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Pousada Guarana

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Rua 5, Lote 13 | Portal de Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
Pousada Guarana
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An absolute paradise of a stay. David and Jimena are the most amazing hosts you could ever have as a traveler. They helped plan our transportation to the hotel and filled our time in Paraty with the best of the area! David hand drew us maps of the area just so we knew where to go exactly. On our last... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Such a great experience here. My boyfriend and I stayed in March 2015 and had the best time. David and Jimena are wonderful hosts and couldn't have been more helpful. The property is really cute and different and the rooms are very nice. The breakfasts that Jimena made were so tasty and probably the best breakfasts we were served in... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our stay at Pousada Guarana was fantastic, and I recommend it highly. David and Jimena proved to be unbelievably helpful hosts even before our arrival in Paraty. We had trouble using an international credit card to reserve a bus from SP, and subsequently found out that the bus had sold out. We called Pousada Guarana and David promptly helped us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I don't often write reviews but felt compelled too after such a lovely experience at this hotel. This was by far the nicest place I stayed in Brazil - the hosts are lovely and friendly without being OTT, and genuinely want to make sure you get the most out of your time in Paraty, nothing is too much trouble.The place... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had a fabulous experience. The inn is so charming, eclectic and interesting. The most gracious owners we have ever experienced - David and Jimena. They could not have been more relaxed and welcoming. We walked in and said "ahhhhhhhh." We felt the same way after staying for a week. On our last night we took David and Jimena out... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had an amazing time staying at Pousada Guarana during our honeymoon visit to Paraty. It was the perfect place! David and Jimena are the most gracious hosts and make you feel right at home. They provide a personal level of service that is extremely uncommon and very welcome for folks like us who were visiting Brazil for the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a lovely time staying with David and Jimena. Sometimes I worry about staying at places where it's clear you'll have lots of contact with the proprietor (like perhaps it'll be awkward) and there was absolutely no need to worry about that here - and we were the only guests in the pousada during our stay! They provided us... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

David and Jimena are wonderful hosts, a wealth of info, and a pleasure to be around! Our room was super clean/tidy and the pousada is decorated with many personal touches. Our favorite was breakfast, it was so beautifully presented and delicious! We didn't get to stay long, but we truly enjoyed it. They were awesome to talk to as well!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed at Pousada Guarana for two nights - and I don't think we could've asked for more. David and Jimena were the most gracious hosts and took care of us, making us feel more than at home. We stayed here with friends and felt like we were in the middle of serenity. The pousada is decorated very tastefully and really... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We, me and my wife, spent only one night there, and it was fantastic. The place is beatifull all around, full of details where you can see the artist hand of the owners. The service is more than a smile. David and Jimena wants you to have a good time there, recommending you everything, places to go, places to eat,... More 

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