Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas
Iguassu Falls (Iguassu Falls, Brazil)
A 5-star hotel, with a traditional feel, owned by Belmond (formerly Orient-Express). The hotel is a lovely old colonial-style property inside the National Park and at the edge of the Iguassu falls. There is a large swimming pool, extensive gardens, 2 restaurants, bar, tennis court and spa.
Optional activities include a boat trip under the falls, visits to the bird park or jungle walks.
Superior and Deluxe rooms are the same size, with traditional decor, but some Deluxe rooms have views of the falls.
The hotel's position is unbeatable and hotel guests have exclusive access to the walkways when the national park is officially closed!
Client comments and reviews
Das Cataratas is a very good hotel and it was definitely right to be inside the national park. We changed our schedule to do a whole day on the Argentine side and not a half-day - definitely the right call. - IH (February 2018)
Das Cataratas one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. They've managed that secret combination, very difficult to achieve in the right mix, of super-efficiency and welcoming charm. No-one was obsequious; just smiling and friendly at every level, and our room quiet and luxurious. The public areas were beautiful and relaxing and the pool and terrace quite stunning. The cherry on the cake was that we had the whole of the Brazilian side of the falls to ourselves past five o'clock, a real asset. Watching the sun mellowing towards the end of the afternoon, turning through red-gold to dusk, with the thunder of the falls in the background, and the shufflings and cries of the park's inhabitants turning in for the night was an experience we can relive for ever. Our guided trip to the Argentinian side was similarly spectacular with our excellent and patient guide. - JB (January 2018)
This is a beautiful hotel and knowing what we know now we would have spent an extra night here chilling out, enjoying the Brazil side of the falls and the pool and other facilities. - RM (January 2017)
Iguassu and The Belmond were just fantastic - the Falls must be one of the natural wonders of the world and the hotel couldn't be bettered. We loved the fact that we could literally have the Falls to ourselves once the park was closed and before it opened the next morning. - NC (February 2017)
We absolutely loved the hotel, especially the pool! It was probably the highlight of our trip and the falls were simply amazing. - MT (January 2015)
Probably the best hotel we stayed in but the most disappointing room. Excellent pool. Very good food generally, breakfast and especially a superb meal in the Itaipu Restaurant. We should have stayed an extra day to enjoy the hotel. - RL (November 2013)
Iguacu was an amazing experience and Hotel das Cataratas was perfectly positioned and very comfortable. - PH (February 2013)
So worth spending the extra cash on Das Cataratas, fantastic hotel in just an amazing location. Helicopter flights, boat ride, brazilian and argentinian sides of the falls, all just brilliant. It made Vic Falls look like a trickle! - KT (September 2012)
Overall we thought the hotel was first rate. We had the buffet dinner a couple of times and also ate once in the Itaipu restaurant ? both excellent. We thought that our deluxe room in the hotel was surprisingly small and rather unattractive, so we decided to see if we could upgrade and they were very obliging. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and the grounds and location are beautiful. - AF (November 2010)
Iguassu was brilliant ? while Hotel Das Cataratas is expensive it is worth it, being inside the park and avoiding the crowds on the Brazilian side. We spent more time at the aviary/bird sanctuary than we had expected and although the helicopter ride was short it was good value given the scenery. - DT&SH (September 2010)
The refurbished hotel is a dream, we could not fault it. The food (particularly the buffet) was delicious and the hotel staff very helpful. What a superb location, being able to wander down to the water after the visitors had left for the day. So much less commercialised than the Argentine side of the Falls. - SB (March 2010)
The Hotel das Cataratas was excellent, as it should be! It was really good to be based in the park itself. In particular, we could go out to see the falls early in the morning or late in the evening when the park was closed. The falls of course are fantastic, it was definitely good to see them from both sides and we also took the Macuco Safari trip and so saw the falls from yet another angle - underneath. - AOH (March 2010)
Iguazu Falls first thing in the morning, all on our own before the park opened, was amazing. - JM (February 2009)
Outstanding location and grounds, excellent room, very good staff, good breakfast, evening meals overpriced (monopoly!). - HH (March 2008)
Staying in this hotel was definitely the right decision, thank you for that advice. Very charming and comfortable and of course, a superb location, both for relaxing and walking. - AM (February 2008)