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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Ranked #1 of 78 Hotels in Foz do Iguacu
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Derbyshire
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2009

Wow, what a hotel. The building and surroundings are undeniably stunning and the refurbishments are bringing the rooms and grounds in line with this. Whilst the refurbishments are happening only the newly refurbished rooms are open so you're guaranteed a new room. Not huge but beautifully decorated and very comfortable. I must say that we weren't disturbed at all by the refurbishments. The level of service is the best I've experienced in a very long time and I've stayed in a lot of nice hotels over the years! Beds turned down, bedside mats provided, bathroom cleaned and tidied again, bottle of water at the side of the bed, weather forecast provided, and, of course, the obligatory chocolate...and that was just whilst we were at dinner! It was very cold during our stay (cold front from the Antarctic via Argentinia apparently) and they had a roaring log-fire lit at all times, which was very much appreciated after a day outside. To top it all off there's a fabulous taster of the falls right from the front door. We had a very early pick-up when we left but there was tea/coffee and cake provided for us in reception. The pool looked lovely (understandably we didn't test it out but if it had been a bit warmer we definitely would have been tempted!) I'd say that the only down-side is that it is so far away from the town. This is, of course, the appeal of the hotel but if you don't fancy anything on the menu at the pool restaurant (the only one that's open at the moment) it would be a long way to another restaurant. The food is a little pricey (compared to Rio) but it is exceptional and well worth the money. The complimentary Caiprinha was rather delicious too... My only regret is that we only stayed 2 nights!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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madison, wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

We spent two nights at Hotel das Cataratas and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the view of the falls from our windows was a real plus. The grounds, service, and hotel amenities were all superb. We would highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

My husband and I travel to Brazil often and loved our first experience at Das Cataratas!
This tropical colonial style hotel in the middle of the Foz do Iguacu park is breathtakingly beautiful, comfortable, enjoyable with excursions underneath the falls in a jeep, boat and on top of the falls by boat (for only the brave-hearted). Walking trails are a wonderful experience, and our trip to the Argentina side allowed us to see more of this amazing waterfalls ... it is 10 times larger than Niagra with more than 100 waterfalls over a large area, visited by almost every USA President! It is the trip of a lifetime and thrill you won't want to miss! On our trip around it to ride the canoe across the top of the falls, we encountered thousands of beautiful yellow butterflies all over the area The soothing sounds of waterfalls from our room, with tropical birds and tame wildlife visiting the pool and grounds is a tropical paradise not to be missed!

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2009

We stayed here for the second part of our honeymoon. This is a lovely hotel in the most amazing location. You are paying a lot for the location but it was worth it. The hotel was undergoing renovation whilst we were there. The pool was finished and is fantastic. It appeared that half the bedrooms were currently being renovated and we stayed in a wing that had been finished and were lovely. Rooms weren't huge but were well furnished, comfortable and elegant. The downside was that one of the bars and restaurants were closed which gave us little choice but as we were there three nights it was ok. The renovation noise is kept to a minimum between 09-16.30 and they disguise it well. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The cocktails at the poolside bar were fabulous and the staff come round with free samples of drinks, nuts and melon snacks. The main problem we had was there was the shower was cold and after two days of reporting it they finally sorted the problem out which apparently related to the whole wing and no-one else had reported it! The trail walk to the falls starts directly outside the hotel and you can see some of the waterfalls from the hotel entrance - amazing. You can't beat it - staying in the middle of a national park in 5 star luxury. Better than the Sheraton Hotel concrete block opposite - how did they get permission to build it there!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2009

Hotel is in fantastic grounds and right in the national park so is superbly located for the falls. Construction work was under way during our stay which meant understandable noise problems etc. However staff were friendly and room was a good size and clean. Overall it was a pleasent hotel for our 2 night stay and ideal for visting both sides of the falls.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2009

Ignore the negative reviews of the past which nearly put us off booking this hotel. Orient Express are doing an amazing job of restoring this lovely Colonial building to its former glory. The place looks wonderful, the rooms are very comfortable, the new pool area is lovely and the evening BBQ absolutely delicious.The staff were all great too. I wish I could remember the name of one particularly helpful gentleman at the front desk so that I could commend him personally. The good location of this hotel was never in dispute and having the falls to yourself before the crowds arrive is a definate boon. We stayed 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2009

We spent three nights in April 2009. What we loved:

The location cannot be beat, the building is charming and fits perfectly in the natural surroundings (unlike the concrete eyesore of the Sheraton on the Argentinian side). The isolation means that the atmosphere of the place is absolutely fantastic in the evening. The watchtower on top of the entrance is a great spot for sunsets, but so are the various viewing points along the road to the falls. And by that time all the non-residents are gone so you have the place pretty much to yourself!! Just the sound of the nocturnal fauna and the falls to fall asleep to...

We stayed in a renovated room. The relatively small but very cosy and comfortable rooms are served by wide hallways and the whole atmosphere is plush and luxurious. Nice botanic prints on the wall, soft colors and tasteful furniture. The bathroom was well equiped and nicely decorated. Some people might miss the bathtub but the oversize showers make up for it. The Amazonian bath products are smell and feel really good.

The renovated swimming pool is beautiful and the perfect way to relax after a day of hiking on the Argentinian or Brazilan side of the river. Full poolside service is available, including free water and some free cocktail samples offered by the staff.

Breakfast is fantastic, in the beautifully renovated poolside restaurant: huge selection of delicious foods.

There is free internet in the lounge behind the lobby.

What we didn't like so much:

The ongoing renovation means that the main bar and main restaurant were closed.

While beautiful and lush, I hope the gardens will be renovated as well. The current landscaping is a bit old fashioned and doesn't really emphasize the natural beauty of the flora and the elegance of the hotel buildings.

Based on previous reviews, we chose not to have dinner on the premises and look for other options in town. This meant a 30 to 45 minutes drive (each way) at night. We found good food at really cheap prices in Foz de Iguazu.

Finally, we hated having to leave the place after three nights!! ;-)

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
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 Top resorts Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Spa Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Family Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#5 Business Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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
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