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“Nice place but overprice”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Pousada Marendaz

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Pousada Marendaz
Ranked #124 of 294 Paraty B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place but overprice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

The sisters are very pleasant, the Pousada is fine and the only negative is that it's a bit overpriced for what you get. Rooms are clean and well set up. The rooms are well set up and breakfast. The jacuzzi is in the middle of the courtyard and judging by the leaves in it the water it doesn't get used too often.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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La Paz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Very nice atmosphere in this lovely little pousada in the heart of Paraty, very clean and charming. Good breakfast as well and within walking distance of anything you could want to see in Paraty. Rooms are spacious, and well equiped, TV fridge, some have air conditioning and if not then they have a fan which works well as well to keep you cool!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

We had just one night in Paraty this trip and this pousada was suggested by a restaurant owner close by (subject of another review I hope)
Our room was small but clean and fairly quiet for being on the ground floor and just behind reception! The bathroom was small also but very clean and all we needed.
Breakfast was a typical Brazilian breakfast with fresh fruit, cheese ham bread and coffee as well as fresh juice was excellent and included in the rate.
There are MUCH fancier, and more expensive pousada in Paraty, but this one suited our needs and was close to the old city and the rodoviaria (bus station).
Good value in high season

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights. Nice room, nice breakfasts, free internet. Main issue was one which someone else raised, about safety. The main door was open, and often reception would be empty. On several occasions, when I was on the computer in the reception area (using the internet), people would just wander in and sit by the desk, or sometimes go through to the back. I had no idea if these people were guests, or friends of the owners, or what. So it felt a bit unsafe in that regard.

I'm not sure about the hot water, I can't remember, but I have a feeling it wasn't that hot.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

The small rooms pack the beds in with a double and bunk beds in each room - tight for four people with bags. The rooms are on two floors surrounding a courtyard with a plunge pool (a bit murky!). Although the room I was in didn't have a/c I believe it was available in some. A hearty breakfast is served in the courtyard. The location is great - just minutes from the historic centre.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Helsinki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

We stayed at Marendaz for three nights in July 2012.
The location is very nice, really close to the colonial centre (and everything else because Paraty is such a tiny town).

From outside the place is absolutely lovely! The two storey building has white walls decorated with dark wood and there are flowers everywhere in the courtyard. Jacuzzi was closed but looked lovely. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.

Our room was more ascetic. It was so small we had to move the bed to be able to open the suitcase. The fluorescent tube made everything look ugly. At the night the room got cold and to be honest the blankets were really gross. We wondered have they ever been washed and avoided touching them. I also found a spider in our bed (didn’t tell my husband who is arachnophobic) but I guess you can’t avoid all bugs in pousada-like places. The bathroom was ok. We had hot water in the shower and cold in the tap. Wi-Fi worked very well in the evenings but not at all during the day.

One thing that did bother us was that there was absolutely no soundproofing. The town itself is quiet, but the dog barking in the neighboring house for several hours during the night almost drove us crazy. I know it’s not Marendaz’s fault their neighbors have an annoying dog but still. In the mornings a group of American 20-yearl-olds shouting in the breakfast area woke us up.

Breakfast was fine. It was not as good as people have told in the previous comments - either they changed it or all the good stuff was gone when we got to the breakfast, which was about 15 minutes before it ended. 2-3 different fruits, bread, ham, butter, juice and coffee.

The staff was friendly but only one of them spoke English. We also had a feeling the owners (apparently three sisters) make their not-always-so-interested teenagers to take tourists to places. It was kind of weird - a teenage girl met us at the bus station, asked us to follow, switched on her iPod and walked two meters in front of us. Same happened with another girl who was supposed to take us to a place where our boat trip started. They weren’t rude, just typical teenagers who aren’t exactly delighted to waste their time with tourists.

Paraty is a small and relatively safe town, but there were some safety issues. First, the reception was often empty. It would be really easy just to walk in, take a key from the hook and continue straight to the rooms. Secondly, the window facing the street didn’t close. Thirdly, one time we got back the room was cleaned and the door was left open! We were quite shocked because all our valuables where in the room and there was no safety deposit box.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

I stayed in this pousada because of a Gadventures trip Iguazu Falls, Im not a picky person, but Im into having the basic things, and hot water is one of them and then also, there was not water at all, not even to flush the toilette, super uncomfortable.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Valeria C
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Property: Pousada Marendaz
Address: Dr Derly Ellena, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #124 of 294 B&Bs / Inns in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Pousada Marendaz 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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