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Pousada Naturalia
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Sweden
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“marvelous stay in paradise”
Reviewed 6 December 2009

Would definitely recommend this pousada. It's location is just far enough from town to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough that it's just a few minutes walk to the beach and the center of the action. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the ones with balconies have beautiful views. The staff were very welcoming and the service is personal. You will have a fantastic stay here guaranteed!

Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv
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37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2009

We stayed at this pousada for 3 nights in the end of September. We chose this place because of its high rating on TripAdvisor.
In order to get to Ilha Grande we used the “Island Travel” agency (located in Ilha Grande) which took us directly from our hotel in Rio. The transfer was very good. A private car with a nice driver came to pick us up and took us directly to the bay at Angra dos Reis (about 2.5 hours). At Angra dos Reis there was a speed boat already waiting for us which took us to Ilha Grande (about 10 min). As I mentioned, the transfer was very organized and comfortable.
We also wanted to reserve the transfer back to Rio from the same travel agency but it was closed at the time so we booked it from the “Speed Connection” agency. That was a big mistake! (even if it cost us a bit less). A transfer that should have taken 3 hours took us more than 5 hours! The first part was OK – we went on a catamaran that took us to Angra dos Reis bay (about 40 min instead of 10 min by speed boat but a nice cruise). The second part which included van transportation was very bad. The van was completely full and then they shoved all the bags in. But that was a minor problem – the driver didn’t quite know where to go and drove like crazy. When we finally arrived to Rio he didn’t know any of the passengers hotels and had to ask for directions from people on the streets. It took us 2 inside Rio to get to our hotel. Our advice to you is: do not book from this agency!
Back to the pousada: It is located about 10 min from the bay (the center). It is not located right on the beach but a bit uphill which is a disadvantage.
The rooms are nice and clean but the bed is very small. There is a small refrigerator and a safe in the room (no TV or Internet).
The best part is the balcony which has a great view of the bay.
Breakfast was good but there is not enough room to populate all the guests coming down to eat. Once we had to wait for about 15 min until there will be room.
During our stay we noticed some very nice pousadas right on the beach and probably stayed at one of them unless we booked in advance, so our advice is if you are not visiting during the high season then don’t book ahead and choose your place when you get there.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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london, england
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22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2009

This place is excellent. I found the location ideal - 5 mins walk from town along the beach but away from the noise. The room was simple but very nice with excellent views over the bay. Breakfast was a superb spread of food and absolutely set me up for the day - no need for lunch. The owners were extremely friendly and gently offered ideas for places to go and places to eat and drink. Cafe de la mer ( I thnk this is right) was the nearest bar with a great ambience on the beach and excellent food. I highly recommend Pousada naturalia as a great base to explore the beautiful island.

Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Toronto
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

We stayed at the Naturalia for 4 days on our honeymoon. It was great. Do not stay there if you are going to Ilha Grande to party all day long. If that's the case, stay closer to town. Naturalia is a short (5 minute) walk from town, far enough that you'll get some quiet at night. (though you'll still hear the cheers if Brazil is playing soccer). Naturalia is set on the side of the hill, with great gardens and common spaces. The rooms are as big as they need to be and the balcony is perfect for relaxing with a beer after a long day exploring the island. The best part of our stay was the staff; Laurent and Thomas were incredibly helpful, gave us lots of things to do and entertained us with stories. If you are going to Ilha Grande to relax and explore the island - I would definitely recommend this poussada.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Odijk, Holland
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2009

The Pousada Naturalia is a nice place right of the beach. The walk to the centre is 7 minutes. The view of the bay is great, it is nicely qiuet at night.
The Luna a Mar restaurant on the beach in front of the entrance of the pousada serves vrey good food.
The staff is friendly the speak french and english.
The breakfast is decent nothing special.
The is very good value for money

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai Region, China
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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2008

We've stayed in Pousada Naturalia for 4 nights in August 2008 with our 2 kids.
We've simply loved this pousada and most certainly Henrique - the owner and manager is part of what we have loved down there.
We've enjoyed the room and its breathtaking view directly on the see, sligtly off the beach.
Breakfast time was everyday a tremendous experience, and the kids have shown special appetite for the homemade cakes.
Henrique was always here to advise and suggest beaches, walks and nice spots to see. He arranged hotel booking for us in another place.
We highly recommend this pousada and will not hesitate to go back should we stay once more in Ilha Grande.

  • Liked — Henrique advice and suggestions which made us feel @ home
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2008

The pousada has great views and the price is not bad (170 R/night), but there are better spots on the beach, and getting up to the pousada is a hike

  • Liked — Great views and the room was quite nice with balcony and hammock
  • Disliked — Hard to get to (steep walk), location off the beach
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Pousada Naturalia
Address: Praia Do Abrao, S/No, Lote B 09, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ilha Grande
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ilha Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Naturalia 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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