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The Melia Iguazu Hotel (formerly the Sheraton)

Set in the heart of the forest overlooking the falls...

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The Melia Iguazu Hotel
The Melia Iguazu Hotel

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Without doubt, the Melia Iguazu (formerly the Sheraton) really has the pick of the views of all the lodges and hotels of the area as, being located right in the Parque Nacional, it is afforded views over the falls themselves. This is also a benefit as, when the park opens, it is possible to wander out to the falls before the main crowds arrive and so having a privileged access. The hotels itself is to a good standard, although nothing overly extravagant.

Many people complain that this Melia Hotel does not have the same feel or standards as other Melia Hotels around the world…which may be right…but it does have an exception view of the falls and so, in our opinion, should be let off. Only half of the rooms have this views….but the other half do also have views out across the jungle that surrounds.

Everything in the Melia Iguazu is geared towards that famous view…the main entrance hall has been converted into two stories in order to allow for double height glass windows and…the view. The rooms that face the falls all have balconies and…the view. The swimming pool, the restaurant and the central lobby also all point out to…the view….and the view is spectacular!

With only a ten minute walk to the falls and another ten on the small funicular railway to the Devil’s mouth this is the perfect place to stay if you really want to absorb as much as possible of the falls themselves (rather than the region around the falls). There are, obviously, a few drawbacks of being to close to the falls. One is that, during the opening hours of the park, the area is overrun with tourists all wandering around. The other is that you pay for the privilege….but these are minor issues for what is a once in a lifetime experience.

Stunning views, great location, good facilities

Relies on the views to make the hotel special

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