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Pousada do Principe

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Friendly and well-located hotel occupying a graceful colonial building, with tastefully decorated rooms and a large pool fringed by tropical greenery.

The friendly and well-located Pousada do Principe occupies a graceful colonial building close to the picturesque old town. The large pool in the central courtyard, fringed by lovely, lush tropical greenery, is a particular selling point.

Guestrooms overlook the pool or gardens and are spacious and tastefully decorated with bright accents and large, comfortable beds draped with cheerful textiles. Staff are helpful and eager to please, and can book a range of excursions for you at reception.

There is a restaurant, bar and sitting room, all with exposed stone columns and carefully chosen reminders of the hotel's historic pedigree.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Wow, so many it's hard to choose the most memorable aspect. Sunrise on the lake in the Pantanal was just wonderful. The exhilaration of standing at the devil's throat on the Argentinian side of Iguacu falls. Having the Brazilian Iguacu trail all to ourselves at sunset, when the park was closed but we could still stroll out of our hotel and soak up the view. Seeing wild toucans at Iguacu. Having a family of capybaras living outside our hut in the Pantanal and seeing wild macaws and howler monkeys. We had a great time on the plane from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo - tiny but brilliant views and very exciting. We also loved our boat trip around the islands and beaches near Paraty. We took a small sailing boat which made it extremely peaceful. The boat trip at Iguacu was also fantastic but be warned you do get completely soaked. Having a hot tub in our living room at Vila dos Orixas!

    TH, Arsenal
  • The Iguazu falls were amazing.  Brazilia was also a real experience and is undersold - it is a really singular place to visit - the parliament and other buildings are free to visit if you time it right.  Rio was Rio and not to be missed all the highlights are highlights and will never forget visiting Christ the Redemptor on a steaming hot day.  Christmas on Copacabana should be experienced by everyone - forget the turkey in the cold- this is how to live!

    AB, Reading
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Probably seeing river otters at Pousada do Rio Mutum but we really liked the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls too. 

    SS, Teddington
  • This trip was memorable from start to finish. We will definitely be visiting Brazil again.

    JH, Dorking
  • Highlight: Visiting Iguazu Falls.

    TF, Wakefield
  • Highlight: Pousada Rio Mutum, the sun rise trip and evening sunsets. 

    IS, Crowthorne
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