Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas
The only hotel in Brazil's Foz do Iguaçu National Park, directly in front of a spectacular waterfall panorama and with private access to the park outside opening hours.
The Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas is the only accommodation inside Brazil's Foz do Iguaçu National Park and has one of the most spectacular settings anywhere in South America, directly in front of the Iguazú Falls. Uniquely, it offers the opportunity to explore the Brazilian park when it is closed to the public, giving practically private access to this monumental natural wonder throughout the evening, night and early morning.
There is a panoramic view of the falls – which comprises of 275 separate cataracts plunging over a 3km granite precipice – a few steps from the front door of the hotel. Some of the guestrooms (bright, with a stylish mix of tropical and Portuguese influences) also have partial waterfall views.
The hotel was built 50 years ago, but with its baby-pink exterior and mock-colonial design it has the elegance of a refined bygone era. Today it is owned and operated by the illustrious Belmond group (formerly) Orient Express) and has been extensively renovated to the highest standards.
The garden is dotted with palms and is a supremely relaxing place to unwind after a day exploring the walkways around the falls. There are two restaurants: one a casual buffet-style affair beside the sunny outdoor pool and the other offering à la carte dining in front of the falls.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Worth Every Penny!!!
“Hotel Das Cataratas, Foz De Iguacu - what can I say - worth every penny. When I win the lottery I'm moving in permanently! Bedrooms now are actually a bit small and rather bland, but the bathrooms more than make up for them and the public areas are all very beautiful. Food is expensive but delicious.”CL, Worthing
This Hotel is perfect and in a quite stunning location.JH Newcastle upon tyne
The best hotel we used, extremely comfortable, excellent a la carte restaurant and extensive breakfast buffet. What a superb location!MR, St Albans
This was a lovely hotel, with impeccable service. Being able to explore the Brazilian side of the falls before the park opened in the morning was fantastic as we got the place virtually to ourselves.AER, Edinburgh
As a first class hotel it did not disappoint. The drying service came in very handy!MS, London
The ability to walk to the falls when no one is there is specialERP London
An amazingly positioned hotel - well worth the cost because of the location.AP, London
"Real luxury after a trip to the Pantanal."RS, Plymouth
What can I say?! Amazing in every way.LM, London
Best hotel of holiday.HL, Crowborough
Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff and the icing on the cake we saw a Jaguar!MK, Southampton
Excellent, as one might expect!MM, Holt
"A first class hotel worthy of it's status with well trained staff. The best breakfast of the whole holiday."HT, Brackley
"Top quality hotel in every respect. Staff most courteous and helpful."JF, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Impeccable in every way. Truly a five star hotel with outstanding staff, facilities, rooms and food. With its perfect location, it would be difficult to see how you could improve on this place. An absolute pleasure to stay here.PR, Keswick
"Fantastic place - would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone wishing to visit Iguacu."FL, Ware
Fantastic hotel. A must to see the falls at their best.JH,
Excellent as expected!
"Das Cataratas excellent as expected.”DJ, Hampstead
"An excellent blend of formality, efficiency, helpfulness and friendliness."ER, Woking
Good room, wonderful position in the park, lovely pool area. Good service and nice food.AF, Merriott
The best staff, in depth, that we have ever experienced.NF, Ringwood
An excellent hotel, in the National Park. Good restaurant and bar. Amazing fruit at breakfast. The only place to stay to view the falls.JDL, Neots
"Excellent Hotel and service. Food was varied suiting all palates. I am vegetarian and there was such a huge variety to eat. they also cater for gluten free diets, and those on a diet. The hotel being in the Park gave us access to the park and Falls any time. It was great to visit the falls early in the morning and to watch the sunset. worth every penny. Note there are no artificial lights in the forest."BS,Harrow
“Hotel Das Cataratas at Iguazú was perfect (lovely hotel, great location).”TW, Fulham
This was a brilliant hotel and a perfect location.MC, London
"Lovely hotel in a great location with very attractive pool complex."LT, London
The best staff, in depth, that we have ever experienced.NF, Ringwood
Fantastic place. Great location. Loved it - a bit of luxury to kick things off.JM, Glasgow
“We absolutely loved the Hotel das Cataratas and Hotel Aram Yami for very different reasons. Hotel das Cataratas was perfectly located, a few metres from the Brazilian side of the falls and was wonderfully luxurious.”TH, Arsenal
"Expectations for Hotel das Cataratas were huge. Beautiful hotel, fabulous position, Good service at poolside. Buffet dining poor service, average food and expensive."MC, Teddington
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