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I travelled with my young daughter for an adventure weekend in the mountains and it was more than this. With the warm reception, intelligent conversations and attention received from the owner Jean we felt really welcomed. The house and grounds are a part of the...More
Response from Jean Charles B, Proprietário at Fazenda SamambaiaResponded 17 March 2016
Above all, thank you for sellecting our property. As you know, I belong from the 4th generation of the Landlords of Samambaia Estate, "The Fern Hill Domaine" na historical place. It was a real pleasure having you and your "incredible" and "clever" little...More
Samambaia is now 293 years old but there is an interesting mix of solid Portuguese construction of that era mixed with the furniture and decoration from the 1940´s. Another plus is for the small private chapel in rococó style built inside the main building. Something...More
Response from Jean Charles B, Proprietário at Fazenda SamambaiaResponded 24 February 2016
I can only thank you for your evaluation. Our Fazenda and now Youth Hostel Center, is what was left by the Portuguese Kingdom, rich and beautiful, reflecting times when Brazil was "glamourous". The "Big House" is an old lady as you said, with all it's...More
I stayed here in August this year. The building, a little outside of Petropolis (and a small challenge to get to via public transport), is an absolute delight - historical, with Burle Marx gardens, a sense of times past, and a wonderful, caring owner in...More
After travelling for more than 6 months, we are finally home. This is the moment that you look back at the places we visited. One of the great places in Brazil was the visiting @ Samambaia hostel. A beautiful historic building with a beautiful garden....More
We have just spent a night at this hostel and loved it. It sits in huge grounds that are fu of interesting plants and animals. The house is stunning-plenty of space and very comfortable.
Best breakfast in a hostal ive ever had!
It should be...More
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