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“Very good hotel in a perfect spot of the Island”
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Hotel Portalo
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Luxembourg
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very good hotel in a perfect spot of the Island”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

On our trip to Brasil we spent 7 nights in the Portaló Hotel. If you go to the Morro Island by Catamaran, you can walk to the hotel as it is on the right side of the harbor.
We booked via booking.com a chalet superior (the description in the website was: separated loungued area, sofa,bathrobes, veranda...) However, the chalet superior we had was a tiny bungalow (Fernando Pessoa) with amazing views nonetheless (a small bedroom, a small wardrobe and a bathroom with a nice veranda. We complained about at the reception desk and they told us that it was the fault from booking which appear to be true (they are currently checking our complaint).
As I mentioned the bungalow was pretty small and we could not hang up our clothes,specially when you are travelling around the country for 18 days. Nevertheless, the room was nice, simple and clean.
The property was well maintained and the staff was very nice. However, they could be more pro active on the services they offer as it was the last day we discovered there was a spa. There was no guest book in our room with more information about services and facilities offered by the hotel.
Breakfast was generous but after a week it could be repetitive.
The good side of the hotel is that it is close to everything and the bungalows provided for privacy.
The food at the swimming pool bar was lovely and the cocktails as well (specially a lady called Jo, not sure, her coctails were fantastic!!).
Overall, we highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 6 September 2008

we spent a week at Portalo in August 2008. we were given hthe "Voltaire" chale (every chale has the name of somebody) .it is the most amazing place i have ever been! i do not know where to start!
the location is great! all the chales are in the forest up a hill and you have this perfect sea/ocean view from the balcony! the hotel itself it's like a garden in the forest! everything is set perfectly, the pool, the flowers, the trees..it's like paradise!
the people who work the are absolutely great! i have never met so good stuff...they were all friendly and helpful, smiling all the time and they even tought us Portuguese!
our chale was very clean every day and the breakfast..oh the breakfast was delicious!! so many fruits and juices and everything that you can imagine!
we loved everything there! it was relaxing, beautiful and very very friendly.
we will definitely visit the hotel and Morro de Sao Paulo again. we have already plans for next year and i would reccommend the hotel to every single person i know!

  • Liked — location, surroundings, view, cleaningness, friendly/excellent stuff, delicious breakfast
  • Disliked — nothing..everything was absolutely perfect
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Portalo

Property: Hotel Portalo
Address: Ladeira da Igreja, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Ilha de Tinhare > Morro de Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Morro de Sao Paulo
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,448 - ₹ 17,049
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Portalo 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Portalo stay when you arrive in Morro, chalets with balcony, sea view, waterfall, and wet bar in the swimming pool, wet sauna, internet wireless, water sports like windsurf, kitesurf, hobby-cat Tiger 18 feet, water ski for beginners and professionals. ... more   less 
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