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Ladeira da Igreja, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000 Brazil
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#6 of 29 hotels in Morro de Sao Paulo
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Em frente ao portal histórico de Morro de São Paulo da paradisíaca ilha de Tinharé, encontra-se o Portaló Boutique Hotel, dando boas vindas aos viajantes de todo o mundo. ​ Localizado em meio à Mata Atlântica preservada, com uma bela vista mar e com o privilégio de um inesquecível pôr do sol, o Hotel Portaló oferece aos seus hóspedes uma estrutura diferenciada, com chalés, apartamentos e suítes aconchegantes, cuidadosamente decorados e equipados, garantindo assim conforto e bem estar. Venha acordar com o canto dos pássaros, apreciar as cores dos jardins e renovar as energias junto à natureza no Hotel Portaló.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Foot massage
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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Luiza F wrote a review Mar 2019
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in a lovely, comfortable bungalow, surrounded by nature, birds with a view to the river, where the boats dock. Breakfast has a great variety of fruits, juices, homemade jams, breads, cakes and other delights. The property is in a fabulous location for viewing sunsets, especially by the pool !
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bungalow number 18 was perfect spot for us: quiet and lovely views
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Raphael D wrote a review Jan 2019
Barcelona, Spain294 contributions164 helpful votes
The hotel is well located by the pier, where all boats arrive. The location is amazing... but what makes the hotel unique is the staff. From the manager (Rita) to the front desk staff (Bruno, Barbara, Debora...) to the waiters (Keven...) the service was AMAZING!!! THANK YOU!!! The rooms are well clean and with minor need of improvement (such as handles in the bathroom door apt 1 and 3). Breakfast misses a bit of the regional touch with someone doing the tapioca to be seen and other ingredients of the local cuisine and a bit more "sorria, voce esta na bahia" ("smile, you are in bahia" - state slogan) The sunset bar is a great place to be with friends and family for a sunset drink. Prices are normal and reasonable. We spent 8 days there and could not have chosen a better place to stay in Morro de Sao Paulo. Looking forward to be back one day!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Rooms with ocean view are better.
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yosishtrumi wrote a review Jan 2018
Haifa, Israel2 contributions
Perfect location, Close to the center, Beautiful and exotic hotel, clean, excellent service. In particular, Director Rita, is remarkable for the warm and courteous attitude. You can contact her and get help from her in any subject. I highly recommend the hotel . for this hotel is nomber 1. I'll go back to this hotel for sure
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from reserva878, other at Hotel Portaló
Responded Feb 1, 2018
Thanks for your comment and evaluation !!! Your opinion is very important to us !!! Regards!!! Uilson Calixto
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Christian_Taylor wrote a review Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom48 contributions27 helpful votes
Overall, I had a great stay at Hotel Portaló. There are some elements to the hotel that make it a wonderful place to stay. It is one of the few hotels in the town that gets a view of the sunset, and the hotel capitalises on this with its pool and lively bar, both of which look out across the water. There's normally a DJ at sunset and the caipirinhas were great and reasonably priced. It was low season, so the swim-up bar at the pool was closed, but I imagine it's a nice place to enjoy a drink when it's open. The room itself had great views, a relaxing hammock and outdoor table and was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is located right at the port, so when you arrive by boat, you are basically dropped off right at the hotel - which is great. The hotel has some room for improvement, but depending on who you are or the type of holiday you are looking for, these factors may not be so important to you. While there was a lot to choose from at the breakfast buffet, it lacked a certain feeling of care that you normally find with breakfasts in Brazil. The wifi didn't reach my room, so if you want to do work or use internet while staying there, you'll probably need to sit in the common areas (by the pool, in the bar or the restaurant area). This was disappointing as I am a writer and the balcony area of my room would have been an ideal place to work, alas I had to sit by the noisy pool area instead. I found some of the staff to be lovely and helpful and some others to be a bit aloof. The hotel is built on a hill so it's not ideal if you aren't able to walk up steep inclines, etc. If you are bothered by noise, you may not like that the boats like to sound their horns throughout the day and night. I thought it added to the charm. Overall, if you're not a traveller who plans to hang out in their room all day or who wants a high degree of service, than you'll enjoy your stay here. Come for the incredible views, the beautiful gardens, the cool bar and the lovely pool!
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Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If wifi is important in your room, you will need to stay close to the pool.
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Funkysmurfy wrote a review Feb 2016
rio115 contributions46 helpful votes
Hotel Portalo is suffering for the same blight that is affecting much of the island of Morro de Sao Paulo. Increased popularity and tourist numbers are driving down standards to the lowest common denominator. No doubt once this hotel was a fine place. Nice little bungalows terraced up steep green hillsides and overlooking a sparkling sea. Whats not to like? The breakfasts were basic and served with the same surly style that the entire hotel staff seem to exude. Their location makes the hotel bankable so there seems to be no need to provide service above the bare minimum. Even for Bahia - where service can be idiosyncratic and slow, but generally well meaning - this place oozes indifference. But the greatest drawback is the noise. Not just the interminable boats that rock up to the jetty from sunrise to sunset, but the music. You get blasted all day long (and night) by multiple sound systems; even if high energy techno is your idea of a relaxing morning tune, you're never going to get into the groove because of the high number of sound systems competing to be heard. Stay somewhere else on the island away from the noise or, better still, go somewhere further south in Bahia and find the real Brazil.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BrazilState of BahiaIlha de TinhareMorro de Sao Paulo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Portaló
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Portaló?
Nearby attractions include Morro adventury (0.2 miles), Praia do Mirante (0.2 miles), and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Portaló?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Portaló?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Portaló?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Portaló?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buba Churros, Papoula Culinaria Artesanal, and Dice 10.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Portaló?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Portaló?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Does Hotel Portaló have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Hotel Portaló accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.