Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hotel das Cataratas Offers Something Outstanding

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hotel das Cataratas Offers Something Outstanding

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FORGET Italy's Villa d'Este on Lake Como, and the InterContinental next to Hong Kong harbour.

Cross off Longitude 131 within a stone's throw of Uluru in the Red Centre, and do the same for Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Focus on the Hotel das Cataratas, pictured, in Brazil's southern jungles.

It is, arguably, one of the best hotels on the most spectacular site in the world.

If the reinvigorated Portuguese colonial splendour of the place is not enough for you, step outside the hotel's foyer, dawdle across a manicured lawn, and Iguassu Falls is right there.

The construction of das Cataratas started in 1939, but because of World War Two, it lay unfinished for 10 years.

Then it was modest, with 52 rooms, and was isolated. Poor roads limited access to it, too.

The pink building still managed to stand out in the heart of an emerald green jungle.

It passed through the hands of several owners until 1967, when it was acquired by Brazilian airline Varig. …

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