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“Perfect XVIII to XXIst century experience”
Review of Pousada do Ouro

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Pousada do Ouro
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence
France
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83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Perfect XVIII to XXIst century experience”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Why did we only book a two night stay? A big mistake. We should have stayed twice as long. Not only is the little XVIIIth century town of Paraty worth in depth exploration, it is a photographers, a shoppers and a gourmet paradise, but the entire bay area, the ocean, the little islands are a dream. We hired a little boat, not expensive, and spent the afternoon exploring small creeks, swimming near iguanas and monkeys, discovering secluded beaches and sipping caipirinhas on board, and wished we could have started all over the following day. And at the same time, regretted not being able to spend the same amount of time just enjoying the lovely hotel pool, the relaxed bar atmosphere, the cosy living room of the pousada do Ouro, not to mention our room. Here, elegance of the XVIIIth century colonial Brazil meets the comforts of the XXIst century, charm meets history, heritage meets elegance

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed at the Pousada do Ouro for a couple of days before Christmas 2013. After what felt like a long drive to arrive in Paraty, we were welcomed by staff that spoke very good english (a refreshing experience after 3 weeks of being in Brazil and encountering little english). Our room across the street from the main building was lovely, clean and charming. The aircon unit was modern and quiet and we even had mosquito plugs left in the room for our use and comfort.
The hotel is situated away from the noise of the town so we slept very well. The breakfast in the morning was also very good. The staff helped us organise a boat tour that we really enjoyed, and was very accommodating in lending us pool towels to take on our trip.
We felt the staff did everything they could to make our stay a wonderful one.
The hotel is situated in the historical centre and we felt it really allowed us to make the most of our trip to Paraty. Although it is quite a pricy hotel we felt it was worth it and would stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Romos were immaculate with básics. Staff was outstandingly breakfast was very good in a very charming Dining room. NO resevátions about Recommending this hotel. Pool is lovely with very Nice bár. Wi fi available and Free.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Pousada do Ouro was such a treat. Gorgeous architecture, lovely old colonial feel, spacious both in the living areas and the bedrooms. Welcoming staff who spoke English - a rarity in Brazil! Lovely pool and great caipirinhas! Perfect location between the beach and the historic centre.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

A gem of a hotel in this delightful town.
The hotel is beautiful, with lovely areas to relax in.
Our rooms were large and comfortable with all conveniences.
Breakfast was excellent and meals could be brought in from
neighbouring restaurants.
The staff were extremely welcoming and made every effort to
help us with excusions.
One of the nicest hotels Ive ever stayed in. Highly recommende.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Pousada do ouro was great. We recently stayed there for 3 nights while touring Paraty. The staff was the main highlight. They not only spoke English, which is relatively rare in Brazil, but were also friendly, accommodating and helpful. The hotel was clean, quiet, safe and well located for exploring Paraty.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Pousada do Ouro during a short visit to Paraty as part of a 2.5 week trip to Brazil. I would definitely say that it was the best place we stayed at in brazil and maybe in general over the last few trips.
The hotel itself is beautiful, both the common areas as well as the rooms. We stayed in the standard room so can only imagine the more expensive rooms were even more beautiful! The room was big and very nicely decorated and with all amenities you would expect from a 5 star hotel.
The staff was extremely helpful, professional and friendly. They helped us to find transportation last minute and were patient although it took quite some time.
The breakfast was rich in choice and very tasty.
All in all, an amazing place to experience the lovely town of Paraty from.
obrigado!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pousada do Ouro

Property: Pousada do Ouro
Address: Rua Moreira 145 | Historical Centre, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Paraty
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pousada do Ouro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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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