52 Best Hotels in The South, Brazil

Pousada Don Giovanni

$$ | Linha Amadeo, Km 12, Bento Gonçalves, 95700-000, Brazil
Remote and rustic, this eight-room guesthouse is an old-world gem in a whitewashed 1930s building adjacent to the Don Giovanni winery. A good base from which to explore the wine region, or simply soak up the scenery, the accommodations here are simple, spacious, and comfortable, with faded furniture and stunning views, though the minimal service (with no staff on-site for parts of the day and in the evening) can make even the most basic requests a logistical challenge. To eat out, there are limited options within driving distance, though you can book ahead to dine in the pousada restaurant, with a set menu ($$$$)—made with homegrown produce—served in an atmospheric basement dining room.

Pros

  • Blissfully quiet
  • Wine tastings on the property
  • Homely feel

Cons

  • Remote location
  • None of the convenience of a fully staffed hotel
Linha Amadeo, Km 12, Bento Gonçalves, 95700-000, Brazil
054-3455–6293
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Pousada dos Chás

$$$$ | Rua Francisco Gouveia 54, Florianópolis, 88053-645, Brazil
Despite the interior design overload—blue sofas, blue walls, blue everything—Pousada dos Chás is one of the best guesthouses on Jururê Beach. Just a couple of blocks from the beach (albeit with no sea view), it’s split in two: the main house with 20 en suite rooms, each with its own color scheme and optimized feng shui; and a pool across the road, with stylish daybeds and a barbecue. A perfect end to a hard day's bronzing is the complimentary afternoon tea, with homegrown infusions and an impressive spread of cakes.

Pros

  • Complimentary afternoon tea
  • Easy walk to bars and restaurants

Cons

  • Ground-floor rooms have limited views
Rua Francisco Gouveia 54, Florianópolis, 88053-645, Brazil
048-3282–9112
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Pousada Estaleiro Village

$$ | Av. Interpraias 3996, Balneário Camboriú, 88334-000, Brazil
Simple and rustic, this pousada is one of the few on this stretch of coastline to have direct access to the beach. Brightly painted two-story buildings, dotted about a wild jungle of a garden, are split into 24 rooms; all have air-conditioning, a fridge, and TV, and a handful have kitchenettes. The furnishings are basic, with some rooms starting to show their age, but what this pousada lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in the warm welcome of the family that runs it.

Pros

  • The garden will delight nature lovers
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Friendly service

Cons

  • Basic furnishings
  • Swimming pool showing its age
Av. Interpraias 3996, Balneário Camboriú, 88334-000, Brazil
047-9112–5200
hotel Details
17 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Pousada Isadora Duncan

$$$$ | Rod. Jornalista Manuel de Menezes 2658, Florianópolis, 88061-701, Brazil
Hidden away above the bistro of the same name, with great views out over Lagoa da Conceição, this guesthouse is packed with personality. It's a great choice for those happy to forego amenities in favor of something a little different. With a name that pays homage to the American dancer, expect a flamboyant approach here, from the mismatched furniture, to the red lights in the roomy hot tub, and wall-to-wall windows looking out over the lake. On a busy road skirting the lake, you’ll need a car to get around.

Pros

  • Spacious rooms
  • Eccentric ambience
  • Great views

Cons

  • Breakfast is served in what is effectively a corridor outside the room
  • Few of the amenities offered by larger guesthouses
  • A car is needed
Rod. Jornalista Manuel de Menezes 2658, Florianópolis, 88061-701, Brazil
048-3232–7210
hotel Details
2 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Aug., Free Breakfast

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Pousada Solar Mirador

$$$$ | Estrada Geral do Rosa s/n, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil
Indulge in the extraordinary views of Rosa Beach while sitting, drink in hand, by the pool at this luxurious pousada. Silk drapes, bamboo-weave baskets, and expanses of dark, stained wood lend this upmarket guesthouse a Balinese feel. Its restaurant, Urucum ($$$$), specializes in the Brazilian seafood stew, moqueca. The dozen rooms, as well as two hot tubs, a steam room, sauna, and indoor swimming pool, are scattered about the thickly forested hillside and connected by wooden walkways and steps that are best suited to youthful legs. A highlight of each room is the veranda, strung with a hammock.

Pros

  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Majestic sea views

Cons

  • Patchy Wi-Fi in the rooms
  • Multiple steps to get about the property
  • Beach access is via a boat ride across a small lake
Estrada Geral do Rosa s/n, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil
048-3355–6697
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Pousada Zermatt

$$ | Rua da Fé 187, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil

This charming inn has a homey atmosphere, especially in the rooms with Brazilian-pine floors and wall panels, fireplaces, and colorful, locally made bedspreads. The rates are reasonable and it's in a peaceful location—3 km (2 miles) from the noisy downtown district, with a handful of good restaurants nearby.

Pros

  • Good service
  • Great price

Cons

  • No restaurant
  • Small rooms
  • Few amenities
Rua da Fé 187, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil
054-3286–2426
hotel Details
76 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Quinta das Videiras

$$$$ | Rua Afonso Luiz Borba 113, Florianópolis, 88062-040, Brazil
The only boutique hotel on the island, Quinta das Videiras has tastefully adorned rooms with antique-style furnishings, from stained-glass windows to porcelain doorknobs and an abundance of Portuguese tiles. The only original feature here is the grape vines, which make a nice, shady spot for an alfresco breakfast. Don’t expect much of a view; the rooms at the back overlook a supermarket loading bay. For a treat, the loft suite has a large roof terrace and plunge pool. Shops, bars, and restaurants are within easy reach on foot, though the nearest beach is a 3-km (2-mile) hike.

Pros

  • Packed with characterful details
  • Solar-heated tiled swimming pool
  • Close to shops and restaurants

Cons

  • Some rooms have poor views
  • Nearest beach 3 km (2 miles) away
Rua Afonso Luiz Borba 113, Florianópolis, 88062-040, Brazil
048-3232–3005
hotel Details
10 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Quinta do Bucanero

$$$$ | Estrada Geral Praia do Rosa s/n, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil Fodor's Choice
The ultimate in barefoot luxury, this stunning hotel in Praia do Rosa is carved in and around the hillside some 100 feet above the beach, with rooms perched on wooden supports and vast slabs of rocks in the sitting area. Popular with honeymooners, the hotel has 12 rooms, decked out with plush furnishings and rustic touches—think bamboo, shells, and marble—and all with the same panoramic view of the lagoon and ocean below. Take a dip in the infinity pool, or head downhill to the pontoon where your own boatman awaits to take you across the lagoon to the beach and back.

Pros

  • Swimming pool with sea view
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants
  • Gym, sauna, and hot tub

Cons

  • No under-14s allowed
  • Beach access is via boat
Estrada Geral Praia do Rosa s/n, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil
048-3355–6056
hotel Details
10 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Radisson Hotel Curitiba

$$$$ | Av. Sete de Setembro 5190, Curitiba, 80240-000, Brazil
The imposing 17-story façade of the Radisson may seem incongruous with its setting, but the bright, spacious rooms and location in upmarket Batel make this a good choice for business travelers and tourists alike. Breakfast is a buffet of sizable proportions served in the high-ceilinged, lobby restaurant. Rooms have a retro tropical vibe, with soft furnishings in tones of brown, orange, and green. Book one with a view over the square, built in homage to Paraná’s Japanese immigrants, with carp ponds, cherry blossom trees, and a pagoda that houses a Japanese cultural center.

Pros

  • Close to bars, restaurants, and shopping malls
  • Excellent breakfast spread
  • Spacious, light rooms

Cons

  • Lack of towel-hanging space
  • Small pool for a hotel of this size
Av. Sete de Setembro 5190, Curitiba, 80240-000, Brazil
041-3351–2222
hotel Details
191 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Recanto das Flores

$$$$ | Estrada Geral da Costeira 120, Governador Celso Ramos, 88190-000, Brazil
Popular with Brazilian families, this simple, beachfront pousada has 19 sparsely furnished en suite rooms that, while lacking natural light and privacy, are nonetheless clean with all the basic modern conveniences; go for the larger rooms with verandas facing the sea. Ample outdoor space, a football pitch, indoor swimming pool, and games room mean kids can run wild. Breakfast and dinner are included; you can sizzle up your lunch at the communal barbecue.

Pros

  • Plenty to entertain kids
  • Quiet, secluded location

Cons

  • Restaurants and shops a drive away
  • Beach is small
  • Expensive
Estrada Geral da Costeira 120, Governador Celso Ramos, 88190-000, Brazil
048-3262–9043
hotel Details
19 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed June and July, Free Breakfast

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Refúgio das Galés

$$$$ | Av. Aroeira da Praia 2001, Porto Belo, 88215-000, Brazil
Aimed squarely at couples, this upmarket guesthouse is one of the few accommodation options on the relatively unspoiled Mariscal beach. Well located, with its own boardwalk connecting the garden to the beach, the guesthouse has eight smartly furnished rooms, all with their own verandas and sea view, and plenty of bright, airy communal space, kitted out with expanses of white marble and wood decking. Mariscal beach flanks a 4-km-long (2½-mile-long) bay and is popular with surfers, though not so good for swimmers, with strong currents. Note that no children under 15 are allowed.

Pros

  • Plenty of nature to explore
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Sea view from every room

Cons

  • Minimum stays of up to five days in peak season
  • Heavy traffic in and out of the peninsula
  • No swimming pool
  • A 15-minute drive to the nearest restaurant
Av. Aroeira da Praia 2001, Porto Belo, 88215-000, Brazil
047-3393-4727
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed July–mid-August, Free Breakfast

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Refúgio do Estaleiro

$$$ | Rua Flavia Martelini 400, Porto Belo, 88210-000, Brazil

On a hill overlooking the sea, this comfortable hotel features spacious, rustic rooms with verandas and lush wicker chairs. Both of its restaurants are highly regarded: Pizzeria do Refúgio ($$) and Estaleiro ($$$), which serves seafood.

Pros

  • Prime location
  • Extra-comfortable room furnishings

Cons

  • Far from beach
Rua Flavia Martelini 400, Porto Belo, 88210-000, Brazil
047-3369–8282
hotel Details
14 apartments, 4 chalets
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Regina Guest House

$ | Caminho do Alto do Morro s/n, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil
Set in one of the manioc flour mills that were once common in Santa Catarina, Regina Guest House is steeped in rustic charm. Cogs, weighing scales, and other remnants from its former incarnation decorate the family-run pousada along with homely furniture and a pool table. The best accommodations can be found in the garden, in one of three log cabins that includes en suite bathroom, TV, minibar, and air-conditioning; two have a sea view while the third overlooks the Ibiraquera lagoon.

Pros

  • Value for money
  • Quirky chalets set amid abundant vegetation

Cons

  • 10-minute walk to the beach
Caminho do Alto do Morro s/n, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil
048-3355–6066
hotel Details
2 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Saint Andrews Gramado

$$$$ | Rua das Flores 171, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil
An expensive and luxurious option, Saint Andrews Gramado is set in a grand, former family home in a leafy, residential condominium, with breathtaking views of the forest-covered Quilombo Valley. The decor has a boudoir feel, with plush, textured wallpapers and opulent chandeliers, matching color schemes, and flat-screen TVs tucked behind gilt frames. The round-the-clock five-star details include a team of butlers, tailor-made (albeit pricey) tasting menus, and chauffeur service for airport pickups or short trips into town.

Pros

  • Spectacular views
  • Large sauna, steam room, and heated indoor pool
  • Butler and chauffeur service

Cons

  • Only a handful of rooms have a bath
  • Expensive
Rua das Flores 171, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil
054-3295-7700
hotel Details
10 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Serra Azul

$$$$ | Rua Garibaldi 152, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil

This prestigious downtown hotel is synonymous with fine lodging in the region. Its architecture is German Bavarian style—a trademark of Gramado—and the room decor is elegant and sober, with dark-wood furnishings. At the recanto (lounge area) in the evenings guests can experience gaúcho traditions like chimarrão (tea brewed with yerba mate) paired with folkloric rhythms played by local musicians. The location is prime for browsing the myriad shops, cafés, and restaurants of the city.

Pros

  • Downtown location
  • Great service

Cons

  • Hectic when hosting business meetings
  • Small bathrooms
Rua Garibaldi 152, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil
054-3295–7200
hotel Details
152 rooms, 18 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Sheraton Porto Alegre

$$$$ | Rua Olavo Barreto Viana 18, Porto Alegre, 90570-010, Brazil Fodor's Choice

In the fashionable neighborhood of Moinhos de Vento, the Sheraton sets the city's standard of luxury; the level of comfort is outstanding, from the lobby to the top-floor rooms. All rooms have plush king-size beds and subdued decor with dark-wood furnishings. In the Brazil Suite you'll find 18th-century-style wooden furniture and copies of paintings by the French artist Debret, whose works depict rural scenes of colonial Brazil. The restaurant, Porto Alegre Bistrô ($$–$$$), offers Mediterranean fare accompanied by live piano performances each weekday evening. The hotel is in the same complex as the Moinhos de Vento Mall.

Pros

  • Top-notch service
  • Prime location
  • Many amenities

Cons

  • Can be hectic during conferences
  • High charges for Internet
Rua Olavo Barreto Viana 18, Porto Alegre, 90570-010, Brazil
051-2121–6000
hotel Details
170 rooms, 22 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Slaviero Slim Centro Hotel

$ | Av. Luiz Xavier 67, Curitiba, 80020-020, Brazil

In a landmark building overlooking the Rua das Flores walkway, Slaviero Slim in downtown Curitiba has large rooms with wood paneling and matching furniture. Beds are king-size, with colorful spreads and cushions that invite you to relax. Rooms in the east wing are smaller and oddly shaped, and elevators there are cramped because of the original building plan. The second-floor Getúlio bar-café is a popular gathering spot for businesspeople.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Good value for the better rooms

Cons

  • Some rooms are small
  • Few amenities
Av. Luiz Xavier 67, Curitiba, 80020-020, Brazil
041-3322–2829
hotel Details
89 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Tenondé Park Hotel

$ | Rua São Miguel 664, São Miguel das Missões, 98865-000, Brazil

Not only the nicest accommodations in the region, the Tenondé Park Hotel is a fine hotel by any standards; the large rooms have colonial-style furnishings and arched doorways that echo the design of the mission a few blocks away. The well-trained staff is knowledgeable about the missions and other attractions in the region. The restaurant serves standard Brazilian fare.

Pros

  • Attentive staff
  • Great service
  • Close to the mission

Cons

  • Some rooms need updating
Rua São Miguel 664, São Miguel das Missões, 98865-000, Brazil
055-3381–2000
hotel Details
78 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Vida, Sol e Mar Beach Village

$$$ | Km 6 Estrada Geral do Rosa, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil

This rustic-chic eco-resort offers easy access to the beach and several amenities, with comfortable rooms and villas with grand views of the sea scattered about the property, among palm trees and shrubbery. The poolside restaurant Engenho do Mar offers ecletic fare with emphasis on seafood. Instituto Baleia Franca operates out of reception, organizing land-based guided tours with biologists to see the southern right whale (R$60 per person; June to November). Guided hiking and horseback tours in the nearby Atlantic rain forest as well as surfing classes are also available.

Pros

  • Great setting
  • Close to beach
  • Great for outdoor activities

Cons

  • Some bathrooms are small
  • Far from city
Km 6 Estrada Geral do Rosa, Praia do Rosa, 88780-000, Brazil
048-3355–6111
hotel Details
28 rooms, 14 villas
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Vila Tamarindo Eco Lodge

$$$ | Av. Campeche 1836, Florianópolis, 88063-300, Brazil
A 10-minute stroll from Praia Campeche, Vila Tamarindo is a clean and tidy pousada with a manicured garden where kids can splash about in a fenced-off swimming pool. The 15 rooms, split across two blocks, are in excellent condition, with rustic, wood furniture and a small private balcony strung with a hammock in each. Expect the typical Brazilian feast of fruits, cakes, and cold cuts for breakfast. The only downside is the modern condominiums being built on three sides of the pousada, encroaching on what would otherwise be a tranquil spot.

Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Pleasant garden
  • Free yoga and tai chi lessons

Cons

  • No sea view
  • No on-site dining options
Av. Campeche 1836, Florianópolis, 88063-300, Brazil
048-3237–3464
hotel Details
14 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Villa Valduga

$$ | Km 6, RS 444, Bento Gonçalves, 95700-000, Brazil

Casa Valduga winery maintains four redbrick houses with large, comfortable rooms overlooking the vineyards. Decor is contemporary, and each room is different. The breakfast is almost a full café colonial, served at the winery near the wine vats. The restaurants ($$$$), which are open to nonguests (reservations essentials), are a touch impersonal, but serve hearty Brazilian-Italian fare, such as cappelletti soup, roasted pork and chicken, and polenta. As unlikely as it may sound, there are no Valduga wines available by the glass.

Pros

  • Great services
  • Large and comfortable rooms

Cons

  • Few amenities
  • No children allowed
Km 6, RS 444, Bento Gonçalves, 95700-000, Brazil
054-2105–3154
hotel Details
24 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Wish Serrano Resort and Convention Gramado

$$$$ | Av. das Hortensias 1480, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil Fodor's Choice

Everything at the Serrano is designed to make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable: superb restaurants, plenty of sports and leisure options, and a can't-beat location, just a few blocks from downtown Gramado. Rooms are plush and spacious, overlooking the city and forested hills beyond. Among the activities and amenities are a guided morning walk on the trail that circles the grounds, aerobics in the pool, massage, and a sauna. The Frontera Sur restaurant serves South American fare, with an emphasis on beef dishes. The resort has one of the best-regarded convention centers in Brazil on its grounds.

Pros

  • Excellent facilities
  • Great services
  • Multiple dining options

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Hectic when hosting conventions
Av. das Hortensias 1480, Gramado, 95670-000, Brazil
054-3295–8000
hotel Details
244 rooms, 28 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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