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“Fabulous stay in a true refuge!”
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Pousada El Refugio
Ranked #10 of 89 Foz do Iguacu B&B and Inns
California
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous stay in a true refuge!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The pousada is absolutely beautiful and what makes this pousada so special is the owners! They are delightful people: friendly, out-going, and who provide a graceful hospitality truly unsurpassed. We stayed only three nights and would have loved to stay longer. The room is immaculate and comfortable, with snacks, a stocked refrigerator (minor charges for replacement), and wine available. The great room, known as the guest living and dining areas, is full of art and artifacts from the owners world travels and residences, lovingly placed. The back yard is a lovely oasis with a pool and outdoor kitchen. We would absolutely return to El Refugio and highly recommend it to friends and family.

Room Tip: Any space at El Refugio is a good one! This is a very small pousada....
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

What an exceptional place! The owners are delightful and super attentive to our needs. The back garden is so gorgeous. I adored spending time there and talking about gardening, travel and life. The guest room is immaculate, as is the entire property. Breakfast was delicious. (Oh that special local cheese pastry was divine!) Enjoying fresh fruit, delicious Brazilian coffee and more in a sheltered area of the garden was simply dreamy.
Out only complaint is that we didn't have more vacation days to stay there!
The hosts speak many languages. They know the area well. They helped us make restaurant and your reservations that perfectly suited our needs.
The area is very safe.
If you're a birder, watch for the hummingbirds in the back yard.
We are so very much looking forward to returning!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

The owners were very friendly and consistently went out of their way to help us find vegetarian restaurants. The room was very clean and well styled. After the crazy cab and bus rides in Rio and the rest of Brazil, it was a pleasure to use the nice, professional, tri-lingual driver associated with the pousada (Roberto). We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We stayed two nights at Posada El Refugio during our 5 weeks long trip around South America, and it was definitely the best place, we stayed during our trip. The family who owns the place are really friendly, helpful and hospitable and are very aware of their guests wellbeing. Beside the fact that the family speaks five languages (spanish, portuguese, english, swedish and danish), they also know all about the local region and how to get around, and are ready to help you arrange your visits. The calm and peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, makes you feel like home. The posada is perfectly placed in the center of the city in a safe and quiet neighborhood. We will definitely stay there again at our next trip to Foz do Iguazu.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

This pousada exceeded all our expectations.The rooms were well decorated,spacious and very comfortable.The breakfast was always delicious with fresh fruit,meat,cheese and fresh cake daily. The breakfast table was outside in a lovely garden with a full size pool.The owners went well beyond the usual and in fact were willing to transport us to the falls and Iatapu power plant tour. Our stay was exceptional and we enjoyed learning all about Brazil.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

It was really great, we felt like at home!!!! It is a small place, the owners (a very nice couple) live in the same building and rent out two rooms on the first floor of the building. The house is located about 0,5-1 km from the centre. The house in general was very nicely decorated; the room was spacious and clean. There was a fridge in the room with cold drinks (bottled water was free of charge!!)... There was a garden with a small pool; you could sit in the shadow, listen to the birds singing on the trees and enjoy the beauty of the trees and flowers:-)) The breakfast was excellent - coffee and fresh juice (both made 5 minutes ago:-)), fruits, yogurt, cheese and ham, fresh bread + a piece of cake (home-made!!). The owners were very nice and fluent in English!!! It`s possible to order the tours to the falls (both Brazilian and Argentinian side, a trip by car to the gate of the national park and pick-up on agreed time) as well as airport pick-ip beforehand and you can get always a lot of useful information from the owners about the town, falls etc.
It was the best place during our trip to Brazil:-)))

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Pousada El Refugio
Address: Rua Rio de Janeiro 851, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85852-050, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Parana > Foz do Iguacu
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Ranked #10 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Foz do Iguacu
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Number of rooms: 2
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