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“Best view in town ...” 4 of 5 stars
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Pousada do Cais
Travessa Santa Rita, 20, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #39 of 237 Paraty B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best view in town ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We simply love this place and would definitely return for a longer stay.

It has the perfect location (tucked away from the hustle and bustle of town center but within comfortable walking distance), simple but clean, nice breakfast and very friendly staff (Victor at the front desk speaks good English, gave us great tips and helped us make all sorts of arrangements). Best of all, the rooms upstairs facing the bay have the most wonderful view.

Yes the wireless doesn't work very well and you have to remember to bring your own shampoo and soap, but I can happily get over all that for everything else this charming little place has to offer.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs facing the bay are the best!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Savigny sur Orge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The only acceptable thing Is the view if you have a chance to get a room by the sea. Otherwhise very expensive hotel comparing to others in Paraty. No wifi connection, no swimming pool and very simple breakfast

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

A great place in a privileged location right in the margin of the Paraty bay. The decoration is rustic and a joy to the eyes. The rooms are big and spacious and the view to the bay is just amazing (at least if you have the chance of getting the front rooms). The breakfast was also outstandingly delicious and the atmosphere very pleasant.
On the negative side, the wi-fi connection was weak and didn't work on the room, we had to go to the reception or just stay on top of the stairs. The television didn't have good reception as well, but hey, seriously... who goes to this place and wants to watch television?!?!

Room Tip: Get the ones with the view to the bay, if available.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Avoid this place !

They charged two of my friends with a hole stay for just 5hours - and the WiFi connection didn´t work in two days of stay.

The place is OK, but pricey.

The breakfast is Ok ( and just this )

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed in Paraty for 7 nights (we extended our stay because we liked the town so much). The last 2 nights of our stay we had to move places and ended up at Pousada do Cais. We got one of the better rooms at the back of the Posada on the upper levels. The room was bright, airy and spacious and had a lovely view across the lake. The room was lovely and clean but the service was a bit lacklustre. It wasn't the cheapest option but the room was very nice.

While in Paraty I suggest cycling up to Cachoeira do tabago and riding the rock waterfall. It's awesome - although a little scary. We also loved the open water kayaking trip that we took from a nearby beach.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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505 reviews 505 reviews
142 hotel reviews
Reviews in 115 cities Reviews in 115 cities
601 helpful votes 601 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

Having last visited Paraty around Christmas on a last minute decision, this was the only centrally located, affordable and available place we could find, so I can’t say I had much of a choice.

The booking process was verycomplicate, with them insisting we made a deposit into a Brazilian bank account, since they could not take credit card bookings. This meant I had to use a Brazilian friend’s bank account and the process is far from straightforward. Reception staff was indifferent at check-in, and we got assigned what seemed like the worst room in the hotel, a ground-floor double overlooking the car park. The lack of privacy was such that we had to keep the windows shut at all times, making the room dark and gloomy.

The room was very sparsely decorated and lacked any charm whatsoever. The bathroom was old, and slightly grotty, and had a ventilation window overlooking the corridor! So much for privacy, once again…

Location is the best thing about this pousada, just opposite the docs and a quiet square with a church. It’s on the corner of the old town, and easy to walk to, but yet, does not have any bars or foot traffic which could make it noisy. Breakfast was pretty good, with good service from the breakfast ladies.

Yes, it’s good value and there’s nothing terribly wrong with it, but I’m sure you’d be able to find much better in Paraty for similar prices.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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11 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Our room was on the ground floor with huge stable style doors which opened straight onto the car-park and the seafront beyond.
This was our only complaint as we had to have the doors shut at all times but as we were only staying for one night we decided it was OK.
Beautiful room and with a large bathroom, beautiful courtyard and great location and friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Travessa Santa Rita, 20, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 237 B&Bs / Inns in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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Pousada Do Cais Paraty, Brazil

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