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Makenna Resort

Rod. Ilheus - Itacare km 16 | Ponta da Tulha, Ilheus, State of Bahia 45653-970, Brazil
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is quite possibly the best hotel we have ever stayed in...and we have been to luxury hotels throughout the world. We stayed here for 6 nights and wish it could have been twice as long. First, it is astonishing architecture. No surprise that it has won major international awards. Second, the individual bungalows are huge...really like having your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Stayed only one night at makenna but now i totally regret it. I should have stayed there for the entire duration of my trip to ilheus and itacare. The chales have a stronv design element but with the right balance to make you feel extremely confortable. The doors open completely and the only thing you see is coconut trees and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed here for 5 days as part of a 2 week holiday in Brazil and would say it's the best hotel we stayed at. The resort itself is quite isolated - 30min from Ilheus and about 50min from Itacare - so we ended up just relaxing by the huge pool. There were also some little gazebos on the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

Amazing architecture, great spacious bungalows decorated with taste, delicious food (best we had in brazil) and outstanding service. I don't want to spoil the surprise(s) for you but I have never experienced such attention to detail and thoughtfulness. You think of it, and Makenna would have already done it for you. We had all our meals at the hotel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The hotel is new (June 2010 opening according to what they told us) and should be a lot busier, but I assume it is due to a lack of reviews/awareness of the hotel. Having traveled a lot in Brazil, it is one of the better hotels you will find along the beach - and equally important - it is one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

One of the best boutique hotels I have ever stayed at. The bungalows are huge and very well decorated. The food is amazing. We did not leave the resort (except a long walk on the endless beach) for three days and had all our meals at the restaurant. Just try any dish and you ll know what i am talking... More 

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