This is by far the worst hotel I’ve ever been to in my life (and I have been to some shabby ones, e.g. ** and *** hotels in Bulgaria in the 90s)! It is so bad it is almost comical – everything is so horrible I am not even sure where to start – I guess I will proceed in “order of appearance”. Although the meet & greet was quite pathetic, I will not dwell on it as it is forgotten almost instantly once you enter the “rooms”. Ours was a bungalow and at first I though they must have led us to a disused room by mistake – everything was absolutely filthy – from the leather sofa (on which we have not sat once due to it being covered in an unidentified substance), to the bedsheets to the bathroom. Just to be clear – I am not a posh toff or anything, I do not mind simple hotels, but I do expect even the simplest ones to be clean. Out of curiosity, I even stayed around once to see how the room was being cleaned and as you can imagine I found that it just wasn’t – they simply swept some of the dirt aside and did not even think about washing the floor or cleaning the bath, sink etc. properly.
The beach/swimming pool are well on par with the rooms – the sunbeds are old and covered in a black fungus of some sort, when I tried to remove the cover and just put a towel on instead, there were worms on the underside of it. The beach itself is also quite disgusting and I not talking just about the “standard” sea debris normally brought about by the tide – the day we went to the beach (given our experience with the sunbed it was only one) there was a dead duck floating in the water with the staff walking around completely oblivious and not even thinking about removing it.
The food is also a joke, no good meat or seafood or even fruits on offer (I mean this is Brazil for Christ’s sake, how is it even possible?).
The only good thing about the hotel were the very cheap boat trips around Angra, they really give you a chance to appreciate how amazing the place actually is – this is what we ended up doing every day (we were staying for 5 nights before going to Rio).
In summary – avoid the hotel at all costs, if you’ve booked it, try to cancel and find another place, you are guaranteed to regret coming there, which would be a shame as it can spoil you impressions of this great country.
P.S. I will upload some pictures soon too so that everyone can see what I was talking about.
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