10 luxury hotels to enjoy the cold in Brazil

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The best luxury hotels to spend the cold in Brazil combine nature, warmth and good food

The drop in temperatures across the country has also led to the desire to stay under the covers, drink good wine and eat hot food. To enjoy the season, the Forbes has made a selection of high standard accommodation where it is possible to have these and other advantages. From the countryside to the mountains and canyons, you see 10 hotels ideal for enjoying the cold in comfort. Take a look below:

Capim do Mato Inn & Spa

Position: Jaboticatubas (MG)

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In the Serra do Cipó National Park, this inn, owner of the Condé Nast Johansens seal of luxury accommodation, is surrounded by nature, between mountains, canyons, waterfalls and rocky fields. Super private, there are only seven accommodations, with emphasis on the luxury bungalow, with a whirlpool tub, terrace, super king size bed with Trousseau Trousseau and two high pressure showers.

The inn also has a restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine using local ingredients and a spa signed by the French brand L’Occitane en Provence – with two swimming pools, sun loungers with mountain views, hot tub and whirlpool rooms, Turkish bath and a menu of body massages and facial treatments. An overnight stay starts at around R $ 1,000 and can go up to over R $ 2,000, depending on the type of room and the time of year.

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Marambaia house

Position: Petropolis (RJ)

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Boutique hotel opened in 2020 in Corrêas, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Casa Marambaia has just eight suites in a 1947 building, built amidst gardens designed by Burle Marx. Between 25 and 55 square meters, the rooms overlook the mountains or the natural courtyard of the site. Gastronomy is also one of the hotel’s main focuses, with a restaurant led by Roland Villard and David Mansaud, highlighting the vegetables harvested on and around the farm. Experiences include wine tasting, farm bike rides, and spa massages. Daily rates start at R $ 1,250 and can reach R $ 3,900, depending on the room and time of year.

Hill of France

Position: Prato (RS)

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Voted the best hotel in the world in 2021 and 2nd best this year by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards, the Colline de France was designed to be a small and intimate French retreat for couples and families, in a quiet area away from the center. Gramato. There are just 34 rooms, ranging from 22 to 42 square meters, with hand-carved furniture, fine chandeliers, and ostentatious decor that vary between each, some even inspired by the color palette of famous luxury brands. The hotel also has a spa and a bistro that mixes French and Brazilian cuisine. Daily rates start at R $ 1,300 and can reach over R $ 5,000 depending on the season and room category.

Wine Hotel and Spa

Position: Bento Goncalves (RS)

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For those who like to enjoy wine in the winter, this is the ideal place. Part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the hotel is located on a hill in the heart of Vale dos Vinhedos, one of the most important wine regions in the country. Conceived as a tribute to winemaking culture and inspired by Tuscan architecture, it produces its own wine, the exclusive Merlot “VE”, from the estate’s vineyards.

It also houses 660 other labels, a tasting room, a basement and a shop with a capacity of 40,000 bottles, the largest hotel cellar in the country. At VINO.SPA the native grapes are still used, with wine therapy treatments, therapeutic pool, wet sauna and whirlpool. It is also possible to take a balloon ride through the vineyards. Daily rates start at R $ 1,600.

Parador Hotel

Position: Cambará do Sul (RS)

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Inspired by African lodges and with the concept of glamping (luxury camps), this hotel offers several accommodation options to enjoy the mountains: chalets, suites, bungalows, tents and even “cocoons” integrated with nature. Accommodations include a terrace with hot tub, fireplace and beautiful countryside views. In addition to a restaurant with a seasonal menu cooked in a wood oven, the Parador offers horseback riding, quad biking or mountain biking, excursions to discover the region’s canyons and waterfalls, and even a hot air balloon ride. A night there starts at R $ 1,200 and can exceed R $ 4,000 depending on the room you choose.

Abode of the Canyons

Position: Praia Grande (SC)

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At the edge of the canyons of the Aparados da Serra and Serra Geral national parks, the hotel has a privileged view at more than 650 meters of altitude of the rock formations and even of the coast on the horizon. In all, there are 11 chalets and two country houses, some with private heated pools, fireplaces, balconies and terraces overlooking the canyons. In addition, the property, which is part of the Roteiros de Charme guide, has a lookout point, wine cellar, restaurant, two swimming pools, massage room, dry sauna, games room, horseback riding through the property and some wine tastings with the main wineries. locals. Daily rates start at R $ 1,500 and can exceed R $ 3,000.

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Pousada Quinta dos Pinhais

Position: Santo Antonio do Pinhal (SP)

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At an altitude of 1,400 meters, the hotel offers impressive views of Serra da Mantiqueira and Pedra do Baú. There are four types of accommodation: villas, villas, chalets and country houses, some with private pools, hot tubs, saunas, fireplaces and panoramic views at high altitude that make guests feel as if they are in seventh heaven.

The common structure of the inn features a heated swimming pool, dry and wet saunas, L’Occitane spa with massages and immersion baths overlooking the mountains, hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, lake, vegetable garden, as well as a bistro. Daily rates start at around R $ 2,000 and can exceed R $ 26,000 for large groups of up to 10 people.

Tankamana Inn

Position: Itaipava (RJ)

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In Vale do Cuiabá, this inn has the perfect romantic atmosphere to enjoy the mountains of Rio de Janeiro’s mountains. In all there are 16 chalets isolated from each other, with attractions such as fireplaces, whirlpools, whirlpools or even hydrospa and shower integrated with nature (in the case of the most complete, with 80 square meters). The Tankamana facility has two swimming pools – one with natural water and the other heated outdoors -, a cinema, a wellness center and a restaurant signed by chef Bertrand Martene with ingredients grown on the property or from local mountain producers .

There it is also possible to have picnics in the mountains, hiking in the Atlantic Forest, gardening lessons in the house or nature photography and bird watching. The daily rates vary between R $ 900 and R $ 3 thousand, depending on the category of the chalet and the month.

Six botanical senses

Position: Between Campos do Jordão, São Bento do Sapucaí and Santo Antônio do Pinhal (SP)

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The hills of Serra da Mantiqueira are home to the first unit in the Americas of the international luxury chain Six Senses (originally from Thailand). The boutique hotel has seven suites in the main building and 13 villas, ranging from 100 to 350 square meters (the largest of which also has a private pool), with fireplaces, an intimate look and incredible valley views. Highlight for the spa complex, which includes four treatment rooms, beauty salon, sauna and steam room with “rain” from the rainforest, an isotonic pool, and a saltwater floating room. Daily rates start at R $ 2,900 and can go up to R $ 4,000, depending on the accommodation and time of travel.

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Unique garden

Position: Mairiporà (SP)

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Next to a conservation area of ​​the Atlantic Forest, near Cantareira State Park, the 300,000-square-meter hotel has 29 chalets designed by renowned architect Ruy Othake, each with perks like an infinity pool and mini jacuzzi. The most exclusive accommodation of all is the Shiraz House, with 480 sqm, glass ceiling, fireplace, private pool, marble bathroom, lake view gazebo and bed from the Dutch brand Auping.

The common areas include the “farm to table” restaurant by chef Daniel Aquino, a spa with various therapies and massages, a sauna, swimming pools, fitness area and tennis and beach tennis courts. It is also possible to take a tour and learn a little more about the fauna and flora of the property as well as its vegetable garden. Daily rates start at R $ 2,200.

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