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Marante Plaza Hotel
Ranked #23 of 55 Hotels in Recife
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Not so Good”
Reviewed April 19, 2011

Front desk asked me to pay all the nights up front, at check-in. Not a good start.

Most rooms are smoking rooms, only one floor has non-smoking rooms, I understand. Room not worth the price they charge.
Good breakfast. Well-located, not far from airport.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

From time we arrived I truly wasn't satisfied with staff or presence of hotel. No assistance with luggage, they guy at front door stood there watching while we unloaded luggage. Front desk help didn't speak english, he kept turning to my Brazilian friend. We were given keys and safe lock to room, keys didn't work had to return to front desk. Tried to find safe in room to lock valuables, there where holes in the wall from where the safe used to be. Room has a/c but no thermostat control. No soap or shampoo in the room had to call and make a request .

At 6pm we decided to go to the pool, the bar pool was closed, and no towels for guests. FYI, for handicap guest, the pool is not handicap accessible, we had to take 1 flight of stairs to access pool. Next morning I was doing some work on laptop, and had some friendly ants crawling on desk and found them in the bathroom. Pillows are hard and uncomfortable.

This hotel is definitely NOT meeting or event approval as I do meetings and events for a living. Wished the Best Western had rooms available as I always stay there.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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firefly07
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13 reviews
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

The hotel staff is super helpful! Breakfast yummy! Nice beach views.
the pool is okay - but who ned that when you have the ocean!
Nice newly updated lobby

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo
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122 reviews
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Reviewed November 24, 2009

If you are a business traveller or if you are on a leisure travel but and you want to stay in a big city with all structure (restaurants , supermarkets, malls) - this is the right place. If you want a resort to stay hanging out with your family this is not the right place.
This hotel is located at Boa Viagem Beach - in one of the best points of this beach . There are several very good restaurants and bars in a walking distance (beteween 1 and 3 blocks) . Some of the restaurants and bars that I can mention are Bar da Praia , Boteco , Parraxaxa (regional cousine). There is also a very nice ice cream store called Italian Fredo . You also can easily take a taxi in the hotel to go to Olinda (paying $17) or Recife Antigo (paying $7 ) . The hotel is confortable (not fancy as already wrote in other comment) , it is very clean , the staff is helpfull . They have a good breakfast (not the best you can find in Brazil , but with a lot of regional food) . The swimming pool in the roof is clean but is very small - consider it for 1 hours but not to spend a lot of hours, this hotel is a gret place to sleep and to be well located but not a hotel to spend the day. We travelled with a baby - there is no baby copa , but the restaurant staff helped out with our necessities .

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 9, 2005

I've stayed at this hotel a couple of times, and plan to keep going there. Not the fanciest place in town, but good. Location is excellent: literary across the street from the Boa Viagem beach (not in the old city).

I've stayed both in the smaller and larger rooms. The extra money for the larger rooms is definitely worthwhile. Much larger and brighter rooms, with a view of the beach rather than the next building over (which is very close).

The rooms are clean (tile floors) and overall service is good. They recently installed internet jacks (at least in the bigger room I had). Service is free, but bring your own cable. Bring a longer cable and extension chord, so you don't have to drag the granite desk around or sit on the floor. Outlets are mix of European/US style (not grounded), 220V.

The breakfast in the hotel is very nice, with fruit, bread, eggs, and local warm dishes.

There are some good restaurants within walking distance. There's a lot of activity on the boardwalk in the evening which makes it safe to walk around.

  • Stayed November 2005, traveled on business
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Property: Marante Plaza Hotel
Address: Avenida Boa Viagem 1070 | Praia Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51011-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Recife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 55 Hotels in Recife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marante Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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