I booked here with my wife (in our late 20's) based on the reviews on tripadvisor. It turned out to be the worst place we stayed at in Brazil and we really can't understand the good reviews it has received after staying there.
We are not fussy travellers, but the 2 things we expect from all hotels/ b&bs is cleanliness and helpful owners. This place did not have either. The room is very small, the sheets on the bed were almost worn through and smelt like sweat, and the old foam mattress had a huge hole in it which meant that only one of us could sleep each night. The corridor outside the room also smelt very dodgy and the patio area seemed dirty. There is no hot water in the shower, so you can't have a nice shower to make yourself feel cleaner.
On the positive side the location is excellent and you couldn't ask for a better view out of the window. The breakfasts are also decent.
It is nice for people who want to be outside of the main town, but this does also restrict you a lot in how much you can do. For example, there are no boats afer dark and you can't walk anywhere because it is pitch black so you have to eat at the pousada, and food is limited. There are no other friendly pousadas along the beach that you can visit after dark.
We would really recommed booking somewhere else, staying at Tapera das Palmas basically ruined our experience of Ilha Grande. The jungle, beaches and walks around the pousada are great, but every afternoon we dreaded going back to our dirty room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guesthouse Tapera das Palmas is situated on the side of Praia das Palmas beach on the peninsula and offers an astonishing view over the beach and bay as well as total freedom and privacy for our guests. Experience the tranquility and natural beauty of Ilha Grande and the flora and fauna of the Atlantic rainforest at your doorstep. Your hosts, Andrea and Jean-Louis Bondoux , take care of all guests with a personal touch and guarantee unforgettable holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Tapera Das Palmas Ilha Grande/Vila Do Abraao, Brazil