After arriving on the busstation from Ilha Grande (see previous review), we took a taxi to Vivenda. They only do fixed rates and at BRL 20 that is a little steep for the distance. However, because of the cobblestones in the center of Paraty this is definitely worth it if you have suitcases.
John gave us a very warm welcome at Vivenda. Our room was large and decorated in a very stylish manner. It was clean and well maintained.
Breakfast was served on the terrace of the room: a big tray with all kinds of excellent breads, fruits, ham, cheese and jams and was of a very high quality. We could even order our own choice of eggs.
The garden is done wonderfully with beautiful tropical plants. The swimming pool looked very inviting but because it was winter in Brazil its temperature was a little too cold for us to swim in .
John is a very nice host and excellent in advising about what trips to take. He booked us a terrific schooner tour for BRL 30 per person which is a great deal for almost an entire day on the water making 4 stops in the bay. John also gave us great tips about restaurants.
We liked Paraty a lot: the coast by schooner or hiking by day and its lively beautiful colonial center by night. Vivenda is about a 10 - 15 minute easy walk to the center. We usually like to stay in the center but in this case we didn't mind at all because the walk was relaxing and Vivenda is a little oasis of rest.
John created his own piece of heaven with Vivenda. His personal touch really makes this an exceptional place and therefor Vivenda is highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE GUEST HOUSE Vivenda is situated in a quiet redidential neighbourhood and only a 10-15 munute walk along the riverside to the old town, or 5 minutes by car. Although not in the historical centre of Paraty, this has its advantages if you're looking for somewhere peaceful to relax. Our guest house is small and exclusive with only 2 double bungalows and a double suite, each facing the swimmimng pool and surrounded by a lush tropical garden,allowing the maximum in comfort and privacy. As a result we do not accept children as we feel they need more space to run around and enjoy themselves. Each room is light,comfortable and decorated with examples of local Brazilian crafts and folk art. the result is a rustic-chic style with exuberant tropical touches. To help you feel even more at home we have provided you with a collection of over 350 DVD'S to choose from as well as paperbacks, art books on Paraty and magazines to read while lounging on your veranda or by the pool. there is also free WiFi access. Our bungalows for a maximum of 2 guests, are spacious and very comfortable. Each covers an area of 42 sq meters including the veranda, facing the swimming pool and surrounded by the garden. They are equipped with a spring box King size bed or two singles if necessary, AC, ceiling fan, TV LCD, DVD player, hairdryer, Eco amenities by Natura, bath robes, a small living room area with armchairs and table. There is also a small kitchen area fully equipped with cutlery,crockery, a coffee maker, toaster and fridge for preparing snacks and salads that don't require cooking facilities. Breakfast is served on your own veranada every morning where you'll also find a hammock and wicker armachairs for relaxing. The suite also facing the pool, is attached to the main house with its own private entrance,full use of the veranda with hammock, wicker armchairs and where your breakfast is served every morning. Equipped with a spring box Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom, AC, ceiling fan,TV LCD, DVD player, hairdryer, Eco amenities by Natura and bath robes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vivenda Paraty Hotel Paraty
- Vivenda Paraty Brazil