Great value and an oasis next to the beach.
Posted Dec 28, 2015 on Hotels
This hotel is really a good value. The rooms are nice sized and conveniently appointed (large fridge, shelves, closet, room for two open suitcases, good floor space). Beds are very firm, but everything very clean with no "tropical/musty smell" which can be common in many beach hotels. The rooftop pool and enclosed seating area is especially nice and an amazing surprise for a hotel in this price range. The views, tables with umbrellas, indoor area, constant breeze and reasonably priced bar make a great combination. The only problem is that surrounding area is not very nice. The hotel itself feels like a safe oasis at the far end of Barra. The beach across the street is quite beautiful and if you have a car, you have lots of options to go find nice places to eat. The free, walled in parking lot is included so this is a great hotel if you are traveling with a rental car. Dining choices within walking distance are extremely limited and are not very inviting as the surrounding neighborhoods struck us as dirty and run down. A nice breakfast buffet is included, and the hotel restaurant made for nice, easy, safe and convenient place to dine for other meals. However, for an extended stay, it would be nice to be able to walk around and have more choices. I found the staff very pleasant and fluent in English which made things very easy given my limited Portuguese.