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Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed May 13, 2011

Asalem was one of the most incredible resorts I've ever stayed at. My husband and I went to Brazil for our "Babymoon"/upgraded honeymoon. And even though I was 5 months pregnant it was one of the most enjoyable trips of my life. Each meal is served on the patio overlooking their own corner of ocean. The food is fresh, as...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed May 8, 2011

I wish I could just stay forever.... the honeymoon suite is just incredible... I can't find words to describe it, except amazing... excellent value! The views, the atmosphere, the food (a sort of homemade with a touch of sophistication), the people, the service, everything was just great! Away from the buzz, the location is simply perfect if you want to...

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Reviewed May 3, 2011

An excellent for the location is really deserved - the stunning views from the veranda are unique. The hotel is on the steep hillside. Bear in mind that you can get to the hotel either by boat (the pick-up by the hotel boat is included only when you check-in and check-out) or walking on path filled with rocks, roots and...

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Davis, California
Reviewed April 29, 2011

Asalem was the first place we stayed in Brazil after an exhausting 48 hour hour trip from the US. We arrived very late but were welcomed warmly and found our room to be clean and basic. No luxury here but the surroundings and the views are beautiful. Breakfast in the morning was bountiful and the staff quite helpful. The owner...

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Paris, France
Reviewed February 18, 2011

This is a beautiful location, and they serve dinner overlooking a magical bay. Spent Valentine's evening there, which was great. Even the view from bed was stunning in the morning, overlooking the bay. The water is warm and flat, and just makes you want to laze by the beach all day. It's quite busy on the island in high-season, but...

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Asalem_Ilha_Grande, Owner at Asalem, responded to this review

Thank you for all your comments. We had noticed the air-conditioned noise before your post and were making arrangements for the change, which is now done. We wish to have you back in a near future to check it out. As for the internet, it is out of our control. The whole island is affected by the poor connection delivery,...

Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed February 14, 2011

After a busy few days in Rio with lots of crowds this was the perfect escape. We loved the schooner ride over and then the little taxi boat to Asalem. We had one of the standard rooms which we enjoyed very much. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The breakfast was sufficient. The people who worked there very friendly...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed January 4, 2011

The price is very high for the service. The "taxi-boat" should be "free of charge" for guests, at least one meal should be included on rate and common area need to be upgraded urgently. However, the managers is extremely friendly, the view is great, the location is perfect and a trip in a kayak is amazing.

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed November 15, 2010

Stayed there in October for two nights. Great view!!! A bit dificult to get to though. You are really dependent on a boat if you have kids. People that manage the hotel were very nice and they had great food. Even a fantastic lunch pack to take when hiking on the island. They need to get a better boat and...

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Dubai
Reviewed September 14, 2010

Spent 3 nights here, 1 in the honeymoon suite and the rest in the standard rooms as we booked too late to get all 3 nights. After getting mixed up with the boat timings we missed our pick up from the hotel boat so walked in the direction we thought it would be. With back packs and after a long...

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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed August 19, 2010

We have been to Asalem, March 2010 and stayed there for 4 nights. We are a family with young children and when we got there we realized that it wasn't really the best place to stay due to the fact that the whole place is on a very steep and cliffy terrain, so if you travel with kids you either...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ASALEM is a seaside hideaway situated in Ilha Grande, a protected reserve of natural land where no cars are allowed. All our 5 enchanting waterfront suites are surrounded by the rain forest that overlooks the spectacular Bay of Abraäo. This proximity to the ocean offers rare, intimate glimpses of sea creatures such as starfish and turtles, as well as abundant schools of fish. The forest brings frequent visitors, including monkeys, squirrels, fireflies, blue butterflies and a wide variety of exotic tropical birds. This unspoiled peace of paradise is the perfect spot for honeymooners looking for privacy: we are 20 minutes apart from the main village walking in an accessible path or 5 minutes by the taxi boat we provide. Apart from the taxi boat service, available 24/7, we can arrange boat trips, transfers, massages, scuba diving, snorkeling and guided hikes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Asalem

Address: Praia da Crena, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Price Range: $183 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Asalem 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Asalem Ilha Grande, Brazil
Asalem Hotel Ilha Grande
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ilha Grande
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“Get the Eco suite a few stars to travers but well worth the climb”
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