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Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte

BA-099, Km 57, Praia do Forte, Mata de Sao Joao, State of Bahia 48280-000 Brazil
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#1 of 2 all-inclusives in Praia do Forte
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
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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 Mexican 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
Darts
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
Airport transportation
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
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Shops
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
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Jose F wrote a review Feb 20
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Good pool service and facilities maintenance. The food was bad and the service in the restaurants was even worse, It seemed like the employees were hired days before and were poorly trained. Safe into the room was not working. Making dinner reservations at one of the a la carte restaurants was almost impossible - we had to beg to make reservations, even though we had the right to.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Hello josefG1233AA, First of all, I would like to thank you for let us know about your recent stay here at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte We appreciate your compliments, but even more all the opportunities of improvement that you give to us. You can be sure that I will share it with my managerial team, and together work on them. We would like to reaffirm that all of our employees are selected following strict protocol and are subject to constant training and are, without exception, well-prepared professionals. However, we appreciate your comments and apologize if you have not received this impression at all times. We are directing your comments to our entire team to see what may have happened. Regarding restaurant reservations, it saddens us to know that you had difficulty with the service. Our themed restaurants are an opportunity for guests to enjoy different cuisine, but reservations are subject to availability. We recommend making reservations for our themed restaurants upon arrival at the hotel to have a wider range of times and restaurants available. Finally, we would like to thank you for your compliments regarding our pool service and facilities maintenance, we hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to change the perception you have about our Resort. Kind Regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Maria L wrote a review Dec 2023
York, Maine3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We are actually coming at the end of February 2024…we are DB members and there are about 4-6other members all planning on being there at the same time!! We are wondering about Whale watching, but in a larger boat…also the men are wondering perhaps about a fishing charter…and some interested in a guided hike. Can you contact us and let us know what you might have to offer in regards to the above? We have heard nothing but amazing things about this hotel, it will be the first time for most of us!!! Thank you!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 18, 2023
Dear Guest It will be a pleasure to welcome you to the Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. You can contact us via email at rrpp.pra @ iberostar.com to answer your questions. Yours sincerely, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Mspinetto wrote a review Feb 14
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Amazing space at the Beach. Worth paying the Star Prestige membership. There is almost no people at the Beach, so if you hate crowded places, this is your perfect spot. Also the restaurants are great and the guidance from the concierge is perfect (many thanks Javier!) And an exceptional serviceat the beach from Thalita!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kinds words and positive feedback! We are so happy to hear that you received such wonderful service while staying at the Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte and that everything was to your liking during your stay. We will be sure to share your compliments with the entire hotel team as I know they will be delighted to hear it. We hope to welcome you back again soon and wish you safe travels in the meantime. Warmest Regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Gilda28 wrote a review Feb 9
Sao Paulo, SP30 contributions6 helpful votes
It’s a beautiful hotel by the sea and with many restaurants and pools to enjoy! The staff is helpfull to the guests! The problem is that the resort is too big and it could have more signals to find your accommodations and other ammenities that the hotel offers such as spa, house games etc….its easy to get lost!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Its better to get up early to enjoy the sun and get a beach lounger cause there isnt much available
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Dear guest, We are very pleased to read that you had such a pleasant time in our hospitality at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte and want to thank you for sharing your opinion with others. Confirmation that we were able to exceed your expectations is spectacular news for us. It is also very satisfying for us that you have kept us in your fondest memories and it will be an honour to welcome you back again in the future until then we wish you all the best. Kind regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Kg8444 wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution4 helpful votes
first impression terrible. Terrible service, terrible gentlemen at the reception. waiting for luggage 15 minutes. no elevators. no water in the room. one cup despite 2 people in the room. no coffee. For me, Iberostar is one of the worst I've ever been to.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Nov 17, 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for your review of the Iberostar Heritage Grand Amazon. It is a priority for us to offer professional and quality services in order to achieve the full satisfaction of all our guests. We are very sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations and we ask our sincerest apologies for the unfortunate inconveniences that detail us. We hope you give Iberostar Beachfront Resorts another chance so we can show you that we can exceed all your expectations. Until then, we wish you all the best. Best regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Elias wrote a review Oct 2023
Valinhos, SP1 contribution1 helpful vote
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The place and accommodation were really amazing. The staff were very polite and educated. We had a very good time and a comeback is a must. Everything was perfect (the food, the shows, decorations, restaurants, the VIP area, the weather). Really amazing vacation.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you can afford the StarPrestige you will not regret it. Really nice upgrade that will be worth...
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Responded Oct 26, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kinds words and positive feedback! We are so happy to hear that you received such wonderful service while staying at the Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte and that everything was to your liking during your stay. We will be sure to share your compliments with the entire hotel team as I know they will be delighted to hear it. We hope to welcome you back again soon and wish you safe travels in the meantime. Warmest Regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Jessica G wrote a review Oct 2023
Cancun, Mexico23 contributions11 helpful votes
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful from the start, always willing to make my stay perfect. The rooms were cozy and comfortable, with amazing views. I found the spa facilities top-notch. The food was delicious, with a wide variety of options in the buffet and à la carte restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Oct 19, 2023
Dear guest, Thank you so much for staying with us at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte, and for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. It is gratifying to read that our facilities, gastronomic offer, and the attentiveness as well as the hospitality of our team surpassed your expectations. Thank you for recommending; we look forward to welcoming you back for the second time! Cordially, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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Caio Giusti C wrote a review Oct 2023
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
Perfect support for the Guys at StarPrestige: Marcos Henrique - pool bar Luana - pool bar Luana concierge Oliveira - pool bar Vitoria - pool bar Good pools and attendance… Great to enjoy. Improvements need to reserved booth at Prestige pool area
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 17, 2023
Dear guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind review of your recent holiday with us at our hotel Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. Such a friendly review is, of course, a great pleasure to read and confirms for us that our daily actions are worthwhile and that we are on the right path with our numerous efforts. Again we thank you for your pleasant opinion of our hotel and hope that we will continue to provide you with excellent holiday experiences in the future. Best regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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agusgambina wrote a review Oct 2023
San Antonio de Areco, Argentina4 contributions3 helpful votes
Everything is great, since we arrived the service has been outstanding. The infrastructure is incredible, with many pools and different activities for kids and adults. All the people that work at the hotel are very kind and careful. We have a special requirement, that was nitpicky from our side, and it was not expected to be resolved by the hotel. However, Valeria Oliveira, who works in the hotel, helped us, worked out of office hours, and solved for us. We appreciate the hotel employees!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Restaurants are great, keep in mind to do the reservations.
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Responded Oct 5, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kinds words and positive feedback! We are so happy to hear that you received such wonderful service while staying at the Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte and that everything was to your liking during your stay. We will be sure to share your compliments with the entire hotel team as I know they will be delighted to hear it. We hope to welcome you back again soon and wish you safe travels in the meantime. Warmest Regards, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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tanner w wrote a review Jul 2023
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Something was up when we got a call a week before the plane took off to warn us of construction outside the villa we booked. the phone call urged us to “strongly consider moving” to a new building. One of the main points of the trip was to bring the family together (Parents - late 50s, two adult children - 27, 30) which was possible in the four bedroom villa private pool, amenities; we are fortunate to have a rose gold membership. we were initially offered to bunk together in one double room - that was nixed immediately with a quick family discussion. ultimately we ended up in separate rooms that, once arrived, were cute, quaint, but not much different than a double room with a balcony at a la quinta inn. We had previously stayed at Iberostar locations in Cancun, Jamaica, and a day trip at the Manhattan location ( we are based in Brooklyn). The grounds were gorgeous. the sound of the waves tried to wash away the frustration of my sister’s air conditioning not working, her toilet water constantly running, the ants crawling in a line through the floor in my room, and the broken hammock that laid on the floor of the balcony. it wasn’t a pleasant way to be received. while waiting for the porter to bring our bags to our room (it took an hour) we walked through the grounds noting the many pools, coconut palm trees, and local fauna scurrying across the meandering paths. i cannot emphasize enough how beautiful Bahia is. I’m prep for the trip, our family learned ~ 20 common portuguese phrases for ordering food, saying hello, please/thank you; it is a hard language but we aimed to immerse ourselves being guests in a country. a few folks at the star prestige area spoke english, however, the majority of the staff spoke only portuguese. while we used our phrases and translate apps, it was apparent that many of the wait staff avoided us, visibly serving families/individuals around us. speaking with the concierge about the experience revealed that there may be an energy of fear of not knowing how to provide services because of the language barrier. it took a lot of work to be seen and waited on, consistently having to track down or find a waiter to place orders etc. this didn’t feel good or relaxing. the food was so incredibly well seasoned at most of the restaurants. however, a few meals were over cooked or took quite some time to come from the kitchen. facilities wise, there were constant construction workers on the property during the day hammering or drilling, installing wires into the ground, security cameras, fixing tiles that had fallen from the ceiling into the hallway..constant construction. same conversation with the concierge, it was revealed that the place had been closed for a moment and opened up just the week prior. based on the work still ongoing that decision was premature. the star prestige lounge area had the most fabulous and helpful individuals. Luana, Alexandro, Ebie, Caio, were all thoughtful and made great efforts to make sure we were comfortable, even going to the local store to purchase ginger ale after hearing that my father tried to order a jack and ginger the previous night, which the bar did not stock. i could continue but i don’t aim to drag a place that tried very hard to meet the standards of other iberostar locations. it’s a family resort and many of the young children and their families often looked happy, comfortable, and filled with enjoyment. as a non-portuguese speaker, it will be difficult to communicate and find comfort at this Iberostar location. this is not the fault of anyone, but something to note when thinking of choosing your next vacation. supremely grateful to have had this experience and learn about a wonderful place and culture. our day trip to Salvador was the highlight of the trip. i would most definitely return to enjoy that. it’s again…and maybe sneak in a day trip to Iberostar to enjoy that amazing beach. I’d stay the night elsewhere, though.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: lots of children, not recommended for non-portuguese speakers, strong beach current (really...
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Responded Jul 11, 2023
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you and your family for choosing the Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte as your vacation destination. It is a priority for us to offer professional and quality services to achieve the complete satisfaction of our guests, especially those who place their trust in us and become Members of The Club. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We clarify that our house located in the condominium within the complex needed to undergo an urgent renovation and therefore the best option to serve your family would be to offer a suite within the hotel, in this way, we offer the Presidential Suite and 2 suites facing the sea for accommodate everyone in the best categories. Regarding the refurbishment that you commented that you witnessed in some places, every year we close our hotel for preventive maintenance, so these are works planned to happen and for a predetermined period. We appreciate your comments on the improvement of the hotel. To say that in the past, we gave English courses for our staff, but it is true that in recent months we have had a large number of Anglophone guests, which makes us proud and we will have to think again about this training. Your comments have been sent to the hotel management for future evaluation. We thank you endlessly for sharing your comments with us so that we can follow up and, likewise, we will send your compliments to the employees who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating the excellent service that has always characterized our team over the years. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to change your perception of our resort and pamper your family as they deserve. Sincerely, Online Reputation Management Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
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$304 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Piscinas Naturais (2.4 miles), Museu ao Céu Aberto da Tartaruga Marinha (2.1 miles), and Praia do Forte (2.1 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, Iskindindin 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.
Does Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte have airport transportation?
Yes, Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.