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Pousada Penareia
Ranked #36 of 97 Hotels in Florianopolis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed here for a week in mid December 2013. First the resort, like other reviewers we found it very picturesque and relaxing. The long sweeping Armacao beach was gorgeous for relaxing and walking. We had our dinner out there one night with big waves crashing in and a full moon rising about 10pm over the horizon - amazing. A good buffet food bar to eat at very reasonable prices - pay by weight. If you care to walk another kilometre to Matadeiro beach, this is an incredibly beautiful setting served by three beach bars. The only negative point about the whole beach resort is the number of unattended dogs wandering around.
The Pousada itself is clean, tidy and comfortable. it could be improved a little bit if the room floors were swept better, sand gets everywhere! Yes there are mosquitos but this depends on which way the wind blows and is part of life in this type of climate. The Pousada backs onto some very lush green vegetation at the foot of the hills. If the wind comes down from the hills and you have your rear windows open, you will get mozzies coming in. If it comes off the sea, you won't. Make sure you use your repellant regularly and you will not get bitten. Keep your windows closed if you have your lights on.
The breakfast is gorgeous, home made cakes, fresh fruits aplenty, yoghurts, cream cheeses, cereals, variety of teas and coffee. Homemade Pao do Queijo and Waffles also arrive at your table, delivered by a lovely Waitress called Fran. The Pousada Proprieter is a decent chap called Klaus, a part-German, part-American and fluent speaker of at least 3 languages including English. We also enjoyed a fresh fish platter one evening prepared by a chef - absolutely gorgeous. Enough food for about 6 people. Stay here and relax like never before - very good experience.

Room Tip: No problem ground floor, large fans work ok. Room 5 had a few minor technical issues, e.g Tv recepti...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I spent with 2 friends of mine some days here in January 2012. Sorry for delay but I really want tripadvisor readers to know about this amazing pousada.
Clean, good breakfast, 2 steps from the Armacao Beach (very calm, if you want movida go to Lagoa or Ingleses for example). We paid for a three bed just in front to the beach and we had a little garden with a table and chair and hammock to chill outside. Also a barbecue was provided.
The owner, Klaus, is extremely kind and full of good advices for every kind of needs.
Pls remind that you are in the "not so funny area" so if you want something more exciting in terms of pubs, discos, bars and so on this is not your place!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a quiet spot for the weekend and this place was perfect. The owner, Klaus, speaks English which was very helpful and can be hard to come by in Florianopolis. Klaus and his workers were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The rooms are decent sized with a fridge, safe, good shower pressure, etc. The location is right on the beach, and one of the more beautiful, quiet beaches at that. You are also close to Lagoinha de Leste and Campeche Island, 2 of the most beautiful spots in Florianopolis. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back sometime soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Backing right onto Armacao Beach, this pousada was a pleasant surprise. The owner Klaus makes you feel welcome like you're staying in his house (which I guess you are ;-). The rooms are clean and functional, definitely worth paying the extra 20 realos for an upstairs room with aircon. There was a great lounge area too, our only gripe was being pestered by mosquitos. Good complimentary breakfast, bikes and surfboards free to rent. Don't miss going to Nutri Lanches a couple of hundred meters North on the main road for their great value, healthy lunch buffet (12-3pm).

Room Tip: Go for an aircon room upstairs
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

The pousada was really perfect. Quiet, clean, friendly staff, great location. There is a hammock on the balcony/patio in each room, great complimentary breakfast with fresh fruits and homemade breads/cakes. The beach is right out of the back gate - really gorgeous, natural beach!

Really, my only complaint was the lack of air conditioning, which of course I expected. It was just so humid, which kept my wet clothes from drying, even with the ceiling fan on.

Anyway, highly recommended!! I would certainly return!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great location, a simple and peaceful place were all we wanted come thru...
The beach is great and relax oposite from the confusion on the north and you can get some good surfing.....
Do not miss Matadeiro beach next door and the wonderfull walking around the mountains with the green and the blue sea side by side.
The owner Klaus makes the diference with his local tips. Dont be afraid to ask he awalys manage to went beyond our expectations.
The last but the best the morning breakfast with fantastic bread, fresh fruits and home made cake and juice, etc...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great location on a quite undeveloped beach with nearby fishing village. Rooms clean and basic (we stayed in the basic one). I liked the finishing touches - a sun umbrella, folding chairs, and a paddle ball set - perfect for the beach. Owner was great. Stay here.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pousada Penareia

Address: Rua Hermes Guedes da Fonseca 207 | Praia da Armação, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88066-300, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Santa Catarina > Florianopolis
Amenities:
Beach Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Florianopolis
#9 Best Value Hotel in Florianopolis
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Florianopolis
Price Range: $69 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A dream turn into reality, the Pénareia Lodge represents the passion of a surfer and architect, for the natural beauties found on the south side of Florianópolis Island. Built in a quiet, secluded oceanfront stretch of Armação Beach (Praia da Armação), our Lodge is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy the peaceful, tranquil, nearly untouched surrounding nature, or for anyone who wishes to experience adventure sports in one of the most idyllic places of Florianópolis. ... more   less 
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