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Review of Ibis Joao Pessoa

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Ibis Joao Pessoa
Ranked #10 of 42 Hotels in Joao Pessoa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

The rooms don’t have safe and the bathroom stinks. Internet is good and free and the beach is across the road. Ibis Joao Pessoa is located in Cabo Branco which is a nice residential area, there are some good restaurants in a walking distance, however if you want to go to Tambau or Manaira where the banks, bars and supermarkets are located you gonna need a taxi or walk around 15-20 minutes.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alexandre E
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Durham, North Carolina
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157 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Clean, nothing fancy, the room is small but has all the basics. WiFi is poor. Bathroom is small with no amenities. Location is good, at the south end of Cabo Branco beach. Front desk staff is very friendly and eager to assist. We did not have breakfast, which is not included, but at a brief glance the offerings were not enticing. We have stayed in other hotels on Cabo Branco, and feel this was the best value for the price.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I always know what I gonna find staying in a Ibis Hotel. The room was cleaned, the bathroom was cleaned and the towels ok. But the staff was wonderful, specially the front desk guy (Ian). I just stayed there for 2 days, but nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately because Ibis is known for being a bit cheaper generally than other hotels and people know what they get with it, like a Macdonalds hamburger, they give it more business, than they deserve. They then raise their prices, and yet their standards are generally very basic. In a relatively unknown town like Joao Pesoa, people book with Ibis because they feel safe as they they know the name. In reality, this hotel was way overpriced for what you were actually getting. The rooms were small and old and I felt the amount I was paying was based on the Ibis reputation in big cities,where they represent a cheaper alternative. In a small town like this, they really serve no use except maki g new comers to the town feel safe and feel they are paying for something they now. I generally found ibis a glorified youth hostel. And will only use them if other hotels in a big city like Rio are too expensive. The ibis in Joao Pessoa did not even meet the criterion of a usual ibis, being out of the way and dingy and claustrophobic. How it was at number one on trip advisor last year shocked me. I realised once there, that he other hotels in Joao Pessoa were unknown. I moved to Intercity after a couple of days and was much happier. Intercity was to even on trip advisor then. I found it by walking around. I should have written a review then but was too lazy. Now intercity is rated higher than ibis as it should be. I still think the ibis in this town is rated far too highly on trip advisor. Bottom line is people feel safe with what they know, even if it is poor quality.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Vancouver
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The hotel is located right on the beach at one end of the town. The downtown area is about 5km away (it's a long beach), but there are restaurants and shops all along.
The rooms are the same typical Ibis room that you find in other Ibis hotels in Brazil. Simple and clean. The bed is decent.
They have 3 bikes available on a first come first serve basis (no cost). The bikes are in need of small repairs, but they are just fine to stroll along the beach or go downtown.
Breakfast has a wide assortment of choices but I would still rate it as below average, because of the quality of the food mostly.
Free wifi, lower cost, it's a good option for those traveling on business or not willing to take a gamble with a "locally owned" hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ibis Joao Pessoa

Property: Ibis Joao Pessoa
Address: Avenida Cabo Branco 4350, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58045-010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Paraiba > Joao Pessoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#3 Business Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#3 Green Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#7 Family Hotel in Joao Pessoa
#9 Romantic Hotel in Joao Pessoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Joao Pessoa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Joao Pessoa is located in front of Cabo Branco beach, 25 km from the airport and 11 km from the city centre. It has 101 rooms, including 1 accessible room. The hotel has a barbecue restaurant and also a bar offering snacks 24 hours, 7 days. Wireless Internet access for business guests. Private indoor parking is at your disposal. ... more   less 
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