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Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Each guest is made to feel very special by Simon and Helena. I was early to the delicious and healthy breakfast at a time the monkeys were up and about. I noticed that not only did Simon show them to me but that he made sure each new arrival was taken and shown them too. He and Helena also talked... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the tropical weather. This family run b&b was just the place. We were comfortable and the hosts were very friendly and attentive. Every morning they prepared an amazing spread for breakfast and we were literally steps from the beach. The room was clean and comfortable and... More 

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for the great feedback this is just what we like to see makes everyone here feel that they are appreciated thanks simon More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I stayed at Praia Serena in February and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful, they clearly put a lot of thought and effort into the delicious breakfast where everything is homemade and the views from the veranda complete an ideal start to the day. The pousada is clean, comfortable and peaceful, located... More 

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for the review makes everyone here feel good about what we do thanks again simon More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We stayed at Praia Serena over the Christmas week and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and we had long, entertaining chats with Simon every morning. The breakfast is delicious (the best we've had after two months traveling in Brazil) and sometimes shared with adorable monkeys. They are both helpful and knowledgable about the... More 

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena, responded to this review

What a great review makes me want to stay there myself but seriously thanks ever so much nice to know that the hard work has finally come to fruition , yours simon lee More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We were mid way through our 2 month honeymoon and had the pleasure of staying here!! Our room is super clean, right on the beach at the quiet end of Paraty...the pool is warm and at night pretty lights are on, it's super romantic and a must! The hosts are hilarious but also everything they need to be and do... More 

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena, responded to this review

This is a great review as good as they get really pleased , this boosts morale for all the folks here nice to know it is appreciated , as for the french toast look us up of F B Helena will send you the recipe , so you can get your fix of french toast after all thanks ever so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

A great party of paraty in front of the beach! Taxis are quite expensive to and from town and buses are infrequent, but it is a nice long stroll to the centre and worth being in a lovely area! Breakfast is great and the owners are super lovely! They have a great sense of humour and will help with anything... More 

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for taking the time for the review makes a big difference manny people say they will but few do , a bit like life itself , I hope everything is working for you back home , and that you are both settled down , having said that I think you may be off to thailand if... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

On a quieter side of Paraty, this place is a well run, clean and ameanable stay. The owners are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful in providing info about the area. The view from the breakfast area is divine and the place is a 20/30mns walk to Paraty centre

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praiaserena, Owner at Praia Serena, responded to this review

Great review thanks ever so much this is what the doctor ordered a great boost in the arm for all here at praia serena thanks ever so much it makes all the difference to know that the work we all put in is appreciated . yours simon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stayed for a relaxing holiday with a couple of friends and we are all eager to go back! The place is gorgeous, clean, has wifi, great food and our hosts couldn't be nicer! There's a great beach just meters away and bus links to the city center. Highly recommended!

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Could not ask for more a great review Thanks ever so much it really does help and by doing this you are helping not just us the owner/operators but all the workers here and their families too thanks ever so much yours simon lee More 

Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Strengths: hospitality of the couple Helena and Simon and his son Arthur. Silence for those who want to rest. Good beds and clean bathrooms and good shower. At breakfast you have "partnership" with the forest marmosets. Good care of the collaborators Cida and Teresa preparing your request tapioca and/or scrambled eggs. Link Internet sometimes varies, but is most stable in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at this pousada. Nice quiet room, good air conditioner, good breakfast. Simon and Helena were often around in the mornings to chat and to help us with our plans. They even let us use their cell phone to call a taxi when we ran into them in town. They are very funny and entertaining people, so... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owned and run by English Simon and his Brazilian wife, we are super super clean - you could eat off the floor but I would not suggest it. We arrange everything - boat trips, jeep tours and our breakfasts are legendary. Private rooms en-suite, sea and island views, air con, fridge, hammocks, pool, garden. 10 years in Paraty, safe and quiet on the beach.we have a Canadian canoe for guests to use , we are 1 mile from the center of the old town , some people walk it in 15 minutes some people take an hour or two if they stop for a drink along the way its up to you , there are buses that go to town but as for timetables its still Brasil so do not expect any , it is quiet here we are visited by birds and monkeys hope you will like it here thanksSimon ... more   less 

Additional Information about Praia Serena

Address: End. Av. do Jabaquara, 107, Jabaquara, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty > Jabaquara
Price Range: $45 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Praia Serena 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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