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Porto Zarpa Hotel
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo
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35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I have spent 4 days in Porto Zarpa Hotel. We have been at Praia do Forte before, but it was our 1st time in this hotel.
Pros: The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean as well as the bathroom. There was a small balcony very nice to relax. Try to get a room in the first floor with a view to the garden...it is quieter than in front of the pool.
Wi-fi in the rooms.
The pool area is excellent! Also, the location is a plus. Very close to the vila and the beach.

Con: breakfast. It does not correspond to the price we paid, especially if we compare to other B&B or hotels over the place. We feel like the breakfast was made with no care. Even cheaper hotels and B&Bs in Praia do Forte have more variety, regional products.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We chose the hotel purely through Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed.

Really clean, airy and spacious feel to the hotel (and the rooms). Ideally, make sure you get a room overlooking the pool or the garden (although not a ground floor room, as people can see right in and you are more likely to be woken by early guests at the pool!).

The breakfasts were great. Lots of fresh cakes, fruit, juices etc.

Room Tip: Really clean, airy and spacious feel to the hotel (and the rooms). Ideally, make sure you get a room...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The hotel is close to the beach and the village, where you can find all the restaurants, bars and shops.

The hotel staff is really friendly and create great "caipiroskas".

The rooms are comfortable and clean and the pool area is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Positioning : Small, cousy, friendly family hotel. I am biased since we have spent six consecutive New Years here. Located at Costa do coco in a community with highly deveoped sustanable policies.Guaranteed sun. Beautiful beaches to swim at fantastic temperatures, ideal to relax and do aquatic sports. 50 mts from a Charming Place Village witth a good number of very good restaurants. If you want a gym, there are at least three in town. The hotel picks you up at the airport and only a 50 km nice drive to the Pousada. Safe, attracts good people and couples of all ages. Many Germans, French and Brazilians from all parts. Located in a safe, protected and ' simpatico " condominium and 100 mt walk to the beach within the beautiful houses. The owner Mr Marcos Zarpellon so called by his ex colleagues as THE LENDA. He came from the Agribusiness market and has a post employee story worth listening. He is a case study of Lifestye work success

Room Tip: Speak to Virginia....any one
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Porto Zarpa Hotel was simply beautiful, close to the shopping, restuarants, and Projecta Tamar, also only 5 mins walk to the beach. The rooms are very compfy, and made even better is the pool side room with a view. The food, (although eating is generally done in the streets of praia do Forte) is of good quality, esp. the breakfasts of typical Bahia food. My only problem was the bar closing to early in the evening after you come back from dinner, however this just gives you more of an excuse to hit the streets again and enjoy a nice cold 1L beer (Skol of course) at a bar somewhere.
overall, FANTASTIC.....

Room Tip: Get a Poolside room...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our recent trip to Brazil was nothing short of brilliant, while at Praia do Forte, about an hour and a half north of Salvador, we stayed at the Porto Zarpa hotel.
I would highly reccomend the stay, the rooms are very compfy and if you have a pool side room, you get a view as well. Only 5 minutes from the beach, close to the best little fishing village with great shopping, stalls and resturants, plus some entertainment in the evening, and close to the Turtles as well.
The only problem i had with the hotel was that the bar closed to early by the pool, however this just gave us more of an excuse to back into the street to find a nice little bar to enjoy a beer (Skol of course) or 2. The atmosphere of the whole place was just magnifficent, beautiful.
Although not much English was spoken at the hotel, this was no issue, patience is the key, remember we dont speak much Portugeuse either...cheers and enjoy....

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2011

This hotel has a good vibe and is recommended if you aren't looking for high end. The place has a friendly set-up, the rooms are large, clean and the airco is modern. Good wifi is free. The beach is not far, and there is a small swimmingpool for a quick dip to escape the heat of the sun. Breakfast was one of the best during our three weeks in Brazil. The restaurant offers a decent lunch, but the village of Praia do Forte has a restaurant for every taste.
This village (60km north of Salvador) is a kind of eco-compound with hotels, pousadas, restaurants, many shops and large condo's. The distance between Porto Zarpa and the shop/restaurant-street is a three minute walk (and safe). The hotel-staff is very friendly. English is not Chinese here, if you know what I mean. We were sad that we had to leave this happy place after one night. Three or four days would have been great. Also for children.
Last but not least, visit in Praia do Forte theTamar project (near the church at the beach). You help to preserve turtles in the oceans.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Porto Zarpa Hotel
Address: Rua da Aurora Cond. Porto das Baleias, Praia do Forte, State of Bahia 48280-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Praia do Forte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Praia do Forte
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Praia do Forte
#7 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
#8 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Porto Zarpa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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