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Hotel-Pousada Porto da Lua
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Praia do Forte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 16, 2009

Just returned from a 6 night stay in Praia do Forte, my wife and I couldn't have picked a better place to stay than Porto da Lua. The location as stated in other reviews is perfect! It is situated right on the beach and within 5-10 minutes walking distance to town. The entire staff most notably Mara and Weydson left a permanent mark in our minds that we will never forget, they really went above and beyond to make our stay just perfect.
Lobby - Clean, rustic.
Rooms - Honeymoon Suite, large, wrap around balcony, seating area with small bar, old school CRT TV with only 3 channels(could use a satellite here), hammock on balcony, large bed with curtains draped around it, walk in shower (hot water was out for a few days, they use solar panels to heat the water which had a problem but it was fixed within 3 days and they gave us a credit which we greatly appreciated), overall very nice.
Property - Well groomed, back of pousada facing Atlantic Ocean, had numerous lounge chairs for use, some covered by bamboo umbrellas, a great place to relax or get some sun.
Food - Outstanding, all of it! They cook with love and you can taste it! Breakfast was over the top every day with new items and things we never had before. Tea Time(every day at 4PM) was also a pleasure, the coffee was great and they put out sweets again which we really enjoyed.
Bar - Weydson took us in like we were his family, he mixed up some delicious drinks and we became close friends that I hope will remain for a lifetime! You are a good soul Weydson!
Staff - There was not one unhappy face working there. Everybody seemed to enjoy their job, interacting with guests and some speak English.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

this is a no frills pousada but the location just in front of the beach is a huge plus. i enjoyed admiring the moon rise and sun rise from the comfort of the hammock at the balcony of the room.

the pousada has deck chairs in the small garden facing the beach for those who want to do some sun tanning.

the receptionist can speak English so don't worry if you can't speak fluent Portuguese.

about 10min walk away is the turtle conservation and cluster of restaurants, shops and bars.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2009

You have great view with sound and feel of the ocean. It’s quite, peaceful place, but only a few minutes walk to the village with shops and restaurants and night life. I enjoyed the giant sea turtle aquarium that is right on the ocean about 300M from the hotel, it would be must see for kids. Eating in the hotel can also be habit forming with interesting menu and carefully prepared dishes. It not a place to spend time watching TV. Take a good book and expect to find a very friendly staff. Make sure that you meet the owner who is very nice Swiss man who has had several other successful careers.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

My family and I just returned from a wonderful stay at this great little hotel. We have an 11-month old baby and a 3-year old and the staff were absolutely wonderful, so helpful and kind. The location is great, the view is magnificent and the food at the restaurant is superb. I highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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5  Thank LoveVacation_9
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Reviewed November 28, 2007

Last week we've stayed a few days in Praia do Forte, in Pousada Porto da Lua. A great spot, at the beach. Rooms are quite big, very clean, with everything you need, even a balcony with hammock! The bathroom is quite simple. The hospitality is great, we felt very welcome and looked after. The center of Praia do Forte is only 5 minutes away.
Breakfast and afternoon tea are included in the room-rate and are both fine. The food you can order from the menu for lunch or dinner is quite expensive.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with friends
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: January 2018, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel-Pousada Porto da Lua

Address: Rua Praia do Forte, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Praia do Forte
#5 Romantic Hotel in Praia do Forte
#5 Family Hotel in Praia do Forte
Price Range: $172 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel-Pousada Porto da Lua 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porto da Lua is the only Hotel right on the beach and is a model of splendid tropical architecture. We have 26 very comfortable rooms, 22 of them with a spectacular view over the ocean and the reef. The constant, lovely and fresh breeze from the ocean makes the tropics here at Hotel Porto da Lua even more relaxing. There are also some special suites - one of them with almost 100 m2. ... more   less 
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Pousada Porto Da Lua Hotel Praia Do Forte
Hotel-Pousada Porto Da Lua Praia Do Forte, Bahia

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