I'm not someone who stays in swanky hotels, but this was pretty bad..
Currently on my last of three separate stays here (not booked by choice) while working in Natal during June 2014. On one occasion, I was put in a 3rd floor room, which wasn't too bad, but pretty basic. On the other two visits, I was put in 1st and 2nd floor rooms, which were both dark, dank, damp and dirty. When I asked to change rooms, they offered similarly poor rooms. Street-facing windows barely latched shut, the smell of damp was overpowering and the bathroom and shower were pretty grotty. The Bathroom doors in these rooms were splitting and peeling with damp, and there were weird windows in the shower which open into dark, damp service shafts, and they wouldn't close properly.
Mould in the corners of one room highlighted how damp and unclean everything was, and in one room there was only one power socket. The electrics/wiring were worryingly amateur-looking (though this seems normal in Brasil) and the WiFi (when I could connect to it) barely worked.
My advice would be to avoid this place like the plague, or you might just end up catching the very same... Go to the Holiday Inn Express up the road, which I stayed in last year, at least that is fit for human inhabitants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention is located in the best area of Natal, seafront of Ponta Negra beach, internationally recognized by the warm waters and Morro do Careca, most famous postcard of Natal. The hotel is also close to the best bars and restaurants of the city. Only in Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention you will find exclusive promotions, unique packages and special rates that we have for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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