have 5 Rooms ! You must try a Caipirinha prepared by Marinette ,she is one of the hostess and will prepared it with love ! Will be back

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a charming little inn right by the pier in Old Town. Of the four different accomodations on our trip, the Arte Urquijo was, by far, our favorite. The lobby is incredibly beautiful with a perfect harmony of art and garden. You will be asked to leave your shoes at the door in exchange for straw sandals. We chose to... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a little magical place in the heart of the old-town. It is still the original building and it adds to the charm of the old-town. Because it is in it's original building, it comes with those characteristics, smaller passageways, thinner walls, smaller bathrooms. Don't expect the N.American size rooms/bathrooms. You won't find that here, thank goodness ;-). There... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Open the door to the Pousada Arte Urquijo and you are greeted with the Japanese tradition to remove your shoes. You are given thick straw sandals which you will wear during your visit and upon departure you get to take home as one of your remembrances of your special visit to .Paraty.Walk through the charming lobby surrounded by beautiful art,... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Location is in the old town ( close to the sea) and is perfect for exploring Paraty. ( SatNav struggles to get you there over the last few hundred metres) This is a tiny pousada full of local paintings and sculptures, with a small number of very quaint bedrooms. A cosy bar with excellent caipirinhas and wines and likewise a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Overall we left Arts Urquijo disappointed. We stayed over Easter and the cost of the room was very high perhaps due to the holiday. While we loved the location and the room itself, tho small, was quite comfortable we where disappointed with the service. We do not speak Portuguese and this was part of the problem. We stayed for 4... More 

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