Pousada Bambu Bamboo
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... up the rock face, but nothing that looked possible. It was like the rope had been cut. Rimba climbed across the river and up an unorthodox route, which turned out to be the way that we got across. Before you know it, he is screaming from the top of the tree. He stood up there for a while, cautious of being the first to jump. After studying the jump carefully from the bottom, I convinced myself to go up and jump first. I scaled my way up the hill. When ...
I am writing this sat on my bed in Paraty when I should be on a bus to São Paulo. Twice we have tried to leave for SP and twice we have failed. Yesterday we went on a boat trip around Paraty's Islands which was amazing. We had a live Brazilian singer for the whole trip, a really good lunch of fish in shrimp sauce with rice and visited 2 beaches and 2 lagoons. The whole trip lasted 5 hours and only ...
Robbo's early evening arrival meant that our team was complete. We pushed him right into the deep end by spending the vast majority of the day in the beating sun up at the 'Cristo Redentor.' The figurehead of Rio certainly leads on high expectations with endless tourists flooding up the mountain. The sight itself is pretty remarkable, the view looking down onto Rio gives you a feel for the sheer size of the city. What really surprised me Is how diverse the ...
... is frozen, crushed and served like ice cream. It tastes like a very rich cross between blueberry and blackcurrant (or like pot pourri, according to Hannah). This particular one was served with oats, honey and banana, and was one of the most delicious snacks I can remember having.
At dinner we sat ourselves at a pizzeria in the main square, next to the local church during Sunday Mass. It felt like the entire town was in the ...
... forest, with lots of little islands. After a mix up with a pick up from the bus station, we arrived at our hostel. As it was a Sunday night, Paraty was quite quiet in the evening, but we had our welcome Caipirinha and went for a couple of beers with some drunk Germans. We headed back to our hostel dorm, thinking the girls from Rio we were sharing a room with were still in town. We proceeded to turn on the light and wake ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Pousada Bambu Bamboo Paraty
Bambu Bamboo has been a most amazing experience. We have been travelling for a while and of the 48 countries we've visited, we have to say that Bambu Bamboo was the best accommodation, best priced and best service we have ever had.
Ben, who owns this place, is amazingly helpful and friendly.
He has put together a very good value establishment that is also attractive to look at, comfy (slept like a log in the comfortable bed in the loft apartment).
The pool area is modest, but pretty. The breakfast room is excellent (very airy) -- you see the food prepared, and it is delicious.
The lounge area is classy.
Loved the dogs !
Recommended if you're staying in Parati (it's a 15 min walk into town).
Perfekte Unterkunft in Parati
Die 3 Tage, die wir im Bambu-Bamboo verbrachten, waren rundherum ein Genuss: gepflegter Garten mit wunderschöner Pool-Anlage, stilvoller und gemütlicher Aufenthaltsraum, angenehme, saubere Zimmer, exzellentes Frühstück mit paradiesischem Ausblick und vor allem ein unglaublich freundlicher, hilfsbereiter und zu jeder Tages- und Nachtzeit aufmerksamer Besitzer (Ben), der es einem leicht machte, sich wohl zu fühlen. Auch mit Kindern jederzeit zu empfehlen!
Pousada Bambu Bamboo is beautifully furnished and decorated in a peaceful and attractive location next to the river looking over the mountains and surrounding forest, but it is close to the historic centre and is cheap and easy to take a taxi, walk or bike to town. The breakfast is wonderful. Ben and Neto are excellent hosts. They have extensive local knoweldge and contacts and are pleased to make arrangements for you. Neto drove us to the port to take a cruise on a schooner around the bay; arranged diving for us; got a local masseuse to come and massage us on the riverbank; arranged transport to and from the airport. Nothing was too much trouble ensuring a wonderful relaxed and happy vacation. My expectations were truly exceeded!
Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night at this beautiful pousada, but we had a great time. The owner was exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the grounds were tropical and beautiful. The rooms were nice and cool (as I'm sure it can get very hot) and decorated in a modern style. We stayed in a garden room and it was very nice. I was suprised to find out that the hotel is 6 years old, as it looks brand new! The breakfast in the morning had tons of fresh fruit, breads, cakes, juice, tea, coffee, eggs made to order, meats, cheeses, etc.
I can not say enough wonderful things about Pousada Bambu Bamboo. Neto (the owner) is an amazing, wonderful host. He went out of his way to help us for the 3 nights we stayed there. Parati is a gorgeous colonial-type town, with cobble stone streets, and wonderful cafes and shops. Neto was extremely helpful with suggesting restaurants, directions for the grocery store, etc...
If I ever make it back to Parati, this is the only place I will stay.
Our stay at hte Bambu bamboo could not have been nicer. It is clean, neat, designed and decorated with variety, style and comfort in mind (i am an architect so I tend to be critical of such things)..It is located along a canal close enough from the historic center to be convienient and just far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. But the most amazing thing about the pousada is the management. They are friendly and much more than helpful - with great recomendations for places to eat, which tour boats to book, and where to shop...on top of all that when our rental car's keys were stolen they did everything they could to prevent a disaster even to the point of dealing with the agency so we could go on a previously booked cruise. 5 star ratings!...I could not give a higher recomendation.
I stayed for 3 nights at Bambu Bamboo before going down the coast to the over-hyped Pousada Picinguaba...and then returned to Bambu Bamboo as it was so wonderful. Ben and Neto (the owners) are the most lovely hosts I have ever stayed with and made me feel at home and utterly at ease from the moment I walked through the door. The Pousada is lovely - fabulous communal spaces with sofas and a movie "lounge"; gorgeous pool; excellent food and wonderful rooms. I was travelling alone, but the loft rooms would be superb for families travelling as they have lots of space and two bathrooms. Don't be put off by the Pousada being outside the historical centre - quite frankly it is more peaceful and more fun to be outside the walls - rent a bike, walk around! An absolutely superb place to stay in Paraty - don't miss it!
We spent 5 nights at Bambu Bamboo and just loved it. The owners were really very friendly and helpful at all times of the day. All the advice that was given about day trips and activities were excellent. The rooms were spacious (loft suite: beautiful mezzanine) and always kept clean. Bed linnen and towels top class. Even beach towels were spontaneously provided. Garden and swimming pool very cosy and tastefully decorated. Top class sun beds. And what a breakfast ! Just about all you could dream of... and served until 11:00. Location just 3 min. outside Parati not a problem, rather appreciable because very calm. 2 adorable dogs (even for dogphobics !). We also take advantage here to say a big thank you to Ben & Neto for making our stay here unforgettable.
Incredible Country, Incredible Stay at Pousada Bambu Bamboo
I am an American and it was my first visit to Brazil. I was very impressed, not only is the country of Brazil beautiful but so was the hotel Pousada Bambu Bamboo. It is a small but quaint hotel with a beautiful and peaceful landscape and pool. The rooms are extremely cozy. The hotel is located near a beautiful old town with wonderful restaurants and shops. The ocean is just about 15 minutes away. Breakfast was very filling. Most of all, the staff and owners were very helpful. I have never been to such a place that cared about its customers. I recommend this hotel 100%. Please feel free to E-mail me and ask me any questions. I plan on going back every year.