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Pousada Refron du Mar
Ranked #111 of 298 Paraty B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good location!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were pretty basic (no fridge) but the bathrooms were nice. Well located on the beach and helpful staff made our time in paraty enjoyable . In comparison to some of the hostels we saw nearby , this was definitely one of the better options. Victor was extremely helpful and he made our stay there very pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Without a doubt, this was one of the nicest hostels I stayed in, in South America. Run by a lovely family and has a great mix that will suit people who want a quiet night in or a fun night out. The hostel is perfectly placed, right on the beach with cafes and kiosks. Set in a small bay with hills and jungle all around makes for the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Victor and Chris will help you out with anything you need. Try the boat parties or rent some bikes and cycle up some of the hills for the most amazing panoramic views. The hostel is really open and spacious, clean and has modern bathrooms.. Paraty is an amazing place and staying at Refron du Mar really is the only place to go

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Lyon, France
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This pousada is very well located, on Pontal beach, so very close from the historic city center but on a more quiet area.
The staff has been very nice, I had an issue with my booking for 1 of the nights and they get me to another pousada next street, with no problem.
The rooms are ok, noise has not been a concern even if it is clear sound isolation is not very good. No issue from dogs either, there are some around but very friendly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are looking for the best place to stay in Paraty, this is the place! Not only are the accommodations super clean and comfortable, but the location is perfect! The beach is literally right outside the front door, which has bars and restaurants situated right there on the sand. Its no wonder this area is happening in the evening, drawing a laid back crowd that comes to enjoy a beverage or food while watching the beautiful sunset on the water. The historic town center is a leisurely 5 minute walk from the front door. You are also a short walk from an even bigger beach that boasts a quiet, laid back town where you will find some nice bars and sleepy cafes.

The bed and breakfast is very clean and welcoming. The bathrooms are modern, and the beds are comfortable, and best of all, the family that runs it is super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. You'll usually find Victor at the front desk, who speaks perfect English. Besides being very funny and nice, Victor can point you towards all the best local attractions. He will help you to coordinate the best tours or direct you where to explore on your own and will generally make your stay the best it can be!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a quiet, friendly, clean and charming guesthouse in the perfect location. The colonial old town is a short stroll away, but Praia do Pontal beach is right across the road, as are fun kiosks that serve great food and drinks in the sunshine - you'll never need to leave!

Our room was large, had a big renovated shower, big wooden shutters to eliminate light and noise, a fan to keep us cool and a TV for those all-important novelas!

If you want to cook your own food, there's a rather simple communal kitchen and fridge available. Our bed wasn't the most comfortable, but it was more than fine. It was lovely to be able to spend time on the beach, then stroll back to our room whenever we needed. You won't be disappointed with the location.

Breakfast was nice too - a buffet with good coffee, fruits, pastries and juices. I know many people want to stay in the old town when they visit Paraty, but what they probably don't realise is that the old town gets really quiet and empty at night. I think staying by the beach is a much better choice. Refron du Mar gives you the best of both worlds!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
Reviewed October 5, 2013

A really nice Guesthouse with a perfect location right in front of the beach but still close to the historic city center. The rooms are spacious and clean and the staff is helpful and friendly.The owner speaks perfect English and really knows the area. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Reasonably priced and clean bed and breakfast by beach. Rooms clean and a good size. Victor spoke good English and very helpful on our arrival, helping us to organise schooner trip and accommodation in Tridade (which is a must for at least 2 days). Good layout with rooms around small courtyard. Currently undergoing extension of upper level which is a little noisey during day. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Additional Information about Pousada Refron du Mar

Property: Pousada Refron du Mar
Address: Avenida Orlando Carpinelli no 7 | In front of Pontal Beach, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 298 B&Bs / Inns in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pousada Refron du Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refron du Mar is located on Paraty´s main beach - Praia do Pontal. If you´re looking for a place to relax and enjoy everything that Paraty has to offer then Bed and breakfast Pousada Paraty Refron du Mar is the place to be! ... more   less 
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