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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
  • 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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#4 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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HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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jimmuld00n wrote a review Oct 1
Salt Lake City, Utah7 contributions
Just spent 4 nights here after 4 nights at the Grand Pladdium just down the road. Hotel design , staff and food top notch. Got upgrade to larger room via ap we used + got to ckeckin at 10 am very nice. Superior service all around. Specialty restaurants Bahia & Gorumet were super. Buffet good but as english speaker would be nice to have food descriptions in English as other hotel did. Only reason not 5 star was our room 6225 was facing the “party “ pools which had loud music and gross over amplified voice but other side faced the quiet side. Were not informed at checkin as as we’re 70’s you’d think it should be mentioned. This made impossible an afternoon nap as was loud from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm really put a damper on our stay. So just be sure to get the side you want. Could use warmer water in shower. Otherwise this is a fantastic property and no tipping like in Mexico just hope they are paying a living wage. Be green please go electric with transport carts for noise & smell reduction. Didn’t see any solar or wind power big chance to reduce carbon footprint.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Quality Manager Iberostar Brasil, Outro at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Your opinion about our Hotel Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte is very much appreciated. We are always very happy to receive confirmation that our guests had a wonderful holiday and they left the hotel with good memories. Our combination of competent and friendly service is one of our top priorities and we are constantly working to provide our guests with a genuine experience. In the same way, we appreciate your concern for the environment. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has been committed to the social and environmental environment for more than 60 years and we want to be part of a better world, so protecting the environment is one of our main challenges. In this sense, we would like to inform you that all our carts will be progressively replaced by electric carts with the intention of gradually eliminating all those that remain on gasoline. In relation to the solar panels, we have more than 200 panels throughout the complex that are used for the hot water boilers in the rooms. We are in constant analysis for the expansion of renewable energies, not only solar as well as wind power. In addition, Iberostar, together with its pioneering project Wave of Change, has drawn up a roadmap to move towards a circular economy, promote the responsible consumption of fish and shellfish and improve coastal health. We want to be an emissions neutral company by 2030. By 2020, we will be single-use plastic free throughout our operation. By 2025 we are committed to not generating waste, giving priority to Reduce, Recycle and Reuse to all physical products that enter our facilities. And by 2030, we have a responsibility to make our operations carbon neutral by using 100% renewable energy. Once again, thank you very much for choosing us as your vacation destination. We hope to see you shortly so that our Green Team can provide you with more details on all our ongoing and future projects. Meanwhile we invite you to learn more about our movement at Wave of Change dot com. Sincerely yours, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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ALI Paez wrote a review Sep 2021
Santiago, Chile37 contributions10 helpful votes
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We have the best family vacation after the pandemic, coming from none traveling for almost 2 years we decided to came to Brazil during winter time in the south cone. Hotel amenities and facilities were really good, I came with my wife and kids , rented 2 rooms which were really well located just steps from the pool side, the view was wonderful and the maid services were outstanding, clean beds everyday, good temperature for the A/C. The main restaurant buffet was really good, though it was not a high end cuisine type the food and variety was really good. 🍕🍟🍝🥪🍩 night shows and kids games were also great, they have a great star camp staff that took care of 2 of my kids and made of their vacation a great time. A few opportunities on the Asian restaurant, ( we tried Mexican , Baiano , Mexican and Italian restaurants. ) unfortunately Asian food was not good at all, I would encourage the hotel team to really assess if it’s better to replace it with a cuisine style that they can handle better or rather train their chefs. Tepanyaki was disappointing , not only cause expectation is to have a live preparation on a teppan kitchen rather than already served plates but also the quantity and quality of the food was poor. Fried rice is not recommended Appetizers and sushi bar was not good either way. So if you come to this hotel do not waste one of your choices with thr Asian restaurant. On the flipside though we are in Brazil this we wanted to try the local gastronomy, the Brazilian restaurant was good, most of the local plates / cuisine were good , we tried Moqueca Do Camarao with rice and other sides. To the whole staff and service team , thanks to all from waiters (waitresses) to servers and Bar tenders they all have a great customer centric attitude. 👏 👏 Guest services and concierge were outstanding I want to praise Erick and Junior for their impecable customer centric approach, for our fly back we had to take PCRs as part of the new ways of traveling they helped me finding the local lap, were open and willing to support me with language translation and helped all coordination with local certified labs for my family to get the PCR tests on time. Erick follow up and support to ensure our test were sample were taken on time and results were delivered as needed to make our flight back. Muchas Gracias!!! muito Obrigado! 👍🙏 Junior led the tester to our rooms and helped us to be ready . Muito Obrigado!! 👍 To end and not least important Praia Do forte, what amazing location to have this hotel, beach is clean , water temperature is warm, sand is white and beautiful , service at the beach chairs, towels 🏖 days were amazing and the fact that there is a natural reserve it make everybody conscious to take care of this natural beauty trust they continue keeping it safe.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Enjoy the beach during the morning and till 3:00 Pm then later go and relax in the poolside, try...
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Response from Quality Manager Iberostar Brasil, Outro at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Sep 15, 2021
Dear guest, First and foremost, we would like to thank you for staying at Iberostar Selection Selection Praia do Forte. We are delighted to read that our stunning rooms and facilities were of your entire satisfaction, and we are proud to know that the service of our team, especially of Erick and Junior, was the highlight of your stay. Besides that, we appreciate your perception of our work without abandoning sustainability. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has been committed to the social and environmental environment for more than 60 years, wanting to be part of a better world, and that is why protecting the environment is one of our main challenges. Oceans, seas and nature in general are a gift that we have an obligation to protect for the new generations. On the other hand, we regret to know that our gastronomic options at the Japanese and Asian Restaurants did not meet expectations; nonetheless, we assure you that we will share your comments with our Executive Chef for their review. We look forward to welcoming you back; please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance before your arrival. Sincerely, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Manalex133 wrote a review Aug 2021
Sao Paulo, SP117 contributions82 helpful votes
Although being received at arrival without any information about the hotel infrastructure, amenities as well as how to get to our room, after this awful experience we got astonished with activities, infrastructure, cleanliness, theatre shows and food options, we spent 6 nights and even with COVID restrictions we not felt bored
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don’t like noise during the day avoid apartments nearby the main pool activities from 9am...
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Response from Quality Manager Iberostar Brasil, Outro at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Dear guest, First and foremost, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the time you took to share with others your review about your recent experience at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte. We are honored to hear that our culinary delights, the beauty of our facilities and the exceptional service provided by our entertainment team were the highlights of your stay. On the other hand, we offer you our most sincere apology for the inconveniences that you experienced during your arrival, please know that your comments are our most reliable source of information to improve our service, thusly, we have shared your review with our Reception Management to avoid these situations in the future. We truly hope you can grant us the honor of welcoming you back so we can change your perception about our check-in by showing you our commitment to our guests’ satisfaction. Sincerely, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Trail12272529804 wrote a review Mar 2021
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We loved are stay at the iberostar selection. It was a very relaxing week, the resort is beautiful and the staff is professional. We stayed during the pandemic and they did a great job with social distancing at the restaurants and pool. I recommend this top notch resort. If you stay look for Ariete, she is very friendly, and made us feel welcome.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Quality Manager Iberostar Brasil, Outro at Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte
Responded Mar 5, 2021
Dear guest, Your opinion about our Hotel Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte is very much appreciated. We are always very happy to receive confirmation that our guests had a wonderful holiday and they left the hotel with good memories Our combination of competent and friendly service is one of our top priorities and we are constantly working to provide our guests with a genuine experience. In the same way, we are very happy to know that you felt safe and well taken care of. Through our "How We Care" program, we develop measures to safeguard our employees and guarantee the experience of our guests, implementing new procedures in all our areas. Our goal is to make our guests feel safer than ever and to make them feel as good as ever. Once again, we appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Quality Manager Iberostar Brazil
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Ruth C wrote a review Dec 2020
26 contributions47 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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Responded Dec 22, 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. 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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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
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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, Papa Gente, and VinoPizza.
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 (3.7 miles).