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Review of Resort Croce del Sud

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Resort Croce del Sud
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Paraty
Certificate of Excellence
Heidelberg, Germany
1 review
“A wonderful place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

We were at the "Resort Croce del Sud" in Paraty during 4 days. It was really wonderful, peaceful, with a fantastic view. Luca Porta received us very warmly, the breakfast they served us was not only delicious but also healthy! I really recomend the "Resort Croce del Sud" for those who are looking for a unique, peaceful and beautiful place to stay in Paraty, which is even affordable! I will come back, hopefully soon!!!

Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2011

Our stay at Resort Croce del Sud was nice. Breakfast was really good and unique everyday. The Pousada (B&B) Is not far from Paraty and other sights such as Trindade Beach, Catimbau Restaurant perched on a rock in the bay of Paraty, Mamangua Fjords, that you take by boat ( private I would suggest), waterfalls in Paraty, where you slide down them, awesome and don't forget to have a Lime or Pineapple Cachaca.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2011

Resort Croce del Sud did not disappoint and delivered exactly what we expected, a peaceful oasis away from the crowds of Paraty yet close enough to run into town several times a day. The flat was well equipped to cook simple meals if desired with a full size fridge stocked with optional beverages for purchase. The furnishings were tasteful and interesting, with many local artists used in the decor. And last but not least, the breakfast, hand delivered every morning was delicious- different each day and presented beautifully. It's what we missed most.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2011

Resort Croce del Sud was the first stop on our two weeks trip to Brazil in Feb 2011. We arrived late afternoon after a long, but amazing drive from Sao Paulo along the coast. Although well signposted on the road, it was quite challenging to identify the right little steep road leading up from the main road. We were greeted by Luca, the Italian owner. He is very friendly and likes to share with you all kind of information about the area.

My wife and I travelled with our teenage son, and the roomy appartment/chalet was ideal for such a group. First of all you have a fantastic view from rooms and veranda - we knew that - but our chalet had a lot more to offer. At ground level there is a well fitted kitchen area with a table for 4 persons. There is also a small double bed with mosquito net and a sofa, and the big room leads you to a veranda with a small table, chairs and a hammock. Upstairs you find the master bedroom, very roomy and airy. Luca explained that the vision is to combine the privacy of a chalet with the service of the hotel. This means that you receive daily room service, and if you use the kitchen, they will wash the dishes for you. In the evening we drove the 10 km back to Paraty for dinner.

The following morning Luca brought a wonderfull breakfast to our chalet in a large basket: hot and cold brazilian specialities nicely wrapped in banana leaves, tropical fruits, bread, freshly squeezed juice, coffee/tea. Same excellent quality on day two, but a completely different composition.

The stretch of coast below the chalet is beautiful, but without beaches. But good beaches are within easy reach. Luca told us about the options - we went to Trinidad (ca. 20 km west) which was excellent. Paraty is worth a visit and staying at Resort Croce del Sud is absolutely recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blairgowrie
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2011

Superb accommodation overlooking Paraty Bay with wonderful views of islands, sea and sky.

Cared for by the owner Luca and his wife Lili who provided amazing hospitality.

The house was well furnished and catered for all our needs.

The breakfasts prepared by Lili were just amazing with a variety of Brazilian fruits, juices, cheeses, crepes and sweet cakes particularly a christmas speciality. These were greatly enjoyed and appreciated by all.

Access to Paraty was no problem with a great number of local buses and taxis.

The area has a lot to recommend it i.e. fantastic beaches, tours, historic town of Paraty, restaurants and shopping.

We would suggest a stay at Croce del Sud(Southern Cross) to all. We loved it

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Orlando
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2010

10 km outside of Paraty and up a steep hill, so car is recommended, but the view and service are even worth it if you're on a bus and walking up. Luca is a wonderful host, and fluent in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and English, and has many interesting tales to tell. He has 3 units, which can each easily accommodate 6 people (1 large bed upstairs, and 2 sofa beds on the main level.) Only inconvenience was the bathroom was downstairs from the bed loft, so we used a sofa bed. Breakfast (cooked by Luca's wife and delivered to the room in a large basket) was enormous and delicious. Fully equipped kitchen and large refrigerator, so you can pop down the hill to the mercado on Praia Grande to stock up and prepare your own meals. Although we only spent one night, we could have stayed comfortably for a tranquil week - even getting used to the mosquito net :-)

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

Resort Croce del Sud is an absolute gem hidden in the hills of Paraty.
Hotel is located about 6 miles from Paraty's main town, a quick 10 minute drive.
The view from our room is priceless, and the stay included breakfast in the morning.
I must say the breakfast was absolutely delicious!! One of the best breakfasts we had in Brasil.
Everything was made from fresh ingredients and prepared and cooked to perfection.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable, just as seen on their website.
Luca, the owner of the hotel is very nice and friendly, we definitely would recommend staying here if you plan to be in Paraty.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Resort Croce del Sud
Address: Rodovia BR-101, Km 565 | Morro da Praia Grande, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paraty
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the peace of a large estate, resting between the ocean and the rainforest, three stylish garden flats with enchanting view over the bay of Paraty are waiting for you. Designed and built to offer to its guests an ideal holiday in a charming place, is located just a few minutes from the historic town of Paraty, near to the fishing village of Praia Grande and to one of the most beautiful beaches of the region. Open only to a few exclusive guests, the Resort Croce del Sud is the ideal place for an unforgettable holiday. * Enjoy the space, the confort and the privacy of a private home, with all the finest facilities of an hotel. * Relax in a natural surroundings, enjoying a privileged view of the beautiful bay of Paraty. * Enjoy our delicious natural breakfast in the quietness of your flat. * Prepare a romantic dinner in the equipped kitchen of our flats. ... more   less 
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