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Hotel Pousada Guarana
Ranked #8 of 28 Hotels in Paraty
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Bozeman, Montana
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
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“Perfect base in Paraty”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

My wife and I with 2 friends stayed at Pousada Guarana for 5 nights in February and found it very relaxing with David, the owner going out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us. The rooms were clean and very well kept, the breakfasts were the best, with various fresh fruit, cereals, egg, fresh bread and cake with juices and coffee. They rescue local dogs and cats so they are wandering about the Pousada but are very well taken care of and are no nuisance at all. They also have an on-site massage therapist who is probably the best in Brazil, and very reasonably priced. Great experience and wouldn't hesitate to go back if we're in the area again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was recommend this pousada by some friends and am so happy as it was just perfect.
David and his wife are the best hosts ever and spent a lot of time making sure our stay was perfect and helping me book the next legs of my trip.
The rooms are lovely and the pool area is so relaxing. Breakfast was amazing and there was also cake and coffee available all day. There were bikes to ride along the river into town and the restaurant recommendations were excellent
I can't recommend this place more.....please go!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

From its thoughtfully designed interior to the quiet setting, Pousada Guarana is a hidden oasis even in beautiful Paraty. Despite its distance from Old Town (15-20 minute walk), it never really felt far away from the action (esp. with the bikes David kindly lent us!) and provided a relaxing atmosphere, making it feel more like a home away from home than a hotel.

But what makes this place really five stars are the hosts -- whose warmth and recommendations make you feel instantly at home. David will gladly draw up maps of nearby restaurants and is always ready with suggestions of what to do given the amount of time you have. When we were in a jiffy after realizing ATMs closed after 10 p.m., he was even kind enough to lend us 10 Reals to make sure we were able to catch our bus back to Sao Paulo in time.

Delicious (and locally-sourced organic!) breakfast, comfortable rooms, tastefully decorated property, and wonderful hosts in a beautiful sea-side town makes Pousada Guarana a five star stay and one we look forward to returning again to soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hitchin
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

A beautiful and stylish pousada. Breakfasts are excellent and the owners go out of their way to ensure a great stay. Hint: ask David for restaurant recommendations, every place we visited was superb.

It's a little out of town, but not too far (probably a 10-15 min safe walk down a well lit path next to the river) and and there are some bikes available to borrow for the day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Guarana Pousada is more like a small boutique hotel with 10 lovely rooms. We stayed in one with air condition which in the nice heat of Paraty was nice but the rooms are lovely and big with high ceilings and fans which do not really require air con! The rooms were spotless and even had a mini safe inside.

The Pousada does not look much from the outside but once inside it is like walking in a hidden garden with mature trees and plants. The swimming pool is perfect and refreshing after a day of exploring and the breakfast/lounge area around the pool is very nice. Breakfast is served around the pool and it has nice scrambled eggs and croisants etc and lovely juices and very tasty coffee.

The is in a very quite street about 10 minutes walk to the old town, or can use the free bikes on offer, everybody seems to cycle in Paraty!
The hosts David and his wife were great and very helpful in anything you need. Highly recommend this place for Paraty.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Pousada Guarana for four nights in Jan 2013 and really enjoyed our stay. We have been travelling through South America for over five months and would count this pousada as one of our best stays. The service was excellent. David and his staff were always ready and happy to help us with whatever we needed. The breakfast was ample and delicious, and the rooms and pool area were a great place to relax. All in all, the pousada exuded a lovely ambiance. We especially loved all the animals (especially fi fi the cat!). The pousada is located in a leafy and quiet location, a short 15 minute walk along the river to the historic centre. We would be happy to recommend this pousada to anyone wanting somewhere relaxed and peaceful to stay in Paraty. Thanks to David and his team for such a lovely stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in this place for one week and we absolutely LOVED it! The owners are really friendly and always helpful. The place itself is fantastic! It's really quiet, the decoration is perfect, the breakfast is really good, anyway... we had a great time there. We also loved the pets they keep at the "pousada" - (all rescued animals). We highly recommend this place and next time we go to Paraty we'll stay there again for sure!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Pousada Guarana

Property: Hotel Pousada Guarana
Address: Rua 5 13 | Portal de Paraty, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Paraty
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paraty
#4 Spa Hotel in Paraty
#5 Family Hotel in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Pousada Guarana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pousada Guarana a place of quiet and beauty For the past ten years we have tried to create a place for traveler's to get away from the hustle of daily life, or a place to relax and recharge after traveling through the big cities of Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Our hotel caters perfectly for small groups of friends, honeymooners, or couple's getaway. Here you will find quiet corners to chat or relax surrounded by lush gardens and hummingbirds sipping flower to flower. There will likely be a furry friend to keep you company as well should you desire. We want our guests to have the best experience possible. From beaches to waterfalls, fine dining to outdoor adventure, we can help you to the best our lovely town has to offer. Your hosts, David & Jimena ... more   less 
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