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“Peaceful hide-out, great base to explore” 4 of 5 stars
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Pousada do Frances
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Fernando de Noronha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Peaceful hide-out, great base to explore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Since the only seafront pousada on the island (Joab's) was not available, we decided to pick Frances. And we will go back there when the time comes again! A very nice and peaceful hide-out, though not far from the main road across the island, at the border the main town. We spend 6 nights and rented a buggy for the entire stay, which I would strongly recommend: both convenient and adventurous to explore the island. Our tasteful aircon room with nice terrace for max 3 was fine for 4 (kids 5 and 7), the owner put in an extra bed which fitted perfectly. At our stay we had no trouble with mosquitos, we didn't use the nets we brought with us. Reception desk (portuguese, french, german; not english) was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was sufficient in choice and tasteful. To us, Frances was a great base to explore an amazing island, with family snorkeling every day on different beaches, and much more.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

I stayed a week at this French-managed pousada. I was met at the airport by Luana, one of the 2 friendly receptionists, who helped me with setting up boat and island tours. It is set in a quiet garden with seating and hammocks on veranda´s and within 5 min. walk from the centre there are many restaurants. The French manager is extremely friendly and hospitable and enquires whether everything is to your liking. Definitely recommendable.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We had a very nice stay at Pousada do Frances. The rooms are nice, especially with the little veranda, breakfast real good and beaches and restaurants close by. We really enjoyed the trip. Thank you

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

It is the 3rd time i am going to fernando de noronha ,i have been to 4 diffrerent pousadas and i have to say that the pousada do frances is the best cost benefit on the island in that range ,for that kind of price you don t get flat 40 inch screen dvd and free wi fi in many others pousadas which charge the same.The pousada is well located near the villa dos remedios but a little outside the village so it is quiet at night.The little off side is the dirt road to get to the pousada .

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cuenca, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I just came back from a trip to noronha with a group of friends from spain ,the main purpose of the trip was diving and we were really positively surprise with the diving ,great diving spots on each of the tip of the island ,caverna of zapata and rat island were the best one ,the boat was really stable even on open sea .As for the pousada we all stayed at the pousada do frances ,frenchman ludo was there and we had a few snorkelling sessions with him.
The pousada is a really good choice ,especially for divers ,lots of place to leave the equipment after diving and since the diving in the morning was early it was good because the kitchen open at 7 in the morning so we always have time to eat a strong breakfast which was not always the case with others divers in others pousadas who sometimes used to go diving on an empty estomach.Some of us atayed in superior rooms which are really nice ,the others in the simple rooms which are ok much cheaper but not so nice.The standarts rooms look nice but none of us stayed in.The only issue with the pousada might be the little road to access which is not in good shape but the nice thing about it is that not many people pass through this road so the pousada is really quiet at night.
Try to reserve the flight to noronha as soon as possible it seems that last minute booking are much more expensive.Good diving for all of you.....

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albacete, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

We went to noronha with a group of friends from spain ,the pousada was an exellent choice ,everybody loved it ,good breakfast early in the morning ,nice room to relax after diving with an hammock on the terrasse ,big flat sreen tv and good choice of dvd ,diving on the island was really good and snorkeling too.We rent a buggy which was really fun too.The only problem we had was to get money from the atm machine which never worked so bring some cash ,not everybody accept credit card.the superior rooms in the pousada are much better than the simple room but either ways the pousada is on a quiet little street so we had good sleep after our diving.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Granada, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We went to fernando de noronha this month with a group of friends essentially for diving ,the place really met our expectations ,diving was really good ,the best we saw in south america so far .We stayed with Ludo at the pousada do frances ,really nice guy ,good diver too,we did some fantastic free diving with him at the praia do leon .The pousada is really nice ,perfect for diving ,the diving center aguas claras come to pick us up every morning around 7h 30 after a nice breakfast and return around noon.The group really liked the pousada ,wi fi is slow but is find for checking e mails.It was nice to meet all kinds of people at the pousada ,europeans ,brazilians and even a couple from japan.Have fun in noronha and good diving!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fernando de Noronha, Fernando de Noronha, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Fernando de Noronha
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Ranked #38 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Fernando de Noronha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada do Frances 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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