We do not often post on Tripadvisor unless a a place warrants an exceptional rating, but Botanique was the most exceptional place that we have ever stayed in terms of quality of service.
Felix was our personal point person for our stay, looking after every need instantly, with a smile on his face and treating us like a guest in his own house. We met the owner, a charming mother of five children who has built the place from scratch, planting about 20,000 trees, working with top designers, while training and employing locals, as well as trying to grow as much local produce to support the community. I believe total employees is 50!
We went horse riding in the hills and although the horses were a little fresh for my rather nervous wife with little experience, the guide lead her horse making her feel at ease - I then later went for a gallop!
We had the had private tennis coaching another charming and relaxed employee, Eugenie. I have competed internationally in sport and most of my coaches have been very average compared to his positive and energetic style on the Rolland Garros style grit court that he personally rakes before hand.
The headline price may seem expensive, even by Brazilian standards but virtually everything is included - all meals, any complimentary drinks, tennis, horses, mountain bikes, use of the spa and mini bar. To add to this Felix gave my wife a bunch of red roses and some coffee to take home for her father.
I could go on, but don't want to spoil any surprises for you and worth the trip if only for 2 nights and 3 days.
The best place we stayed on our honeymoon and would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Mantiqueira Mountains, a short drive from Campos do Jordão in southeastern Brazil, Botanique Hotel & Spa is a luxurious countryside retreat where striking contemporary architecture blends seamlessly with the lush natural landscape. Built from indigenous materials such as jacaranda, natural stone, and chocolate slate, the property consists of 17 rooms. 6 Suites in the main building and 11 private villas sprinkled around the hills. A mix of glass walls, exposed steel, and reclaimed wooden beams, its rustic chic interiors are brimming with unique art and designer pieces. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the exquisite restaurant serves modern Brazilian cuisine and artisanal wines around a suspended fireplace, while the spa, complete with an indoor isotonic pool and a state-of-the-art floating chamber, offers exceptional Brazilian treatments and therapies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Botanique Hotel & Spa Campos Do Jordao, Brazil