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Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

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The only hotel in Brazil's Foz do Iguaçu National Park, directly in front of a spectacular waterfall panorama and with private access to the park outside opening hours.

The Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas  is the only accommodation inside Brazil's Foz do Iguaçu National Park and has one of the most spectacular settings anywhere in South America, directly in front of the Iguazú Falls. Uniquely, it offers the opportunity to explore the Brazilian park when it is closed to the public, giving practically private access to this monumental natural wonder throughout the evening, night and early morning.

There is a panoramic view of the falls – which comprises of 275 separate cataracts plunging over a 3km granite precipice – a few steps from the front door of the hotel. Some of the guestrooms (bright, with a stylish mix of tropical and Portuguese influences) also have partial waterfall views. 

The hotel was built 50 years ago, but with its baby-pink exterior and mock-colonial design it has the elegance of a refined bygone era. Today it is owned and operated by the illustrious Belmond group (formerly) Orient Express) and has been extensively renovated to the highest standards. 

The garden is dotted with palms and is a supremely relaxing place to unwind after a day exploring the walkways around the falls. There are two restaurants: one a casual buffet-style affair beside the sunny outdoor pool and the other offering à la carte dining in front of the falls.

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What our clients say

  • Best hotel of holiday.

    HL, Crowborough
  • As a first class hotel it did not disappoint. The drying service came in very handy!

    MS, London
  • This was a brilliant hotel and a perfect location. 

    MC, London
  • "An excellent blend of formality, efficiency, helpfulness and friendliness."

    ER, Woking
  • An excellent hotel, in the National Park.  Good restaurant and bar. Amazing fruit at breakfast. The only place to stay to view the falls.

    JDL, Neots
  • The best hotel we used, extremely comfortable, excellent a la carte restaurant and extensive breakfast buffet. What a superb location!

    MR, St Albans
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Our Expert's Opinion

While the main draw of this hotel is its exclusive access to the falls (and rightly so – I was awestruck seeing the cascades for the first time, outside park hours and with barely another person around), its offering goes far beyond that; sumptuous rooms, top notch service and an exquisite restaurant all make the experience one of a kind. Make sure you leave enough time to go back for seconds at breakfast too!

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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