All are close to famed opera house
Claudia Medeiros Mendonca has three hotels in the interior Brazilian city of Manaus, with each of those properties found almost within a stone’s throw of the primary attraction in drawing people to the jungle-fronting metropolis in the first place.
Medeiros Mendonca oversees the Casa dos Frades, Casa Teatro and the Casa Perpetua, all found close to the impressive and longstanding opera house that underscores the wealth the city saw during Brazil’s rubber boom and is a highlight for visitors.
The Casa Perpetua began life as house over a century ago and is listed by the Architectural and Historical Heritage of the Amazon. A restoration project recreated the splendor of the golden era of rubber. and the eight guest-unit hotel is decorated with antiques, gardens, a pergola, gazebo and swimming pool.
It is located on Manaus’ main central avenue.
“We consider the hotel to be an oasis in the heart of the city,” Medeiros Mendonca says.
Medeiros Mendonca notes the Casa Teatro in particular has a “fantastic view” of the opera house, being found almost immediately across the street from the imposing structure, while the Casa dos Frades is named after the Capuchin Friars and has a “Franciscan way of being.” The hotel says it serves as a “museum with various collections of the friars spread throughout the hotel. Something unprecedented for the city, with an experience, much peace and differentiated hospitality, you will be able to meet the friars at any time of the day and receive a blessing.,” the hotel continues of the former residence of the Capuchin Friars.
“We sell experiences,” Medeiros Mendonca says of her non-mainstream hotels.
Meanwhile, Medeiros Mendonca adds her guests will find the staff at her hotels very approachable.
“We want the hotels to be their house,” she states.
Among tour companies that showcases the region is Katerre Expedition. More information can be found at katerre.com/us/