• Hotel Das Cataratas and Iguazu Falls

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

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.

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Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

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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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

  • approx. 30 minutes from Foz do Iguazu International Airport
5124 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4366
  • Very Good 586
  • Average 111
  • Poor 40
  • Terrible 21

What to Expect

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


Nov 13, 2019

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas - October-November 2019

From the Iguazu Airport on the Brazil side, to the entrance of the park, and getting to the hotel everything was so smooth. When I arrived at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas I was greeted by their friendly staff and led to the check-in reception area. I had originally booked the lowest priced room and the hotel upgraded me to a deluxe room with balcony and view of the Iguazu falls for FREE!!! The room itself is beautiful, very clean, and comfortable. They gave me a free pair of Havaianas flip-flops for my use and to take home with me! From my room I also had a great view of the sunset. I slept very good every night. Hotel staff was always making sure that I was taken care of. Their attention to room details is the best I have seen. Breakfast was excellent. In the evening after a long day of tours, I always visited the main bar. Bar service is excellent and they have many drink options. You can order food at the bar, but instead I went to their restaurants. They have a buffet by the pool area that looks so good... cuts of Brazilian meats right off the grill. But, I chose to go to their menu based restaurant which I feel deserves Michelin recognition. Every dish I tried was excellent and as expected their customer service is also excellent. I highly recommend the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas. The Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas is the only true 5 star hotel close to the Iguazu Falls. I would like to visit again and when I do I will stay at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas every night. Many thanks to the hotel staff for making my stay at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas a great experience. Best Regards, Sergio
Nov 13, 2019

Fantastic hotel, location and staff

Clapham, United Kingdom

The hotel sits within the national park and opposite the falls. To get right out into the centre takes around 10 minutes walk and, if you need it, there is a lift. There are tennis courts, a decent bar, billiards table, spa and two restaurants. The food is good quality and the breakfast is a hearty mix of British, American, European and (of course) Brazilian food. It’s worth mentioning the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, who glide around with huge smiles and help seem to be able to know what you want before you’ve opened your mouth. Claudiano, the restaurant manager in the grill has a neat trick of clocking everyone’s name when he meets you, without notes or a list. He runs an excellent breakfast, too. He was particularly happy to point out the local delicacies and he made our stay just that much more pleasant through his wonderful attentiveness.
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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.

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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