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Property LocationA stay at Pousada Estação do Trem places you in the heart of Sao Joao del Rei, steps from Sao Joao del Rei Municipal Theater and 3 minutes by foot from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. This pousada is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Railway Museum and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Church of Saint Goncalo Garcia. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Sao Joao del Rei Municipal Theater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- Our Lady of Sorrows Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
- Rosario Bridge - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
- Our Lady of Pilar Cathedral - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
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Check-out ends at: 11:00
Beautiful hotel close to the train station
Reviewed 21 december, 2016
Very nice small hotel in an ancient building close to the train station. Rooms and showers are a little bit small but clean and well maintained. Felt wery well attended and the breakfast is excellent. Very practical close to the train station and inside the centre of the old town
Great location, next to train station
Reviewed 16 april, 2012
The pousada is by the train station but a good 20min walk from the main bus station, though you can take a 5min local bus for R$2 single. The rooms are fairly small, run down and strangely decorated with weived ceiling panels and with windows opening into the room providing a view of the wall of the adjacent building with each with it's own train themed painting. The toilet/Shower was incredibly tiny and we are not fat people. The friendly staff were eager to help (apart from the breakfast lady who was not happy when I told her the cheese and ham needed replenishing). Breakfast is adequate (not abundant) as described in lonely planets 2008. Only good value if you can haggle down the price as we did over the phone with the help of a portugese speaker. Would recommend if you have an early bus to catch out of town. ALL buses outside the train station towards the Rodavaria will stop outside the Rodavaria. very convenient with backpacks. The town has some nice churches, especially at night. But it is not easy to find good places to eat. Several of those in lonely planets had shut, but we found a small newly opened Italian ('Delivery Galdino' Located on the the left just as you turn off Av Eduardo Magalhaes on Rue Aureliano Mourao) full of local people where we enjoyed an excellent meal. The chef speaks good Engish and was very friendly. Further along at the junction of Av Tiradentes, are 2 restaurant bars which became very crowded from 2030h. The square in front of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis has some drinking holes and eateries. Av Tiradentes after 2100h was full of young people enjoying a Sat night out. Girls smartly dressed; boys not so. A great treat at the weekends is Smoking Mary an old steam train which runs between Sao Joao del Rei and the very pretty old gold mining town of Tiradentes. We took the bus to Tiradentes at $ 2:80 for half an hour ride from the rodavaria. Saw two pretty squares and two churches (the magnificant Matriz De Santo Antonio & Igreja Ns Rosario Dos Pretos which was built in the nights by slaves for the slaves), but did not take the horse drawn carriage as the streets are cobbled and bumpy. The horses were badly kept and smelt bad. Plenty of time to wander the shops with good textiles and a glass of beer before catching the 5pm train back to SSdR. $25 for single ticket- half price for over 60s. (CASH only) About 40mins. The scenery along the train journey is not as pretty as that between Mariana and Ouro Preto for the same price. The guide book recommends sitting on right coming back from Tiradentes.
This lovely Pousada is as close as possible to the railway station.
Reviewed 13 may, 2010
A beautiful place to spend a few nights. Old fashioned with modern touches. Antique furniture. Gorgeous foot wide hardwood planks on the floors. Woven bamboo mats on the ceilings. Freshly varnished wooden shutters with interesting strret scenes painted on the walls outside the windows. Nice staff, as English is spoken. Cafe de manha is taken in the grotto-like basement restaurant. Paying cash up front gets a small discount. If you are in Sao Joao to ride the Maria Fumaca to Tiradentes, you can't get any closer to the railway station than this pousada. It is also close to the center of this rather interesting city. A quiet place unless there is a late night wedding reception next door.
Corram para longe
Reviewed 29 october, 2021
Meu marido e eu fomos embora alguns minutos após o check-in. As instalações estão mal conservadas. Desde o lobby, já se vê que o local deixa muito a desejar. No quarto, com mau cheiro, a janela fica de frente para um muro a 1m de distância. Não tem iluminação natural, nem ventilação. O banheiro tem porta sanfonada, sem janelas e estava sem papel higiênico. A recepcionista foi muito simpática e compreensiva, mas não aguentamos ficar nem 1h.
Reviewed 31 july, 2021
Ambiente muito agradável!!! Ótima localização, bem próximo ao centro histórico. Funcionários simpáticos e super atenciosos. Café da manhã delicioso, com aquele pão de queijo mineiro de dar água na boca. Várias opções de bolos deliciosos que são preparados na própria pousada. Super recomendo.