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Tropical Tambau

Av. Almirante Tamandare 229 | Praia de Tambaú, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58039010, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It´s hey day was probably on the 80´s. Great pool area and efficient staff, although rooms need renovation urgently. Good value for the price but off course they cannot charge more for that. I would return just because of the decent price I got.

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Teresa D, Gerente de relações com clientes at Tropical Tambau, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Tony H, We thank you very much for your comments. Our guest’s observations are very important to us, since they allow us to constantly analyze and improve our services. We would like to inform that our Hotel is undergoing a gradual restauration of its facilities, and this process occurs in a slow speed so that our guests do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our room is "renovated"...yes...in 1980! It is clean...with a terrible stench of desinfectant. Rooms with a seaview may be smelling of algae... some people did mind. Building is nor ugly nor beatiful. Breakfast is correct but not even up to par with regular Brasilian hotels' breakfast for that same price range of hotels. People were nice... i wouldnt have been... More 

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Teresa D, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Tambau, responded to this review

Dear Mr(s). Mhellerman, We thank you for your comments and are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations. It is very important for us to receive feedback from our clients so we can constantly improve our services. We inform that our Hotel is in a process of gradual restauration of its installations, and this process occurs in a... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hotel is listed as a four star, however, I wouldn't give it more than 3. Back in the days it must have been ultra modern and fancy, but those days are long gone. Most of the place needs urgent renovations. The location (on the beach) and its pool facilities are amazing. Breakfast is also a big plus, lots of... More 

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Teresa D, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Tambau, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Chuchi60, We thank you very much for your comments. We highlight that our guest’s observations are very important and allow us to improve our positive aspects and to correct our operational failures. Our Hotel is in a process of gradual restauration of its installations. This process occurs in a slow speed so that our guests do not feel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

once upon a time this must have been a fancy place. The circular structure is like the new Apple HQ in California. Rooms are basic. Really basic. Try to get one facing the sea. Breakfast was good lots of choices with local flavours. It was good! the pool and poolside is nice. The beach is ok. lots of food choices... More 

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Oporto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was a very nice hotel in the eighties when it belonged to VASP airline company. They did some renovations inside some rooms but the outdoor look needs as well. Breakfast is a plus-lots a variety. Staff very kind.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The hotel is nice architectural speaking, but is very old with a lot of problems on maintenance, with poor wifi, outdated TV and cable, weak shower and bath.The breakfast is unusually bad for Brazilian pattern and take in account the high rate paid. The pools are clean. No service on the beach. Location is great, walking distance to good restaurants,... More 

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Natal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I always wanted to stay at Tambaú Hotel. The hotel is considered to be a post card of the city and I was curious about how it would be from the inside. The rooms are quite old dated, but are spotless and all the other shared spaces are quite clean and neat. You have the ocean bumping at your window,... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Very nice infra, two pools near the beach. Mid size room low equipped, old tv set, no room sound system. Silent air conditioned. Ask for a Remodelled room facing the sea. Don't accept old stink ones. The beach is 20 meters from the hotel door. Its a very calm, no waves beach. The medium temperature allong the winter is about... More 

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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We have stayed in this hotel on several occasions and have given it good to average reviews depending on the room. The hotel is in a good location on the beach at Joao Pessoa near all the restaurants and beach facilities. Unfortunately on this occasion we had a disastrous experience. We were located around rooms 460 as a large family... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Very disappointing experience and such a ling walk to get out to the street from your room !! This place was once no doubt The Best Hotel in this City but like many places in Brazil it was not kept up just bled for the dollars !! and now living off it's reputation. Rooms are terribel and so is the... More 

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