NAME: pousada dos Meros
WHERE: Vila do Abraão, Ilha Grande, Río de Janeiro
IN ENGLISH: yes
PRICES ON THE WEBSITE: yes
LOCATION: in the Vila do Abraão, two blocks from the beach and a short walk from shops, restaurants and the main pier.
THE PREMISES: a two-storey building with all the rooms facing a small garden.
THE ROOMS: smallish rooms with a comfortable bed. A small tv and a mini-bar. Electric shower.
PRICES IN NOVEMBER 2008: we paid R$80 per room per night.
BREAKFAST: included on the price. Reasonable breakfast with sweet and savoury options.
FOOD: the pousada doesn’t serve meals. However, complimentary coffee and cakes are served every afternoon. There is a crepe parlour right next to the pousada.
RECEPTION: helpful and kind. If you book by email, print all the messages and take them with you, as the person who handles email communication with the pousada is not based in Ilha Grande.
CONTACT BY EMAIL: All our enquiries were replied to in less than 24 hours.
OUR OPINION: if being right by the beach is not a must, Pousada dos Meros is a good option in Ilha Grande, offering a correct balance between price and quality. The location is good and its staff is kind and helpful.