This was a strange, incongruous place. It has a five star restaurant and three star accommodation. The rooms are each individual stone cabins. Ours was one big room with a double bed, fridge and en-suite. All were fine and adequate and clean. The main issue is the high level of vegetation and water. There are many fountains and ornamental ponds in between palm trees that offer a lot of cover from the sun, but block out the light. Therefore the place is hot, damp and dark and is really a mosquito paradise. Everyone on site speaks excellent English, there is a small bar that charges over-the-top prices, there is a small swimming pool and a small Jacuzzi. To improve the experience, they should take out a lot of the vegetation, the standing water and pave over a lot of the courtyard.
Puerto Iguassu is a small, down at heel, low-rise redbrick town on the edge of Brazil and Paraguay. The pavements and roads are rough, many of the properties are half-completed and it appears to be sited on the edge of forest or jungle. If you’re familiar with Thailand or it’s islands like Koh Samui it is very similar. Hot, humid, dusty and full of vegetation – a mosquito paradise in other words.
We would recommend using taxis to get to both sides of the waterfalls. Remis taxis were good and our driver, Marcello, not only engineered the crossing of the border (four times) he bought our tickets using the Tour Guide option and managed to get us to the front of all the queues. Taxis weren’t cheap, but it was a very convenient experience and we didn’t have to endure the issues of getting a bus full of people through the very slow border crossing. Marcello, as a taxi driver, just drove to the front of every queue. The bonus of having a car waiting for you at the exit / pick-up point was worth having. Don’t forget that there is a time difference between Puerto Iguassu and the Brazilian side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a different and unique boutique hotel, set in a park surrounded by lush tropical nature. We are located at 450 meters from the Hito Tres Fronteras/viewing point, 600 meters from Puerto Iguazu downtown and 18 km of the Iguazu National Park. Our hotel has 10 rooms. Each room has a different decoration. All rooms are equipped with A/C hot-cold, fridge, LCD TV, cable, Wi-Fi and the Dolce Vita room has a double Jacuzzi.In services we have a salt swimming pool, climatic Jacuzzi, massage, wireless internet, laundry service, parking and Restaurant. The Restaurant will be closed since 5th of June to 19th of June of 2016. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boutique Hotel Puerto Iguazu