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“Good facility but needs renovation badly!”
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Praia Mole Hotel
Ranked #84 of 96 Hotels in Florianopolis
Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good facility but needs renovation badly!”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

I guess the resort used to be very nice 15-20 years ago, it is a bit run down and needs renovation. The location is nice if you are in Floripa for swimming and beaches; it is in front of a beautiful beach, not many restaurant choices nearby and you need to go to the lake area by car / bus / taxi. The bed matress's are covered with plactic wrap and it sticks on your skin when you swim which was not a good experience. If I go to Floripa again, I would stay by the lake area where most of the nice restaurants are...

Room Tip: We stayed in a cabana, decent size rooms and living room space; but no wifi in cabanas, only in the...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London - UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

Positives: fast check-in, even faster check-out, breakfast (so and so).
Negatives: definitely not a 4star hotel. Impossible to sleep after 7 AM @ beach facing rooms due to traffic noise. Intense pipe smell in the bathroom. Bathroom door didn't shut.

Stayed April 2012
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New York City, New York
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

We were perfectly happy at Praia Mole Eco Village, my second stay here. Located just steps from the island's nicest beach, and with every amenity you need, there are few better options in Floripa. Sure, the place could use an update, and a stronger wifi network, but they've clearly thought of what their guests need, go out of their way to provide good service, and generally deliver on their promise to create a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Make sure you use the panini press on your breakfast sandwiches! :) Thanks again for a lovely, relaxing stay. We'll be back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the seaview building this time around, with views of the Atlantci - fantastic!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Brasilia, DF
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Since the original owner of the hotel passed away, the place has been left abandoned.
The hotel staff is extremely friendly and helpful, but professionally unprepared. The room (one with a balcony, with a view to the swimming pool on the main building) was spacious, but old and with ugly furniture. It lacked of care and a better cleaning. Air conditioning was extremely noisy (impossible to sleep with it on). The bathroom facilities were on the same level…
Nevertheless, location is great: you just have to cross the road to have access to Praia Mole beach (and to the naturist Galheta beach) but it is far from city center (although there are buses to take you there). A path on the back of the hotel leads to the Conceição lagoon. Beautiful sunset. Near (by car) to nice restaurants on the Lagoa da Conceição.
Breakfast is ok, as well as the restaurant of the hotel, when it is working (it was closed for a couple of days because there was no cook). To eat somewhere3 else, you have to take the bus or drive by car.
Fitness Center, including the covered swimming pool can only be use by paying an additional daily fee.
The external swimming pool is very nice and large, but not well kept and not well cleaned.

Room Tip: Instead of a room, choose a bungalow with a view to the Lagoa da Conceição.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2012

I stayed at this hotel 15 years ago and it was AWESOME. Very nice and fancy. So now I went back with the kids hoping for a nice location to enjoy my holidays. Unfortunately this place got stuck in time. Nothing has been updated..... everything just is old! (and cleaniness is not their strenght) On the positive side: great breakfast, clean and big pool and LOCATION!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Netanya, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Very good location! MOLE beach across the road.
Rooms are clean, safe box in the room.
Provides breakfast.
Reception speak English and very helpful to us in providing information on Florianopolis.
There is a bus stop outside the hotel -
at a cost of 3 Real comes to Main Street and the other beaches.

We paid 180 rials per night, we were 3 nights.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2011

I'll start with the good: the location cannot be beat. It is right across the street from the best beach on the island. It is close to the airport, downtown and Lagoa nightlife. The pool was also ok.

The rest is not so positive. The service at the front desk is un-helpful - not really because they are rude, just clueless. After trying the breakfast the first day, we opted not to eat at the hotel anymore. The room (in the main building) was poorly maintained and the shower was absolutely horrible - took forever to heat up and no pressure whatsoever.

The website, high prices and addition of the word "eco" to the name are misleading. This is a budget-quality hotel charging luxury (or almost-luxury) prices.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Praia Mole Hotel
Address: Rodovia Jornalista Manoel de Menezes 2001, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88061-700, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Santa Catarina > Florianopolis
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 96 Hotels in Florianopolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Praia Mole Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the South Atlantic, the Brazilian coast, the island of Florianopolis and Mole Beach Hotel. To get here, you do not need a large map; you need to have at heart the desire to get in touch with the best that nature and human beings can produce together in harmony. The Mole Beach Hotel is located in Florianopolis, one of the tourist destinations of Brazil. The hotel's neighbors could not be more noble: we are in an area of ​​permanent preservation, in the most privileged point of the island, in a gorgeous location between Praia Mole and Lagoa da Conceicao. Here you will find comfortable accommodation in apartments, suites and cottages for up to 6 people. The decor has a rustic style, like a farm hotel, but guests are just steps from the sea, the pool, the mountain. Are 78 housing units (UH`s) between cabins and apartments overlooking some of the largest postcards of Florianopolis Island. In the vicinity, you will find bars, restaurants, craft, ideal areas for practicing various sports or just to relax. Florianopolis will seduce you as well as comes enticing thousands of Brazilian and foreign tourists every year. Be Welcome! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Praia Mole Eco Village Hotel Florianopolis
Praia Mole Eco Village Florianopolis
Praia Mole Hotel Florianopolis, Brazil

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