DAS CATARATAS

Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil

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Welcome to Hotel das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls, Brazil

The Hotel das Cataratas is located in the centre of the Iguaçu National Park, surrounded by tropical nature alongside the famous Iguaçu Falls. This charming 203 bedroom colonial-style hotel, the only hotel inside the Brazilian National Park, is a unique spot for those wishing to experience the magnificent spectacle of the Iguaçu Falls.


Hotel Facilities
The Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located inside the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil, adjacent to this magnificent natural wonder of the Iguaçu Falls.

Rooms & Suites
There are 203 rooms and suites at the hotel, including 85 Standard Rooms, 64 Superior Rooms, 49 Deluxe Rooms and 5 Suites. 

Pool & Gardens
The Hotel das Cataratas features a large swimming pool in the centre of the property.  The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens where delicate orchids grow.
 

Due to the spray from the cascading waters of the Iguaçu Falls, the area is very lush and there is abundant tropical vegetation.

Dining
There are two restaurants which offer a selection of both traditional Brazilian delicacies and international cuisine.  Dining is available both indoors or outdoors and snacks are available all day.  24 hour room service is also offered.

Bars
The Bar Tarobá is ideal for an early evening drink which can be taken inside or on the outdoor veranda.  Live music is played every evening between 20.00 and 23.00.

Sports Facilities:
There are extensive sport facilities at the Hotel das Cataratas including:
Swimming pool
Tennis Court
Games Room with snooker tables       
Table Tennis
Childrens Playground
Additional Facilities:

First Aid Station
Shopping Boutique
Travel Agent Desk
ATM
Elevator
Guest Laundry Service
Storage Space Available
24 hour security
A Reading Room offering three PC's with complimentary internet access
Wireless internet access in the Don Pedro Lounge
 
HISTORY
The History of the Hotel das Cataratas
The construction of Hotel das Cataratas started in 1939. The outbreak of World War II affected construction and the hotel was finally completed after ten years and was officially inaugurated on October 4th 1958 with 52 rooms.

The hotel is located in a privileged position alongside the Iguaçu Falls and has beautiful colonial architecture, but at that time, due to the primitive access to the Iguaçu Falls, there were many difficulties for those who wanted to stay in the hotel.
 

In August 1959 the hotel was being administrated by Realtur Hoteleira S/A, subsidiary of Real Consortium Airways which was later acquired by Varig S/A Corporations in 1967. After that the hotel stayed under Cia Tropical de Hotéis control until September 2007 and was known as the Tropical das Cataratas.

Face to the strong national and international marketing developed by VARIG Airline, the Tropical das Cataratas started receiving many foreign clients, which forced the hotel enlargement, one in 1971 and 1982, increasing its capacity to 203 beautiful rooms with two Presidential Suites.

The Hotel das Cataratas celebrates its 50th birthday this year.  Throughout its four decades, the hotels construction and original aspects have been preserved by an exhausting and continuous maintenance.

The Iguaçu Falls was declared National Humanity Heritage by UNESCO, and is a strong candidate for the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World, due to the stunning natural beauty of the Falls.

The hotel is now under new management and has changed name from the Tropical das Cataratas to the Hotel das Cataratas.  An ambitious three part renovation schedule began in June 2008.  The hotel remains open and disturbance to guests will be kept to a minimum.
 
ROOMS
Introduction
This elegant Colonial-style hotel offers 203 rooms and suites, well equipped to meet the needs of any traveller.  

There are 85 standard rooms, 64 superior rooms, 49 deluxe rooms and 5 suites.  Each room type is evenly distributed between the Main Building, Wing 1 and Wing 2.

Check in time is 14.00 and check out time is 11.00.  Special arrangements can be made on request and may involve extra charges.

Standard Rooms
The hotel has 85 standard rooms.  These comfortable rooms measure approximately 22 square metres and have either one double or two twin beds.

All rooms feature:

Air-conditioning
Bathroom
Mini-bar
Personal Safe
Cable television
Telephone
Radio Alarm Clock
Hairdryer    
Standard rooms have views of the Iguaçu National Park.

Check in time is from 14h00 and check-out is before 11h00.

Superior Room
The hotel has 64 superior rooms.  These rooms measure approximately 24 square metres.  The majority of these rooms have hardwood floors and feature either one queen size bed or two twin beds.

All rooms feature:

Air-conditioning
Bathroom
Mini-bar
Individual Safe
Cable television
Telephone
Radio Alarm Clock
Hairdryer
Superior rooms have views over the lush tropical gardens or surrounding rainforest.

Check in time is from 14h00 and check-out is before 11h00.

Deluxe Rooms
There are 49 deluxe rooms measuring approximately 29 square metres.  The majority of the rooms are located in Wing 1 with some in the Main House. 

Deluxe rooms feature either one queen size bed or two twin beds.

These comfortable rooms are characterised by beautiful hardwood floors with large bathtubs, ideal for relaxing after a day walking through the National Park.
 

All rooms feature:
Air-conditioning
Bathroom
Mini-bar
Individual Safe
Cable television
Telephone
Radio Alarm Clock
Hairdryer 
Deluxe rooms have views of the lush tropical gardens or surrounding forest.

Check in time is from 14h00 and check-out is before 11h00.
 
Cataratas Suite
Cataratas suites feature a living room and two bedrooms and measure 95 square metres. 

Located on the first floor of the Main Building these suites have partial views of the Iguaçu Falls.

All rooms feature:

Air-conditioning
Bathroom
Mini-bar
Individual Safe
Cable television
Telephone
Radio Alarm Clock
Hairdryer
Connection for laptops
These suites also have a bathroom with hydro massage. 

Check in time is from 14h00 and check-out is before 11h00.
 
Restaurants & Bars
The Hotel das Cataratas has two restaurants, the Ipe Bar & Grill alongside the pool and the Restaurant Itaipu which boasts an outside veranda. 

Both International cuisine and local dishes are served in both restaurants.

Local dishes and specialities are extensive and have been shaped by the eclectic population of the Iguaçu region and its variety of culinary influences.  Fish predominates due to a plentiful supply from the nearby rivers. 

If you would prefer to relax in the comfort of your room there is also a choice of food and beverages available from room service.

LEISURE
Introduction
The Hotel das Cataratas offers extensive leisure facilities within the property grounds.

In addition the Iguaçu National Park provides a fantastic natural playground with plentiful opportunities to try a range of adventure sports. 

This is the ideal location for people who believe a relaxing holiday does not have to be a sedentary one.

The Swimming Pool
The Hotel das Cataratas has a beautiful swimming pool located at its heart.

The pool has a unique design with a shallow moat running around the edge of the pool,  ideal for children to paddle in.   

Sink into the cool waters after a long day exploring the natural beauty of the Iguaçu National Park.  Or simply relax on a sun bed with a good book, basking in the tropical Brazilian sunshine. 

The pool is manned by a lifeguard and our Pool Team is on hand to serve you with cooling drinks and light refreshments.

The swimming pool is open between 09:00 and 22:00 daily.

Please Note: The swimming pool will be closed between June and November 2008 as part of the ongoing refurbishment project at the Hotel das Cataratas.

Renovation Schedule
We are pleased to announce that Hotel das Cataratas has begun an extensive three part renovation in June 2008.   

The swimming pool will be closed from July through October 2008 and the Ipê Bar & Grill Restaurant located alongside the pool will be closed from July through November 2008.

During this project,  the hotel's rooms will remain open, therefore to ensure minimal disruption to the guests, sections or wings of the hotel being worked on which will be closed off and remain separate from the public and guest areas of the hotel.

Sports & Fitness
The Hotel das Cataratas has extensive sporting facilities on the property which are available free of charge:

Tennis Court
Games Room with snooker tables   
Table Tennis
Children's Playground
The National Park also provides fantastic opportunities for a range of adventure sports.

Walks and Treks by the Iguaçu Falls


To experience the full magic of the Iguaçu Falls, walking tours of both the Brazilian and Argentinean side are a must.  

The Brazilian side gives the advantage of wide, expansive panoramic vistas, showcasing the beauty of this natural phenomenon.  For the more adventurous, tours on the Argentinean side allow you to walk along the base of several falls, and even across the top of some of the falls.  

Walkers should take a rain coat and waterproof camera protection as the mist from the falls will drench you.  

 

 

Walking in the Iguaçu National Park


It is rare to experience a real tropical wilderness.  Yet at the Iguaçu National Park the kilometers of walkways and trails will allow you intimate contact with one of the world's most beautiful rainforests. 

As you walk through the lush vegetation, with the roar of the waterfalls in the background, colourful birds flit through the trees, and exotic blooms of orchids and wildflowers adorn the rainforest floor.

To get the most from the natural beauty of the Iguaçu National Park, take part in a Macuco Eco-Adventure.

Golf
Hotel das Cataratas has provided a new facility to the guests, especially to the active sports enthusiasts. A few minutes drive from the hotel, the Bourbon Iguassu Golf Club & Resort welcomes the guests in an area of 600.000 m2, in a perfect combination between nature and this sport.

The Golf Players can find an 9 and 18 hole fields, automatic and manual cars, exclusive golf trainers, and all the equipments for an ideal leisure.

Transfers may be arranged at the front desk of Hotel das Cataratas.

 


 

 

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