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“A perfect balance.”
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Eliconial
Ranked #4 of 296 Paraty B&B and Inns
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Vashon, Washington
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3 reviews
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“A perfect balance.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Eliconial was a perfect balance: walkable distance to the historical center, but far enough away for peace and quiet. Beautiful setting, great service and support, nice breakfast, wonderful pool - just long enough for some laps every night, lovely rooms. Everything was great. Ricardo, Yvan, and Roberto were always ready to help. Would love to stay there again.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

After spending a week in Rio during Carnaval, my friend and I traveled by bus to Paraty for a 4 night stay. The Eliconial is peaceful, friendly, beautiful, and restful with a sparkling pool, lush landscaping, a resident parrot, dog, monkeys, and cats. Best of all is the outstanding service of Yvan, Ricardo and Roberto as well as the rest of the staff. I give the Ecolnial my highest recommendation--don't even think of staying in the historic center--this is much more beautiful and a much better value.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Eliconial is simply one of the best place to stay in Paraty! The interior and exterior are really beautiful with setting of tropical forest, facilities are superb from big swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, massage, canoe, and really tasty breakfast with eggs and dessert made by request, and not to forget free cakes and tea/coffee everyday in the afternoon.
Location itself 25 min from city centre by walking along the beach, and of course you could always share a taxi (only costs 30 real). There are also many nice restaurants and small bars in the neighborhood, just like Laluna restaurant (in front of the beach, 5 min walk, really recommended). Just ask Roberto, Ricardo and Yvan, they will explain everything you need (the best host I have met so far, plus they speak really good English which is rare in Paraty)! from where to eat and what to do in Paraty! my suggestion, take Boat trip (costs 40 real), it will take you to 3 beautiful islands. All in all, if you will go to Paraty, stay at Eliconial! you will not regret it :)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kabul, Kabol, Afghanistan
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Great rooms, breakfast and location. Perfect for a quiet and peaceful visit. It is not in the downtown area but the beach and few bars are located close by. The downtown area is a 15 min walk along the beach.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dresden, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Our group stayed 5 nights at the Eliconial. Walking in the pousada was like entering a small area of paradise. Yvan, Ricardo and Roberto were always making sure our accommodation was perfect. We felt extremely safe and secure. The ladies who prepared most of the food and cleaned our rooms always had a smile. We did use the pool, hot tube and had massages there too. Individual made to order crepes at breakfast were and added attraction. Coming in late afternoon after enjoying the area around Paraty we enjoyed the tea and cake prepared for us as we relaxed around the pool. What a wonderful stay we had. I highly recommend this to any one travelling in this are of Brazil.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My daughter & I travelled to Paraty from São Paulo & stayed in the Eliconial Pousda for 3 nights. It was wonderful. The staff were fantastic; the setting exotic with a beautiful pool & gardens. The breakfasts consisted of the tastiest eggs I've ever eaten!!! The crepes cooked by Yvan were delicious too. Yvan, Ricardo & Roberto couldn't do enough to help us from finding a charger for our phones to booking our boat & Jeep Safari tours. Jabaquara Beach is dlightful with excellent bars & restaurants. We especially La Luna on the beach.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

After 5 days in Rio this was the perfect place for rest & ralaxation. This wonderful small Pousada is a beautiful tropical paradise. The gardens and pool were just lovely and a home made breakfast is served in an indoor/outdoor area next to the pool amongst the lush trees and plants complete with a resident parrot. Our room was in a lovely villa with its own porch and mosquito nets adding to the exotic feel. Cake and tea were served around the pool at 5pm daily. The owners, Ricardo, Yvan & Roberto, are constantly on hand for a friendly chat and to give every assistance possible, with great suggestions for restaurants in Paraty and day trips. The beach is only a few steps away and the best meal we had was in one of the restaurants close by on the beach.

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Additional Information about Eliconial

Property: Eliconial
Address: Rua Sete de Setembro 5 | Jabaquara, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil (Formerly Chales Calamar)
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 296 B&Bs / Inns in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Eliconial 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located one mile from the historic district of Paraty and 50m from the beach. The property has a beautiful garden, private parking, swimming pool, steam room and outdoor spa-jacuzzi. All apartments are en-suite with LCD TV, air conditioning and terrace with hammock. Free internet wireless in the entire property. ... more   less 
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