Solar da PonteTiradentes, Brazil
The Solar da Ponte is run by an Englishman, John Parsons and his Brazilian wife, Anna. Over thirty years they have transformed it into a wonderful hotel with character. It has been very tastefully decorated and in many ways is reminiscent of an English country house. The hotel’s 18 individually decorated rooms are elegantly and comfortably put together with local furniture. The property is set in delightful and peaceful shaded gardens, and is complemented by a swimming pool.
Tiradentes was transformed thanks to the efforts of John Parsons and Angelos Valda, the current mayor of Ouro Preto. When John bought the house in 1972, the village was a virtual ghost town and still living in the nineteenth century. Parsons and Valda set about persuading the Brazilian government to invest in the restoration and preservation of a miscellany of historical properties. With Solar da Ponte offering such high standards of hospitality in beautiful surroundings, this is an ideal destination to enjoy a piece of old Brazil.
This is the best base in Tiradentes to explore the beautiful streets and surroundings. You can also go hiking, biking and horse-riding further afield or taking the scenic steam train journey to São João del Rey.
The hotel is able to lay on dinner for you, but we would advise heading out to take advantage of the restaurants in the area. Due to the variance in rooms here, we would advise speaking to us about your preferences so that we can help you pick the most suitable choice.