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Vivenda Paraty

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Rua Beija Flor, 9 | Cabore, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights in January at the Vivenda Paraty. John is a true gent and is from the old school of hospitality where nothing is too much trouble. Room and surrounding gardens are lovely. Easily the best breakfast we had whilst in Brazil, and one of the nicest we've ever had. Thoroughly recommended.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's impossible not to arrive at Vivenda with really high expectations (based on the photographs and reviews) but our experience there was beyond what we could have hoped for. After a long week in busy Rio, our bungalow felt like the perfect haven of peace. The minute we stepped into the gorgeous tropical garden and were greeted by John we... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure having you both stay with us for 5 nights. You were the perfect guests,taking advantage of everything there was to possibly do in Paraty,chilling out,and discovering the town and beaches. Maybe in the future we'll have the pleasure of meeting again,either here in Brazil or in Europe. My warmest wishes to you both from,John and... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I confess I have never added a review before, yet feel driven to despite (boringly) being only able to repeat what everyone says below. To create and sustain this level of quality and service is a significant achievement. What John achieves through the atmosphere and attention to detail he creates through Vivenda is extraordinary. Flawless.

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

Hello James & Peter, thanking you for such a positive and generous review, it was very much appreciated. We're so pleased you both enjoyed your few days here with us at Vivenda and hopefully in the future you'll be back for another visit to the region. We'd just like to wish you both a very Happy Christmas with family and... More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely stay with John at his property in Paraty. Vicenza Paraty was the most beautifully decorated place we visited on our entire trip to Brazil. John was very helpful in terms of recommendations of things to do and places to eat. The breakfast was delicious and his staff was very kind. The location was ideal as it... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us here at Vivenda and we're very happy that you enjoyed you short visit to Paraty.We look forward to seeing you again maybe in the future. Our very best regards and wishing you both a very Merry Christmas. From John & team. More 

london
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70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

John, the owner of this pousada, is so welcoming and helpful. He really puts himself out to ensure that all his guests are happy. The pousada is lovely, with a beautiful garden, and (importantly for us Brits) a kettle provided in the small kitchen area. The breakfast is all you could desire. The position is very convenient, just a short... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your review and pleased you enjoyed your few days with us here at Vivenda. Hopefully we may see you again in the future. Wishing you and all your family a very Merry Christmas. Warmest regards, John & team. More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This was an amazing place to stay just outside the city center of Paraty. John, the owner, was super engaging and helped us plan our days there with restaurant, spa, and beach recommendations. If you're lucky enough to get a room, you should definitely stay here. There's a lovely pool and outdoor breakfast, but beware of mosquitos. We didn't bring... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

Hello Ali, Thank you for your review it was Lovely to read your positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you again maybe sometime in the future, and don't forget you're in the tropics the perfect home for the unavoidable mosquitos!!!!! So next time don't forget to use repellent when in Brazil. Warmest regards from John and staff. More 

Porto Alegre, Brazil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Vivenda Paraty has a cosy atmosphere, an elegant decor, a blend of sophistication and simplicity. A escape from our busy lives. A fantastic breakfast, served by the friendliest staff ever with home-made youghurt and delicious cakes. Background music, wonderful garden and pool, a 400-list of films to choose from, What is more, John's , the owner, invaluable tips to guide... More 

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jonshells, Owner at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

Hello Vanessa, thank you for your wonderful review and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your visit again in the future. Very best wishes from John & staff. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

John is an amazing host. The villas are gorgeous. Decorated with an amazing amount of care and thought. The outdoor pool is to die for, even on a rainy day. And Vivenda is just a 10 minute walk to the main town where there are all kinds of fabulous restaurants and shops. The breakfast at Vivenda is amazing - has... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, thanking you both for your encouraging comments.It was a great pleasure having you both stay here and who knows we might see you again in the future. Very best wishes from John and the team. More 

Brandon, Fl
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Looking for romantic b&b? Vivenda should be at top of your list. John is a wonderful host and will go out of his way to make your stay in Paraty enjoyable. Beautifully decorated, inside and out, 4 private bungalows with breakfast served each morning on your porch. 10 minute walk to central historic area with wonderful restaurants and bars. We... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

Dear Dennis & Jill, thank you both so much for your wonderful feedback on Vivenda and Paraty. It was a great pleasure to have you here for a few days and who knows maybe in the future we'll haver the pleasure of seeing you again. Our Warmest wishes from, John & staff. More 

Toronto, Ontario
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This little spot was like an oasis in our vacation: Paraty itself is magical and this b & b was beautiful. We liked how white our room was and the overall aesthetic of the place. Breakfast was delicious and John let us know about places in the area to eat and spend our time. We felt well taken care of.... More 

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jonshells, Proprietário at Vivenda Paraty, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you to stay with us and we hope you enjoyed your visit to Paraty and the rest of Brazil. Very best wishes, John & the team. More 

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