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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ladeira da Igreja, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45.428.000, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews 111 reviews
14 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Service isn't very good, not much waiters for the amount of people in need of service but the view is amazing, you can go there to watch sunset have some drinks, listen to music and even use the pool. I might say that everything there is more expensive and I wouldn't stay there at hotel but to go there to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After 4hrs traveling from Salvador we observed a thumping big hill going from the dock up the town...but like a sign from the heavens Hotel Portalo was positioned at the base of this hill right next to the dock. Great breakfast, comfortable and clean accommodation. Pool area was nice and bar had good prices. Only negative was having to walk... More

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Kalamazoo
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Built into the side of the hill overlooking the harbor on Morro de Sao Paulo - offering a private bungalow for each guest. The accommodations are very comfortable, clean, and well appointed. I loved the hammock on our private porch facing the ocean with a non-stop breeze. This is not a luxurious hotel, but it doesn't need to be. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed at one of the bungalows (Voltaire) and had a gorgeous ocean and rainforest view from the room and the hammocks in the balcony. Very private, romantic and incredibly relaxing! Staff were very nice and bent over backwards to help me when I fell ill on our second day there. I'm sure there are much cheaper pousadas on the... More

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Riobamba, Ecuador
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My fiancé and I tried very hard to hold our wedding at Hotel Portalo as it was our dream site. We met with staff and decided to book out the entire hotel for all of our guests for 3 days. After the first meeting with staff, in which they were extremely nice and helpful, things just got worse and worse.... More

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Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband and I really wanted to 'spoil' ourselves and go for a more expensive hotel while on a well-deserved vacation. I did SOOO much research and after the reviews on tripadvisor decided on this one. Honestly, I was so disappointed. The rooms themselves (unlike some of the other reviews) we were very pleased with. We had the Jose De... More

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Leeds
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The location of this hotel is wonderful, its right beside where the pier where the boat docks so you don't need to pay for a porter for your bags (you should if you stay anywhere else because the hill from the docks is very steep!). However being near the pier isn't a problem it doesn't intrude as its not very... More

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Luxembourg
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

On our trip to Brasil we spent 7 nights in the Portaló Hotel. If you go to the Morro Island by Catamaran, you can walk to the hotel as it is on the right side of the harbor. We booked via booking.com a chalet superior (the description in the website was: separated loungued area, sofa,bathrobes, veranda...) However, the chalet superior... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Great location right at the edge of the catamaran dock, and within walking distance of all the shops and major beaches. The view from our cabin was great! Very romantic. Perfect for couples. Only minor complaint was the internet service. Nonexistent in the guest cabins, and very slow in the lobby/restaurant area. All in all a great tropical getaway for... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

we spent a week at Portalo in August 2008. we were given hthe "Voltaire" chale (every chale has the name of somebody) .it is the most amazing place i have ever been! i do not know where to start! the location is great! all the chales are in the forest up a hill and you have this perfect sea/ocean view... More

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Address: Ladeira da Igreja, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45.428.000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Ilha de Tinhare > Morro de Sao Paulo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Portalo 4.5*
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