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Pousada Parador Santarem

Estrada Correia da Veiga No. 96 Itaipava, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25745-260 Brazil
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#20 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Petropolis
Travellers' Choice
Parador Santarem is a Luxury Inn located in Itaipava - Petropolis, a mountain retreat located just 80 Km away from Rio de Janeiro city center. Built in a 50.000m2 majestically preserved green Sanctuary. Parador Santarem is the perfect gateway to find peace and relax far from the city lights and noise. The service is exclusive and fully dedicated as there are only 14 Suites available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Hot bath
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Steam room
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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wwpalmer wrote a review Sep 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ86 contributions75 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for four nights in August 2020. The pleasantly-landscaped hotel is located about a 15 minute drive from the commercial center of Itaipava. Our room was large with a high ceiling and double French doors that opened onto a small courtyard. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom large, although a bit dated. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we had no room cleaning service during our stay. The large restaurant looks out over the property, including a small lake and the swimming pool. Breakfast was plentiful and good. We also had dinner at the restaurant one evening and enjoyed the food. The wait staff in the restaurant were always pleasant and friendly. Due to the pandemic, we could not use the pool, sauna, hot tubs, or exercise room, either. In normal times, all these activities would be available, as well as a fairly well-maintained clay tennis court. Since we were using the hotel mainly as a jumping off point for seeing various things around Itaipava and Petropolis, it worked fine for us. One room tip: make sure you get one with a veranda facing the front lawn area.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a veranda facing the front lawn.
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Cristina Santos, Gerente geral at Pousada Parador Santarém
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Dear Sir., We thank you very much for the positve comments that are always welcome, especially when our guests are satisfied with the care of our staff. We look forward to seeing you at a later time. Best Regards, Cristina Santos - Manager
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Marcia McIntyre wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Angeles, California11 contributions
Appalling! After driving miles on small road to arrive at location, we were approached by security guard who vehemently denied our entrance. We explained we came from far away and that we would like to check out facilities for party and future vacation plans. However, no great explanation given, we must look scary. Perhaps we didn’t look rich, famous, worthy of their time, whatever the reason, unacceptable. If at least an explanation or perhaps instructions for appointment but simply disdain. Our conclusion is that this place doesn’t deserve our business. Fancy and elegant??? No way, indeed very inconsiderate and rude. Disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
MargitvN wrote a review Sep 2015
Paris, France63 contributions39 helpful votes
We booked this accomodation for one night in August. After visiting Rio we wanted a hotel were we could relax and enjoy nature. Parador Santarém is the perfect getaway! While staying there, not many tourists were there. Just the four of us with one other small group. We got the family room which was spacious, clean and had an amazing bed and bathroom! The garden together with the pool, small lake and the mountains in the background make this place almost magical. The employees of the resort were very friendly and helpfull and even though not everyone spoke English that well, everyone was trying to make our stay the best. We had dinner at the restaurant that night. Amazing dinner! Although we were the only table that had dinner that night, the atmosfere of the cosy 'livingroom' was perfect. All compliments to the chef and the waitress that helped us choose the meals. After dinner everything was made ready for us to be able to set down in the Spa area. The hottub and sauna were very relaxing! To conclude: if you are in close to Itaipava, pay a visit to this accomodation! It is amazing!
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Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
krimenescal wrote a review Jul 2015
Rio de Janeiro140 contributions27 helpful votes
this place is magical, surrounded by mountains and nature, it is very peaceful, the decor country and tasteful. The employees are very attentive. It is close to city center and makes it an ideal spot to relax.
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Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: rooms with a garden view
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Isabella C wrote a review Apr 2015
Pottstown, Pennsylvania6 contributions
My family just came back from a 3 day stay at Parador Santarem. It was absolutely perfect. Service was impeccable, grounds were lovely and the service was great. Did I mention the food? The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel at home. Totally worth the price. A shout out to Claudia who was very accommodating, Giovanni for his professionalism, Roberto for his attention to details and Luis for even taking the time to fish with my 6 yr old daughter. We won't forget our days there.
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Date of stay: April 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We stayed at room 25. Two large rooms, connected. Big bathroom, a balcony and access to a lovely...
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US$69 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroPetropolis
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada Parador Santarém
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada Parador Santarém?
Nearby attractions include La Grande Vallée (4.1 km), Pedra da Tartaruga (7.6 km), and Praça do Cavaleiro Medieval (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada Parador Santarém?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada Parador Santarém?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada Parador Santarém?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada Parador Santarém?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada Parador Santarém?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vita Cantina E Pizzaria, Quintal Gastronomico, and Serra Bahia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada Parador Santarém?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pousada Parador Santarém offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada Parador Santarém?
Many travellers enjoy visiting La Grande Vallée (4.1 km).
Does Pousada Parador Santarém have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.