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Hotel Portalo

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Ladeira da Igreja, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45.428.000, Brazil
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is beautiful and clean, with the best sunset view in Morro de Sao Paulo, but their service is extremely slow and poor. We went there in the low season, and that might explain such bad service. Half of the staff we met were really friendly and helpful, but the other half seemed to simply hate their job.... More 

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Salvador, BA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been in Morro de Sao Paulo several times and I can assure you there's no place better to stay in than the Hotel Portalo. This one is the best place to stay in, unless you want to stay in a calm place (without people noise almost), which you can get staying at 4th and 5th beach, only. My opinion... More 

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Ibiza Town, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

i go every year in Morro de Sao Paulo and this time i find the perfect hotel!!! localization is perfect, peoples reaaly helpful, very nice breakfast, chalet are very nice with an AMAZING view. Price is very good for the high quality you get there. At the sunset there are a DJ at the pool and this is probably the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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143 reviews 143 reviews
15 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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