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“Peace and quiet in the middle of Fortaleza action” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Mayor
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Visconde De Maua, 151 | Meireles, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60125-160, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #16 of 91 Hotels in Fortaleza
Sydney, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet in the middle of Fortaleza action”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights during the World Cup. Location is two blocks back from the long stretch of beach where you want to be in Fortaleza. The hotel is built enough in off the street to block out all outside noise from the busy area. A great refreshing pool in the middle, with a bar/restaurant attached, very necessary to escape the heat! Staff were very professional and courteous, although all communication outside Portuguese had to be done via reception's iPad with Google Translate, which made for a bit of fun. Rooms ok -- great showers but average beds.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,

Viemos por meio deste agradecer imensamente o vosso comentário a cerca de nosso Hotel. Informo que estamos sempre buscando melhorar ainda mais a qualidade para poder oferecer um melhor serviço sempre com a preocupação da satisfação de nosso Hóspede.

Agradecemos as sugestões e elogios, para os próximos hospedes.

Esperamos recebê-los em breve. Até mais.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here in June during the World Cup.

Positive
- Architecture is nice and authentic
- Buffet breakfast is reasonable
- Pretty swimming pool
- Eager to please front desk
- Good wi-fi

Negative
- Room was small and cramped
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,
Sr.

Viemos por meio deste agradecer o vosso comentário a cerca de nosso Hotel. Infelizmente não conseguimos atingir todas as expectativas esperadas. Mas ficamos muito felizes que tenha gostado de sua hospedagem e ambientes. Esperamos ter a oportunidade de que o senhor e sua família possam nos visitar novamente, para que assim possamos tentar superar suas expectativas. Buscando melhorar ainda mais a nossa qualidade para poder oferecer um melhor serviço sempre com a preocupação da satisfação de nosso Hóspede.

Agradecemos as sugestões e elogios, para os próximos clientes.

Esperamos recebê-los novamente.
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Bayville, New Jersey
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My son and I were in Fortaleza for the World's Cup and we were lucky to find this hotel.

All you have to do is go in. . .This is a classy, clean and conveniently located property. Their included breakfast is amazing with something for everyone and the staff could not be nicer. The rooms are nicely furnished, the rooms are of a fair size. The water pressure was better than mine back home. . .To go to the beach and restaurants, all you have to do is walk two short blocks and then, for us was like Deja-Vu, the area reminded me of South Beach in Miami, Florida with all the restaurants and bars and the beach across the road. This hotel is a jewel in the crown of Fortaleza and it is good for singles, couples and families, trust me, you'll thank me later!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,

Srs.

Venho através deste agradecer o vosso comentário a cerca de nosso Hotel, isso nos faz cada vez mais buscar a qualidade para poder oferecer um melhor serviço sempre com a preocupação da satisfação de nosso Hóspede. Agradecemos também as sugestões dadas para os próximos clientes.

Esperamos recebê-los em breve.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The room is rather small and basic. Communication is hard as they don't speak English. However, they are helpful to arrange day trips after some guests helped to do the translation. The location is good, one block away from the main beach area.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,

Srs.

Agradecemos imensamente o vosso comentário a cerca de nosso Hotel. Infelizmente não conseguimos atender todas suas expectativas, devido a dificuldade linguística que tivemos no período, informo que estamos tentando melhorar neste aspecto. Mas, ficamos felizes em satisfaze-los em outros serviços de nosso hotel.
Com seu comentário, buscamos melhorar nossos serviços sempre com a preocupação da satisfação de nosso Hóspede.

Esperamos recebê-la em breve.
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We checked into Hotel Villa Mayor well aware of its rustic charm as seen from the photos posted by previous travelers. But what surprised us was the level of service and the well-trained staff who were willing to go the distance. For a small local property, we were pleasantly surprised. Language barriers aside (most staff were not highly proficient in English which wasn't a big issue for us), the staff accommodated our requests for day trips and transport to the World Cup stadium with expediency. We wake up everyday looking forward to the hearty breakfasts filled with a spread of pastries and bread, all sorts of fresh juices and freshly-made yoghurt (strawberry and plum!!). Reception staff were attentive and polite. And when we had to catch a 3am flight and requested for facilities for a shower, though they were running on full occupancy they were kind enough to squeeze out some time for us to freshen up in a room in between check-ins. One would not accord the same standards expected of 5 star brand names on Hotel Villa Mayor, and the room we had was a tad dated and old (we've seen newer refurbished ones in another wing of the hotel), its software more than made up for it in this charming and quaint property. Recommended!

Stayed June 2014
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,
Sr.

Agradecemos imensamente o vosso comentário a cerca de nosso Hotel, a nossa missão é sempre antede-los bem e com satisfação, isso nos faz cada vez mais buscar a qualidade para poder oferecer um melhor serviço sempre com a preocupação da satisfação de nosso Hóspede. Ainda temos a dificuldade com línguas estrangeiras, porém, estamos buscando melhorar neste quesito.

Esperamos recebê-la em breve.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great place to stay while in Fortaleza. Hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was incredible! Staff was very nice and helpful. Great location, easy walk to the beach. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,

Agradecemos vosso comentário sobre o Hotel Villa Mayor, com sua avaliação podemos melhorar cada vez mais nossos serviços. É sempre um prazer atendê-los, muito obrigado e sejam sempre bem vindos ao Hotel Villa Mayor!
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Long Beach, CA
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10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

The place was very clean and the room was comfortable. The A/C worked great even in the afternoon heat. You may see different pictures of the exterior of this hotel which make it look like two different places but they are the same. Different parts of the hotel have a different fascade.

I needed to check out late and the hotel was very accommodating. Although the official check out time is noon, they don't charge extra for the first two hours. After that, it is R$10 per hour.

The clientele is almost all Brazilian and the staff has very limited english so bring your phrase book if you don't speak Portuguese or are reasonably fluent in Spanish.

The one thing I found a little weird was the shower door. The opening is only about 16" wide so if you are a little "oversized" it could be a problem. I'm not sure if all the rooms are like this or not so if it could be a problem for you, ask to see the room first.

Another downside is there are no elevators so if you have any disabilities or will be carrying your own luggage, you need to take note or specify that you need a ground floor room. I needed the exercise anyway so . . .

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RibamarSilvas, Gerente at Hotel Villa Mayor, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
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Olá boa tarde,

Viemos por meio deste agradecer imensamente o vosso comentário a cerca de nosso Hotel. Informo que estamos sempre buscando melhorar ainda mais a qualidade para poder oferecer um melhor serviço sempre com a preocupação da satisfação de nosso Hóspede.

Agradecemos as sugestões e elogios, para os próximos hospedes.

Esperamos recebê-lo em breve.
Até mais.
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Address: Rua Visconde De Maua, 151 | Meireles, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60125-160, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Ceara > Fortaleza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Fortaleza
#18 Business Hotel in Fortaleza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Mayor 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
O Hotel Villa Mayor esta localizado a 100 metros da Avenida Beira mar e da famosa feirinha de artesanato. Dispoe de 95 apartamentos, todos com ar-condicionado, telefone, frigobar, TV a cabo (voltagem: 220 volts.), Com Wi-FI gratuito e cofre individual. Para tornar sua estadia mais agradavel, o Hotel tem piscina, bar, coffee shop e um delicioso e variado cafe da manha com sucos e frutas regionais. Tudo isso numa paradisiaca cidade chamada Fortaleza. A tematizacao do Hotel Villa Mayor refere-se a nossa Fortaleza historica de meados do seculo XX. Seu conceito tematico e um resgate sentimental destes tempos tranquilos de outrora e, acima de tudo, uma homenagem singela a nossa cidade. O Hotel Villa Mayor tem o prazer de recebe-los como convidados em nossa pequena viagem ao passado. ... more   less 
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