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Review of Arandu Pousada

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Arandu Pousada
Ranked #19 of 108 Porto de Galinhas B&B and Inns
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“A gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2009

I travelled to Porto de Galinhas last March. Among all the hotels and pousadas I found on internet, I selected Arandu Pousada hesitating about my decision because I couldn't find any information or comments on line other than their appealing pics on their website. [--]
When I arrived to Recife, I meet the driver that the Pousada send to pick me up. As soon as I passed the main door, I realized the place was exactly as it was shown on their site! Even the front desk guy was there!
I booked a single room that was spacious, comfortable with a double bed on the 3th floor and had an awesome sea view. The bathroom was also good. The pool looked clean but I never used it because I rather spend my time at the beach. Breakfast (included) was small but good, with fruits, yogurt, milk, coffee, breads and eggs or tapioca upon request (not hotcakes or cereals). The hotel's staff was pleasant all the time, smiling people, very caring and helpful! Internet access is free, there aren’t phones in the rooms but you can use the one at the reception.
The path to the beach had palms on both sides that make the short walk even more special. The beach was wide, clean, the water was always warm. The village was just to a 10 minutes walking along the beach, it was pretty safe to walk even in the nights but if you are too tired you can take a 3 minutes cab ride.
It was a great stay for a worthy rate and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet, pleasant and cheap place to stay at Porto de Galinhas.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2009

Arandu is a 10 minutes footwalk from the center of the small town of Porto de Galinhas and a 50 meters footwalk from the beach. The location is perfect as the village center is quite busy and noisy. Arandu is, however, quiet and relaxing. Furthermore, the accomodations in the village center do not look very inviting, with few exceptions, compared with Pousada Arandu.

The Pousada has some 15 rooms and the ambient is nearly family-like. You will find the owners at the reception during the day and they will chat with you and give you any information needed. If they can't help you, they will do a short phone call and ask somebody who can give the information you request.

The rooms are spacy and clean and the aircondition is silent (in contrast to most other places in Brasil where I have been). The rooms are cleaned daily.

The breakfast buffet is nice and the choice is good although not as vast as in big hotels. If you ask, you are able to receive many additional dishes for breakfast like freshly made scrambled eggs (not like in other places, where the egg might be kept warm during hours) and national dishes like tapioca.

The pousada does not have a restaurant but you can get warm snacks during the whole day. There is also a bar. Snacks and drinks are very priceworthy, even the beers you take out of the minibar/fridge in your room. Most restaurants are located in the town center of Porto de Galinhas. A dance club can be found some 5 minutes from the pousada.

The pool is small and clean. It is, however, closed during the night for cleaning. They do chemical tests regularly to check the quality of the water.

Internet is available on a computer at the reception and is free.

Porto de Galinhas is a nice place as it has a reef and natural pools very close to the beach. These things can be enjoyed best during low tide. A schedule regarding the high and low tide is available at Arandu. Furthermore several trips such as buggy trips and trips to nearby beaches are available in Porto de Galinhas. Porto de Galinhas is about 1 hour from Recife. There are, however, only the local busses (stopping everywhere) and taxis (expensive) to get there. Something like a minivan or express bus does not exist. So calculate either enough time or enough money for a trip to Recife, if you want to go there.

The prices for the rooms are good. They were among the lowest during the carneval period and still, the quality of the accomodation is high. So we can only recommend a stay in Pousada Arandu.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Arandu Pousada
Address: PE 09 Km 8,4 Merepe | Quadra F2 - Lote1, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Ipojuca > Porto de Galinhas
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Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #19 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Porto de Galinhas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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