Pousada do Convento in the institution of Cachoeira. It is the oldest and the most important hotel in town. It is located in a real ex-convent building dating from real colonial times, with spacious rooms, wide corridors, great patio etc., which allows you an experience that cannot be enjoyed in other types of lodging. All of that said, I cannot help but saying the place can be much better with a bit more investment. Waterworks are getting rather old, antenna lines for television with problems, wi-fi not reaching the rooms (although understandable because of thick stone walls). Some rooms on the ground floor are small and quite dreary with only a view to the backyard wall. The rooms on the upper floor are completely different with more space and interesting views of the town, making it very pleasant. So you must insist and choose a good room, which I couldn't because I visited during the Boa Morte festival in august when all Cachoeira hotels become fully occupied.
I am forced to write this ambiguous review, of mixed feelings, because I paid more than double the usual rate for the stay since they charge a special "pacote(packet)" rate during this festival week (all hotels in Cachoeira do), and Pousada do Convento is an expensive hotel for Cachoeira to begin with.
So, all in all, if in usual times, it's an interesting hotel, with good reliable staff. Just be choosy of your room.
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