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Avenida Almirante Tamandare 229 Praia de Tambaú, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58039-010 Brazil
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#33 of 65 hotels in Joao Pessoa
Discover the Tambau Hotel, beach resort located in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba's state capital city, and 'the second greenest city in the world'. A picture-perfect family beach resort and tropical vacation destination, Tambau Hotel offers 173 guest accommodations, each with a lovely ocean or lush tropical garden view. Since the beach resort is right on the beach, superior rooms with veranda at Tambau Hotel feature unique and magnificent seashore or cruise feel with ocean breezes and smooth waves.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Ricard1954 wrote a review Aug 2019
Orlando, Florida64 contributions14 helpful votes
This lovely tropical garden hotel was inaugurated in 1970 under the military government for entirely different purposes and today stands as a monument to the era in an ecologically delicate location. Built on the tip of the Tambau promontory, the Atlantic Ocean laps up against the foundation at high Tide, staff are characteristically very warm, attentive, and the model of Brazilian hospitality. I had an unfortunate experience with one security guard at the end of a previous visit, expressed my displeasure at that time, and was welcomed this time with open arms. It is so nice to be remembered and appreciated! I have stayed at this hotel and brought groups of friends and students there for over 20 years, and, while hotel properties always need freshening, this unique lovely venue with its sumptuous pools, gardens and views is well worth the stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from GerenciaT3, Diretor de vendas at Tambau Hotel
Responded Sep 9, 2019
Olá! Ressaltamos que o feedback dos nossos clientes é sempre muito importante para o constante aprimoramento dos nossos serviços. Trabalhamos sempre para prover uma estada memorável aos nossos hóspedes e ficamos imensamente satisfeitos quando sabemos que nosso trabalho foi bem sucedido. Quando retornar a João Pessoa, o Tambaú Hotel estará sempre à sua disposição. Atenciosamente/Equipe Tambaú Hotel.
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Ricard1954 wrote a review Mar 2019
Orlando, Florida64 contributions14 helpful votes
I have over 15 years of experience staying at the Hotel Tambau, or Tambau hotel as it is now called. Formerly part of the Tropical hotel chain, this hotel build upon a gorgeous promontory on the beach In João Pessoa has seen a number of changes in management adversely affecting both staff and services. After having stayed at this hotel perhaps 30 times and having taken dozens of my students to this hotel, I can no longer in good faith patronize nor support this place that has gone terribly downhill. Beyond their staff losses, elimination of their sauna, decision to charge for juice or eggs with breakfast, the hotel has evidently instituted a new policy is regarding security which is completely offensive, including the posting of armed security officers at the long entranceway towards the front desk. Far from making guests feel more secure, security officers give the impression to guests that we are entering into a armed area rather than a hospitality center. One of them, Douglas, accosted three of us laden with shopping bags at high noon and demanded we show hotel identification cards as we were approaching the front desk -which was staffed with three or four employees. There is nothing like an angry security officer with a automatic weapon to make one feel like they’re on vacation. I demanded to speak with one of the Administrator is at the front desk who apologized profusely, but I ask you, does this sound like what you want to do on a vacation?
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dani_Waltrick wrote a review Mar 2019
Perth, Australia91 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed at Tambaú for a conference and though my expectations weren't high, I was terribly disappointed. The service was poor, Its like every area of the hotel was understaffed. We got an upgrade for one of the front rooms where the ocean hits the walls of the building at high tide. You could see the metal structure showing outside and and the humidity and mould smell in the room were quite strong. The wort happened at check out, when the bill unlawfully included the optional 10% service fee on everything. When called up on in they removed some, but not all. I am Brazilian but was travelling with a bunch of international people who were clueless of what the charges were, so in my view they were taking advantage of us all.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Response from GerenciaT3, Diretor de vendas at Tambau Hotel
Responded Apr 5, 2019
Olá Sra. Daniela! Agradecemos pelo tempo despendido em compartilhar suas impressões sobre nosso hotel. Lamentamos o fato dos nossos serviços não estarem de acordo com suas expectativas e ressaltamos que procuramos atender as necessidades dos nossos clientes da melhor forma possível. Devido a nossa localização e proximidade do oceano, nosso hotel exige cuidados constantes e com isso, trabalhamos com revisão constante das nossas instalações e áreas comuns, no entanto, de acordo com o seu relato estaremos reforçando procedimento. Referente a taxa de serviço, esclarecemos que a mesma é opcional, ficando ao critério do cliente a escolha. Ressaltamos nossas desculpas por qualquer transtorno e esperamos ter a oportunidade de propiciar uma nova experiência em breve, será uma satisfação para todos nós. Atenciosamente/Equipe Tambaú Hotel.
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ashlee224 wrote a review Sep 2018
Huntington Beach, California51 contributions12 helpful votes
I cannot say that I agree with the recent reviews shown on my right; I quite liked this hotel. The room was small but okay. I didn't really understand the floorplan of the bathroom, however– The door swung inward and could barely clear the shower or toilet cramped beyond it. The shower also had a dangerous, jutting lip that nearly always tripped me and my roommate whenever we tried to hop over it to get in or out of the bathroom. That being said, the breakfasts and lunches were quite good as was the one pizzeria dinner our group had there. We and our sponsored children loved the pool, playground, trampoline, and playroom provided to us, and we found the staff friendly and helpful as well. Some of the others went to the beach across the way and the markets across the street opposite the beach. I did not, but I can say that the hotel is situated in a prime location, thusly.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid the ones with a dangerous bathroom as described above.
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Response from Gerencia T, Diretor de vendas at Tambau Hotel
Responded Sep 6, 2018
Olá! Agradecemos por nos avaliar. Buscamos constantemente aprimorar a qualidade de nossos serviços, por isso os seus comentários são de extrema importância para nós. Pedimos desculpa pelo transtorno relatado quanto à acomodação, e esperamos em breve recebê-la novamente em nosso hotel. Atenciosamente, Equipe Tambaú Hotel.
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Simon S wrote a review Dec 2017
London, United Kingdom44 contributions42 helpful votes
Maybe this was a 4 Star Hotel decades ago but it is in desperate needed of modernisation. Rooms were extremely basic. Ours had a few small ants in, and the toilet continuously smelled of urine. We asked this to be rectified a couple of times but the smell wouldn’t disappear. Breakfast was included.. a good selection, but the same thing every day. Overall food and drink service can be extremely slow sometimes... they need more serving staff. The boy server thaylis was the best member of Staff who really tried his best! We had pizza one evening by the pool, freshly made however they lost the piece of paper with our order (it fell on the floor!?) so we waited over an hour for it to be served. Very very basic hotel, good location.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
$44 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tambau Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tambau Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Paróquia Santo Antônio de Lisboa (0.3 miles), Picaozinho (0.2 miles), and Tambau Beach (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tambau Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Tambau Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tambau Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tambau Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tambau Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zibello Gelateria, Giramundo Drinks + Food, and Famiglia Muccini Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tambau Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tambau Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tambau Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tambau Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Tambau Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Museu e Cripta de Epitácio Pessoa (3.3 miles), Casa da Polvora (4.4 miles), and Santuário Nossa Senhora da Penha (3.8 miles).