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Pousada da Marquesa

#11 of 25 Hotels in Paraty
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Rua da Geralda, 99, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just read many of the previous reviews and while I would agree that the rooms are simple - they are clean and tidy. What set this a part for us was the common areas - beautifully attended to in a charming way. Several public sitting areas that were cozy. My husband also found the pool area relaxing. The breakfast... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On our principal way from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro we came along Costa Verde and stopped in Paraty. After checking 3 to 4 Pousada we decided to stay at Pousada da Marquesa. The price was okay, though not cheap. The public rooms and areas are nicely decorated, however the rooms are poor. The beds are small, the bathroom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We enjoyed our two night stay in Paraty at the Pousada Marquesa - we found the staff at the hotel very helpful. Possibly, it was a little overpriced for South America. During our stay, a festival was taking place in the local parish church which allowed us to get a feel for the local community.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
90 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had three nights at this hotel. We had specifically asked for, and had been assured TWICE by Bruno (the only English speaker on staff, apparently) by email when we booked and confirmed that we would get a quiet room away from the square. When we arrived we were given a room at the front of the hotel, on the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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222 reviews 222 reviews
45 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I stayed for three nights in Pousada da Marquesa with two friend of mine who were visiting Brazil from abroad. We arrived on a Monday and stayed over on a Tuesday, which was a holidady in Brazil and left on a Wednesday. During the holidays the hotel offered one type of service and breakfast, but the working day it changed... More 

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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed at the Pousada for just one night, breaking the road journey from Rio to Santos. What an amazing place Paraty really is, and the Marquesa did not disappoint either. The public areas are full of old bits and pieces, clocks, nautical items, cash tills, sewing machines....all sorts. The garden area has a pool with terrace for drinks and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a wonderful establishment which is well located, fabulous garden and swimming pool area, excellent service and most importantly it has kept the style and charm of the period it represents which dates back to the 18th Century - in other words an authentic experience for those who are seeking this kind of window into the past. The only... More 

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Berkeley, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at Pousada da Marquesa. The staff was friendly, but only Bruno spoke English -- and he was very helpful. The facility has a great deal of character with lots of antiques and quaint rooms. Our room (number 7) was adequate, but not extraordinary. We enjoyed renting a private boat (the Latitude at barcolatitude@hotmail.com)... More 

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New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This hotel is full of antiques. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable, and the areas around the hotel for relaxing were lovely - like a country home. The staff, thought they spoke very little English, were friendly and helpful. The outside bar was charming and the barman made great caipirinhas. Close to the town and altogether a beautiful place to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I loved that place with its decorative items on the common grounds, beautiful paintings and garden. The dining room was beautiful, too and the breakfast buffet very enjoyable. Rooms, however, are furnished a bit too scarcely as there is not much space for hanging or putting things - not even a chair nor table. But no regrets as the whole... More 

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