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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Overall, I had a great stay at Hotel Portaló. There are some elements to the hotel that make it a wonderful place to stay. It is one of the few hotels in the town that gets a view of the sunset, and the hotel capitalises on this with its pool and lively bar, both of which look out across the... More 

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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Hotel Portalo is suffering for the same blight that is affecting much of the island of Morro de Sao Paulo. Increased popularity and tourist numbers are driving down standards to the lowest common denominator. No doubt once this hotel was a fine place. Nice little bungalows terraced up steep green hillsides and overlooking a sparkling sea. Whats not to like?... More 

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Thank Funkysmurfy
Sao Paulo, SP
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were a group (family) of 7 members, sharing a comfortable chalet (one private room, 3 teenagers on the ground floor and 2 at the "2nd floor"); the only difficulty was having only one bathroom; the view (from the chalet) was beautiful; service was great (room service, reception and the pool staff); we weren't bothered by the port noise. Wifi... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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118 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Hotel Portalo is marketed as one of the luxury hotels on Morro Sao Paulo. Although the photos look nice, they don't tell the true story. The hotel is located on the harbour. Boats start making loud horn noises around 6:30 am and this goes on throughout the day. Starting in the late afternoon, the hotel has a DJ that blasts... More 

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Goettingen, Germany
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Morro de Sao Paulo is beautiful. Start point is the harbour. Lot of boats and people coming day and night and most time musik. Whow want's the best view and is not senstive to noise, will have a beautiful view on the harbour and a beautiful stay in this hotel. We are a family from Germany and staied there for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Overlooking the harbour, set in beautiful gardens, wonderful friendly staff we loved this place. Stayed in the Fernando Pessoa chalet which is set up the hill and so a bit away from the rooms pool area which has music every evening so probably a bit of noise. From the bed you can see the sea, end the day on the... More 

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Thank thennigan
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2015

My husband and I had an amazing experience staying at Portalo for our honeymoon. The staff prepared a surprise for us decorating the room with local flowers, making our day even more special. The maids ensured our room was immaculate on a daily basis and the receptionists were very friendly and also extremely helpful. All activities inside of the hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Great hotel - possibly it's best quality is it's location - right next to the port which means you can easily carry your bags to the hotel rather than hire help! Staff very helpful and friendly. Reception great for recommendations. Relaxing place to stay. Beautiful view from our terrace balcony overlooking the sea. Pool good for the sunset. Would stay... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

The hotel itself is beautiful and clean, with the best sunset view in Morro de Sao Paulo, but their service is extremely slow and poor. We went there in the low season, and that might explain such bad service. Half of the staff we met were really friendly and helpful, but the other half seemed to simply hate their job.... More 

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Salvador, BA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I've been in Morro de Sao Paulo several times and I can assure you there's no place better to stay in than the Hotel Portalo. This one is the best place to stay in, unless you want to stay in a calm place (without people noise almost), which you can get staying at 4th and 5th beach, only. My opinion... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Portalo stay when you arrive in Morro, chalets with balcony, sea view, waterfall, and wet bar in the swimming pool, wet sauna, internet wireless, water sports like windsurf, kitesurf, hobby-cat Tiger 18 feet, water ski for beginners and professionals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Portalo

Address: Ladeira da Igreja, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia 45428-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Ilha de Tinhare > Morro de Sao Paulo
Price Range: £83 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Portalo 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Hotel Portalo Morro De Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Morro de Sao Paulo
#8 Family Hotel in Morro de Sao Paulo
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“If wifi is important in your room, you will need to stay close to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Christian_Taylor, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Up hill is more distance to the noise.”
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 of 5 bubbles JoergRausch, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Pay the little extra and upgrade to one of the chalets up the hill - you will not regret it”
 of 5 bubbles thennigan, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“get any apartment for a great view”
 of 5 bubbles D8683EAmariab, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Choose the rooms called "chalé"”
 of 5 bubbles hudsoncss, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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