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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Rodovia Br 469 Km 32 | Iguacu National Park, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85863000, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Foz do Iguacu
Cornelius, North Carolina
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Our trip to Brazil can't get any better! Starting with "location, location and location".
Located in the Iguacu National Park, we have private park access from 7am - 9am and 5pm - 7pm, everyday. No other crowds or tourist to compete with for viewing the awesome falls.
Now other exceptional services include rooms with a view of the falls.
Direct pick up from airport
Wondeful dining options including free breakfast, Brazil bbq buffet or poolside service.
The staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Could go on and on...

Room Tip: Can't miss.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review on the Hotel das Catartas.

We are very pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us.

Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Sarasota, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were very pleased with this hotel for our weekend stay. The staff was friendly, the room was very clean and up to date and the breakfast was great! Omelets to order, lots of fresh fruit, yogurts, hot and cold cereals, fresh coffee, etc etc.... I would highly recommend this hotel for a fun Disney weekend or an extended visit.

Room Tip: We had room 805. If you don't mind a little road noise it was fine. If you prefer a quiet room a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

Our main aim at the Hotel das Cataratas is to deliver the highest level of service and comfort to our guests. We are pleased to hear that you felt well looked after during your stay at the Hotel das Cataratas.

We are looking forward to your next stay with us.

Kindest Regards,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We loved this hotel. Even without the spectacular views of the falls, and the fabulous sunset over them straight from our bedroom window, this was a great hotel. Old colonial style, the wood panelling in the rooms didn't seem overpowering because the rooms were spacious. After struggling as a vegetarian elsewhere in Argentina and Brazil, both the evening buffet and the breakfast buffet were a total joy as there was so much choice for me. The pool, set in lovely gardens, is enormous and lovely to swim or cool down in when you want to relax after enjoying the falls. It is the only hotel in the Falls National Park and the free shuttle from the hotel to the various other attractions (DO take the boat ride under the falls!) and walkways is really useful. I really couldn't fault this place and hope to go back to the falls in a few years time, but only if I can stay at Hotel Cataratas again!

Room Tip: Pay a little more for a Falls View room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review on the Hotel das Cataratas.

Our entire team is pleased to hear that you did enjoy stay and that you felt well looked after whilst here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If visiting Iguacu Falls then definitely stay on the Brazilian side. We stayed one night on the Argentinian side and two nights on the Brazilian side. Although most of the falls are on the Argentinian side the view from the Brazilian side is unbelievable.
The Das Cataratas is a lovely colonial style hotel with beautiful grounds, comfortable rooms and very helpful friendly staff. As other reviewers have said, the location within the national park and the views of the falls are quite exceptional. Whilst there,a visit to the bird park is an absolute must. It is in a stunning setting with some fantastic birds, the best known being the various toucans and macaws. If you catch the hotel shuttle bus to the entrance to the national park then the bird park is just a five minute walk up the road. Also available (amongst other excursions) is a 9kms cycle ride through the jungle to the banks of the Iguacu river about 5kms above the falls, followed by some kayaking on the river. Great fun!
Definitely recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and reviewing the Hotel das Cataratas.

We are very pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay and our services.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I had a free weekend during a business trip ti São Paulo and decided to visit Hotel das Cataratas and Iguacu Falls. What a wonderful discovery. The hotel is located in a national park that closes in the evening and offers hotel guests exclusive run of the park - and the views of the falls, which are a stone's throw from the hotel's front door. The staff are terrific and could not have been more accommodating. A tip - access to the park is limited after hours, so if your flight arrives late consider contacting the hotel to arrange for one of its drivers to meet you at the airport. R90 (about $45) but worth it.

Room Tip: Some rooms offer a view of the falls.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review on the Hotel das Catartas.

We are very pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us.

Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is an elegant hotel with loads of charm. It is also the only hotel inside the national park which means that when the park closes and all the visitors have gone you have it to yourselves. Sitting on the verandah watching the sunset with the drink of your choice is a wonderful way to finish the day. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food considering the price was a little below what we would expect but breakfast was included and very good. The bar snacks were delicious and plentiful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and reviewing the Hotel das Cataratas.

We are very pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay and our services.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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Londrina, PR
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Upon arriving at the airport on the Brazilian side, we met our driver from the hotel, who would remain our driver for the duration of our stay. English speaking and chatty, we enjoyed his insights and company on the long drives to and from the hotel.
The hotel itself was well maintained and beautifully decorated. The staff is polite, helpful, and most speak English, but I would not go as far as to say friendly. Our room was small, but cleaned twice a day. We avoided the high prices of the minibar waters and brought our own filtered water bottles. Our driver always had cold water for us when we went anywhere. The travel agency within the hotel was helpful, but we had to ask questions to find out anything, as they did not offer any information on how to get around beyond our scheduled driver times. The benefit of having the park to ourselves after hours made the prices well worth it, however, be prepared to spend at least $50-$75 per person on food if you dine at one of the in-house restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CataratasManagement, Operations Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your taking your time ro review the Hotel das Cataratas.

I am very sorry to hear that you left us unsatisfied. Our main aim is to deliver the highest level of service and experience to our guests.

Should you wish to discuss the items you mentioned on your review personally, please feel free to e-mail me at stephan.ferreira@hoteldascatartas.com

Kind Regards,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Operations Manager
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Address: Rodovia Br 469 Km 32 | Iguacu National Park, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85863000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Parana > Foz do Iguacu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Family Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Spa Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#7 Business Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Hotel das Cataratas 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the spectacular Iguacu Falls in Iguacu National Park, the 5-star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas provides free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool or play a game of tennis on the provided court. The falls can be experienced by speed boat, rafting or by a helicopter flyover. For excitement and adventure, guests can enjoy abseiling, rock climbing and canopy walks. Walking tours allow for the surrounding lush rain forest to be explored. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers traditional Portuguese styled rooms with a flat screen TV, dark wood furniture and warm natural tones. Some rooms provide a balcony and seating area. The two restaurants on-site provide views of the falls and of the hotel's pool. They serve a selection of international and local Brazilian cuisine. In the evening live music can be enjoyed in the downstairs bar. The Iguacu Falls lie between the Brazilian state of Parana and Argentina. The Brazilian side offers postcard panoramic views, while the Argentinian side provides varied, up-close views. The hotel is located in a privileged position, alongside the Iguassu Falls. It is in fact the only hotel situated in the Iguassu National Park. Because of its prime location, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers its guests a unique experience - taking walks along the trails by the falls which may be done at any time during the day, with the added advantage that from 7 a.M to 9 a.M, the trails are for guests of the hotel exclusively. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Das Cataratas Hotel
Tropical Das Cataratas
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Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil

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