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Golden Tulip Porto Bali
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Estr. do Marinas, 1111 | Praia do Jardim, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro 23907-000, Brazil (Praia do Jardim)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Angra Dos Reis
Brasil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Porto Bali Golden Tulip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

When I come to Angra it is always for business, so my perspective might differ from some here. For my purposes, this is the best place to stay in the city. All your basic needs are met and the pool is excellent. I haven't had any nightmare experiences here and I have stayed here at least 20 times. If I was visiting Angra for pleasure, which I probably wouldn't do in the first place, I would try to stay at one of the resorts around the city or a nice pousada. Rooms are like something between an extended stay room and a hotel. Bed is in a separate room from living room/kitchen. No stove, but a sink and a microwave in the kitchen area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I had read the reviews on others who had stayed and was a bit nervous. It is true that it is used by contractors and drilling companies to stage crews and Angra is a port city with a shipyard, thus the above personnel. We were pleasantly surprised on arriving as we found very good, clean accommodations. The buffet for breakfast was well stocked and had a nice variety....pools and grounds were well maintained. Front desk staff was also accommodating.

I would rate it as a very good three star hotel.....

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aigina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I stayed a number of times at the Porto Bali when working in Angra, generally staying 2-3 nights. I would certainly never spend my own money here.

Front of house was OK, quite friendly. The rooms are a fair size, and fairly comfortable and (a rare good point in Brazil) the mini-bar is very reasonably priced. The hotel is close to town, and probably the best accommodation near the town centre. After that, the positives start to get scarce.

The tiled way outside the rooms means you will be woken every time a wheel bag goes past. The view from any room not looking to the pool is industrial. There is no beach, and the pool is a nice shape but all rather shallow and not good for much but soaking.

The worst problem is the food... the buffets are the same every day, and the food, like most Brazilian buffet food, is cooked way too early. Most things are cooked in sauce, and this congeals or dries. Drinks in the bar are expensive... when you can get them... and there is no bar immediately close by. (About 7 mins by taxi to the port/pier area) Another negative is that there is a shipyard quite close by and this hotel accommodates quite a few oil-rig crews who are fitting out their vessels... not always the folks you want to share the dining room with on holiday.

As an accommodation hotel I would give this 3-4 stars; however, as a resort hotel at the price advertised... you've got to be joking!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

would recomand to my friends, friendly service.
shoping center is within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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74 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Balinese influence in this hotel shows in the design, layout, pools and artwork. There is a substantial "wow" factor when you first walk around the swimming pools between the two apartment buildings. Very impressive. Front desk staff will match their english to your portuguese so you can understand each other. Inward facing rooms offer fine views of the pools and the bay beyond, and even the smaller rooms are adequate for your stay. If you arrive by car en route to Ilha Grande, it is possible to leave your car here gratis for a few days, and it will be secure as the hotel and grounds are gated. The buffet cafe de manha is adequate and the same restaurant offers dinner in the evening. It seems foreign oil patch roughnecks working at nearby Mangariteba stay here for extended periods, so be wary of noisy conversations in the bar at night. Plenty of diverse entertainment, restaurants and shopping are only a short cab ride away at the Angra dos Reis waterfront.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Nice hotel pleasant staff, good food. Self catering style apartments but can eat in the restaurant as well. Nice pool and wonderful views across the bay.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Katy, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Took my family for a long weekend at this hotel... What a bad idea... On my 2nd night, the hotel fuly booked ran out of water and only after a heated discussion I manage to get them to arrange for my 1-year old to have a shower. They did not have a back-up water supply system for a hotel that size!
Also, as soon as the staff knew about the issue they should have requested auxiliary water supply by trucks or any other means instead of be postponing and lying to the guests saying problem would be sorted in 30 minutes.
Because of the water issue, that night no one managed to take a shower and go have dinner elsewhere, so everyone tried to use the hotel restaurant and they could not attend the requests. They even ran out of bread! Total shame!
Water supply was restored at midnight and stopped again 5am. When my family was up I told them we were leaving.
Do not recommend and do not intend to return to this hotel ever again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Estr. do Marinas, 1111 | Praia do Jardim, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro 23907-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Angra Dos Reis > Praia do Jardim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Angra Dos Reis
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Angra Dos Reis
#5 Family Hotel in Angra Dos Reis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Tulip Porto Bali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 142
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