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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Ranked #1 of 79 Hotels in Foz do Iguacu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 December 2009

This hotel really exceeded our expectations. From our research we were expecting something run down and middle of the row. That or a building site, as we knew the hotel was being renovated. Admitedly one wing was still closed and there was a little bit of banging during the day, but everything else was a very plesant surprise...

We had a beautiful room with a view of the falls, which was so clean and brand new we could have well been the first people to have stayed in it. There is also a huge and deep stunning pool, in beautiful surroundings with exceptional pool side service and attention to detail; fresh towls, refreshing face towls and delicious fruit were on plentiful supply.

Our only complaint was the price of the buffet meal, which is expensive as they know they've got you in the middel of the national park with no other options for evening dining. We found the ala carte menu better, and the pool side/bar snacks were much more reasonable. All in all, the renovations have really paid off!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2009

It seems their main purpose is to sell you the various park activities. There is nothing else around so you're forced to eat in their dining room which is VERY pricy. They even charged for the bread basket and water at the table. At these prices for rooms and dinner, it was an overkill. The room was clean, the gounds were pretty but the park experience itself was disappointing. The falls, however, are magnificent- a sight not to be missed. In the park restaurants and bird park they took only cash-no Visa or Master card. That was a surprise too. If I had it to do over, I'd stay outside the park and go in on a day trip. The park buses are free and go very frequently. The business center was a laptop in the lobby not hooked to a printer. They are working on reopening the new one.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2009

It's really the best place to stay in Foz do Iguacu.

Location: inside the brazilian side of the Iguacu waterfalls. Perfect. Outside the park opening hours, you can have the waterfalls only for yourself, without the crowds... As we went running in the morning, you see all animals, monkeys in the trees - just amazing nature. And the sunset at the hotel is just beautiful
Rooms: very chic colonial style, spacious, great bed, good shower. Although the hotel does not "sell" their rooms because of the view, you can request it during your booking. Beautiful!!
Service: fantastic. Everyone is really helpful, very friendly, and they really do their upmost for you. And they all speak english! :-)
Hotel facilities: the swimming pool is great, and the breakfast is delicious! For dinner, the restaurant is ok - the service is great but the food is nice, but not fantastic and rather expensive (about 3x as expensive as a good restaurant in the city) - but it's not worth to leave the hotel for it.

What i didn't like: the airport is less than 15 min away from the airport in a straight line. however, the hotel charges 90BRL p.p, which is outrageous. Just take a taxi - will cost you about 30BRL. If you are with two persons, you will save 150BRL (about 60EUR). The same applies for the packages they offer leaving directly from the hotel, everything is super over charged - and although i don't mind paying a premium for the service, it was just too much.


A few tips:
- do the extra effort to wake up early and enjoy the park before all the tourist crowds.
- there is no need to rent a car, just take taxis. It's still cheaper and you don't have to worry about maps and all.
- MUST do's: Brazilian side, argentinian side, macuco safari and the helicopter tour. the bird park is also nice. two to three days are enough to see it all.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2009

Not much to add about location. I mean, wow.

Standing on the viewing platform on your own at 730 am as the sun crests the lip of the falls,on your own, before the hordes arrive, is worth the room rate several times over.

As others have noted, it's a work in progress. Once the refurb is done it will be beautiful. And have full facilities.

The restaurant is currently in effectively a large conservatory. The "bar" is a temporary small hut next to the pool. Outside bar + dusk = bug central.

Meals are very very good indeed, but the restaurant staff are not well organised. Both mornings at breakfast we were asked multiple times for our room id, and having to ask multiple times for coffee is annoying. The staff mean well, and smile a lot. But they are not well organised and I suspect need more training.

Dinner is much better. The buffet's good -(you get the impression they'd prefer everyone to have the buffet perhap because of capacity issues with the current state of the hotel) but the a la carte is actually excellent once you've asked for it. Really excellent actually.

(And a tip: Brazilian wine is hardly world famous, but the bottle of rose we had was as good as a good cotes de provence rose.)

Rooms: OK. But the building constrains things. Bathrooms are small. Ironically within spitting distance of a massive flow of water, you only get a bath if you've forked out the wedge for a suite.

Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely building in a quite mindblowing location. But it's not done yet. It has the potential to be magnificent. I'll be watching the reviews next year to see if it can fulfil that.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2009

The hotel has recently been bought by the Orient Express Group and is coming to the end of a major renovation programme.

We stayed in one of the renovated rooms and it was beautiful. The location is amazing - opposite the falls and this is the only hotel in the park on the Brazilian side which means that you get the park to yourselves before the tour buses arrive in the morning and when they've left in the evening.

The renovations are evident within the hotel but we were told that they are likely to be completed by the beginnning of Jan (2010) so some of the facilities (spa, business centre and conference rooms) were not in operation and there's only one restaurant which served an expensive (for Brazil) buffet- type dinner. However the service was friendly and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

One of the highlights of our stay was the morning walk in the forest with the hotel biologist - Wilson who was extremely interesting and passionate about the flaura & fauna within the park and the falls area.

We had to fly from Buenos Aires so crossed the border by taxi - which is a pretty long drive and there doesn't appear to be alternative transport.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2009

This hotel was one of the nicer ones for over a hundred dollars a night. The pool was lovely, the service was always prompt, and they had a spa (yes, you had to pay for it) within the hotel. The gym was really not a gym so don't expect to work out. They had a restaurant, a bar, and high-speed internet (shared with all guests). The only bad thing was that it was in the middle of no-where, but a cab ride was only 10-15 pesos or less. The staff was fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. They were very helpful in showing us all the things we could do and see while in Iguazu. Also, from cheaper places, I talked to a lot of people that were really unhappy....

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

This hotel stands out with a fantastic location great service and high standard. We stayed in Falls View Rooms with a fantastic view over the Iguazu Falls. The hotel has nice relax areas huge swimming pool and very cozy and romantic.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Address: Rodovia Br 469 Km 32 | Iguacu National Park, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85855-750, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Parana > Foz do Iguacu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Spa Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#1 Family Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
#5 Business Hotel in Foz do Iguacu
Price Range: £270 - £464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Hotel das Cataratas 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the spectacular Iguacu Falls in Iguacu National Park, the 5-star Belmond Hotel das Cataratas provides free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool or play a game of tennis on the provided court. The falls can be experienced by speed boat, rafting or by a helicopter flyover. For excitement and adventure, guests can enjoy abseiling, rock climbing and canopy walks. Walking tours allow for the surrounding lush rain forest to be explored. Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers traditional Portuguese styled rooms with a flat screen TV, dark wood furniture and warm natural tones. Some rooms provide a balcony and seating area. The two restaurants on-site provide views of the falls and of the hotel's pool. They serve a selection of international and local Brazilian cuisine. In the evening live music can be enjoyed in the downstairs bar. The Iguacu Falls lie between the Brazilian state of Parana and Argentina. The Brazilian side offers postcard panoramic views, while the Argentinian side provides varied, up-close views. The hotel is located in a privileged position, alongside the Iguassu Falls. It is in fact the only hotel situated in the Iguassu National Park. Because of its prime location, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas offers its guests a unique experience - taking walks along the trails by the falls which may be done at any time during the day, with the added advantage that from 7 a.M to 9 a.M, the trails are for guests of the hotel exclusively. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Das Cataratas Hotel
Tropical Das Cataratas
Hotel Das Cataratas
Hotel Tropical Das Cataratas
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