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“Great Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Asalem
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Wiltshire, England
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“Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2006

We stayed at Asalem for 2 nights, we actually wanted 4 nights but they were booked up so also stayed at the Sagu Resort for the other 2 nights and have reviewed this also, if you want a comparison :)

Ilha Grande is stunning, I would say more beautiful than the Caribbean and Asalem is situated on the edge of the Bay of Abraäo. It is in a wonderful location with really lovely views. The accomodation is comfortable and clean. There are 4 rooms, facing the bay with large windows for the view.

The rooms are basic with everything you need, a bed upstairs on a mezzanine, (the bed is a standard double) you have air-con, fan and minibar. Downstairs you have a small room with a single bed in it and bathroom. This is not a luxury residence and the pictures shown on their web-site are a little dated (it could do with a lick of paint).

What it lacks in frills it makes up for in charm. The couple who run it are very nice and helpful, it is small and friendly, the food is really good, you will have a brekkie of fresh fruit and eggs (warning they have a cockrel - so take ear plugs for the morning - if you wish to sleep in!). The location is the biggest seller - it is remote enough to get peace and quiet and yet 30 mins walk into the village where everyone goes in the evening for food and drinks. If you do not want the walk - they offer a taxi boat for R$10 - 24 hours a day.

Finally, costs - we went in March 06 and it cost us R$225 a night (including breakfast).

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Additional Information about Asalem

Property: Asalem
Address: Praia da Crena, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ilha Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Asalem 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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Asalem Ilha Grande, Brazil
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