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Discover the Tambau Hotel, beach resort located in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba's state capital city, and 'the second greenest city in the world'. A picture-perfect family beach resort and tropical vacation destination, Tambau Hotel offers 173 guest accommodations, each with a lovely ocean or lush tropical garden view. Since the beach resort is right on the beach, superior rooms with veranda at Tambau Hotel feature unique and magnificent seashore or cruise feel with ocean breezes and smooth waves.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Marina View
Great View
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I cannot say that I agree with the recent reviews shown on my right; I quite liked this hotel. The room was small but okay. I didn't really understand the floorplan of the bathroom, however– The door swung inward and could barely clear the shower or toilet cramped beyond it. The
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Response from Gerencia T, Diretor de vendas at Tambau Hotel
Responded 6 Sep 2018
Olá! Agradecemos por nos avaliar. Buscamos constantemente aprimorar a qualidade de nossos serviços, por isso os seus comentários são de extrema importância para nós. Pedimos desculpa pelo transtorno relatado quanto à acomodação, e esperamos em breve recebê-la novamente em nosso hotel. Atenciosamente, Equipe Tambaú Hotel.
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Maybe this was a 4 Star Hotel decades ago but it is in desperate needed of modernisation. Rooms were extremely basic. Ours had a few small ants in, and the toilet continuously smelled of urine. We asked this to be rectified a couple of times but the smell wouldn’t disappear.
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I stayed here a while ago and my stay was so bad, that after complaining to the management, they offered me a free stay. When I wanted to arrange the stay, the current manager, Vanessa, returned my call after leaving many messages, one month later! She had me contact the
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Great location, at the beach in a good district of Joao Pessoa. It is a dated structure, the air conditioner is under-dimensioned, the bathroom could be cleaner, cheap bath products and towels. Staff is very kind and works hard to overcome hotel limitations.
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Response from Teresa D, Gerente de relações com clientes at Tambau Hotel
Responded 20 Mar 2017
Dear Mr. Ivan T, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our Hotel. We are constantly seeking to improve our quality, therefore, feedback from our guests is very valuable to us. We inform that, currently, our Hotel is undergoing a gradual restauration of its facilities, due to our proximity to the ocean, which imposes special care. This process occurs in a slow speed so that our guests do not feel disturbed, and approximately 75% of our rooms have already been completely renewed. We hope for the opportunity to have you as our guest again soon, in your next visit to João Pessoa. Kind regards, Fernando Souza General Manager Tropical Hotel Tambaú Tropical Hotel & Resorts Brasil
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It was not at all like a 4* star hotel, maximum 2 or 3*, I was really upset for choosing this hotel and why in all internet it is mentioned as best hotel in Joao pessoa, it was really old, not reconstructed or refurnished since 1964, I think. the rooms was not clean and in the
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Tambáu Hotel
frente do quarto
Armário mofado, quarto mais parece uma pousada, lustre super sujooo
Vista externa
20 reales por día.
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A piscina realmente fechas as 18:00 h?
Sim a piscina fecha as 18:00 hs
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Pontos negativos: prédio antigo, os banheiros dos quartos não tem ventilação. As 18 horas a piscina está fechada. Pontos positivos: Excelente localização. O café da manhã é bom. Utilizei o restaurante no jantar, o serviço a La carte e fui super bem atendida com os garçons extremamente gentis. as janelas dos quartos dão para a praia e o fundo do hotel já é a praia. Espero ter ajudado de alguma forma
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Olá A reforma está prevista pra acabar quando?
Boa tarde! Não vi nenhum informátivo nas dependências do hotel sobre o término da reforma, porém no meu ponto de vista existe melhores hotéis em João Pessoa, de uma olhada nos hotéis que ficam no bairro de Cabo Branco, lá tem excelentes hotéis na orla e com um preço bem abaixo do cobrado pelo Tambaú. Me hospedei no Tambaú pensando que seria uma estrutura de resort, porém me decepcionei bastante.
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"Avoid the ones with a dangerous bathroom as described above."
"Ask for a renovated room and an ocean-view."
"No good rooms, all are old fashion, the price value is not good, it is 2* hotel."
"All the rooms are Old fashioned, but some rooms with sea view are relatively better, like 3* hotels standards."
"Get an Ocean view room on the second Floor!"
US$84 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
tropical tambau joao pessoa
BrazilState of ParaibaJoao Pessoa
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