Ensconced in a bucolic setting, the eight charming rooms of Pousada Dona Sinhá (Rua Padre Arnaldo 13, tel. 62/3371-1667, www.pousadadonasinha.com.br, R$55–85 d) are spread throughout a 200-year-old farm house, whose historic countenance is enhanced by the lovely 18th-century furnishings.
Right in the heart of town, Pousada do Ipê (Rua do Forum 22, tel. 62/3371-2065, www.pousadadoipe.com.br/pousada.php, R$93–120) is a welcoming choice with cozy accommodations. Simpler rooms face onto an inner courtyard, while newer, more spacious ones gaze onto a pretty garden with a pool.
Hotel Casa da Ponte (Rua Moretti Foggia, tel. 62/3371-4467, R$60–100 d) is another very affordable choice located in a baby blue 1950s building overlooking the river. The fairly basic rooms are clean and the staff is welcoming.
For a room with a view, try the swinging ’70s-era Hotel Vila Boa (Av. Dr. Deusdete Ferreira de Moura, www.hotelvilaboa.com.br, R$110–165 d). Perched atop the Morro Chapéu do Padre, this somewhat standard hotel has a terrific pool and attentive service.
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