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“Location, location” 4 of 5 stars
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Pousada Recreio da Praia
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Da Praia S/N0 - Vila Do Abraao | Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Ilha Grande
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Location, location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Lovely little Posada just minutes walk from the harbour side where the ferry docks. Our room was clean and pleasant, right by the pool area. Breakfast was ok - the toastie machine was the highlight. The staff don't speak English, but Spanish will get you by there. There's no wifi at all, but this is to be expected on the island.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Long Beach, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Just got back from Ilha Grande and stayed at this excellent Pousada for 2 nights. I wasn't expecting much considering that it's on an island with limited resources, but it had everything we needed. The staff were friendly and helpful, the wifi connection was good and reliable, the rooms were very spacious, modern, comfortable with a/c, hot showers and a decent breakfast. The location was also superb- right next to the docks and central to everything. I would def. stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I was in Ilha Grande last March and when I was there, I stayed at Pousada Recreio da Praia. This was one of the nicest hotels that I ever stayed in because it has a swimming pool, free breakfast, a comfortable bed and it is in a good location, right on the boardwalk. The closer you are to the boardwalk, the better it is because all of the fun things are happening on the boardwalk. Another reason to stay at this hotel is because it is located near the boat that takes passengers to Angra Dos Reis, which is on the main land of Brazil. Being close to the dock where the boat picks up and drops off is good because people do not have to walk far to get to their hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

The Pousada is fine and the rooms are ok. It's quite big, like a residence, and you won't feel a familiar hospitality. In particular we had a bad experience with breakfast: we prepared two small sandwiches to take away and we have been charged of them without any previous advise. In such an amazing place like Ilha Grande you can find much better accomodations! Carlo e Michela

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Pros

Great location on Abraao. Very near the port so perfect if you don't have a backpack, and not far to take swim or get a boat to other islands.
Room clean with fridge and small back patio.
Tv- but no english speaking channels.
Good buffet breakfast.
Pool.

Cons
Tempremental/slow wifi and only works in reception area.
Can't take any visitors back to your room.



  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have just spent a week at Pousada Recreo da Praia at Ilha Grande. The place is just what you can expect from a Pousada at a Brazilian island, no stars are applicable. You just need to find out if the place is clean, spacious, sunny, comfortable, and well located. Yes, Pousada Recreo da Praia has all of these qualities, but has a greater one: the people at the front desk. This is my thank you note to you both, Adriana and Suzanne, for your kindness, courtesy, and above.
Gracias amigas!, ustedes fueron quienes hicieron más feliz nuestra estancia en Ilha Grande.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We got a boat from Ma to the island of llha Grande and thought we would have to walk lots to find our Pousada. Within 2mins of walking we spotted it. When we arrived we were early for check in so walked around the island which was cool.

The Pousada grounds was very impressive like a mini island on an island which would make you feel like you do not have to leave the Pousada grounds if lazy. The lady who showed us around spoke English whoch was a pleasure.

The room was standard for us three girls sharing a room. I did not find breakfast anything special (compared to last hotel i had come from) but its basic. There are plenty food places, bars, cafes around.

We also did lots of tours which was amazing and you seek indepently via the tour agents. The internet was out of service which was annoying but staff were friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pousada Recreio da Praia

Address: Rua Da Praia S/N0 - Vila Do Abraao | Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Ilha Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pousada Recreio da Praia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Pousada Recreio Da Praia Hotel Ilha Grande
Pousada Recreio Da Praia Ilha Grande, Brazil

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