Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls

Rodovia BR 469 Km 32 - Parque Nacional do Iguacu, Iguazu Falls, Brazil
187 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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There are only a few natural landmarks on the planet as astonishing as Iguazu Falls. Standing before the thundering series of more than 275 waterfalls — and hiking the jungle-like paths around them to take in the gushing water from various angles — is a heart-stopping experience for even the most jaded traveler. Even a top-flight luxury hotel can have a hard time standing out from the competition in a destination like this, but the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas escapes this fate, and for a very particular reason. The waterfalls, spread across the border of southern Brazil and northern Argentina, are protected within the borders of national parks, whose regulations mean that there are only two hotels near the waterfalls: a Sheraton on the Argentinian side, and the Belmond on the Brazilian side. Staying here means that you’ll sleep just a stone’s throw away from the waterfalls, while everyone else is here on a day trip, filing out at dusk.

Location aside, the hotel has a few features worth a mention. The atmosphere is all about classic luxury: the expansive grounds include tropical gardens, tennis courts, a large swimming pool lined with palm trees, and nearly two hundred guest rooms and suites. The look is refined, not trendy; Portuguese-inspired accents like hand-painted tiles, marble-topped vanities, and hardwood colonial furnishings add character. A pair of eateries, a more casual spot by the pool and an elegant restaurant with a large veranda, offer al fresco seafood, and there’s live music at the cocktail bar in the evening. Lest you forget the waterfalls in a post-caipirinha stupor — unlikely, since you can practically feel the spray from your barstool — the hotel’s staff are waiting to remind you that helicopter excursions over Iguazu are departing first thing in the morning.

Travel advisory: Passport and visa requirements differ from country to country. Please check with your local authority before booking.

Please note: Private vehicles are not allowed to stay in the National Park overnight.

How to get there: Hotel das Cataratas is 15 km from the Foz do Iguaçu International Airport.

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Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls
Rodovia BR 469 Km 32 - Parque Nacional do Iguacu, Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • All guests must pay the National Park entrance fee at the visitor’s center to pass through the Park gates. Upon check-in all guests will receive a Hotel Identification Card which will allow the guest to come and go freely without having to pay any additional Park fees.
  • Extra bed is free of charge from 0 to 8 years old.
  • Over 8 years there is a cost of R$ 400 + taxes for an extra bed.
  • The only vehicles allowed to enter the Iguassu National Park are those provided by Belmond Hotel das Cataratas and the park’s Visitor Centre. This policy has been established by Brazil's environmental agency in order to preserve the ecosystem of the park.
  • Should you choose to hire a private vehicle or rent a car, it must be left in a designated parking area at the entrance of the National Park. The hotel provides transportation between the gate and the hotel every 30/40 minutes. The priority for the shuttle service will be given to guests arriving for check in or departing the hotel with luggage.
  • National Park entrance fee: Brazilians: R$ 50,00 - Mercosul: R$ 66,00 – Other nationalities: R$ 86,00 (this fee is not included in the daily rate and is subject to change with no previous notice).
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 11 am

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
Dining
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste