Ouro Preto, in Minas Gerais, played a central role in the Brazilian Gold Rush of the 17th century and beyond. Nowadays, the town’s wealthy past is captured in the Baroque architecture and gilded interiors of its dozens of churches and it provides a peaceful tourist retreat. Discover the best boutique hotels in Ouro Preto for an unforgettable stay.
The friendly staff and the humble rooms at the Hotel Solar das Lajes create a pleasant setting, but what really puts the cherry on the cake is the striking views of Ouro Preto and the valley. The city center is within walking distance and the route from the hotel to central Tiradentes square is picturesque with cobbled streets lined with colonial houses. A buffet-style breakfast greets guests in the morning and the outdoor pool offers a space for a refreshing dip on a warm, sunny day.
For an excellent location right in the heart of Ouro Preto, you can’t get much better than Pousada do Mondego. Just one block from the main Tiradentes square, there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the proximity. The traditional hotel was a former pharmacy school that was converted into a large mansion, providing a cozy and intimate bed and breakfast feel for guests. Polished wooden floors run throughout the property and the original antique furniture has been kept in pristine condition. There are larger bedrooms available for families.
With exposed brick walls and wooden beams, the Pousada do Arcanjo’s decor draws from the historical look and feel of the surrounding Ouro Preto and is alive with a palpable old-fashioned charm. Thoughtful additions – such as the five o’clock tea service and the shuttle bus into town – add to the welcoming feel and the spacious rooms and friendly staff make it an experience that will leave you with a warm glow. The breakfast buffet is superb with fresh fruit, sweets, bread, and regional specialties.
For a hotel with style, Hotel Solar do Rosario distinguishes itself with its excellent service and spotless, spacious rooms. The colonial building mixes traditional charm with modern furnishings to create an historic atmosphere with all the comforts. Its central location means guests are near to several eateries serving regional specialties, yet the hotel’s own restaurant also serves wonderful Brazilian cuisine paired with an extensive wine menu.
Located in the center of Ouro Preto, Boroni Palace Hotel is surrounded by historical architecture, traditional restaurants, and all of the city’s major attractions. The hotel is set inside a colonial mansion with well-preserved features mixed with modern furnishings to create a cozy setting. There are parking spaces for those who come by car and the central bus station is just around the corner. The buffet-style breakfast is full of delicious options such as bread, fresh fruit, cheese, ham, and local delicacies.
Set inside an old colonial house with well-preserved stonework and traditional wooden beams, the Hotel Luxor captures the historical essence of Ouro Preto and creates a cozy environment. Its central location affords close proximity to several of the city’s best restaurants and popular attractions and the hotel provides secure parking for those who arrive by car. The hotel offers a daily buffet-breakfast, rooms with city views, and a team of friendly staff.
Despite its central location, the Hotel Pousada Casa Grande is slightly off the main road, helping to maintain a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. The hotel fits in with the surrounding colonial architecture with its traditional style and classic decor. With an excellent buffet-style breakfast, cozy rooms, and staff who will make your stay unforgettable, it’s hard to find fault with the Hotel Pousada Casa Grande.