Hotel Nhundiaquara

Pousada in Morretes

The spotlight no longer shines on the oldest building in town, which, from the outside, sits in pristine blue-and-white glory on the riverfront. Its days as an award-winning hotel are rearview mirror material, and there's an antiquated air about the place among the warped flooring and cramped bathrooms with low water pressure.

Nevertheless, the on-site restaurant is famous for its barreado (R$49.90), served on the breezy, colonial-style terrace overlooking a lovely bend in the Rio Nhundiaquara. And you're sleeping in the town's most storybook setting.