This last Carnival (2012) has been the second time my family and I have been to D. Pedro Laguna. it seems that the team is better trained and efficient but do not raise your expectations too high - sometimes it takes forever for a waiter to come get your drink order either at the bar or at the restaurant... my wife mentioned it would be worth the management setting sales targets for the team in order to motivate them reach more customers throughout the day (at least at the pool...). We were pretty happy with the upgrade we got ending up at a villa instead of an apartment. The infrastructure remains spotless and in excellent shape. I agree with the comments from "clara 50" on this hotel: You have no alternatives for shopping or anything else in this hotel unless you take a cab and go somewhere else and the prices for food and drink at the hotel are outrageous - the food buffet at the pool restaurant is too expensive for what it offers! Not at all worth it. If you are in a party of 4, it is worth paying R$150 for a buggy and go to any beach restaurant nearby with a much larger alternative of sea food and still pay less in the end! Another opportunity area is the grill/past buffet at the white restaurant which could never keep up with the number of clients - definetely not prepared for a full house. You have to wait up to 10 min in line to be served a simple plate of pasta!!!
On the other hand there is a good availability of fresh towels at the pool.
Beware of the cars and quad bikes cruising at the beach - especially if you have children! Drivers do not respect any speed limit and may be a hazard to your safety!
This is definetely the hotel to go if you are looking for isolation and have no problem with waiting long times to be served.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dom Pedro Laguna Beach resort & golf Its privileged location makes it a true paradise between the beach of Marambaia and the only 18 holes golf course in the state of Ceará, in perfect harmony with nature, and integrated in the luxury Aquiraz Riviera Eco-Resort. The navigable lagoon, the Villas with private swimming pools and the up standard service are some of the high quality features of the Dom Pedro Laguna, awarded by the 2nd year in World Travel Awards in 2 different categories, “South America’s Leading Beach Resort” and “Brazil’s Best Golf Hotel”. 64 Apartments, 22 Water Villas, 8 Presidential Villas and 8 Royal Villas are connected through a navigable lagoon. The Royal Villas are the most exclusive of the Resort, with private pool and some of them with direct access to the beach. Half-board accommodation regime, breakfast and dinner included. This is one of the most exclusive family resorts in Brazil, with fitness center, outdoor Jacuzzi, tennis court and activities for adults and children (Kids Club with monitors). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dom Pedro Laguna Brazil/Aquiraz, Ceara