Pousada Literária de Paraty Brazil
Pousada Literária de Paraty
Rua Tenente Francisco Antonio,
362 Centro Historico – Paraty- RJ
Brazil – CEP 23970-000
Roberto Pinheiro da Silva and Jane Maria Fatima de Assis
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Jane Assis, owner and General Manager.
Jane has 30 years of experience as senior executives in multinational companies and since 2005 decided to work together, very hands–on, in managing their own 3 hotel properties. Jane manages the service teams and Roberto manages the operations teams.
Our vision is to be a reference in luxury and top quality service to customers willing to visit Paraty to live the cultural and natural ambience as well as be surprisingly well served. Our key strategy is to build experiences that can be unforgettable for our customers.
POUSADA LITERARIA DE PARATY
History & Story
Paraty was founded in the 1500´s and was a refugee for artists during the military regime in the 60´s. At this period ,one important brazilian actress bought the hystoric house where the Pousada is now located and started as a Hotel. The hystoric center of Paraty is very small but full of typical places where guests can live intense cultural life. One amazing remark is that the city is located in a region of Sea and Mountains – so , we can offer both experiences for our guests. In 2011 we started the restoration of the old house with famous and project awarded architect Jacobsen and re-oponed as Pousada Literaria. It is today the best service and hotel facility in Paraty.
Restoration took place from 2011 till early 2013 – architectural project by Jacobsen.
Date added extension
In 2014 we added the Bookstore and the Restaurant – in june 2015, we added the Spa.
Main Strength, Special Touch
The staff is trained to go beyond guests expectations. Owners are present most of the time, supervising and coaching the service. Twice a day the staff of all areas and departments revises guests demands and share crucial information for a surprising service.
Pousada Literaria is located in the historical center of Paraty, with a parking lot available for guests, close to Paraty port and to main streets. All main attractions are made at walking distance.
Key sites/activities in the area
At the sea :
Paraty bay with calm water, highly recommended for swimming, stand up or diving. Beaches for surfing or just relaxing.
At the mountain :
trails at the Atlantic Forest, river for swimming and canoeing.
At the hystorical center :
plenty of offers such as local artisans and ceramists, good local fresh seafood, local brazilian music, bars for local famous « caipirinha » drinks.
As you walk by the Paraty hystoric center, please be prepared with your sandals – famous Brazilian « havaianas » are available everywhere – or tennis because all streets are made of stones (so called « pé de moleque ») that were put there by the slaves many years ago at the Golden route from interior of Brazil to the sea. Almost every day the high tide brings sea water to the city to clean all streets.
Children are hosted. A heated swimming pool is one of the attractions inside the Pousada. Experiences such as Patisserie classes by our chef to kids 5 years old and above can be organized as well as bird watching in our Farm, 10 minutes from the Pousada.
• Suite Paraty –
180 square meters, 2 floors, dining and sitting room, large bedrooms and bathroom (just one in this category). Most of the furniture and paintings are from awarded brazilian artists. Dinner can be served by the chef at the suite dining room.
• Suite Master –
55 square meters, large bedroom and bathroom, sitting room and hidrospa inside the bedroom (4 accommodations in this category).
• Suite –
55 square meters, large bedroom and bathroom, some with sitting room (5 accommodations in this category).
• Apartment –
33 square meters, bedroom and bathroom (13 accomodations in this category).
• All rooms have a private book selection, customized to offer brazilian literature translated to the guests main language. Frigobar with mainly local products and drinks. Bath amenities with eco brand.
Restaurants & Bars
• Restaurant Quintal das Letras
space for 80 chairs , chef Claudia Mascarenhas , international menu using local ingredients from the region. Most vegetables are farm to table from nearby Pousada´s farm.
• Swimming Pool bar
with finger foods and snacks and drinks – including brazilian typical ones.
• Spa Boutique Poesia, 3 treatments suites and 2 rooms, menu using organic herbs from the farm such as brands as Caudalie and Clarins.
• Sauna, Fitness equipments, heated swimming pool
Corporate & Celebration Events
Library with more than 3500 titles of brazilian and international literature, some of them translated. At this space, Pousada organizes events and celebrations – possible to seat 100 persons for a dinner.
Extra Notable Features
exclusive for groups of familiar guests, supported at the sea by 2 motorized boats and all equipments for sea leisure can take guests to a protected sea area at 30 minutes from Paraty port. At the schooner, chef Claudia Mascarenhas welcomes the guests and serves cocktails and a fabulous lunch at the end of the experience.
Bird watching with picnic at the mountains of Pousada’s farm,
guided by farm ornithologist. More than 126 bird species are in the farm.
with chef Claudia Mascarenhas to practice cooking a typical brazilian dish – at the end of the class, guests are served by our team with their cooking creations.
Guests can choose from our organic farm harvest the items that would like to take home at the check-out time. When they leave a basket of their choices is ready to take home.
Number of employees