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Manary Praia Hotel
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Reviewed 11 April 2009

Great location right in front of the beach. The rooms are spotless and spacious. Staff are super friendly and the service is excellent. Great breakfast. Very good restaurant. A really superb experience.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2008

Manary Praia Hotel, Natal

We holidayed at this hotel from 28th December to 10th January 2008.

The flight from London Gatwick with Thomsonfly was excellent.

The airport in Natal is small, and there were hold-ups getting through passport control. Luggage also took a long time to come through. You need the patience of a saint!

The journey from the airport to the hotel took approx 30 minutes.

The Manary Praia Hotel is a small 3 story hotel with 24 rooms. It is a family run hotel. The family obviously love it as it shows in the excellent attitudes of the staff and the quality of the furnishings. The hotel is situated on a small plot with roads on two sides. The road which runs along the side of the hotel goes down directly to the beach and is only used for parking by surfers and beach goers.

The front of the hotel sits on a road which is used by coaches etc to transport guests to and from hotels. The road is not especially busy but if you are staying in a room at the front of the hotel or the side you can hear some traffic.

The entrance to the hotel is through sliding glass doors into a small reception area. This is extremely well decorated as is the whole hotel. The receptionists are helpful and knowledgeable about the area, especially local restaurants.

We found the hotel spotlessly clean, and very well maintained. The décor is calm and relaxing with a boutique feel to it. The owners are collectors of nick knacks which are displayed around the hotel extremely tastefully.

We didn’t feel that the hotel would be suitable for the disabled as there is no lift and the whole resort is built on very steep hills. There is a business area containing two PC’s for internet access. You can purchase a card at reception for use. There was also free wireless internet around the bar and pool area. There is internet access available in the bedrooms but we did not test this. Reception will supply a cable to connect your laptop.

All the hotel staff were helpful and had a happy demeanor. They seem to enjoy working here; nothing was too much trouble.

There is no main lounge as in large hotels but there is a small lounge area within the breakfast area. This area has a good collection of books to borrow and some wonderful coffee table books to peruse about Brazil and the Natal region. The breakfast area is on the lower floor on the same level as the pool, restaurant and bar area. This floor is the hub of the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel is between 6am and 10am daily. There is a good selection of freshly squeezed juices (many local), fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, cheese, meats and bread. There are also scrambled eggs, hot sausage etc. The coffee is Brazilian and excellent.

The pool itself is relatively small with a children’s pool alongside. The pool was never too full while we were there. The area surrounding is mostly paved, with some grass and trees forming a small garden area. The area directly outside the breakfast room has marble topped tables which run along past the main bar and restaurant area to the wooden fencing which looks down to the beach. On the beach side of the pool overlooking the beach there are approx 7 sun beds with umbrellas.

The hotel provides sun beds and umbrellas for the beach in front of the hotel. You need to speak to the attendants who will set you up on the beach for the day free of charge. Pool and beach towels are available from a basket in the bar. Used towels go in the laundry basket by the pool area at the end of the day. There is no beach service (bar) from the hotel but there are areas on the beach where you can get beer and soft drinks.

Food in the hotel was the best we found in the area. The menu had a good selection of fish and meat dishes and had a good range of appetizers for lunch such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, snacks on sticks and nibbles. The restaurant is open to the pubic and is used during the day by business people to entertain. Even if you are not staying at this hotel its worth eating here one evening, it’s that good. The food is slightly more expensive than some of the restaurants in Ponta Negra but the taste and quality is worth it. The hotel also has a good wine list.

Wine is considered expensive in Brazil about £10 to £15 per bottle. The price of beer (larger) ranged in price from around 2 Reals from the beach vendors upwards depending on the selection.

Our bedroom was at the side of the hotel overlooking the road and parked cars. We got used to it during out stay but would have preferred a sea front view. We booked ten months before departure and were unable to secure a sea front view. All balconies have a hammock and this was wonderful to use.

Our room was compact but contained everything we needed. There was a fridge containing a mini bar which had ample space for our water purchases. The room also had a flat screen TV, air conditioning and ceiling fan. The bathroom had a large walk in shower (plenty big enough for two) and constant hot water.

This really is a lovely hotel and a first class restaurant. I would highly recommend it if you are staying in Natal.

The hotel is situated in Ponta Negra - a small resort area about 20 minutes from the centre of Natal. Ponta Negra was once a small village that has been expanded (and is still expanding) for tourism. The area around the hotel is charming and has a residential feel about it. However the main tourist area where the restaurants are situated is tacky and has a run down feel about it. There are a lot of high rise buildings going up in the resort giving it an American feel.

The beach is well maintained and cleaned daily by a team of cleaners who go up and down picking up discarded rubbish and coconuts. The beach gets especially busy at the weekends when the local people turn out to top up their tans. There is a constant stream of peddlers going up and down the beach selling a variety of foods, clothing, hats, sunglasses, dresses, fruit, drinks etc but they are not too intrusive or pushy. At the weekends you do get the beggers be warned.

The sea is often rough and popular with surfers. I’m not sure it’s suitable for the very young unless supervised because of the large waves.

There is a promenade which runs along most of the Ponta Negra beachfront and separates the hotels and apartments from the beach. This is excellent to walk along to take in the atmosphere as it runs right through Ponta Negra to the sand dunes but be warned there are pot holes where the paving has broken up.

Ponta Negra itself doesn’t have much to offer. There are a few shops but you would be better going to one of the art and craft centres to get a better selection of goods. The restaurants in Ponta Negra are varied and we didn’t find any that we really liked. We found the food rather bland and tasteless on the whole. The seafood was good and generally came in garlic or some seasoning but the same can’t be said for the pasta dishes.

Within Punta Negra we preferred the Salsa Bar Street for restaurants; in fact we preferred this area to downtown Ponta Negra completely. This is a street of restaurants located at the back of Punta Negra. If you didn’t know it was there you would never venture down it.

Within walking distance or a short taxi-ride there are a couple of shopping malls: Praia Shopping and Medway Mall. Praia is the smaller of the two and is nearer the hotel. A Post office and Bureau de Change are situated here. There are retail outlets and supermarkets situated along the major roads from the airport to Punta Negra.

Within Natal itself, there isn’t very much to see apart from the fort, an old prison (which is now a shopping centre) and the Saturday fruit, vegetable and animal market. This can all be seen on a Thomson half-day Excursion and once done, there is not much need to ever go into the centre of Natal again.

We did take a day trip down the coast to Pipa. It’s a wonderful village and surrounding area, very picturesque with amazing beaches and interesting shops. It has a very Ibiza in the 1970’s feel to it. Whilst in Pipa we took a boat trip which included sighting dolphins. Pipa is definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2007

Great experience, spacious, clean rooms, great breakfast, private beach, pool, superb decor inside, extremely friendly and helpful staff and nice little souvenir shop indeed. Must be one of the best hotels in the increasingly popular Ponta Negra area which is a base for great exploration of beautiful lakes and sand dunes as well. Very well located to all the restaurants and entetainment on the promenade. A superb experience.

Stayed: February 2007
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