I must confess this pousada wasn’t my first choice in Noronha. However, our family had stayed there before and highly recommended it. We decided to give it a try, and we couldn’t be happier.
The location is excellent, the landscape is beautiful, with lovely views of the ocean, and the bungalows are huge and nicely decorated. But the real difference comes from the staff. They work around the clock and do everything in their power to make you happy.
They catered to our every need – including going the extra length when I was caught a horrible cold that knocked me down for our short stay. They made me soup and tea and were always asking if there was anything else we needed. Plus, the food there is fantastic, and it tastes just like home. We would highly recommend Solar dos Ventos to anyone visiting Noronha. They are the best!
The only small thing I would mention – which is not entirely their fault – is that we had a bad experience with the buggy rental agency they recommended. But still, they tried to remedy the situation and also gave us an amazing cozumel snorkeling recommendation we’ll try later.
With only nine bungalows and a staff of 23 in addition to the family that owns and runs Pousada Solar dos Ventos, service was incredible and caring. Our room was miraculously cleaned while we were away and if we wanted to stay in our bungalow, we were left alone to enjoy its comfort and the fantastic view. We had but to ask, and things were taken care of – whether ordering a buggy for us to explore the island, or complimentary tea on our terrace, or advice on what to see and do.
Breakfast was good as well as ample. While selections for lunch were limited, everything was fresh and tasty. While dependent on a satellite connection, the internet worked well and was available in our room as well as common areas. As others have noted, the location is excellent. Almost at the end of the main (and only) road and well away from the “village,” it is not heavily trafficked and is within walking distance of South Bay, which has a beautiful beach and excellent snorkeling.
While not inexpensive, Pousada Solar dos Ventos was worth everything we paid and more – as good as – and in many ways better and more comfortable – than most five star hotels we have stayed in.