Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Great service, relaxed atmospherePosted Oct 11, 2012 on Hotels.com
British owner Ben provides a warm and very helpful welcome and excellent service at Bambu Bamboo. The hotel is in a suburban area a good 20 minute walk away from the centre of Paraty, but the walk into town is delightful, along a riverside path. The rooms are simple but the the well maintained hotel pool area/ garden is a great sanctuary in which to relax, away from the tourist bustle of the old town, and the hotel also has a therapy centre employing a superb physiotherapist/masseuse. Highly recommended.
for Familiesby Frank
Great PousadaPosted Aug 21, 2012 on Hotels.com
My family had a great time at Pousada Bambu Bamboo. Ben made us feel right at home and I would definately stay again. He had nice comfortable rooms, delicous caipirinhas, and terrific recommendations for things to do in Paraty. My teenage children especially liked his recommendation of Raul for rainforest horseback trail rides--he was great and took really good care of us. Although the hotel is a little far from downtown Paraty, it was a safe and pleasant walk and we wished we had booked more days with Ben!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Charm and Hospitality in ParatyPosted Apr 27, 2012
Pros: Breakfast on the river
Pousada Bambu Bamboo is perfect for a couple or small group wanting an intimate getaway. The historic center of Paraty is a comfortable mile long walk from the Pousada, however, Neto (the owner) is always eager to provide transportation there for you. Neto happily arranges any excursions (boat trips, jeep tours, etc) you would like to take, ensuring you have the best experience for the best price. I highly recommend Bambu Bamboo for anyone wanting to experience the charm of Paraty and the hospitality of Brazil.
by A verified traveler from chicago, IL
Did not live up to previous reviewsPosted May 25, 2011
I was disappointed in this hotel, and am perplexed as to why it got such glowing reviews on the internet. The hotel stated it was a "20 minute walk" to town (the historic section of Paraty where everything is happening) and it really was more like an athletic 40-minute walk along a winding road that didn't have a sidewalk in some parts. Another reviewer talked about the staff giving them rides to town, etc. which was simply not the case during our stay-- they just offered to call cabs and it did get expensive. The breakfast was beautiful, I do say. But the day we checked in, there was nobody at the desk and nobody spoke English, so lots of confusion. It was always difficult to track down a person there, as nobody sat at the front desk regularly. They appear to have a hot water problem-- after my 3rd cold shower the icing on the cake was a cockroach peering at me from the doorway. The bedding was musty and bed was uncomforable. They left only one tiny bar of soap to service the two bathrooms including 2 sinks and 2 showers. Two thin bath towels & 2 hand towels also did not reinforce the "spa like" atmosphere they tout! The rooms were very dark, one of my pet peeves in hotel when you're trying to rifle through your suitcase; I noticed they had a lame 25-watt bulb in the table lamp. This was supposedly a spa-type luxury pousada, with a comparitively luxury price. I feel they were short-staffed and in an inconvenient location and I would not recommend it.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Great PousadaPosted May 15, 2011 on Hotels.com
My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in April. The hotel facilities, including swimming pool, breakfast and dining area were lovely. Our room was very comfortable but the walls could do with a fresh coat of paint. The owner and staff were extremely helpful - they organised a transfer from Sao Paulo airport to the Pousada for us, which was a great help.