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Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte

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Rodovia BA 99 Km 56, Praia do Forte, Mata de Sao Joao, State of Bahia 48280-000 Brazil
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 11 hotels in Praia do Forte
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In front of the sea, the Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte is an all-inclusive resort, 9 km from Vila do Praia do Forte and 57 km from Salvador International Airport (SSA). Its rooms have a balcony overlooking the sea, garden or pool. All of them have air conditioning, LCD cable TV, coffee maker, minibar, iron and ironing board, safe, as well as hair dryer and bathroom amenities. There are units for people with reduced mobility. The facilities at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte include free wi-fi throughout the complex, convention center and free parking, 5 outdoor pools, including 2 infinity pools, 1 jacuzzi, 1 water toy (Aqua Fun), 1 children's pool and a baby kitchen in each building. In its gastronomy, it has 2 buffet restaurants and 5 themed restaurants specializing in Asian, Bahian (Brazilian), Italian, Gourmet and Steak House cuisines, in addition to Room Service in the room. There are also 5 bars, one inside the pool (wet bar) and 1 Disco. Regarding the entertainment program, Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte offers organized activities during the day, shows and live music at night. Outdoor sports areas and a gym fully equipped with classes taught by professionals (Fit & Fun). Within the children's entertainment program there is a lot of fun, imagination and values at the Star Camp, where the monitors take care of children with groups divided between 4-7, 8-12, 13-17 years old and at the Baby Club space for parents and their little ones from 0-3 years old. As separate cost services, we have Spa Sensations, beauty salon, bicycle rental, shops, medical care, Star Prestige service, golf course, babysitting service, laundry and telephone.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Kids stay free
Parking
Internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Bicycle rental
Game room
Golf course
Hiking
Squash
Tennis court
Water park
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Babysitting
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Bay View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Ruth C wrote a review Dec 2020
24 contributions6 helpful votes
The best of the hotel is the beach and the friendly manners of the people in Brazil. Huge lines to pick up food, very poor food quality, bad service due to lack of staff and room for improvement in the structure Regarding the service, many times I ordered something and never had it or was not even asked if I wanted a glass of water. The quality of the food is very poor, the good quality was only the local food, “comida baiana”. The deserts were the worst!! The hotel charged 50 reais for every hour for late check out, doesn’t matter if other rooms are available or not ( taking into consideration that the hotel has 70% max of people now). And not thinking about making any courtesy for the client. Also, to do anything is a stress! When we arrived for the check in we waited in line for a looong time, then we lacked information of which activities the hotel provides. For the late check out only the third staff that I spoked to that told me that I had to go to the reception to change the time on the room key. Also, the room we got was in the second floor WITHOUT ELEVATOR. How can a hotel call itself a 5 stars this way? And with a lot of noise from the pool that all the time had music or entertainers in the microphone. The structure of the hotel lacks maintenance, the bathroom seemed very old, some walls in the hotel lacked painting also. I went to have a massage and could not super relax because the bed was making noises every time! The covid measures are not ideal! The guests have to serve themselves! The ideal would be for the staff to serve everybody. Also the staff does not wear gloves! And, I saw games with balls promoted by the animation, even with alcohol gel amid covid it is not ideal.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Quality Manager Iberostar Brasil, Outro at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your review about your recent stay at our hotel Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. Allow us to mention that we always strive to strengthen and improve our services and procedures with the objective of offering our guests the very best possible experience, for this reason we thank you for sharing your comments about your stay with us. Despite the inconveniences you experienced, we truly hope you can grant us the honor of welcoming you in a near future so we can change your perception about our resort by showing you our commitment to our guests’ entire satisfaction. Cordially, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Vanessaparizotto wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
I travelled with my family: my husband and 2 kids (5 y.o and 2 y.o) for 6 days. The place is beautiful, the cleaning of the hotel is over the top (me and my family felt very safe , specially with this Covid-19 situation), great food, swimming pools very clean, etc. What we like the most? Was the entertainment group (Star Camp) for kids. My son (5 y.o) was so happy to play with them that we almost didn’t see him! It was the first trip that he really enjoyed staying with the group. My daughter (2 y.o) is very young and couldn’t stay by herself, but we stayed together and she could join Star Camp team in some activities. It was amazing! I strongly recommend this hotel for young kids.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Quality Manager Iberostar Brasil, Outro at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Nov 18, 2020
Dear guest, First of all, we would like you to know that we are very pleased that you had such an excellent holiday with us at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. All areas and services at our hotel have been designed to provide a quality holiday experience and, whenever we receive confirmation that this has been achieved, we consider it to be a success story. Likewise, we are very happy to hear that you felt safe and cared. Through our "How We Care" program, we develop measures to safeguard our employees and guarantee the experience of our guests, implementing new procedures in restaurants, areas and during check-in/out. Our goal is to make our customers feel safer than ever and to make them feel as good as ever. We would like to thank you again for your appreciation and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Olesya S wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois29 contributions2 helpful votes
Our first impression about this place it”s beautiful property. Reminds me a little bit Hawaii. Ocean is not very swimmable cause of big waves, especially in afternoon. But beach is very pretty. Swimming pools are nice In the morning while not many people. What screwed our impression about this place was a bathroom in our room. We had ocean suit with beautiful view, room was clean and pretty decorated. But the bathroom is completely disaster. After very long flight we were happy finally get to our room and take a shower but it was very strong smell of pee in the bathroom. So we had to call front desk to come and clean it. Sink was clogged as well. Housekeeper came and cleaned the bathroom. Smell was gone. Next day we woke up n went to the beach, came back after housekeeper cleaned our room and again smell of pee!!!! Before we left it was no smell!!! So we had to call again! After second time we didn’t allow housekeeper in our room till the rest of our stay and we didn’t have any smell.So I don’t understand what did they do to make bathroom smell like straight pee?! We stayed in different hotels around the world but never had situation like that! Also some parts of the hotel smell like pee too. So we were assuming they use the same water and drag it over the places ?! After they fixed the sink it’s start to leak, toilet also were acting weirdly. At this point we gave up and just wanted to enjoy our vacation. As we came to rest not to fix hotel issues, which supposed to be taken care before we checked in.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from IberostarHotelBrasil, Gerente de Qualidade Iberostar Brasil at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Mar 23, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for your review about your recent stay at our hotel Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. Allow us to mention that we always strive to strengthen and improve our services and procedures with the objective of offering our guests the very best possible experience, for this reason we thank you for sharing your comments about your stay with us. Our cleaning staff has always been highly praised and we do not quite understand your assessment in this regard. We will forward your report to the person in charge and we will analyze all the points so that moments like what you went through do not happen again. The climate of our region is hot and humid, which is why our maintenance and governance departments are doing work to improve the smell of sewer in our environments. Anyway, we are reinforcing with the managers involved to see what procedures we can put in place to improve this issue. We truly hope that you can give us a new opportunity to host you in the near future and recover your trust through the excellent service that has always characterized our brand. Cordially, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Marcelo Artal wrote a review Feb 2020
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We stayed with the family (wife and 2 kids, 7 and 5) for 10 nights. The hotel infrastructure is really amazing, with several pools, lots of restaurants and top notch service. Internet connection was surprisingly good everywhere as well. The Star Camp crew dedicated to entertain the kids is from another planet. Seriously, they seem to really enjoy their jobs integrating and taking care of kids of all ages. I would like to especially mention Millena (Chiquinha), a fantastic and very talented crew member who made my older girl have a the greatest of times. Very recommendable experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from IberostarHotelBrasil, Gerente de Qualidade Iberostar Brasil at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear guest, First and foremost, we thank you for staying with us at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte on your visit to Brazil. It is an honor to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much thanks to our outstanding staff, who pampered you and made you feel at home, you can be sure that we will share your positive comments with Chiquinha to recognize her excellent work. Likewise, we are glad to read that the Hotel infrastructure, pools, gastronomic offer at our dining venues, and the internet connection, exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you again in the near future to offer you another amazing experience. Best regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Natalia P wrote a review Feb 2020
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Its an absurd the staff uniform in Brazil, long sleeves, cheap polyester. With the heath here is definitely a HSE infringement. Brazil it’s too hot. Its amazing the staff isn’t passing out of heat stroke and dehydration. Why are they wearing black pants, long sleeves and black vests? They should be wearing tshirts and shorts. And heavy boots. All the guests complain to management but nothing is ever done about it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from IberostarHotelBrasil, Gerente de Qualidade Iberostar Brasil at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear guest, First of all, I would like to thank you for letting us know about your recent stay here at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. As for the uniforms, I would like to inform you that our uniform is a corporate uniform, this means that, throughout the world, at Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, we use the same uniforms, and since Brazil we cannot change them. However, your comments are very welcome and will be passed on to our executive team at our headquarters.    We hope we can have the chance to have you in Iberostar Hotels & Resorts once again. Kind regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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PRICE RANGE
$210 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
iberostar praia do forte hotel mata de sao joao, iberostar bahia praia do, iberostar mata de sao joao, iberostar bahia brazil, iberostar brazil
LOCATION
BrazilState of BahiaMata de Sao JoaoPraia do Forte
NUMBER OF ROOMS
536
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Which popular attractions are close to Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Nearby attractions include Praia do Forte (2.1 miles), Piscinas Naturais (2.4 miles), and Praia do Lord (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Conveniently located restaurants include Xica's Bistro Restaurante, Porto Forte Restaurante, and Papa Gente.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte 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 Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Garcia d'Ávila Castle (3.5 miles).