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“Peaceful, beautiful pousada with many personal touches”

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Hotel Pousada Guarana
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 20, 2014

As many before us have noted, this pousada is a truly special place. David and Jimena go out of their way to make your stay personal, comfortable, and special. We arrived in the rain during a world cup match, so stayed at the Pousada and watched the rest of the match with them! They supplied us with maps and personalized recommendations on things to do in town. The wifi worked very well. Unfortunately, it rained most of our stay, but we didn't have to buy umbrellas because they were happy to supply theirs! It was very helpful to use their bikes, since the Pousada is a 20-30 min walk from the historical center. Jimena baked us a cake for the last day of our stay since it was our honeymoon then David drove us to the bus station with our bags! We hope to visit this place again sometime.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is overdue (from Sept 2012).

While staying at this lovely location, we suffered a severe complication--our car wouldn't start the morning our flight was to return to the US (from Rio!) One of the owners of P.G. spent over an hour helping us troubleshoot and eventually jump the battery.

We would have given them 5 stars WITHOUT this, but I would definitely give them 6 or 7 stars considering how hard they worked to help us out.

Plus, fantastic location, beautiful decor, fun pool, cute cats, great breakfasts, wonderful hammock.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

I definitely understand why this pousada is #1 on TripAdvisor. It was very clean and beautiful, and the owners, David and Jimena, were fantastic! I think this was the best service I've ever had at any hotel or pousada in the US or in Brazil. And they speak English, so that made things a lot easier. My husband and I visited Paraty for our anniversary, and he had a couple surprises planned for the occasion. David and Jimena worked with him ahead of time to get us a guitar and a bouquet of flowers waiting in our room when we arrived. It was perfect! Jimena even left us a card wishing us a happy anniversary.

They cooked us a delicious hot breakfast every morning and helped us decide where to go. The gave us suggestions of different things to do and helped us make reservations. They even drove us to the bus station when we left! They lent us their bikes to ride into town and gave us their cell number so that we could text them in case we needed anything.They gave us their movie collection one night so that we could pick out a movie. They offered us towels and things for our trips to the beach. One day it was rainy and they offered us umbrellas. Jimena literally offered me her own rain jacket.

We have stayed in different hotels and pousadas in different countries, so we were surprised to see that on the first day when we came back to our room, they had cleaned everything and given us fresh towels. Plus they left us a note on the door saying that they were out for a bit but we could text them if we needed anything!

We had a great time in Paraty. The pousada was beautiful and relaxing. The only danger in staying at this pousada is that I felt so comfortable I was just as happy staying IN the pousada than going out and exploring!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

After a trip to the Amazon rain forest and to Rio for the carnival it was great to wind down in such beautiful surroundings. The old colonial buildings took you to another era but everything was very modern and supplied what was needed. The pool area was relaxing watching the humming birds and the sauna really spoiled you. We stayed across the road from the main building which had such restful lounges. The position could not have been more central and I could not recommend both Paraty and this pousada more. Breadfast was varied and the yogurt very welcome.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great place to stay which is short walk from the main town in Paraty.
The thing that makes this place though is David and Jimena who were brilliant. They even got us a cake and sang Happy Birthday over breakfast on my wife's birthday!
Rooms are simple but more than what you need and there is a pool but why you want to go in there with the ocean a bike ride away i would not know!
Hope to be back one day!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great stay, extremely helpful staff who made good recommendations for local activities and helped to arrange transportation. It is secluded a bit away from the old town centre, which is easily accessible, particularly by bicycle which is a great way to get around the town and is provided by the posada.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The pousada was a wonderful little slice of home away from home. We stayed in low season, so there were few people around but the fantastic owners David and Jimena couldnt have been more wonderful. There was nothing that was too much trouble, from recommendations to driving us to the bus stop upon our departure and providing beautiful breakfasts even when we were the only guests, along with great chats and nuggets of local knowledge. The rooms were clean and comfortable and, if you played your cards right, you got a free pet for your stay as one of the 10 cats and 6 dogs (all very spoiled reclaimed strays that are available to be re-homed) would appoint itself your companion. Reading a book on the day bed by the pool with a glass of wine in hand and a contended kitten in your lap was blissful.

Points to note:
- magnificent hosts
- pousada a little outside of 'town'
- pets! Particularly the lovely 'Bunny'
- free bikes
- clean rooms
- great breakfast (no meat!)
- very placid surrounds and pool.

Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Amy3103
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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Paraty
#1 Best Value Hotel in Paraty
#5 Family Hotel in Paraty
#5 Spa Hotel in Paraty
Price Range: $64 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Pousada Guarana Paraty
Pousada Guarana Hotel Paraty
Hotel Pousada Guarana Paraty, Brazil

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