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“Quite nice with structural problems” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pousada Mar Dos Anjos

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Pousada Mar Dos Anjos
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   Rua Vera Cruz 12, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #20 of 48 Arraial do Cabo B&B and Inns
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quite nice with structural problems”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A very nice view of the city, a large room and a cosy friendly welcome. Mar dos Anjos is a pousada located in a not beautiful neighbourhood, but very handy for the ones in search for a good diving trip - it's a 5 min walking from the harbour.
Some things, however, are not that good, and a couple are responsible for a "not coming back" definition:
- We got there, about 22:00, tired from a 6 hour traffic jam trip in a holiday. After a quick unpack, I rushed to have a shower. Unfortunately, there was no water, because someone forgot to turn the pump on. Terrible, isn't it? I needed to come down to an empty reception, and wait for 10' to have someone to attend my call. Finally, after that, fair to say it took 5 min to get the pump turned on and water back in place(s).
- Shortages of electricity;
- Hotel claims to have wi-fi, but it didn't work all the time - perhaps due to the electricity blackouts, but even after light came back;
- Although my room was clean, large and cosy, the bathroom was simply unbearable. Dirty, the shower place was inhabited by at least a dozen small insects, and the water came in two temperatures: freezing or boiling. I paid a room for 3 nights, but staied only 2, because I chose to, salty, go back home earlier to have a proper shower.
- The price is definitely not worthy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent a lot of time on the internet looking for a hostel in Arraial (and other parts of Brazil) we read a thousand reviews; they all seemed so expensive and none of them had very good reviews -the staff was rude, the sheets were dirty, the shower cold-. Pousada Mar Dos Anjos seemed to have nothing against it... well a steep hill, we read somewhere.... we arrived early January, late on a rainy night and without a map. It took us a while to find the hostel and the steep hill part is true (no more than 2 metres, by the way). We were worried that we had lost our reservation as it was so late at night, but we were able to check in without a problem. The room and the hostel are exactly what you see in the pictures, even better; the rooms/bathroom are big, the kitchen well equipped - no oven-, the sheets clean, the shower warm, the breakfast good, and the view! well worth those steep two meters. Furthermore the staff and owners are really hands-on and dedicated to making their business work; the take pride in the hostel and I haven't had better service in any other hostel. It;s very well located, near the port, bus station and beaches. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Vera Cruz 12, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Arraial do Cabo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Arraial do Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pousada Mar Dos Anjos 2*
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