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Rua Bernardo Coutinho 4570, Araras, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25725-032 Brazil
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#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Araras
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A perfect balance between nature and comfort. In the heart of the Atlantic Forest, amidst lush vegetation, Pousada das Araras is the best option for rest, walking and business meetings. Located in a paradisiacal landscape within the tourist-gastronomic itinerary of the Serra, the inn is sophisticated rustic, a true haven of tranquility, peace and silence to provide unforgettable days. An area with more than 150,000 m² of Atlantic Forest, half of which is totally conserved in its natural state. Here, at the foot of the Pedra Maria Comprida, peaceful and pleasant coexistence with birds, monkeys, squirrels and other small animals is one of the many attractions. The 1km trail available for hiking is a leisure option for those who wish to make peace with nature. We also have Wi-Fi throughout. Pousada das Araras awaits you. Come enjoy our paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Badminton
Game room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Internet
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Tennis court
Billiards
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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AltexBlue wrote a review Aug 2019
Houston, Texas6 contributions
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The hotel is in a very pleasant location surrounded by nature. Site well kept. Access challenging up hill. Maybe challenging in raining days. Staff very friendly and helpful.The room was small a little rundown. Very old TV with few channels and terrible image. Minibar equally old and rusty. A disappointment considering the rate charged for it.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BernatDesclot wrote a review Apr 2019
Petropolis, RJ1618 contributions255 helpful votes
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Very nice place in Araras for a group meeting or a family weekend. Location is just beautiful, with amazing views and extraordinary landscape. Facilities are rustic and comfortable, although they could use a bit of an upgrade. Restaurant is good, with tasty and varied food and lots of places to sit and enjoy the view. Rooms are ample and nice, bungalow style, taking advantage of the nature.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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MGDias wrote a review May 2018
Toronto, Canada254 contributions105 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in Pousada das Araras during a weekend. We arrived Friday evening and left Sunday after lunch. We chose a chalet far from the reception which is a short distance however enough to feel isolated. The accommodation is large, rustic, comfortable and spacious. It is located on the bottom of a huge rock with a forest on the back, having a breathtaking sight of the mountain. Breakfast is rich and plentiful, already included in the tariff. Staff is very friendly and attentive. It is our second time and for sure we will return. Pleasant staying.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Axel Keys wrote a review Jun 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ74 contributions15 helpful votes
Pousada das Araras has been a charming destination for couples and even families for decades now. Exuberant landscaping, nice gardens and creeks, warm chalets and decoration, incredible quietness. It's all there, and it looks even better than years ago. Unfortunately, given the value of their rates, service, breakfast, amenities and other details should be reviewed - and increased!. The (small) amount of firewood provided is ridiculous; the 11am breakfast time limit is too early for a place like this, so that at 10:50am ALL the tables are usually taken; the old tubed TV set belongs to the 20th century, and the cable channels' options are so limited that often you have nothing interesting to watch; front desk staff should be much more pleasant and willing to fulfill guests' needs. Still, it is a nice place to spend e romantic weekend, and time - and management decisions - will show if Pousada das Araras will return to it's more glorious days, or if it will be surpassed by better managed options, more focused on their guests' needs than in saving some cents. Let's see.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The chalets are the best option, by far.
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CamilaMagalhaes wrote a review Sep 2016
Rio de Janeiro, RJ5 contributions7 helpful votes
Amazing landscape in a quiet environment, with a very helpful staff. Nice breakfast which is served in the restaurant, but also can be ordered in the rooms (they charge you a tax for that). Wifi only works in the common areas, what at first bothered me, but ended up being a forced way to disconnect. Would definitely recommend it for couples who want to take a break from the city and relax.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you book a 'suite', ask for the ones on the second floor (they have balconies)
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Martin N wrote a review Feb 2016
Rio de Janeiro, RJ12 contributions7 helpful votes
It´s a really nice place approx 1,5 hours by car away from Rio. Very peaceful, quiet and breathtaking landscape surrounding you. The Pousada itself is very well managed, food is very good, the chale´s are simple but clean and have all you need. Some have an extra large whirlpool so you look for these ones.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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fernando v wrote a review May 2015
Rio de Janeiro, RJ36 contributions53 helpful votes
very nicel place with a view of the mountains and a lot of green nice and confortable " chalets" and a lot of good resturants nearby a lot of places for the kids to play the only problem for me was the difficult to use a cell phone even though I had 3 service companies chips but that is not the hotel fault.. and a very goog breakfast and very nice employees
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: all chalets are fine but the ones close to the main building are better because you do not need a...
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Omotayo F wrote a review Apr 2015
Villavicencio, Colombia159 contributions22 helpful votes
Best place to stay after the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro life style. Spent the Easter break with my family out there and I felt refreshed. You can hear yourself breathing when locked-in in the chalet, which is what I need for a long peaceful nite rest. Breakfast is typical Brazilian style, if you need hot meal, you need to ask for it. The view is astonishing from the restaurant. There is a trail behind the accommodation, not long though but challenging because of the height (980m) for a 500m long trail. There is also a tennis court/football. We spent most of our days at Itaipava and Petropolis, which are decent distance and good drive away from the Accommodation. The staffs are very helpful and nice. You need to watch out for ants etc. we found a scorpion in the first chalet we were given but was changed immediately. To be honey, this doesn't affect my rating of the place. I will be shock if I don't see one before leaving the area :)
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Pjquintana wrote a review Aug 2014
Rio de Janeiro, RJ34 contributions16 helpful votes
Second time and the place continues to be a very nice Pousada. Friendly environment for a good weekend break. Plenty of good restaurants around the area. Spending a day at Vale da Videira, using guides available for tracking or jeep tours is an excellent choice.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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hansf wrote a review Jan 2012
Vancouver23 contributions19 helpful votes
This mountain resort is the best of the area in my books. I have been to a few others (Petropolis, Itaipava), but none compare to this one. Most of these resorts get pretty pricey, specially on local holidays, but for the same cash you're buying quality. You need a car and GPS, but once you get to the town of Araras, you're on the right direction. I strongly recommend the chalets / bungalows. The pool, the SPA are great, and so is breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2011
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$57 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroPetropolisAraras
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pousada das Araras
Which popular attractions are close to Pousada das Araras?
Nearby attractions include Orquidário Binot (7.4 km), Vale do Amor (6.1 km), and Hortomercado (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pousada das Araras?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pousada das Araras?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Pousada das Araras?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pousada das Araras?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pousada das Araras?
Conveniently located restaurants include Umami, Vita Cantina E Pizzaria, and Antonio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pousada das Araras?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pousada das Araras offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pousada das Araras?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pousada das Araras?
Many travellers enjoy visiting La Grande Vallée (8.9 km), Ipiranga House (10.5 km), and Rio Negro Palace Museum (10.7 km).
Does Pousada das Araras have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.