Located by the pier in the historic centre of Paraty, one of the picture postcards of the town, Casa Turquesa was inaugurated in May 2008 and welcomes its guests with a combination of charm, coziness and modernity.
Casa Turquesa boasts nine rooms designed with great attention to detail, and with tranquillity and harmony in mind, with views of the Paraty scenery from its windows and terraces. The bay, the renowned rooftops, the mountains and the dome of Santa Rita Church – the oldest religious building in our town – combine to make up the scenery surrounding the Inn.
As a result of Renato Tavolaro´s architectural project, Casa Turquesa recreates the façade of an old XVIIIth century town house, which had been destroyed in a fire thirty years ago. Restoration was done with the utmost care and consideration for the original colonial architecture, with a view to offering the very best to its guests.
A blend of historical beauty and contemporary comforts.
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Casa Turquesa has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
Meetings and Events
The ideal scenery for a pleasantly surprising event.
Situated at a strategic distance from both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Paraty can be the perfect refuge for exclusive events. How about a guest house just for you and your chosen few? Memorable occasions are plentiful: bachelor parties, anniversaries, a special achievement or encounter. All of these and many more might be the reason for partying.
Casa Turquesa, which was voted “Guest House of the Year” by the Quatro Rodas magazine in 2009, and was also recommended in many prestigious publications both in Brazil and abroad (Conde Nast, Departures, Chic and Retraits), can also lend itself to receiving guests for some special event, be it of a private nature, or for fraternization at an entrepreneurial level, however adventurous the choice may seem to be. Why confine people who make a difference in business, to a conventional hotel?
Over the last few years, reconciling commitment to work with quality of life has been one of the greatest challenges in the corporate world. Motivated teams, capable of excelling at meeting their goals, are often led by those who find inspiration in innovation, frequently in search of balance with activities beyond their professional sphere. These are people who like to recharge their batteries by keeping in touch with nature, be it with deep-sea diving, sailing, trekking or just enjoying the tranquility of a beautiful beach. An immersion for executives can also include an enticing itinerary, within dazzling scenery!
Newly-weds deserve the best. Peace of mind. A delicious laissez-faire which lends itself to loosing touch with the time of day. Whole days with nothing scheduled apart from enjoying each other’s company. And wherever possible, lots of tender loving care. A honeymoon is a time to be happy, to begin life as a couple with one’s heart brimful with passion. This is why the choice of a honeymoon destination must take into account not only the dreams on both parts, but also should provide the finer details, thus transforming a naturally romantic destination into a magical one, which will in turn always be pleasurably remembered.
Being sure of providing for each and every request of its guests, Casa Turquesa welcomes honeymooning couples with something extra special. There are three options for an especially enjoyable stay at a unique moment in time, the honeymoon.
Casa Turquesa´s nine rooms have comfort, sophistication and plenty of charm to offer guests. All of them have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, LCD televisions, a safe, mini-bar, telephone and computer plugs. The beds are very comfortable, made-up with 300-thread Egyptian cotton sheets, and mosquito netting made by craftsmen from the south of Bahia. Exclusive décor according to the colour of the room. Each room has postcard views: the bay of Paraty, the tiled roofs of the historic centre of the town, the mountains, and the dome of Santa Rita Church.
Master Room In White
On the top floor of the house, the white room is the only one with a terrace, looking onto Dona Geralda Street, one of the quaintest in Paraty. The view is beautiful: of the mountains and Santa Rita Church. En-suite bathtub with whirlpool, and closet. Romantic touches! King-size bed. 42″ LCD television.
Master Room In Royal Blue
View of the pier and Paraty bay are exclusive to this room. Another distinguishing feature is the en-suite bathroom, which has two sinks and a bathtub with whirlpool fixtures. Closet. Studio features. King-size bed. 42″ LCD television.
Master Room In Green
Perfect for families or groups of friends, made up of two rooms and two different bathrooms, which may be adjoined upon request, when making bookings. View of the renowned rooftops. King-size bed. 2 LCD 32″ televisions.
Master Room In Brown
With a view onto the internal patio and to Casa Turquesa´s top floor, the town’s mountains may also be seen in the distance. Large en-suite bathroom and separate closet. King-size bed. 42″ LCD television.
Master Room In Red
The bromelias of Margaret Mee, British painter and botanist, give a colourful touch to the red room, which has a view of the mountains, and of the rooftops of the historic centre. Large en-suite bathroom and separate closet. King-size bed. 42″ LCD television.
Luxury Room In Pink
This room has a view of the rooftops of Paraty´s historical centre. The distinguishing feature is a stone wall dating from the eighteenth century. Queen-size bed. 32″ LCD television.
Luxury Room In Yellow
One of the yellow room’s walls is made of stone, dating from the eighteenth century. The view is out onto the Inn’s small internal patio. Very cozy! Queen-size bed. 32″ LCD television.
Luxury Room In Turquoise
Large windows looking onto the Inn’s internal patio, where the swimming pool and gazebo are located. The room is bright and has pictures done by the French artist, Jacques Rey. Queen-size bed. 32″ LCD television.
Luxury Room In Green
The green room is one of the smaller ones, but it is very charming, with antique leather chairs and a naïf painting by the painter from Sono (Sleepy) Beach. Entry to the bathroom is through a large colonial door. Queen-size bed. 32″ LCD television.
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Breakfast is either served in your room (you can fill out a form selecting what you want the night before) or in the guest lounge, a vibrant room with zesty leather sofas offsetting the exposed stone walls. A large round table is set with blue and white china; guests can eat communally or take their plate to a sofa or outside. The food is pretty simple – fruit salad, fresh bread and jams – but the coffee is excellent, the juice is freshly squeezed and you get little Portuguese custard tarts to finish.
Snacky tapas can be ordered throughout the day – perfect if you’re lazing by the plunge pool or reading in the library. Tea, coffee and freshly baked cakes and pastries are served free of charge in the lounge at 5pm.
For a proper lunch or dinner head into town. Paraty has some excellent eateries but there are also lots of overpriced tourist traps so choose carefully to avoid these. We’d recommend Thai Brasil, right next to Casa Turquesa (serving a most unusual but tasty Pad Thai), Pipo’s (Punta Di vino) on the corner of Praca Matriz for Italian food – delicious pizzas and pastas – plus live music on the weekends and a buzzy atmosphere year-round, and Sabor do Mar, which is the place to go for excellent seafood. Banana da Terra is very cool, with delicious fusion food, but it’s quite expensive so note this before you go. Bartolemei is Argentine in flavour – wonderful picanha filled with roquefort and great empanadas. Ask to eat in the garden.
Rua Doutor Pereira, 50
Centro Histórico – Paraty
Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
Tel: 55 (24) 3371-1037