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Tropical Tambau

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Av. Almirante Tamandare 229 | Praia de Tambaú, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58039010, Brazil
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Joao Pessoa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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The hotel is nice architectural speaking, but is very old with a lot of problems on maintenance, with poor wifi, outdated TV and cable, weak shower and bath.The breakfast is unusually bad for Brazilian pattern and take in account the high rate paid.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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

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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267 reviews 267 reviews
46 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Campinas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

A good hotel for big events, service/apartments are OK too. On the downside: the beach where the hotel is placed is not a good place for swimming/diving, since there is too much sand in the water. Also, the wi-fi is not free, and is not available in the apartments (at least not in the one where I stayed).

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João pessoa, Pb
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This hotel used to be not only a hotel in João Pessoa but a tourist attraction!!My mom´s honeymoon 37 years ago was there. As I had a diary from my hotel club menbership about to expire, I decided to spend a day there although I live in the same city. And it was not nice!!!The room smelled old, noise air-conditioner,... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The Tropical Tambau Joao Pessoa is a big hotel in a good location, at the beach in Joao Pessoa. The rooms are old fashioned, with old beds and noisy air conditioning. There is a large swimming pool, good even for children and the elderly. Good breakfast, with regional food, juices and fruits. Friendly and efficiente staff. Secure area, with policemen... More

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Also Known As:
Tropical Tambau Joao Pessoa
Tropical Tambau Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Address: Av. Almirante Tamandare 229 | Praia de Tambaú, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58039010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Paraiba > Joao Pessoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#6 Family Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#8 Business Hotel in Joao Pessoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Tambau 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the Tropical Tambau, beach resort located in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba's state capital city, and 'the second greenest city in the world'. A picture-perfect family beach resort and tropical vacation destination, Tropical Tambaú offers 173 guest accommodations, each with a lovely ocean or lush tropical garden view. Since the beach resort is right on the beach, superior rooms with veranda at Tropical Tambau feature unique and magnificent seashore or cruise feel with ocean breezes and smooth waves. ... more   less 
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