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Araca Praia Flat Beira Mar
Ranked #37 of 93 Hotels in Natal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Had a very nice stay here during the World Cup. As an American we have pretty high standards and was happy with what this small hotel in a sleepy beach city offered. Rooms were clean and they did a wonderful job serving us, even folded our dirty clothes that were in a pile in the corner. Less than a minute walk to the beach which has plenty of bars and restaurants, could spend all day on the beach. If you walk up to the main road you'll pass a small burger place under the tent, fantastic burgers and cheap. On the main road you can walk to "Deckys" which is as close to an American sports bar that you'll find. Definitely do a beach buggy tour, we booked ours via Natal Vans, great experience.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I went to a convention at the Praiamar Hotel last week. As I had stayed there before and was not happy at all about its lack of maintenance and bad food, I decided to give Araça a try. It is better located, with an exit to the beach. Less than one week before the meeting I had to change plans because a travel companion needed to stay elsewhere. Although it was beyond the penalty period, the hotel accepted to reduce my stay from 5 to one night without charging penalties. Nice.
The hotel is well located, the room was huge but poorly decorated, with a nice balcony. Towels could be better. Cleanliness is not their top quality, the same as in most Natal hotels. Staff was correct but not especially nice, breakfast is just average. I did not use the swimming pool (Ponta Negra beach is much nicer!).

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We have stayed here for the last 4 years and we love it. The staff are amazing and helpful. The rooms are two big rooms with sliding doors between the bedroom and living area as well as a large balcony.Only compliant here is that it would be nice to have patio furniture on the deck. We just took our the small table and chairs from living area. It has a small fridge which is great for putting fruit or yogurt in and it also has a sink in living area. The bathroom is small but perfectly useable. It has a nice walk in shower and toilet and sink plus a bidet style spray! The breakfast is ample and diverse with lots of fresh fruits and juices, sweet cakes, eggs, fried cheese , ham and cheese platters and toast and buns. Also cereal and yogurts, tea and coffee and chocolate milk. It only cost us 100 a night and right on beach!

Room Tip: Choose the rooms on the 5th floor as .. 507 is nice and has a side view of the ocean but because it...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We have stayed for a week at Araça Praia Flat in early August. Natal is a wonderful city and the weather was great.

Room: Our room had a great balcony, viewing the green ocean. Make sure to ask for a room facing the ocean, otherwise you may have a concrete wall for a view.
Don´t expect any luxury inside the rooms, they are very simple, but clean and spacious. The bathroom could use a renovation and the " kitchen" area has a mini fridge, a sink and a micro-wave. The TV is old, but has a good variety of channels on cabo.

Hotel overall: Araça Flat is in a great location, just in front of a pedestrian area in front of the beach ... no need to cross any streets to get to the sand. And no need to use a car to get to restaurants and a few shops.
The breakfast is good, with a variety of bread, cakes, juice and fruit. Try the Tapioca (typical food from the northeast of Brazil)! We had dinner only one night at the restaurant. Food is ok, but simple with good size portions though.
Upper deck is were the breakfast is served and the swimming area. Pool is really too small!! I haven't seen anyone use it. But, you have the ocean just in front, so it wasn't a big issue for me.

What to do: If you walk outside the door that goes to the beach, during the day you can just rent a chair and stay right in front of the hotel at the beach the whole day ... just great! Make sure to get there early to get a chair since they beach gets very crowded specially on weekends. At night, walk to your right at the pedestrian area and a few blocks away you'll find several restaurants and a lively area near " Morro do Careca" . You can also go towards the main avenue: 3 blocks up hill (You gotta be on shape!) to find a nice sea food restaurant (Camarões) and some shops.
During the day I would definitly advise to take some side trips (with a guide) to Praia da Pipa, Praia do Madero, Galinhos and don't miss going to the "dunas" for a long buggy ride.

Room Tip: Ask for the room facing the ocen and not on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 August 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Araca Praia Flat Beira Mar

Address: Rua Francisco Gurgel , N0 77 | Praia De Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-050, Brazil (Formerly Paradise Araca Hotel)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio Grande do Norte > Natal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Natal
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Natal
Price Range: ₹ 2,671 - ₹ 6,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Araca Praia Flat Beira Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Araca Flat is located on the seafront at Ponta Negra Beach, close to the main bars and restaurants, handicraft fairs, shopping, ATMs and agencies. Official Hotel of the World Cup 2014, Seal of Quality Gold Tourism Best - SEBRAE and Certificate of Excellence 2013 - Trip Advisor. Our aptos have balcony, ante room with sofa bed and mini kitchen (with fridge and sink) in all aptos. Adult and children's pools on the rooftop, with panoramic views of Ponta Negra Beach and Morro do Careca. Deck with tables, chairs, sun loungers, umbrellas and bar service and restaurant by the pool. Menu of coktails, native fruit juices, soda and beer. Option of snacks, meals and snacks in our restaurant, which has room service served until 10pm. Wireless internet (free), safe deposit box (check with the front desk) and parking (free). The crib and microwave and cooking utensils (dishes, cups, glasses and cutlery), upon availability and request. We have tour agency and car rental in our hotel, consult information with the reservations industry. Elevator with access to all floors, direct access to the beach. Voltage 220v. Laundry service (ask for table at reception). ... more   less 
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