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Pousada do Sandi
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Paraty
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

If you like damp, musty and moldy hotels, this is the place for you. Had I not been wise enough to come with my anithistimines and inhalers, I would not have survived here. We left this morning after three nights and now are staying in a Rio hotel, where I can breathe again, not look at moldy walls, pictures, upholstery. or struggle with ill fitting windows with no screens, & ill-fitting doors,. The entire building(with the exception of the new adjacent restaurant) is in desperate need of renovation which would include a dehumidification and filtering system, well fitting windows and doors that lock securely, furniture without moldy upholstery, and pillows that do not make one sneeze and wheeze. Pousada do Sandi is a hotel with potential, but until someone renovates it as they have the restaurant , it is only fit as a haven for kids backpacking through Brazil. - if they can afford its outlandish prices..

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

Central, nice reception, clean rooms, beautiful pool. Great city and excellent hotel choice.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 2, 2011

We stayed here for New Year which was a minimum 4 night stay and incredibly expensive BUT all of Brazil seemed to be the same and if you're going to stay in Paraty this is the place to stay. Located right in the centre of the charming cobbled town you couldn't be in a better setting. The overall style of the pousada is shabby colonial chic, and for the price the rooms definitely could do with an update, but its charming. There is a small pool / bar area but no one seemed to be using the pool. 4 days in Paraty was probably 1 too many but a day out on a schooner in the islands and a trip to one of the white sandy beaches around the peninsula (take the local bus) plus a day wondering the endless cobbled streets, browsing the lovely shops and sitting in nice cafes should do you!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

This is a charming hotel in Paraty with nice helpful staff who got up early so we could have a proper breakfast even though we were leaving at the crack of dawn. No flask of coffee for us, they made sure of that. Paraty is a beautiful town with everything from wild life to boats and old cultural buildings. The room in the hotel was rather small but it was clean and comfortable and in any case we didn't spend much time in the room apart from sleeping and the bed was comfortable. Plenty of good restaurants close at hand, some with live music and traditional food

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

Loved the Sandi.
In an ideal position close to everything in the village.
I know it is over the top with nick nacks everywhere and clashing colours but I just loved its quirkiness. It did feel loved, although a little battered round the edges. We had a lovely room, with large comfortable bed and separate sitting area. Breakfast was good and on our last day there there was 'live' classical guitar playing, very soothing.
I must admit to liking small hotels, they have more character than the large chains and Sandi certainly has that.
I would stay again, given the opportunity!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

My wife and I travelled to Paraty recently with our five month old son, my wife’s brother and his wife, who is Brazilian. We chose the Pousado do Sandi based on Trip Advisor reviews and it turned out to be a great choice.

For me, this hotel is on the bubble between three and four stars. I decided on four stars, but visitors should be aware that this hotel features a rustic style, in keeping with the town itself. The room and bathroom were very spacious and clean. The décor had a laid back, tropical feel to it. The hotel had great common areas and the pool was very nice. Breakfast was great.

For Americans, most of the front desk staff spoke English, some better than others. I would definitely recommend staying here if visiting Paraty, it is worth the extra money. Don’t be concerned about my “rustic” comments. The hotel is very charming, but if you are used to sleek, modern, international hotels, just be aware that that’s not what you get here.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 13, 2010

Beautifully decorated, nicely maintained, centrally located and comfortable. Breakfast room bright and cheery, great assortment of melon and fresh fruit, delicious pastry and good coffee. Extremely cordial and helpful front desk, very knowledgeable and accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Largo do Rosario 01, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Paraty
Price Range: $135 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pousada do Sandi 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is impossible to think of the historical center of Paraty without mentioning Pousada do Sandi, or Sandi's Lodge. Located in one of the most important historical building sites in Paraty, Pousada do Sandi is a reference in town. Known worldwide for its rich colonial architecture, Paraty's historical center is remarkable. The building that shelters Pousada do Sandi is a city picture postcard. We offer our guests: Sauna, Captain's bar (Pub), Game room, Cable TV and 300 titles of DVDs, Business center, Breakfast, Room Service, Private Parking, SPA All our rooms have conditioned air, telephone, TV, video, safe, minibar, private bathroom, the double beds are king-size. ... more   less 
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