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“Most Romantic place ever!” 5 of 5 stars
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Pousada Ze Maria
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rua Nice Cordeiro - 01 | Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Most Romantic place ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

How I miss this place. It was the first place we arrived at during our 3 week honeymoon. We spent 3 nights here. As soon as we arrived on the island they picked us up, served us drinks, gave an upgrade on the room with champagne, and were so kind to us. The views from this place are incredible. The pool was sensational. The big feast that they have twice a week is totally worth it.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

There are only guesthouses in Fernando de Noronha and by far, Pousada Zé Maria is the best of them. We did an extensive research before traveling and were not disappointed. Zé Maria has very nice and modern units (like in a normal hotel), a swimming pool and beautiful sights. The restaurant hosts twice a week a famous gastronomical festival not to be missed. Staff was very friendly and the owner (Zé Maria) is always around with a smile. One of the best beaches in Noronha is few minutes away by jeep or even within walking distance (not in the rainy season though). Internet connection can be slow, but it is the best you can get on the island because it is run by satellite. Since Fernando de Noronha is a natural reserve, you will not find resorts or the same amenities as in other destinations. However, your stay at this guesthouse (the best in Brazil in 2009) will be extremely comfortable. Be ready to plan in advance in order to avoid the rainy season. There are many mosquitoes everywhere on the island so make sure to take enough repellent with.

The landscapes in Fernando de Noronha are amazing. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. Be ready to walk, climb and swim.

We had considered staying at Pousada Solar dos Ventos, but it was more expensive. During our stay we heard from other tourists that food and service were not as good as in Zé Maria.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Nice Cordeiro - 01 | Floresta Velha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco 53990-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Fernando de Noronha
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Fernando de Noronha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Ze Maria 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Pousada Ze Maria Hotel Fernando De Noronha
Pousada Ze Maria Fernando De Noronha, Brazil

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