We came here for a family holiday and had a nice time. The kids absolutely loved it! Nice pools and the staff that organised activities for the kids were great. Our kids also loved the evening shows! However, they don't speak much portuguese yet so it was difficult for them to join in the activities.
Location was also really good. Plus have to mention an amazing in-house photograper. He took some fantasic pictures of our kids playing on the beach.
I thought the hotel itself and the service was average. All the staff were nice enough, but the hotel seemed under-staffed and everyone was a bit stressed. We had to wait ages for food (and even drinks) at luchtime. I also thought the food was pretty poor, and to be honest this partly ruined the experience we had at the hotel. With 3 young children it was quite a big operation to travel into Porto de Galhinas for a meal, so we ended up eating at the hotel quite a lot even though we didn't like the food. The ala carte menu was in general a bit better than the evening buffet. The food was also really, really salty. But we think so about restaurant meals in Brazil in general, so shouldn't be too hard on the hotel for this one.
This is also not a great hotel to stay at if you don't speak any portuguese. We live in Rio at the moment and I have had lessons for a few months, so I know a little bit. But nevertheless, I didn't feel like the staff were trying that hard to understand. Intead some of them seemed to get a bit annoyed when I prononced words wrong and I was even laughed at a few times. This is a bit unusual, as everywhere else people have been extremely supportive and helpful when I've been trying to speak portuguese.
Bottom line is that I think the main problems we had with the place were due to cultural diffences (food, language) and that I maybe wouldn't reccomend it to the average english-speaking tourist.
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- Pontal De Ocapora Hotel Porto De Galinhas
- Pontal De Ocapora Porto Galinhas
- Pontal De Ocapora Porto De Galinhas, Brazil