We stayed at Pousada Manaca for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year's Eve. From the very beginning, Gerrard (owner) was very helpful. During the booking process, he was very responsive over email and communicated well in English. He even arranged a car for us from the airport which was very convenient. In fact, our luggage was lost in transit (eventually sent to the Pousada) and having Gerrard's help made this unfortunate situation a bit easier to deal with.
We had a great time chatting with Laurent (Gerrard's son who was on vacation at the time) and got some great suggestions from both of them about things to do and places to eat on the island.
They sold big bottles of water for cheaper than anywhere else on the island it seems and the buffet breakfast was the best we had in Brazil. There weren't a large number of items (they had all the necessities) but the quality of the items was excellent. As vegetarians, we were satisfied and appreciated the made to order eggs. The fresh cut fruit salad was the best!
The rooms were clean and spacious with a great view (sea view room). We had to switch rooms (busy time plus late booking) and we liked the garden view room better but enjoyed the view from the sea view room.
Location was good. 10 minute walk to main dock.
The only small negative point is that the wifi only works in the common areas and is very slow in the evening but chances are that you are not there for the Internet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pousada Manaca is located at "Praia do Canto" in Abraao, the main village on Ilha Grande, 15 min. walk from the ferry pier. At Pousada Manaca the emphasis is on location, excellent personal service and tranquility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pousada Manaca Hotel Ilha Grande
- Pousada Manaca Inn Ilha Grande, Brazil