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Esmeralda Praia Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Francisco Gurgel, 1160 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-050, Brazil
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Ranked #7 of 78 hotels in Natal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have just returned after a two week stay at the Esmeralda Praia Hotel in Natal. It was our first time in Brazil and we were there for the first phase of the World Cup Finals. We had an amazing stay there. The hotel is in a fabulous location right beside the wonderful and unspoilt Ponta Negra beach. We were... More

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Raquel L, Gerente de relações com clientes at Esmeralda Praia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roy, First of all we would like to thank you for the time you spent in this review regarding your recent stay at the Emeralda Praia Hotel. It was a great pleasure to receive you and make your experience such a unique moment. Thank you again you for your choice and we hope that in the future we may... More

Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Well, this hotel was a waist of money and time! Let me begin with the start. When we arrived, we were suprised that no-one in the reception knew english. Well, we finally spoke to a receptionist who knew a little english. We got checked in, and the receptionist told us that we had to pay immediately for our stay, and... More

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belleville canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed here for the first time as we normally stay at a different hotel. There were some positive things. Breakfast was very good, pool area very nice and the entertainment at noon and evening was excellent. But there was absolutely no one who would approach us or talk to us as we were obviously englsh speaking. I do speak... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's a great hotel, it's in a great spot of the city, very close to the sea. The hotel food is good. The elevators could be better, but that's not a big deal. The prices of the hotel are reasonable. So I recommended it.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Again we bought our stay from Decolar.com and we got a good discount. We paid R$280 for couple per night with full pension. This place is beautifully decorated especially the reception and halls. Very impressive for the first glance. Unfortunate,the music is very loud for those want a quiet place to rest. The management need to isolate the noise better.... More

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Sao Paulo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I do not know who ranks Brazilian hotels. But, frankly, the criteria are completely different from the American ones. According to the American standards this hotel will never be ranked as four star hotels. This doesn’t mean that it is a bad hotel. It means that this is a three star hotel, and if someone goes there expecting to find... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Excellent service, great swimming pool, really nice staff, entertainment organized in the hotel in the evenings, happy hour - free snacks in the afternoon, breakfast included even on the 1st day when we arrived before 7 a.m. and get the room and breakfast immediately despite the 11 am check in time, free Internet, good bye gift - Esmeralda is your... More

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Lublin, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Best holiday ever!!! The hotel was everything we hoped for, starting with the Staff till the room's. the receptionists were full of tips and tour around and about the city, we went on a buggy trip through the dunes that had breathtaking views each stop with lagoons in the middle of the dunes. They have kids club and a recreation... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

I stayed there for 5 days with my family including my 15 years old son. The rooms have been really great in 5th and 7th floors with fantastic ocean view and to Morro de careca. The breakfast & dining room has been overloaded with people and with a terribly loud atmosphere of shouting guests (mainly children) with way too loud... More

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

The hotel is nice, the rooms are clean and well equipped. The staff could be better, but it´s not bad. The pool area is nice and location wonderful. The only problem is that the hotel has some recreation programs also at night, and they are noisy, what sometimes disturb the guests which are looking for a rest.

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Address: Rua Francisco Gurgel, 1160 | Ponta Negra, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59090-050, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio Grande do Norte > Natal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Praia Hotel 4*
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