Start with the positives. Fantastic views of the sea and surrounding area, good location to either walk into Centro or the local beach. Communal facilities also good and staff generally friendly although very few, if any speak communicative english. You can muddle through though and given we speak no Portuguese it's tough to criticise.
Negatives: if you're offered room 1, turn it down. It is not a superior room, in fact it is tiny and tired looking, the only truth about it is that it has a sea view. If booking on booking.com book a 3 bed apartment if you wish something of slightly better quality. We ended up in room 22, considerably better but also R$400 extra for 5 nights. It's decor was still tired and the bathroom felt dirty and could've done with being ripped out and replaced! Also dead mosquito marks all over the ceiling and mould around the shower seal and the bathroom ceiling. It seems the rooms generally need updating and freshening up. The AC was also above the bed and so room at night was either v hot or v cold.
The most disappointing aspect of the whole stay was the welcome and general attitude of the Alice (I assume she is the owner or manager). We'd had a long trip from Iguassu, there was a storm going on and we didn't even get a 'Hello' or a 'How's your trip' basic manners when you work in hospitality. Also on departure she wasn't even bothered to ask how our stay was. She wasn't necessarily rude, but lacks personal skills in abundance.
If it wasn't for the friendliness of the other staff I'd have marked it a 1, Alice really brings the vibe of the whole place down.
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