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“slightly better experience” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave Conselheiro Aguiar 919, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51011-031, Brazil   |  
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Ranked #9 of 53 Hotels in Recife
belleville canada
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“slightly better experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is one of the many visits I have made to this hotel and found that there was a better effort this time. A free drink voucher was given to us on check in and the room we got was in the better executive wing where the pool is. This side is so much better than the regular side.

The front desk staff were wonderful for a change and the young man helping us was quite funny and welcoming. This was unusual as we have not found the front desk staff very welcoming.

Too bad this hotel does not have some competition as they would definitely lose if there was a better option in town.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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recifehostess, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, April 14, 2012
We are really happy when we receive feedback from our guests.
And even more when comments are so kind.
We are a team that puts a lot of effort to serve customers the best possible way.

Milda Matos Kruger
Best Western Manibu Recife
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spijkenisse
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Hotel staff was the best at our whole Brazil trip! They speak english very well (which is rare in Brazil) and helped us woth a late checkout, ATM, place to eat etc etc. We stayed here twice because of our flight to Fernando de Noronha. First room didn't have a view but was big and the AC quiet. Unfortunately the shower in this room wasn't a cabin so the whole bathroom was floaded! The second room was with a view, but smaller. But with a good showercabin.
Location of the hotel is good and a lot of restaurants and the beach nearby. We didn't go to the pool or gym, so no comment on that. And the hotel has free wifi.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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recifehostess, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Dear Guest Spijkenisse,

We are happy to have been able to contribute to his trip to Brazil has been a success.
This is our target !
We will continue to make all effort to be better each day.
We would like to have the opportunity to serve you again.

Kind regards,

Milda Kruger
Best Western Manibu Recife
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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We came to Recife after a short stay in Salvador at the Ibis there. It was like night and day, we very much enjoyed the Manibu, starting with the friendly service. At Ibis, they did not have anyone who spoke english but I speak just enough Portugeuse to get the room. But the service stunk in any language, ask for a reservation for a restuarant, they give you a phone # and tell you to go to room. At the Manibu, they were great. The room was nice, clean and best of all, included wifi that did work most of the time. It had a great b'fest, even tho I only eat fruit and eggs, they had a great spread. You folks gave it #2 rating, and as a hotel in the city, it was well deserved, it was not a resort with grounds and swimming pool (they had a small on on roof), but in great part of Boa Viagem--near 2 very good restuarants, Mingus and E which are must go tos. So we stronly recommend it, and bonus, if senior, there is 10% off.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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recifehostess, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, August 26, 2011
We really appreciate to receive review from our guests.
We are always madding effort to improve our hotel with modern equipments and good service.
Kind regards to Chicagofoodies !

Milda Matos Krüger
General Manager
Best Western Manibu Recife Hotel
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Juazeiro do Norte
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011 via mobile

1 block from the beach. Nice lobby bar. Good accessibility over All except low toilet, high sink, not enough space between foot of the bed and wall.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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recifehostess, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
Dear Jonatas,

Thank you for the kind comment about our hotel.
We will be always trying to improve our facilities and services.

Regards,
Milda Matos Krüger
Best Western Manibu Recife
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Clarkston, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

The best western is a block away from the beaches. Value priced for the location but don't expect much comfort. It is a star three hotel (although they state four stars) with sub standard air conditioning (sputters cool air). My room overlooked the side street (no ocean view) which was full of clotheslines....not a pretty sight...even though I paid for a deluxe room. The rooms are nice, but the mattresses could use replacing...lots of play. Good service. Called for maintenance to enhance the air conditioning and fix the safety deposit box. They arrived in less than five minute, but unfortunately did not fix either one.. Also requested additional towels and had those in three minutes!! Front desk was congenial and courteous.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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recifehostess, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
Dear Mrmarutiak,

Your feedback is very much appreciated and I can assure you that my staff and I use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again.

If we can be of assistance in the future, don't hesitate to contact us at +55 81 30842811.

Again, thanks for taking the time and have a great day!

Sincerely,

Milda Krüger
General Manager
Best Western Manibu Recife
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Although this seems a nice hotel, in a back street but near lots of restaurants, we did see only the lobby as our secured reservation - made bij TUI, one of the biggest touroperators in Europe with its own airline - got inadvertently and totally lost. The hotel was full and we had to wait two hours to get a transfer to Atlante Plaza, in fact a better hotel.
So: check and recheck!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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recifehostess, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, December 20, 2010
We thank you for the kind comments about our hotel. In fact the hotel is very well located, only one block far from the seafront of the Boa Viagem beach. Besides our location is plenty of many restaurants. Unfortunately you arrived at the hotel without reservation and so we could not accommodate you because we were fully booked on that date. We look forward to having you as our guest in a near future, so we will be able to offer our structure and services fully. The circumstances (waiting for a transfer to another hotel) did not allow a better judgment about our hotel.
Sincerely,
Milda Matos Kruger
General Manager
Best Western Manibu Recife
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

The company I work for just recently started its operation in this part of Brazil so we were sending people over constantly for the past two months. We have tried more then a dozen hotels in Recife and I can say that they all follow the city standards: dirty and not well maintained. The Best Western is a good choice in comparison to the rest of the business hotels in Recife but I do have to warn you: the rooms are really small, the water smells really bad (bleach or something) and there is just too much noise in the streets, so you may want to ask for a room facing the back of the hotel. Apart from that, since the hotel is new, is one of the best we could find. As you may know, Recife is not a safe place to walk around and I must say that around this hotel is specially unsafe. You will be at the end of Boa Viagem beach, which is the beginning of the slum neighborhood. Be careful not to wonder around at night on your feet. Good place to eat: "Espetus" BBQ. Excellent.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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recifehostess, Gerente geral at BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife, responded to this review, August 8, 2010
With reference to the hotel size rooms, we would like to inform you that there are standard and luxury rooms. The last ones are very large with two double beds with a little amount added in its price. The standard rooms are about 15 m2 which is a very common size for the hotels like this, a Best Western international hotel chain with top quality assessment every year since the opening, 1994 . All room pictures can be seen at our web page as they realy are. It means that no surprise should be expected if the guests look at our home page. The hotel surrounding is a quite good area for living and shopping. Besides it is plenty of restaurants at walking distance. Nevertheless we like to advise our clients that some aditional care is adviseable for their personal belongings, as they should have take if they were in any big city, anywere in the world.
Indeed, there is no guest complaint about safe on going walking nearby for quite long time.
A very good water quality is provided to the guests. For your information, some guests may feel the chloride smell which is due to the quantity of chloride added to the water, request by the state regulation.

I am glad to understand that the remaining aspects of the guest stay were all right.


Sincerely,

Milda Matos Kruger
General Manager
Best Western Manibu Recife
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Address: Ave Conselheiro Aguiar 919, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51011-031, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Recife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Recife
#4 Romantic Hotel in Recife
#9 Business Hotel in Recife
#9 Family Hotel in Recife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Manibu Recife 3*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free for guestsWi-Fi internet throughout the hotel, dry and steam saunas, gym, breakfast buffet in the restaurant, individual safe in the rooms and valet parking. ... more   less 
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