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Tropical Dolphin

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Av Gov Abreu Sodre 461 | Pereque Acu, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Ubatuba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Despite the size of the town, there's no shortage of guesthouses and hostels in and around Ubatuba. However, I couldn't recommend staying here more. Located literally on the beachfront at one of the town's cleanest sites, this brilliant little hostel has everything you need. The rooms are simple and clean, the beds are comfortable, there are fans, mini fridges, TVs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

2nd visit was even beeter than first. lots to do in this area. great beaches. lovely intimate hotel. great reception there. cannot recomend it too highly. very close to the beach which has restaurants and bars nearby but it is very quiet at night.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It had been nearly 10 years since I last visited but the welcome and service I received was great just like it was all those years ago.The room was fantastic too. The location is perfect being opposite the beach and only a 15 minute walk from town. If you don't fancy the walk there are also plenty of local restuarants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed at the Tropical Dolphin in December for my 30th birthday and the hospitality of Joao, Ingrida, Fabio and Daniel, Denise, Josh and Jordan and their wonderful family was absolutely outstanding! We felt completely at home with these guys, and became friends very quickly. The situation of the hostel was perfect being directly on the beach. Lots of animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is the perfect mix between easygoing backpackers vibe with the personal touches of a guesthouse. It feels like you are staying with family. The guys are only to happy to help you get to know the local area- where to surf, find waterfalls, eat, hire bikes, catch the bus. There are heaps of great surf spots in the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I loved this place. All of it. Do not get me wrong - nothing fancy, DO NOT EXPECT A FANCY HOTEL! If you will, you will be disappointed. If you expect a great, family run small hotel/hostel. You WILL LOOOOOVE IT. We had a great time. Surfing, biking, eating with the owners. All of it is just perfect. The owner... More 

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The guest house is well situated in front of the beach, an advice is to take the room deluxe with a veranda facing the sea ! The atmosphere is really agreeable with the cool owners, rabbits with a cat spirits sharing the living room, place to park the car. You quickly feel home. If you are in backpackers spirit so... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I would recommend this place to anyone! The best part about our experience was that the people were so helpful! Joao speaks English and helped us decide on the best places to visit and then helped direct us to where we needed to go! He also helped us find great (and cheap!) places to eat. The location is a little... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just a few steps from the beach, you can go to sleep with the sound of the ocean. It has a great place to cook and is close to some shops to buy some groceries. Atmosphere is great, everybody is very friendly and helpful. It's a very relaxing place and it feels more like home.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Cracking spot run by fantastic people. Some of the most beautiful coastline I've come across. Loads to explore. Pousada located directly opposite a beautiful beach, far away enough to enjoy a peaceful stay. Close enough to get into town by foot. Owners very knowledgable on the area, making day trips to incredible places possible (info that is not available in... More 

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