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Grajagan Surf Resort
Ranked #6 of 50 Ilha do Mel B&B and Inns
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Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous staff, very friendly and laidback”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

And the location is great! But what really pulled down was the lack of proper food: When you're by the ocean you certainly do not expect to eat pizza for two nights in a row... It was either that or pasta. No seafood. No coffee at night (but somehow they managed to find some for us, the staff was fabulous!). We were told to have dinner at a "very good" reastaurant next door - the MariSol, but don't go there! It was a café serving fish that had seen its sell by-date long ago.
The first room we had was tiny and the walls made of paper, but they changed us to another room which was very pleasant indeed.
The beach is huge, you never feel crowded and there are life guards on duty all day. The waves might look big, but they were gentle and swimming was a pleasure. We saw lots of people walking around with boards, but I never actually saw anyone surf - perhaps we were here for the wrong season?

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

i´ve been to ilha do mel quite a few times and stayed in all kinds of accomodations. If you´re not used to "root kind" accomodation, thi is the place. it´s affordable, confortable bed, clean bathroom, good food, cold bear. It´s placed at praia grande, away from the crowd and you can get one of the best time sleep in a life time. They have chairs and umbrella you can take to the beach, the only thing they could have would be a swimming pool, but that is ilha do mel ... you can´t ask too much.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder Creek, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2011

We had a really hard time trying to decide where to stay on Ilha do Mel but finally settled on the Grajagan Surf Resort because we thought it would be the most romantic. First the positives, the location is awesome and can't be beat on the island (quiet and peaceful), the beach is only a few steps away and there are some really nice places to just chill out and watch the waves. The resort has a really fun atmosphere. There wasn't much going on while we were there (winter), but you could see how it could be a lot of fun in the summer (live bands, etc.). The owner was super nice, the breakfasts were awesome, and the pizza from the restaurant was good. With all this said, the place is a bit run down and the room left a lot to be desired. It was dark and damp and the bedding had massive stains and rips in it. A little overhaul would go a long way here. We were there during the cheap season and got a good deal, but if I paid anymore than I did I would have been very upset. If location is your number 1 priority, stay here. Otherwise, shop around.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Grajagan Surf Resort

Property: Grajagan Surf Resort
Address: Praia Grande | Praia Grande, Ilha do Mel, State of Parana 83251-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Parana > Ilha do Mel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Ilha do Mel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Grajagan Surf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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