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Pousada Caminho do Ouro
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Paraty
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

A beautiful pousada in a stunning location, a real gem of a find! A quiet and secluded ambience, perfect for our stay. The rooms were artfully decorated, clean and with strong air con, great for hot and humid days. Unfortunately my husband was ill on arrival but Adriana (co-owner) was extremely helpful and attentive, even making him a home-made remedy to help. She offered great tips and suggestions of things to do in the area. We ate at the bistro and would highly recommend it to anyone staying at the pousada. It wasn't cheap but the food was exquisite and the atmosphere in the restaurant was quaint and cosy so it was definitely worth the money. The included breakfast was also served personally, freshly prepared and there was a great variety of options for all tastes, still delicious as it was, I couldn't finish everything despite my best efforts! A wonderful pousada which I would highly recommend for a relaxing stay in a scenic environment.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Emma,

Thank you for choosing Pousada Caminho do Ouro and for dedicating your valuable time to answer our page on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay in our pousada. Thank you for your compliments about our staff and hotel, especially me, Adriana. It is really rewarding to know we could achieve your expectations.

I hope you can come back soon to Paraty. All our team will be honored to have you back as our guest.

Kind regards,

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We travelled to Paraty from Rio by bus, which took us about five hours as the weather was awful. We got a taxi to tthis pousada as it was quite late, it was pouring with rain and we had quite a few heavy luggage. It took the driver a moment to find but as soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The building looks very authentic with decorated wooden beams and ornamental features.

Our room was very cosy and spacious. The air con was fantastic! The bathroom was clean but a little update and mantainence won't harm. The bed was very comfortable and we felt rested. We had very good wi-fi connection throughout the pousada and our rooms which was very convenient! The breakfast was nice but there were lots of flies... and there was noone to take our order. When the omlette eventually came, it was pretty standard. The bar and seating area were charming.There were also some
leaves and muck floating in the pool which put us off from going in.

Overall, the location was good for exploring this lovely little town but slightly tricky even for the local taxi driver to get to. The pousada is generally quite tranquil and warming but probably need a little more maintenance.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bel C
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Bel,

We are so sorry but this review is really a mistake. Probably you had stayed in Pousada do Ouro, in the historical centre. Simple, we do not have bar or pool. We would like to have them. Anyway, we invit you to host with us in your next visit to Paraty.

Kindly,

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Excellent little Posada run by a couple; a Frenchman and a Brazilian.....so you have access to excellent French cuisine (infused in the breakfast) and warm braziilian hospitality. Only few rooms (four I think); Caretakers are multilingual and speak decent English. Very nicely stylish decorated rooms and ambience and beautiful deck overlooking river on the backend of the Posada. Pleasantly surprising thing was that there was excellent wifi; enough to Skype / FaceTime; and good AC. Paraty is HIGHLY recommended as it is quite different from Rio and very nice retreat, plus excellent beaches e.g. Trinidade.

Unless you are driving it can be hard to reach. We had a hard time since we did not get a response from the caretakers after several emails through their website; turns out the website does not give them the email address to reply. So we were terrified on how to get there. To reach there, you can take a bus (from Rio, Sao Paulo) to Paraty bus station and then taxi (40 BRL). Once you reach, the caretakers are very helpful and can give you a bus / van schedule and there is a bus just outside the Posada that goes to the city center and Paraty bus station (3 BRL per person). Also no safe in the room but we felt safe locking our belongings in the suitcase; would have preferred a safe. Another issue is that even though this may seem rural it is actually adjacent to other houses and one night we heard what seemed like a domestic / drunken fight from the adjacent house for several hours.....which really defeated the whole peaceful retreat concept. It can be hard to get dinner near the Pousada; there is a restaurant at the Posada but not always open and a bit pricy French food. So must eat in town before coming; there are restaurants nearby but walking is somewhat hazardous at night (no proper sidewalk; stray animals etc).

Room Tip: there are only 4 rooms and they seem to be similar
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear Guest,

Thanks for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's true the website (Decolar.com) does not give us your e-mail. We tried to send you a message to confirm some informations but no response. We do not accept kids, for example, but apparently you didn't know about this and we decided to host the family. About the location, fortunately we are not so far from the city because you had not had a car. With a child, it could be a problem for you.

The family had stayed for 3 night with us. Unfortunately they did not make a reservation for the restaurant. In their last night (Wednesday), they had decided to dinner but in this day we make shops to the restaurant in another city besides Paraty. That's the only day we can't make an exception. We're sorry.

Merci et au revoir!

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find! The location was breathtaking, whereby they served amazing morning breakfast along the veranda overlooking the river. The rooms are charming, clean and very comfortable. We sensed the owners love what they do as all the little details made our stay most delightful. We hope to return.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Dear Jason,

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us here at Caminho do Ouro and we're very happy that you enjoyed you short visit to Paraty. We look forward to seeing you again maybe in the future.

Our very best regards,

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

If you're looking for a nice and pleasant stay in Paraty, the Pousada Caminho de Ouro offers exactly what you need. Clean and cozy room, amazing breakfast, and a very gentle staff. It's not in a posh area of Paraty, so if location is a "must" for you, please choose another b&b in the city center. This one is located about 2km from Paraty, but we didn't bother to take our car to go to the city to have dinner or to walk in the end of the afternoon.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2015
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Prezado Carlos,

Muito obrigada por dividir sua experiência com outros usuários do TripAdvisor. Ficamos felizes que tenham apreciado sua estada com a gente, mesmo que não estivéssemos presentes naqueles dois dias de maio. Bom saber que a equipe deu conta do recado e pode fazer as honras da casa. Tomara possam voltar novamente um dia!

Aproveitamos para informar que o banheiro do apt 2 (Suíte Cannes), passou por um reforma completa e agora está bem mais bonito e agradável. Tem luz natural (teto com telhas transparentes), paredes claras, pia em mármore, ducha higiênica e box blindex. Antes havia um problema de cheiro, proveniente da madeira da pia e do teto, que acabou completamente.
Inclusive todo o quarto tem ambiente mais leve, ar mais puro.

Enfim, venham conferir as mudanças que fizemos pra você! Será um prazer tê-los novamente!

Au revoir!

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Exceptionally well maintained posada perched on the side of a beautiful riverside.
We arrived just before dinner and what a surprise we discovered. The French chef/owner creates a world class dining experience. It is no surprise the restaurant has
Been cited previously for the great meals he prepares. Additionally, the breakfast was a meal for immense as well as very tasty. The owners are exceptionally nice and eager to please. We were in room 3 and it met our expectations and was a very affordable price.
We went for a hike and discovered many interesting places nearby for dining or sleeping.

Room Tip: Rooms near the river are quieter
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Dear Marc,

Thank you for your visit and greetings. We do everything to please our guests, so we are very happy when they feel satisfeids. When we return to Paraty, come to visit us again. It will be a pleasure to see you!

Au revoir!

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

Certainly the greatest discovery of our trip to Brazil. My friends and I booked 3 rooms right after Christmas and wanted a change from the classic near beach accomodations to something a bit more special or exclusive. We opted for Caminho do Ouro as it seemed more in touch with the local culture and located just outside central Paraty which tends to be too much of tourist hotspot and tends to be noisy at times. We definitely did not regret our decision! It was the best of both worlds and at the fairest budget in town, we spent our day in cultural visits and were a quick 5min taxi ride away from our Pousada which was simply a little paradise. Located on a steep descent and bordering a fresh river water source, the Pousada is the beautiful result of the collaboration between Christophe and Adriana who have truly created a little gem. The decor and architecture is very tasteful and you can really feel visually and by speaking with our hosts that this little paradise was built with love and passion and certainly a lot of hard work! The breakfast served every morning is certainly the most delicious weve had. A true experience in itself. We also dined once at the Pousada's award wining restaurant, Voila Bistrot, Christophe amazed us with his cooking skills and we can clearly see why his restaurant is definitely in the top 3 in all of paraty. I would definitely recommend it to all travellers without a single shed of doubt whether it be to spend the night or to enjoy a meal and simply to meet Chirstophe and Adriana who are simply wonderful human beings and make you feel truly at home. Thankyou once again for your hospitality, we look forward to visiting you again!

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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Adriana L, Proprietário at Pousada Caminho do Ouro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Dear Smail,

What a delightful words to read! We do thank you for the friendly visit that you and friends made us in last December. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality. We know you are on the other side of the Atlantic, but if one day you come back to Brazil, think of to visit us again. It will certainly be a great meeting!

Best regards,

Adriana & Christophe Legond

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Address: Estrada Paraty-Cunha, KM 4 | Ponte Branca, 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 Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Paraty
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paraty
#3 Family Hotel in Paraty
Price Range: $134 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pousada Caminho do Ouro 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caminho do Ouro is located 6 km from Paraty´s historic centre. It features air-conditioned rooms, a French restaurant and a deck overlooking the rapids of a river among exuberant vegetation.The rooms at Pousada Caminho do Ouro have a cosy, rustic décor. They are equipped with queen beds, satellite TV and minibar. Accommodation includes free Wi-fi access and free parking.Served on the deck, breakfast consists of items like tropical fruit, crepes, madeleines and omelettes. At Voilà Bistrot, guests savour other specialities prepared with truffles, foie gras and game meats.For relaxation, Caminho do Ouro offers balconies with hammocks, massage room, reading kiosk and river beach. Guests can also watch exotic birds in the hotel´s surroundings. ... more   less 
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