Our minibus transfer twisted and turned along narrow lanes and we wondered what sort of hotel we were going to especially when it stopped outside what looked like a garage door!
HOWEVER, once we were inside it was a lovely old building that had been tastefully converted. What we had not appreciated is that the hotel is in the 'Historic Centre' which does not allow any traffic in the cobbled streets. Hence the circuitous route around the Historic Centre to the back entrance of the hotel. During our tour of South America we stayed at some nice hotels (Sheraton, Hilton, etc) but this little 'rustic' hotel beat them all. The breakfast buffet was not huge but it was the best - the homemade yoghurt (with a bit of honey) was superb. Lovely scrambled eggs and crispy bacon as well.
The Historic Centre is lovely to just wander around. A boat trip around the Bay is also very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the middle of cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages you can find the 18th-century colonial house: Pousada do Ouro. Translated as "Guesthouse of Gold," it lies directly at the waterfront at the historical centre of Paraty. There are 27 nicely decorated rooms: All have air conditioning, minibar, telephone, LCD TV, safe and hair dryer. Pousada do Ouro also offers a pool, sauna, spa, bar, pool table, TV and DVD room, assembly room, wi-fi and own parking facility. Break free from your routine and come to see Paraty! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Do Ouro Paraty, Brazil