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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Ranked #1 of 79 Hotels in Foz do Iguacu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Great location, beautiful building, amazing food, thoughtful and friendly service.
You do not need to get out of the hotel for anything, except with various experiences that are available. Walking on the trail in the morning and experiencing sunset at the "mirante".... great and simple things that will be long lasting memories...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This hotel is lovely. It is five star in every way - a classically beautiful building in a sensational position overlooking the falls.
Our room was large and very comfortable.
But, there are a few buts. The rooms do not have an iron/ironing board. No big deal but when we asked for an iron we were told that there is a pressing service which can be done 'express' (in two hours) at a cost. Not very helpful when you simply want to run an iron over a shirt before you go down to the bar. Tea/coffee making facilities were absent from the rooms too.
One of our party came up against irritating stubbornness from the pool bar who refused to take US$ and expected their guest to go to reception to change currency.
We had the Brazilian barbeque buffet one evening which was excellent. Such a huge selection of food. The breakfast selection and setting in the restaurant by the pool was first class too.
Our stop at the Hotel Cataratas during a trip around other parts of South America brought us down to earth with a bump pricewise, particularly the wine list.
In conclusion this hotel has everything to offer a truly five star experience and they charge the fees to go with it but they fall short in a few areas.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just arrival at Das Caratas is an experience. Have stayed there 6 times. Thorough restoration. I call it is 7 star hotel with very high service and great food and the world's largest waterfall on one's feet.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank HansPeterPetersen
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CataratasManagement, Rooms Divsion Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review on the Hotel das Cataratas.

We are very pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay and our services.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira

Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Awesome place and highly recommend the investment. The service and staff were very attentive, helpful, happy and friendly .. The food was nothing short of excellent.. We missed the brazillian bbq however the main restaurant was open and was reasonably priced. Our room was absolutely beautiful and being this close to the falls itself was an amazing and very special experience. It's a must do thing if ever visiting iguacu falls!

Stayed: May 2013
1  Thank Sam L
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CataratasManagement, Rooms Division Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and other readers.

We are all vey pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us and your time around the falls.

We would be most delighted to welcome you back at the Hotel das Cataratas.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in the middle of April, and having stayed there previously a few years ago when it was owned by Varig, I can see that Orient Express did a brilliant job on refurbishment! The room we stayed was lovely, very clean, and the service second to none. The lobby and other areas are very well maintained and the gardens and swimming pool pretty as picture. The only criticism I have is regarding the food as it doesn't reflect the quality of the Orient Express brand. It was overpriced and extremely salty. I don't mind salt on food, in fact I love it, but this was over the top.

I would recommend the bar near the lobby, where the food is much better and kinder to the wallet so to speak. The place is unbeatable when it comes to location and watching the sunset from the tower is a magical experience. It was my husband's first trip to Brazil and he wants to go back to the falls.

We had a fantastic guide that was pre arranged with our agency and the guy was full of information and we visited both sides of the falls. The boat ride is good fun and if you are into absailing , the "rappel" as it's called could be just for you. Hubby did it, I decided to take a rain check on that one!

All in all, definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Pontali
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CataratasManagement, Rooms Division Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

In behalf of our entire team here at the Hotel das Cataratas I would like to thank you for your kind review on our property.

We are all most pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay, our services and that you had fun around the falls.

Your remarks on the food quality have been forwarded to our Food&Beverage Manager and measures are being taken to correct the faults you have mentioned.

All of us look forward to welcoming you back at the Hotel das Cataratas during your next trip to Brazil.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Rooms Divsion Manager

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at Hotel das Cataratas for two days. The overall experience was wonderful - the location of the hotel, the the breath-taking view of the falls, and the boat ride trip to getting close to the falls and so on. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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CataratasManagement, Rooms Division Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Hotel das Cataratas with us and other readers.

We are all very pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us, and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Elegant old colonial atmosphere with modern amenities , excellent restaurant, amazing spa , great service. All in walking distance from one of the worlds great natural wonders. Outdoor pool area amidst a lovely tropical setting. Outstanding massage therapist. All of this combined to make our stay truly memorable.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank michael l
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CataratasManagement, Rooms Division Manager at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your experience at the Hotel das Cataratas with us.

I am most pleased to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us, and that you took advantage of all the services we do offer, including our Spa.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to South America.

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Hauser Ferreira
Rooms Division Manager

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Address: Rodovia Br 469 Km 32 | Iguacu National Park, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85855-750, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Parana > Foz do Iguacu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Spa Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#5 Business Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
Price Range: $330 - $677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Hotel das Cataratas 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the spectacular Iguacu Falls in Iguacu National Park, the 5-star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas provides free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool or play a game of tennis on the provided court. The falls can be experienced by speed boat, rafting or by a helicopter flyover. For excitement and adventure, guests can enjoy abseiling, rock climbing and canopy walks. Walking tours allow for the surrounding lush rain forest to be explored. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers traditional Portuguese styled rooms with a flat screen TV, dark wood furniture and warm natural tones. Some rooms provide a balcony and seating area. The two restaurants on-site provide views of the falls and of the hotel's pool. They serve a selection of international and local Brazilian cuisine. In the evening live music can be enjoyed in the downstairs bar. The Iguacu Falls lie between the Brazilian state of Parana and Argentina. The Brazilian side offers postcard panoramic views, while the Argentinian side provides varied, up-close views. The hotel is located in a privileged position, alongside the Iguassu Falls. It is in fact the only hotel situated in the Iguassu National Park. Because of its prime location, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers its guests a unique experience - taking walks along the trails by the falls which may be done at any time during the day, with the added advantage that from 7 a.M to 9 a.M, the trails are for guests of the hotel exclusively. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Das Cataratas Hotel
Tropical Das Cataratas
Hotel Das Cataratas
Hotel Tropical Das Cataratas
Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil

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