Pousada Bambu Bamboo
Travel Blogs from Paraty
Well yesterday was one of those days that Whitney and I knew going into it that it would be an adventure and it definitely didn´t disappoint. So most of our trip was more or less set out as we are travelling at peak time in Brazil and didn´t want to have to worry about not having places to stay or booking things while we were here. That being said we knew that our travels from Florianopolis to Ilha Grande (our next location) would need ...
... individuals that need to pay separately and keep tabs on the bill!
The next day the girls and I took a local bus to Trinidade. It took around an hour and cost just 3 Real (75p). We headed to the beach for a totally chilled day of drinking, sunbathing and splashing around in the sea.
Paraty is a beautiful colonial city that makes you feel like you have travelled back in time. The village was ...
... however the vast array of beaches was pretty spectacular. We took a taxi boat to 'Lopes Mendes' which was absolutely stunning. Rumours echo around the town and guide books that it's something like the 3rd/7th nicest beach on the planet, and it proved quite hard to argue with that vague statistic. The sand is so thin it's like walking on flour and due to its ...
... but had nothing smaller than the 100 pesos note this last time (about twenty five quid), and so shook our heads at the greasy baggage-monkey and got on the bus. It was obviously too late that we discovered that this same fine, greasy, upstanding representative of international relations of a bus station grunt had decided he’d get his tip by rooting through my bag and taking one pack of playing cards, and a set of cutlery, including our finest forks, spoons and ...
... and we went swimming where is pooled. It was freezing but so fresh and pure.
After the dip we wandered to the cashassa factory (thats what they make Caipirinhas out of) the man explained the process and let us sample some different kinds, the first one i had a tiny sip of burnt the whole way down my neck and i could feel it in my stomach......surely this is not good for anyone! I tried another one ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Pousada Bambu Bamboo Paraty
Exceeded all our expectations!
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.
We stayed there in August and had the pousada all for ourselves the first night as the place was cleared out immediately after the Literary Week at Parati. This also meant that the town was blissfully empty.
Neto, our host, just couldn't do enough for us - picking us up, dropping us off, restaurant suggestions, advice regarding outings. Every breakfasts feels like we've died and gone to food heaven. Every conceivable thing you would ever want for breakfast (and then some) is layed out beautifully. Juices were fresh squeezed, yogurt was homemade, local cheese and jelly (Romeo and Juliet) were exquisite, perfectly done soft boil eggs, endless pastries, etc.
One of the entertainment will have to be that one of Neto's dog has to be distracted whenever we cycle into town as he runs with you all the way there and will not leave you.
Parati has been most relaxing and we will definitely go back and the only place we'd consider staying is at Bambu Bamboo.
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!
Wonderful tropical setting, beatufiul architecture!
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 didn't particularly love the town of Parati, as it's very touristy. There are a lot of shops and art galleries. We ate dinner at the french restaurant the owner recommended and it was amazing- highly recommended!
If were are ever back in that area again, we would not hesitate to stay there again and I would recommend it to anyone.
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.
Superb! Excellent! Wonderful! Do go!
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.
Tim & Marta from Switzerland
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.