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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the best Pousada on this side of the beach strip. Well maintained, very clean, working reliable Internet (difficult to find in the area) and exceptionally attentive staff. We enjoyed our five nights here and would recommend!!! The Pousada dog, Princess is adorable and extremely well behaved.

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

After coming to Brazil and staying in RIO for a week, I was ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and find somewhere to relax. Luckily for me, I chose to stay at this Pousada. The hosts were incredibly friendly and a welcome sight after long travels. The house itself and the town were the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Pousada Santa Monica is hands down one of the best places I've stayed overseas. Saquarema is a great beach town with excellent surfing and plenty of character. I highly recommend taking a bicycle cruise down the cobblestone streets and checking out Sunday night samba in the town square. The pousada itself is comfortable and clean. I felt like I was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Saquarema was my first trip away from my base in Rio de Janeiro and the short trip is more than worth it. A cozy town with untouched beaches popular for surfing. Now, onto the pousada: I highly recommend the place. Great rooms, clean facilities, and chill international-minded staff who love soccer/football. Hostel is well-located, literally across from the beach, and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

My wife and I live in Rio and we were looking for a quiet get-a-way to escape the hustle and bustle of the chaotic city life that is Rio. Pousada Santa Montica provided the perfect setting...Hanging out on the quiet beaches while watching advanced surfers do their thing, relaxing every evening on the hammock overlooking the ocean and the best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

I went with a friend to chill out after the madness of Rio and had such a relaxed time from start to finish. The host was very welcoming & friendly, more than happy to help & even gave us a tour of the surrounding area and we were treated to a Brazilian style barbecue. The Pousada is a little out... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Located right on the beach, this pousada was the perfect get away from the upbeat city & stress of traveling. We were only a short walk from the center of the beach town where you can find restaurants, shops, and night life. I would recommend stopping at the church on the hill as your walking into town for a stunning... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

This place is RAD! Run by a fantastic American with Brazilian knowledge, I was blown away by the space, the comfort and the perfect proximity to everything I wanted to see and do in Saquerema and also in RIO! We had a lovely trip all together and my personal highlight was eating a local churascuria (BBQ) made by the owner!... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

The Pousada is fabulous - great host, an essentially private beach, pool, hammocks, views of the sunset, big kitchen, and short walk to the center of town. A few friends and I stayed there during the Prime surfing tournament and had the time of our lives!

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2 Thank Blair B
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Pousada Santa Monica is a wonderful place to stay. It is located directly on a quiet and seemingly private beach. The guest house itself is extremely comfortable. The common areas are perfect for lounging and the kitchen is well equipped. I stayed in a private room with en suite bathroom that was clean and comfortable. I was able to do... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a beautiful and confortable Beachfront Pousada in Saquarema - RJ, Brazil. Saquarema is one of the best surf spots from Brazil. Situated only 60 miles or a 1.5 hour drive from Rio de Janeiro. Straddling a spit of sand between a gorgeous lagoon and the open Atlantic, Saquarema is a laid-back little town with plenty of beach bars, restaurants, and cultural events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Santa Monica

Address: Avenida Ministro Salgado Filho 2706, Saquarema, State of Rio de Janeiro 28990-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Saquarema
Price Range: $63 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The most exclusive room is on the top floor, right by the terrace, and has the best views!”
 of 5 bubbles bergs7891, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Hermosa is a GREAT room with good views.”
 of 5 bubbles sydneyb702, 19 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The private room was great but I was able to peek into the dorms and each bed is equipped with a personal fan and reading light and the room also has an en suite bathroom. If you are looking to save a bit, that seems like a great option!”
  • View from front porch
 of 5 bubbles AmyF462, 12 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The bedroom on the 2nd floor is the quietest. The only noise is the pounding of the huge ocean waves. #notanactualproblem”
 of 5 bubbles pandamir, 10 Jun 2013 | Read review
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