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Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

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4979 Reviews

Outstanding service in a colonial setting

Wake up to the roaring waterfalls and the stunning South America rainforest, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel within Brazil’s Iguazu National Park allowing you to stay as close as possible to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls.

Part of the prestigious Belmond group synonymous with luxury, this iconic residence set in one of the most picturesque locations in the world offers a world class spa providing a range of therapies designed to comfort, energize and refresh with ingredients sourced directly from the rainforest. Dine in style at the two restaurants, relax at the laid back Ipe Grill and fine-dine at Itaipu with views of the falls from its’ open air terrace. In the evenings sip on cocktails around the pool.

The hotel is not just for relaxing, explore the area by going on jeep drives through the rainforest followed by a speedboat ride to Devil’s Pool, white water raft, follow trails to discover wildlife and fly in a helicopter – The most spectacular way to see the falls! On a full moon experience the magical experience of a lunar rainbow.

Continue your Brazilian adventure by exploring Rio and stay at the Belmond Copacabana Palace overlooking the iconic Copacabana beach.

  • Outstanding service
  • Stunning views of Iguazu Falls
  • Elegant colonial architecture
  • Excellent pool area

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

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  • 193 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 30 minutes from Foz do Iguazu International Airport
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

  • approx. 30 minutes from Foz do Iguazu International Airport
4979 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4252
  • Very Good 560
  • Average 109
  • Poor 37
  • Terrible 21

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jul 15, 2019

Delectable Dining

Like the Belmond Sanctuary in Machu Picchu, this hotel's location (the only inside the park hotel on the Brazilian falls side) guarantees its 5 star luxury pricing despite its 4 star amenities. The ability to complete the falls trail before the park opens (9am) and the tour bus hoardes descend ensures a lifetime experience imprint. Unlike its monopolistic Machu Pichu counterpart however, the dining experience was a serendipitous Michelin worthy delight !
Jul 14, 2019

Great Location - 5 Star Price But Not 5 Star Service

Laguna Beach, California

There is no doubt that this location near the falls is exceptional. However, During this time of year, there isn’t much time that the day trippers are not present at the falls. The rooms are very nice and well appointed. The concierge, drivers, maid, and bell hops customer service is 5 star. Here is where this hotel comes up far short of 5 star. 1. The reception desk and waitstaff mostly act like they are not happy to be there and the service reflects this. Yes, you get the fake smile but the customer service is iffy. The reception staff are mostly interested in upselling you. The waitstaff are totally inattentive. Be prepared to be ignored. 2. On bill had two errors that totaled several hundred US dollars. They corrected them promptly. Review your bill closely especially the concierge charges that are a lump sum with no details listed. 3. They advertise their attention to dietary needs. Even though they are better than most, they came up far short to meet my wife’s dairy allergy. 4. Since it is a long trip to eat elsewhere, they take advantage of this. Prepare to pay $50 US each for a marginal dinner buffet. Coffee and water is extra. 5. They do provide a few complimentary sodas and waters in the in room refrigerator. They do not refill it unless you call room service and pay. Since we stayed 4 days (the average is 2 days), we asked for a few sodas on day 4. The reception told us to call room service as they provide the same amount of sodas whether you stay one day or ten. She blew us off when we objected. This was quite surprising as our bill was almost $6,000 for 4 days.
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Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas


Swimming Pool

A beautifully designed swimming pool which provides year round relaxation. The pool is open throughout the Winter months (mid May to Mid August).


The gym offers a selection of cardio equipment, free weights and a multi-gym facility. The gym is air conditioned and has panoramic windows so you can gaze our onto the pool as you work out. Fresh water, fruit, towels and a Bose iPod docking station is available for your use.

Cataratas Spa

The Cataratas Spa offers an array of treatments which use ingredients sourced directly from the rain forests of Brazil. The treatments are designed to comfort, cleanse and energise.

Tennis Courts

Nestled within the hotels gardens, the tennis courts are available free of charge to guests. The hotel can provide equipment. It is recommended reserving ahead to guarantee availability.

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Room Types

Superior room

Superior Room

Superior Rooms come with 30 square metre of living space and are located in either the main building or the Forest Wing. All come with a bath with shower (shower only in the Forest Wing) and complimentary Wi-Fi among other amenities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
  • TV
Deluxe room

Double Superior

Superior Rooms come with 30 square metre of living space and are located in either the main building or the Forest Wing. All come with a bath with shower (shower only in the Forest Wing), a queen sized bed and complimentary Wi-Fi among other amenities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
  • TV
Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Food & Drink

Ipê Grill Restaurant

Ipè Grill

Situated close to the pool, Ipe Grill serves a mouthwatering buffet breakfast. As night falls a BBQ style dinner is served along with an extensive buffet offering guests a choice of local and international cuisine. Opening times as follows: Breakfast: 6:30-10:00am Dinner:19:00-23:00pm

Itaipú Restaurant

Itaipu Restaurant

Itaipu restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience with a blend of Brazilian inspired dishes. Opt to sit inside the restaurant or request a table on the Veranda which offers views of the hotel grounds.

Bar Tarobá

Bar Taroba is a social able meeting place to enjoy a drink. Sit on the veranda while sipping a cocktail and enjoying the views of the rain forest which surrounds the bar. As nightfall sets in sit back and relax enjoying the live music daily between 19:00-23:00pm.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast