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“An excellent place to stay on Ilha Grande”
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Aratinga Inn
Ranked #1 of 96 Ilha Grande B&B and Inns
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“An excellent place to stay on Ilha Grande”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Rennie is an enormously helpful host and was always on hand with useful local advice both before arriving and when on the island. The rooms were of the highest quality (we stayed in one of the cabins which was very modern and clean) and were good value. Good breakfast and snack options with a great personal touch. Would thoroughly recommend!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This was the second part of our honeymoon in Brazil; the first was spent in the majestic Regua ecological reserve North of Rio. We had a great stay at Aratinga. Rennie is doing a fantastic job running the pousada mixing debonnaire British style with local laid back tradition. The rooms are simple and small and spotlessly clean. I hope other pousadas on the island will follow Rennie's example and keep beautifying this part of the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I had a wonderful time at Pousada Aratinga. My little cabin was nice and cozy, just what you need to have a peaceful and quiet time. Reenie and her staff made my experience memorable at Ilha Grande.

If you want to go to a remote island with pristine beaches, go to Ilha Grande. If you want to have a lovely and comfortable Inn, go to Pousda Aratinga. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Paris, France
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This pousada is the best place to stay in Ilha Grande. The place is very nice, the breakfast is amazing and an afternoon tea is also included in the price. The owner Rennie gives a lot of information on the island. Her advices were very helpfull to select the best activities to do in a short period of time.
I highly recommend Aratinga for a trip on Ilha Grande.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Had a sweet little bungalow. The owner, Rennie, is extremely informative of things to do and see on Ilha Grande. Highly opinionated, but I followed her recommendations and they were always spot-on. Staff were great, and the breakfast terrace (also serving a delightful complimentary afternoon tea, just right after a day out exploring) was perfect.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

During our recent trip to Brazil, Aratinga Inn was by far our favorite of all the places we stayed. There are many reasons for that - but, primarily, what makes Aratinga so great is the owner, Rennie. Not only is she a wealth of information about Ilha Grande - she obviously loves the island itself, and has an infectious enthusiasm for what she does. She wants her guests to not only enjoy their stay at Aratinga, but enjoy Ilha Grande to the full. She loves to help you plan your day, with great suggestions not only about what to do, but little tips to make the experience even more enjoyable. Attention to detail at Aratinga is wonderful - the pousada is full of nice little touches, too many to mention - but, one example: a collection of hundreds of dvd's that are available for you to borrow. And, Rennie loves to hear what you thought about the movie - another demonstration of her genuine interest in her guests. Afternoon tea (with real silverware!) - great breakfast - beautiful surroundings - and wonderful staff who obviously share Rennie's vision of what a great pousada should be. In our opinion, the ONLY place to stay on Ilha Grande!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

My first review on trip advisor, inspired by the simply fantastic experience we had at Aratinga. Rennie is incredibly helpful and friendly, and even the rest of the staff make you feel right at home! The Pousada is verdant and beautiful, and the charming dining room for breakfast and afternoon tea was a personal favorite as it was a place to relax, recharge, and meet some other guests. For every hike and tour we did during out time here, Rennie was able to help by either recommending and arranging the excursion. I'd recommend Aratinga to anyone, but I must say that it was particularly perfect for a couple on vacation--very romantic.

p.s. I can't guarantee this will happen to you, but when we arrived, because a guest had cancelled in the last minute in one of the chalets, we were upgraded from our double room for free! I mention this not to say this was why we enjoyed Aratinga, but just to show the kind of generosity that Rennie will show :D

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aratinga Inn
Address: Rua das Flores 232 | Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil (Formerly Pousada Aratinga)
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Ilha Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Aratinga, your haven of peace and tranquility on Ilha Grande. Our guest rooms and chalets are built in harmony with the verdant Atlantic rain forest. All of our guest rooms and chalets are simple and cozy, but we are sure you will agree that they are comfortable and very cozy. They are furnished with solid timber beds, with a top quality inner spring mattresses, latex pillows and quality, imported bed linen. Rooms are appointed with A/C, ceiling fan, LCD TV and DVD player, a bar fridge for your personal use, and all rooms have a sparkling clean, modern bathroom. For those seeking peace and privacy, Aratinga offers double chalets and double rooms, the perfect personal retreat for nature lovers. We do not receive large groups, small children or smokers. ... more   less 
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Pousada Aratinga Hotel Ilha Grande
Aratinga Inn Ilha Grande, Brazil

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