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R Dr. Manoel Augusto Bezerra De Araujo, 500 | Praia de Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-430, Brazil
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Ranked #5 of 117 Specialty lodging in Natal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013
Veleiro Dunkerque, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dunkerque, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I haven't seen that many hotels with a basket with condoms on the desk. Some will call this vulgar, to me it's rather an act of responsability in a country where still too many people close their eyes for reality. If you've ever seen the number (and size) of Brazillian motels, you know what I mean, but I still have... More

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Renato d, Owner at Lua Cheia, responded to this review

Thank you for your good evaluation Veleiro! Here we care even with social and environmental actions. Come back when you can and greetings from Brazil! More

Firenze, Italia
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We were there and was raining so not the best weather for Natal. But in our room was really cold and you'd have TO PAY FOR THE BLANKET, plus was raining from the roof on our materass and the option given from the girl at the reception was 'soon it's going to stop raining'. They even were not able to... More

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Renato d, Proprietário at Lua Cheia, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your discomfort, but there are always two sides of the story! We have a great structure, service and ethics. But even then we can't please 100% of our guests. But certainly a large majority. Greetings More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

This place was secluded giving a hill-valley-view. There is no disturbance. It is good for relaxation. The host family is very courteous and hospitable. There is no direct road to the resort, but the resort has a jeep to ferry you the last 4km, and it is available most of the times.There are limited number of cottages which is a... More

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Renato d, Proprietário at Lua Cheia, responded to this review

Thank you dear, you have been very kind! We will be working to do even better! Greetings Renato de Lucca More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

This place is a hostelling international hostel, however, there is no hostel feeling there at all. The building itself is amazing, looking like a castle and its clean. However the staff were not very friendly, there was no common area in which is meet other people, you had to pay to enter the bar which was loud and meant if... More

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Thank you for saying that the architecture is beautiful, that cleanliness is great and they are sure to be a good place to go with a group of friends! Don't understand, and you also did not explain why it is impossible to sleep, because we don't have this complaint here. The bar (Tavern Pub) is another company and not owned... More

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Address: R Dr. Manoel Augusto Bezerra De Araujo, 500 | Praia de Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-430, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio Grande do Norte > Natal
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The Lua Cheia (Full Moon) Hostel is one of the best and oldest Hostels of Brazil and one of the few.We are very well located in the tourist district, close to everything you may need: Many bars, restaurants, and the main: 3 blocks from Ponta Negra Beach, the best in town.In Lua Cheia Hostel you will find a friendly staff and ready to serve. See our reviews. In addition to all tours and tourist packages that the city and the State can offer you.If this is not enough, we have our pub: the Medieval Tavern Bar Pub with live bands every night! Free Internet, free breakfast, free linen. After all, come yourself and find out! ... more   less 
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